A Good Book In Theory

A Good Book  In Theory

The theory would not fit the facts. Or I might assume that the restaurant had
hygiene problems and so avoid that one place. We learn to identify the features
that define a particular phenomenon as exceptional rather than as a part of a
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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

An interesting idea, in theory -- Theory matters -- But how do you know?

Author: James Cairns

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442600775

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 517

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

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

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551115360

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 567

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

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

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher:

ISBN: 1442600381

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 562

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

Theory and Principles of Education

Theory and Principles of Education

Contents: Meaning, Nature and Scope of Education, Objectives and Aims of Education, Definition, Nature and Scope of Philosophy, Major Philosophies, Role of Elders, Different Theories, Role of Education in Democracy, Role of Education in ...

Author: A.R. Rather

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 8171418171

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 500

Contents: Meaning, Nature and Scope of Education, Objectives and Aims of Education, Definition, Nature and Scope of Philosophy, Major Philosophies, Role of Elders, Different Theories, Role of Education in Democracy, Role of Education in Socialism, Role of Education in Secularism, Education and Culture Development, Social Change and Role of Education, National and Emotional Integration by Education.
Categories: Education

Elements of Information Theory

Elements of Information Theory

The Second Edition features: Chapters reorganized to improve teaching 200 new problems New material on source coding, portfolio theory, and feedback capacity Updated references Now current and enhanced, the Second Edition of Elements of ...

Author: Thomas M. Cover

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118585771

Category: Computers

Page: 776

View: 410

The latest edition of this classic is updated with new problem sets and material The Second Edition of this fundamental textbook maintains the book's tradition of clear, thought-provoking instruction. Readers are provided once again with an instructive mix of mathematics, physics, statistics, and information theory. All the essential topics in information theory are covered in detail, including entropy, data compression, channel capacity, rate distortion, network information theory, and hypothesis testing. The authors provide readers with a solid understanding of the underlying theory and applications. Problem sets and a telegraphic summary at the end of each chapter further assist readers. The historical notes that follow each chapter recap the main points. The Second Edition features: * Chapters reorganized to improve teaching * 200 new problems * New material on source coding, portfolio theory, and feedback capacity * Updated references Now current and enhanced, the Second Edition of Elements of Information Theory remains the ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering, statistics, and telecommunications.
Categories: Computers

The Good and the Good Book

The Good and the Good Book

Samuel Fleischacker offers a powerful defence of revealed religion, and reconciles it with science and liberal morality.

Author: Samuel Fleischacker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198733072

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

View: 992

Religions that centre around a revelation - or a 'good book', which is seen as God's word - are widely regarded as irrational and dangerous, based on outdated science and conducive to illiberal, inhumane moral attitudes. Samuel Fleischacker offers a powerful defence of revealed religion, and reconciles it with science and liberal morality.
Categories: Philosophy

Death by Theory

Death by Theory

Teach your students archaeological theory in a fashion they'll enjoy, while they solve the mystery in Adrian Praetzellis's delightful textbook-as-novel.

Author: Adrian Praetzellis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742503593

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 829

A European Neolithic burial. A large stone Venus. Nothing unusual about it_except that it was found on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Archaeologist Hannah Green and her shovelbum nephew find themselves in a tangled web of competing interests avaricious land owners, hungry media, and a cult of goddess worshippers while investigating one of the finds of the century. In untangling the mystery of the Washington Venus, Hannah and Sean have to confront questions of archaeological evidence, of ethics, of conflicting interpretation of data, and of the very nature of archaeological truths. Helping them are a cadre of disdainful graduate students who propose various theories processualist, marxist, feminist, postmodernist to explain the bizarre events. Teach your students archaeological theory in a fashion they'll enjoy, while they solve the mystery in Adrian Praetzellis's delightful textbook-as-novel.
Categories: Social Science

Social Capital

Social Capital

The volume is divided into three parts. The first segment clarifies social capital as a concept and explores its theoretical and operational bases.

Author: Nan Lin

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0202368947

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 395

Leading scholars in the field of social networks from diverse disciplines present the first systematic and comprehensive collection of current theories and empirical research on the informal connections that individuals have for support, help, and information from other people. Expanding on concepts originally formulated by Pierre Bourdieu and James Coleman, this seminal work will find an essential place with educators and students in the fields of social networks, rational choice theory, institutions, and the socioeconomics of poverty, labor markets, social psychology, and race. The volume is divided into three parts. The first segment clarifies social capital as a concept and explores its theoretical and operational bases. Additional segments provide brief accounts that place the development of social capital in the context of the family of capital theorists, and identify some critical but controversial perspectives and statements regarding social capital in the literature. The editors then make the argument for the network perspective, why and how such a perspective can clarify controversies and advance our understanding of a whole range of instrumental and expressive outcomes. Social Capital further provides a forum for ongoing research programs initiated by social scientists working at the crossroads of formal theory and new methods. These scholars and programs share certain understandings and approaches in their analyses of social capital. They argue that social networks are the foundation of social capital. Social networks simultaneously capture individuals and social structure, thus serving as a vital conceptual link between actions and structural constraints, between micro- and macro-level analyses, and between relational and collective dynamic processes. They are further cognizant of the dual significance of the "structural" features of the social networks and the "resources" embedded in the networks as defining elements of social capital. Nan Lin is professor of sociology, Duke University. Karen Cook is Ray Lyman Wilber Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Stanford University. Ronald S. Burt is Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Categories: Social Science

The Literary in Theory

The Literary in Theory

This work explores the role of the literary in theory, with wide-ranging analysis of key concepts and disciplinary practices.

Author: Jonathan D. Culler

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804753741

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

View: 228

This work explores the role of the literary in theory, with wide-ranging analysis of key concepts and disciplinary practices.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Game Theory and Strategy

Game Theory and Strategy

This book pays careful attention to applications of game theory in a wide variety of disciplines.

Author: Philip D. Straffin, Jr

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883856379

Category: Mathematics

Page: 244

View: 867

This book pays careful attention to applications of game theory in a wide variety of disciplines. The applications are treated in considerable depth. The book assumes only high school algebra, yet gently builds to mathematical thinking of some sophistication. Game Theory and Strategy might serve as an introduction to both axiomatic mathematical thinking and the fundamental process of mathematical modelling. It gives insight into both the nature of pure mathematics, and the way in which mathematics can be applied to real problems.
Categories: Mathematics

Dyslexia

Dyslexia

This is the 2001 volume in the series emanating from successive International Conferences organised by the British Dyslexia Association.

Author: Angela Fawcett

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1861562101

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 801

This is the 2001 volume in the series emanating from successive International Conferences organised by the British Dyslexia Association. Considerable progress has been made in identifying the causes of dyslexia and providing intervention to break into the cycle of failure. This selection of papers, from the 5th International Conference of the British Dyslexia Association in 2001, brings together perspectives on aspects of theory and practice. A key feature is the inclusion of a series of chapters on good practice from infancy to adulthood, in addition to themes on biological bases, cognitive processes and intervention. The research reported covers all the major theories of dyslexia and reflects state-of-the-art knowledge in developing areas such as genetics and infancy research. Authors include not only keynote speakers Maryanne Wolf, Joe Torgesen and John Stein, but also many other major international players. A particular highlight is the call from Rod Nicolson to consider targets for dyslexia research for the next decade, in terms of unity of purpose.
Categories: Education

Toward a Theory of Instruction

Toward a Theory of Instruction

And a theory of instruction - and this book is a series of exercises in such a theory - is in effect a theory of how growth and development are assisted by diverse means.

Author: Jerome Seymour Bruner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674897013

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 403

Instruction is an effort to assist or to shape growth. In devising instruction for the young, one would be ill advised indeed to ignore what is known about growth, its constraints and opportunities. And a theory of instruction - and this book is a series of exercises in such a theory - is in effect a theory of how growth and development are assisted by diverse means.
Categories: Education

The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory

The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory

This handbook provides a comprehensive and state-of-art overview of the debate in value theory.

Author: Iwao Hirose

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199959303

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 234

Questions about value are important in many contexts. Value theory, or axiology, studies which things are good or bad, how good or bad they are, and, most fundamentally, what it is for a thing to be good or bad. This handbook provides a comprehensive and state-of-art overview of the debate in value theory.
Categories: Philosophy

Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

Author: D. N. Dwivedi

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0070588414

Category: Macroeconomics

Page: 603

View: 860

Categories: Macroeconomics

A Theory of Virtue

A Theory of Virtue

In Part One of this book Adams presents anddefends a conception of virtue as intrinsic excellence of character, worth prizing for its own sake and not only for its benefits.

Author: Robert Merrihew Adams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191525896

Category: Electronic books

Page: 264

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The distinguished philosopher Robert M. Adams presents a major work on virtue, which is once again a central topic in ethical thought. A Theory of Virtue is a systematic, comprehensive framework for thinking about the moral evaluation of character. Many recent attempts to stake out a place in moral philosophy for this concern define virtue in terms of its benefits for the virtuous person or for human society more generally. In Part One of this book Adams presents anddefends a conception of virtue as intrinsic excellence of character, worth prizing for its own sake and not only for its benefits. In the other two parts he addresses two challenges to the ancient idea of excellence of character. One challenge arises from the importance of altruism in modern ethical thought, and the question of what altruism has to do with intrinsic excellence. Part Two argues that altruistic benevolence does indeed have a crucial place in excellence of character, but that moral virtue should also be expected to involve excellence in being for other goods besides the well-being (and the rights) of other persons. It explores relations among cultural goods, personal relationships, one's own good, and the good of others, as objects of excellent motives.The other challenge, the subject of Part Three of the book, is typified by doubts about the reality of moral virtue, arising from experiments and conclusions in social psychology. Adams explores in detail the prospects for an empirically realistic conception of excellence of character as an object of moral aspiration, endeavor, and education. He argues that such a conception will involve renunciation of the ancient thesis of the unity or mutual implication of all virtues, and acknowledgment ofsufficient 'moral luck' in the development of any individual's character to make virtue very largely a gift, rather than an individual achievement, though nonetheless excellent and admirable for that
Categories: Electronic books

Political Theory An Introduction

Political Theory  An Introduction

Political Theory: An Introduction is a pioneering political theory textbook that is a step towards making students do and evolve an Indian political theory, that is, theory born out of reflection on and engagement with Indian social and ...

Author: Rajeev Bhargava

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131795613

Category:

Page: 356

View: 828

Political Theory: An Introduction is a pioneering political theory textbook that is a step towards making students do and evolve an Indian political theory, that is, theory born out of reflection on and engagement with Indian social and political practices. It innovatively embeds Indian cases and contexts in the theoretical discussions and involves students in applying theories to current issues. Without oversimplifying concepts, this textbook uses the conversational, context-specific style of a good teacher and recreates the flavour of the classroom inside its covers. Some of its special features are: An outline for each chapter highlighting its main elements, an introductory section discussing the concept, and rationale of chapter organization, cross-referencing of important terms, points for discussion and a detailed reading list.
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The Democratic Imagination

The Democratic Imagination

This book brings the question of democracy out of the halls of political power and home to our daily lives, pitting "official democracy" and "democracy from below" against one another in a lively debate.

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442605305

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 838

Democracy is very much an open question in the early twenty-first century. While voter participation declines in many traditional democracies, new movements for democracy are emerging around the world. This book brings the question of democracy out of the halls of political power and home to our daily lives, pitting "official democracy" and "democracy from below" against one another in a lively debate. For more information see www.democraticimagination.com.
Categories: Political Science