Blind as a child, Eric Hoffer--one of America's most important thinkers--regained his sight at the age of fifteen and became a voracious reader.
Author: Eric Hoffer
Publisher: Hopewell Publications Llc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Blind as a child, Eric Hoffer--one of Americas most important thinkers and the author of The True Beleiver--regained his sight at the age of fifteen and became a voracious reader. At eighteen, fate would take his remaining family, sending him on the road with three hundred dollars and into the life of a Depression Era migrant worker, but his appetite for knowledge-history, science, mankind-remained and formed the basis for his insights on human nature. Filled with timeless aphorisms and entertaining stories, Truth Imagined tracks Hoffers years on the road, which served as the breeding ground for his most fertile thoughts.
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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
entire career to the exploration of how texts create the illusion of reality through
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.
It's about what we remember and what we imagine, what I call here our imagined truths. My experiences are no different from most people of my generation. My
beliefs were based on my memories, more accurately how I perceived the world ...
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.
Because of Bodin's bookish approach to the confessions of witchcraft suspects, it
is easy to lose sight while reading De la démonomanie of the fact that Weyer
decries so vividly in De praestigiis daemonum: these confessions are, for the
Author: Rebecca M. Wilkin
Category: Literary Criticism
Grounded in medical, juridical, and philosophical texts of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France, this innovative study tells the story of how the idea of woman contributed to the emergence of modern science. Rebecca Wilkin focuses on the contradictory representations of women from roughly the middle of the sixteenth century to the middle of the seventeenth, and depicts this period as one filled with epistemological anxiety and experimentation. She shows how skeptics, including Montaigne, Marie de Gournay, and Agrippa von Nettesheim, subverted gender hierarchies and/or blurred gender difference as a means of questioning the human capacity to find truth; while "positivists" who strove to establish new standards of truth, for example Johann Weyer, Jean Bodin, and Guillaume du Vair, excluded women from the search for truth. The book constitutes a reevaluation of the legacy of Cartesianism for women, as Wilkin argues that Descartes' opening of the search for truth "even to women" was part of his appropriation of skeptical arguments. This book challenges scholars to revise deeply held notions regarding the place of women in the early modern search for truth, their role in the development of rational thought, and the way in which intellectuals of the period dealt with the emergence of an influential female public.
Author: Benedict Richard O'Gorman AndersonPublish On: 1991
In the Islamic tradition, until quite recently, the Qur'an was literally untranslatable (
and therefore untranslated), because Allah's truth was accessible only through
the unsubstitutable true signs of written Arabic. There is no idea here of a world ...
Author: Benedict Richard O'Gorman Anderson
Category: Political Science
What makes people love and die for nations, as well as hate and kill in their name? While many studies have been written on nationalist political movements, the sense of nationality—the personal and cultural feeling of belonging to the nation—has not received proportionate attention. In this widely acclaimed work, Benedict Anderson examines the creation and global spread of the 'imagined communities' of nationality. Anderson explores the processes that created these communities: the territorialisation of religious faiths, the decline of antique kingship, the interaction between capitalism and print, the development of vernacular languages-of-state, and changing conceptions of time. He shows how an originary nationalism born in the Americas was modularly adopted by popular movements in Europe, by the imperialist powers, and by the anti-imperialist resistances in Asia and Africa. This revised edition includes two new chapters, one of which discusses the complex role of the colonialist state's mindset in the development of Third World nationalism, while the other analyses the processes by which all over the world, nations came to imagine themselves as old.
IMAGINED COMMUNITY This does not mean that we are unable to distinguish
between ideas in terms of their specific consequences for social groups judged
against our values (that is, what we regard as a good or bad outcome). Truth ...
Author: Chris Barker
Category: Social Science
Contains over 200 entries on key concepts and theorists of cultural studies.
This book offers a much-needed analysis of how young people understand and navigate their lives as workers, family members and political actors in an era of uncertainty, Brexit and Trump.
Author: Rosalyn Black
Category: Social Science
This book offers a much-needed analysis of how young people understand and navigate their lives as workers, family members and political actors in an era of uncertainty, Brexit and Trump. Drawing on the latest and most seminal international research and the unique stories of 30 young university students from Australia, France and Britain, it explores the nature of higher education and post-education trajectories for young people facing a ‘post-truth’ world in which opportunities for home ownership, work security and the formation of committed relationships have been thoroughly eroded. It also presents a timely reflection on young people’s hopes and concerns in the wake of global political upheaval, demographic change, financial crises, labour market uncertainties and unprecedented human mobility. Imagining Youth Futures makes a unique contribution to the fields of youth studies, transitions to university, and contemporary youth patterns in the areas of work, family, politics and mobility.
