The New Science of Axiological Psychology

Author: Leon Pomeroy

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

View: 568

This book uses scientific validity measures to create empirical value science and a normative new science of axiological psychology by integrating cognitive psychology with Robert S. Hartman's formal theory of axiological science. It reveals a scientific way to identify and rank human values, achieving values appreciation, values clarification, and values measurement for the twenty first century.

Heidegger and the Question of Psychology

Zollikon and Beyond

Author: Mark Letteri

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Psychology

Page: 124

View: 700

In Heidegger and the Question of Psychology: Zollikon and Beyond, Mark Letteri acquaints a broad readership (such as psychotherapists and counselors, not just professional philosophers) with Martin Heidegger’s connections to psychology and related concerns, and offers specialists one of the few monographic treatments of the topic. He provides an accessible and relatively non-technical treatment. Keenly aware of the standard difficulties with Heidegger (whether real or perceived), Letteri endeavors to render the most relevant points in a clear and succinct way. The book serves as a companion to Heidegger’s Zollikon Seminars and Being and Time as it concerns psychological and associated matters.

Social Constructionism in Vocational Psychology and Career Development

Author: Peter McIlveen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 652

"The contemporary world-of-work makes demands upon the field of career development and vocational psychology to ensure that theories and practices retain their relevance amidst the complexity of work and learning in people's lives. Social Constructionism is the emerging paradigm that can reformulate theories and practices of career development that have come before. Social Constructionism opens new perspectives and raises questions about phenomena that have captured the imagination of scholars and practitioners for a century. In this fourth book in the Sense Career Development Series, a host of international authors open the window of Social Constructionism to reveal the challenges that lay ahead in the next generation of research and practice. This little book is ideal for the graduate scholar, researcher, and seriously curious practitioner who seek to understand Social Constructionism, the questions it raises, and how those questions may be answered. Readers will be challenged to think hard, review their assumptions, and see the world of work and learning anew. The rewards are worth the effort."

Science in Culture

Author: Piotr Jaroszyński

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Religion

Page: 314

View: 312

This book tries to uncover science's discoverer and explain why the conception of science has been changing during the centuries, and why science can be beneficial and dangerous for humanity. Far from being hermetic, this research can be interesting for all who want to understand deeper what really conditions the place of science in culture.

A New Kind of Containment

"The War on Terror," Race, and Sexuality


Publisher: BRILL


Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 210

This book addresses “containment” as it relates to interlocking discourses around the “War on Terror” as a global effort and its link to race and sexuality within the United States. The project emerged from the recognition that the events of 11 September 2001, prompted new efforts at containment with both domestic and international implications.

Perspectives in Politics and Discourse

Author: Urszula Okulska

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 107

The volume explores the vast and heterogeneous territory of Political Linguistics, structuring and developing its concepts, themes and methodologies into combined and coherent Analysis of Political Discourse (APD). Dealing with an extensive and representative variety of topics and domains - political rhetoric, mediatized communication, ideology, politics of language choice, etc. - it offers uniquely systematic, theoretically grounded insights in how language is used to perform power-enforcing/imbuing practices in social interaction, and how it is deployed for communicating decisions concerning language itself. The twenty chapters in the volume, written by specialists in political linguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and social psychology, address the diversity of political discourse to propose novel perspectives from which common analytic procedures can be drawn and followed. The volume is thus an essential resource for anyone looking for a coherent research agenda in explorations of political discourse as a point of reference for their own academic activities, both scholarly and didactic. "Politics in today's world consists of almost continuous interconnected talking and writing in a constantly expanding media universe. This comprehensive collection of papers edited by Urszula Okulska and Piotr Cap helps readers to get a hold on the flow of discourse that constitutes politics today. Indispensible for anyone seeking perspectives for understanding the language of politics and research methods for probing beyond the surface."

Organization Development in Healthcare

A Guide for Leaders

Author: Jason Wolf

Publisher: IAP


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

View: 487

In a world saturated with the “how tos” of OD, there is a void of evidence-based resources for both organizational leaders and OD scholar-practitioners to use as a guide while navigating the complex and chaotic environment of healthcare. This handbook has been created to fill this space and provide a resource for this vital audience at a time of great change and greater potential in the healthcare arena. The handbook will focus on the critical nature of OD in healthcare and how it applies in this unique environment; examining its broad use from hospitals to corporate offices and from small systems to multinational corporations. The book will provide research-based, practical processes and methods, while sharing compelling cases of how the compassion and care associated with healthcare is wound tightly with the OD work it encompasses.The handbook will also offer a comprehensive look at the role OD plays in the critical issues and significant changes facing healthcare today. The handbook overall is a small part history and a small part predictions surrounding very practical and applicable uses of OD In healthcare. Through the sharing of engagement processes, revealing outcomes and connecting each concept to a living case of how OD has impacted the healthcare field, this handbook provides a unique resource for OD and HR professionals, healthcare executives, MHA students and the academic community.

