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The Best Of Inquiring Mind

Author : Barbara Gates
ISBN : 9780861715510
Genre : Literary Collections
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The journal Inquiring Mind has long been at the fore of contemporary Buddhist thought, and this compendium of its articles, stories, interviews, and poetry traces the many intersections between Buddhism and the Western world. In "Tending to the World," readers explore the work of social activists, while "Living and Dying in a Body" presents personal stories about the ways we use our bodies and the process of watching our bodies expire. In "The Arts of Dharma," the reader is treated to fiction and humor excerpts from Inquiring Mind. This collection includes contributions from Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kornfield, Ram Dass, and many more.
Category: Literary Collections

The Inquiring Mind

Author : Jason Baehr
ISBN : 9780191619113
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is the first systematic treatment of 'responsibilist' or character-based virtue epistemology, an approach to epistemology that focuses on intellectual character virtues like open-mindedness, fair-mindedness, inquisitiveness, and intellectual courage, rigor, and carefulness. Baehr distinguishes four main varieties of character-based virtue epistemology and develops a comprehensive assessment of each. For students and professional philosophers looking for an introduction to this important and exciting new field, Baehr provides a brief history of virtue epistemology, an overview of contemporary research in the field, and an introduction to the intellectual virtues that distinguishes them from intellectual talents, temperaments, faculties, and skills. For specialists in epistemology, the book offers the most in depth examination to date of the role that the concept of intellectual virtue should play in a philosophical account of knowledge. Baehr also argues for expanding the borders of epistemology proper to include a more immediate concern with intellectual virtues and their role in a good intellectual life. For virtue theorists and moral psychologists, Baehr defends a 'personal worth' account of the nature and structure of an intellectual virtue, situating this account vis-à-vis several related accounts of moral and intellectual virtue in the literature. The book also contains chapter-length analyses of two individual character virtues (open-mindedness and intellectual courage) and an appendix on the relation between intellectual virtues and moral virtues. Overall, the book is a comprehensive and groundbreaking treatment of an important topic in philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Astronomy For The Inquiring Mind

Author : Eric M. Rogers
ISBN : 9781400885992
Genre : Science
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This selection from the author's famous Physics for the Inquiring Mind is a book for readers who want to grow in scientific wisdom, who want to know the fundamentals of the history and theory of basic astronomy. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Science

Physics For The Inquiring Mind

Author : Eric M. Rogers
ISBN : 9780691151151
Genre : Science
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In our scientific age an understanding of physics is part of a liberal education. Lawyers, bankers, governors, business heads, administrators, all wise educated people need a lasting understanding of physics so that they can enjoy those contacts with science and scientists that are part of our civilization both materially and intellectually. They need knowledge and understanding instead of the feelings, all too common, that physics is dark and mysterious and that physicists are a strange people with incomprehensible interests. Such a sense of understanding science and scientists can be gained neither from sermons on the beauty of science nor from the rigorous courses that colleges have offered for generations; when the headache clears away it leaves little but a confused sense of mystery. Nor is the need met by survey courses that offer a smorgasbord of tidbit--they give science a bad name as a compendium of information or formulas. The non-scientist needs a course of study that enables him to learn real science and make its own--with delight. For lasting benefits the intelligent non-scientist needs a course of study that enables him to learn genuine science carefully and then encourages him to think about it and use it. He needs a carefully selected framework of topics--not so many that learning becomes superficial and hurried; not so few that he misses the connected nature of scientific work and thinking. He must see how scientific knowledge is built up by building some scientific knowledge of his own, by reading and discussing and if possible by doing experiments himself. He must think his own way through some scientific arguments. He must form his own opinion, with guidance, concerning the parts played by experiment and theory; and he must be shown how to develop a taste for good theory. He must see several varieties of scientific method at work. And above all, he must think about science for himself and enjoy that. These are the things that this book encourages readers to gain, by their own study and thinking. Physics for the Inquiring Mind is a book for the inquiring mind of students in college and for other readers who want to grow in scientific wisdom, who want to know what physics really is.
Category: Science

Inquiring Minds

Author : by Tressa Olden
ISBN : 9781426965944
Genre : Fiction
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Rejoin the Parker family in this sequel to Tressa Oldens Kindergarten Friend. Following the tragic death of his fiance in the terrorist attacks of September 11, Billy Parker must find a way to put his life back together. He throws himself into his newand growinglaw practice, but things get complicated when he takes on a high profile murder case thats much more personal than he could have guessed. His professional life isnt all Billy has to worry about. His ex-girlfriend suddenly steps back into his life. Not only is it difficult for Billy to uncover her true intentions in regards to their relationship, but she also reveals that she has a child and that the child is actually Billys son. Is his exs story true? How will Billy deal with a new child, a new court case, and the lingering grief of his loss? Inquiring Minds focuses on Billy and the people around him who show him what it is to live again. Theres the devout Christian who knows that with God anything is possible. Theres an old, familiar detective who will guide Billy through the mucky waters of criminal law. There are so many people who help Billy, but in a way, he is there to help them, too, as all earthly creatures must struggle to make sense life.
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The Inquiring Mind

Author : Zechariah Chafee (Jr.)
ISBN : UOM:39015003839712
Genre : Freedom of speech
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The Inquiring Mind Introductory Philosophic Studies

Author : Herbert Martin
ISBN : 9781406715156
Genre : Philosophy
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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...
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Adventures Of The Inquiring Mind

Author : General Motors Corporation. Department of Public Relations
ISBN : UOM:39015071539368
Genre : Automobiles
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Beyond Christian Folk Religion

Author : Edward A. Beckstrom
ISBN : 9781621896579
Genre : Religion
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As the Christian church moved from its inception in an Eastern/Oriental culture westward across Asia Minor (Turkey) into Greco-Roman culture with primarily a Western philosophy, theology, and values, Jesus' message and Paul's teachings began to be interpreted according to those cultural norms. While Paul kept calling his churches back to their Jewish roots and Eastern values, the Jewish voice was lost when the Jerusalem church dispersed as Israel fell during the Jewish Revolt of 66-73 AD. The temple was destroyed, its clergy silenced, and Judaism seemed irrelevant to the growing Christian church. The church had become primarily Gentile in theology and philosophy and its Hebrew foundation was largely forgotten and lost. In Beyond Christian Folk Religion, Beckstrom, brings the reader back to Jesus' roots (Romans 11:17-23) and to the core of Paul's message.
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Railroad Men

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Genre : Railroads
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Student Plagiarism In An Online World Problems And Solutions

Author : Roberts, Tim S.
ISBN : 9781599048031
Genre : Law
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Twenty years ago, plagiarism was seen as an isolated misdemeanor, restricted to a small group of students. Today it is widely recognized as a ubiquitous, systemic issue, compounded by the accessibility of content in the virtual environment. Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems & Solutions describes the legal and ethical issues surrounding plagiarism, the tools and techniques available to combat the spreading of this problem, and real-life situational examples to further the understanding of the scholars, practitioners, educators, and instructional designers who will find this book an invaluable resource.
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Self Culture

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