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Encourages children to think about an issue, and make decisions for themselves by giving them all the facts.
Animal Rights
Encourages children to think about an issue, and make decisions for themselves by giving them all the facts.
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Animal Rights

by Jillian Powell
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Karl Jaspers, who died in 1969, had a profound impact on 20th-century theology and philosophy. His central thesis called for, among other things, a de-centering of philosophy from its Eurocentric roots and a renewal of its dialogue with other traditions, especially Asian ones. This collection of essays includes unpublished work ...
Philosophical Faith and the Future of Humanity
Karl Jaspers, who died in 1969, had a profound impact on 20th-century theology and philosophy. His central thesis called for, among other things, a de-centering of philosophy from its Eurocentric roots and a renewal of its dialogue with other traditions, especially Asian ones. This collection of essays includes unpublished work by Jaspers himself as well as testimonies to his life and career by colleagues, associates, and translators, some of who knew Jaspers personally. Readers will also find commentary and interpretation by researchers who have explored Jaspers' work for decades, and a biographical account of Jaspers' student Leonard Ehrlich, who handled much of Jaspers' English translation. The book interrogates Jaspers' conceptions of 'philosophical faith', his philosophy of communication, and the prospects for world philosophy in the future. Focusing on philosophical faith, it assesses Jaspers' interpretations of key philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Rosenzweig, as well as examining his personal relationships with Bultmann and Heidegger. Contributors also look at Jaspers' philosophies of religion and history, his hypothesis of the 'axial age' (Achsenzeit), and his contributions to metaphysics, periechontology, and economics. Finally, chapters cover Jaspers' philosophy of communication and world history. The latter are informed by a burgeoning interest in Kantian 'Freiheitphilosophie' that influenced Jaspers, as well as concerns over the future of humanity. These concerns in part account for Jaspers' growing popularity in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central/South America, and Asia. Also included are lucid clarifications of the difference between religious and philosophical faith, and the relevance of certainty, trust, and communication for a future of mankind. Trained as a psychiatrist, Jaspers practiced this profession before becoming a philosopher and thus had a keen insight into the workings of the human mind even as he challenged the philosophical establishment of his time. It is perhaps this depth to his background that adds to the contemporary relevance of his work.
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Philosophical Faith and the Future of Humanity

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Eleven-year-old Nora K. received Jostein Gaarder's Sophie's World as a birthday present, and in it she read about Plato's theory of ideas. One problem especially intrigued her: What about the platonic idea of the dinosaur? Ideas are timeless and cannot die. The dinosaurs, however, became extinct ages ago. Does the ...
The Dead Philosopher's Cafe: An Exchange of Letters for Children and Adults
Eleven-year-old Nora K. received Jostein Gaarder's Sophie's World as a birthday present, and in it she read about Plato's theory of ideas. One problem especially intrigued her: What about the platonic idea of the dinosaur? Ideas are timeless and cannot die. The dinosaurs, however, became extinct ages ago. Does the idea of the dinosaur still exist all the same? Could it ever be that the material world is a dream and time an illusion? Moreover, is there such a thing as free will, or is everything predetermined? Is the soul eternal? Do animals have a consciousness? Is the universe infinite? Is there such a thing as objective truth? Does God exist, and why is there evil in the world? These are some of Nora's questions which prompted her correspondence with Vittorio Hosle, a philosopher by profession, who invents a wonderful philosophical fantasy. Taking the film The Dead Poet's Society as his inspiration, he creates a place where the great philosophers of antiquity and their modern successors can all meet. They gather in the Cafe of the Dead But Ever Young Philosophers and discuss Nora's letters - Parmenides and Socrates, Descartes and Hobbes (whom Nora doesn't like at all), Mac (Machiavelli) and Kant, Nora's patron philosopher Giambattista Vico and Hans Jonas, and many others. The sparks fly from time to time, as the great thinkers squabble quite frequently - no wonder, since conflicting arguments from the entire history of philosophy collide with each other head-on. Nora's letters are intelligent, never precocious, and always imaginative. Vittorio Hosle provides answers which are entertaining but still critical, and he is clearly concerned about not setting his expectations of the child too low. In his afterword on children's philosophy and philosophy with children, he sketches what role philosophy could play in raising children. The correspondence with Nora, an authentic exchange of letters between January 1994 and January 1996, is a lovely document of a philosophical friendship between an adult and a child.
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22.89 USD

The Dead Philosopher's Cafe: An Exchange of Letters for Children and Adults

by Vittorio Hosle, Nora K
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The series Ethics of Sport takes a unique, critical-eye view of the world of sport (both professional and amateur), and uses this perspective to explore the many ways that sport factors into our world. The series uses up to date, recent information, current affairs, and exciting case studies, while providing ...
Ethics of Sport Pack A of 4
The series Ethics of Sport takes a unique, critical-eye view of the world of sport (both professional and amateur), and uses this perspective to explore the many ways that sport factors into our world. The series uses up to date, recent information, current affairs, and exciting case studies, while providing lots of opportunities for students to debate the issues with their classmates.
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112.99 USD