Pragmatic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics Volume II

Pragmatics of Semantically-Restricted Domains

Author: Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 405

View: 290

Pragmatics of Semantically-Restricted Domains, the second volume of Pragmatic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics, edited by Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka, gathers papers which partly complement and develop the first volume, Speech Actions in Theory and Applied Studies (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010). Most of the texts collected in this book, representative of advanced independent research and that of an informed exercise in the application of a pragmatic framework, result from the Fourth Symposium on “New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics,” organized at the University of Łódź, Poland, in May 2008. Accepting the inevitable failure of any attempt to pose a strict and clear-cut division between the research area of semantics and that of pragmatics, the volume focuses on pragmatics-oriented analyses of data which are best described as “semantically” limited. While Volume One concentrated on speech as a type of action, the present volume, without denying the inherently actional nature of language use, concentrates on limited contexts. Pragmatic phenomena in semantically-restricted domains are addressed from a variety of both theoretical and applied perspectives. The book is divided in three parts. Part One, “Pragmatics, Politics and Ideology,” gathers seven papers centered on issues pertaining to political linguistics. In Part Two, “The Pragmatics of Humour, Power and the Media,” there are eight papers which explore issues of politeness and modesty, pragmatic aspects of mediated and gendered discourse, or dynamicity of power relation in interaction. Part Three, “Focus on Textual Properties,” concentrates on text, excluding political discourse. It integrates discussions of equivalence and specialized translation, intertextual properties and pragmatically-motivated lexical choices in business communication, in law, and in science.

End Procrastination Now!: Get it Done with a Proven Psychological Approach

Author: William D. Knaus

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional


Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 632

Never miss another deadline! A proven method that defeats procrastination forever by conquering emotions, not time management Procrastination is a serious and costly problem. And time management isn't the solution. Author William Knaus exposes the deep-rooted emotional and cognitive reasons we procrastinate and provides solutions to overcome it. Where other books offer time-management techniques and organizational tips as superficial fixes that don't work in the long run, End Procrastination Now! goes deeper and shows you a three-pronged approach to get off and to stay off the procrastination treadmill. End Procrastination Now! provides you with expert advice on how to stay on track, stay focused, and meet deadlines. Psychologist William Knaus outlines a step-by- step plan to get over procrastination by recognizing its causes, building positive feelings towards what needs to get done, and implementing effective solutions that help you cut bad habits to successfully get more done in less time. You'll learn The natural "causes" for procrastination and how to track and then stop procrastination. New techniques that cut through procrastination barriers that affect work and productivity. To reduce stress caused by procrastination through the unique cognitive, emotional, and behavioral approach. How to build resilience to negative feelings you automatically have towards tasks

Rule of Law, Common Values, and Illiberal Constitutionalism

Poland and Hungary within the European Union

Author: Tímea Drinóczi

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 673

This book challenges the idea that the Rule of Law is still a universal European value given its relatively rapid deterioration in Hungary and Poland, and the apparent inability of the European institutions to adequately address the illiberalization of these Member States. The book begins from the general presumption that the Rule of Law, since its emergence, has been a universal European value, a political ideal and legal conception. It also acknowledges that the EU has been struggling in the area of value enforcement, even if the necessary mechanisms are available and, given an innovative outlook and more political commitment, could be successfully used. The authors appreciate the different approaches toward the Rule of Law, both as a concept and as a measurable indicator, and while addressing the core question of the volume, widely rely on them. Ultimately, the book provides a snapshot of how the Rule of Law ideal has been dismantled and offers a theory of the Rule of Law in illiberal constitutionalism. It discusses why voters keep illiberal populist leaders in power when they are undeniably acting contrary to the Rule of Law ideal. The book will be of interest to academics and researchers engaged with the foundational questions of constitutionalism. The structure and nature of the subject matter covered ensure that the book will be a useful addition for comparative and national constitutional law classes. It will also appeal to legal practitioners wondering about the boundaries of the Rule of Law.


Maximizing Results through Value Creation

Author: Dr. Randy Ross

Publisher: Baker Books


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 877

When it comes to qualities such as passion, enthusiasm, energy, and creativity, the majority of the American workforce could be described as "severely lacking." Too many people just go through the motions, viewing work as something they have to do rather than something they love to do. This translates into lackluster performance, lost opportunities, and a staggering loss of profits. So how does a team leader turn a business-as-usual team into a remarkable one? Remarkable! is an entertaining and enlightening business parable that has the power to turn any team around. Through the humorous and eye-opening story of Dusty, leaders will discover how to build a culture that inspires team members to bring the best of who they are to the table every day. Addressing the three dimensions of culture--values, beliefs, and behaviors--Remarkable! introduces readers to the Four Maxims of Value Creation: creativity, positivity, sustainability, and responsibility. It shows leaders the most effective ways to cultivate these qualities in their team members and how to craft a corporate culture where people can thrive.

