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Visions of Politics: Hobbes and Civil Science (Volume III)
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Visions of Politics: Hobbes and Civil Science (Volume III)
Cambridge University Press | ISBN 0521890608 | 2021-09-16 | PDF | 404 pages | 7.31 MB

The third of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world’s leading intellectual historians. This collection includes some of his most important essays on Thomas Hobbes, each of which has been carefully revised for publication in this form. In a series of writings spanning the past four decades Professor Skinner examines, with his customary perspicuity, the evolution and character of Hobbes’s political thought. An indispensable work in its own right, this volume also serves as a demonstration of those methodological theories propounded in Volume I, and as an appositional commentary on the Renaissance values of civic virtue treated in Volume II. All of Professor Skinner’s work is characterised by philosophical power, limpid clarity, and elegance of exposition; these essays, many of which are now recognised classics, provide a fascinating and convenient digest of the development of his thought.?Professer Skinner has been awarded the Balzan Prize Life Time Achievement Award for Political Thought, History and Theory. Full details of this award can be found at http://www.balzan.it/News_eng.aspx?ID=2474
We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People
Posted By : Alexpal | Date : 10 Jul 2022 22:26 | Comments : 1

We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People by Dan Gillmor (Author)
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.; New Ed edition (January 24, 2022) | ISBN-10: 0596102275 | PDF | 0,6 Mb | 334 pages

Big Media has lost its monopoly on the news, thanks to the Internet. Now that it's possible to publish in real time to a worldwide audience, a new breed of grassroots journalists are taking the news into their own hands. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras, these readers-turned-reporters are transforming the news from a lecture into a conversation.
People on People: The Oxford Dictionary of Biographical Quotations
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 10 Jul 2022 21:35 | Comments : 3

People on People: The Oxford Dictionary of Biographical Quotations
Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN 0198662610 | 2021-12-20 | PDF | 496 pages | 2.31 MB

This is the ultimate collection of quotations from famous people about famous people. From Martin Amis on Jimmy Connors and Jane Austen on Henry VIII, to Liz Hurley on Marilyn Monroe, there are over 4,000 quotations about both historical and contemporary figures from all over the world. The speakers are often as well known as the people they are talking about, and come from a broad range of disciplines rnd professions, including actors, architects, dancers, historians, mathematicians, literary figures, politicians, academics, sports personalities, and scientists. All the quotations about each individual are brought together in an entry headed by a brief description, making it possible to compare what different people have said about one particular person. A detailed author index gives a context line from each quotation, biographical information on authors, and an overview of their comments, often revealing their personalities. Entertaining and perfect for browsing, it is also a valuable biographical resource. Who could fathom Plato's mind? Unless one is a genius philosophy is a mug's game Iris Murdoch on Plato He was a good man, but did not know how to paint El Greco on Michelangelo Madame Curie is very intelligent but as cold as a herring Albert Einstein on Marie Curie We elected a President, not a Pope Barbara Streisand on Bill Clinton His technique is astounding, yet everything is accomplished with the air of someone sauntering through the park on a spring morning Margot Fonteyn on Fred Astaire Keep your eyes on him; some day he will give the world something to talk about Mozart on Beethoven
Unmasking the Face
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 09 Jul 2022 19:48 | Comments : 7

Unmasking the Face
Malor Books | ISBN 1883536367 | 2003-09 | PDF | 212 pages | 9.31 MB

A Must-Have Primer for Learning to Recognize Facial Expressions. Ekman is a leading authority on the study of the facial expressions and their relation to emotion, and this book is a methodical and thorough (for the layperson, at least) introduction to the field, with special focus on recognizing what he calls the six basic universally expressed emotions: happiness, fear, anger, surprise, disgust/contempt, and sadness. Ekman provides clear, well-detailed instructions for recognizing each of these emotions, and the book includes plenty of photos to illustrate the different facial contortions of each emotion. The only complaint I would have is that I had to do a lot of page flipping back and forth to read Ekman's remarks and subsequently refer to the relevant picture. Perhaps a future edition could be better formatted to make it easier for the reader to view the expression alongside Ekman's comments.
Multinationals and Corporate Social Responsibility: Limitations and Opportunities in International Law
Posted By : jackjones | Date : 09 Jul 2022 08:26 | Comments : 2

Multinationals and Corporate Social Responsibility: Limitations and Opportunities in International Law
Cambridge University Press | ISBN 0521844991 | November 13, 2021 | 368 pages | PDF File | 1.23 Mb RAR

"This is by far the best book to date exploring various national and international legal means through which to improve the human rights performance of transnational firms. Zerk is thorough yet innovative, strongly committed to the realization of rights yet admirably flexible in how best to achieve that end. She examines the responsibilities of states and corporations in equal balance, concluding that neither can suffice by itself. This should be required reading for anyone concerned with these critical issues." John G. Ruggie, Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs and Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, Harvard University;UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Business & Human Rights
NGO Accountability: Politics, Principles and Innovations
Posted By : jackjones | Date : 09 Jul 2022 08:17 | Comments : 1

