After Worldview

After Worldview

These collected essays represent a communal attempt, by some of the foremost North American worldview scholars, to respond to some of the pressing questions surrounding the many-sided concept that worldview has become in contemporary ...

Author: J. Matthew Bonzo

Publisher: Dordt Coll Press

ISBN: 0932914748

Category: Religion

Page: 131

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These collected essays represent a communal attempt, by some of the foremost North American worldview scholars, to respond to some of the pressing questions surrounding the many-sided concept that worldview has become in contemporary Christian discourse. Is worldview too modern a concept? Is it too static a way of considering reality? Is it overly intellectual and an invitation for apologetic abuse? Is it hindering more than helping the enterprise of Christian education to use worldview as the point of integration? These and many other questions are wrestled with in these essays. By looking at both the historical development of the term, its present uses and abuses, and possible future alterations, the thinkers in After Worldview have created a foundational conversation and suggested many intriguing ways to revivify this crucial idea from the deadening effects of over-exposure and under-contemplation. These essays provide serious Christian scholarship in an inviting tone, that wonder and suggests, rather than declares, the good aims and good ends that worldview engagement can and should offer to the Body of Christ.
Categories: Religion

After the Natural Law

After the Natural Law

The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others.

Author: John Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781621640172

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

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The "natural law" worldview developed over the course of almost two thousand years beginning with Plato and Aristotle and culminating with St. Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century. This tradition holds that the world is ordered, intelligible and good, that there are objective moral truths which we can know and that human beings can achieve true happiness only by following our inborn nature, which draws us toward our own perfection. Most accounts of the natural law are based on a God-centered understanding of the world. After the Natural Law traces this tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and then describes how and why modern philosophers such as Descartes, Locke and Hobbes began to chip away at this foundation. The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others. Without a theory of natural law, these values lose their coherence: we literally cannot make sense of them given the assumptions of modern philosophy. Part I of the book traces the development of natural law theory from Plato and Aristotle through the crowning achievement of Thomas Aquinas. Part II explores how modern philosophers have systematically chipped away at the only coherent foundation for these values. As a result, our most important moral and political ideals today are incoherent. Modern political and moral thinkers have been led either to dilute the meaning of such terms as freedom or the moral good – or abandon these ideas altogether. Thus, modern philosophy and political thought are leading us either toward anarchy or totalitarianism. The conclusion, entitled "Why God Matters", shows how even the philosophical assumptions of the natural law depend on a personal God.
Categories: Philosophy

After the Natural Law

After the Natural Law

The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others.

Author: John Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681497006

Category: Religion

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The "natural law" worldview developed over the course of almost two thousand years beginning with Plato and Aristotle and culminating with St. Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century. This tradition holds that the world is ordered, intelligible and good, that there are objective moral truths which we can know and that human beings can achieve true happiness only by following our inborn nature, which draws us toward our own perfection. Most accounts of the natural law are based on a God-centered understanding of the world. After the Natural Law traces this tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and then describes how and why modern philosophers such as Descartes, Locke and Hobbes began to chip away at this foundation. The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others. Without a theory of natural law, these values lose their coherence: we literally cannot make sense of them given the assumptions of modern philosophy. Part I of the book traces the development of natural law theory from Plato and Aristotle through the crowning achievement of Thomas Aquinas. Part II explores how modern philosophers have systematically chipped away at the only coherent foundation for these values. As a result, our most important moral and political ideals today are incoherent. Modern political and moral thinkers have been led either to dilute the meaning of such terms as freedom or the moral good – or abandon these ideas altogether. Thus, modern philosophy and political thought are leading us either toward anarchy or totalitarianism. The conclusion, entitled "Why God Matters", shows how even the philosophical assumptions of the natural law depend on a personal God.
Categories: Religion

Mapping Apologetics

Mapping Apologetics

uses it to determine what is true after the worldview of theism has been chosen, for example, to choose Christianity ... Geisler's specific example would not arise since Carnell requires that the subjective criteria pass the test of the ...

Author: Brian K. Morley

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830897049

Category: Religion

Page: 382

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Everyone believes something. But how and why do people believe? What counts as evidence? How much can be assumed or believed by faith alone? When it comes to religious faith, the questions become at once more difficult and more important. Over the centuries, Christians have offered different approaches to explaining or defending the Christian faith, a discipline known as apologetics. But it has not always been clear how different apologetic methods work, or what each approach has to offer. In this comprehensive survey, Brian Morley provides an overview of Christian apologetic approaches and how they differ. He explores the historical and philosophical underpinnings of key figures and major schools of thought, from the presuppositionalism of Cornelius Van Til to the evidentialism of Gary Habermas. Moving beyond theory, Morley also covers apologetic application, demonstrating how each view works out in practical terms. This guide covers the complexities of apologetics in a way that is accessible to the nonspecialist. Even-handed and respectful of each apologist and their contribution, this book provides the reader with a formidable array of defenses for the faith.
Categories: Religion

World View

World View

From the time my children were little we've generally kept grace before meals succinct and highly specific; after dinner is the time for discussion of not-so-obvious prayer needs. So how did something so basic as marriage move from ...

