Simon Stevin: Science in the Netherlands around 1600 by E.J. Dijksterhuis

By E.J. Dijksterhuis

The works of Simon Stevin are finest for the background of technological know-how, simply because they've got this sort of broad scope and mirror so sincerely the advance of medical wisdom round 1600 in valuable Europe. the new publi­ cation of his primary Works, with an English translation, has back attracted realization to his interesting character. The booklet on Stevin by means of Professor E. J. Dijksterhuis, initially released within the Dutch language, is a wonderful advent to the existence and works of this amazing Netherlander. Dijksterhuis ready a just a little condensed English variation, tailored to the overseas reader. as a result of his premature loss of life, book needed to be deferred till the undersigned have been capable of adopt the editorial paintings. The Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam, allowed a supply, wherein a linguistic revision of the textual content was once made attainable. we're very thankful to overlook C. Dikshoorn for the care with which she conducted this activity and ready the textual content for the click. a number of supplementary notes were extra, for which we're in my view dependable and which were marked with our initials (R.H. or M.M.). Messrs Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, who released the unique Dutch variation, have kindly agreed to carry out additionally the English model and feature given all their consciousness to this e-book. R. HOOYKAAS M. G. J. MINNAERT advent glossy technology used to be born within the interval starting with Copernicus's paintings De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (l543) and finishing with Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687).

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Immigration: Examining the Facts (Contemporary Debates) by Cari Eastman

By Cari Eastman

What are the myths and truths relating to immigration within the usa? This ebook presents readers with an neutral realizing of the genuine kingdom of immigration and immigration coverage within the usa via refuting falsehoods, incorrect information, and exaggerations surrounding this topic—and confirming the validity of alternative assertions.

• Addresses modern rhetoric approximately immigration with actual info in keeping with trustworthy, goal empirical data

• offers immigration-related records in an easy-to-read structure that permits readers to speedy locate solutions to express questions

• Fosters a extra actual realizing of the immigration factor and offers readers with possibilities to use severe pondering skills

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Industrialization Emigration: The Consequences of the by W. Steigenga,G. Ipsen

By W. Steigenga,G. Ipsen

Die demographische Prognose ist durch vereinte Bemiihungen der intemationalen Wissenschaft wahrenddesletzten Vierteljahr hunderts, ausgehend von England und von Deutschland, zum ge sicherten Bestand unserer Einsicht geworden. Auf begrenzte Zeit, mit gebotener Bescheidung vermogen wir vorauszusehen, welche Veranderungen der Menge und der Schichtung in einem generativen Ganzen aus eigener Kraft erwartet werden diirfen. Die Moglichkeit zu dieser Erhellung unserer Zukunft beruht zuletzt darauf, daB jedes Gattungsleben - auch das geschichtliche des Menschen - wie seine Vergangenheit als Pragung und Bestim mung, so seine Zukunft als Anlage und Ansatz in sich beschlieBt. Aus der geschichtlichen Bewegung, die als unser Dasein gegen wartig ist, folgen die Moglichkeiten der Voraussicht. Nicht als ob die Wissenschaft damit am Zie1e ware. So ist die wissenschaftliche Gewinnung von Neuland nie beschaffen. Es bleiben Fragen der Methode - besondere und allgemeine; es bleiben Fragen nach den eigenen Voraussetzungen, nach dem Sinn der Annahmen, nach der Tragweite der Aussagen; es bleiben Fragen nach den gebotenen und zulassigen Grenzen der Giiltig keit, Fragen der Selbstbeschrankung und des AugenmaBes. Aber der Grundsatz ist unanfechtbar und wissenschaftlich vergewis sert, daB demographische Prognose moglich sei.

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The Ideal and the Real: An Outline of Kant’s Theory of by A. Winterbourne

By A. Winterbourne

Many scholars coming to grips with Kant's philosophy are understandably daunted not just through the complexity and sheer hassle of the man's writings, yet virtually both via the quantity of secondary literature to be had. loads of this looks - and never purely on first interpreting - with reference to as tricky because the paintings it truly is intended to make extra obtainable. Any author intentionally getting down to offer an authentically introductory textual content hence faces a double challenge: the way to offer an exegesis which might seize a few of the spirit of the unique, with no gross and deceptive over-simplification; and secondly, how one can anchor the argument within the most sensible and such a lot resourceful secondary literature, but keep away from the complete venture showing so fragmented as to make the common publication of chess openings look absolutely austere. till relatively lately, issues have been made much more difficul t, in that commentaries on Kant have been quite often of a complete paintings, say, The Critique of natural cause, with the end result that scholars must wade through a truly good deal of fabric certainly so that it will suppose any self assurance in any respect they had began to appreciate the unique writings. lately, issues have replaced just a little. There are actually first-class commentaries on "Kant's Analytic", "Kant's Analogies" and so on. . we've additionally noticeable, (at least as mirrored in booklet titles), a resurgence of curiosity in what's might be the main arguable and far-reaching Kantian declare, viz.

