A Good Book In Theory

A Good Book  In Theory

The new edition offers coverage of post-modernism and Indigenous ways of knowing, as well as a discussion of the research process and how to communicate arguments effectively.

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442600973

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This highly original and compelling book offers an introduction to the art and science of social inquiry, including the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry. The new edition offers coverage of post-modernism and Indigenous ways of knowing, as well as a discussion of the research process and how to communicate arguments effectively. The result is a book that blends the best of earlier editions with updates that provide a strong foundation in critical thinking, rooted in the social sciences but relevant across disciplines.
Categories: Social Science

A Good Book In Theory

A Good Book  In Theory

TROUBLED TIMES, IN THEORY TO REPEAT one of the central themes of this book, theory is not something that exists only in the specialized and often distant ...

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442606685

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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This brief and engagingly written book provides a unique introduction to the process of social inquiry and the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry, offering a strong foundation in critical thinking that is rooted in the social sciences but maintains relevance across the disciplines.
Categories: Social Science

A Good Book in Theory

A Good Book  in Theory

This book is designed to introduce readers to the joys and challenges of theoretical thinking.

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education

ISBN: 1551115360

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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This book is designed to introduce readers to the joys and challenges of theoretical thinking. It begins by encouraging reflection of informal everyday theorizing, showing that theoretical thinking is an important feature of human activity. A focus on key themes?the politics of the classroom, the notion of what is "real," what is "natural," and how time is measured?allows Sears to draw out important elements of social theory in a way that makes it relevant and interesting to students. Creative exercises bring the issues to life and help hone critical thinking and writing skills. In the process, Sears offers an engaging and accessible guide through the complex world of social theory and lays a solid foundation for further study. Special Combined Price: A Good Book, In Theory: A Guide to Theoretical Thinking may be ordered together with Social Theory: Continuity and Confrontation, second edition at a special discounted price. In order to secure the package price, the following ISBN must be used when ordering: 978-1-55402-291-5. Academics please note that this is a title classified as having a restricted allocation of complimentary copies. Restricted titles remain available to adopters and to academics very likely to adopt in the coming semester. When adoption possibilities are less strong and/or further in the future, academics are requested to purchase the title, with the proviso that UTP Higher Education will happily refund the purchase price if the book is indeed adopted.
Categories: Social Science

A Good Book In Theory

A Good Book  In Theory

Everyday theorizing is the crucial basis for all theoretical thinking, but, as we shall see, it can be enriched by engagement with the formal theories that ...

Author: James Cairns

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442600775

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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An interesting idea, in theory -- Theory matters -- But how do you know? -- You are here : mapping social relations -- The real world : making sense of perceptions -- Nature and culture : the social construction of distinctions -- Making time : clocking social relations -- Conclusion : the politics of social theory
Categories: Social Science

A Good Book in Theory

A Good Book in Theory

Author: John Smith

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ISBN: OCLC:225187346

Category: Artists' books

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Epistemology

Epistemology

"-Ernest Sosa, Rutgers University "This is a massively impressive book, introducing ...virtually all the main areas of epistemology.... lucid and highly readable, while not shirking the considerable complexities of his subject matter.

Author: Robert Audi

Publisher:

