Business & Economics

The World in the Model

How Economists Work and Think

Author: Mary S. Morgan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521176190

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 421

View: 8135

Describes the radical shift in the study of economic science; where arguing with words was replaced by reasoning with mathematical models.
Psychology

The World in Your Head

A Gestalt View of the Mechanism of Conscious Experience

Author: Steven M. Lehar

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135636591

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 1220

The World In Your Head: A Gestalt View of the Mechanism of Conscious Experience represents a bold assault on one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in science: the nature of consciousness and the human mind. Rather than examining the brain and nervous system to see what they tell us about the mind, this book begins with an examination of conscious experience to see what it can tell us about the brain. Through this analysis, the first and most obvious observation is that consciousness appears as a volumetric spatial void, containing colored objects and surfaces. This reveals that the representation in the brain takes the form of an explicit volumetric spatial model of external reality. Therefore, the world we see around us is not the real world itself, but merely a miniature virtual-reality replica of that world in an internal representation. In fact, the phenomena of dreams and hallucinations clearly demonstrate the capacity of the brain to construct complete virtual worlds even in the absence of sensory input. Perception is somewhat like a guided hallucination, based on sensory stimulation. This insight allows us to examine the world of visual experience not as scientists exploring the external world, but as perceptual scientists examining a rich and complex internal representation. This unique approach to investigating mental function has implications in a wide variety of related fields, including the nature of language and abstract thought, and motor control and behavior. It also has implications to the world of music, art, and dance, showing how the patterns of regularity and periodicity in space and time--apparent in those aesthetic domains--reflect the periodic basis set of the underlying harmonic resonance representation in the brain.

The Model's Guide

Everything You Need to Know about the World of Professional Modelling

Author: Rachel Woods

Publisher: Thistle Publishing

ISBN: 9781909609426

Category:

Page: 170

View: 4739

Professional modelling is one of the world's most competitive, challenging and changeable industries, and it can be a daunting business for any new or aspiring model to face without guidance. The Model's Guide is a fully comprehensive handbook, written by a professional model with more than ten years' industry experience, which tells everything you need to know in order to enter and succeed in the world of modelling. The book is full of insider tips, stories and anecdotes from the lives of working models, photographers and industry professionals. There is comprehensive advice on how to find an agency, how to get work, and how to promote yourself as a freelance model. The book outlines the various different types of modelling, techniques on how to walk, dress, pose and act on shoots, how to prepare for castings and shoots, general wellbeing and beauty advice, and invaluable advice on how to avoid modelling scams. The Model's Guide captures the nature of the modelling industry and the life of an average model in a way that has never been done before.
Business & Economics

How Economists Model the World Into Numbers

Author: Associate Professor of History and Methodology of Economics Marcel Boumans,Marcel Boumans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113428067X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9293

Economics is dominated by model building, therefore a comprehension of how such models work is vital to understanding the discipline. This book provides a critical analysis of the economist's favourite tool, and as such will be an enlightening read for some, and an intriguing one for others.
Science

The World in 2050

Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future

Author: Laurence C. Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101443529

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 9120

A vivid forecast of our planet in the year 2050 by a rising star in geoscience, distilling cutting-edge research into four global forces: demographic trends, natural resource demand, climate change, and globalization. The world's population is exploding, wild species are vanishing, our environment is degrading, and the costs of resources from oil to water are going nowhere but up. So what kind of world are we leaving for our children and grandchildren? Geoscientist and Guggenheim fellow Laurence Smith draws on the latest global modeling research to construct a sweeping thought experiment on what our world will be like in 2050. The result is both good news and bad: Eight nations of the Arctic Rim (including the United States) will become increasingly prosperous, powerful, and politically stable, while those closer to the equator will face water shortages, aging populations, and crowded megacities sapped by the rising costs of energy and coastal flooding. The World in 2050 combines the lessons of geography and history with state-of-the-art model projections and analytical data-everything from climate dynamics and resource stocks to age distributions and economic growth projections. But Smith offers more than a compendium of statistics and studies- he spent fifteen months traveling the Arctic Rim, collecting stories and insights that resonate throughout the book. It is an approach much like Jared Diamond took in Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse, a work of geoscientific investigation rich in the appreciation of human diversity. Packed with stunning photographs, original maps, and informative tables, this is the most authoritative, balanced, and compelling account available of the world of challenges and opportunities that we will leave for our children.
Science

The Child in the World/The World in the Child

Education and the Configuration of a Universal, Modern, and Globalized Childhood

Author: M. Bloch,D. Kennedy,T. Lightfoot,D. Weyenberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230601669

Category: Science

Page: 239

View: 9099

The contributors look at universalizing discourses concerning young children across the globe, which purport to describe everyone in a scientific and neutral way, but actually create mechanisms through which children are divided and excluded. The contributors to this book employ post-structuralist, postcolonial, and feminist theoretical frameworks.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics

Author: The Late Frederic S. Lee,Bruce Cronin

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782548467

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 640

View: 4918

Despite the important methodological critiques of the mainstream offered by heterodox economics, the dominant research method taught in heterodox programmes remains econometrics. This compelling Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to a range of alternative research methods, invaluable for analysing the data prominent in heterodox studies. Providing a solid basis for a mixed methods approach to economic investigations, the expertly crafted contributions are split into three distinct sections: philosophical foundation and research strategy, research methods and data collection, and applications. Introductions to a host of invaluable methods such as survey, historical, ethnographic, experimental and mixed approaches, together with factor, cluster, complex and social network analytics, are complemented by descriptions of applications in practice. Practical and expansive, this Handbook is highly pertinent for students and scholars of economics, particularly those dedicated to heterodox approaches, as it provides a solid reference for mixed methods not available in mainstream economics research methods courses.
Philosophy

Keeping the World in Mind

Mental Representations and the Sciences of the Mind

Author: Anne Jaap Jacobson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113731558X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

View: 2557

Drawing on a wide range of resources, including the history of philosophy, her role as director of a cognitive neuroscience group, and her Wittgensteinian training at Oxford, Jacobson provides fresh views on representation, concepts, perception, action, emotion and belief.
Art

The Real Real Thing

The Model in the Mirror of Art

Author: Wendy Steiner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226772195

Category: Art

Page: 223

View: 7252

Our era is defined by the model. From Victoria’s Secret and America’s Next Top Model to the snapshots we post on Facebook and Twitter, our culture is fixated on the pose, the state of existing simultaneously as artifice and the real thing. In this bold view of contemporary culture, Wendy Steiner shows us the very meaning of the arts in the process of transformation. Her story begins at the turn of the last century, as the arts abandoned the representation of the world for a heady embrace of the abstract, the surreal, and the self-referential. Today though, this “separate sphere of the aesthetic” is indistinguishable from normal life. Media and images overwhelm us: we gingerly negotiate a real-virtual divide that we suspect no longer exists, craving contact with what J. M. Coetzee has called “the real real thing.” As the World Wide Web renders the lower-case world in ever-higher definition, the reality-based genres of memoir and documentary are displacing fiction, and novels and films are depicting the contemporary condition through model-protagonists who are half-human, half-image. Steiner shows the arts searching out a new ethical potential through this figure: by stressing the independent existence of the model, they welcome in the audience in all its unpredictability, redefining aesthetic experience as a real-world interaction with the promise of empathy, reciprocity, and egalitarian connection. A masterly performance by a penetrating, inquisitive mind, The Real Real Thing is that rarest of books, one whose provocations and inspirations will inspire readers to take a new—and nuanced—look at the world around them.
Religion

The Model of Love

A Study in Philosophical Theology

Author: Vincent Brümmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521449090

Category: Religion

Page: 249

View: 2595

Religious believers understand the meaning of their lives and of the world in terms of the way these are related to God. How, Vincent BrÜmmer asks, does the model of love apply to this relationship? He shows that most views on love take it to be an attitude rather than a relationship: exclusive attention (Ortega y Gasset), ecstatic union (nuptial mysticism), passionate suffering (courtly love), need-love (Plato, Augustine) and gift-love (Nygren). In discussing the issues, BrÜmmer inquires what role these attitudes play within the love-relationship and examines the implications of using the model of love as a key paradigm in theology.
Political Science

Uneconomic Economics and the Crisis of the Model World

Author: M. Watson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137385499

Category: Political Science

Page: 108

View: 6193

What has gone wrong with economics? Economists now routinely devise highly sophisticated abstract models that score top marks for theoretical rigour but are clearly divorced from observable activities in the current economy. This creates an 'uneconomic economics', where models explain relationships in blackboard rather than real-life markets.
Law

An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

Author: Markus D. Dubber

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190243074

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 714

In this second edition of his well-received introductory overview of the Model Penal Code, Markus Dubber retains the book's original aim to serve as an accessible companion to the Code. Professor Dubber unlocks the Model Penal Code's potential as a key to the study of American criminal law for law students and teachers, and for anyone else with an interest in understanding the basic contours of American criminal law. While the book's general goal and basic approach remain unchanged, its content has been thoroughly revised. Citations to primary and secondary materials have been updated and supplemented where appropriate. The American Law Institute's ongoing revision of the Code's sentencing and sexual offense provisions has been taken into account. Also, the comparative analysis found sporadically throughout the original edition has been expanded in places to provide additional context.
Transportation

Ford Model T

The Car That Put the World on Wheels

Author: Lindsay Brooke

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760327289

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 5284

100 years after the introduction of the Model T, this illustrated history tells the full story of the car that launched the American auto industry.
Fiction

