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  • Download Science Unfettered: Philosophical Study In Sociohistorical by James E. Mcguire, Barbara Tuchanska PDF

    By James E. Mcguire, Barbara Tuchanska

    Working on a wide canvas, Science Unfettered contributes to the continuing debates within the philosophy of technological know-how. The formidable objective of its authors is to reconceptualize the orientation of the topic, and to supply a brand new framework for realizing technology as a human task. Mobilizing the literature of the philosophy of technological know-how, the heritage of technology, the sociology of technology, and philosophy in most cases, Professors McGuire and Tuchanska construct on those fields with the view of remodeling their insights right into a new epistemological and ontological foundation for learning the company of science.

    In this process, McGuire and Tuchanska have mixed paintings from either Anglo-American and Continental traditions of philosophy. accordingly, the works of Popper, Kuhn, Quine, and Lakatos, in addition to Heidegger, Gadamer, Nietzsche, Foucault, and Feyerabend, are known as into play. additionally, Science Unfettered offers greatly with background and historicity, supplying a conception of historicity of technological know-how because it emerges in sociocultural contexts.

    Unorthodox in its technique, Science Unfettered articulates another that perspectives technology ontologically as a “practice,” a point of view from which conventional matters about the dating of scan to idea, the cognitive to the social, the relation among old switch and epistemic validity, the that means of “objectivity” and so forth will be addressed in a extra fruitful method than is feasible through beginning with the conventional, ontological framework of topic and object.
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  • Download Creating Value with Science and Technology by Eliezer Geisler PDF

    By Eliezer Geisler

    Do technological know-how and know-how create worth for society and the economic climate, and the way may perhaps one move approximately measuring it? How can we evaluation its merits? do we also be definite that there are advantages? Geisler argues that there are merits, and they outweigh in worth the unfavourable affects that necessarily accompany them. His innovative new booklet is going directly to exhibit that they could even be measured and evaluated, and in a single quantity the entire latest wisdom on the right way to do it's complied--then Geisler's personal tools are provided. the result's a compelling argument that the worth of technology and expertise in our lives has certainly been confident, and that the industrial healthiness of all contributors, corporations, and countries rests upon them.Geisler begins through describing his conceptual framework for the review of technological know-how and expertise and the influence and merits that continue from them. He discusses the character of overview in most cases phrases, after which within the particular context of technological know-how, know-how, and innovation jointly. He studies the kingdom of our current wisdom and assesses the character of worth construction itself. all through, Geisler is still mounted on his using thesis: even though there are definitely a few unfavourable affects from technological know-how and know-how, most likely the result of its outputs are confident. He indicates how they've got contributed to a variety of actions and associations, quite to the development of future health and human welfare around the globe. ultimately, after discussing the theories of evaluate, he will get all the way down to the perform, delivering readers with how to examine technological know-how and technological concepts for themselves.
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  • Download Qualität in der Krisen- und Kriegsberichterstattung: Ein by Nadine Bilke PDF

    By Nadine Bilke

    Wie berichten Journalistinnen und Journalisten über Konflikte? Und wie sollten sie über Konflikte berichten? Diese Fragen haben mich nun über Jahre besch- tigt: in meiner Diplomarbeit, in Seminaren, Konferenzen, Workshops und in der redaktionellen Praxis – mal als Studentin, mal als Dozentin, mal als Journalistin. Mit dieser Arbeit lege ich das Ergebnis dieser Auseinandersetzungen vor: ein Modell für einen konfliktsensitiven Journalismus, das Erkenntnisse aus der Jo- nalistik und aus der Konflikttheorie zusammenführt, um Qualität in der Kris- und Kriegsberichterstattung zu beschreiben. Mein Dank gilt den Menschen, die meine Arbeit an diesem Thema begleitet haben. Prof. Dr. Claus Eurich hat mich in den Jahren des Schreibens stets unt- stützt und mein Denken mit wertvollen Anstößen inspiriert. Prof. Dr. Hajo Schmidt stand mir ebenso immer zur Seite; er struggle eine unverzichtbare Quelle für das Fachgebiet der Friedenswissenschaft. Danken möchte ich den Seminarteilnehmern und Kolleginnen, die mir als Mediennutzerinnen oder Medienmacher immer neue Facetten des Themas erö- web haben. Die Diskussionen haben diese Arbeit entscheidend vorangebracht. Dr. Sonja Kretzschmar hat mich immer wieder ermutigt und wichtige Wegweiser gesetzt. Dr. Carsten Brosda und Prof. Dr. Christoph Neuberger haben wesentliche fachliche Hinweise beigesteuert. Tonia Siebers, Pia Nitz und Ulrich Hansen haben die Arbeit mit Geduld und Sachverstand redigiert. Annika Ke- ting hat der friedensjournalistischen Pyramide eine Gestalt gegeben.
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  • Download Journalismustheorie: Next Generation by Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen, Thomas Hanitzsch, Carsten Schlüter PDF

    By Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen, Thomas Hanitzsch, Carsten Schlüter

    Journalismus ist heute ein theoretisch intestine durchdrungenes Forschungsfeld. Denoch sind einige zentrale sozialwissenschaftliche Konzepte bislang nur wenig reflektiert worden. Dies trifft insbesondere auf die Begriffe "Handeln", "Rationalität", "Akteurkonstellationen", "Milieus" und "Lebensstile", "Kapital-Feld-Habitus", "Organisation", "Interaktion", "Netzwerke" und "Macht" zu. Der Band "Journalismustheorie: subsequent new release" will diese Lücke schließen, indem führende Soziologen gemeinsam mit Journalismusforschern ausgewählte, bislang nur unzureichend berücksichtigte sozialwissenschaftliche Ansätze in die aktuelle Diskussion einbringen und ihr Innovationspotenzial für die Journalismustheorie aufzeigen.
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  • Download Decentralized Development in Latin America: Experiences in by Paul van Lindert, Otto Verkoren (auth.), Paul Lindert, Otto PDF

    By Paul van Lindert, Otto Verkoren (auth.), Paul Lindert, Otto Verkoren (eds.)

    The Latin American subcontinent seems to have reinvented itself within the 21st century. Its economic climate has been remodeled lower than liberalization and globalisation. Decentralization and the democratic transition have transformed the political atmosphere, whereas neighborhood improvement techniques are changing the (grand) national-regional improvement schemes. the present neighborhood governance and native improvement debates confer with very assorted degrees of scale: from small, rural groups to quite wide (even foreign) areas. it really is transparent that the improvement method exhibits monstrous adjustments among huge and small towns, and among middle areas and distant rural components. certainly, the heterogeneity of the method is strongly inspired through nationwide, neighborhood and native contexts. The empirical stories during this quantity exhibit the range and complexity of neighborhood governance and native improvement in Latin the US, whereas warding off stereotypes concerning the impression of public zone reform and administrative decentralization.

    "This booklet can assist the reader imagine via what's occurring in particular contexts within the quarter and generate principles approximately how innovative swap can be fostered"

    David Hulme, collage of Manchester

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