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ReThinking a Lot

ReThinking a Lot

The Design and Culture of Parking

  • Author: Eran Ben-Joseph
  • Publisher: Mit Press
  • ISBN: 9780262017336
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 157
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Presents a history of the automobile parking lot and the various forms it has taken, making the argument that parking lots can be made into more pleasant landscapes and contribute to their community environment.

Rethinking Eros

Rethinking Eros

Sex, Gender, and Desire in Ancient Greece and Rome

  • Author: Brian Carmany
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1452092885
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 136
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Rethinking Eros uses modern popular culture to examine sex, bodies, and gender in the ancient world in all their complexities.

Rethinking Goodness

Rethinking Goodness

  • Author: Michael A. Wallach,Lise Wallach
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438423101
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 156
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Arguing that a psychological basis for ethics can be found in human motivation, Rethinking Goodness proposes a naturalistic ethics that transcends the conflict between liberalism and authoritarianism—the conflict between freedom at the price of narcissism and morality at the price of coercion. The authors offer a third option, an ethic broader than liberalism’s pursuit of the personal, that avoids jeopardizing, as do authoritarian positions, the centrality of individual autonomy.

Rethinking the Good

Rethinking the Good

Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning

  • Author: Larry S. Temkin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190208651
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 640
  • View: 6553
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In choosing between moral alternatives -- choosing between various forms of ethical action -- we typically make calculations of the following kind: A is better than B; B is better than C; therefore A is better than C. These inferences use the principle of transitivity and are fundamental to many forms of practical and theoretical theorizing, not just in moral and ethical theory but in economics. Indeed they are so common as to be almost invisible. What Larry Temkin's book shows is that, shockingly, if we want to continue making plausible judgments, we cannot continue to make these assumptions. Temkin shows that we are committed to various moral ideals that are, surprisingly, fundamentally incompatible with the idea that "better than" can be transitive. His book develops many examples where value judgments that we accept and find attractive, are incompatible with transitivity. While this might seem to leave two options -- reject transitivity, or reject some of our normative commitments in order to keep it -- Temkin is neutral on which path to follow, only making the case that a choice is necessary, and that the cost either way will be high. Temkin's book is a very original and deeply unsettling work of skeptical philosophy that mounts an important new challenge to contemporary ethics.

Rethinking Madness

Rethinking Madness

Towards a Paradigm Shift in Our Understanding and Treatment of Psychosis

  • Author: Paris Williams
  • Publisher: Sky's Edge Publishing
  • ISBN: 0984986715
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 395
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As the research continues to accumulate, we find that the mainstream understanding of schizophrenia and the other related psychotic disorders has lost virtually all credibility. We’ve learned that full recovery is not only possible, but may actually be the most common outcome given the right conditions. Furthermore, Dr. Paris Williams’ own groundbreaking research, as mentioned in the New York Times, has shown that recovery often entails a profound positive transformation. In Rethinking Madness, Dr. Williams takes the reader step by step on a highly engaging journey of discovery, exploring how the mainstream understanding of schizophrenia has become so profoundly misguided, while crafting a much more accurate and hopeful vision. As this vision unfolds, we discover a deeper sense of appreciation for the profound wisdom and resilience that lies within all of our beings, even those we may think of as being deeply disturbed, while also coming to the unsettling realization of just how thin the boundary is between so called madness and so called sanity.

Rethinking Fundamental Theology

Rethinking Fundamental Theology

  • Author: Gerald O'Collins
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191620602
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 380
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This book identifies the distinguishing features of fundamental theology, as distinct from philosophical theology, natural theology, apologetics, and other similar disciplines. Addressing the potential for confusion about basic Christian claims and beliefs, Gerald O'Collins sets out to relaunch fundamental theology as a discipline by presenting a coherent vision of basic theological questions and positions that lay the ground for work in specific areas of systematic theology. Rethinking Fundamental Theology examines central theological questions: about God, human experience and, specifically, religious experience; the divine revelation coming through the history of Israel and through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; human faith that responds to revelation; the nature of tradition that transmits the record and reality of revelation; the structure of biblical inspiration and truth, as well as basic issues concerned with the formation of the canon; the founding of the Church with some leadership structures; the relationship between Christ's revelation and the faith of those who follow other religions. O'Collins concludes with some reflections on theological method. Written with the scholarship and accessibility for which O'Collins is known and valued, this book will relaunch fundamental theology as a distinct and necessary discipline in faculties and departments of theology and religious studies around the world.

Rethinking the Education Mess: A Systems Approach to Education Reform

Rethinking the Education Mess: A Systems Approach to Education Reform

  • Author: I. Mitroff,L. Hill,C. Alpaslan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137386045
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 172
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Using a form of systems thinking, this book analyzes K-12 education as a complex, "messy" system that must be tackled as a whole and provides a series of heuristics to help those involved in the education mess to improve the system as a whole.

Rethinking Scientific Literacy

Rethinking Scientific Literacy

  • Author: Wolff-Michael Roth,Angela Calabrese Barton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135934932
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
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Rethinking Scientific Literacy presents a new perspective on science learning as a tool for improving communities. By focusing on case studies inside and outside of the classroom, the authors illuminate the relevance of science in students' everyday lives, offering a new vision of scientific literacy that is inextricably linked with social responsibility and community development. The goal if not tote memorization of facts and theories, but a broader competency in scientific thinking and the ability to generate positive change.

Rethinking Knowledge

Rethinking Knowledge

Reflections Across the Disciplines

  • Author: Robert F. Goodman,Walter R. Fisher
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791423370
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 246
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This book explores issues of modernism and postmodernism in relation to knowledge: methods of inquiry, operations of the mind, the role of values, conceptions of self, and the problematic of reason. Among the distinguished contributors are Michael Arbib, Aaron Ben-Zeev, Helen Couclelis, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Jane Flax, George E. Marcus, Donald McCloskey, Donald Schon, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, and Charles Taylor.

Rethinking Reputation

Rethinking Reputation

How PR Trumps Marketing and Advertising in the New Media World

  • Author: Fraser P. Seitel,John Doorley
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 113709222X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
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Good public relations is no longer just icing-it's a strategic imperative more important to your competitive success than even advertising or marketing. This is true whether you're a century-old multibillion-dollar corporation or a penniless startup. In Rethinking Reputation, public relations guru Fraser Seitel and John Doorley, founder of the Academy for Communication Excellence and Leadership at Johnson & Johnson, examine a fascinating new set of case studies-including the BP oil spill and the launch of CitySlips-to glean the PR dos and don'ts for the new media world, covering both standard reputation maintenance and crisis management. They also show start-up companies and entrenched organizations how to use the power of word-of-mouth to jump-start business like never before. This is a wake-up call from two industry legends-for public relations professionals as well as entrepreneurs, CEOs, and anyone else tasked with representing their organization to the world. These new media lessons include: * Remember that research is cheaper, and more critical, than ever. * Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good-launch your idea before someone else does. * Don't get so excited about social media that you forget about traditional media. * In a crisis, you are never offstage. * Never lie, never whine, and never try to predict the future!