Thinking in Place

Thinking in Place

The book explores places from the coal-mining towns of western Pennsylvania, to the Birla House where Gandhi was shot, to the sinking city of Venice.

Author: Carol Becker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317250494

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Carol Becker, preeminent arts educator and contributor to leading art magazines, offers a beautifully poignant meditation on the role of place in artistic creativity. She focuses on place as a historical, physical entity and a conceptual site where ideas come into meaning. The book explores places from the coal-mining towns of western Pennsylvania, to the Birla House where Gandhi was shot, to the sinking city of Venice. A cross between theory, memoir, and history, her writing creates the experiential effect of being in specific places as well as imagining the evolution of ideas as they are manifested in museums and often become agents for social change.
Categories: Social Science

Heidegger and the Thinking of Place

Heidegger and the Thinking of Place

Heidegger's work, argues Jeff Malpas, exemplifies the practice of “philosophical topology.” In Heidegger and the Thinking of Place, Malpas examines the topological aspects of Heidegger's thought and offers a broader elaboration of the ...

Author: Jeff Malpas

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262300759

Category: Philosophy

Page: 388

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The philosophical significance of place—in Heidegger's work and as the focus of a distinctive mode of philosophical thinking. The idea of place—topos—runs through Martin Heidegger's thinking almost from the very start. It can be seen not only in his attachment to the famous hut in Todtnauberg but in his constant deployment of topological terms and images and in the situated, “placed” character of his thought and of its major themes and motifs. Heidegger's work, argues Jeff Malpas, exemplifies the practice of “philosophical topology.” In Heidegger and the Thinking of Place, Malpas examines the topological aspects of Heidegger's thought and offers a broader elaboration of the philosophical significance of place. Doing so, he provides a distinct and productive approach to Heidegger as well as a new reading of other key figures—notably Kant, Aristotle, Gadamer, and Davidson, but also Benjamin, Arendt, and Camus. Malpas, expanding arguments he made in his earlier book Heidegger's Topology (MIT Press, 2007), discusses such topics as the role of place in philosophical thinking, the topological character of the transcendental, the convergence of Heideggerian topology with Davidsonian triangulation, the necessity of mortality in the possibility of human life, the role of materiality in the working of art, the significance of nostalgia, and the nature of philosophy as beginning in wonder. Philosophy, Malpas argues, begins in wonder and begins in place and the experience of place. The place of wonder, of philosophy, of questioning, he writes, is the very topos of thinking.
Categories: Philosophy

Thinking Through Place on the Early Modern English Stage

Thinking Through Place on the Early Modern English Stage

negotiations reveal that place itself functions as the expression or materialization
of a structure of belief. The work of getting into place is thus, at once,
phenomenological and ideological, and I use the term “emplacement” to frame
this ...

Author: Andrew Bozio

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192585721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Thinking Through Place on the Early Modern English Stage argues that environment and embodied thought continually shaped one another in the performance of early modern English drama. It demonstrates this, first, by establishing how characters think through their surroundings — not only how they orient themselves within unfamiliar or otherwise strange locations, but also how their environs function as the scaffolding for perception, memory, and other forms of embodied thought. It then contends that these moments of thinking through place theorise and thematise the work that playgoers undertook in reimagining the stage as the setting of the dramatic fiction. By tracing the relationship between these two registers of thought in such plays as The Malcontent, Dido Queen of Carthage, Tamburlaine, King Lear, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, and Bartholomew Fair, this book shows that drama makes visible the often invisible means by which embodied subjects acquire a sense of their surroundings. It also reveals how, in doing so, theatre altered the way that playgoers perceived, experienced, and imagined place in early modern England.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Critical Thinking in Human Resource Development

Critical Thinking in Human Resource Development

Thinking. critically. about. place. Barclay and York (2001) have outlined some of
the ways in which physical ... Weusean exploration of placeandapply
ittoparticular learningor workplaces as away of developing an awareness of
immediate ...

Author: Carole Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134332045

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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This book provides a reflexive critique of the assumptions of orthodox HRD research and practice and questions the conception of humans as resources, as well as the conventional performative focus of HRD. Examining the broader social, political and economic contexts, the book offers alternative perspectives for considering both the needs of individuals and the sustainable development of organizations in post-industrial economies.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Place of Thought

The Place of Thought

"This book is quite simply the most important, intellectually ambitious, and far-reaching endeavor in recent years."—Stephen G. Nichols, Johns Hopkins University

Author: Sarah Kay

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812240073

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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"This book is quite simply the most important, intellectually ambitious, and far-reaching endeavor in recent years."—Stephen G. Nichols, Johns Hopkins University
Categories: Literary Criticism

Visible Thinking in the K 8 Mathematics Classroom

Visible Thinking in the K   8 Mathematics Classroom

The die on the left, whether blue or yellow, was assigned the 10s place, and the
die on the right was assigned the 1s place. What Are Students Thinking and
Saying Incorrectly? The teacher asked the students to explain the game to him
and ...

