The Realm of Possibility

The Realm of Possibility


Author : David Levithan
Publisher : Text Publishing
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ISBN : 1922182354
Pages : 221 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (922 users)

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Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; two boys pondering their first anniversary; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have. These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices. So, enter their intricately interconnected lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all.


Within the Realm of Possibility

Within the Realm of Possibility


Author : Mokubung O. Nkomo
Publisher : HSRC Press
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ISBN : 9780796921550
Pages : 188 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (921 users)

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Past, present, and future is what this book documents and reveals about higher education in South Africa. Because place and space have contextual effects, the story of university education is told through the experiences of two schools - the University of Fort Hare and the University of the North; they are both similar and different.


The Realm of Possibilities

The Realm of Possibilities


Author : Patricia Haas Stanley
Publisher : University Press of Amer
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Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Possibility and Actuality

Possibility and Actuality


Author : Nicolai Hartmann
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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ISBN : 3110246686
Pages : 524 pages
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Nicolai Hartmann's Possibility and Actuality is the second volume of a four-part investigation of ontology. It deals with such questions as: How do we know that something is really possible? Is the possible only the actual? Is the actual only the possible? What is the difference between ideal and real possibility? This groundbreaking work of modal analysis describes the logical relations between possibility, actuality, and necessity, and it provides insight into the relations between modes of knowledge and modes of being. Hartmann reviews the history of philosophical concepts of possibility and necessity, from ancient Megarian philosophy to Aristotle, to Medieval Scholasticism, to Leibniz, Kant, and Hegel. He explains the importance of modal analysis as a basic investigative tool, and he proposes an approach to understanding the nature of human existence that unifies the fields of ontology, modal logic, metaphysics, and epistemology. This brilliant and fascinating work is relevant to many topics of debate in contemporary philosophy, including the ontology of possible worlds, the metaphysics of modality, the logic of counterfactual conditionals, and modal epistemology. It illuminates the nature of real, ideal, logical, and epistemic possibility.


Singularity and Other Possibilities

Singularity and Other Possibilities


Author : Amihud Gilead
Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004495789
Pages : 266 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

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This book elaborates the author's original metaphysics, panenmentalism, focusing on novel aspects of the singularity of any person. Among these aspects, integrated in a systematic view, are: love and singularity; private, intersubjective, and public accessibility; multiple personality; freedom of will; akrasia; a way out of the empiricist-rationalist conundrum; the possibility of God; and some major moral questions.


Human Embrace

Human Embrace


Author : Ronald L. Hall
Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN : 9780271043098
Pages : 276 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (43 users)

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Starting from S&øren Kierkegaard's insight that fully accepting the human condition requires one to live with the persistent temptation to escape from it, Ronald Hall finds similar concerns reflected in the work of two modern-day philosophers, Stanley Cavell and Martha Nussbaum, who equally find in a philosophy of love and marriage the key to understanding how humans may achieve happiness in the acceptance of their humanity. All three thinkers follow a &"logic of paradox&" in showing how success in the human quest to be human depends crucially on the struggle humans experience with the ever-present opportunities to pursue alternative paths. What Kierkegaard called &"living existentially&" can be achieved only after confronting and refusing the possibilities of living in &"aesthetic,&" &"ethical,&" or even &"religious&" denial of one's true humanity. By creating this dialogue between the nineteenth-century Danish thinker and two eminent twentieth-century philosophers, Hall reveals the continuing relevance of Kierkegaard's thought to our own age and its cogency as an interpretation of the human predicament.


Tao, Nature and Man

Tao, Nature and Man


Author : Yuelin Jin
Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 9811521018
Pages : 315 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (811 users)

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This book presents the research achievements of Jin Yuelin, the first logician and a prominent philosopher in China, who founded a new philosophical system combining elements from Western and Chinese philosophical traditions, especially the concept of Tao. It consists of three sections: the first section interprets Jin’s studies on Chinese philosophy, Russell’s ideology and other general discussions in the field; section 2 includes Jin’s studies on logic, which made him the founding father of modern logic in China; and section 3 presents Jin’s ideas on politics, including his studies on Thomas Hill Green.


Classical Modern Philosophy

Classical Modern Philosophy


Author : Jeffrey Tlumak
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134475616
Pages : 427 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

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Classical Modern Philosophy introduces students to the key philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and explores their most important works. Jeffrey Tlumak takes the reader on a chronological journey from Descartes to Kant, tracing the themes that run through the period and their interrelations. The main texts covered are: Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy Spinoza's Ethics Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding Leibniz's Discourse on Metaphysics and Monadology Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Kant's Critique of Pure Reason Classical Modern Philosophy is the ideal textbook to accompany a course in the history of modern philosophy, but each chapter can also be studied alone as an introduction to the featured philosopher or work. Jeffrey Tlumak outlines and assesses prominent interpretations of the texts, and surveys the legacy of each great thinker.


