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Educational Philosophy in the French Enlightenment

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Natasha Gill, "Educational Philosophy in the French Enlightenment"
English | 2010 | ISBN-10: 0754662896 | 304 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Educational Philosophy in the French Enlightenment
Though Emile is still considered the central pedagogical text of the French Enlightenment, a myriad of lesser-known thinkers paved the way for Rousseau's masterpiece. Natasha Gill traces the arc of these thinkers as they sought to reveal the correlation between early childhood experiences and the success or failure of social and political relations, and set the terms for the modern debate about the influence of nature and nurture in individual growth and collective life. Gill offers a comprehensive analysis of the rich cross-fertilization between educational and philosophical thought in the French Enlightenment. She begins by showing how in Some Thoughts Concerning Education John Locke set the stage for the French debate by transposing key themes from his philosophy into an educational context. Her treatment of the abbe Claude Fleury, the rector of the University of Paris Charles Rollin, and Swiss educator Jean-Pierre de Crousaz illustrates the extent to which early Enlightenment theorists reevaluated childhood and learning methods on the basis of sensationist psychology. Etienne-Gabriel Morelly, usually studied as a marginal thinker in the history of utopian thought, is here revealed as the most important precursor to Rousseau, and the first theorist to claim education as the vehicle through which individual liberation, social harmony and political unity could be achieved. Gill concludes with an analysis of the educational-philosophical dispute between Helvetius and Rousseau, and traces the influence of pedagogical theory on the political debate surrounding the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1762.

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Federalism: (Major Issues in American History)

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Robert P. Sutton "Federalism: (Major Issues in American History)"
Greenwood Press | 2002-09-30 | ISBN: 0313315310 | 296 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Federalism: (Major Issues in American History)
The issues and controversies surrounding the creation of our federal republic–and the rights of the federal government–have reverberated through many watershed events in the 200+ years of American history. This book will help students to debate those issues as they played out in eight crises from 1787 to the beginning of the 21st century. Expert commentary and 54 primary documents contemporary to the time were carefully selected to represent a variety of views on each issue. Events range from the creation of the federal republic to the ongoing controversy over women's rights. Primary documents include: BLPresidential letters and speeches BLNewspaper opinion pieces BLFirst-person accounts and letters BLSupreme Court decisions BLCongressional debates BLStatutes BLResolutions BLPolitical party platforms A narrative introduction to the issue of federalism over American history will help students contextualize the events in context. A chronology and bibliography of books and Web sites will assist the student researcher.
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Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists

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Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists by Marla Carlson
English | 2010-07-15 | ISBN: 0230103863 | PDF | 240 pages | 1,6 MB

Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists
The urgent debate about torture in public discourse of the twenty-first century thrusts pain into the foreground while research in neuroscience is transforming our understanding of this fundamental human experience. In late-medieval France, a country devastated by the Black Death, torn by civil strife, and strained by the Hundred Year's War with England, the notion of pain shifted within the conceptual frameworks provided by theology and medicine. Performing Bodies in Pain analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering during these two periods, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.
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Non-standard Spatial Statistics and Spatial Econometrics

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Non-standard Spatial Statistics and Spatial Econometrics (Advances in Geographic Information Science) by Daniel A. Griffith and Jean H. Paul Paelinck
English | 2011-01-11 | ISBN: 3642160425 | PDF | 300 pages | 5,7 MB

Non-standard Spatial Statistics and Spatial Econometrics
Despite spatial statistics and spatial econometrics both being recent sprouts of the general tree "spatial analysis with measurement"-some may remember the debate after WWII about "theory without measurement" versus "measurement without theory"-several general themes have emerged in the pertaining literature. But exploring selected other fields of possible interest is tantalizing, and this is what the authors intend to report here, hoping that they will suscitate interest in the methodologies exposed and possible further applications of these methodologies. The authors hope that reactions about their publication will ensue, and they would be grateful to reader(s) motivated by some of the research efforts exposed hereafter letting them know about these experiences.
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Eco-city Planning: Policies, Practice and Design

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Eco-city Planning: Policies, Practice and Design by Tai-Chee Wong
English | 2011 | ISBN: 9400703821 | 319 Pages | PDF | 8 MB
Eco-city planning is a key element of urban land use planning in perspective and of ongoing debate of environmental urban sustainable development with a spatial and practical dimension.