The World In-between

Author: IE Castellano

Publisher: IE Castellano

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 9194

Berty Chase knew nothing of Fairies, Elves and Dragons until he was chosen to cross through the portal. He discovers a magical world hidden from the normal world into which he was born. Falling in love, he can not imagine his life without this incredible world. Getting caught in the battle for magic, Berty invokes ancient magic that changes his life and the lives of those around him forever.
Art

This Model World

Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art

Author: Anthony Byrt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869408589

Category: Art

Page: 252

View: 8141

Built around hundreds of hours spent in galleries, artists? studios and on the road from 0Brisbane to Detroit to Venice, this is a deeply personal journey through the contemporary New Zealand art world. It?s a book about major figures like Yvonne Todd, Shane Cotton, Billy Apple, Peter Robinson, Judy Millar and Simon Denny, and emerging artists such as Luke Willis Thompson, Shannon Te Ao and Ruth Buchanan. It?s about severed heads and failed cities; about hot young things and old men with a final point to prove; about looking for God and finding Edward Snowden; and it?s about what it means to investigate the boundary where our bodies hit the world. A deeply personal journey through the contemporary New Zealand art world. 00Anthony Byrt is an award-winning critic and journalist. He is a regular writer for ?Metro?, and contributes to the world?s two leading contemporary art magazines, ?Artforum 0International? and frieze. In 2013 he was Critical Studies Fellow at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, and was New Zealand?s Reviewer of the Year at the 2015 Canon Media Awards. 0.
Africa, Sub-Saharan

Spillovers from the Rest of the World Into Sub-Saharan African Countries

Author: Gustavo Ramirez,Paulo Flavio Nacif Drummond

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 20

View: 2572

This paper investigates the impact of a global slowdown on individual African countries using a series of dynamic panel regressions for countries in the region, relating real growth in domestic output to world growth in trade weighted by partner countries and several control variables: oil prices, non-oil prices, financial variables, and country fixed effects. Estimates are then applied to prepare country-specific simulations. The model, which is shown to estimate well out-of-sample spillover effects in the region, shows that countries in the region are significantly affected by lower external demand for their exports, declines in commodity prices and the terms of trade, and tighter financial conditions abroad. The last, proxied by the spread of three-month Libor to US treasury bills, is to our knowledge one of the first applications of such a measure of financial conditions for countries in the region.
History

The World of Mathematics

Author: James R. Newman

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 588136161X

Category: History

Page: 2535

View: 6373

Business & Economics

An E-Commerce Law for the World: the Model Electronic Transactions Act

The Model Electronic Transactions Act

Author: Stephen Errol Blythe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146916566X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 487

View: 2508

An E-Commerce Law For the World: The Model Electronic Transactions Act contains summaries of E-commerce laws of the United Nations, the European Union, and more than 120 countries on six continents. At the end, the best attributes of those laws are incorporated into a model E-commerce statute for consideration for enactment by lawmakers all over the world. This is Volume 2 of the E-COMMERCE LAW TRILOGY. Volume 1, E-Commerce Law Around the World, was released in 2011; and Volume 3, Certification Authority Law Around the World, is scheduled for release in 2013. All of them will become available for purchase at Xlibris.com, Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, law bookstores and other outlets.
Religion

The Concept of God, the Origin of the World, and the Image of the Human in the World Religions

Author: P. Koslowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401009996

Category: Religion

Page: 161

View: 2348

All religions make statements about God or the Absolute and about "the beginning": about the beginning of the world and the beginning and nature of the human person. Propositions about God, the human person, and the world, statements about God's eternity or process of becoming, about the status and nature of the human person as the "image of God", and about the beginning of the world are woven into "religious speculations about the beginning". The theology, anthropology, and cosmology of the world religions determine the image of the human person and the image of the world in the world cultures shaped by the different religions. They stand in a tense relationship with the anthropologies and cosmologies of modern science, which in turn challenge the religions to deepen their image of the human person. With this volume leading thinkers of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam provide the reader with a first-hand source for understanding the five world religions and their teaching about God, the human person, and the origin of the world.
Social Science

Dominant Divisions of Labor: Models of Production That Have Transformed the World of Work

Author: T. Janoski,D. Lepadatu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137370238

Category: Social Science

Page: 91

View: 5860

The past century of labor was definitively captured by theories like Fordism and Taylorism, or scientific managment, but how do we make sense of global production today? This short book takes a panoramic view of the candidates for the most succinct theory of the 21st century division of labor, including post-Fordism, flexible accumulation, McDonaldization, Waltonism, Nikeification, Gatesism and Siliconism, shareholder value, and lean production and Toyotism. Authors Thomas Janoski and Darina Lepadatu argue that lean production in a somewhat expanded version presents three variations: Toyotism (the strongest form), Nikeification (a moderate form with off-shored plants lacking teamwork) and Waltonism (the merchandising form that presses for off-shoring). While all three share strong elements of "just in time" (JIT) production and supply chain management, they differ in how teamwork and long-term philosophies are valued. This critical review of dominant established theories serves to inform subsequent research on the contemporary international division of labor.