The sheer mass of the evidence made this interpretation appear unassailable, a ''
wholly natural fact''; thus was constructed a ''truth by assertion.''Ω But what made
it all coherent was the ''pulp'' of interpretations surrounding this ''truth,'' for ...
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.
Fiction, in the etymological sense, is that which the imagination creates. Poetry is
a mental creation It is a spiritual force and a creative power. The very fact that a
man imagines himselfto be sick is a proofthat he is so, for the disease is only the
Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Whitehead next discusses “conscious imagination,” namely, intuitive judgments
whose emotive pattern (i.e. subjective ... “We are,” he says, “feeling the actual
world with the conscious imputation of imagined predicates, be they true or false.
Imagined Corners, Mrs Ritchie, Selected Non-Fiction Willa Muir Kirsty Allen. this
than you imagine.' She walked ... truth of this. I must get at the t-truth. Can't you
see, Elise, I must get at the truth. She may have followed him. I know all about her
Author: Willa Muir
Publisher: Canongate Books
This volume gathers together some of the real and the imagined lives of Willa Muir, one of the finest and fiercest intellectuals of her generation. Her writing is rich with paradox although obsessively Scottish in subject and style, she resented Scotland; although a trenchant champion of feminism, she voluntarily sacrificed her identity to that of the poets wife; and although she was a committed reformer, she never aligned herself with any political or ideological movement. These passionate dichotomies are intertwined in her writing, giving a particular power to her fiction and non-fiction alike. This collection is the first publication to offer a sense of the diversity of Willa Muirs oeuvre. It makes possible the re-evaluation of her work and assures her of a deserved place in the Scottish literary canon.
Imagine, for example, a world in which agents have a general need to be
apprised of as many facts as they can be and in which ... In communities of
agents in this imagined world, it is plausible that the primary function of assertion
would be to ...
Author: Dirk Greimann
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Whereas the relationship between truth and propositional content has already been intensively investigated, there are only very few studies devoted to the task of illuminating the relationship between truth and illocutionary acts. This book fills that gap. This innovative collection addresses such themes as: the relation between the concept of truth and the success conditions of assertions and kindred speech acts the linguistic devices of expressing the truth of a proposition the relation between predication and truth.
But I have tried at least to show that he has made a new contribution to the
modern imagination and , incidentally , to the modern novel , widening the scope
of both . The nature of that contribution cannot be considered until the book itself
They imagined that the truth would be offensive to that audience, and found
confirmation of their fictions precisely in their offensiveness. Thus Henry James,
in his review of Zola's Nana, asks with uncharacteristic Jamesian bitterness, "On
Author: George Levine
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Examines the realistic styles of the novels of a variety of British authors, including Thomas Hardy, Anthony Trollope, and Jane Austen
Not that she didn't want to. It was just difficult to speak when every thought of
Damien and how she'd betrayed him made her dissolve into tears. And the truth
of why she had given in to Alonzo only made Jade feel more upset and disgusted
Author: Diamond Drake
Willa Caldwell jumps in and out of her volatile and sometimes violent marriage seemingly unaware of the affects her actions have on daughter Jade. Lonely and insecure, Jade often falls prey to those eager to take advantage of her desperate need for love and acceptance. And both she and Willa endure heartache at the hands of those who claim to love them most. As a young adult Jade decides to leave her hometown of Gary, IN, as well as the pain of her past to start anew in sunny California. Sadly, things dont go as hoped and shes left wondering if shell ever experience real love or if it will always be . . . Imagined Love. Diamonds debut novel will leave you thirsty for more. Wanda B. Campbell, best selling author of Illusions This book is one you will fall in love with . . . Dot Magazine I truly enjoyed reading Imagined Love! Turning Pages Book Club Five stars! OOSA Book Club
The claimtoan experiential truth would be rejected andthe case thrownout.In
contrast ... These distinctions between memory and imagination are as routinely
made asthe distinction between fact and fiction, butas with that pairing, their
Author: E. Keightley
Category: Social Science
An exploration of some of the key theoretical challenges and conceptual issues facing the emergent field of memory studies, from the relationship between experience and memory to the commercial exploitation of nostalgia, using the key concept of the mnemonic imagination.
Thoughts, in Prose and Verse, on the Principles of Truth, and the Causes and
Effects of Error John Hamilton. indifferent to the ... If the loving God can change,
the idea may bear the scrutiny of thought, or it may be imagined. Otherwise it is a
There will be no need for you to draw upon your imagination for facts , if you
pursue with ordinary industry the methods ... may sometimes be found associated
with facts , since some truth may exist in the wildest scheme of error ever imagined .
... the Classroom Author's Notes References About the Author Dedication and
Inspiration Credits Imagine Truth Party is America's Plan, a middle way to
straighten out the nation's slanted truths, and pave paths of prosperity for all