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Author : Patrick J. Michaels
ISBN : 1948647494
Genre : Science and state
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Science can be a force for good, and it has enhanced our lives in countless ways, but even a cursory look at the last century shows that what passes for "science" can be detrimental. This book documents only some of the more recent abuses of science that informed members of the public should be aware of.
Category: Science and state

Francis Bacon S New Atlantis

Author : Bronwen Price
ISBN : 0719060524
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume of eight new essays by leading scholars provides a stimulating dialogue between a range of critical perspectives. Encompassing the fields of cultural history, history of science, literature, and politics, the collection explores The New Atlantis' complex location within Bacon's oeuvre and its negotiations with cultural debates of the past and present. Often regarded as the apotheosis of Bacon's ideas through its depiction of an advanced “scientific” society, it is also read as a seminal work of science fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Future Of Ecocriticism

Author : Serpil Oppermann
ISBN : 9781443830973
Genre : Science
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As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, environmental concerns dominate the media headlines, from rampant poverty in the developing world to nuclear accidents in industrialized nations. How did human civilization arrive at its current predicaments, and what can we do to temper our habits of mind and mitigate society’s environmentally (and socially) destructive behaviors? The field of ecocriticism (also sometimes called “environmental criticism”) attempts to grapple with such issues. A branch of literary and cultural studies that essentially began in North America in the 1970s, ecocriticism is currently one of the most quickly developing areas of environmental research and teaching. The Future of Ecocriticism: New Horizons brings together thirty-two of the latest articles in the field, including work by some of the leading scholars from around the world. Although ecocriticism has been particularly active in North America, Western Europe, and East Asia, important studies of traditional environmental thought, environmental communication strategies, and environmental aesthetics have begun to emerge in every region of this world. This new book, co-edited by three prominent Turkish scholars and a leading American ecocritic, offers a special cluster of Turkish ecocriticism, with a focus on environmental stories and ideas in this culture that bridges Europe and Asia. Another unique feature of The Future of Ecocriticism: New Horizons is the concluding dialogue among the four editors about the current state of the field.
Category: Science

Europe America And Technology Philosophical Perspectives

Author : P.T. Durbin
ISBN : 0792312546
Genre : Philosophy
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As Europe moves toward 1992 and full economic unity, and as Eastern Europe tries to find its way in the new economic order, the United States hesitates. Will the new European economic order be good for the U.S. or not? Such a question is exacerbated by world-wide changes in the technological order, most evident in Japan's new techno-economic power. As might be expected, philosophers have been slow to come to grips with such issues, and lack of interest is compounded by different philosophical styles in different parts of the world. What this volume addresses is more a matter of conflicting styles than a substantive confrontation with the real-world issues. But there is some attempt to be concrete. The symposium on Ivan Illich - with contributions from philosophers and social critics at the Penns- vania State University, where Illich has taught for several years - may suggest the old cliche of Old World vs. New World. Illich's fulminations against technology are often dismissed by Americans as old-world-style prophecy, while Illich seems largely unknown in his native Europe. But Albert Borgmann, born in Germany though now settled in the U.S., shows that this old dichotomy is difficult to maintain in our technological world. Borgmann's focus is on urgent technological problems that have become almost painfully evident in both Europe and America.
Category: Philosophy

Center Occasional Paper

Author : Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010554090
Genre : Democracy
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Category: Democracy

Collected Letters Narnia Cambridge And Joy 1950 1963

Author : Clive Staples Lewis
ISBN : UVA:X030110746
Genre : Authors, English
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This collection brings together the best of C.S. Lewis's letters, many published for the first time. Arranged in chronological order, this final volume covers the years 1950 - the year 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' was published - through to Lewis's untimely death in 1963.
Category: Authors, English

Britannica Perspectives

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105012577198
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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Qualitative Inquiry And The Politics Of Evidence

Author : Norman K Denzin
ISBN : 9781315421391
Genre : Psychology
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What is evidence in qualitative inquiry and how is it evaluated? What is true or false in research is strongly influenced by socially defined criteria and by the politics of academia. In providing an alternative to conservative science, qualitative researchers are often victimized by these politics. The use of qualitative evidence within the policy arena is also subject to social and political factors. Within qualitative inquiry itself, evidence is defined differently in different discourses—law, medicine, history, cultural, or performance studies. The interdisciplinary, international group of contributors to this volume address these questions in an attempt to create evidential criteria for qualitative work. Sponsored by the International Center for Qualitative Inquiry.
Category: Psychology

The Magician S Twin

Author : John G. West
ISBN : 1936599058
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Beloved for his Narnian tales and books of Christian apologetics, bestselling British writer C. S. Lewis also was a perceptive critic of the growing power of scientism, the misguided effort to apply science to areas outside its proper bounds. In this wide-ranging book of essays, contemporary writers probe Lewis's prophetic warnings about the dehumanizing impact of scientism on ethics, politics, faith, reason, and science itself. Issues explored include Lewis's views on bioethics, eugenics, evolution, intelligent design, and what he called “scientocracy.” Contributors include Michael Aeschliman, Victor Reppert, Jay Richards, and C. John Collins.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Threat Hamster Papers

Author : Paul Wallis
ISBN : 1475109709
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Book 1 of the Threat-Hamster seriesIn the not particularly distant future, the world is run by the Scientocracy, a bureaucratic organization run by non-humans based on the ideology of Carping Nag, The Pedants Progressive Society and others. The problem is that the human race is disappearing. That seems wrong, but since Insipidia Threat-Hamster, a giant slug with a human head and the current head of the Scientocracy, has never actually met any humans, she decides to go and ask her human neighbors about the disappearances. The neighbors, however, are the Mimblys, Celtic immortals. The Mimblys agree to help Insipidia and Jollity McRorsarch, the stock cube who runs the world. The storyline then goes gaga. It includes underground polo, How to be English, and other invaluable assets to any reader's neuroses.I tried to come up with a range of satiric plot lines, multi-level perspectives, and also included one plot line which was quite impossible.Had a ball with the various characters, in particular The Pedants Progressive Society, whose motto is"I think, therefore I'm someone else".When reading this book, don't say you weren't warned.

Nuclear Dilemma

Author : Gene Bryerton
ISBN : UCAL:B4438880
Genre : Nuclear industry
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Category: Nuclear industry

Articles In American Studies 1954 1968

Author : American Studies Association. Metropolitan New York Chapter. Committee on Bibliography
ISBN : UVA:X030795108
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Papers Of The Meeting

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105026545603
Genre : United States
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Durkheim And The Birth Of Economic Sociology

Author : Philippe Steiner
ISBN : NWU:35556041540584
Genre : Business & Economics
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Steiner argues that there two stages in Durkheim's approach to the economy-a sociological critique of political economy and a sociology of economic knowledge. In his early works, Durkheim critiques economists and their categories, and tries to analyze the division of labor from a social rather than economic perspective. From the mid-1890's onward, Durkheim's preoccupations shifted to questions of religion and the sociology of knowledge. --
Category: Business & Economics


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105014811736
Genre : Asia
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Category: Asia

Francis Bacon S Legacy Of Texts

Author : William A. Sessions
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038680265
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography