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It’s A Matter of Degree

By Craig Anthony Bannister
  • ISBN Code: : 1493179349
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 152
  • Category : Poetry
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This collection covers “a volume of variegated moods, for the heart and social intellect.” With varying styles, it represents an eclectic sampler ranging from “hot greasy and funky” erotic expression to contemporary social commentary. Much evolves over time, and this collection is such an effort. With some contemporary exceptions, the primary genesis of ‘It’s A Matter of Degree’ began some years ago. While styles have evolved over time, the messages reflected in these pieces remain current and strong. Life is still life, love is still love, and stuff remains stuff.

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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1526415038
  • Total of Pages : 928
  • Category : Business & Economics
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The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism brings together extensive coverage of aspects of Institutional Theory and an array of top academic contributors. Now in its Second Edition, the book has been thoroughly revised and reorganised, with all chapters updated to maintain a mix of theory, how to conduct institutional organizational analysis, and contemporary empirical work. New chapters on Translation, Networks and Institutional Pluralism are included to reflect new directions in the field. The Second Edition has also been reorganized into six parts: Part One: Beginnings (Foundations) Part Two: Organizations and their Contexts Part Three: Institutional Processes Part Four: Conversations Part Five: Consequences Part Six: Reflections

Cora Diamond on Ethics

By Maria Balaska
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030592197
  • Total of Pages : 267
  • Category : Philosophy
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This collection offers an in-depth look at Cora Diamond’s distinctive approach to ethics and its philosophical significance. It comprises a new essay by Cora Diamond on the policing of concepts, followed by ten original chapters by world-class scholars covering conceptual loss, moral theory, the category of the human, the moral consideration of animals, and the meaning of narcissism. Including comparisons to the work of other contemporary moral philosophers such as Martha Nussbaum, Jeff McMahan, Rai Gaita, Eva Kittay, Christine Korsgaard, and Edward Harcourt, the volume also creates interdisciplinary links between Diamond’s work and other fields of study, including psychoanalysis and contemporary ethology. Showcasing the vital importance of Diamond’s contribution to philosophy, this volume is essential reading for scholars working in ethics, philosophy of language and literature.

The Logic of Epistemology and the Epistemology of Logic

By Jaakko Hintikka,Merrill B.P. Hintikka
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9400926472
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Philosophy
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Somewhat like Henkin's nonstandard interpretation of higher-order logics, while the right semantics [or logical modalities is an analogue to the standard of type theory in Henkin's sense. interpretation Another possibility would be to follow W.V. Quine's advice to give up logi cal modalities as being beyond repair. Or we could also try to develop a logic of conceptual possibility, restricting the range of our "possible worlds" to those compatible with the transcendental presuppositions of our own conceptual sys tem. This looks in fact like one of the most interesting possible theories I have dreamt of developing but undoubtedly never will. Its kinship with Kant's way of thinking should be obvious. Besides putting the entire enterprise of possible-worlds semantics into a perspective, we can also see that the actual history of possible-worlds seman tics is more complicated than it might first appear to be. For the standard in terpretation of modal logics has reared its beautiful head repeatedly in the writings of Stig Kanger, Richard Montague the pre-Montague-semantics theorist, and Nino Cocchiarella.