Why did the window break when it was hit by the stone? Because the window is brittle and the stone is hard; hardness and brittleness are powers, dispositional properties or dispositions.. Dispositions are essential to our understanding of the world. This book is a record of the debate on the nature of dispositions between three distinguished philosophers - D. M. Armstrong, C. B. Martin and U. T. Place - who have been thinking about dispositions all their working lives. Their distinctive accounts cover many of the issues surrounding dispositions such as the nature of mind, matter, universals, existence, laws of nature and causation. Dispositions illuminates this central topic in analytic philosophy and at the same time highlights deeper concerns of metaphysics.
Since its first publication in 1970 this book has become one of the most widely read introductory books on phenomenology and is used as a standard text in many universities from Germany to Korea and China. Praised for its accessibility and clarity the book has attracted a wide readership both within and outside the academia. Its author has over the years published a number of other books on Philosophy in which he has developed important theories of his own. This clear and elegant introduction traces Husserl s philosophical development from his early preoccupation with numbers and his conflict with Frege to the transcendental phenomenology of his mature period. There is also a brief critical exposition of the views of Scheler, Heidegger, Sartre and other philosopher influenced by Husserl.
C.S. Peirce is one of the most important philosophers to have emerged from the United States. The first of the American pragmatists and creator of semiotics, his work has been a major influence on 20th-century thought.
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Alicia, a bartender near the University of Minnesota, never dreamed that her life would be turned upside down when she accepted an invitation to dinner from Tony Jablinksi. She knew he was married and rich. What could go wrong? Soon, she did learn that Tony and his wife Collette were into the alternative lifestyle of bondage. Tony and Collette enjoyed teaching Alicia about her new life of submission in no uncertain terms. They had a goal in mind and a future planned for her that was far different than anything she could have imagined, one that shocked her to the very core of her being, But one which turned her on as well, because she discovered that rather than hating bondage, she responded to it and was prepared to submit.Erotica. 50614 words long.
English conservatism since the Restoration provides both the most incisive short account of the doctrine of conservatism available, and a selection of extracts from key writings to elucidate its argument. Robert Eccleshall traces the history of the doctri
What implications are applications of new genetic technologies in biomedicine having on social identity in today s society?New Genetics, New Identities, a wide-ranging multi-disciplinary volume in the CESAGen Genetics & Society Book series, presents not only theoretical reflection but also empirical case studies drawn from an international array of authors. Including the highly controversial areas of reproductive technologies and use of human embryos in biomedical research, other key features include:a fresh analysis of a wide-range of social and political concerns in the development of new social identities examinations of the social implications of identity formation as a result from advances in genetic technologies from a number of perspectives both locally and globally resources of a wide range of social science disciplines to discuss significant sociological, anthropological, political and ethical issues.This superb collection is an essential informative read for postgraduates and academics in the fields of sociology, anthropology and scientific technologies giving a comparative approach to complex issues surrounding the social implications of these advances in a period of rapid social change.
The contributors to this book are leaders, consultants or managers in organizations who provide narrative accounts of their actual work and daily experience. They explore how the perspective of complex responsive processes assists them to make sense of their experience and so to develop their practice.Offering a different method of making sense of an individual s experience in a rapidly changing world, this book uses reflective accounts of ordinary everyday life in organizations rather than idealized accounts. The editors commentary introduces and contextualizes these experiences as well as drawing out key themes for further research.
High school freshman Jane Grey is all set to paint the town red with a fresh new look and her great old boyfriend. That is, until a freckle faced boy comes along and throws a wrench in the works. Jane has to look a lot further afield than her math book to figure this one out.
This book examines the studies of Aristotles Poetics and its related texts in which three Medieval philosophers - Alfarabi, Avicenna and Averroes - proposed a conception of poetic validity (beauty), and a just relation between subjects in a community (goodness). The work considers the relation of the Poetics to other Aristotelian texts, the transmission of these works to the commentators context, and the motivations driving the commentators reception of the texts. The book focuses on issues central to the classical relation of beauty to truth and goodness.