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  • Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

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    For more than 1,500 years, the claim that Adam's Fall might be considered 'fortunate' has been Christianity's most controversial and difficult idea. While keepers of the Easter vigil in the fifth century (and later John Milton) praised sin only as a backhanded witness to the ineffability of redemption, modern speculative theodicy came to understand all evil as comprehensible, historically productive, and therefore fortunate, while the romantic poets credited transgression with bolstering individual creativity and spirit.
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  • Playing Politics with Science: Balancing Scientific Independence and Government Oversight

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    In the last decade, science in the United States has become increasingly politicized, as government officials have been accused of manipulating, distorting, subverting, and censoring science for ideological purposes. Political gamesmanship has played a major role in many different areas of science, including the debate over global climate change, embryonic stem cell research, government funding of research, the FDA's approval process, military intelligence related to Iraq, research with human subjects, and the teaching of evolution in public schools. In Playing Politics with Science, David B. Resnik explores the philosophical, political, and ethical issues related to the politicalization of science and develops a conceptual framework for thinking about government restrictions on scientific practice. Resnik argues that the public has a right and a duty to oversee scientific research to protect important social values and hold scientists accountable for their actions, but that inappropriate government control over science can erode the integrity and trustworthiness of research, hamper scientific creativity and innovation, undermine the fairness and effectiveness of government and policies informed by science, discourage talented researchers from working for the government, and violate the freedom of scientists. Resnik also makes policy recommendations for protecting science from politicalization, and maintains that scientific autonomy and government control must be properly balanced so that restrictions on science can benefit society without undermining scientific research, education, and expert advice.
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  • Divide and Conquer (A Comparative History of Medical Specialization)

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    Examines one of the most significant and characteristic features of modern medicine - specialization - in historical and comparative context. This title traces the origins of modern medical specialization to 1830s Paris and examines its spread to Germany, Britain, and the US., This wide-ranging book is the first to examine one of the most significant and characteristic features of modern medicine - specialization - in historical and comparative context. Based on research in three languages, it traces the origins of modern medical specialization to 1830s Paris and examines its spread to Germany, Britain, and the US, showing how it evolved from an outgrowth of academic teaching and research in the 19th century into the dominant mode of medical practice by the middle of the 20th. Taking account of the parallels and differences in national developments, the book shows the international links among the nations' medical systems as well as the independent influences of local political and social conditions in the move toward specialization. An epilogue takes the story up to the twenty-first century, where problems of specialization merge into the larger crisis of health care which affects most western nations today., Introduction ; PART I: THE EMERGENCE OF MEDICAL SPECIALIZATION IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY ; 1. The Rise of Specialties in Early Nineteenth-Century Paris ; 2. Specialization and Its Opponents in London ; 3. Specialization in the German-Speaking World ; 4. The Rise of American Specialties ; PART II: REGULATING AND STANDARDIZING SPECIALIST PRACTICE, 1890-1950 ; 5. Regulating Specialists in National Medical Directories ; 6. Regulating Specialists in Germany ; 7. Regulating Specialists the American Way ; 8. The French Style of Regulating Specialists ; 9. Regulating Specialists in the British Manner ; PART III: MEDICAL SPECIALTIES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE ; 10. From Divisions of Medicine to Specialties ; 11. Separating, Combining, and Competition ; GENERAL CONCLUSIONS ; Epilogue: Specialists and Generalists in the Era of Biomedicine ; Appendices ; Notes, Without exaggeration, it can be said that this rich book is an important landmark and will becomes a standard reference in historical research and curriculum. Weisz's book is an exemplar of analytical description and historical argument, and it is richly speckled with examples. Divide and Conquer reveals rich, uncharted territory. It is a great pleasure to read, evocative, and splendidly detailed. Medical History, Vol 50
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  • Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry

