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Tool Being

Author : Graham Harman
ISBN : 9780812697735
Genre : Philosophy
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Tool-Being offers a new assessment of Martin Heidegger's famous tool-analysis, and with it, an audacious reappraisal of Heidegger's legacy to twenty-first-century philosophy. Every reader of Being and Time is familiar with the opposition between readiness-to-hand (Zuhandenheit) and presence-at-hand (Vorhandenheit), but commentators usually follow Heidegger's wishes in giving this distinction a limited scope, as if it applied only to tools in a narrow sense. Graham Harman contests Heidegger's own interpretation of tool-being, arguing that the opposition between tool and broken tool is not merely a provisional stage in his philosophy, but rather its living core. The extended concept of tool-being developed here leads us not to a theory of human practical activity but to an ontology of objects themselves. Tool-Being urges a fresh and concrete research into the secret contours of objects. Written in a lively and colorful style, it will be of great interest to anyone intrigued by Heidegger and anyone open to new trends in present-day philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

The Five Areas Of Being Human An Assessment Tool For Therapeutic Care

Author : Thomas D. Sharts M.Ed
ISBN : 9781499030068
Genre : Education
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This book: The Five Areas of Being Human: An Assessment Tool for Therapeutic Care challenges those professionals in the business of therapeutic care to more coherently organize effective methods of behavioral assessment for the purpose of identifying the origins of problematic behaviors related to mental health and/or social problems modeled by individuals. Likewise it is this author’s belief that the best practices for organizing such a logical behavioral assessment is identifying the five areas of being human: spiritual, physical, social, psychological and vocational and developing relevant questions in association with each distinctive area; implementing effective interviewing methods and selecting appropriate therapeutic strategies. Moreover, it is the belief of this author that many persons experiencing therapeutic or medical relationships with psychiatrists, social workers, licensed practical counselors, medical physicians, etc. suffer from untreated mental health and physical conditions because this assessment model is never identified and applied by such practicing professionals. In summation, for certain, identifying the five areas of being human and developing relevant questions to ask in a therapeutic or medical relationship will effectively assist in actualizing a more cogent and helpful assessment necessary for treating and promoting healing toward those persons suffering from mental and/or physical debilitating health conditions.
Category: Education

End Of Phenomenology

Author : Tom Sparrow
ISBN : 9780748684854
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 85.2 MB
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Shows how speculative realism is replacing phenomenology as the beacon of realism in contemporary Continental philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Heidegger On Being Uncanny

Author : Katherine Withy
ISBN : 9780674286795
Genre : Philosophy
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There are bizarre moments when we feel like strangers to ourselves. Through an investigation of Heidegger’s concept of uncanniness, Katherine Withy explores what such experiences reveal. She shows that we can be what we are only if we do not fully understand what it is to be us, and points toward what it is to live well as an uncanny human being.
Category: Philosophy

Husserl And Heidegger On Being In The World

Author : Søren Overgaard
ISBN : 1402020430
Genre : Philosophy
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It is a study of the phenomenological philosophies of Husserl and Heidegger. Through a critical discussion including practically all previously published English and German literature on the subject, the aim is to present a thorough and evenhanded account of the relation between the two. The book provides a detailed presentation of their respective projects and methods, and examines several of their key phenomenological analyses, centering on the phenomenon of being-in-the-world. It offers new perspectives on Husserlian and Heideggerian phenomenology, e.g. concerning the importance of Husserl's phenomenology of the body, the relationship between the Husserlian concept of "constitution" and Heidegger's notion of "transcendence", as well as in its argument that "being" designates the central phenomenon for both phenomenologists. Though the study sacrifices nothing in terms of argumentative rigor or interpretative detail, it is written in such a way as to be accessible and rewarding to non-specialists and specialists alike.
Category: Philosophy

Experimental Determination Of Stone Tool Uses

Author : Lawrence H. Keeley
ISBN : 0226428893
Genre : Social Science
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A major problem confronting archeologists is how to determine the function of ancient stone tools. In this important work, Lawrence H. Keeley reports on his own highly successful course of research into the uses of British Paleolithic flint implements. His principal method of investigation, known as "microwear analysis," was the microscopic examination of traces of use left on flint implements in the form of polishes, striations, and breakage patterns. The most important discovery arising from Keeley's research was that, at magnifications of 100x to 400x, there was a high correlation between the detailed appearance of microwear polishes formed on tool edges and the general category of material worked by that edge. For example, different and distinctive types of microwear polish were formed during use on wood, bone, hide, meat, and soft plant material. These correlations between microwear polish and worked material were independent of the method of use (cutting, sawing, scraping, and so on). In combining evidence of polish type with other traces of use, Keeley was able to make precise reconstructions of tool functions. This book includes the results of a "blind test" of Keeley's functional interpretations which revealed remarkable agreement between the actual and inferred use of the tools tested. Keeley applied his method of microwear analysis to artifacts from three excavation sites in Britain—Clacton-on-the-sea, Swanscombe, and Hoxne. His research suggests new hypotheses concerning such Paleolithic problems as inter-assemblage variability, the function of Acheulean hand axes, sidescrapers, and chopper-cores and points the way to future research in Stone Age studies.
Category: Social Science

