Work With Me on This “I became aware that science is less like a hoard of truths, ascertained piecemeal, than an organism which in the course of its history ...
Author: Bryant Griffith
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Education is often envisioned as a linear, one-way, cause-and-effect process, with teaching as the cause, learning as the effect. But the relationships are less tidy, less passive, and more cyclical than that. There is a continuous cycle of inquiry, discovery, and integration, leading to further inquiry. Technology facilitates the exchange of information, not just teacher to student, but student to teacher, and student to student. The result is that the nature of the development of learning, knowledge, and even wisdom becomes more transparent. This presents challenges of method and identity for the teacher, but more importantly, it enforces a sense among students of their critical investment in their own education. Teachers and learners need to contemplate why and how they construct knowledge. An essential part of this reflection is questioning the premises that govern our views of the world, as well as the premises of what is presented as knowledge. This demands a new epistemology, and requires that teachers change their conceptual structures and recognize that all theories of knowledge are not founded solely on formal logic using uninterpreted experience as data. Moreover, it demands that new models be considered as ways of making sense and of understanding. As teachers, we realize that learning how to cope with changes of this magnitude requires leadership where relationships are crucial. The rapidly emerging significance of social networks is reshaping our world, a world that isn’t flat but where spiky concentrations of people work together to make things happen creatively. It is more the case that the education we need to provide is to solve problems we can’t conceive. Our cultural narratives, when freed of the bounds of instrumental learning, become powerful tools for an emerging world where questions and answers are not simple, cause and effect equations. Yes, the teacher is a facilitator, but one with the mastery of sufficient material to be able to paint numerous contexts for the learner. We need to be open, attentive, and anticipatory to that which may surprise us, to that which we will not expect. The shape of past knowledge can be discovered by reflecting on the ways in which we make decisions and by asking why questions. These questions frame intentions and focus on the specific process of knowing why and how ideas have changed from the past to the present. By placing the self in the middle, this process becomes a trialectic of relational thought which in turns becomes the dialectic of learning.
Conclusion To bring this Introduction to a close, we wish to acknowledge that Imagined Truths is inspired by the work of Harriet Turner, who has devoted her ...
Author: Mary Coffey
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Written by the foremost specialists in the field of contemporary Spanish letters, the essays in Imagined Truths provide an analysis of stylistic and philosophical manifestations of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish literary realism.
They all said to talk to Shorty McAdoo if you want the real dope, the truth.” Surprisingly, my little encomium angers him. “I ain't interested in all that ...
Author: David Williams
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Literary Collections
In Imagined Nations David Williams explores works by authors such as Alistair MacLeod, Michael Ondaatje, and Timothy Findley, examining the ways in which these writers show how our sense of time and space and our sense of personal and national identities have been altered by changes in modes of communication. He discusses how they have dramatized a series of shifts from the oral clan to the nation of the book (Alistair MacLeod), from print-nationalism to radio-confederacy (Wayne Johnston), and from print-stasis to an electronic space of flows (Michael Ondaatje). Some writers have resisted the threat of filmic images to print-formed communities (Timothy Findley, Guy Vanderhaeghe), while others have sought release from the prison of print (Hubert Aquin), or attempted to infiltrate cyberspace in the border war against globalization (William Gibson). Building on the work of Harold Innis, Williams joins other Canadians such as Marshall McLuhan, Ronald Deibert, and Gerald Friesen in extending and clarifying our understanding of the way differing media environments predispose us to imagine unique forms of political community.
the truth that the poet reveals results in the boy being falsely accused of having committed acts of sodomy with another shepherd , which in turn leads to ...
Author: David Walter Price
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
In this provocative and original study, David Price investigates history as a form of poiesis -- the act of making in language -- and suggests that certain novels can provide the best means of engaging in historical interpretation. Contending that the fundamental act of narration itself, including the narration of history, expresses a system of values, Price explores the work of seven contemporary novelists who share a commitment to reexamining history as idea and a refusal to accept history as given. Within a theoretical framework based on Friedrich Nietzsche and Giambattista Vico, Price investigates how these writers -- Carlos Fuentes, Susan Daitch, Salman Rushdie, Michel Tournier, Ishmael Reed, Graham Swift, and Mario Vargas Llosa -- create a discursive space between history and literature, a space within which history can be questioned and the making of history explored. Through their novels, these writers replace the univocal expression of history as a description of "what really happened" with a polyvocality of competing discourses, languages, and points of view. Price's investigation of three modalities of the poietic novel -- the history of forgotten possibilities, the construction of countermemory and cultural critique, and history as myth -- has far-reaching implications for how we read and question the narratives we understand as history. By treating the past as a dynamic flow of values, rather than a fixed collection of facts, History Made, History Imagined fosters a deeper understanding not only of literature and philosophy but also of history and our relationship to it.
Realists see aa relation between knowledge claims and the real world . . . the truth content of any proposition or belief depends on the way the world is« ...
Author: Priscilla Alderson
Category: Social Science
The second volume of Priscilla Alderson’s popular and renowned book Childhoods Real and Imagined relates dialectical critical realism to childhood. By demonstrating their relevance and value to each other, Alderson presents a practical introductory guide for applying critical realism to research about children and young people. Each chapter summarises key themes from several academic disciplines and policy areas, ranging from climate change and social justice between generations, to neoliberalism, social reform and imagining utopias. Children’s and adults’ views and experiences are reviewed, and whereas the first volume deals with more personal and local aspects of childhood, this volume widens the scope into debates about global politics, which so seldom mention children. Each chapter demonstrates how children and young people are an integral part of the whole of society and are often especially affected by policies and events. This book is written for everyone who is researching, studying or teaching about childhood, or who cares for and works with children and young people, as well as those interested in critical realist approaches.
Demogorgon's famous reply—“the deep truth is imageless” (PU II:iv, 116)—is less a claim that there is a deep truth not subject to representation than that ...
Author: Kir Kuiken
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Imagined Sovereignties argues that the Romantics reconceived not just the nature of aesthetic imagination but also the conditions in which a specific form of political sovereignty could be realized through it. Articulating the link between the poetic imagination and secularized sovereignty requires more than simply replacing God with the subjective imagination and thereby ratifying the bourgeois liberal subject. Through close readings of Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Shelley, the author elucidates how Romanticism’s reassertion of poetic power in place of the divine sovereign articulates an alternative understanding of secularization in forms of sovereignty that are no longer modeled on transcendence, divine or human. These readings ask us to reexamine not only the political significance of Romanticism but also its place within the development of modern politics. Certain aspects of Romanticism still provide an important resource for rethinking the limits of the political in our own time. This book will be a crucial source for those interested in the political legacy of Romanticism, as well as for anyone concerned with critical theoretical approaches to politics in the present.
Value-informed research Having set out some general arguments to support value-informed research, I will turn to the DCR view, that truth and freedom are ...
Author: Priscilla Alderson
Category: Social Science
"This book is unusually rewarding in that?its author has pulled off the rare trick of providing deep philosophical and theoretical underpinnings to a?comprehensive reconsideration of childhood. Priscilla Alderson deploys Bhaskar's 'dialectical critical realism' to excellent effect, illuminating not only our understanding of?the presence, and absence,?of children in our lives and discourses, but also the field of childhood studies. It is rare that such an integrated text is accomplished and I look forward to the planned second volume. This is a work that?should facilitate a rethinking of childhood for the new century." Graham Scrambler, Professor of Medical Sociology at University College London. Childhoods Real and Imagined explores and charts the relation of dialectical critical realist concepts to many?aspects of childhood. By demonstrating their relevance and value to each other, Alderson presents an introductory guide to applied critical realism for researchers, lecturers and students. Each chapter summarises key themes from several academic disciplines and policy areas, combining adults’ and children’s reported views and experiences and filtering these through a critical realist analysis. The?four main chapters deal with the more personal aspects of childhood in relation to the body, interpersonal relations, social structures, and the person, soul or self. The?second volume will?widen the scope to include the impact?on children and young people of present policies relating to ecology, economics, ideas of social evolution or progress, and ethics. Each chapter demonstrates how children are an integral part of the whole of society and are often especially affected by policies and events. Through developing the dialectical critical realist analysis of childhood and youth Childhoods Real and Imagined will be of great interest to critical realists and childhood researchers and policy advisers.