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    A model of interreligious theology that seeks to reconcile the ideal of religious tolerance with an acknowledgement of the extent to which religious communities construct identity on the basis of religious differences., In theological discourse, argues Hugh Nicholson, the political goes "all the way down." One never reaches a bedrock level of politically neutral religious facts, because all theological discourse - even the most sublime, edifying, and "spiritual"-is shot through with polemical elements. Liberal theologies, from the Christian fulfillment theology of the nineteenth century to the pluralist theology of the twentieth, have assumed that religious writings attain spiritual truth and sublimity despite any polemical elements they might contain. Through his analysis and comparison of the Christian mystical theologian Meister Eckhart and his Hindu counterpart IaSkara, Nicholson arrives at a very different conclusion. Polemical elements may in fact constitute the creative source of the expressive power of religious discourses. Wayne Proudfoot has argued that mystical discourses embody a set of rules that repel any determinate understanding of the ineffable object or experience they purport to describe. In Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry, Nicholson suggests that this principle of negation is connected, perhaps through a process of abstraction and sublimation, with the need to distinguish oneself from one's intra- and/or inter-religious adversaries. Nicholson proposes a new model of comparative theology that recognizes and confronts one of the most urgent cultural and political issues of our time: namely, the "return of the political" in the form of anti-secular and fundamentalist movements around the world. This model acknowledges the ineradicable nature of an oppositional dimension of religious discourse, while honoring and even advancing the liberal project of curtailing intolerance and prejudice in the sphere of religion., Introduction ; Part I: Theology and the Political ; 1. The Reunification of Theology and Comparison in the New Comparative Theology ; 2. The Modern Quest to Depoliticize Theology ; 3. From Apologetics to Comparison: Towards a Dialectical Model of Comparative Theology ; Part II: Mysticism East and West Revisited ; 4. Mysticism East and West as Christian Apologetic ; 5. God and the God beyond God in Eckhart and IaSkara ; 6. From Acosmism to Dialectic: IaSkara and Eckhart on the Ontological Status of the Phenomenal World ; 7. Liberative Knowledge as "Living without a Why" ; Conclusion, This book is going to disrupt (I expect) and redirect (I hope) the contemporary, often contorted, discussion on how scholars and/or believers are to deal with religious diversity. In a carefully crafted, broadly informed argument, Nicholson sounds his warning that whether one is a scholar of religious studies or a comparative theologian, to neglect the political element in all religious identities is to imperil not only oneself but the religious other. Nicholson's theoretical case is made all the more convincing when he applies it to a creative and exciting analysis of Rudolf Otto's classic Mysticism East and West. This book will be much talked about. (I'm sure). Paul F. Knitter, Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions, and Culture, Union Theological Seminary, New York, Hugh Nicholson is Assistant Professor of Theology at Loyola University Chicago. He has published on a wide range of topics in the study of theology and religion, including method in comparative theology, the relation between theology and the study of religion, and selected topics in classical Indian philosophy.
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  • Singular Elliptic Problems (Bifurcation and Asymptotic Analysis)

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    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the mathematical theory of nonlinear problems described by singular elliptic equations. There are carefully analyzed logistic type equations with boundary blow-up solutions and generalized Lane-Emden-Fowler equations or Gierer-Meinhardt systems with singular nonlinearity in anisotropic media. These nonlinear problems appear as mathematical models in various branches of Physics, Mechanics, Genetics, Economics, Engineering, and they are also relevant in Quantum Physics and Differential Geometry. One of the main purposes of this volume is to deduce decay rates for general classes of solutions in terms of estimates of particular problems. Much of the material included in this volume is devoted to the asymptotic analysis of solutions and to the qualitative study of related bifurcation problems. Numerical approximations illustrate many abstract results of this volume. A systematic description of the most relevant singular phenomena described in these lecture notes includes existence (or nonexistence) of solutions, unicity or multiplicity properties, bifurcation and asymptotic analysis, and optimal regularity. The method of presentation should appeal to readers with different backgrounds in functional analysis and nonlinear partial differential equations. All chapters include detailed heuristic arguments providing thorough motivation of the study developed later on in the text, in relationship with concrete processes arising in applied sciences. The book includes an extensive bibliography and a rich index, thus allowing for quick orientation among the vast collection of literature on the mathematical theory of nonlinear singular phenomena, II BLOW-UP SOLUTIONS ; 2. Blow-up solutions for semilinear elliptic equations ; 3. Entire solutions blowing-up at infinity for elliptic systems ; III ELLIPTIC PROBLEMS WITH SINGULAR NONLINEARITIES ; 4. Sublinear perturbations of singular elliptic problems ; 5. Bifurcation and asymptotic analysis. The monotone case ; 6. Bifurcation and asymptotic analysis. The nonmonotone case ; 7. Superlinear perturbations of singular elliptic problems ; 8. Stability of the solution of a singular problem ; 9. The influence of a nonlinear convection term in singular elliptic problems ; 10. Singular Gierer-Meinhardt systems ; A Spectral theory for differential operators ; B Implicit function theorem ; C Ekeland's variational principle ; D Mountain pass theorem ; References ; Index, Marius Ghergu is Researcher at the Institute of Mathematics "Simion Stoilow" of the Romanian Academy. Vicentiu Radulescu is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Mathematics "Simion Stoilow" of the Romanian Academy and Full Professor at the University of Craiova.
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  • European Defence Policy (Beyond the Nation State)