Tools And Algorithms For The Construction And Analysis Of Systems

Author : Nicolas Halbwachs
ISBN : 3540253335
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2005, held in Edinburgh, UK in April 2005 as part of ETAPS. The 33 revised full research papers and 8 revised tool demonstration papers presented together with an invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 161 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on regular model-checking, infinite state machines, abstract interpretation, automata and logics, probabilistic systems and probabilistic model checking, satisfiability, testing, abstraction and reduction, specification and program synthesis, and model-checking.
Category: Computers

Nik Software Tools Bundle

Author : Tony L. Corbell
ISBN : 9781118376096
Genre : Photography
File Size : 31.91 MB
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This e-book set includes two winning guides on Nik Software tools Designed to save time in the digital workflow, Nik Software?s entire suite of products (Dfine 2.0, Color Efex Pro 4.0, Sharpener Pro 3.0, Silver Efex Pro 2, VIVEZA 2.0, and their newest software, HDR Efex Pro) was conceived with the single goal of helping photographers use products such as Adobe Photoshop more easily while also offering editing capabilities not found within Photoshop. This two-book set, Nik Software Captured and HDR Efex Pro After the Shoot, shows how best to utilize these highly popular products. Follows the way photographers think, making it easy to apply the techniques discussed in both books Explores topics appropriate to Nik Software including retouching, understanding the importance of light, and exposure, while learning all of the features and functionality of this family of products Appeals to users who want in-depth instruction on using the software as well as recommended digital workflow steps to show when and how to use these powerful tools Digital photographers, whether professionals, students, or hobbyists, will find this e-book duo useful for mastering the complete suite of Nik Software tools and creatively editing their photographs to create stunning images.
Category: Photography

Beginning Ipad Development For Iphone Developers

Author : Jack Nutting
ISBN : 9781430230229
Genre : Computers
File Size : 28.25 MB
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It's in magazines and newspapers, it's on television and radio, it's on buses and billboards and pretty much everywhere you look. The iPad is the touchscreen tablet from Apple, representing the next generation of mobile computing. Packed with dozens of new features, the iOS 3.2 SDK enables you to build sophisticated, desktop-quality apps for this exciting new platform. Every iPhone and iPod touch app developer looking to take the next step and move into the iPad arena will want to read this book from cover to cover. Beginning iPad Development for iPhone Developers: Mastering the iPad SDK has all the answers, and you'll find them presented with the same easy-to-follow style and thorough coverage you've come to expect from titles like Beginning iPhone 3 Development—everything an aspiring iPad developer needs to know to create great apps. Best-selling authors Jack Nutting, Dave Wooldridge, and Dave Mark show iPhone developers how to master all of the iPad-exclusive frameworks and features, which are explained, demonstrated in action, and put through their paces in this comprehensive programming guide. You'll get a detailed understanding of the new feature set and gain every possible advantage in the iTunes App Store.
Category: Computers

Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems And Transformable Factories

Author : Anatoli I. Dashchenko
ISBN : 9783540293972
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Dear reader! In your hand you have the second book from the series “XXI Century Techno- gies. ” The first book under the title “Manufacturing Technologies for Machines of the Future” was published by “Springer” in 2003. This book is aimed at solving one of the basic problems in the development of modern machine-building – working out of technologies and manufacturing equipment which would promote the continuous development and improvement of the final product design, rapidly “adaptable” to the requirements of the market as for the quantity, quality, and variety of products manufactured with the lowest cost and minimum time and labor of the product process. In this book the problems of theory and practice of development in the reconfigurable manufacturing systems and transformable factories for various machine-building branches with a focus on automotive industry are discussed. The problems concerning the development of a new class of production systems which in comparison to the flexible manufact- ing systems are composed of a far less quantity of machine-tools (reduced cost of production) are discussed. In comparison to the conventional automated lines (dedicated systems) they make it possible to rapidly transform the equipment for new products manufacturing. The book has some advantages concerning the art of scientific ideas and the presentation of developments.
Category: Technology & Engineering