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Treatise on the Human Mind (1666) (International Archives of by Louis de la Forge,D. Clarke

By Louis de la Forge,D. Clarke

Descartes' philosophy represented probably the most particular statements of mind-body dualism within the heritage of philosophy. Its so much accepted expression is located within the Meditations (1641) and partly I of the foundations zero/ Philosophy (1644). although neither of those books supplied an in depth dialogue of dualism. The Meditations used to be essentially taken with discovering a origin for trustworthy human wisdom, whereas the rules tried to supply another metaphysical framework, by contrast with scholastic philosophy, in which ordinary philosophy or a scien­ tific clarification of usual phenomena should be constructed. hence neither e-book ex­ plicitly provides a Cartesian concept of the brain nor does both provide a close account of the way, if dualism have been accredited, brain and physique could have interaction. the duty of articulating this type of conception used to be left to 2 extra works, just one of which used to be accomplished by way of Descartes, viz. the Treatise on guy (published posthumously in 1664). The Treatise all started with the subsequent sentence, describing the hypothetical humans who have been to be defined in that paintings: 'These people should be com­ posed, as we're, of a soul and a physique; and, firstly, i have to describe the physique for you individually; then, additionally individually, the soul; and fmally i need to exhibit you ways those natures must be joined and united to represent humans reminiscent of us.

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Risk and Acceptability: Volume 11 (Mary Douglas: Collected by Mary Douglas

By Mary Douglas

First released in 1985, Mary Douglas meant Risk and Acceptability as a evaluation of the prevailing literature at the nation of possibility thought. unhappy with the present reports of possibility, which she stumbled on to be incorrect by way of individualistic and psychologistic biases, she as a substitute makes use of the publication to argue danger research from an anthropological point of view. Douglas increases questions about rational selection, the availability of public strong and the autonomy of the individual.

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Periodismo especializado - Specialized journalism (Spanish by Beatriz Peña Acuña,Juan José Jover López

By Beatriz Peña Acuña,Juan José Jover López

El presente volumen se debe a los angeles inquietud por compendiar y actualizar los contenidos del Periodismo especializado en un landscape de cambio constante cultural y de praxis periodística, así como también debido a los angeles transformación y a los angeles riqueza propia de l. a. lengua.

El libro contiene un compendio de capítulos escritos por autores nacionales e internacionales donde se diversifican los temas que abarca el concepto de Periodismo especializado, así como presenta de forma novedosa otras cuestiones de este tipo de periodismo. Para ello, esta edición ofrece capítulos tanto en castellano como en inglés que son dos lenguas con carácter de difusión international y en un momento donde se aspira en l. a. cultura española competir globalmente a través de los angeles preparación bilingüe de sus ciudadanos.

El texto va dirigido a académicos, estudiantes de Comunicación y público, en basic, para que puedan consultarlo o estudiarlo.
Creemos que pueda ser de gran utilidad y hemos alentado a los autores que los angeles redacción de los textos fuera lo más clara posible.

The current quantity is because of the worry to gather and to replace the really expert Journalism contents in a landscape of continuous cultural swap and of the journalistic praxis, in addition to additionally a result of transformation and the personal wealth of the language.

The booklet incorporates a compendium of chapters written by way of nationwide and overseas lecturers the place the subjects lined by means of the concept that of specialised journalism are different, in addition to it offers in a singular manner different problems with this kind of journalism. to take action, this variation bargains chapters either in Spanish and English that are languages with international dissemination and at a time the place Spanish tradition aspires to compete globally via bilingual guidance of its citizens.

The textual content is meant for teachers, scholars of communique and public, typically, so that it will seek advice or examine it. We think that it may be very helpful and we've got inspired the authors to jot down the texts clearly.

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The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology by William Outhwaite,Stephen Turner,Stephen P. Turner

By William Outhwaite,Stephen Turner,Stephen P. Turner

'An very good guidebook via diverse ways to social technological know-how dimension, together with the all-important route-maps that exhibit us the right way to get there' - Roger Jowell, urban college. 'Over the decade not less than there was an avalanche of social learn tools books, just about all of that are involved to unproblematically purvey methodological fabric to ever extra specific industry niches, frequently utilizing purportedly new repackagings what's wanted, as a substitute, is the deepening of methodological wisdom and the widening of reflective discussions round social study. during this wide-ranging choice of chapters, written by means of stated specialists of their fields, Outhwaite and Turner have introduced jointly fabric in a single quantity so as to offer an exceptionally vital platform for attention of the complete diversity of latest analytical and methodological concerns' - Charles Crothers, Auckland collage of expertise. it is a jewel between tools Handbooks, bringing jointly a powerful choice of overseas individuals to touch upon each point of a number of the valuable concerns, problems and controversies within the middle methodological traditions. it's designed to satisfy the wishes of these disciplinary and nondisciplinary problem-oriented social inquirers for a entire evaluate of the methodological literature. The textual content is split into 7 sections: - Overviews of methodological methods within the social sciences; - instances, comparisons and thought; - Quantification and test; - Rationality, complexity and collectivity; - Interpretation, critique and postmodernity; - Discourse development; and - Engagement. Edited through top figures within the box, the instruction manual is a landmark paintings within the box of study equipment. greater than only a `cookbook' that teaches readers tips on how to grasp strategies, it's going to supply social scientists in all disciplines an appreciation for the whole variety of methodological debates this day, from the quantitative to the qualitative, giving them deeper and sharpen insights into their very own learn questions. it's going to generate debate, ideas and a sequence of questions for researchers to use and strengthen of their examine and teaching.

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Solving the Climate Crisis through Social Change: Public by Gar Lipow

By Gar Lipow

This booklet provides an available and easy-to-follow argument that the weather difficulty is an aspect impact of inequality and injustice, and demonstrates how techniques similar to large-scale social funding will end up way more powerful in lowering greenhouse fuel toxins than cap-and-trade or other kinds of free-market environmentalism.

• A word list of technical terms

• 20 figures

• a whole bibliographical reference list

• Inline citations of sources

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