Hermeneutics

Vernunft und Verstehen

Hans-Georg Gadamers anthropologische Hermeneutikkonzeption

Author: Bernd Weyh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783631489147

Category: Hermeneutics

Page: 166

View: 8145

Diese Untersuchung zielt darauf ab, sich anhand der philosophischen Hermeneutik Hans-Georg Gadamers die Frage nach dem Sinnganzen des Menschen, nach seinem Wesen, zu stellen. Der Mensch, so sagt Gadamer mit Aristoteles, ist das Wesen, welches sprachliche Vernunft besitzt. Weil aber Sprache zentral auf das Verstehen hin ausgerichtet ist und sich in ihm erst eigentlich verwirklicht, darum ist die Frage nach dem Verstehen des Menschen zugleich als Frage nach der Realisierung seines Propriums die Frage danach, wer der Mensch eigentlich sei. Die Hermeneutik als das menschliche Reflektieren auf sein Verstehen erweist sich somit bei naherem Hinsehen als erheblich mehr denn als blosse -Kunstlehre-: Sie ist ein Nachdenken des Menschen uber sich selbst."
Mathematics

Introductory Mathematics: Algebra and Analysis

Author: Geoffrey C. Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447106199

Category: Mathematics

Page: 215

View: 3553

This text provides a lively introduction to pure mathematics. It begins with sets, functions and relations, proof by induction and contradiction, complex numbers, vectors and matrices, and provides a brief introduction to group theory. It moves onto analysis, providing a gentle introduction to epsilon-delta technology and finishes with continuity and functions. The book features numerous exercises of varying difficulty throughout the text.
Education

Comparison, understanding, and teacher education in international perspective

Author: Shenkeng Yang,Gerhard W. Schnaitmann

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 227

View: 2215

Comparison, Understanding and Teacher Education in International Perspective presents an analysis of some methodological issues in educational research. Based on the comparisons of various understandings of human rationality in eastern and western philosophical traditions, this book attempts to discuss time, value, causal explanation, meaning, comparison and nature of knowledge in educational research. With reference to the discussed methodological reflections, a comparison of teacher education in Germany, the United States, Britain and Taiwan, R.O.C. is presented against their respective cultural backgrounds.
Education

Learning Scenarios for Social and Cultural Change

«Bildung» Through Academic Teaching

Author: Lara Rodríguez Sieweke

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631729281

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 2496

If the university should be an open space that meets today's social, cultural and ecological challenges, one must critically review the different disciplines' approaches to education. Our proposals come from various disciplines that contribute in transforming the practical significance of their approaches into knowledge for university education.
Computers

Advanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript

Author: Rex van der Spuy

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430258012

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 2188

How do you make a video game? Advanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript is a down to earth education in how to make video games from scratch, using the powerful HTML5 and JavaScript technologies. This book is a point-by-point round up of all the essential techniques that every game designer needs to know. You'll discover how to create and render game graphics, add interactivity, sound, and animation. You’ll learn how to build your own custom game engine with reusable components so that you can quickly develop games with maximum impact and minimum code. You’ll also learn the secrets of vector math and advanced collision detection techniques, all of which are covered in a friendly and non-technical manner. You'll find detailed working examples, with hundreds of illustrations and thousands of lines of source code that you can freely adapt for your own projects. All the math and programming techniques are elaborately explained and examples are open-ended to encourage you to think of original ways to use these techniques in your own games. You can use what you learn in this book to make games for desktops, mobile phones, tablets or the Web. Advanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript is a great next step for experienced programmers or ambitious beginners who already have some JavaScript experience, and want to jump head first into the world of video game development. It’s also great follow-up book for readers of Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript (by the same author) who want to add depth and precision to their skills. The game examples in this book use pure JavaScript, so you can code as close to the metal as possible without having to be dependent on any limiting frameworks or game engines. No libraries, no dependencies, no third-party plugins: just you, your computer, and the code. If you’re looking for a book to take your game design skills into the stratosphere and beyond, this is it!
Health & Fitness

Maternal Impressions

Pregnancy and Childbirth in Literature and Theory

Author: Cristina Mazzoni

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801440359

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 228

View: 713

In an unusual combination of reflection, autobiography, theory, and criticism, Cristina Mazzoni looks at childbirth and early maternity from the perspective of an academic mother with three young children. Mazzoni draws upon examples ranging from contemporary advice manuals and novels to the work of turn-of-the-century Italian scientists and women writers, as well as fairy tales, religious texts, psychoanalytic accounts, and feminist theory. Throughout her investigations of the various forces that shape cultural views of pregnancy and childbirth, Mazzoni strives to imagine and deploy maternity as a concept and a reality capable of challenging conventional representations of subjectivity. The questions she addresses dwell on relationship and interdependence, the inseparability of the personal and the political, and the connections and interactions between bodies and power. Maternal Impressions is far more than a book of literary criticism and theory. It reveals the multiple bonds and continuities between the contradictory ways in which pregnancy and childbirth were represented a century ago and the manner in which they still haunt feminist experience today. In her conclusion, Mazzoni points toward a possible ethics of maternity.
Music

Rainbow Songbook

Favorite Music for All Ages

Author: Alan C. Whitmore

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781551453927

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 8321

In this second volume of the Lectionary Story Bible series, author Ralph Milton once again brings his enormous talent as storyteller to the task of retelling biblical stories. Based on the bestselling Family Story Bible, the Lectionary Story Bible Year B includes many new and wonderfully engaging stories from both the Hebrew and New Testament scriptures. At least one, but usually two stories from the lections are included for each Sunday of the church year making Lectionary Story Bible Year B a complete lectionary resource for Christian educators, camp leaders, worship leaders, and families who want to share their faith at home. The book also includes a scripture index of the stories included in the collection, for non-lectionary settings and uses. Adept at handling even difficult material, Ralph Milton writes stories that are positive and life-affirming, use inclusive language, and portray a God of love to children and adults alike. Margaret Kyle has created many new illustrations brimming with the energy, curiosity, and joy that so characterizes her work. Lectionary Story Bible Year B is the second in a three-volume series that will cover all three years of the Revised Common Lectionary. The complete set will be the largest collection of Bible stories for children ever published, and an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to share faith stories with children and make the Bible relevant to young people today.
History

Shifting the Blame

Literature, Law, and the Theory of Accidents in Nineteenth Century America

Author: Nan Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136693483

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 9031

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Literary Criticism

Sympathetic Ink

Intertextual Relations in Northern Irish Poetry

Author: Shane Alcobia-Murphy

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846310326

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

View: 7862

Northern Irish poets have been notably reticent when addressing political issues in their work. In Sympathetic Ink, Shane Alcobia-Murphy traces that tendency through the works of Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, and Medbh McGuckian. Using collections of the poets’ papers made only recently available, Alcobia-Murphy focuses on the oblique, subtle strategies they apply to critique contemporary political issues. He employs the concept of sympathetic ink, or invisible ink, arguing that rather than avoiding politics, these poets have, via complex intertextual references and resonances, woven them deeply into the formal construction of their works. Acute and learned, Sympathetic Ink will serve as a perfect introduction to these crucial figures of Irish poetry.
Biography & Autobiography

