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Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

A New History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Author: John V. Pickstone
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719059940
  • Category: Medicine
  • Page: 271
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Discusses the historical development of science, technology and medicine in Western Europe and North America from the Renaissance to the present. Identifies four principle ways of knowing within specific periods:natural history in the eighteenth centuryanalysis following the French Revolutionexperiment in the epoch of modernismthe current presence of technoscience. Balances the historical exposition of natural magic and natural theology with a philosophical interpretation of the Scientific Revolution and reflective comments on Foucault and Collingwood. Strikes a balance between theoretical discussion and empirical illustration. Redefines the geography of science, technology and medicine.

Women's Ways of Knowing

Women's Ways of Knowing

The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind 10th Anniversary Edition

  • Author: Mary Field Belenky,Blythe Mcvicker Clinchy,Nancy Rule Goldberger,Jill Mattuck Tarule
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 9780465090990
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Despite the progress of the women's movement, many women still feel silenced in their families and schools. This moving and insightful bestseller, based on in-depth interviews with 135 women, explains why they feel this way. Updated with a new preface exploring how the authors' collaboration and research developed, this tenth anniversary edition addresses many of the questions that the authors have been asked repeatedly in the years since Women's Ways of Knowing was originally published.

Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

Anthropological Approaches to Crafting Experience and Knowledge

  • Author: Mark Harris
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781845453640
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 340
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That there are multiple ways of knowing the world has become a truism. What meaning is left in the sheer familiarity of the phrase? The essays here consider how humans come to know themselves and their worlds. Should anthropologists should seek complexity or simplicity in their analyses of other societies? By going beyond the notion that a way of knowing is a perspective on the world, this book explores paths to understanding, as people travel along them, craft their knowledge and shape experience. The topics examined here range from illness to ignorance, teaching undergraduates in Scotland to learning a Brazilian martial arts dance, Hegels concept of the dialectic to the poetry of a Swahili philosopher. A central concern is how anthropologists can know and write about the silent, theconcealed and theembodied. Mark Harris teaches Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. He has conducted fieldwork in the Brazilian Amazon and archival research on a massive rebellion there in the 1830s. His publications include Life on the Amazon (2000), Some other Amazonians (ed. with Stephen Nugent, 2004), The Child in the City (ed. with Anna Grimshaw, 2000).

Designerly Ways of Knowing

Designerly Ways of Knowing

  • Author: Nigel Cross
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3764384840
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 138
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Publisher description: "The concept 'designerly ways of knowing' emerged in the late 1970s alongside new approaches in design education. Professor Nigel Cross, a respected design researcher, first articulated this idea in his paper 'Designerly Ways of Knowing' published in 1982. This book is a unique insight into expanding discipline area with important implications for design research, education and practice. This book traces the development of a research interest in articulating and understanding the idea that designers have and use 'designerly' ways of knowing and thinking. The following topics are covered: - nature and nurture of design ability; - creative cognition in design; - natural intelligence of design; - design discipline versus design science; and, - expertise in design. As a timeline of scholarship and research and a resource for understanding how designers think and work, this book will interest researchers, teachers and students of industrial and product design; design practitioners, and design managers."

New Ways of Knowing

New Ways of Knowing

The Sciences, Society, and Reconstructive Knowledge

  • Author: Marcus G. Raskin,Herbert J. Bernstein,Susan Buck-Morss
  • Publisher: Rl Innactive Titles
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 293
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Examines the social and ethical aspects of science and argues that research should incorporate social responsibility, democratic principles, and ethical standards

Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

Competing Methodologies in Social and Political Research

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1137159979
  • Category:
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Blackfoot Ways of Knowing

Blackfoot Ways of Knowing

The Worldview of the Siksikaitsitapi

  • Author: Betty Bastien,Jürgen W. Kremer
  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • ISBN: 1552381099
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 235
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This book clearly articulates the philosophical and epistemological foundations of Blackfoot ways of knowing. It examines the interdependent, interconnecting and reciprocal relationships of identity, knowledge, and research among the Blackfoot-speaking peoples. It is a journey of connecting the ancient pieces of the knowledge processes of indigenous peoples. This book is an important contribution to indigenous scholarship and offers a special insight into the stories being told through a moving personal narrative.

Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

Experience, Knowledge, and Power Among the Dene Tha

  • Author: Jean-Guy Goulet
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803221710
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 334
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This innovative study reveals the creative world of a Native community. Once seminomadic hunters and gatherers who traveled by horse wagon, canoe, and dog sled, the Dene Tha of northern Canada today live in government-built homes in the settlement of Chateh. Their lives are a distinct blend of old and new, in which traditional forms of social control, healing, and praying entwine with services supplied by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a nursing station, and a Roman Catholic church. Many older cultural beliefs and practices remain: ghosts linger, reincarnating and sometimes causing deaths; past and future are interpreted through the Prophet Dance; ?animal helpers? become lifelong companions and sources of power; and personal visions and experiences are considered the roots of true knowledge. Why and how are such striking beliefs and practices still vital to the Dene Tha? Drawing on extensive fieldwork at Chateh, anthropologist Jean-Guy Goulet delineates the interconnections between the strands of meaning and experience with which the Dene Tha constitute and creatively engage their world. Goulet?s insights into the Dene Tha?s ways of knowing were gained through directly experiencing their lifeway rather than through formal instruction. This experiential perspective makes his study especially illuminating, providing an intimate glimpse of a remarkable and enduring Native community.

Science and Its Ways of Knowing

Science and Its Ways of Knowing

  • Author: John Hatton
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • ISBN: 9780132055765
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 150
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This broad collection of accessible essays helps readers develop a fuller appreciation of the nature of science and scientific knowledge in general. The focus throughout is on the relationships in science between fact and theory, about the nature of scientific theory, and about the kinds of claims on truth that science makes. Arranges essays according to three essential aspects of scientific practice: Method, theory, and discovery. For scientists looking to broaden their general knowledge of basic scientific theory.

Other Ways of Knowing

Other Ways of Knowing

Recharting Our Future with Ageless Wisdom

  • Author: John Broomfield
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
  • ISBN: 9780892816149
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 259
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Our environment and our civilization are in crisis. But the wisdom to chart a new course is available to us from unexpected sources, including the sacred traditions of our ancestors. From the Polynesian technique of remote viewing to the formative causation theory of Rupert Sheldrake, Other Ways of Knowing examines perceptions and practices that challenge the narrow perspective of the West.

Challenging Ways of Knowing

Challenging Ways of Knowing

In English, Mathematics and Science

  • Author: Dave Baker,John Clay,Carol Fox
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780750705257
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 214
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In this book the contributors challenge how everyday uses of reading, writing, numeracy and science are cast aside in favour of academic language and academic discourse. They examine the construction of knowledge in & outside educational institutions.

Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

Science and Mysticism Today

  • Author: Chris Clarke
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1845406834
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 335
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The world faces a crisis of meaning. The old stories - whether the exclusive claims of rival religions or the grand schemes of perennial philosophy - seem bankrupt to many. The editorial stance of this book is that mysticism and science offer a way forward here, but only if they abandon the idol of a single logical synthesis and acknowledge the diversity of different ways of knowing. The contributors, from disciplines as diverse as music, psychology, mathematics and religion, build a vision that honours diversity while pointing to an implicit unity.

Seven Ways of Knowing

Seven Ways of Knowing

  • Author: David Kottler
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 0761851909
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 138
  • View: 459
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The book examines what we mean when we say we know something, and the extent and sureness of this knowledge. It starts with an analysis of our perception of material objects, the role of evolution, and the nature of space and time, and discusses different types of knowledge.

Learning and Teaching the Ways of Knowing

Learning and Teaching the Ways of Knowing

  • Author: Elliot Eisner
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226600871
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 320
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The Eighty-Fourth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Part II

The Basic Ways of Knowing

The Basic Ways of Knowing

An In-depth Study of Kumārila's Contribution to Indian Epistemology

  • Author: Govardhan P. Bhatt
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
  • ISBN: 9788120805804
  • Category: Hindu philosophy
  • Page: 435
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The book gives a penetrating and full-length study of epistemology in the school of Bhatta Mimamsa. The work is based on an intensive and critical study of the Sanskrit texts which have not been utilized by any other Oriental scholar so far. It is very much different from other books on the subject because it not only discusses historically the epistemology of the Bhatta School but also discusses many really philosophical problems connected with epistemology in general and Indian epistemo-logy in particular. One of the most valuable features of the work is the comparative references which it makes to standard epistemologists of Western philosophy. The book reaches the highest watermark in its line. It compares and contrasts the Bhatta position on various issues with not only other Indian schools but also with some of the European philosophers like Russell, Moore, Reid, Hume, Mill and Kant. In a sense it is an exercise in comparative philosophy. This is inevitable, as otherwise, the position of the Bhatta School cannot be clarified and brought out in depth.

African Divination Systems

African Divination Systems

Ways of Knowing

  • Author: Philip M. Peek
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253343093
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 230
  • View: 484
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"This volume of finely crafted case studies is also the vehicle for an important general theory of divination.... this is a book overflowing with ideas that will powerfully stimulate further research." -- Journal of Ritual Studies "The essays in this collection provide a very useful overview of both the diversity of African divination systems and of recent approaches to their study." -- Choice This unique collection of essays by an exceptional international group of Africanists demonstrates the central role that divination continues to play throughout Africa in maintaining cultural systems and in guiding human action. African Divination Systems offers insights for current discussions in comparative epistemology, cross-cultural psychology, cognition studies, semiotics, ethnoscience, religious studies, and anthropology.

Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

Kierkegaard's Pluralist Epistemology

  • Author: Marilyn Gaye Piety
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781602582620
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 196
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In developing, then, a general outline of Kierkegaard's views, Piety provides the foundational material for future contextualizing and comparative scholarship.--R. W. Fischer, University of Illinois at Chicago "Choice"

Story as a Way of Knowing

Story as a Way of Knowing

  • Author: Kevin M. Bradt
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9781556129063
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 255
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This book, rather ironically, uses the written word to draw together threads from science, psychotherapy, scripture, and homiletics that can help us recognize and reclaim the power of oral-aural storying as a way of knowing. Story as a Way of Knowing will open your mind and imagination to new ways of thinking and knowing about yourself, others, your world, and your God.

Ways of Learning and Knowing

Ways of Learning and Knowing

The Epistemology of Education

  • Author: Hugh G. Petrie
  • Publisher: Living Control Systems Publ
  • ISBN: 1938090063
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 376
  • View: 8207
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Hugh Petrie, the author of the chapters in this anthology, spent his entire professional life as a philosopher, philosopher of education, and educational administrator fascinated by the questions of how we learn and how we know what we learn. The chapters in this anthology are selected from the articles and book chapters he published during his career. They include critiques of behaviorism and its supposed relevance to educational practice, analyses of the issues involved with interdisciplinary education, the nature of conceptual change, the role of metaphor as an essential component in learning anything radically new, a thorough-going examination of current educational testing dogma, and several discussions of the importance of ways of knowing for various educational policy issues. The works are informed throughout by the insights of evolutionary epistemology and Perceptual Control Theory. These two under-appreciated approaches show how an adaptation of thought and action to the demands of the natural and social world explain how learning and coming to know are possible. These insights are as relevant today as they were when the chapters were first written.

Jacques Maritain and the Many Ways of Knowing

Jacques Maritain and the Many Ways of Knowing

  • Author: Douglas A. Ollivant
  • Publisher: CUA Press
  • ISBN: 9780966922646
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 330
  • View: 1523
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Drawing on the writings of Jacques Maritain--and by extension those of Thomas Aquinas--the essays in this volume examine the effects of theories of knowledge on individuals, culture, and entire schools of philosophical thought. The contributors challenge contemporary epistemologies, which are largely based on writings of Descartes, Locke, and Kant. They critique these theories internally and demonstrate their incompatibility with other goods, such as liberty, human dignity, and access to the transcendent. In stark contrast to modernity's dubious and fragmented opinions and belief systems, Maritain--in works like The Degrees of Knowledge and Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry--proposed a theory of knowledge that permits real, if limited, knowledge of substances, wholes. Some contributors use these works as a springboard from which to examine aspects or applications of knowledge that Maritain left unexplored. Others challenge or question aspects of Maritain's analysis, seeking to improve upon his work. Still others compare Maritain with other neo-Thomistic philosophers, most notably Etienne Gilson, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Pope John Paul II. Maritain's works on human knowledge and the implicit critique of modernity contained within provide an alternative for those seeking to engage the various deficiencies of the "culture of death." These essays demonstrate the continuing relevance--and timeliness--of Maritain's thought. Douglas A. Ollivant is assistant professor of politics at the United States Military Academy. Contributors: George Anastaplo, James Arraj, Joseph M. de Torre, Robert Delfino, Raymond Dennehy, John M. Dunaway, Robert Fallon, Desmond FitzGerald, William J. Fossati, W. Matthews Grant, Catherine Green, James G. Hanink, Gregory J. Kerr, John F. X. Knasas, John F. Morris, Ralph Nelson, Douglas A. Ollivant, Matthew S. Pugh, Steven J. Schloeder, Christopher H. Toner, John G. Trapani, Jr., Henk E. S. Woldring, and Thomas F. Woods. "This is a valuable collection of articles on an important individual who is still influencing contemporary political thought."--Lucien J. Richard, OMI, Catholic Library World