Ethics of Sport Pack A of 4

by Scott Witmer, Lori Hile, Nick Hunter
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Drawing on the methods of conversation analysis and ethnography, this book sets out to examine the epistemological practices of Indo-Guyanese villagers as these are revealed in their talk and daily conduct. Based on over eighty-five hours of conversation recorded during twelve months of ethnographic fieldwork, the book describes both the ...
Talk and Practical Epistemology: The Social Life of Knowledge in a Caribbean Community
Drawing on the methods of conversation analysis and ethnography, this book sets out to examine the epistemological practices of Indo-Guyanese villagers as these are revealed in their talk and daily conduct. Based on over eighty-five hours of conversation recorded during twelve months of ethnographic fieldwork, the book describes both the social distribution of knowledge and the villagers' methods for distinguishing between fact and fancy, knowledge and belief through close analyses of particular encounters. The various chapters consider uncertainty and expertise in advice-giving, the cultivation of ignorance in an attempt to avoid scandal, and the organization of peer groups through the display of knowledge in the activity of reminiscing local history. An orienting chapter on questions and an appendix provide an introduction to conversation analysis. The book makes a contribution to linguistic anthropology, conversation analysis and cross-cultural pragmatics. The conclusion discusses the implications of the analysis for current understanding of practice, knowledge and social organization in anthropology and neighboring disciplines.
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213.86 USD
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Emanuel Derman was a quantitative analyst (Quant) at Goldman Sachs, one of the financial engineers whose mathematical models became crucial for Wall Street. The reliance investors put on such quantitative analysis was catastrophic for the economy, setting off the ongoing string of financial crises that began with the mortgage market ...
Models. Behaving. Badly.: Why Confusing Illusion with Reality Can Lead to Disaster, on Wall Street and in Life
Emanuel Derman was a quantitative analyst (Quant) at Goldman Sachs, one of the financial engineers whose mathematical models became crucial for Wall Street. The reliance investors put on such quantitative analysis was catastrophic for the economy, setting off the ongoing string of financial crises that began with the mortgage market in 2007 and continues through today. Here Derman looks at why people -- bankers in particular -- still put so much faith in these models, and why it's a terrible mistake to do so. Though financial models imitate the style of physics and employ the language of mathematics, ultimately they deal with human beings. There is a fundamental difference between the aims and potential achievements of physics and those of finance. In physics, theories aim for a description of reality; in finance, at best, models can shoot only for a simplistic and very limited approximation to it. When we make a model involving human beings, we are trying to force the ugly stepsister's foot into Cinderella's pretty glass slipper. It doesn't fit without cutting off some of the essential parts. Physicists and economists have been too enthusiastic to acknowledge the limits of their equations in the sphere of human behavior--which of course is what economics is all about. Models.Behaving.Badly includes a personal account of Derman's childhood encounters with failed models--the oppressions of apartheid and the utopia of the kibbutz. He describes his experience as a physicist on Wall Street, the models quants generated, the benefits they brought and the problems, practical and ethical, they caused. Derman takes a close look at what a model is, and then highlights the differences between the successes of modeling in physics and its failures in economics. Describing the collapse of the subprime mortgage CDO market in 2007, Derman urges us to stop the naive reliance on these models, and offers suggestions for mending them. This is a fascinating, lyrical, and very human look behind the curtain at the intersection between mathematics and human nature.
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12.51 USD
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Because of the need to devise systems for electronic communication on the internet, multi-agent computing is moving to a model of communication as a structured conversation between rational agents. For example, in multi-agent systems, an electronic agent searches around the internet, and collects certain kinds of information by asking questions ...
Dialog Theory for Critical Argumentation
Because of the need to devise systems for electronic communication on the internet, multi-agent computing is moving to a model of communication as a structured conversation between rational agents. For example, in multi-agent systems, an electronic agent searches around the internet, and collects certain kinds of information by asking questions to other agents. Such agents also reason with each other when they engage in negotiation and persuasion. It is shown in this book that critical argumentation is best represented in this framework by the model of reasoned argument called a dialog, in which two or more parties engage in a polite and orderly exchange with each other according to rules governed by conversation policies. In such dialog argumentation, the two parties reason together by taking turns asking questions, offering replies, and offering reasons to support a claim. They try to settle their disagreements by an orderly conversational exchange that is partly adversarial and partly collaborative.
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176.140000 USD
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Aimed at students and teachers of World Religions, this study analysis the subject of marriage and family from the point of view of the different faiths, as well as the beliefs underlying them. It produces accurate and broad information for the use of teachers and students of World Faiths, providing ...
Marriage and the Family
Aimed at students and teachers of World Religions, this study analysis the subject of marriage and family from the point of view of the different faiths, as well as the beliefs underlying them. It produces accurate and broad information for the use of teachers and students of World Faiths, providing an insight into the faith and practice of their neighbors and a greater understanding of how it feels to belong to a culture different from their own.'Living Faiths' is a series on Rites of Passage in the major religions of the world, covering Initiation Rites, Death and Marriage and the Family. It is a fascinating exercise in tolerance and understanding. The material available in English for such ceremonies varies greatly in different faiths. For example, Buddhist marriage ceremonies are mainly of recent date and have emerged in the West where such ceremonies are presented here in an English translation probably for the first time. The book is introduced with an essay by Professor Ronald Fletcher on the rapidly changing attitudes to marriage and an assessment of their significance. Janet Trotter follows his essay with a description of the legal problems by ethnic minorities in Britain.
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16.74 USD
Hardback
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