ISBN: 041587923X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 404

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This comprehensive introduction explains the concepts and theories central to understanding knowledge. The third edition features new sections on such topics as the nature of intuition, the skeptical challenge of rational disagreement, and "the value problem"ùthe question why knowledge is preferable to mere true belief. Special features of the third edition of Epistemology include: -enhanced treatment of key topics such as perception, scientific hypotheses, self-evidence and the a priori, testimony, contextualism, understanding, and virtue epistemology -expanded discussion of the relation between epistemology and related fields, especially philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and ethics -greater clarity for undergraduate readers Advance praise for the third edition: Robert Audi's Epistemology, Third Edition, is the most authoritative, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art textbook in the field. In clear, masterful prose, Audi covers all the main topics in epistemology... Every student of epistemologyùnew and oldùshould read this book.- Peter Graham, University of Cahlivnia, Riverside "... unusually comprehensive, elegantly structured, and accessible... a cutting-edge treatment of the latest debates about the nature of intuitions, the significance of rational disagreement, and the value of knowledge and justified true belief.-Ralph Kennedy, Wake Forest University "... a well-motivated, comprehensive, accessible introduction for students as well as an original, exciting, cutting-edge work of epistemology in its own right. Novices and experts alike will continually profitùand tremendously soùfrom studying it... an ideal text for undergraduate courses in epistemology, and even graduate-level surveys."-E.J. Coffman, University of Tennessee Praise for the second edition: "...philosophically insightful and masterfully writtenùeven more so in its new edition. Guaranteed to fascinate the beginner while retaining its exalted status with the experts."-Claudio de Almeida, PUCRS, Brazil "My students like this book and have learned much from it, as I have...Epistemology ... is simply the best textbook in epistemology that I know of."-Thomas Vinci, Dalhousie University Praise for the first edition: "No less than one would expect from a first-rate epistemologist who is also a master expositor ... A superb introduction."-Ernest Sosa, Rutgers University "This is a massively impressive book, introducing ...virtually all the main areas of epistemology.... lucid and highly readable, while not shirking the considerable complexities of his subject matter."-Elizabeth M. Fricker; University of Oxford "A state-of-the-art introduction to epistemology by one of the leading figures in the field."-William P. Alston, Syracuse University
Categories: Philosophy

The Theory of the Novel

The Theory of the Novel

Presents the first English translation of the Hungarian philosopher's early theoretical work on the novel.

Author: Georg Lukacs

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262620278

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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Presents the first English translation of the Hungarian philosopher's early theoretical work on the novel.
Categories: Philosophy

The Postmodern Turn

The Postmodern Turn

This book collects the most important statements of the postmodern theory, including the classics essays of authors such as Lyotard, Haraway, Foucault, and Rorty.

Author: Steven Seidman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052145879X

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 940

This book collects the most important statements of the postmodern theory, including the classics essays of authors such as Lyotard, Haraway, Foucault, and Rorty.
Categories: Social Science

Indian Journal of Meteorology Geophysics

Indian Journal of Meteorology   Geophysics

The author is to be congratulated on a really good book. The theory of random noise is of recent origin. Rice's pioneer work, first published in Bell System ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822009564865

Category: Geophysics

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Categories: Geophysics

Theoretical Atomic Physics

Theoretical Atomic Physics

This established text contains an advanced presentation of quantum mechanics adapted to the requirements of modern atomic physics.

Author: Harald Siegfried Friedrich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540256441

Category: Science

Page: 506

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This established text contains an advanced presentation of quantum mechanics adapted to the requirements of modern atomic physics. The third edition extends the successful second edition with a detailed treatment of the wave motion of atoms, and it also contains an introduction to some aspects of atom optics that are relevant for current and future experiments involving ultra-cold atoms. Included: Various problems with complete solutions.
Categories: Science

A Text Book of Zoogeography

A Text Book of Zoogeography

A very good book , which combines the theoretical and practical treatment of Mechanics very happily . Machinery . It is quite clear that a great deal of ...

Author: Frank E. Beddard, M.A. (Oxon), F.R.S.

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Bookkeeping by single and double entry the theory and practice illustrated by examples With an essay on decimal fractions and logarithms Second edition

Bookkeeping by single and double entry  the theory and practice illustrated by examples  With an essay on decimal fractions and logarithms  Second edition

keeping books , and that it becomes all parties that are interested in the ... The value of good Book - keeping may be looked on in another point of view .

Author: Alexander Gordon HENDERSON (Bookkeeper.)

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ISBN: BL:A0022549812

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Toward a General Theory of Expertise

Toward a General Theory of Expertise

In this book, scientists review current knowledge about expertise. They provide a summary of general methods and reveal the existence of many general characteristics of expertise

Author: K. Anders Ericsson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521406129

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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In this book, scientists review current knowledge about expertise. They provide a summary of general methods and reveal the existence of many general characteristics of expertise
Categories: Psychology

The Basic Theory of Power Series

The Basic Theory of Power Series

The book covers in a comprehensive way and at an elementary level essentially all the theorems and techniques which are commonly used and needed in any of these branches.