Author: Ted H. Hull

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452269405

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Seeing is believing with this interactive approach to math instruction Do you ever wish your students could read each other’s thoughts? Now they can—and so can you! This newest book by veteran mathematics educators provides instructional strategies for maximizing students’ mathematics comprehension by integrating visual thinking into the classroom. Included are numerous grade-specific sample problems for teaching essential concepts such as number sense, fractions, and estimation. Among the many benefits of visible thinking are: Interactive student-to-student learning Increased class participation Development of metacognitive thinking and problem-solving skills
Categories: Education

What Place for the A Priori

What Place for the A Priori

(I should emphasize that McKinsey uses 'just by thinking' in place of the more
traditional 'by pure reason', and I follow him in taking these two expressions to be
interchangeable). Yet some other participants of the debate on incompatibilism ...

Author: Michael J. Shaffer

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697414

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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This book deals with questions about the nature of a priori knowledge and its relation to empirical knowledge. Until the twentieth century, it was more or less taken for granted that there was such a thing as a priori knowledge, that is, knowledge whose source is in reason and reflection rather than sensory experience. With a few notable exceptions, philosophers believed that mathematics, logic and philosophy were all a priori. Although the seeds of doubt were planted earlier on, by the early twentieth century, philosophers were widely skeptical of the idea that there was any nontrivial existence of a priori knowledge. By the mid to late twentieth century, it became fashionable to doubt the existence of any kind of a priori knowledge at all. Since many think that philosophy is an a priori discipline if it is any kind of discipline at all, the questions about a priori knowledge are fundamental to our understanding of philosophy itself.
Categories: Philosophy

Thinking in Chinese

Thinking in Chinese

Think. like. a. farmer. Most westerners think like hunters. They care more about
how to reach for their prey first, worrying ... the Chinese will patiently place their
seeds, their different products, in place, and then watch how costumers behave.

Author: Samuel River

Publisher: 22 Lions -


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 19

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After nearly 10 years of my life working for Chinese companies, most of them the richest and most powerful, there were many things that started to become obvious for me and that clearly differentiate the results between these and western companies. This acknowledgment became clearer when I started doing business with the Chinese and making many Chinese friends in the business world. And even more when I noticed the differences in business models that they apply in different countries, and from the smallest to the biggest investments. The Chinese are very flexible and that's what makes them more efficient in creating and running a business, but there are common rules to everything they do, that could actually make anyone profit as much as them and from anything. This book resumes 10 of those very important values. These are the most significant values seen in all the rich and important companies I've seen in China and abroad. They are resumed here in a way that can easily be perceived by anyone that wants to improve any type of business, including the smallest, but also to show how to start a new business in a way that can be quickly profitable. These insights are valuable to anyone that wants to keep up with the speed and determination of Chinese business owners spread all over the globe.
Categories: Business & Economics

Racing in Place

Racing in Place

Think: the stamp is the postcard's postcard. Thinking of you! Indeed. Thinking of
you, there, thinking of me, here, wishing you were here with me, me there with
you. The postcard is a koan of place, our having to be somewhere, and our ...

Author: Michael Martone

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820330396

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 168

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Is it truth or fiction? Memoir or essay? Narrative or associative? To a writer like Michael Martone, questions like these are high praise. Martone’s studied disregard of form and his unruffled embrace of the prospect that nothing--no story, no life--is ever quite finished have yielded some of today’s most splendidly unconventional writing. Add to that an utter weakness for pop Americana and what Louise Erdrich has called a “deep affection for the ordinary,” and you have one of the few writers who could pull off something like Racing in Place. Up the steps of the Washington Monument, down the home stretch at the Indy Speedway, and across the parking lot of the Moon Winx Lodge in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Martone chases, and is chased by, memories--and memories of memories. He writes about his grandfather’s job as a meter reader, those seventies-era hotels with atrium lobbies and open glass elevators, and the legendary temper of basketball coach Bob Knight. Martone, as Peter Turchi has said, looks “under stones the rest of us leave unturned.” So, what is he really up to when he dwells on the make of Malcolm X’s eyeglasses or the runner-up names for Snow White’s seven dwarfs? In “My Mother Invents a Tradition,” Martone tells how his mom, as the dean of girls at a brand-new high school in Fort Wayne, Indiana, “constructed a nostalgic past out of nothing.” Sitting at their dining room table, she came up with everything from the school colors (orange and brown) to the yearbook title (Bear Tracks). Look, and then look again, Martone is saying. “You never know. I never know.”
Categories: Literary Collections