Learned Ignorance in the Medicine Bow Mountains

A Reflection on Intellectual Prejudice

Author: Craig Clifford

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 187

View: 432

This book is an apologia for the rooted intellectual against the disdainful condescension of the cosmopolitan intellectual¿an apology in the Socratic sense of the word. It reflects the author¿s Texas rootedness unapologetically and offers a polemical but thoughtful indictment of the intellectual prejudice against rootedness; but it is ultimately about the universal human struggle with origins. Contents List of Illustrations Foreword Acknowledgments and Disclaimers Introduction: Attempts: Philosophy as Essay One: A Good Intellectual Is Hard to Find Two: Mind Forg'd Manacles Three: Running and Being Four: The Queen's English, or That Awful English Language Five: Wine of Wyoming Six: Wit and the Art of Conversation Seven: The Fish Eight: ¿A Minor Regional Novelist¿ Nine: Wana Ten: Culture Vultures Eleven: Centennial Twelve: The Sweet Science and the Competitive Spirit Thirteen: The Halfe Ars'd Angler Fourteen: Blood Sports and Haute Cuisine Fifteen: Bread and Wine Sixteen: Idols of the Academic Theater Seventeen: Westward I Go Free Bibliograpy About the Author Index

The Adventure of Education

Process Philosophers on Learning, Teaching, and Research

Author: Adam Christian Scarfe

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Education

Page: 227

View: 107

This book on process-relational philosophy of education suggests that the notion of Adventure is foundational for the advancement of knowledge. Learning, teaching, and research are best conceived as rhythmic and relational processes, involving curiosity, imagination, valuation, creativity, and self-realization. Thus construed, contemporary educational practices can be revitalized from pedagogies of information retention and the current overemphasis on analytic precision.

What are We to Understand Gracia to Mean?

Realist Challenges to Metaphysical Neutralism

Author: Robert A. Delfino

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Philosophy

Page: 261

View: 848

This book provides a series of challenges to Jorge J. E. Gracia's views on metaphysics and categories made by realist philosophers in the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. Inclusion of Gracia's responses to his critics makes this book a useful companion to Gracia's Metaphysics and its Task: The Search for the Categorial Foundation of Knowledge.

The Vision of Gabriel Marcel

"Epistemology, Human Person, the Transcendent"

Author: Brendan Sweetman

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

View: 561

This book illustrates the profound implications of Gabriel Marcel’s unique existentialist approach to epistemology not only for traditional themes in his work concerning ethics and the transcendent, but also for epistemological issues, concerning the objectivity of knowledge, the problem of skepticism, and the nature of non-conceptual knowledge, among others. There are also chapters of dialogue with philosophers, Jacques Maritain and Martin Buber. In focusing on these themes, the book makes a distinctive contribution to the literature on Marcel.

Evolutionary Ontology

Reclaiming the Value of Nature by Transforming Culture

Author: Josef Šmajs

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

View: 571

This book examines new concept of evolutionary ontology based on the idea of radically different ¿ontic orders¿ ¿ natural and cultural being. It explains how culture evolved out of nature and how it became ¿anti-natural¿. The remedy is seen in the global biophilous reconstruction of culture. The value of the ¿live planet¿ Earth and the ¿subject¿ capable of creative activity and evolution are given fundamental philosophical interpretation.

Necessity and Truthful Fictions

Panenmentalist Observations

Author: Amihud Gilead

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Philosophy

Page: 326

View: 269

This book discovers areas and themes, especially in philosophical psychology, for novel observations and investigations, the diversity of which is systematically unified within the frame of the author¿s original metaphysics, panenmentalism. The book demonstrates how by means of truthful fictions we may detect meaningful possibilities as well as their necessary relationships that otherwise could not be discovered.

Global Community

Global Security


Publisher: BRILL


Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

View: 597

Global security cannot be achieved until people view the world as a global community. Until such time, differences will continue to be perceived as threatening. These perceived “threats” are the primary threat to global security. This volume proposes methods for minimizing the “us versus them” mentality so that we can build a sense of global community.

"The Unconscious in Philosophy, and French and European Literature"

Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century

Author: Fernand Vial

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 404

View: 195

This book traces the idea of the unconscious as it emerges in French and European literature. It discusses the functioning of the normal unconscious mind and provides examples of the abnormal unconscious in poems and literature. Psychiatric cases as they are understood today are illustrated as mirrored in literature describing the functioning of the disturbed mind.