Presenting a fascinating analysis of the idea of what cant be said, this book ascertains whether the notion of there being a truth, or a state of affairs, or knowledge that cant be expressed linguistically is a coherent notion. The author distinguishes different senses in which it might be said that something cant be said.The first part looks at the question of whether ineffability is a coherent idea. Part two evaluates two families of arguments regarding whether ineffable states of affairs actually exist: the argument from mysticism and the argument from epistemic boundedness. Part three looks more closely at the relation between mystic and non-mystic stances. In the fourth and final part the author distinguishes five qualitatively different types of ineffability.Ineffability and Philosophy is a significant contribution to this area of research and will be essential reading for philosophers and those researching and studying the philosophy of language.
Conflict Management, Security and Intervention in East Asia: Third-Party Mediation in Regional Conflict
This edited volume examines the sources, manifestations and management of conflict in East Asia, which contains many of the world s conflict flashpoints, such as the Korean Peninsula and the China-Taiwan Strait.In particular, the book will elaborate on the following themes:general and NGO approaches to third-party mediation in conflict situations;regional conflict management approaches in East Asia; andthird-party interventions in the context of Beijing-Taipei.The volume examines third-party mediation experiences from both theoretical and historical/practical perspectives, arguing that mediation is of great significance for regional peace and stability in East Asia, with a focus on the important case of Taiwan-China.This book will be of interest to students of regional security, Asian studies, peace studies, conflict studies and international relations.
The concept of standards seems antithetical to the ways critical educators are dedicated to teaching, but what would standards look like if they were generated from social justice perspectives and through collaborative and inclusive processes? Such is the central question posed by the contributors of this groundbreaking collection on the interconnectivity of social justice, peace, and environmental preservation. Challenging education that promotes consumerism, careerism, and corporate profiteering, they boldly offer examples of a new paradigm for practicing a transformative critical pedagogy. Rather than just talking about coalition building within and across educational communities, they demonstrate how we might communicate from different vantage points and disciplinary boundaries to create a broader picture of social and eco-justice. Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education will be required reading for educators and students who want to envision and practice living, acting, and teaching for a better world.
Meeting the Needs of Your Most Able Pupils in Modern Foreign Languages covers the areas that all MFL teachers need to be aware of: Recent government legislation, national initiatives and departmental policy. The book provides subject specific guidance, illustrated with case studies on the following areas:support for more able students with learning difficulties (ADHD, dyslexia, sensory impairment) recognizing high potential or ability multiple intelligences and learning styles classroom provision planning differentiation, extension and enrichment teacher questioning skills homework recording and assessment beyond the classroom: visits, residentials, competitions, summer schools, masterclasses, links with universities, businesses and other organizations.Including access to online materials this book is essential reading for secondary teachers, subject heads of departments, Gifted and Talented co ordinators, SENCos and LA advisers.
Richard Stanley Peters
This work of military history integrates the Italian dimension into the wider political and military history of early modern Europe.
When his fist album was released in 1967, Leonard Cohen was already well known in his native Canada as a poet and novelist, and in the United States as the writer behind Judy Collins hugely popular recording of Suzanne. With the sucess of the first and through the release of ten more albums, Cohen gained a reputation as a highly literate and daring songwriter.Over the years his status as a cult artist has grown, and in 1988 the release of his album Im Your Man put Cohen back into the mainstream spotlight. Later, The Future brought him renewed, widespread acclaim and this collection will include lyrics from that album, together with many of his famous classics, such as Suzanne, Joan of Arc and The Chelsea Hotel.Stranger Music brings together Cohens song lyrics and a generous selection of his poetry (originally published between 1956-1992). It is a long overdue celebration of Leonard Cohens extraordinary gift for language that speaks with rare clarity, passion and timelessness.
Best known for his ideas relating to evolution, French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744 1829) first built his reputation as a botanist and was elected to the prestigious Academie des Sciences in 1779. His career took a new turn in 1793 when he was made professor of insects, worms and microscopic animals at the Museum National dHistoire Naturelle, although he lacked prior knowledge of the subject area. Undaunted, Lamarck set out to classify organisms which few naturalists had considered worthy of study since Linnaeus. He was the first to distinguish vertebrates from invertebrates a term he coined by the presence of a vertebral column. In this groundbreaking seven-volume work, published between 1815 and 1922, he arranges invertebrates into twelve classes, laying the foundations for the modern study of these organisms. Volume 1, first published in 1815, introduces zoological concepts and begins the classification with the simplest microscopic organisms, the infusoria.
This book explores the conditions under which non-state armed groups (NSAGs) participate in post-war security and political governance. The text offers a comprehensive approach to post-war security transition processes based on five years of participatory research with local experts and representatives of former non-state armed groups. It analyses the successes and limits of peace negotiations, demobilisation, arms management, political or security sector integration, socio-economic reintegration and state reform from the direct point of view of conflict stakeholders who have been central participants in ongoing and past peacebuilding processes.Challenging common perceptions of ex-combatants as spoilers or passive recipients of aid, the various contributors examine the post-war transitions of these individuals from state challengers to peacebuilding agents. The book concludes on a cross-country comparative analysis of the main research findings and the ways in which they may facilitate a participatory, inclusive and gender-sensitive peacebuilding strategy.Post-War Security Transitions will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, security governance, war and conflict studies, political violence and IR in general.
Semper Fi: The Psalms of Robert Alexander, by Erik Pettersen: a devotional biography which presents the poignant and inspirational writings of a terminally ill former Marine, within the context of parallel spiritual and physical events in his life.