Summary Book Review The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy by Nicholas Bunnin:
Download or read book The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy written by Nicholas Bunnin and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2009-01-27 with total page 788 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy ???The style is fresh and engaging, and it gives a broad and accurate picture of the western philosophical tradition. It is a pleasure to browse in, even if one is not looking for an answer to a particular question.??? David Pears ???Its entries manage to avoid the obscurities of an exaggerated brevity without stretching themselves out, as if seeking to embody whole miniature essays. In short it presents itself as a model of clarity and clarification.??? Alan Montefiore
Summary Book Review Philosophy by Hans Edward Bynagle:
Download or read book Philosophy written by Hans Edward Bynagle and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2006 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A newly reorganized, up-to-date overview of key reference works in philosophy published over the past decade.
Summary Book Review Handbook of Research on Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibilities by Daniel E. Palmer:
Download or read book Handbook of Research on Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibilities written by Daniel E. Palmer and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2015-01-31 with total page 479 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While skeptics once saw the concept of business ethics as an oxymoron, modern businesses are proving them wrong. Success depends not only on educating young professionals about ethical practices, but on the implementation of these practices in all aspects of a company. The Handbook of Research on Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibilities explores the fundamental concepts that keep companies successful in the era of globalization and the internet. Investigating the implementation of best practices and how ethics can be taught to the next generation of business experts, this handbook is an essential reference source for students, academics, business managers, or anyone interested in the increasingly interdisciplinary field of business ethics and its applications in the world today.
Summary Book Review Business Law and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications by Management Association, Information Resources:
Download or read book Business Law and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications written by Management Association, Information Resources and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2015-03-31 with total page 1500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In modern business environments, ethical behavior plays a crucial role in success. Managers and business leaders must pay close attention to the ethics of their policies and behaviors to avoid a reputation-crushing scandal. Business Law and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores best practices business leaders need to navigate the complex landscape of legal and ethical issues on a day-to-day basis. Utilizing both current research and established conventions, this multi-volume reference is a valuable tool for business leaders, managers, students, and professionals in a globalized marketplace.
Summary Book Review The Juvenile Tradition by Laurie Langbauer:
Download or read book The Juvenile Tradition written by Laurie Langbauer and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The Juvenile Tradition' covers the late 18th and early 19th century, drawing on the history of childhood and child studies, along with reception study and audience history to recast literary history.
Summary Book Review African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism by Elvis Imafidon:
Download or read book African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism written by Elvis Imafidon and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Albinism is one of the foremost disability and public health issues in Africa today. It often makes headlines in local, national and international medias and forms the basis for intense advocacy at all levels. This is primarily due to the harmful representations of persons with albinism deeply entrenched in African traditions. These deeply rooted ideologies about albinism in African thought have largely promoted the continuous discrimination, stigmatization, harming, killing, commodification and violation of the human rights of persons with albinism in African places. How has albinism emerged as a thick concept in African traditions? What are these deeply entrenched ideas about the ontology of albinism in African thought? What epistemic injustice has been done to persons with albinism in Africa places? Why do harmful beliefs about albinism still persist in modern African societies? How does the African communalistic ethic justify the harm done against persons with albinism? What is the duty to, and burden of, care for persons with albinism? What peculiar existential challenges do persons with albinism in general and females with albinism in particular face in African societies and how can they be overcome? What can be learnt from the education philosophy of reconstructionism and genetic engineering in improving the wellbeing of persons with albinism? African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism: White Skin, Black Race digs deep into these philosophical questions revealing fascinating but latent aspects of how albinism is understood in African places as a necessary step to take in improving the wellbeing and integrity of persons with albinism in Africa today. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of African philosophy, sociology, African studies and disability studies.
Summary Book Review Chaucer and the Death of the Political Animal by Jameson S. Workman:
Download or read book Chaucer and the Death of the Political Animal written by Jameson S. Workman and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-10-21 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing from classical myth, the history of philosophy, literature, film, music, and painting, Workman connects the artistic claims of Chaucer and tests them against similar gestures in the history of philosophy and literature. What results is a radical retake on Chaucer as a philosopher and poet, upending any preconceived views.
Summary Book Review Exploring Values by Petrus Eko Handoyo:
Download or read book Exploring Values written by Petrus Eko Handoyo and published by BookCountry. This book was released on 2015-12-16 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philosophy studies all reality, all things, and all beings. Philosophy, in general, raises questions everything real. Yet, it always asks about one of the aspects of reality, which becomes our focus of exploration. Philosophy, however, is always “philosophy of” something special, like philosophy of man, philosophy of value, philosophy of nature, and others. This book is concerned with values. It is about philosophy of value, or axiology. What is value? The human life always relates to values. What we hope for as well as what we believe in mostly connect with our values, although we also face physical matters in life. Do we truly pursue the abstract things in life? How do we know we have values? Are values forever related to the good and the sacred? What about the bad, the evil, and the ugly? This book explores the world of values through various axiological standpoints, debates, the problems of values in human life, factual and evaluative judgments, the structure of human values, issues of values in culture, and close personal relationships. This book, finally, motivates us to identify, discover or rediscover our core values by formulating personal axiological perspectives.
