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Making Truth

Author : Theodore L. Brown
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How does science work? Making Truth: Metaphor in Science argues that most laypeople, and many scientists, do not have a clear understanding of how metaphor relates to scientific thinking. With stunning clarity, and bridging the worlds of scientists and nonscientists, Theodore L. Brown demonstrates the presence and the power of metaphorical thought. He presents a series of studies of scientific systems, ranging from the atom to current topics in chemistry and biology such as protein folding, chaperone proteins, and global warming. These case studies provide the basis for far-reaching conclusions about science as an intellectual and social practice and about the nature of scientific truth.

Inventing Falsehood Making Truth

Author : Malcolm Bull
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Can painting transform philosophy? In Inventing Falsehood, Making Truth, Malcolm Bull looks at Neapolitan art around 1700 through the eyes of the philosopher Giambattista Vico. Surrounded by extravagant examples of late Baroque painting by artists like Luca Giordano and Francesco Solimena, Vico concluded that human truth was a product of the imagination. Truth was not something that could be observed: instead, it was something made in the way that paintings were made--through the exercise of fantasy. Juxtaposing paintings and texts, Bull presents the masterpieces of late Baroque painting in early eighteenth-century Naples from an entirely new perspective. Revealing the close connections between the arguments of the philosophers and the arguments of the painters, he shows how Vico drew on both in his influential philosophy of history, The New Science. Bull suggests that painting can serve not just as an illustration for philosophical arguments, but also as the model for them--that painting itself has sometimes been a form of epistemological experiment, and that, perhaps surprisingly, the Neapolitan Baroque may have been one of the routes through which modern consciousness was formed.

The Truth About Better Decision Making Collection

Author : Robert E. Gunther
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A brand new collection of state-of-the-art tools for making better business decisions… 4 authoritative books bring together hundreds of bite-size, easy-to-use techniques for optimizing every business decision, choice, interaction, and negotiation! Your decisions drive your business performance and determine your career success. Whether you’re collaborating, leading, negotiating, or persuading, those decisions must be consistently sharp – and this 4 book collection will help you sharpen every decision you make. Start with Robert Gunther’s The Truth About Making Smart Decisions: 50 powerful bite-size “truths” about making better real-world decisions when it matters most. Gunther shows how to systematically prepare to make better decisions... get the right information, without getting buried in useless data... minimize risks and then act decisively... handle emotions... make better group decisions... profit from mistakes... and much more. Next, William S. Kane focuses on the decision to change – and to lead change. In The Truth About Thriving in Change, Kane shares 49 powerful decision-making “truths” about change leadership: which skills you need most, and how to develop them... how to lead change without eroding commitment or productivity... why you must start fast, and “run before you walk”... when to persuade, when to educate, and when to “use force”... how to create the right cultural framework for successful change, and more. Next, Leigh Thompson’s The Truth About Negotiations helps you optimize every decision associated with successful negotiations. Thompson provides realistic game plans that work in any scenario, showing how to create win-win deals by leveraging carefully collected information. Learn how to prepare quickly and efficiently… handle imperfect negotiating situations… establish trust with someone you don’t yet trust… recognize when to walk away. Thompson guides through planning strategy, identifying your “best alternative to a negotiated agreement,” making the right first offer to control the process, resolving difficult disputes, and achieving the goals that matter most. Finally, in The Truth About Getting the Best From People, Second Edition, Martha Finney turns to day-to-day management decision-making, offering 60+ powerful techniques -- including new ways to persuade, manage virtual teams, overcome unconscious decision-making biases, and identify/cultivate high performers. These four books offer definitive, evidence-based principles for optimizing your decision-making throughout your entire management career! From world-renowned decision-making experts Robert E. Gunther, William S. Kane, Leigh Thompson, and Martha I. Finney

Truth in the Making

Author : Robert C. Miner
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Is knowing a purely passive reception of something concrete outside the mind, or when we know something, are we creating something too? Spanning more than 500 years of philosophical enquiry from the Middle Ages to the present day, Robert Miner clarifies modern philosophical conceptions of knowing as making or constructing, and contrasts this view with the theological understanding of knowing as a participation in divine creation. This study demonstrates how 'creative knowledge' has its roots in the theologies of Thomas Aquinas and Nicholas Cusanus. It explores the multiple ways in which this idea influenced the architects of modern philosophy, most notably Francis Bacon, René Descartes and Thomas Hobbes, despite their secular stance. Miner contends that, well in advance of Kant, one of these thinkers, Gaimbattista Vico provided a remarkably succinct formulation of the metaphysical and epistemological core of modernity in his principle verum et factum convertuntur: 'the true and the made are convertible'. In Truth in the Making, Robert Miner challenges the standard assumption that Kant was the first thinker to conceive of knowing as constructive activity, and shows how contemporary theology can reclaim a concept of knowing that is both creative and participant in divine wisdom.

Truth and Truth making

Author : E. J. Lowe
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Truth depends in some sense on reality. But it is a rather delicate matter to spell this intuition out in a plausible and precise way. According to the theory of truth-making this intuition implies that either every truth or at least every truth of a certain class of truths has a so-called truth-maker, an entity whose existence accounts for truth. This book aims to provide several ways of assessing the correctness of this controversial claim. This book presents a detailed introduction to the theory of truth-making, which outlines truth-maker relations, the ontological category of truth-making entities, and the scope of a truth-maker theory. The essays brought together here represent the most important articles on truth-making in the last three decades as well as new essays by leading researchers in the field of the theory of truth and of truth-making.

The Truth About Making Smart Decisions

Author : Robert E. Gunther
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. We tend to be somewhat risk averse as a species. We are systematic and logical, which sometimes makes us overcautious. Sure, look a decision squarely in the face. Consider it from every angle, but also focus on the intangibles that might be harder to place into a systematic equation of risks and returns. After you've done a careful analysis, step back. Maybe the crazy decision is the right one. Don't underestimate the power of deciding boldly. These essential truths help you to learn the brave way to make complex and critical decisions.

Being There

Author : John H. Borneman
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"In recent decades anthropologists have learned to think of themselves as prisoners of text. In the new orthodoxy, ethnography is best viewed as a certain kind of literary genre, textual criticism provides a master theory for understanding all manner of social and cultural phenomena, and young anthropologists show a reluctance to leave the comfort zone of the archive and the library where, whatever else happens, no unruly interlocutor is going to do something unseemly like answering back. This brilliant and humane volume promises to put paid to all that. Anthropology is the product of an encounter with the world we call fieldwork, and fieldwork is an edgy business in which researchers necessarily put themselves at intellectual, political and ethical risk. This volume restores that edgy business to the heart of our concerns, and reminds anthropologists that their distinctive way of engaging the world can be the source of real intellectual excitement, and as worthy of sophisticated theoretical reflection as anything they do."--Jonathan Spencer, University of Edinburgh

MAKING MONEY SENSE GOD S TRUTH

Author : David Wong
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God’s Promise of Wealth “If you fully obey the LORD your GOD and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God... “The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.” Deuteronomy 28:1-2,8

The Truth About Making Complex Decisions

Author : Robert E. Gunther
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Making Smart Decisions (9780132354639) by Robert E. Gunther. Available in print and digital formats. How to boil knowledge down to its essence--and then act on it! Michael Pollan boils down his nutritional advice to this: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Then, he recommends against eating anything our great-great-grandmother wouldn’t have eaten. Pollan offers a simple heuristic that distills three decades of research on food and nutrition into actionable principles. In dealing with complex issues, a simple heuristic for decision making can keep you from being overwhelmed by data....

The Truth About Making Better Decisions

Author : Robert E. Gunther
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Making Smart Decisions (9780132354639) by Robert E. Gunther. Available in print and digital formats. Get serious about your decision-making by transforming your choices from “abstract” to “concrete.” Get real. If you want to consider a decision seriously, move it from an abstract idea to a concrete reality. When motorists were asked about buying cleaner gasoline “in the abstract,” they were all for it, but when it came down to paying extra at the pump, that was different. Making decisions more concrete will change the way you approach them.