The Quantum Doctor

The Quantum Doctor


Author : Amit Goswami
Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
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ISBN : 1571746552
Pages : 322 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (571 users)

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The quantum physicist author of The Self-Aware Universe calls for mainstream applications of integrated medicine in the health-care industry, presenting bold interpretations of leading alternative medicines to explain how they can be an effective part of an integrated medical practice. Original.


The Essential Dewey: Volume 2

The Essential Dewey: Volume 2


Author : Larry A. Hickman
Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 0253009006
Pages : 427 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (253 users)

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The second half of the insightful anthology of essays and book chapters from the American technical philosopher. In addition to being one of the greatest technical philosophers of the twentieth century, John Dewey (1859–1952) was an educational innovator, a Progressive Era reformer, and one of America’s last great public intellectuals. Dewey’s insights into the problems of public education, immigration, the prospects for democratic government, and the relation of religious faith to science are as fresh today as when they were first published. His penetrating treatments of the nature and function of philosophy, the ethical and aesthetic dimensions of life, and the role of inquiry in human experience are of increasing relevance at the turn of the twenty-first century. Based on the award-winning thirty-seven-volume critical edition of Dewey’s work, The Essential Dewey presents for the first time a collection of Dewey’s writings that is both manageable and comprehensive. The volume includes essays and book chapters that exhibit Dewey’s intellectual development over time; the selection represents his mature thinking on every major issue to which he turned his attention. Eleven part divisions cover: Dewey in Context; Reconstructing Philosophy; Evolutionary Naturalism; Pragmatic Metaphysics; Habit, Conduct, and Language; Meaning, Truth, and Inquiry; Valuation and Ethics; The Aims of Education; The Individual, the Community, and Democracy; Pragmatism and Culture: Science and Technology, Art and Religion; and Interpretations and Critiques. Taken as a whole, this collection provides unique access to Dewey’s understanding of the problems and prospects of human existence and of the philosophical enterprise. “In the course of his long life, Dewey wrote and published on myriad topics: certainly, and perhaps most importantly to him, on public education, but also—and extensively—on technical philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, logic, aesthetics, religion, science, ethics, and social philosophy. And though neglected by academic philosophers for a time, Dewey’s pragmatic orientation has recently proved influential in the thought of Quine, Putnam, and Rorty, among others. This two-volume collection of essays and book chapters, culled from an earlier 37-volume critical edition of his works, provides for the first time a publication of his writings that is both manageable and comprehensive.” —Library Journal


The Essential Dewey: Ethics, logic, psychology

The Essential Dewey: Ethics, logic, psychology


Author : John Dewey
Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 0253211859
Pages : 445 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (253 users)

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In addition to being one of the greatest technical philosophers of the 20th century, John Dewey was one of America's last great public intellectuals. Based on the award-wining 37-volume critical edition of Dewey's work, THE ESSENTIAL DEWEY presents in two volumes a collection that represents Dewey's thinking on every major issue to which he turned his attention. Vol.


Metaphysics

Metaphysics


Author : Josiah Royce
Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN : 1438418140
Pages : 372 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

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An edited transcript of the great Harvard philosopher Josiah Royce's last year-long course in metaphysics, given at Harvard in 1915-1916.


On Explaining Existence

On Explaining Existence


Author : Nicholas Rescher
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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ISBN : 3110320444
Pages : 134 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (11 users)

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No short book on the explanation of existence can afford the hubris of claiming to accomplish this task. And certainly no such claim can be or is being made here. What is at issue is not—and cannot be—an actual explanation. Rather, what is attempted here is at the very most a rough sketch of the conceptual architecture that an adequate explanation can be expected to exhibit. No more is achieved than a rough and general indication of the direction in which a satisfactory explanation can unfold. A vast amount of detail will have to be filled in to provide a tenable explanation. Only the rough shape that the explanation will have to take is something that one can map out in the basis of considerations of general principles, giving reasons why alternative directions are less promising and how objection to the indicated direction can be removed or mitigated. But the move from a general direction to a specific and detailed pathway calls for more than is—or can be—attempted here.