NGO Accountability: Politics, Principles and Innovations
Earthscan Publications | ISBN 184407367X | December 2006| 288 pages | PDF File | 1.05 Mb RAR

As the fastest growing segment of civil society, as well as featuring prominently in the global political arena, NGOs are under fire for being "unaccountable." But who do NGOs actually represent? Who should they be accountable to and how? This book provides the first comprehensive examination of the issues and politics of NGO accountability and governance across all sectors internationally. It offers an assessment of the key technical tools available including legal accountability, certification, and donor-based accountability regimes, and questions whether these are appropriate and viable options or attempts to "rollback" NGOs to a more one-dimensional function as organizers of national and global charity. In the spirit of moving towards greater, real accountability the book looks in detail at innovations that have developed from within NGOs and offers new approaches and flexible frameworks that enable accountability to become a reality for all parties worldwide.
Death of a Generation
Posted By : Alexpal | Date : 05 Jul 2022 21:11 | Comments : 0

Death of a Generation: How the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War by Howard Jones (Author)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (August 27, 2021) | ISBN-10: 0195176057 | PDF | 3,7 Mb | 592 pages
Tuned Out: Why Americans Under 40 Don't Follow the News
Posted By : Alexpal | Date : 05 Jul 2022 20:54 | Comments : 1

Tuned Out: Why Americans Under 40 Don't Follow the News by David T. Z. Mindich (Author)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (March 1, 2022) | ISBN-10: 0195161416 | PDF | 1,7 Mb | 192 pages

Media critic and former CNN editor Mindich takes a common belief"that young people have largely abandoned traditional news"and thoroughly examines many related, more obscure trends to convincingly argue that most young Americans who are "tuned out" not only threaten their own generation but also "democracy itself." Using a range of research approaches, from first-person interviews to large statistical studies of audience preferences, Mindich explodes a number of myths about why young people have shunned serious news.
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
Posted By : outcaast | Date : 01 Jul 2022 17:47 | Comments : 3

Robert Wright, «Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny»
Pantheon | ISBN: 0679442529 | January 4, 2022 | 448 pages | HTML | 1 Mb

Evolution meets game theory in this upbeat follow-up to Wright's much-praised The Moral Animal. Arguing against intellectual heavyweights such as Isaiah Berlin, Karl Popper and Franz Boas, Wright contends optimistically that history progresses in a predictable direction and points toward a certain end: a world of increasing human cooperation where greed and hatred have outlived their usefulness. This thesis is elaborated by way of something Wright calls "non-zero-sumness," which in game theory means a kind of win-win situation. The non-zero-sum dynamic, Wright says, is the driving force that has shaped history from the very beginnings of life, giving rise to increasing social complexity, technological innovation and, eventually, the Internet. From Polynesian chiefdoms and North America's Shoshone culture to the depths of the Mongol Empire, Wright plunders world history for evidence to show that the so-called Information Age is simply part of a long-term trend. Globalization, he points out, has been around since Assyrian traders opened for business in the second millennium B.C. Even the newfangled phenomenon of "narrowcasting" was anticipated, he claims, when the costs of print publishing dropped in the 15th century and spawned a flurry of niche-oriented publications. Occasionally, Wright's use of modish terminology can seem glib: feudal societies benefited from a "fractal" structure of nested polities, world culture has always been "fault-tolerant" and today's societies are like a "giant multicultural brain." Despite the game-theory jargon, however, this book sends an important message that, as human beings make moral progress, history, in its broadest outlines, is getting better all the time.
Sexual Differentiation of the Brain [REPOST]
Posted By : outcaast | Date : 01 Jul 2022 15:08 | Comments : 0

Akira Matsumoto, «Sexual Differentiation of the Brain»
CRC Press | ISBN: 0849311659 | December 21, 2021 | 344 pages | PDF | 18 Mb

Sexual difference in the brain has long been one of the more intriguing research areas in the field of neuroscience. This thorough and comprehensive text uncovers and explains recent neurobiological and molecular biological studies in the field of neuroscience as they relate to the mechanisms underlying sexual differentiation of the brain.Attempts have been made to clarify sex differences in the human brain using noninvasive techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging. Sexual Differentiation of the Brain thoroughly examines these techniques and findings, providing an up-to-date, comprehensive overview written by leading researchers in the field.Just a few of the topics addressed include genetic contributions to the sexual differentiation of behavior; in-vitro studies of the effects of estrogen on estrogen receptor-transfected neuroblastoma cells; and the evolution of brain mechanisms controlling sexual behavior.
Conceptions of Truth
Posted By : tmobile | Date : 27 Jun 2022 02:55 | Comments : 2

