• Mind, Body, Spirit
      June 2015

      Awakening Leadership

      Embracing Mindfulness, Your Life’s Purpose, and the Leader You Were Born to Be

      by Horner, Christine

      Human advancement requires the realization that each one of us has an essential role to fulfill to lead humanity into a new era of true equality and prosperity. In Awakening Leadership, Horner describes how mindfulness connects us to the Unified Field of Creation, opening the door to our infinite potential and our life’s purpose. If Earth’s prime directive is oneness, its universal guiding principle is sustainability. In the New Leadership Blueprint, sustainability becomes the all-inclusive compass that redefines morality, values, the way we care for one another and the planet. Transcending boundaries, Awakening Leadership is an illuminating “human” guide that will inspire you to immediately begin living your life on purpose toward building a better world. It’s your time to thrive! www.ChristineHorner.com. www.AwakeningLeader.org

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2019

      Technikfolgenabschätzung des CRISPR/Cas-Systems

      Über die Anwendung in der menschlichen Keimbahn

      by Annika Hardt

      Der gezielte Eingriff in die menschliche Keimbahn galt lange Zeit als Phantasma. Doch seit Beschreibung des CRISPR/Cas Systems als potentielle "Genschere" im Jahr 2012 scheint die Idee der präzisen Veränderung des Genoms menschlicher Keimzellen und Embryonen in greifbare Nähe gerückt zu sein. Während bereits mehrere Experimente mit dieser Methode an menschlichen Embryonen im Ausland publiziert wurden, ist jedoch die Diskussion um die medizinischen, ethischen und gesellschaftlichen Implikationen einer möglichen Keimbahntherapie längst nicht abgeschlossen.Dieses Buch umfasst eine detaillierte und kritische Betrachtung einschlägiger und nicht selten altbekannter Argumente in bioethischen Kontroversen und leistet deren Einordnung in den spezifischen Kontext der Debatte um einen Eingriff in die menschliche Keimbahn. Es beinhaltet eine profunde Nutzen-Risiko-Darstellung, die sowohl individuelle als auch gesellschaftliche Aspekte berücksichtigt, und bietet eine differenzierte Auseinandersetzung mit den unterschiedlichen Positionen in der Diskussion um die umstrittene Intervention.

    • Ethical issues & debates
      September 2015

      Why Rape Culture is a Dangerous Myth

      From Steubenville to Ched Evans

      by Gittos, Luke, A01

      This book argues that the belief in a 'rape culture' is seriously distorting our discussion of sexual violence.

    • Ethical issues & debates
      July 2013

      Vaad Vivad

      by Anita Gaur

      Yeh pustak “Vaad Vivad” vishay par adharit ab tak ki shreshth aur apni tarah ki pahli pustak hai. Pustak ki lekhika Anita Gaur ne samsamyiki par adharit sabhi vishyon ko pustak me shamil kar un par vistarpurvak charcha ki hai. Vaad –Vivad ke dono paksh vishay ki garahai tatha gunvatta ki drishti se bejod hai. Pustak me shamil pramukh vishyo me se kuch to vartman samaj me vyapt asim bharshtachar tatha badhti mehngai ko lekar sarkar ki bhumika par sawal khade karti hai, dusri taraf Kashmir samsya, lokpal bill, futkar chhetron me videshi pratksh nivesh aur bhartiy bajar jaise samvedanshil aur gambhir Vishay ke dono pakshon ke tark prastut karti hai. Chhatra – chhatraon tatha agami pratiyogi pariksha ke liye adhyyanrat sabhi pratiyogiyo ki avshyakatao ko dhayan me rakhkar pratyek vishay ke aarambh me uski bhumik, paksh aur vipaksh ke akatay tark prastut kiye gaye hai. Pratyek Vaad-Vivad ke ant me us Vishay par adharit sawal-jawab ki suchi di gai hai jo is pustak ko bajar me uplabdh anay pustako se alag karti hai.

    • Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments
      May 2016

      Upside-Down Gods

      Gregory Bateson's World of Difference

      by Peter Harries-Jones

      Science’s conventional understanding of environment as an inert material resource underlies our unwillingness to acknowledge the military-industrial role in ongoing ecological catastrophes. In a crucial challenge to modern science’s exclusive attachment to materialist premises, Bateson reframed culture, psychology, biology, and evolution in terms of feedback and communication, fundamentally altering perception of our relationship with nature._x000B__x000B_This intellectual biography covers the whole trajectory of Bateson’s career, from his first anthropological work alongside Margaret Mead through the continuing relevance of his late forays into biosemiotics. Harries-Jones shows how the sum of Bateson’s thinking across numerous fields turns our notions of causality upside down, providing a moral divide between sustainable creativity and our current biocide.

    • Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments
      May 2016

      Upside-Down Gods

      Gregory Bateson's World of Difference

      by Peter Harries-Jones

      Science’s conventional understanding of environment as an inert material resource underlies our unwillingness to acknowledge the military-industrial role in ongoing ecological catastrophes. In a crucial challenge to modern science’s exclusive attachment to materialist premises, Bateson reframed culture, psychology, biology, and evolution in terms of feedback and communication, fundamentally altering perception of our relationship with nature._x000B__x000B_This intellectual biography covers the whole trajectory of Bateson’s career, from his first anthropological work alongside Margaret Mead through the continuing relevance of his late forays into biosemiotics. Harries-Jones shows how the sum of Bateson’s thinking across numerous fields turns our notions of causality upside down, providing a moral divide between sustainable creativity and our current biocide.

    • Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments
      May 2016

      Upside-Down Gods

      Gregory Bateson's World of Difference

      by Peter Harries-Jones

      Science’s conventional understanding of environment as an inert material resource underlies our unwillingness to acknowledge the military-industrial role in ongoing ecological catastrophes. In a crucial challenge to modern science’s exclusive attachment to materialist premises, Bateson reframed culture, psychology, biology, and evolution in terms of feedback and communication, fundamentally altering perception of our relationship with nature._x000B__x000B_This intellectual biography covers the whole trajectory of Bateson’s career, from his first anthropological work alongside Margaret Mead through the continuing relevance of his late forays into biosemiotics. Harries-Jones shows how the sum of Bateson’s thinking across numerous fields turns our notions of causality upside down, providing a moral divide between sustainable creativity and our current biocide.

    • Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments
      May 2016

      Upside-Down Gods

      Gregory Bateson's World of Difference

      by Peter Harries-Jones

      Science’s conventional understanding of environment as an inert material resource underlies our unwillingness to acknowledge the military-industrial role in ongoing ecological catastrophes. In a crucial challenge to modern science’s exclusive attachment to materialist premises, Bateson reframed culture, psychology, biology, and evolution in terms of feedback and communication, fundamentally altering perception of our relationship with nature._x000B__x000B_This intellectual biography covers the whole trajectory of Bateson’s career, from his first anthropological work alongside Margaret Mead through the continuing relevance of his late forays into biosemiotics. Harries-Jones shows how the sum of Bateson’s thinking across numerous fields turns our notions of causality upside down, providing a moral divide between sustainable creativity and our current biocide.

    • True crime

      Hell's Belles

      Prostitution, Vice, and Crime in Early Denver, With a Biography of Sam Howe, Frontier Lawman

      by Clark Secrest

      This newly updated and revised edition of HELL'S BELLES takes the reader on a soundly researched, well-documented, and amusing journey back to the early days of Denver. Clark Secrest details the evolution of Denver's prostitution, the gambling, the drug addicts, and the corrupt politicians and police who, palms outstretched, allowed it all to happen. Also included in HELL'S BELLES is a biography of one of Denver's original police officers, Sam Howe, upon whose crime studies the book is based. The popular veneer of Denver's present-day Market Street -- its fancy bars, posh restaurants, and Coors Field -- is stripped away to reveal the street's former incarnation: a mecca of loose morals entrenched in prostitution, liquor, and money. Hell's Belles examines the neglected topics of vice and crime in Denver and utilises a unique and invaluable historic source -- the scrapbooks of Detective Sam Howe.

    • Ethical issues & debates

      Democracy and Religion

      Free Exercise and Diverse Visions

      by David OdellScott (author)

      Compiled from papers delivered at the third annual Kent State University Symposium on Democracy held in spring 2002, Democracy and Religion: Free Exercise and Diverse Visions explores the interrelations of politics and religion. The work is divided into four main sections: the constitutional debate regarding the establishment and free exercise of religion clause, the themes of violence and nonviolence as they relate to religion, the free exercise of religion and the rise of fundamentalism, and the challenges to the free exercise of diverse religious practices in a democratic society.Each of the main categories is subsequently broken down and examined in-depth by an expert in the field. Discussions include an explanation of the complexities of religion and state in the United States, encompassing separation, integration, and accommodation, as well as past and present religious literacy and civil liberties, and an examination of violence and nonviolence, extremism and moderation, in Islam.This compilation of essays will fascinate those with an interest in the complex relationship between religion and politics.

    • Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments

      Bruno Latour in Pieces

      An Intellectual Biography

      by Henning Schmidgen, Translated by Gloria Custance

      Bruno Latour stirs things up. Latour began as a lover of science and technology, co-founder of actor-network theory, and philosopher of a modernity that had “never been modern.” In the meantime he is regarded not just as one of the most intelligent—and also popular—exponents of science studies but also as a major innovator of the social sciences, an exemplary wanderer who walks the line between the sciences and the humanities. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the Latourian oeuvre, from his early anthropological studies in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), to influential books like Laboratory Life and Science in Action, and his most recent reflections on an empirical metaphysics of “modes of existence.” In the course of this enquiry it becomes clear that the basic problem to which Latour’s work responds is that of social tradition, the transmission of experience and knowledge. What this empirical philosopher constantly grapples with is the complex relationship of knowledge, time, and culture.

    • Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments

      Bruno Latour in Pieces

      An Intellectual Biography

      by Henning Schmidgen, Translated by Gloria Custance

      Bruno Latour stirs things up. Latour began as a lover of science and technology, co-founder of actor-network theory, and philosopher of a modernity that had “never been modern.” In the meantime he is regarded not just as one of the most intelligent—and also popular—exponents of science studies but also as a major innovator of the social sciences, an exemplary wanderer who walks the line between the sciences and the humanities. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the Latourian oeuvre, from his early anthropological studies in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), to influential books like Laboratory Life and Science in Action, and his most recent reflections on an empirical metaphysics of “modes of existence.” In the course of this enquiry it becomes clear that the basic problem to which Latour’s work responds is that of social tradition, the transmission of experience and knowledge. What this empirical philosopher constantly grapples with is the complex relationship of knowledge, time, and culture.

    • Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments

      Bruno Latour in Pieces

      An Intellectual Biography

      by Henning Schmidgen, Translated by Gloria Custance

      Bruno Latour stirs things up. Latour began as a lover of science and technology, co-founder of actor-network theory, and philosopher of a modernity that had “never been modern.” In the meantime he is regarded not just as one of the most intelligent—and also popular—exponents of science studies but also as a major innovator of the social sciences, an exemplary wanderer who walks the line between the sciences and the humanities. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the Latourian oeuvre, from his early anthropological studies in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), to influential books like Laboratory Life and Science in Action, and his most recent reflections on an empirical metaphysics of “modes of existence.” In the course of this enquiry it becomes clear that the basic problem to which Latour’s work responds is that of social tradition, the transmission of experience and knowledge. What this empirical philosopher constantly grapples with is the complex relationship of knowledge, time, and culture.

    • Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments

      Bruno Latour in Pieces

      An Intellectual Biography

      by Henning Schmidgen, Translated by Gloria Custance

      Bruno Latour stirs things up. Latour began as a lover of science and technology, co-founder of actor-network theory, and philosopher of a modernity that had “never been modern.” In the meantime he is regarded not just as one of the most intelligent—and also popular—exponents of science studies but also as a major innovator of the social sciences, an exemplary wanderer who walks the line between the sciences and the humanities. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the Latourian oeuvre, from his early anthropological studies in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), to influential books like Laboratory Life and Science in Action, and his most recent reflections on an empirical metaphysics of “modes of existence.” In the course of this enquiry it becomes clear that the basic problem to which Latour’s work responds is that of social tradition, the transmission of experience and knowledge. What this empirical philosopher constantly grapples with is the complex relationship of knowledge, time, and culture.

    • Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments

      The Helmholtz Curves

      Tracing Lost Time

      by Henning Schmidgen, Translated by Nils F. Schott

      This book reconstructs the emergence of the phenomenon of “lost time” by engaging with two of the most significant time experts of the nineteenth century: the German physiologist Hermann von Helmholtz and the French writer Marcel Proust. Its starting point is the archival discovery of curve images that Helmholtz produced in the context of pathbreaking experiments on the temporality of the nervous system in 1851. With a “frog drawing machine,” Helmholtz established the temporal gap between stimulus and response that has remained a core issue in debates between neuroscientists and philosophers. When naming the recorded phenomena, Helmholtz introduced the term temps perdu, or lost time. Proust had excellent contacts with the biomedical world of late-nineteenth-century Paris, and he was familiar with this term and physiological tracing technologies behind it. Drawing on the machine philosophy of Deleuze, Schmidgen highlights the resemblance between the machinic assemblages and rhizomatic networks within which Helmholtz and Proust pursued their respective projects.

    • Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments

      The Helmholtz Curves

      Tracing Lost Time

      by Henning Schmidgen, Translated by Nils F. Schott

      This book reconstructs the emergence of the phenomenon of “lost time” by engaging with two of the most significant time experts of the nineteenth century: the German physiologist Hermann von Helmholtz and the French writer Marcel Proust. Its starting point is the archival discovery of curve images that Helmholtz produced in the context of pathbreaking experiments on the temporality of the nervous system in 1851. With a “frog drawing machine,” Helmholtz established the temporal gap between stimulus and response that has remained a core issue in debates between neuroscientists and philosophers. When naming the recorded phenomena, Helmholtz introduced the term temps perdu, or lost time. Proust had excellent contacts with the biomedical world of late-nineteenth-century Paris, and he was familiar with this term and physiological tracing technologies behind it. Drawing on the machine philosophy of Deleuze, Schmidgen highlights the resemblance between the machinic assemblages and rhizomatic networks within which Helmholtz and Proust pursued their respective projects.

    • Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments

      The Helmholtz Curves

      Tracing Lost Time

      by Henning Schmidgen, Translated by Nils F. Schott

      This book reconstructs the emergence of the phenomenon of “lost time” by engaging with two of the most significant time experts of the nineteenth century: the German physiologist Hermann von Helmholtz and the French writer Marcel Proust. Its starting point is the archival discovery of curve images that Helmholtz produced in the context of pathbreaking experiments on the temporality of the nervous system in 1851. With a “frog drawing machine,” Helmholtz established the temporal gap between stimulus and response that has remained a core issue in debates between neuroscientists and philosophers. When naming the recorded phenomena, Helmholtz introduced the term temps perdu, or lost time. Proust had excellent contacts with the biomedical world of late-nineteenth-century Paris, and he was familiar with this term and physiological tracing technologies behind it. Drawing on the machine philosophy of Deleuze, Schmidgen highlights the resemblance between the machinic assemblages and rhizomatic networks within which Helmholtz and Proust pursued their respective projects.

    • Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments

      The Helmholtz Curves

      Tracing Lost Time

      by Henning Schmidgen, Translated by Nils F. Schott

      This book reconstructs the emergence of the phenomenon of “lost time” by engaging with two of the most significant time experts of the nineteenth century: the German physiologist Hermann von Helmholtz and the French writer Marcel Proust. Its starting point is the archival discovery of curve images that Helmholtz produced in the context of pathbreaking experiments on the temporality of the nervous system in 1851. With a “frog drawing machine,” Helmholtz established the temporal gap between stimulus and response that has remained a core issue in debates between neuroscientists and philosophers. When naming the recorded phenomena, Helmholtz introduced the term temps perdu, or lost time. Proust had excellent contacts with the biomedical world of late-nineteenth-century Paris, and he was familiar with this term and physiological tracing technologies behind it. Drawing on the machine philosophy of Deleuze, Schmidgen highlights the resemblance between the machinic assemblages and rhizomatic networks within which Helmholtz and Proust pursued their respective projects.

    • Biography & True Stories
      October 2014

      The Dark Side, Part 2 - Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic

      The Traumatic, the Tragic and the Tearful

      by Andy Thompson

      Following up on his well-received first book, Andy Thompson provides another captivating, thought-provoking and at times intense glimpse into the daily life of a Paramedic working in the UK’s National Health Service. In the style of his first book, Andy recalls each event from the detailed documentation recorded at the time, each account written in a way that puts the reader right there next to him so that you live the events in real-time, hear the dialogue between paramedics, patient, their loved ones and other healthcare professionals as it would have been, and share in Andy’s thought processes during each of the ten very different situations he encounters. The term ‘The Dark Side’ describes the frontline emergency aspect of the Ambulance Service, since paramedics frequently experience sombre situations. In ‘The Dark Side, Part 2’ you will share in some truly traumatic, tragic and tearful events involving a seemingly vibrant, healthy young patient, a prison inmate, the victims of an horrific car crash, heart attacks, a frightening epileptic fit, the alarming effects of an allergic reaction, and what can happen when under-strain doctors prescribe the wrong medication. But there’s still room for lighthearted moments and a taste of the sometimes dark humour that allows paramedics to continually deal with events most of us would find too horrific. The detail in the descriptions of the care given to each patient on-scene by Andy and his colleagues will have you marvelling at the ability of these healthcare professionals to work at such speed of thought, buying enough time to deliver a patient into the specialist hands of hospital care and often full recovery. Of course there are inevitably also those times when tears of hope turn to tears of despair for loved ones. You cannot feel that pain until it happens to you, but this book will bring you mighty close to it at times.

    • Biography & True Stories
      March 2015

      American Authors Unplugged

      Interviews about Books

      by Martha Cinader

      Representative of modern American Literature, the conversations with authors in this book are evenly divided between men and women who bring to life the experiences of natives, immigrants, slaves and rebels. As a whole, they address the enduring themes of freedom and the pursuit of happiness. Following is a list of the authors interviewed. For further information about the interviews please refer to the supporting document. Rudolfo Anaya - Zia Summer Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni - Sister of My Heart Russel Banks - Cloudsplitter Nora Okja Keller - Comfort Woman Dr. Leonard Shlain - The Alphabet Versus the Goddess Barbara Chase-Riboud - The President's Daughter A.A. Carr - Eye Killers Lan Cao - Monkey Bridge Hal Sirowitz - My Therapist Said Kate Horsley - Crazy Woman Dennis McFarland - A Face at the Window

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