Eco-city Planning: Policies, Practice and Design
The conceptual basis of ecological planning is that we can no longer afford to be merely human-centred in approach. Instead, the interdependency of human and non-human species has forced us to appreciate the rights' and intrinsic values' of non-human species in our pursuit for a sustainable ecosystem. This volume has as approach an emphasis on environmental planning policies whereby, for example, energy saving, anti-pollution measures, use of non-car modes, construction of green buildings, safeguarding of nature and natural habitats in urban areas, and use of more renewable resourcesare promotional norms. Their aims and leading outcome serve to protect the Earth from adverse effects of global warming and different sources of pollution threatening the quality of life of human societies.
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Big Data Revolution: What farmers, doctors and insurance agents teach us about discovering big data patterns

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Big Data Revolution: What farmers, doctors and insurance agents teach us about discovering big data patterns by Rob Thomas
English | Feb 16, 2015 | ISBN: 1118943716 | 288 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/AZW3/PDF (Converted) | 5 MB
Exploit the power and potential of Big Data to revolutionize business outcomes. Big Data Revolution is a guide to improving performance, making better decisions, and transforming business through the effective use of Big Data.

Big Data Revolution: What farmers, doctors and insurance agents teach us about discovering big data patterns
In this collaborative work by an IBM Vice President of Big Data Products and an Oxford Research Fellow, this book presents inside stories that demonstrate the power and potential of Big Data within the business realm. Readers are guided through tried-and-true methodologies for getting more out of data, and using it to the utmost advantage. This book describes the major trends emerging in the field, the pitfalls and triumphs being experienced, and the many considerations surrounding Big Data, all while guiding readers toward better decision making from the perspective of a data scientist.

Companies are generating data faster than ever before, and managing that data has become a major challenge. With the right strategy, Big Data can be a powerful tool for creating effective business solutions – but deep understanding is key when applying it to individual business needs. Big Data Revolution provides the insight executives need to incorporate Big Data into a better business strategy, improving outcomes with innovation and efficient use of technology.

Examine the major emerging patterns in Big Data
Consider the debate surrounding the ethical use of data
Recognize patterns and improve personal and organizational performance
Make more informed decisions with quantifiable results
In an information society, it is becoming increasingly important to make sense of data in an economically viable way. It can drive new revenue streams and give companies a competitive advantage, providing a way forward for businesses navigating an increasingly complex marketplace. Big Data Revolution provides expert insight on the tool that can revolutionize industries.
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Citizens at the Centre: Deliberative Participation in Healthcare Decisions

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Citizens at the Centre: Deliberative Participation in Healthcare Decisions By Elizabeth Barnett, Celia Davies, Margaret Wetherell
Publisher: Po.,licy Pres,,s 2006 | 304 Pages | ISBN: 1861348037 , 1861348029 | PDF | 1 MB

Citizens at the Centre: Deliberative Participation in Healthcare Decisions
Involving citizens in policy decision-making processes – deliberative democracy – has been a central goal of the Labour government since it came to power in 1997. But what happens when members of the public are drawn into unfamiliar debate, with unfamiliar others, in the unfamiliar world of policy making at national level? This book sets out to understand the contribution that citizens can realistically be expected to make. Drawing on the lessons from an ethnographic study of a public involvement initiative in the health service – the Citizens Council of NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) – the book: explores the practical realities behind the much-quoted faith in 'deliberation' that underpins so many models of public involvement; presents the analysis of sixty four hours of video and audiotape capturing a warts-and-all picture of deliberation in action; sets deliberative participatory initiatives within a broad inter-disciplinary context; challenges politicians, policy-makers and academics to develop more realistic approaches to democratic innovation.
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Citizens at the Centre: Deliberative Participation in Healthcare Decisions

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Citizens at the Centre: Deliberative Participation in Healthcare Decisions By Elizabeth Barnett, Celia Davies, Margaret Wetherell
Publisher: Po.,licy Pres,,s 2006 | 304 Pages | ISBN: 1861348037 , 1861348029 | PDF | 1 MB

Citizens at the Centre: Deliberative Participation in Healthcare Decisions
Involving citizens in policy decision-making processes – deliberative democracy – has been a central goal of the Labour government since it came to power in 1997. But what happens when members of the public are drawn into unfamiliar debate, with unfamiliar others, in the unfamiliar world of policy making at national level? This book sets out to understand the contribution that citizens can realistically be expected to make. Drawing on the lessons from an ethnographic study of a public involvement initiative in the health service – the Citizens Council of NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) – the book: explores the practical realities behind the much-quoted faith in 'deliberation' that underpins so many models of public involvement; presents the analysis of sixty four hours of video and audiotape capturing a warts-and-all picture of deliberation in action; sets deliberative participatory initiatives within a broad inter-disciplinary context; challenges politicians, policy-makers and academics to develop more realistic approaches to democratic innovation.
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