Conceptions of Truth
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA (2021-09-11) | ISBN-10: 0199241317 | PDF | 5.3 Mb | 512 pages
Empathy and Fairness (Novartis Foundation Symposia)
Posted By : outcaast | Date : 24 Jun 2022 09:19 | Comments : 2

Novartis Foundation, «Empathy and Fairness (Novartis Foundation Symposia)»
Wiley | ISBN: 047002626X | 1 edition (December 26, 2021) | 240 pages | PDF | 2 Mb

This book brings together work from a wide range of disciplines to explain processes underlying empathy and fairness. It approaches the topic of empathy and fairness from different viewpoints, namely those of social cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, evolutionary anthropology, economics, and neuropathology.
The Effect of Affect in Organizational Settings, Volume 1 (Research on Emotion in Organizations)
Posted By : outcaast | Date : 24 Jun 2022 07:47 | Comments : 3

«The Effect of Affect in Organizational Settings, Volume 1 (Research on Emotion in Organizations)»
Ashkanasy / Zerbe / Hartel | JAI Press | ISBN: 0762312343 | 2021-08-28 | 336 pages | PDF | 1.3 Mb

The study of emotion and affect on organizational settings has been steadily gaining momentum for much of the last decade. The theme of the book, "the effect of affect in organizations," was chosen to capture the centrality of emotion and affect in everyday organizational life. The opening chapter, co-authored by Howard Weiss, one of the inventors of "Affective Events Theory" (AET), sets the scene. At the heart of AET is the idea that organizational members experience daily hassles and uplifts that are reflected in their attitudes and behaviours. Following chapters flesh out the way that AET can be applied, covering a variety of constructs that relate to organizational life, including emotional intelligence, motivation, employee monitoring of web access, and emotional regulation. Other chapters deal with other aspects of emotion in organizations, such as loneliness, leader-member relationships in teams, organizational justice, negative behaviour, creativity, and organizational reactions to crisis situations. In the final chapter, Rob Briner and his colleagues round out the theme in a critical account of emotion in organizations.
The New Handbook of Methods in Nonverbal Behavior Research (Series in Affective Science)
Posted By : outcaast | Date : 24 Jun 2022 06:58 | Comments : 3

«The New Handbook of Methods in Nonverbal Behavior Research (Series in Affective Science)»
Harrigan / Rosenthal / Scherer | Oxford Univ. Press | ISBN: 0198529619 | 2021-11-24 | 536 pages | PDF | 4 Mb

For many years the Handbook of Methods in Nonverbal Behavior Research (Scherer and Ekman, 1982) has been an invaluable text for researchers looking for methods to study nonverbal behavior and the expression of affect. A successor to this essential text, The New Handbook of Methods in Nonverbal Behavior Research is a substantially updated volume with 90% new material. It includes chapters on coding and methodological issues for a variety of areas in nonverbal behavior: facial actions, vocal behavior, and body movement. Issues relevant to judgment studies, methodology, reliability, analyses, etc. have also been updated. The topics are broad and include specific information about methodology and coding strategies in education, psychotherapy, deception, nonverbal sensitivity, and marital and group behavior. There is also a chapter detailing specific information on the technical aspects of recording the voice and face, and specifically in relation to deception studies. This volume will be valuable for both new researchers and those already working in the fields of nonverbal behavior, affect expression, and related topics. It will play a central role in further refining research methods and coding strategies, allowing a comparison of results from various laboratories where research on nonverbal behavior is being conducted.
Truth, Knowledge, Or Just Plain Bull: How To Tell The Difference : A Handbook of Practical Logic and Clear Thinking
Posted By : outcaast | Date : 24 Jun 2022 06:42 | Comments : 7

«Truth, Knowledge, Or Just Plain Bull: How To Tell The Difference : A Handbook of Practical Logic and Clear Thinking»
Bernard M. Patten | Prometheus Books | ISBN: 1591022460 | 2004-10 | 363 pages | PDF & LIT | 1 Mb

Want to sort out the claims of experts, pseudoexperts, scam artists, and liars alike? In this erudite yet entertaining handbook on critical thinking, Dr. Bernard M. Patten uses neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, and plain logic to teach you to do all this and more. Patten shows that clear thinking is not only fun but keeps you out of trouble, makes you more efficient, helps you develop and maintain prosperity, and generally gives you an edge in both your personal and business life. With his scientific background and philosophical training, Patten offers readers the most reliable and current information on how the brain thinks, learns, and remembers. By means of many startling contemporary examples and insights, the author exercises your mind - so you acquire valuable knowledge quickly and painlessly. Fast, fact-filled, and fun, this superb self-help guide to better thinking teaches you to take control of your own destiny by accurately determining the truth of statements and behaviors in many contexts.