Moments Of Being

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448181887

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 3493

Virginia Woolf's only autobiographical writing is to be found in this collection of five unpublished pieces. Despite Quentin Bell's comprehensive biography and numerous recent studies of her, the author's own account of her early life holds new fascination - for its unexpected detail, the strength of its emotion, and its clear-sighted judgement of Victorian values. In 'Reminiscences' Virginia Woolf focuses on the death of her mother, 'the greatest disaster that could happen', and its effect on her father, the demanding patriarch who took a high toll of the women in his household. She surveys some of the same ground in 'A Sketch of the Past', the most important memoir in this collection, which she wrote with greater detachment and supreme command of her art shortly before her death. Readers will be struck by the extent to which she drew on these early experiences for her novels, as she tells how she exorcised the obsessive presence of her mother by writing To the Lighthouse. The last three papers were composed to be read to the Memoir Club, a postwar regrouping of Bloomsbury, which exacted absolute candour of its members. Virginia Woolf's contributions were not only bold but also original and amusing. She describes George Duckworth's passionate efforts to launch the Stephen girls; gives her own version of 'Old Bloomsbury'; and, with wit and some malice, reflects on her connections with titled society.
Medicine.

Why Psychiatry is a Branch of Medicine

Author: Samuel B. Guze

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine.

Page: 147

View: 4280

This groundbreaking new book clarifies the debate about treating mental illness by applying the medical model - the traditional way of thinking about disease - to psychiatric disorders, an approach that ties clinical practice and research to the broader perspective of modern biology. In the author's view, brain function variations are involved in the development of psychopathological syndromes, while at the same time, subjective experiences - cognitive and emotional - are important manifestations of brain physiology in health and disease. Guze's argument emphasizes the need for careful attention to psychiatric diagnosis and to each of three main research strategies inherent in the medical model: the epidemiological, the clinical, and the biological. He emphasizes the importance of controlled studies in all three strategies, noting the many pitfalls associated with drawing facile conclusions from apparent associations. How psychotherapy fits into the medical model and can be joined with biological psychiatry is an important facet of his discussion. He also deals with a number of social, ethical, and philosophical questions that psychiatrists face including causality, teleology, consciousness, mind-brain relationships, reductionism, and free will. The book offers stimulating reading for all psychiatrists, psychologists, and general readers interested in the newest ideas in treating mental illness.
Social Science

Proverbs, Songs, Epic Narratives, Folktales of East Asia

Selected Texts, Parallel Analysis and Comparative Approach

Author: Ping-Chiu Yen

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 4517

This book offers a comparative analysis of the Canadian and American health care systems, and it also explicates and criticizes both Norman Daniels' fair equality of opportunity argument for a right to health care and Allan Buchanon's enforced beneficence argument for a right to a decent minimum of health care. Cust advances an argument, based on David Gauthier's Morals by Agreement, that people have a right to a just minimum of health care. The significance of Cust's book is that the main argument is based on four important notions central to contemporary social, moral, and political theory: namely, the notions of liberty, equality, consent, and mutual advantage.
Mathematics

Degeneration of Abelian Varieties

Author: Gerd Faltings,Ching-Li Chai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662026325

Category: Mathematics

Page: 318

View: 2939

A new and complete treatment of semi-abelian degenerations of abelian varieties, and their application to the construction of arithmetic compactifications of Siegel moduli space, with most of the results being published for the first time. Highlights of the book include a classification of semi-abelian schemes, construction of the toroidal and the minimal compactification over the integers, heights for abelian varieties over number fields, and Eichler integrals in several variables, together with a new approach to Siegel modular forms. A valuable source of reference for researchers and graduate students interested in algebraic geometry, Shimura varieties or diophantine geometry.

Thoroughbred Yearling Selection Based on Biomechanics

Modern Conformation Levering

Author: Ross Brunt

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499204742

Category:

Page: 98

View: 686

You will never look at a Thoroughbred yearling or racehorse in the same way. Based on bone structure, muscle and levering. This book explains the key body parts, and how they apply to distance-gearing, ability, athleticism, etc. Begins with the basics in layman terms building the reader's knowledge and confidence, and only then moves on to advanced detail. Learning how sets of bones function such as the elbow and shoulder joints, wither and stifle-set, fore and hind, and much more. Simply explained with images to help the learning process. Purchase yearlings with the critical 'racehorse specific' traits. Identify yearlings as potential precocious 2yos, early types that will train on or, improving classic types. Quickly spot obscured weaknesses and strengths that many experts miss. Thought provoking and innovative. The book is not based on the traditional veterinary or classic textbook theory - you may not agree with everything you read, but it will get you thinking. Written side by side with a trainer specifically to be understood by those who are coming from a basic conformation/levering knowledge base.
Computers