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    This book explains the creation of the European Union's Security and Defence Policy - to this day the most ambitious project of peacetime military integration. Merand explores the complex relations between the state, the military, and citizenship in today's Europe., This book explains the creation of the European Union's Security and Defence Policy - to this day the most ambitious project of peacetime military integration. Whether hailed as a vital step in the integration of Europe or berated as a wasteful threat to U.S. power, European citizens are increasingly interested in the common defence policy. Today, "European Defence" is more popular than the European Union itself, even in Great Britain. Merand addresses the fundamental challenge posed by military integration to the way we think about the state in the 21st Century. Looking back over the past 50 years, he shows how statesmen, diplomats and soldiers have converged towards Brussels as a "natural" solution to their concerns but also as something worth fighting over. The actors most closely associated to the formation of nation-states are now shaping a transgovernmental security and defence arena. As a result, defence policy is being denationalized. Exploring the complex relations between the state, the military, and citizenship in today's Europe, Merand argues that European Defence is a symptom, but not a cause, of the transformation of the state. This book is an original contribution to the theory of European integration. Drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, Merand develops a political sociology of international relations which seeks to bridge institutionalism and constructivism. His careful study of practices, social representations and power structures sheds new light on security and defence cooperation, but also on European cooperation more generally., Introduction ; 1. What is European Defence? ; 2. The Internationalization of European Armed Forces ; 3. The Europeanization of Foreign Policy ; 4. European Security In Crisis ; 5. Constructing European Defence ; Conclusion ; References, Drawing on a sophisticated array of concepts, Merand shows how military-security and foreign policy are increasingly becoming not just regionalised but internationalised under the pressures of globalisation. European Review, Frederic Merand (PhD, Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Montreal, where he teaches European politics and political sociology. He sits on the board of the European Community Studies Association-Canada. He was a fellow of the Institute of International Studies and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, both at the University of California. In 2004-05 he was a policy advisor with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The author of several articles on the European security and defence policy, transatlantic relations, and political economy, Merand currently works on a large research project on the social networks of security and defence actors in Europe, funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council.
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  • Melancholic Freedom (Agency and the Spirit of Politics)

    Karton Kapak
    Why does agency (the capacity to make choices and to act in the world) matter to us? Why is it meaningful that our intentions have effects in the world, that they reflect our sense of identity, that they embody what we value? This title uncovers the political, moral and religious dimensions of human agency., Why does agency-the capacity to make choices and to act in the world-matter to us? Why is it meaningful that our intentions have effects in the world, that they reflect our sense of identity, that they embody what we value? What kinds of motivations are available for political agency and judgment in an age that lacks the enthusiasm associated with the great emancipatory movements for civil rights and gender equality? What are the conditions for the possibility of being an effective agent when the meaning of democracy has become less transparent? David Kyuman Kim addresses these crucial questions by uncovering the political, moral, philosophical, and religious dimensions of human agency. Kim treats agency as a form of religious experience that reflects implicit and explicit notions of the good. Of particular concern are the moral, political, and religious motivations that underpin an understanding of agency as meaningful action. Through a critical engagement with the work of theorists such as Judith Butler, Charles Taylor, and Stanley Cavell, Kim argues that late modern and postmodern agency is found most effectively at work in what he calls "projects of regenerating agency" or critical and strategic responses to loss. Agency as melancholic freedom begins and endures, Kim maintains, through the moral and psychic losses associated with a broad range of experiences, including the moral identities shaped by secularized modernity and the multifold forms of alienation experienced by those who suffer the indignities of racial, gender, class, and sexuality discrimination and oppression. Kim calls for renewing the sense of urgency in our political and moral engagements by seeing agency as a vocation, where the aspiration for self-transformation and the human need for hope are fundamental concerns., 1. Melancholic Freedom ; 2. Love of the Good among Ruins ; 3. Through a Self Darkly ; 4. The Agency that Difference Makes ; 5. A World Not Well Lost ; 6. Agency as a Vocation, Kim takes his readers on philosophical and political journeys that are as wonderful for their careful mode of engagement as they are for the highly provocative insights they achieve. He asks one of the crucial questions of our day: How might people cultivate a sense of urgency for the manifold work of progressive politics in a time when the 'banality of freedom' is widespread? In a manner that is at once counter-intuitive and compelling, Kim argues that melancholy can be a condition for the vitality of freedom and the intransigence of hope. Kim's voice is itself powerful evidence for the synthesis of urgency and self-reflection at the heart of his thinking. Romand Coles, author of Beyond Gated Politics: Reflections for the Possibility of Democracy, David Kyuman Kim is Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Connecticut College.
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  • Michael Polanyi (Scientist and Philosopher)