( Tomb , 20 ) In his polemical The Anatomy Lesson , Kiš writes : " This persistent , I could even say maniacal insisting on document , witnessing , fact ...
Author: Gordana Crnković
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
By conducting "imagined dialogues" between selected literary works--Eastern Europeans like Kiš and Borowski on one hand, American and English writers like Cage and Ishiguro on the other--this book proposes an effective new way of reading literature, one that goes beyond the narrowing categories of contemporary critical trends. A new perspective on each of the works emerges, as well as a heightened sense of the liberating power of literature.
The sheer mass of the evidence made this interpretation appear unassailable, a ''wholly natural fact''; thus was constructed a ''truth by assertion.
Author: Pedro L. San Miguel
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
In a landmark study of history, power, and identity in the Caribbean, Pedro L. San Miguel examines the historiography of Hispaniola, the West Indian island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He argues that the national identities of (and often the tense relations between) citizens of these two nations are the result of imaginary contrasts between the two nations drawn by historians, intellectuals, and writers. Covering five centuries and key intellectual figures from each country, San Miguel bridges literature, history, and ethnography to locate the origins of racial, ethnic, and national identity on the island. He finds that Haiti was often portrayed by Dominicans as "the other--first as a utopian slave society, then as a barbaric state and enemy to the Dominican Republic. Although most of the Dominican population is mulatto and black, Dominican citizens tended to emphasize their Spanish (white) roots, essentially silencing the political voice of the Dominican majority, San Miguel argues. This pioneering work in Caribbean and Latin American historiography, originally published in Puerto Rico in 1997, is now available in English for the first time.
living by God's truth as written in the Bible and revealed and confirmed by the Holy Spirit. Too often today, people follow the well-known Beatles' 1967 hit ...
Author: Jeff Zirkle
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Are you enjoying a God-imagined life, fulfilling dreams and leaving a contagious legacy worth inheriting? Or are you only following your own imagination, pursuing mundane and hollow worldly paths that lead to only temporary success and limited joy? God-Imagined Adventures is a series of real-life experiences and examples sure to inspire you to dream and live as God imagines. Jeff "Coach" Zirkle will encourage you through these real stories, showing you all the joys and challenges that come in the seasons of life and in biblical principles that will work. You will learn how to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body, gaining intimacy in relationships and improving finances as you enjoy a servant lifestyle. Coach Zirkle's real-life stories will broaden the possibilities of your life and comfort your heart. His amusing life encounters can uplift your soul as you laugh and relive family adventures and Christmas stories; walking with characters in the biblical stories of Jesus's birth will also provide fresh insights and inspire imaginative celebrations of faith and goodwill. With God-Imagined Adventures, you will gain valuable insight to key questions in life, overcome and thrive in tough times, and pursue God-sized dreams as you fulfill your destiny. Above all, these adventurous life stories will connect your heart to God's love, truth, joy, hope, and destiny. So read and take the dare--live as God imagines you!
Author: Benjamin Beit-HallahmiPublish On: 2019-12-16
We often see references to the “truth claims” of religion and religions. There have been suggestions that social scientists, including psychologists, ...
Author: Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi
The horrifying idea of child sacrifice, and the offering to the gods of a beloved only son by his father is a theme which appears repeatedly in Western traditions. This book focuses on religious rituals of violence, imagined and real.
Preparing an indoctrinated public on both sides for a painful transition by means of a truth commission remains perhaps the most important one.
Author: Heribert Adam
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Category: Political Science
ÿOn a spectrum of hostility towards irregular migrants, South Africa ranks on top, Germany in the middle and Canada at the bottom. South African xenophobic violence by impoverished slum dwellers is directed against fellow Africans. Why would a society that liberated itself in the name of human rights turn against people who escaped human rights violations or unlivable conditions at home? What happened to the expected African solidarity? Why do former victims become victimizers?ÿ Imagined Liberationÿasks what xenophobic societies can learn from other immigrant societies which avoided the backlash against multiculturalism in Europe.
Nik Brown (2005) has considered the way in which this tension between truth and hope can impact upon patients' outlooks upon the future, claiming that the ...
Author: Julia Cook
Category: Social Science
This book presents the findings of a recent interview-based study of how 28 young adults living in Melbourne, Australia viewed and related to both the personal and societal future. In so doing it addresses issues such as how individuals imagine the future of their society, and whether this has any bearing on the way in which they perceive and relate to their own, personal future. The respondents’ future imaginings are also considered in relation to influential theoretical accounts that have sought to diagnose the character of contemporary society, and with it the future horizon. Drawing on this discussion, some alternative ways of conceptualising micro experiences of future-oriented thinking are proposed, and the role that hope can play in this process is addressed. This book will appeal to readers who are interested in the sociology of risk and uncertainty, time, and youth.
course, works of literary fiction do more than describe observable truths—but expectations regarding economic futures do, too. This is true in two ways.
Author: Jens Beckert
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Consumers, investors, and corporations orient their activities toward a future that contains opportunities and risks. How do these actors assess uncertainty? Jens Beckert adds a new chapter to the theory of capitalism by showing how fictional expectations drive modern economies—or throw them into crisis when imagined futures fail to materialize.
express what its speakers hold true. And presumably what they hold true is what they consider to fit the facts, or reality, as they see them (as their ...
Author: T.J. Cribb
Category: Literary Criticism
This collection includes contributions from some of the major authors in the field. The critical essays have been chosen to open up possibilities, mark out boundaries and set objectives in the ever-expanding field of international literature in English. The writers themselves are the principal guides and resources for this enterprise. New literary and critical practices are derived from the problematic role of English as an international language and from its relations with other languages. Values of cultural difference and particularity are emphasised.
At the core of both statements is Wollstonecraft's desire to define true sensibility and true worth . She had defined true sensibility as imagination ...
Author: Gaura Shankar Narayan
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Collections
"Real and Imagined Women in British Romanticism uses feminist ideology and deconstructive criticism to reconstruct the cultural context embedded in Romantic canonical texts. To achieve this end, the book undertakes a close textual study of these texts and places them in the intellectual context of Mary Wollstonecraft's critique of culture. As a result of intellectual contextuallzing as well as theoretical applications, the Romantic imagination, as represented by William Wordsworth and John Keats, emerges as the place where gender division and gender certitude break down. This book intervenes in the traditional critical debates about the Romantic imagination to show that the Romantic imagination, as set forth in these texts, registers the vigorous cultural politics of gender and aesthetics that defined the 1790s and continued to exert influence for decades." --Book Jacket.
Alsorelevanthere isthe distinction between 'historical truth' and 'narrative truth' (Wetzler, 1985). Whilethe formerreflects factual reality whichis fixed ...
Author: Shiho Main
What can Jungian psychology contribute to understanding children and childhood? Childhood Re-imagined considers Carl Jung's psychological approach to childhood and argues that his symbolic view deserves a place between the more traditional scientific and social-constructionist views of development. Divided into four sections this book covers: Jung on development theoretical and methodological discussion the Developmental School of analytical psychology towards a Jungian developmental psychology. This book discusses how Jung's view of development in terms of individuation is relevant to child development, particularly the notion of regression and Jung's distinction between the child archetype and the actual child. It shows how Jung's understanding of the historically controversial notion of recapitulation differs from that of other psychologists of his time and aligns him with contemporary, post-modern critiques of development. The book goes on to investigate Fordham's notion of individuation in childhood, and the significance of this, together with Jung's approach, to Jungian developmental psychology and to wider interdisciplinary issues such as children's rights. Main also examines the plausibility and usefulness of both Jung's and Fordham's approaches as forms of qualitative psychology. Through its detailed scholarly examination of Jungian texts and concepts Childhood Re-imagined clarifies the notion of development used within analytical psychology and stimulates discussion of further connections between analytical psychology and other contemporary discourses. It will be of particular interest to those involved in analytical psychology, Jungian studies and childhood studies.