Author: Jesús M. Ruiz

Publisher: Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

ISBN: 3528065257

Category: Mathematics

Page: 134

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Power series techniques are indispensable in many branches of mathematics, in particular in complex and in real analytic geometry, in commutative algebra, in algebraic geometry, in real algebraic geometry. The book covers in a comprehensive way and at an elementary level essentially all the theorems and techniques which are commonly used and needed in any of these branches. In particular it presents Rückert's complex nullstellensatz, Risler's real nullstellensatz, Tougerons' implicit function theorem, and Artin's approximation theorem, to name a few. Up to now a student of any of the subjects mentioned above usually had to learn about power series within the framework of the vast theory of the subject. The present book opens another path: One gets acquaintance with power series in a direct and elementary way, and then disposes of a good box of tools and examples to penetrate any of the subjects mentioned above, and also some others.
Categories: Mathematics

Theories of Modern Art

Theories of Modern Art

Gathers interviews, articles, letters, and manifestos dealing with Postimpressionism, symbolism, fauvism, Expressionism, and cubism

Author: Herschel Browning Chipp

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520052560

Category: Art

Page: 664

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Gathers interviews, articles, letters, and manifestos dealing with Postimpressionism, symbolism, fauvism, Expressionism, and cubism
Categories: Art

The Theory of Taxation and Public Economics

The Theory of Taxation and Public Economics

"Louis Kaplow brings innovative ideas to the difficult issues of income taxation and other fiscal instruments. The clarity of his writing and the novelty of his analysis make this book a pleasure to read.

Author: Louis Kaplow

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691148212

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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The Theory of Taxation and Public Economics presents a unified conceptual framework for analyzing taxation--the first to be systematically developed in several decades. An original treatment of the subject rather than a textbook synthesis, the book contains new analysis that generates novel results, including some that overturn long-standing conventional wisdom. This fresh approach should change thinking, research, and teaching for decades to come. Building on the work of James Mirrlees, Anthony Atkinson and Joseph Stiglitz, and subsequent researchers, and in the spirit of classics by A. C. Pigou, William Vickrey, and Richard Musgrave, this book steps back from particular lines of inquiry to consider the field as a whole, including the relationships among different fiscal instruments. Louis Kaplow puts forward a framework that makes it possible to rigorously examine both distributive and distortionary effects of particular policies despite their complex interactions with others. To do so, various reforms--ranging from commodity or estate and gift taxation to regulation and public goods provision--are combined with a distributively offsetting adjustment to the income tax. The resulting distribution-neutral reform package holds much constant while leaving in play the distinctive effects of the policy instrument under consideration. By applying this common methodology to disparate subjects, The Theory of Taxation and Public Economics produces significant cross-fertilization and yields solutions to previously intractable problems.
Categories: Business & Economics

Is Theory Good for the Jews

Is Theory Good for the Jews

65 The case of Butler is relevant to this book because Butler's philosophy is indebted to, even though critical of, French thought and literary theory, ...

Author: Bruno Chaouat

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781781381212

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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For at least fifteen years, any keen observer of European society has been aware that antisemitism is no longer a matter of racial theory, nationalism, or exclusion of the 'other.' While in the past antisemites saw Jews as all too modern 'rootless cosmopolitans' (to use Stalin's expression), today's European antisemitism construes them as obsolete precisely because they are attached to their roots, their land, their community, their origin. The Jews are now perceived as a reactionary force that hinders the progress of humankind toward multiculturalism, understood as the peaceful, infinitely enriching coexistence of ethnicities, races, religions, and cultures within the same territory. The antisemite of yore viewed the Jews as an inferior race; today he views them as racist. By looking back to the emergence of a postwar theoretical discourse on trauma, memory, victims, suffering, the Holocaust and the Jews, Is Theory Good for the Jews? explores how 'French thought' is implicated in intellectual, literary and ideological components of the global and local upsurge of antisemitism. The author probes the legacy of Heidegger in France and exposes the shortcomings of radical social critique and postcolonial theory confronted to the challenge of Islamic terrorism and Jew hatred. This book is the first effort to analyze French responses that have regrettably played their part in generating the new antisemitism.
Categories: Social Science

Theory of Fun for Game Design

Theory of Fun for Game Design

Discusses the essential elements in creating a successful game, how playing games and learning are connected, and what makes a game boring or fun.

Author: Raph Koster

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781932111972

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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Discusses the essential elements in creating a successful game, how playing games and learning are connected, and what makes a game boring or fun.
Categories: Computers