CSS Web Design For Dummies

Author: Richard Mansfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780764597541

Category: Computers

Page: 380

View: 6142

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a Web markup standard that allows Web designers to define the appearance and position of a Web page using special dynamic effects This book is the perfect beginner reference, showing those new to CSS how to design Web pages and implement numerous useful CSS effects available Seasoned For Dummies author Richard Mansfield explains how CSS can streamline and speed up Web development Explains how to take control of the many elements in a Web page, integrate CSS into new or existing sites, choose the best coding techniques, and execute advanced visual effects such as transitions U Features a special discussion on browser incompatibility issues involving CSS and how to solve potential problems
Computers

Dynamical systems with saturation nonlinearities

analysis and design

Author: Derong Liu,Anthony N. Michel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540198888

Category: Computers

Page: 191

View: 2071

This three-part monograph addresses topics in the areas of control systems, signal processing and neural networks. Procedures and results are determined which constitute the first successful synthesis procedure for associative memories by means of artificial neural networks with arbitrarily pre-specified full or partial interconnecting structure and with or without symmetry constraints for the connection matrix.
Mathematics

Capacity Theory on Algebraic Curves

Author: Robert S. Rumely

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540462090

Category: Mathematics

Page: 438

View: 6811

Capacity is a measure of size for sets, with diverse applications in potential theory, probability and number theory. This book lays foundations for a theory of capacity for adelic sets on algebraic curves. Its main result is an arithmetic one, a generalization of a theorem of Fekete and Szegö which gives a sharp existence/finiteness criterion for algebraic points whose conjugates lie near a specified set on a curve. The book brings out a deep connection between the classical Green's functions of analysis and Néron's local height pairings; it also points to an interpretation of capacity as a kind of intersection index in the framework of Arakelov Theory. It is a research monograph and will primarily be of interest to number theorists and algebraic geometers; because of applications of the theory, it may also be of interest to logicians. The theory presented generalizes one due to David Cantor for the projective line. As with most adelic theories, it has a local and a global part. Let /K be a smooth, complete curve over a global field; let Kv denote the algebraic closure of any completion of K. The book first develops capacity theory over local fields, defining analogues of the classical logarithmic capacity and Green's functions for sets in (Kv). It then develops a global theory, defining the capacity of a galois-stable set in (Kv) relative to an effictive global algebraic divisor. The main technical result is the construction of global algebraic functions whose logarithms closely approximate Green's functions at all places of K. These functions are used in proving the generalized Fekete-Szegö theorem; because of their mapping properties, they may be expected to have other applications as well.
Computers

Brownian Agents and Active Particles

Collective Dynamics in the Natural and Social Sciences

Author: Frank Schweitzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540738452

Category: Computers

Page: 421

View: 5814

This book lays out a vision for a coherent framework for understanding complex systems. By developing the genuine idea of Brownian agents, the author combines concepts from informatics, such as multiagent systems, with approaches of statistical many-particle physics. It demonstrates that Brownian agent models can be successfully applied in many different contexts, ranging from physicochemical pattern formation to swarming in biological systems.
Mathematics

Numerical Solution of SDE Through Computer Experiments

Author: Peter Eris Kloeden,Eckhard Platen,Henri Schurz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642579132

Category: Mathematics

Page: 294

View: 1933

This book provides an easily accessible, computationally-oriented introduction into the numerical solution of stochastic differential equations using computer experiments. It develops in the reader an ability to apply numerical methods solving stochastic differential equations. It also creates an intuitive understanding of the necessary theoretical background. Software containing programs for over 100 problems is available online.