Thinking in Java

Thinking in Java

It would seem that finalize( ) is in place because of the possibility that you'll do
something C-like by allocating memory using a mechanism other than the normal
one in Java. This can happen primarily through native methods, which are a way

Author: Bruce Eckel

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 0131002872

Category: Computers

Page: 1119

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An overview of the programming language's fundamentals covers syntax, initialization, implementation, classes, error handling, objects, applets, multiple threads, projects, and network programming.
Categories: Computers

The Geometry of Thinking

The Geometry of Thinking

The factors/ categories that organize thinking are: object (Ob), subject (Su),
method (Me), technique (Te), goal (Go), place (Pl), and time (Ti). They constitute
vectors of information space. In addition, there were distinguished levels of
analysis ...

Author: Stanislaw Zadrozny

Publisher: Stan Zadrozny

ISBN: 9780578002651



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Heidegger s Topology

Heidegger s Topology

Place . . . but of the origin / One thinks with difficulty. . . . —Friedrich Hölderlin, “
Bread and Wine”1 Whatever conclusions ... Such ideas seem to underpin much
of Heidegger's thinking, both early and late, and although the notion of place is
not ...

Author: Jeff Malpas

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262250337

Category: Philosophy

Page: 424

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This groundbreaking inquiry into the centrality of place in Martin Heidegger's thinking offers not only an illuminating reading of Heidegger's thought but a detailed investigation into the way in which the concept of place relates to core philosophical issues. In Heidegger's Topology, Jeff Malpas argues that an engagement with place, explicit in Heidegger's later work, informs Heidegger's thought as a whole. What guides Heidegger's thinking, Malpas writes, is a conception of philosophy's starting point: our finding ourselves already "there," situated in the world, in "place". Heidegger's concepts of being and place, he argues, are inextricably bound together. Malpas follows the development of Heidegger's topology through three stages: the early period of the 1910s and 1920s, through Being and Time, centered on the "meaning of being"; the middle period of the 1930s into the 1940s, centered on the "truth of being"; and the late period from the mid-1940s on, when the "place of being" comes to the fore. (Malpas also challenges the widely repeated arguments that link Heidegger's notions of place and belonging to his entanglement with Nazism.) The significance of Heidegger as a thinker of place, Malpas claims, lies not only in Heidegger's own investigations but also in the way that spatial and topographic thinking has flowed from Heidegger's work into that of other key thinkers of the past 60 years.
Categories: Philosophy

Emotion Place and Culture

Emotion  Place and Culture

Mary O'Neill The very act of thinking objectively about distress places us at one
remove from the distress. But if dissociation is a necessary part of clear thinking it
may also be a defence against thinking. (Bowlby 1988, 11) I have divided this ...

Author: Mick Smith

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754672468

Category: Science

Page: 318

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There has been a rapid rise in engagement with emotion and affect across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, with geographers making a significant contribution by examining the emotional intersections between people and places. This book investigates feelings and affect in various spatial and social contexts
Categories: Science

Thinking Places

Thinking Places

Elmira and Quarry Farm, and now, this unique, secluded writing/thinking place
gave Mark Twain “a foretaste of Heaven.” Each summer he and Livvy escaped
the frenetic life at Hartford where there was a constant deluge of drop-in
neighbors, ...

Author: Jack Fleming

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781425125851

Category: Travel

Page: 414

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This is a tale of many journeys, with a collection of fresh insights into the lives of creative people. It also offers a philosophy and an attitude for travel-of openness to serendipity, to rare experiences, to new friends, resulting in unexpected lagniappe, or "a little something extra." "...a book that possesses the same spirit as recess-liberating, playful, enthusiastic and full of invigorating fresh air." Professor Elliot Engel North Carolina State University "A delightful book by delightful people, Thinking Places exudes all of the best qualities of a travelogue, with `Lagniappe'-the Flemings' joyfully unquenchable thirst for literary exploration and human understanding." Professor Brent E. Kinser Western Carolina University "Thinking Places is a compelling, personal, and delightful sojourn with some of our most cherished and immortal authors. Carolyn and Jack Fleming provide an intriguing travelogue, as they explore the tragedies and triumphs of famous writers in a book of brave wit and insightful commentary." Rodger L. Tarr University Distinguished Professor, Emeritus Illinois State University
Categories: Travel

Thinking Architecturally

Thinking Architecturally

Through a critical study of issues such as order, form, space, style, place-making, aesthetics, and architectural theory, students are encouraged to think about their own creative ideas.