Fault Lines of Globalization

Fault Lines of Globalization


Author : Hans Lindahl
Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN : 0191511536
Pages : 350 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (191 users)

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The question whether and how boundaries might individuate and thereby be constitutive features of any imaginable legal order has yet to be addressed in a systematic and comprehensive manner by legal and political theory. This book seeks to address this important omission, providing an original contribution to the debate about law in a global setting. Against the widely endorsed assumption that we are now moving towards law without boundaries, it argues that every imaginable legal order, global or otherwise, is bounded in space, time, membership, and content. The book is built up around three main insights. Firstly, that legal orders can best be understood as a form of joint action in which authorities mediate and uphold who ought to do what, where, and when with a view to realising the normative point of acting together. Secondly, that behaviour can call into question the boundaries that determine who ought to do what, where and when: a-legality. Thirdly, that this a-legality reveals boundaries as marking a limit and, to a lesser or greater extent, a fault line of the respective legal order. Legal boundaries reveal ways of ordering the who, what, where, and when of behaviour which have been excluded, yet which remain within the range of practical possibilities accessible to the collective: limits. However legal boundaries also intimate an order which exceeds the range of possibilities accessible to that collective - the fault line of the respective legal order. Careful analysis of a wide range of legal orders, including nomadism, Roman law, classical international law, ius gentium, multinationals, cyberlaw, lex mercatoria, the EU, global regimes of human rights, and space law validates this thesis. What sense, then, can we make of the normativity of the law, if there can be no inclusion without exclusion? Arguing that legal and political theories misunderstand how legal boundaries do their work of including and excluding, the book develops a normative theory of legal order which is alternative to both communitarianism and cosmopolitanism.


Evocative Coaching

Evocative Coaching


Author : Megan Tschannen-Moran
Publisher : Corwin Press
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ISBN : 1071805355
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (71 users)

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Cultivate emotional intelligence and eliminate barriers to coaching success Challenging times demand we change how we teach, and research shows that coaching is the best way to bring about robust change in instructional practice. The second edition of Evocative Coaching helps skillful coaches develop trust and unearth the values and fears that both motivate and block teachers from achieving all that they hope. Using the LEAD (listen, emphasize, appreciate, and design) process, Evocative Coaches take a partnership role, ask questions, and co-create designs. This person-centered, no-fault, strengths-based model is grounded in adult learning theory and positive psychology and emphasizes the emotional intelligence needed to establish trust. The hands-on guide for coaching practitioners works with other coaching models and · is grounded in extensive research · includes real-life vignettes and sample dialogues that bring important principles to life · provides tools designed to invite reflection and help coaches continuously improve With evocative coaching, educators can rise to new heights of ambition and ability and discover new solutions to the complex challenges they face.


Metaphysics of Natural Complexes

Metaphysics of Natural Complexes


Author : Justus Buchler
Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN : 0791497933
Pages : 344 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (791 users)

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During the past two decades Metaphysics of Natural Complexes has exerted a strong a growing influence on the continuing development of contemporary philosophy. This new and expanded edition acknowledges this influence and brings together much material. Included are the previously published articles “On the Concept of ‘the World,’” and “Probing the Idea of Nature,” which Buchler wrote subsequent to Metaphysics of Natural Complexes as extensions and completions of the system. Previously unpublished work on the key concept of contour has also been added. In addition there are excerpts from Buchler’s replies to his critics, a set of editors’ notes to facilitate cross-referencing, and an updated index. This work presents a bold and forceful metaphysics and general ontology. It provides a systematic framework for understanding the broadest features of the world and nature, and for locating our understanding of human nature, selfhood, and society as complexes in and of nature. Buchler’s detailed analysis of identity, ordinality, nature, world, and validation advance our understanding of the basic categories to be used in defining and exploring whatever is. Unlike other contemporary philosophers that confine themselves to narrowly defined problems in hermeneutics or theory of knowledge, Buchler is unrelenting in his drive toward a more encompassing perspective, simultaneously combining interpretive precision with sheer breadth of vision.


The Emergence of Whitehead's Metaphysics, 1925-1929

The Emergence of Whitehead's Metaphysics, 1925-1929


Author : Lewis S. Ford
Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN : 9780873958561
Pages : 372 pages
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A breathtaking detective story, this book charts the adventure of Whitehead's ideas in a remarkably detailed and careful reconstruction of his metaphysical views. Incorporating heretofore unpublished material from students' notes and correspondence, Professor Ford analyzes the order of composition of various portions of Whitehead's books, principally Science and the Modern World, Religion in the Making, and Process and Reality. Ford's reconstructive method is perfectly tailored to his subject, for Whitehead revised by inserting new material rather than altering or deleting the old. Thus Ford is able to date the sequence of the composition of many passages. In distinguishing these layers of articulation, he has pushed the techniques of "higher criticism" beyond anything the French structuralists and deconstructionists have dreamed of and chronicled an extraordinary intellectual biography.