2019-12-12

Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology: A Montessori Perspective

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  • Full Title : Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology: A Montessori Perspective
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 135001883X
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Drawing on the work of Maria Montessori and contemporary virtue epistemologists such as Linda Zagzebski and Jason Baehr, Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology presents a new interpretation of the nature of intellectual agency and its associated virtues. Focusing on Montessori's interpretation of specific virtues including sensory attentiveness, intellectual love and intellectual humility, it discusses why these are virtues, why one can be held responsible for them, and how they relate to each other. Moreover, it considers pedagogical implications of considering these capacities to be virtues. Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology not only reveals the value of seeing Montessori as a virtue epistemologist, it encourages educationalists to take seriously the cultivation of intellectual virtues as an important part of the education of children.


2001-02-16

Our Practices, Our Selves

By Todd May
  • Full Title : Our Practices, Our Selves
  • Author : Todd May
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780271039312
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A book for everyone interested in learning how philosophy is done and what it can tell us about who we are.


2021-03-14

Connect to your Spirit and ET Guides

By Peter Slattery
  • Full Title : Connect to your Spirit and ET Guides
  • Author : Peter Slattery
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1008987204
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Many people wonder if they have Guides, how many they have, and how they can connect with them. In Connect to your Spirit and ET Guides, Peter Maxwell Slattery helps the reader gain direct connection to their own Guides. The benefits people have experienced from the information and techniques in this book include: Increased psychic abilities, Deeper connection to themselves on a soul level, Firsthand experience and information from their Guides, Protection techniques and how to use discernment when connecting with Beings, and Meaning and understanding in their lives. ​ Peter also describes some of the difficulties that might be experienced when practicing these techniques—and how to manage any difficulties that arise—plus descriptions of fascinating Beings from our universe and beyond that meditators might encounter.


2016-04-30

Foucault's Political Challenge

By Henrik Paul Bang
  • Full Title : Foucault's Political Challenge
  • Author : Henrik Paul Bang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137314117
  • Pages : 251
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  • Language : English
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This book examines Foucault's political framework for connecting political authority with practices of freedom. It starts from the older Foucault's claim that where there is obedience there cannot be government by truth. Then it shows how this claim runs like a red thread through his entire life project.


2013-05-13

Progress in Self Psychology, V. 17

By Arnold I. Goldberg
  • Full Title : Progress in Self Psychology, V. 17
  • Author : Arnold I. Goldberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134906854
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Volume 17 of Progress in Self Psychology, The Narcissistic Patient Revisited, begins with the next installment of Strozier's "From the Kohut Archives": first publication of a fragment by Kohut on social class and self-formation and of four letters from his final decade. Taken together, Hazel Ipp's richly textured "Case of Gayle" and the commentaries that it elicits amount to a searching reexamination of narcissistic pathology and the therapeutic process. This illuminating reprise on the clinical phenomenology Kohut associated with "narcissistic personality disorder" accounts for the volume title. The ability of modern self psychology to integrate central concepts from other theories gains expression in Teicholz's proposal for a two-tiered theory of intersubjectivity, in Brownlow's examination of the fear of intimacy, and in Garfield's model for the treatment of psychosis. The social relevance of self psychology comes to the fore in an examination of the experience of adopted children and an inquiry into the roots of mystical experience, both of which concern the ubiquity of the human longing for an idealized parent imago. Among contributions that bring self-psychological ideas to bear on the arts, Frank Lachmann's provocative "Words and Music," which links the history of music to the history of psychoanalytic thought in the quest for universal substrata of psychological experience, deserves special mention. Annette Lachmann's consideration of empathic failure among the characters in Shakespeare's Othello and Silverstein's reflections on Schubert's self-states and selfobject needs in relation to the specific poems set to music in his Lieder round out a collection as richly broad based as the field of self psychology itself.