Author: Paul Righini

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 1919713298

Category: Architecture

Page: 326

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Through a critical study of issues such as order, form, space, style, place-making, aesthetics, and architectural theory, students are encouraged to think about their own creative ideas. The use of analytical reasoning, lateral thinking, drawing and modelling is emphasised.
Categories: Architecture

Thinking in the Light of Time

Thinking in the Light of Time

First, every mode of perception can only take place from within a situatedness
that cannot be reduced to the receptivity of sensory perception. Dasein has itself
a pretheoretical access to its own thrownness because it is always The Analytic
of ...

Author: Karin de Boer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791445062

Category: Philosophy

Page: 406

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Translated from the Dutch, this book offers a systematic interpretation of Heidegger's thought, focusing particularly on recently published works.
Categories: Philosophy

The Way of Thinking in Chinese Medicine

The Way of Thinking in Chinese Medicine

During sleep reversed transformation takes place ; i . e . shen is transformed to qi
and qi is transformed to jing . The concept of qi Qi originally means a sort of gas
or damp , anyway a substance , like the breath , which can be seen on a cold ...

Author: Friedrich Wallner

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 363161196X

Category: Medical

Page: 129

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Chinese Medicine is an outstanding scientific proposition system with its own structural, methodological and theoretical prerequisites flowing into the specific practices that make Chinese Medicine popular in the Western world. However, we should be aware of the fact that Chinese Medicine is challenged in its existence because it is widely unknown. Fostering the understanding of Chinese Medicine in various aspects is, hence, the main aim of this book that gives interesting insights into the discussions on current developments in Chinese Medicine research.
Categories: Medical

Transforming Critical Thinking

Transforming Critical Thinking

Although I use the term tools to help us examine heuristically different qualities of
constructive thinking, I do not want to ... Our reasoning helps us define and clarify
our ideas, shaping them purposefully into place, so that we are sure the ...

Author: Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807739243

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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Thayer-Bacon argues that factors such as race, gender, and social status have direct bearing on philosophical inquiry: by abstracting theorists from their personal and social contexts, the absolutism of traditional critical thinking philosophies come into question. Thayer-Bacon encourages reevaluating the diversity of inquiry and suggests that diversity is a factor which constructs philosophy.
Categories: Social Science



BIOREGIONAL THINKING Living-in-place means following the necessities and
pleasures of life as they are uniquely ... It is not, however, to be thought of as
antagonistic to civilization, in the more human sense of that word, but may be the
only ...

Author: Robert L. Thayer Jr.

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520936805

Category: Nature

Page: 317

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Robert Thayer brings the concepts and promises of the growing bioregional movement to a wide audience in a book that passionately urges us to discover "where we are" as an antidote to our rootless, stressful modern lives. LifePlace is a provocative meditation on bioregionalism and what it means to live, work, eat, and play in relation to naturally, rather than politically, defined areas. In it, Thayer gives a richly textured portrait of his own home, the Putah-Cache watershed in California's Sacramento Valley, demonstrating how bioregionalism can be practiced in everyday life. Written in a lively anecdotal style and expressing a profound love of place, this book is a guide to the personal rewards and the social benefits of reinhabiting the natural world on a local scale. In LifePlace, Thayer shares what he has learned over the course of thirty years about the Sacramento Valley's geography, minerals, flora, and fauna; its relation to fire, agriculture, and water; and its indigenous peoples, farmers, and artists. He shows how the spirit of bioregionalism springs from learning the history of a place, from participating in its local economy, from living in housing designed in the context of the region. He asks: How can we instill a love of place and knowledge of the local into our education system? How can the economy become more responsive to the ecology of region? This valuable book is also a window onto current writing on bioregionalism, introducing the ideas of its most notable proponents in accessible and highly engaging prose. At the same time that it gives an entirely new appreciation of California's Central Valley, LifePlace shows how we can move toward a new way of being, thinking, and acting in the world that can lead to a sustainable, harmonious, and more satisfying future.
Categories: Nature