Summary Book Review Doing Philosophy Comparatively by Tim Connolly:
Download or read book Doing Philosophy Comparatively written by Tim Connolly and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-12-29 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What standards should we use to evaluate culturally distinct philosophies? What kind of barrier does language or cultural difference pose in our attempts to understand other traditions? How do we avoid our comparisons being biased? Doing Philosophy Comparatively answers these questions by providing a thorough overview of the methodology involved in extending philosophy across linguistic and cultural boundaries. Now revised and updated to showcase the most recent developments in the field, this second edition engages with philosophies beyond the Anglo-European tradition and features: · Examples of cross-cultural philosophy from a wider range of non-Western traditions · Methodological innovations from works of comparative philosophy published in the last decade · Focused exercises for each chapter demonstrating how to interact meaningfully with primary texts and engage with recent debates in comparative philosophy · Updated discussion questions and readings Introducing the main problems, methods, and approaches of comparative philosophy, this new edition shows you how to make informed cross-cultural judgments through reflection and practice. It remains an essential toolkit for the practice of doing comparative philosophy.
Summary Book Review Perspectives on Research Assessment in Architecture, Music and the Arts by Fredrik Nilsson:
Download or read book Perspectives on Research Assessment in Architecture, Music and the Arts written by Fredrik Nilsson and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-02-03 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Research in the creative fields of architecture, design, music and the arts has experienced dynamic development for over two decades. The research in these practice- and arts-based fields has become increasingly mature but has also led to various discussions on what constitutes doctoral proficiency in these fields. The term ‘doctorateness’ is often used when referring to the assessment of the production of doctoral research and the research competence of research students, but in architecture and the arts, the concept of doctorateness has not yet attained a clearly articulated definition. The assessment of quality has been practiced by way of supervising, mentoring and the evaluation of dissertations but much less discussed. This book offers perspectives on how to qualify and assess research in architecture, music and the arts. It creates a broader arena for discussion on doctorateness by establishing a framework for its application to creative fields. The book is grouped into three sections and includes contributions from international experts in the various fields working in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK. The first section offers general frameworks for further conceptualising doctorateness in the fields in question. It is followed by a section that describes and discusses various experiences, concerns and visions on the production and assessment of doctoral research reporting from doctoral programmes in different stages of development. The third section includes future-oriented perspectives on knowledge-building processes, and asks how the ongoing, profound changes in academia could influence the concept of quality in both doctoral process and product. The book presents different perspectives on research assessment practices and developments of relevant criteria in the practice-based and creative fields of architecture and the arts. The contributions propose ways of framing this issue conceptually, show the need for awareness of the specific context and tradition programmes develop and give proposals for various potential trajectories for the future.
Summary Book Review The Relevance of Hegel’s Concept of Philosophy by Luca Illetterati:
Download or read book The Relevance of Hegel’s Concept of Philosophy written by Luca Illetterati and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-12-16 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a systematic treatment of Hegel's concept of philosophy and all of the different aspects related to it, this collection explores how Hegel and his understanding of his discipline can be put into dialogue with current metaphilosophical inquiries and shed light on the philosophical examination of the nature of philosophy itself. Taking into account specific aspects of Hegel's elaboration on philosophy such the scientificity of philosophy as a self-grounding rational process and his explanation of the relationship between philosophy and the history of philosophy, an international line-up of contributors consider: - Hegel's concept of philosophy in general from skepticism, idealism, history and difference, to time, politics and religion - The relation of Hegel's concept of philosophy to other philosophical traditions and philosophers including Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Jacobi - Hegel's concept of philosophy with reference to philosophy's relation to other forms of rationality and disciplines - The relation of Hegel's concept of philosophy to specific issues in present metaphilosophical debates. Reflecting the renewed and widespread interest in Hegel seen in Analytic philosophy and Continental thought, this volume advances study of Hegel's conceptual tools and provides new readings of traditional philosophical problems.