Author: Marvin Olasky

Publisher: New Growth Press

ISBN: 9781945270840

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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How could our world be different if Christians were recognized for not only speaking the truth, but also demonstrating mercy? What would our lives be like if we reacted to our common culture with not just biblical facts, but also grace and compassion? For more than 25 years, Marvin Olasky has offered this kind of viewpoint in his columns as the Editor-in-Chief of World Magazine, the leading news magazine written with a Christian perspective. In this collection of far-ranging columns, Olasky’s commentary on world events and affairs, as well as his own personal interactions, encourages readers to respond with both grace and truth in every encounter. A leading voice for standing for biblical truth in the public square, Olasky also believes Christians should incorporate the biblical virtues of humility, kindness, and mercy in all of life. His call for biblical values to include both truth and mercy makes his voice stand out in a world that often falsely divides those goals and settles for a poor imitation of the robust Christianity described in Scripture. These short and punchy columns offer readers a new way to consider challenges in today’s world and shows them how to respond to any encounter biblically, but not hysterically, providing a wake-up call for the complacent, while also calming the frantic. Regular readers of World will want to have this 60-column collection for their own library, as well as an extra copy to share with friends.
Categories: Religion

An Emerging Worldview

An Emerging Worldview

This book is a forward-looking take on an emerging worldview that subsumes pre-modernism, modernism, and postmodernism into a dynamic new synthesis. If you want to explore a new worldview, read this book and experience it in your own way.

Author: Waldo Filson

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798527151121

Category:

Page: 202

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This book is a forward-looking take on an emerging worldview that subsumes pre-modernism, modernism, and postmodernism into a dynamic new synthesis. If you want to explore a new worldview, read this book and experience it in your own way. In the tradition of books like William James' Pragmatism, Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and Thomas Nagel's Mind and Cosmos, this book is a concise and clear presentation of a radically novel theory with the potential to transform the reader's view of the world. The book offers twelve concepts that trace the contours of an emerging world view after the postmodern. Drawing on the work of a wide range of theorists, from Hegel, Carl Jung, Henri Bergson, and Alfred North Whitehead to Jean Gebser, Richard Tarnas, Ray Kurzweil, and Terence McKenna, it provides a framework for understanding how processes change over time. Synthesizing ideas ranging from quantum discontinuity, fractals, and archetypes to qualitative time, teleology, and exponential acceleration, the author shows how these concepts relate to one another in a complexly intertwined network. He suggests that these theoretical approaches are all confluent streams that have gradually been converging over the last few centuries, and that this increasingly potent conceptual flood appears primed for a dramatic entrance into the preeminent currents of academic and intellectual culture.
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Viral Jesus

Viral Jesus

It has been, after all, the worldview of Western civilization for about two hundred and fifty years. And the worldview before it, called the Renaissance, was just about as antisupernatural. So for about the last five hundred years, ...

Author: Ross Rohde

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9781616384852

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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By returning to what we once had…We can recover what we once enjoyed.In the early centuries Christianity was an explosive, viral movement that spread by word of mouth. Persecution could not stop it. In fact, it often helped to spread it.But today, the gospel is no longer spreading like wildfire throughout the Western world. Slowly, Christianity has morphed into something much different…a stable institutionalized religion that no longer grips us with the excitement and spirituality of the early years.Ross Rohde believes that this excitement and passion can be recaptured. In Viral Jesus he uses examples from the Bible and today to explore how we can return to our roots and once again enjoy the excitement, simple spirituality, and explosive growth of early Christianity.
Categories: Religion

Recent Advances in the Creation of a Process Based Worldview

Recent Advances in the Creation of a Process Based Worldview

For example, the performance in celebration of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War in 1989, two hundred years after the French Revolution, may be used as additional material8. While listening to the work ...