2020-06-25

Love, Technology and Theology

By Scott A. Midson
  • Full Title : Love, Technology and Theology
  • Author : Scott A. Midson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0567689956
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This volume explores love in the context of today's technologies. It is difficult to separate love from romanticist ideals of authenticity, intimacy and depth of relationship. These ideals resonate with theological models of love that highlight the way God benevolently created the world and continues to love it. Technologies, which are designed in response to our desires, do not necessarily enjoy this romanticist resonance, and yet they are now remodelling the world. Are technologies then antithetical to love? In this volume, leading theologians have brought together themes of theology, technology and love for the first time, exploring different areas where notions of love and technology are problematized. In a world where algorithms and artificial intelligences interact with us and shape our lives in ever more intricate and even intimate ways, we might feel attachments to and through machines that suggest sentiments of love while also changing how we think about love. Does love always have to be reciprocal? How can we enact love and care for others with technologies? Whose desires do technologies serve – consumers, corporations, creatures? This volume offers a systematic review of the challenges of living in a technologically saturated world, by means of critical application of, as well as reflection on, theological discussions about love.


2015-09-01

Inquiring into Human Enhancement

By Sylvie Allouche,Jean Gayon,Michela Marzano,Jérôme Goffette
  • Full Title : Inquiring into Human Enhancement
  • Author : Sylvie Allouche,Jean Gayon,Michela Marzano,Jérôme Goffette
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137530073
  • Pages : 278
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Human enhancement has become a major concern in debates about the future of contemporary societies. This interdisciplinary book is devoted to clarifying the underlying ambiguities of these debates, and to proposing novel ways of exploring what human enhancement means and understanding what practices, goals and justifications it entails.


2012-03-08

Personhood and Presence

By Ewan Kelly
  • Full Title : Personhood and Presence
  • Author : Ewan Kelly
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0567247570
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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The greatest asset which people in pastoral care offer in a caring relationship is themselves, or to be more precise, the aspects of self which they have reflected upon. Offering oneself to other people in order to provide companionship along the road of life, especially when the particular stage on the journey is one of anticipated or actual loss, is an act which is both challenging and yet potentially life enhancing for a carer. The purpose of this book is to offer an aid to those who seek to understand themselves better with a view to enhancing the quality of spiritual and pastoral care they offer. Here the reference point for reflexivity is the caring relationship. Yet as we are fundamentally the same beings in personal and professional relationships, readers may also find stimulus to reflect on what they bring to a variety of relationships including that with the Sacred and, indeed, themselves.


2015-12-31

The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods

By Christopher Daly
  • Full Title : The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods
  • Author : Christopher Daly
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137344555
  • Pages : 698
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This Handbook contains twenty-six original and substantive papers examining a wide selection of philosophical methods. Drawing upon an international range of leading contributors, it will help shape future debates about how philosophy should be done. The papers will be of particular interest to researchers and high-level undergraduates.


2020-01-21

Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice

By Karen Atkinson
  • Full Title : Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice
  • Author : Karen Atkinson
  • Publisher : Singing Dragon
  • ISBN Code : 1787751767
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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Practical and informative, this hands-on manual clearly depicts the relationship between mindfulness and compassion, demonstrating how one supports the other. The book offers a fresh perspective on mindfulness that resonates with a human approach and helps practitioners to validate their work by giving a sense of grounding and direction, and providing a safe, appropriate and transformative process in which to conduct inquiry. Including chapters on the meaning of Compassionate Mindful Inquiry and the Model of Inquiry, Atkinson facilitates transformational change and offers guidance for those incorporating mindfulness teaching into their own professional practice.


2014-03-18

The Person in Narrative Therapy

By M. Guilfoyle
  • Full Title : The Person in Narrative Therapy
  • Author : M. Guilfoyle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137380551
  • Pages : 227
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  • Language : English
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This book argues that narrative practice does not have a coherent formulation of personhood in the way one finds in other fields, such as psychoanalysis and cognitive-behavioural therapy. It examines the post-structural principles that underpin narrative practice, which make available powerful conceptual tools for theorizing the person.


2016-04-15

Queer Methods and Methodologies

By Catherine J. Nash
  • Full Title : Queer Methods and Methodologies
  • Author : Catherine J. Nash
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317072677
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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Queer Methods and Methodologies provides the first systematic consideration of the implications of a queer perspective in the pursuit of social scientific research. This volume grapples with key contemporary questions regarding the methodological implications for social science research undertaken from diverse queer perspectives, and explores the limitations and potentials of queer engagements with social science research techniques and methodologies. With contributors based in the UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia, this truly international volume will appeal to anyone pursuing research at the intersections between social scientific research and queer perspectives, as well as those engaging with methodological considerations in social science research more broadly.


2015-10-22

The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy

By Barry Dainton,Howard Robinson
  • Full Title : The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy
  • Author : Barry Dainton,Howard Robinson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1474236472
  • Pages : 672
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  • Language : English
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Featuring chapters on the latest developments in fifteen core subjects in analytic philosophy, The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy is an essential guide for all those working in the field today. Introducing its history and looking ahead to new research directions, this companion brings together a team of internationally renowned philosophers to explore the major concepts, thinkers and areas of inquiry in the analytic tradition With an extensive glossary, an annotated bibliography, a timeline of major events and publications, and a guide to further resources, this comprehensive companion is ideal for use on courses. Broken down into three parts, it covers: The history of analytic philosophy, from Frege, Moore and Russell to Wittgenstein, the Vienna Circle and beyond the more recent work of four influential American philosophers: Quine, Davidson, Putnam and Kripke Current analytic philosophy in action in subjects such as philosophy of mind and language, moral and political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of science, mathematics, perception, free will and personal identity Recent trends and developments such as the rise of specialisation and science, self-consciousness and analytic metaphysics Broaching the controversial question of what analytical philosophy is, explaining how it differs from Continental Philosophy and exploring the extent to which it in a state of crisis, The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy presents an authoritative introduction to the origins and future of Anglo-America's dominant philosophical tradition. Now available in paperback, this edition includes updated references and a chapter on Ethics and the problem of overdemandingnes.


2008-12-18

Healing with Art and Soul

By Kathy Luethje
  • Full Title : Healing with Art and Soul
  • Author : Kathy Luethje
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1443803081
  • Pages : 490
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  • Language : English
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This fascinating collection of essays contains a variety of perspectives about the use of expressive arts for facilitating physical and emotional healing. Each author within brings a fresh approach and unique experiences to their writing. Within these pages, you will find many ideas for the use of the arts and can learn how to engage the inner layers of the self that allow natural healing processes of the body and soul to flourish. When we fully engage an art modality, we find ourselves in a place in our consciousness that could be called 'healingspace,' where we feel ourselves whole and re-member ourselves as well. From psychic trauma to physical illness, dis-ease of many kinds may be addressed through the various techniques discussed here. The tools offered by some authors are population specific and age appropriate, while several authors have given us the philosophical underpinnings for it all. While the authors within represent the grassroots voices of this new and rapidly expanding field, several of them have developed their own methods for using the arts, and have thriving practices. Our approach is wholistic. Music, visual arts, movement, dance, and poetry are discussed as separate modalities and in combination with one another in a process or flow. The reader will engage in our experiences with these modalities as they have been lived. The complementary CD that accompanies this book will allows the listener to have a full sound experience of toning. If a rationale is needed for establishing arts programs in medical centers or other health facilities, it can be found here. The book offers tools for self development and for group facilitation. Those wanting to expand their healing practice through the use of the arts will find the book to be a faithful guide. Anyone wishing for a fuller understanding of how the arts may work to facilitate healing will find much food for thought within these pages.


2017-04-21

Massive Open Online Courses and Higher Education

By Rebecca Bennett,Mike Kent
  • Full Title : Massive Open Online Courses and Higher Education
  • Author : Rebecca Bennett,Mike Kent
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1317099613
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Since the first MOOC was launched at the University of Manitoba in 2008, this new form of the massification of higher education has been a rollercoaster ride for the university sector. The New York Times famously declared 2012 to be the year of the MOOC. However, by 2014, the number of academic leaders who believed the model was unsustainable doubled to more than 50%. While the MOOC hype has somewhat subsided, the attitudes and anxieties of this peak time can still be seen influencing universities and their administrations. This is the first volume that addresses Massive Open Online Courses from a post-MOOC perspective. We move beyond the initial hype and revolutionary promises of the peak-MOOC period and take a sober look at what endures in an area that is still rapidly growing, albeit without the headlines. This book explores the future of the MOOC in higher education by examining what went right, what went wrong and where to next for the massification of higher education and online learning and teaching. The chapters in this collection address these questions from a wide variety of different backgrounds, methodologies and regional perspectives. They explore learner experiences, the move towards course for credit, innovative design, transformations and implications of the MOOC in turn. This book is valuable reading for students and academics interested in education, eLearning, globalisation and information services.


2014-08-21

Philosophy and Childhood: Critical Perspectives and Affirmative Practices

By W. Kohan
  • Full Title : Philosophy and Childhood: Critical Perspectives and Affirmative Practices
  • Author : W. Kohan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 113746917X
  • Pages : 129
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  • Language : English
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Kohan offers a transformative, revolutionary, and more radical alternative theory and practice of philosophy for children. He critiques the current state of philosophy for children and demonstrates alternative ways of thinking and practicing philosophy in childhood education.


2016-06-01

Images of History

By Richard Eldridge
  • Full Title : Images of History
  • Author : Richard Eldridge
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190605332
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Developing work in the theories of action and explanation, Eldridge argues that moral and political philosophers require accounts of what is historically possible, while historians require rough philosophical understandings of ideals that merit reasonable endorsement. Both Immanuel Kant and Walter Benjamin recognize this fact. Each sees a special place for religious consciousness and critical practice in the articulation and revision of ideals that are to have cultural effect, but they differ sharply in the forms of religious-philosophical understanding, cultural criticism, and political practice that they favor. Kant defends a liberal, reformist, Protestant stance, emphasizing the importance of liberty, individual rights, and democratic institutions. His fullest picture of movement toward a moral culture appears in Religion within the Bounds of Mere Reason, where he describes conjecturally the emergence of an ethical commonwealth. Benjamin defends a politics of improvisatory alertness and consciousness-raising that is suspicious of progress and liberal reform. He practices a form of modernist, materialist criticism that is strongly rooted in his encounters with Kant, Hölderlin, and Goethe. His fullest, finished picture of this critical practice appears in One-Way Street, where he traces the continuing force of unsatisfied desires. By drawing on both Kant and Benjamin, Eldridge hopes to avoid both moralism (standing on sharply specified normative commitments at all costs) and waywardness (rejecting all settled commitments). And in doing so, he seeks to make better sense of the commitment-forming, commitment-revising, anxious, reflective and sometimes grownup acculturated human subjects we are.


2013-12-18

Mass Education, Global Capital, and the World

By T. Griffiths,R. Imre
  • Full Title : Mass Education, Global Capital, and the World
  • Author : T. Griffiths,R. Imre
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137014822
  • Pages : 201
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  • Language : English
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By presenting a series of intricate analyses of educational phenomena through the theoretical lenses offered by Immanuel Wallerstein and István Mészáros, the book engages readers and helps them to critically analyze their own participation in the global economy, as citizens, policy-makers, and academics or teachers.


2015-10-21

Engaged Teaching in Theology and Religion

By Renee K. Harrison,Jennie S. Knight
  • Full Title : Engaged Teaching in Theology and Religion
  • Author : Renee K. Harrison,Jennie S. Knight
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137445653
  • Pages : 202
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book guides scholars and teachers of theology and religion through a process of self-reflection that leads to intentional, transformative teaching, dialogue, and reform in theological education and religious studies.


2014-10-03

Lenten Reflections

By Milton E. Lopes
  • Full Title : Lenten Reflections
  • Author : Milton E. Lopes
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • ISBN Code : 1490851526
  • Pages : 324
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  • Language : English
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This book is written for those among us who have weathered life’s storms, yet sense a nagging emptiness in their spiritual well-being. Lenten Reflections: From the Desert to the Resurrection is written for those of us who want to be more spiritual. It is divided into four parts. Part One sets the framework for a treatment of the study of our salvation. It is devoted to the historical roots of Lent, its purpose, and its theology. To that end, this section also provides the reader with an overview of the creation story, a discussion of evil and sin, and a summary of the Trinity and the incarnation. Part Two sets the stage for an initial reflection on Lent, while Part Three introduces the disciplines needed to successfully pass through the desert to spiritual wholeness. Four seminal questions are posed: Where are we? What are we? Who are we? Why are we? Answers to these questions set the stage for what many spiritual masters call the purgative way, in which the Twelve-Step Program of Alcoholic Anonymous is suggested as a framework to one’s first steps into spiritual wholeness. At some point in their spiritual journey, the reader moves into what these same spiritual masters call the illuminative and unitive ways. Part Four is entitled “The Agony and Exultation.” Here, we join Jesus on the road to Calvary, where he is crucified. We know a mysterious joy as he rises from the tomb. We end our reflections with his departure from his disciples, the coming of the Paraclete, and a new understanding of the meaning behind Jesus’ sacrifice and life on earth.