Summary Book Review Words of Wisdom by John W. Carlson:
Download or read book Words of Wisdom written by John W. Carlson and published by University of Notre Dame Pess. This book was released on 2012-01-16 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like their predecessors throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have emphasized the importance of philosophy in the Catholic intellectual tradition. In his encyclical Fides et ratio (1998), John Paul II called on philosophers “to have the courage to recover, in the flow of an enduringly valid philosophical tradition, the range of authentic wisdom and truth.” Where the late pope spoke of an “enduringly valid tradition,” Jacques Maritain and other Thomists often have referred to the “perennial tradition” or to “perennial philosophy.” Words of Wisdom responds to John Paul's call for the development of this tradition with a much-needed dictionary of terms. As a resource for students in colleges, universities, and seminaries, as well as for teachers of the perennial tradition and interested general readers, Words of Wisdom occupies a unique place. It offers precise, yet clear and understandable accounts of well over a thousand key philosophical terms, richly cross-referenced. It also explains significant terms from other philosophical movements with which Thomism (and the Catholic intellectual tradition more generally) has engaged—either through debate or through judicious and creative incorporation. Moreover, it identifies a number of theological and doctrinal expressions to which perennial philosophy has contributed. Finally, it provides a comprehensive bibliography of works by Aquinas in English, expositions and discussions of perennial themes, and representative examples from the writings of all philosophers and theologians mentioned in dictionary entries.
Summary Book Review Dialogue and Doxography in Indian Philosophy by Karl-Stéphan Bouthillette:
Download or read book Dialogue and Doxography in Indian Philosophy written by Karl-Stéphan Bouthillette and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-03-10 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book fully dedicated to Indian philosophical doxography. It examines the function such dialectical texts were intended to serve in the intellectual and religious life of their public. It looks at Indian doxography both as a witness of inter- and intra-sectarian dialogues and as a religious phenomenon. It argues that doxographies represent dialectical exercises, indicative of a peculiar religious attitude to plurality, and locate these ‘exercises’ within a known form of ‘yoga’ dedicated to the cultivation of ‘knowledge’ or ‘gnosis’ (jñāna). Concretely, the book presents a critical examination of three Sanskrit doxographies: the Madhyamakahṛdayakārikā of the Buddhist Bhāviveka, the Ṣaḍdarśanasamuccaya of the Jain Haribhadra, and the Sarvasiddhāntasaṅgraha attributed to the Advaitin Śaṅkara, focusing on each of their respective presentation of the Mīmāṃsā view. It is the first time that the genre of doxography is considered beyond its literary format to ponder its performative dimension, as a spiritual exercise. Theoretically broad, the book reaches out to academics in religious studies, Indian philosophy, Indology, and classical studies.
Summary Book Review Character Education for 21st Century Global Citizens by Endah Retnowati:
Download or read book Character Education for 21st Century Global Citizens written by Endah Retnowati and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-09-25 with total page 650 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Character Education for 21st Century Global Citizens contains the papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Teacher Education and Professional Development (InCoTEPD 2017), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 20—21 October 2017. The book covers 7 topics: 1) Values for 21st century global citizens 2) Preparing teachers for integrative values education 3) Teacher professional development for enhanced character education 4) Curriculum/syllabus/lesson plan/learning materials development for integrated values education 5) Developing learning activities/tasks/strategies for character education 6) Assessing student’s character development (values acquisition assessment) 7) Creating/managing conducive school culture to character education.
Summary Book Review X-Men and Philosophy by William Irwin:
Download or read book X-Men and Philosophy written by William Irwin and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2009-05-18 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: X-Men is one of the most popular comic book franchises ever, with successful spin-offs that include several feature films, cartoon series, bestselling video games, and merchandise. This is the first look at the deeper issues of the X-Men universe and the choices facing its powerful "mutants," such as identity, human ethics versus mutant morality, and self-sacrifice. J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Oneonta, NY) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hartwick College and the editor of Family Guy and Philosophy (978-1-4051-6316-3) and The Office and Philosophy (978-1-4051-7555-5). Rebecca Housel (Rochester, NY) is a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she teaches about writing and pop culture. For William Irwin's biography, please see below.
Summary Book Review Cultural Dynamics in a Globalized World by Melani Budianta:
Download or read book Cultural Dynamics in a Globalized World written by Melani Budianta and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2017-12-14 with total page 1369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book contains essays on current issues in arts and humanities in which peoples and cultures compete as well as collaborate in globalizing the world while maintaining their uniqueness as viewed from cross- and interdisciplinary perspectives. The book covers areas such as literature, cultural studies, archaeology, philosophy, history, language studies, information and literacy studies, and area studies. Asia and the Pacifi c are the particular regions that the conference focuses on as they have become new centers of knowledge production in arts and humanities and, in the future, seem to be able to grow signifi cantly as a major contributor of culture, science and arts to the globalized world. The book will help shed light on what arts and humanities scholars in Asia and the Pacifi c have done in terms of research and knowledge development, as well as the new frontiers of research that have been explored and opening up, which can connect the two regions with the rest of the globe.
Summary Book Review The Structure of the Lexicon by Marcel Thelen:
Download or read book The Structure of the Lexicon written by Marcel Thelen and published by Academia Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the few scholarly attempts to reconcile a generatively-based approach to the structure of the lexicon with the cognitive approach of Cognitive Grammar