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    Michael Polanyi was one of the great figures of European intellectual life in the 20th century. A highly acclaimed physical chemist in the first period of his career who became a celebrated philosopher after World War II, Polanyi taught in Germany, England, and the United States. This biography focuses on Polanyi and his work., Michael Polanyi was one of the great figures of European intellectual life in the 20th century. A highly acclaimed physical chemist in the first period of his career who became a celebrated philosopher after World War II, Polanyi taught in Germany, England, and the United States and associated with many of the leading intellects of his time. His biography has remained unwritten partly because his many and scattered interests in a wide variety of fields, including six subfields of physical chemistry, epistemology, economics, patent law, social and political theory, aesthetics, and theology. This long-awaited volume will be the definitive resource on Polanyi and his work., very informative...The apparently objective description of Polanyi's relationship to religion is one of the special values of this book. Istvan Hargittai, Structural Chemistry The work is triply welcome: It is the first biographical book on Polanyi; its panoramic scope will make more scholars aware of the magnitude of his achievements; and - meticulously researched, most accessible, and replete with fascinating details - the text is of a particularly high standard. Struan Jacobs, Sophia This book will be found valuable both by scholars and by the general reader. s coherent, congenial, yet comprehensive and compelling Derry Jones, Chemistry World, William Taussig Scott was a distinguished theoretical physicist with a lifelong interest in philosophy, and the author of The Physics of Electricity and Magnetism (1959) and Erwin Schrodinger: An Introduction to His Writings (1967). Two National Science Foundation Fellowships were critical in his development: at Yale he studied theology and met Michael Polanyi; at Oxford he immersed himself in philosophy and deepened his relationship with Polanyi, whom he found to be a bridge between authentic science and authentic faith. Martin X. Moleski, S.J. is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Canisius College. He is the author of Personal Catholicism: The Theological Epistemologies of John Henry Newman and Michael Polanyi (2000)."
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  • Jobs with Equality

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    Economic and social shifts have led to rising income inequality in the world's affluent countries. Lane Kenworthy offers a major new comprehensive and systematic assessment of the experiences of rich nations over the last 30 years., Economic and social shifts have led to rising income inequality in the world's affluent countries. This is worrisome for reasons of fairness and because inequality has adverse effects on other socioeconomic goods. Redistribution can help, but government revenues are threatened by globalization and population aging. A way out of this impasse is for countries to increase their employment rate. Increasing employment enlarges the tax base, allowing tax revenues to rise without an increase in tax rates; it also reduces welfare state costs by decreasing the amount of government benefits going to individuals and households. The question is: Can egalitarian institutions and policies be coupled with employment growth? For two decades conventional wisdom has held that the answer is no. In Jobs with Equality, Lane Kenworthy provides a comprehensive and systematic assessment of the experiences of rich nations since the late 1970s. This book examines the impact on employment of six key policies and institutions: wage levels at the low end of the labor market, employment protection regulations, government benefit generosity, taxes, skills, and women-friendly policies.The analysis includes twenty countries, with a focus on Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Kenworthy concludes that there is some indication of tradeoffs, but that they tend to be small in magnitude. There is no parsimonious set of policies and institutions that have been the key to good or bad employment performance. Instead, there are multiple paths to employment success. The comparative experience suggests reason for optimism about possibilities for a high-employment, high-equality society., 1. Introduction; PART I EQUALITY; 2. Why Should We Care About Inequality?; 3. Sources of Equality and Inequality: Wages, Jobs, Households, and Redistribution; PART II JOBS; 4. Measuring and Analyzing Employment Performance; 5. Low-End Wages; 6. Employment Protection Regulations; 7. Government Benefits; 8. Taxes; 9. Skills; 10. Women-Friendly Policies; 11. Toward a High-Employment, High-Equality Society; Appendix: Data Definitions and Sources; References; Index, This new book is a worthy successor to Lane Kenworthys much acclaimed Egalitarian Capitalism. Combining academic rigor with a reader-friendly style, he explores how we might reconcile what many consider incompatible goals: more employment and greater equality. Drawing on systematic and empirically rich analyses, Kenworthy argues against any simplistic policy formula. The book makes especially lucrative reading when, in the latter half, it identifies the key ingredients of a win-win strategy. Jobs with Equality is destined to generate debate all-the-while that it affirms Lane Kenworthys status as a leading scholar of social inequality. Gosta Esping-Andersen, Professor of Sociology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. On the premise that high employment is essential to the realization of egalitarian goals in the contemporary era, this important book explores how social policies and institutional arrangements in advanced capitalist societies have affected employment growth over the last three decades. Kenworthy synthesizes existing literature and presents new empirical findings based on original cross-nationaldata and measurements. His most important contribution is to explore multiple determinants of employment performance and interactions among these determinants in a systematic fashion. Very sensibly, the analysis yields policy recommendations that are specific to particular institutional contexts. For students of comparative political economy, the particular questions that Kenworthy addresses are now settled for some time to come.' Jonas Pontusson, Professor of Politics, Princeton University., Lane Kenworthy is professor of sociology and political science at the University of Arizona. He studies the causes and consequences of poverty, inequality, mobility, employment, economic growth, and social policy in the United States and other affluent countries. He is author of In Search ofNational Economic Success (1995), Egalitarian Capitalism (2004), and articles in various social science journals.
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  • Pariah Politics (Understanding Western Radical Islamism and What Should be Done)

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    Pariah Politics breaks new ground in examining the issue of western Islamist extremism from the perspective of government. It links underlying causes to the capacity of governments to respond directly and to influence others., Pariah Politics breaks new ground in examining the issue of western Islamist extremism from the perspective of government. It links underlying causes to the capacity of governments to respond directly and to influence others. The book contains four main messages. Focusing on causes, not symptoms. The book identifies four big causal drivers: settled disadvantage, social isolation, grievance and oppositional cultures, and the volatile dynamics of global Islam. Governments can hope to influence the first two, using existing and innovative policy levers. The scope to make big changes in the latter two is severely limited. The circle of tacit support. Action by government to counter terrorism has relied too heavily on security policy measures to intercept or disrupt men of violence. This emphasis is misplaced. Though important, this fails to address the moral oxygen for violence and confrontation that exists within Muslim communities. Better focus and better levers. Ministers and officials need to think and act smart. They need to push ahead with social inclusion policies to broaden opportunity. They need to make more use of community-based strategies to isolate extremism. They need to promote civil society actions so that affected communities can take control of their own reputational future. And, they desperately need to avoid making things worse. Reputations matter. The pariah status of western Muslims has worsened by the fallout from terrorism. Few have anything good to say about western Muslims; still fewer can imagine an optimistic future. Yet earlier demonised groups, such as Jews or Asian refugees, have overcome significant hurdles, moving from pariahs to paragons. A credible willingness to tackle extremism is the most important first step to a reputational turnaround., 1. Introduction ; 2. Demographic and factual overview ; 3. Thinking about religious identity, politics and public policy ; 4. Integration and identity politics ; 5. Grievance politics ; 6. Extremism and reputational politics ; 7. Strategic responses ; 8. Concluding thoughts and future prospects, Saggar's opinions and advice is clearly presented and persuasive...a valuable contribution. Maria Sobolewska, Parliamentary Affairs This is a very learned and important book...based on many years of deep reflection and political engagement - the author has worked at think tanks on a variety of policy issues, and was a senior policy adviser in the No. 10 Strategy Unit during the Blair administration...Pariah Politics contains a wealth of data and insights that cannot be done justice in a short review Scott M. Thomas, International Affairs, Shamit Saggar is currently Professor of Political Science at the University of Sussex; Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the University of Toronto; Non-executive Chairman of the Legal Complaints Service of the Law Society of England & Wales; Senior Associate at Demos; and Senior Fellow of the 21st Century Trust. He has held international visiting appointments at Yale University, UCLA, NYU, Notre Dame University, Oxford University, ANU, and University of Western Australia . He has also worked with several UK think-tanks including IPPR, Demos, the Royal Society for the Arts, the Hansard Society, the Foreign Policy Centre, the Fabian Society, and the Citizenship Foundation.
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  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (Print and e-Reference Editions Available)

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    Using archives, diaries and memoirs, David Faber has meticulously reconstructed one of the momentous events of the twentieth century. Moreover, he manages to tell the story of the Munich conference in a manner that grips the reader even though the outcome is a well-known tragedy. -- Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University, and author of The Powers to Lead
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  • Making Meanings, Creating Family (Intertextuality and Framing in Family Interaction)