Author: Łukasz Lamża

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443864909

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Process thought is an important component of contemporary philosophy. Alfred North Whitehead’s organic philosophy has a special place in the landscape of process thinking, being detailed, precise and well-thought, and at the same time extremely visionary and far-reaching. The global community of process thinkers includes physicists, biologists, doctors, political scientists, educators, activists, philosophers, theologians and other people devoted to rethinking their disciplines in the light of process philosophy. This volume presents the cutting edge in the creation of a process worldview. Leading scholars from all over the world gathered to discuss how process thinking can inspire us to rethink our lives. Precise philosophical language and a unifying vision are applied to core issues, such as politics, society, education and religion. The book represents a bold move from academic philosophy into the realm of actual human lives.
Categories: Philosophy

Transforming into Christlikeness

Transforming into Christlikeness

At the End of Four Months The average of God-dependency for all members of the two discipleship groups was 82.78 per cent whilst the average for Eternity-mindedness was 80.64 per cent. The average for both worldview dimensions was 81.71 ...

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Publisher: ARMOUR PUBLISHING PTE LTD

ISBN: 9789814305334

Category: Bible

Page: 157

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Categories: Bible

After Gun Violence

After Gun Violence

But practicing openness requires that we give others a chance—even if their experiences and beliefs are not the same as our own. Doing so can help us understand others' worldview (and help them understand our worldview), including how ...

Author: Craig Rood

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271085456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Mass shootings have become the “new normal” in American life. The same can be said for the public debate that follows a shooting: blame is cast, political postures are assumed, but no meaningful policy changes are enacted. In After Gun Violence, Craig Rood argues that this cycle is the result of a communication problem. Without advocating for specific policies, Rood examines how Americans talk about gun violence and suggests how we might discuss the issues more productively and move beyond our current, tragic impasse. Exploring the ways advocacy groups, community leaders, politicians, and everyday citizens talk about gun violence, Rood reveals how the gun debate is about far more than just guns. He details the role of public memory in shaping the discourse, showing how memories of the victims of gun violence, the Second Amendment, and race relations influence how gun policy is discussed. In doing so, Rood argues that forgetting and misremembering this history leads interest groups and public officials to entrenched positions and political failure and drives the public further apart. Timely and innovative, After Gun Violence advances our understanding of public discourse in an age of gridlock by illustrating how public deliberation and public memory shape and misshape one another. It is a search to understand why public discourse fails and how we can do better.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

After

After

It was precisely this scientific tradition of following the evidence that showed me the limitations of the worldview I had been taught. There were lots of things that couldn't be fully explained in terms of physical particles and forces ...

Author: Bruce Greyson

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 9781250263049

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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The world's leading expert on near-death experiences reveals his journey toward rethinking the nature of death, life, and the continuity of consciousness. Cases of remarkable experiences on the threshold of death have been reported since ancient times, and are described today by 10% of people whose hearts stop. The medical world has generally ignored these “near-death experiences,” dismissing them as “tricks of the brain” or wishful thinking. But after his patients started describing events that he could not just sweep under the rug, Dr. Bruce Greyson began to investigate. As a physician without a religious belief system, he approached near-death experiences from a scientific perspective. In After, he shares the transformative lessons he has learned over four decades of research. Our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence—a dreaded prospect that for many people evokes fear and anxiety. But Dr. Greyson shows how scientific revelations about the dying process can support an alternative theory. Dying could be the threshold between one form of consciousness and another, not an ending but a transition. This new perspective on the nature of death can transform the fear of dying that pervades our culture into a healthy view of it as one more milestone in the course of our lives. After challenges us to open our minds to these experiences and to what they can teach us, and in so doing, expand our understanding of consciousness and of what it means to be human.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science

Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science

MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER The focus of this chapter is on MM studies where disruptive worldview-related tensions could ... Saturation was achieved after seven webpages, i.e., no new textbooks were found (only previous editions of those ...

Author: Ngulube, Patrick

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799888468

Category: Reference

Page: 737

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Mixed methods research is becoming prevalent in many fields, yet little has been done to elevate mixed methods research in information science. A comprehensive picture of information science and its problems is needed to further understand and address the issues associated with it as well as how mixed methods research can be adapted and used. The Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science discusses the quality of mixed methods studies and methodological transparency, sampling in mixed methods research, and the application of theory in mixed methods research throughout various contexts. Covering topics such as the issues and potential directions for further research in mixed methods, this comprehensive major reference work is ideal for researchers, policymakers, academicians, librarians, practitioners, instructors, and students.
Categories: Reference

Handbook of Motivation Science

Handbook of Motivation Science

However, if a specific victim was identified in a hate crime attack and represented a worldview threat to perceivers, then after MS mock jurors were more lenient in their judgments of hate crime perpetrators (Study 2).