The Truth About Your Emotions When Making Decisions

Author : Robert E. Gunther
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Making Smart Decisions (9780132354639) by Robert E. Gunther. Available in print and digital formats. Understand the real impact of stress on your decision-making–so you can use it to your advantage and avoid falling victim to it. Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” This can also be true in critical, time-sensitive decisions. The fight-or-flight response kept human beings out of the jaws of saber-tooth tigers and helps jet fighter pilots pull out of a crash. Decision making can improve under stress, up to a point. But, past that point….

The Truth About Better Decision Making Collection

Author : Leigh L. Thompson
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150 powerful bite-size solutions for improving every decision you make! Three full books of practical guidance for making smarter, better decisions — in business, and in life! Discover how to learn and profit from your mistakes… minimize your risks, and act more decisively… make choices that help your organization thrive in change… make negotiating decisions that lead to win-win solutions and enduring business relationships… and much more! From world-renowned leaders and experts, including Robert E. Gunther, William S. Kane, and Leigh Thompson

The Truth About Making All Your Employees Feel Like Your Only Employee

Author : William S. Kane
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Thriving in Change (9780132354622) by William S. Kane. Available in print and digital formats. How to treat every member of your team like they matter — and mean it! To build bridges with your team, you must appreciate and respect the offerings and backgrounds of all parties, whatever their gender, age, religion, or heritage. You have to broaden your perspective. You must sincerely make everyone feel important, relate to each person differently, and treat everyone with dignity. Here are some tips for doing all that...

The Truth About Using Facts AND Intuition in Decision Making

Author : Robert E. Gunther
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Making Smart Decisions (9780132354639) by Robert E. Gunther. Available in print and digital formats. How to combine knowledge and intuition to consistently make better decisions. I recently kayaked down the Grand Canyon. There are scorpions and 14 different kinds of rattlesnakes, cliffs and rocks that can break limbs, and some of the West’s biggest water. That trip offered plenty of ways to be injured or killed. But what actually almost killed me had nothing to do with the risks I’d identified before I left. It was a simple toe infection....

The Truth about Breaking Up Making Up and Moving on

Author : Chad Eastham
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Breaking up is hard to do, and it affects almost every teen at some point. This third addition to Chad Eastman's bestselling series will be a great resource for teens. Ending a relationship, or being broken up with, is a common experience for teenagers, but they don't always know how to deal with those situations in a healthy way. Using humor, Scripture, and practical advice, this book will give girls the tools they need to handle these events in their life and give them some fresh perspective as well. This is also a great resource for parents, youth leaders, school counselors, and anyone working with youth to equip them to walk with the teens who are experiencing heartache and tough decisions about relationships. The way people handle relationships as teenagers can set a precedent for how they relate with others for the rest of their lives; this book will give teens a foundation for a lifetime of healthy relationships.

Truth Autonomy and Speech

Author : Susan Williams
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A feminist approach to first amendment law.

Truth and Truthmakers

Author : D. M. Armstrong
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This book, first published in 2004, makes a compelling case for truthmaking and its importance in philosophy.

Truth Makes You Free

Author : Toni Bickl
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Set in Europe overshadowed by the looming threat of Nazism, this socio-historic drama tells the love story of two young Germans, the Catholic Diether and the Jewish Liese. On the brink of World War Two, amid rising political tension, Liese escapes with her family to Switzerland, while Diether remains in Germany. Pressed into military service, the broken-hearted Diether struggles to maintain his convictions, and is forced at last to make a terrible choice. As it chronicles the rise of fascism, the play examines the historical, philosophical, and psychological underpinnings of the Th ird Reich, as well as the toll that misguided idealism exacts on human relationships.

The Truth Shall Make You Free

Author : Gustavo GutiŽrrez
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The Idea of Democracy

Author : David Copp
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In the wake of the creation of new democratic regimes around the world, political theorists have begun to rethink the nature and justification of this form of government. This collection of essays addresses a variety of fundamental questions about democracy.