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    Cynthia Gordon uses tape-recorded conversations about everyday, mundane topics among three dual-income families to explore how family communication creates a special kind of meaning and a sense of distinctive group coherence within the family., A husband echoes back words that his wife said to him hours before as a way of teasing her. A parent always uses a particular word when instructing her child not to talk during naptime. A mother and family friend repeat each other's instructions as they supervise a child at a shopping mall. Our everyday conversations necessarily are made up of "old" elements of language-words, phrases, paralinguistic features, syntactic structures, speech acts, and stories-that have been used before, which we recontextualize and reshape in new and creative ways. In Making Meanings, Creating Family, Cynthia Gordon integrates theories of intertextuality and framing in order to explore how and why family members repeat one another's words in everyday talk, as well as the interactive effects of those repetitions. Analyzing the discourse of three dual-income American families who recorded their own conversations over the course of one week, Gordon demonstrates how repetition serves as a crucial means of creating the complex, shared meanings that give each family its distinctive identity. Making Meanings, Creating Family takes an interactional sociolinguistic approach, drawing on theories from linguistics, communication, sociology, anthropology, and psychology. Its presentation and analysis of transcribed family encounters will be of interest to scholars and students of communication studies, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and psychology-especially those interested in family discourse. Its engagement with intertextuality as theory and methodology will appeal to researchers in media, literary, and cultural studies., 1. Introduction: Intertextuality and Framing in Family Discourse ; 2. "All right my love?" "All right my dove": Extreme Intextuality and "Framing Family" ; 3. "Tell Uncle Noodles what you did today": Intertextuality, Child-centered Frames, and "Extending Family" ; 4. "You're the superior subject": Layering Meanings by Creating Overlapping and Embedded Frame ; 5. "Kelly, I think that hole must mean Tigger": Blending Frames and Reframing in Interaction ; 6. Conclusion: Intetextuality, Framing, and the Study of Family Discourse ; Postscript: "Old habits never die, they just mutate" ; Appendix: Transcription Conventions ; Notes ; References ; Index, Cynthia Gordons meticulous and stunningly insightful analysis of a unique data set demonstrates how family members make use of, and create, frames by repeating and transforming earlier utterances in their daily conversations. A truly groundbreaking book that enriches our understanding of framing, intertextuality, family interaction, and the interrelationship among them. Deborah Tannen, Georgetown University, Cynthia Gordon is Assistant Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University. She is the co-editor of Family Talk: Discourse and Identity in Four American Families.
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  • United in Diversity? (Comparing Social Models in Europe and America)

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    This book systematically analyzes how much European countries and the U.S. have in common and how much variation we find within the enlarged E.U. in central spheres of socio-economic and political life., Since the advent of the European Union, politicians have increasingly emphasized the notion of a European social model as an alternative to the American form of market capitalism, which is seen as promoting economic growth without regard for solidarity and social progress. As this political discourse has advanced, social scientists and academic policy analysts have raised questions concerning the extent to which the E.U. and U.S. social models exist outside the minds of diplomats and politicians seeking to stitch together a common identity. How much unity is there still within Europe after the Eastern enlargements have considerably increased economic and cultural diversity? To whatever extent one might discern a distinct set of commonalities that represent the core of a European approach, how different are the European characteristics of social, economic, and political life from those of America? Addressing these issues, this book systematically analyzes how much European countries and the United States have in common and how much variation we find within the enlarged European Union in eight central spheres of socio-economic and political life: employment, equality/mobility, educational opportunity, integration of immigrants, democratic functioning, political participation, rights to welfare, and levels of public spending. Drawing on empirical analyses by U.S. and European scholars who represent multi-disciplinary backgrounds, each of these topics is put under scrutiny. The results of this study illuminate points of convergence and divergence as seen from the perspectives of scholars from both sides of the Atlantic., INTRODUCTION ; JENS ALBER AND NEIL GILBERT ; PART I: STATE: STRUCTURE AND POLICY ; SECTION I. DEMOCRATIC FUNCTIONING ; 1. Democratic Quality in America and Europe. Stein Ringen ; 2. Liberalism and Democracy in America Today. John Samples ; SECTION II. POLITICAL INTEGRATION ; 3. The Inequality of Electoral Participation in Europe and America and the Politically Integrative Functions of the Welfare State. Jens Alber and Ulrich Kohler ; 4. Income Inequality and Participation in United States Elections.Michael P. McDonald ; SECTION III. PATTERNS OF PUBLIC EXPENDITURE ; 5. Patterns of State Expenditure in Europe and America. Francis G. Castles ; 6. Comparative Analyses of Stateness and State Action: What Can We Learn From Patterns of Expenditure? Neil Gilbert ; SECTION IV. CITIZENSHIP AND WELFARE ; 7. Concepts and Practices of Social Citizenship in Europe: The Case of Poverty and Income Support for the Poor. Chiara Saraceno ; 8. The New American Model of Work-Conditioned Public Support. Rebecca M. Blank ; PART 2: SOCIETY: CONDITIONS AND OUTCOMES ; SECTION V. THE GOAL OF FULL EMPLOYMENT ; 9. Welfare and Employment: a European Dilemma? Werner Eichhorst and Anton Hemerijck ; 10. Fulfilling the Ballyhoo of a Peak Economy? The US Economic Model. Richard B. Freeman ; SECTION VI. INEQUALITY AND MOBILITY ; 11. Egalitarianism versus Economic Dynamics? An Empirical Assessment of the Friedman Conjecture. Markus Gangl ; 13. Are United States Inequality and Mobility Trends in the European Union's Future? Richard V. Burkhauser and Kenneth A. Couch ; SECTION VII. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ; 13. Education in Europe and the Lisbon Benchmarks Jutta Allmendinger, Christian Ebner, and Rita Nikolai ; 14. The U.S. Educational System: Can it be a Model for Europe? Patricia Maloney and Karl Ulrich Mayer ; SECTION VIII. IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION ; 15. Different Countries, Different Groups, Same Mechanisms? The Structural Assimilation of the Second Generation in Europe (D, F, GB) and the U.S. Frank Kalter and Nadia Granato ; 16. Immigration and Nativism in the United States and Europe: Demography and Globalization versus the Nation-State. Charles Hirschman, Anthony Daniel Perez ; SECTION IX CONCLUSION ; 17. The Epistemology of Comparative Analyses: What Do We Know? Jens Alber, Neil Gilbert, [This book] can be read with profit by experts as well as those with a general interest in the subject. The Journal of Public Policy, Jens Alber is Professor of Sociology at the Free University of Berlin and Director of the Research Unit Inequality and Social Integration at the Social Science Center Berlin. Neil Gilbert is Chernin Professor of Social Welfare at the School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, faculty leader of the Center for Comparative Family Welfare and Poverty Research, and was the Founding Director of the Family Welfare Research Group.
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  • Agency and Deontic Logic

    Karton Kapak
    This original new work develops deontic logic against the background of a theory of agency in indeterministic time. The goal is to present a formal account of what individuals and groups of agents ought to do under various conditions and over extended periods of time., John Horty effectively develops deontic logic (the logic of ethical concepts like obligation and permission) against the background of a formal theory of agency. He incorporates certain elements of decision theory to set out a new deontic account of what agents ought to do under various conditions over extended periods of time. Offering a conceptual rather than technical emphasis, Horty's framework allows a number of recent issues from moral theory to be set out clearly and discussed from a uniform point of view., 1. OVERVIEW ; 2. INDETERMINISM AND AGENCY ; 2.1 Branching time ; 2.1.1 Frames and Models ; 2.1.2 2.1.2 Propositions ; 2.2 Individual agency ; 2.2.1 Agents and choices ; 2.2.2 Stit operators ; 2.2.3 Some logical considerations ; 2.3 Individual ability ; 2.3.1 Kenny's objections ; 2.3.2 Brown's theory ; 2.3.3 Refraining and ability ; 2.4 Group agency and ability ; 2.4.1 Group actions ; 2.4.2 A group agency operator ; 3. OUGHT TO BE ; 3.1 The standard theory ; 3.2 A utilitarian theory ; 3.2.1 General models ; 3.2.2 Utilitarian models ; 3.2.3 Logic of the utilitarian ought ; 3.3 The Meinong/Chisholm analysis ; 3.3.1 The analysis ; 3.3.2 Some logical features ; 3.4 Evaluating the analysis ; 3.4.1 Agency in the complement ; 3.4.2 The gambling problem ; 4. OUGHT TO DO ; 4.1 Dominance ; 4.1.1 Ordering the propositions ; 4.1.2 A sure-thing argument ; 4.1.3 Ordering the actions ; 4.2 Dominance act utilitarianism ; 4.2.1 Optimal actions ; 4.2.2 The finite choice condition ; 4.3 A new deontic operator ; 4.3.1 The definition ; 4.3.2 Deontic logic and act utilitarianism ; 4.3.3 Logic of the dominance ought ; 4.4 Independence ; 4.4.1 Independence and conditionals ; 4.4.2 Conditionals and sure-thing reasoning ; 4.4.3 Refining the analysis ; 5. CONDITIONAL OUGHTS ; 5.1 Conditionally optimal actions ; 5.2 A conditional operator ; 5.2.1 The definition ; 5.2.2 Some logical considerations ; 5.3 Two patterns of argument ; 5.3.1 The action argument ; 5.3.2 The ought argument ; 5.4 Orthodox act utilitarianism ; 5.4.1 An example ; 5.4.2 The definition ; 5.4.3 An orthodox deontic operator ; 6. GROUP OUGHTS ; 6.1 Optimal group actions ; 6.2 Individual and group act utilitarianism ; 6.3 Deontic operators for group oughts ; 6.3.1 Definitions ; 6.3.2 Some logical points ; 6.4 Rule utilitarianism ; 6.4.1 Formulating the theory ; 6.4.2 Act and rule utilitarianism ; 7. STRATEGIC OUGHTS ; 7.1 Strategies ; 7.1.1 Basic idea ; 7.1.2 Limiting the range ; 7.2 Strategies and choices ; 7.2.1 Agency ; 7.2.2 Ability ; 7.3 Strategic dominance and optimality ; 7.3.1 Dominance ; 7.3.2 Optimality ; 7.4 A strategic ought operator ; 7.4.1 The definition ; 7.4.2 Logical points ; 7.4.3 Actualism and possibilism ; A. Proofs of validities and propositions ; A.1 Validities ; A.2 Propositions ; Bibliography ; Index, "Agency and Deontic Logic represents a major advance in the field, developing fresh ideas for thinking about longstanding internal problems and making significant connections with external areas of research, most notably decision theory and utilitarian ethical theory. Although the book is technically sophisticated, the discussion is exceptionally clear and readable and benefits greatly from numerous examples and diagrams. Agency and Deontic Logic should interest an audience that includes logicians, computer scientists, and those working in decision theory, game theory, and ethics, as well as applications of these disciplines. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews This fine book is resource-rich and thought-provoking. I recommend it to all analytic philosophers interested in exploring the implications of a robust indeterminism for consequentialism. It is must reading for those who work on formal approaches to normative reasoning. Mind This is an excellent book. It makes an original and important contribution to deontic logic. Anyone interested in formalizing a utilitarian notion of personal and collective obligation ought to consider this book. Journal of Logic, Language, and Information Agency and Deontic Logic develops deontic logic against the background of a theory of agency in non-deterministic time. Horty tells a self-contained story without losing momentum by diving into the conceptual and technical details that are met along the way. His formulations are precise and clear, and he takes the time to put forward a wealth of concepts and ideas. We strongly recommend anyone interested in the philosophical and logical aspects of reasoning about oughts, agency, and action to get hold of a copy of this book. Artificial Intelligence and Law, John Horty is a Professor in the Philosophy Department and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Frege on Definitions (Oxford, 2007) as well as papers on a variety of topics in logic, philosophy, and computer science.
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  • The Human Embryo Research Debates (Bioethics in the Vortex of Controversy)

    Sert Kapak
    This is an account of the author's work on the Human Embryo Research Panel and it places the philosophical issues such as requirements of public reasoning and the determination of moral personhood in a narrative framework. It also bridges the discussion up to the present with chapters on stem cell research and cloning., The Human Embryo Research Panel was charged with developing guidelines for all federally funded research on the human embryo. Controversy swirled around everything it did. This account of the author's work on the Panel places philosophical issues such as requirements of public reasoning and the determination of moral personhood, in a narrative framework. It also bridges the discussion with chapters on stem cell research and cloning., Introduction; 1. Into the Vortex; 2. Determining Moral Status; 3. Drafting a Report; 4. The Issue of Research Embryos; 5. Politics Intrudes; 6. The Cloning Controversy; 7. The Stern Cell Debate; Conclusion; Afterword; Appendix A: Schema of Embryo Development; Appendix B: Human Embryo Research Panel: Categories of Research, ..".it's important to grapple with this book in the debate about human life's beginning and its value." - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly"Serious readers of science, philosophy, law and government who are interested in medical research cannot fail to enjoy The Human Embryo Research Debates. It should be required reading for students across these disciplines, not to mention for those on the right of so-called 'abortion politics'- if they care about the arguments, that is."--Nature December 2001..".an absorbing account and an invaluable resource."--JAMA April 2002"Serious readers of science, philosophy, law and government who are interested in medical research cannot fail to enjoy The Human Embryo Research Debates. It should be required reading for students across these disciplines, not to mention for those on the right of so-called 'abortion politics'- if they care about the arguments, that is."--Nature December 2001..".an absorbing account and an invaluable resource."--JAMA April 2002
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  • Simple Sentences, Substitution, and Intuitions

    Karton Kapak
    The phenomenon of substitution failure is a longstanding focus of discussion for philosophers of language. Jennifer Saul presents the first full-length treatment of this puzzling feature of language, and explores its implications for the theory of reference and names, and for the methodology of semantics., The phenomenon of substitution failure is a longstanding focus of discussion for philosophers of language. Substitution failure occurs when a change from one co-referential name to another (e.g. from 'Superman' to 'Clark Kent') affects the truth-value of a sentence. Jennifer Saul has shown that this can occur even in the simplest of sentences. She presents the first full-length treatment of this puzzling feature of language, and explores its implications for the theory of reference and names, and for the methodology of semantics., Introduction ; 1. Substitution and Simple Sentences ; 2. Simple Sentences and Semantics ; 3. Simple Sentences and Implicatures ; 4. The Enlightenment Problem, and a Common Assumption ; 5. Abandoning (EOI) ; 6. Beyond Matching Propositions ; Appendix A: Extending the Account ; Appendix B: Belief Reporting, A sharp and skillful study... Saul's book constitutes a fresh and incisive contribution to the philosophy of language. It is certainly a msut read for anyone interested in the classic substitution puzzles and also anyone interested in questions about the methodology of semantics and philosophy of language. N. Angel Pinillos Mind 119, Jennifer Saul is a professor of philosophy at the University of Sheffield. She is Co-Editor for Feminism entries for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and on the Editorial Board for Symposia in Gender, Race, and Philosophy. She is on the Executive Committee for the Aristotelian Society and the Society for Women in Philosophy, and on the Analysis Committee.
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