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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

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.

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.

Designerly Ways of Knowing

Designerly Ways of Knowing

  • Author: Nigel Cross
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3764384840
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 141
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The concept "Designerly Ways of Knowing" emerged in the late 1970s alongside new approaches in design education. This book is a unique insight into expanding discipline area with important implications for design research, education and practice.

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
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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

Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

Experience, Knowledge, and Power Among the Dene Tha

  • Author: Jean-Guy A. Goulet
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 9780774806817
  • Category: Chateh (Alta.)
  • Page: 334
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The creative world of a northern Native community is revealed in this innovative book. Once semi-nomadic hunters and gatherers, 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 more 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 still linger, reincarnating and sometimes stealing children's souls; dreams and visions are powerful shapers of actions; and personal visions and experiences are considered the sources of true knowledge.

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
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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.

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.

African Divination Systems

African Divination Systems

Ways of Knowing

  • Author: Philip M. Peek
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253343093
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 230
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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.

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

Seven Ways of Knowing

Seven Ways of Knowing

  • Author: David Kottler
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 0761851909
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 138
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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.

Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

A New History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

  • Author: John V. Pickstone
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226667959
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 271
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In Ways of Knowing, John V. Pickstone provides a new and accessible framework for understanding science, technology, and medicine (STM) in the West from the Renaissance to the present. Pickstone's approach has four key features. First, he synthesizes the long-term histories and philosophies of disciplines that are normally studied separately. Second, he dissects STM into specific ways of knowing—natural history, analysis, and experimentalism—with separate but interlinked elements. Third, he explores these ways of knowing as forms of work related to our various technologies for making, mending, and destroying. And finally, he relates scientific and technical knowledges to popular understandings and to politics. Covering an incredibly wide range of subjects, from minerals and machines to patients and pharmaceuticals, and from experimental physics to genetic engineering, Pickstone's Ways of Knowing challenges the reader to reexamine traditional conceptualizations of the history, philosophy, and social studies of science, technology, and medicine.

Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

  • Author: John Brockman
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 284
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Essays discuss literacy, elitism, failure, the media, time, linguistics, education of the future, memory, fiction, and history

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
  • View: 2392
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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).

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

Competing Methodologies in Social and Political Research

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1137159979
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Science and Its Ways of Knowing

Science and Its Ways of Knowing

  • Author: John Hatton
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • ISBN: 9780132055765
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 150
  • View: 6369
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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.

Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

Science and Mysticism Today

  • Author: Chris Clarke
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1845406834
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 335
  • View: 9547
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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.

Ways of Knowing and Caring for Older Adults

Ways of Knowing and Caring for Older Adults

  • Author: Mary M. Burke,Susan Sherman
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 9780887375934
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 135
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These are exciting and challenging times for gerontological nursing. N urses are at center stage for defining and improving health care for o ur nation's older adults. "Ways of Knowing and Caring for the Older Ad ult" is a powerful resource on the broad range of issues that face nur ses seeking excellence in this increasingly important specialty. Any h ealth care professional who works with the elderly will benefit greatl y from this outstanding collection of scholarly and experiential paper s.

Ways of Knowing about Birth

Ways of Knowing about Birth

Mothers, Midwives, Medicine, and Birth Activism

  • Author: Robbie Davis-Floyd
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478636491
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 438
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There is no other living scholar with Davis-Floyd’s solid roots, activism, and scholarly achievements on the combined subjects of childbirth, midwifery, obstetrics, and medicine. Ways of Knowing about Birth brings together an astounding array of her most popular and essential works, all updated for this volume, spanning over three decades of research and writing from the perspectives of cultural, medical, and symbolic anthropology. The 16 essays capture Robbie Davis-Floyd’s unique voice, which brims with wisdom, compassion, and deep understanding. Intentionally cast as stand-alone pieces, the chapters offer the ultimate in classroom flexibility and include discussion questions and recommended films.