Author: James Y. Shah

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462515110

Category: Psychology

Page: 638

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Integrating significant advances in motivation science that have occurred over the last two decades, this volume thoroughly examines the ways in which motivation interacts with social, developmental, and emotional processes, as well as personality more generally. The Handbook comprises 39 clearly written chapters from leaders in the field. Cutting-edge theory and research is presented on core psychological motives, such as the need for esteem, security, consistency, and achievement; motivational systems that arise to address these fundamental needs; the process and consequences of goal pursuit, including the role of individual differences and contextual moderators; and implications for personal well-being and interpersonal and intergroup relations.
Categories: Psychology

The Mutation of European Consciousness and Spirituality

The Mutation of European Consciousness and Spirituality

It should be expressly stated here that the notion of “God” is no longer needed in the new worldview, and neither are ... Shortly after 1900, the so-called energy paradigm was formulated, which manifested a worldview that philosophers ...

Author: Willy Obrist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429921520

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

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From the early 1970s, the author worked on the neglected theory of C.G. Jung's depth psychology, incorporating it into modern knowledge about living organisms, and reflecting on the consequences of Jung's discovery for our worldview and religion. What is new about the present study is that the author approaches the religious metamorphosis from the perspective of the evolution of consciousness itself. The result of his exploration made the author realize that the development of European consciousness was not just an accidental historical process but a true evolutionary step: a "mega mutation" of consciousness. In this process, the basic parameter of the mythical understanding of our world was overcome and replaced by a completely new worldview which - after the discovery of the unconsious by Freud and Jung - was founded on scientific results empirically proved. This enables humanity to transcend the dilemma between knowledge and faith and to find a new understanding of both matter and mind that is adequate to today's knowledge of nature. From this point of view, a radically new access to spirituality and ethics becomes possible.
Categories: Psychology

A Survey of Worldview Understanding of Immigrant Chinese Christian Adults in the U S

A Survey of Worldview Understanding of Immigrant Chinese Christian Adults in the U S

ABSTRACT: The aim of this dissertation is to explore the worldview of Chinese immigrant Christian adults in the United States.

Author: Paul Kwai-Fat Chow

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:858948949

Category: Chinese Americans

Page: 240

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ABSTRACT: The aim of this dissertation is to explore the worldview of Chinese immigrant Christian adults in the United States. The project will seek to discern whether Chinese immigrant Christian adults will demonstrate an increase in understanding of a Christian worldview as a result of a twelve-week course designed to teach Christian and competing worldviews. Since worldview is closely related to knowledge, other research questions relating to knowledge will also be focused on, such as: (1) Is there any correlation between the understanding of worldview before and after the administration of the worldview curriculum to the Chinese immigrant Christian adults? (2) Is there any correlation between the understanding that knowledge is approximately "justified true belief" and the worldview of Chinese immigrant Christian adults? (3) Is there any correlation between the understanding that Christianity is a system of knowledge and the worldview of Chinese immigrant Christian adults? In order to answer these questions, this research adopted James Sire's definition of worldview, specifically the seven "Life's Big Questions" that Sire suggests every worldview has to address. A worldview survey was designed according to Sire's seven "Life's Big Questions" and a twelve-week Christian worldview Sunday school curriculum was also designed and conducted at a local Chinese Baptist Church. All of the participants in this class took the worldview survey voluntarily prior to taking the first iv session of the course and took the same survey again at the end of the last session of the course. The results of these two surveys were then analyzed. The results of this thesis-project revealed that the Chinese immigrant Christian adult participants did gain an increased understanding of the Christian worldview as a result of the curriculum, as demonstrated by their responses to the surveys based on Sire's seven "Life's Big Questions." The results of this research also showed that there is a moderate positive correlation between the understanding of worldview before and after the administration of the worldview curriculum to the Chinese immigrant Christian adults, particularly in the areas of knowledge, ethics, postmodernism, and naturalism. Furthermore, the results also indicated that the participants not only agreed that knowledge can affect a person's worldview, but also concurred that Christianity is a system of knowledge.
Categories: Chinese Americans

Tweetable Nietzsche

Tweetable Nietzsche

Through his short and biting statements, we will quickly grasp the big picture of his worldview. After surveying tweets of his major themes, we'll dive into some deeper evaluations and implications. Why Nietzsche?

Author: C. Ivan Spencer

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310001003

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Friedrich Nietzsche radically confronted Western culture, morality, and social mores, until his death in 1900. Occupying a first-rank position as a thinker, his thought later inspired numerous movements that weave the tapestries of contemporary culture: existentialism, theology, nihilistic culture, Nazism, twentieth century film and art, atheism, ethical egoism, deconstruction, the hermeneutics of suspicion, and the postmodern age. Nietzsche’s incalculable sway on our culture persists to this day. Even his acerbic criticism of Christianity has affected the religion. But many people remain unaware of the pervasive attitudes Nietzsche disseminated, attitudes they echo. His stark prophecy that “God is dead, and we killed him” thrives in this accelerating secular age where postmodernists lionized him as a prophetic voice of a new era. Tweetable Nietzsche introduces and analyzes the worldview of Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche’s tweets, 140 characters or less, provide readers a distilled essence of every major aspect of his worldview. Each tweet illustrates some aspect of his worldview contributing toward a full-orbed understanding of Nietzsche’s thought.
Categories: Religion

A Christian Student s Survival Guide

A Christian Student s Survival Guide

Most modem Catholic theologians have yet to move on in their worldview. Since Neo-Protestant theologians are always trying to be "relevant," they have been faster to adopt whatever is in fashion at the time. But, they are usually twenty ...

Author: Ph. D. Dr Robert a. Morey

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781609574246

Category: Religion

Page: 332

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Categories: Religion

The Identity of Israel s God in Christian Scripture

The Identity of Israel   s God in Christian Scripture

The Oxford English Dictionary defines worldview as: “n. [after German Weltanschauung n.] a set of fundamental beliefs, values, etc., determining or constituting a comprehensive outlook on the world; a perspective on life” (“worldview, ...

Author: Don Collett

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884144724

Category: Religion

Page: 500

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A broad, sweeping volume that breaches the walls separating biblical and theological disciplines Biblical scholars and theologians engage an important question: Who is Israel’s God for Christian readers of the Old Testament? For Christians, Scripture is the Old and New Testament bound together in a single legacy. Contributors approach the question from multiple disciplinary vantage points. Essays on both Testaments focus on figural exegesis, critical exegesis, and the value of diachronic understandings of the Old Testament’s compositional history for the sake of a richer synchronic reading. This collection is offered in celebration of the life and work of Christopher R. Seitz. His rich and wide-ranging scholarly efforts have provided scholars and students alike a treasure trove of resources related to this critical question.
Categories: Religion

Evolution Culture and the Human Mind

Evolution  Culture  and the Human Mind

A third study then investigated if making mortality salient would increase belief in the efficacy of a supernatural agent not intrinsic to the Christian worldview, Buddha. After an MS or neutral control induction, participants read a ...

Author: Mark Schaller

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781136950506

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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An enormous amount of scientific research compels two fundamental conclusions about the human mind: The mind is the product of evolution; and the mind is shaped by culture. These two perspectives on the human mind are not incompatible, but, until recently, their compatibility has resisted rigorous scholarly inquiry. Evolutionary psychology documents many ways in which genetic adaptations govern the operations of the human mind. But evolutionary inquiries only occasionally grapple seriously with questions about human culture and cross-cultural differences. By contrast, cultural psychology documents many ways in which thought and behavior are shaped by different cultural experiences. But cultural inquires rarely consider evolutionary processes. Even after decades of intensive research, these two perspectives on human psychology have remained largely divorced from each other. But that is now changing - and that is what this book is about. Evolution, Culture, and the Human Mind is the first scholarly book to integrate evolutionary and cultural perspectives on human psychology. The contributors include world-renowned evolutionary, cultural, social, and cognitive psychologists. These chapters reveal many novel insights linking human evolution to both human cognition and human culture – including the evolutionary origins of cross-cultural differences. The result is a stimulating introduction to an emerging integrative perspective on human nature.
Categories: Psychology

Applying Linguistics

Applying Linguistics

writing about the internet in 1999, proposed the following worldview:15 • Everything that is already in the world ... Anything that gets invented after you are 30 is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of ...

Author: Dan McIntyre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351055161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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Applying Linguistics: Language and the Impact Agenda explores the challenges of demonstrating the socio-cultural and economic impact of research in linguistics. The chapters provide critical discussion of the concept of impact, as well as an examination of both the constraints and opportunities of the impact agenda. The book includes: case studies of impact-focused research from leading scholars, such as M. Lynne Murphy, David Britain, Peter French and Bas Aarts; discussion of impact from the perspective of the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF); insights and opinions from academics, practitioners and journalists; personal reflection on the nature of impact from the ESRC’s Interim Chief Executive; practical advice on generating and evidencing impact. With chapters from international authors exploring impact both within and outside the context of the UK REF, Applying Linguistics: Language and the Impact Agenda will be essential reading for early-career researchers, established academics and PhD students interested in developing impact from their research.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines