Gale Researcher Guide for: Chicana/o Realism and the Fiction of María Amparo Ruiz de Burton
Author : Jesse Aleman
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release :
Total pages :6
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781535847773
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Gale Researcher Guide for: Chicana/o Realism and the Fiction of María Amparo Ruiz de Burton is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Gale Researcher Guide for: Edith Wharton: Realist or Naturalist?
Author : Myrto Drizou
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release :
Total pages :7
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781535847896
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Gale Researcher Guide for: Edith Wharton: Realist or Naturalist? is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Spiritual Realism
Author : David A. Gurdjieff
Publisher : iUniverse
Release :2004-10
Total pages :116
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780595330034
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You are not happy. You may enjoy periods of relative happiness and you may be happier than other people that you know, but you are not as happy as you'd like to be or as happy as you can be. How do I know? First of all, if you were completely satisfied with your life you wouldn't be holding this book in your hands right now. Second, it is very rare to find people that are in touch with certain realities regarding their existence that lead to lasting happiness. Spiritual Realism works in two ways. First, it will challenge the way you think about yourself and your personal reality construct, or in simpler terms, what you think is real. Your illusions need to be shattered in order to achieve the bliss that you desire, yet has been eluding you for so long. Second, this book will teach you a series of techniques that will make you happier and more content with your life if you practice them sincerely over an extended period of time. Spiritual Realism works. It cannot fail to work. Good luck! IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have strong religious beliefs you will likely find views in this book disturbing.

Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology
Author : Tuukka Kaidesoja
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2013-07-18
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781135014162
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This important book provides detailed critiques of the method of transcendental argumentation and the transcendental realist account of the concept of causal power that are among the core tenets of the bhaskarian version of critical realism. Kaidesoja also assesses the notions of human agency, social structure and emergence that have been advanced by prominent critical realists, including Roy Bhaskar, Margaret Archer and Tony Lawson. The main line of argument in this context indicates that the uses of these concepts in critical realism involve ambiguities and problematic anti-naturalist presuppositions. As a whole, these arguments are intended to show that to avoid these ambiguities and problems, critical realist social ontology should be naturalized. This not only means that transcendental arguments for ontological doctrines are firmly rejected and the notion of causal power interpreted in a non-transcendental realist way. Naturalization of the critical realist social ontology also entails that many of the core concepts of this ontology should be modified so that attention is paid to the ontological presuppositions of various non-positivist explanatory methods and research practices in the current social sciences as well as to new approaches in recent cognitive and neurosciences. In addition of providing a detailed critique of the original critical realism, the book develops a naturalized version of the critical realist social ontology that is relevant to current explanatory practices in the social sciences. In building this ontology, Kaidesoja selectively draws on Mario Bunge’s systemic and emergentist social ontology, William Wimsatt’s gradual notion of ontological emergence and some recent approaches in cognitive science (i.e. embodied, situated and distributed cognition). This naturalized social ontology rejects transcendental arguments in favor of naturalized arguments and restricts the uses of the notion of causal power to concrete systems, including social systems of various kinds. It is also compatible with a naturalized version of scientific realism as well as many successful explanatory practices in the current social sciences. By employing the conceptual resources of this ontology, Kaidesoja explicates many of the basic concepts of social ontology and social theory, including social system, social mechanism, social structure, social class and social status.

Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences
Author : Jonathan Michie
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2014-02-03
Total pages :2165
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781135932268
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This 2-volume work includes approximately 1,200 entries in A-Z order, critically reviewing the literature on specific topics from abortion to world systems theory. In addition, nine major entries cover each of the major disciplines (political economy; management and business; human geography; politics; sociology; law; psychology; organizational behavior) and the history and development of the social sciences in a broader sense.

Utopia for Realists
Author : Rutger Bregman
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release :2017-03-05
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781408890257
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Listen out for Rutger Bregman. He has a big future shaping the future' Observer 'A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell' New York Times 'The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas' Guardian In Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilisation – from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy – was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a fifteen-hour work week can become reality in our lifetime. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come.

Studying Organizations Using Critical Realism
Author : Joe O'Mahoney
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2014-01
Total pages :376
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780199665525
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Critical Realism (CR) is an increasingly popular philosophy of social science, but it is generally stated at a high level of abstraction. The book applies its ideas. It explains CR, outlines the logic of research design, and has a series of purpose-written chapters on major social science research methods. Each chapter is written by an expert in the relevant technique and contains extended illustration of how to conduct inquiry using CR.

The Realist Case for Global Reform
Author : William E. Scheuerman
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release :2013-04-23
Total pages :232
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780745637792
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Does a hard-headed Realist approach to international politics necessarily involve skepticism towards progressive foreign policy initiatives and global reform? Should proponents of Realism always be seen as morally complacent and politically combative? In this major reconsideration of the main figures of international political theory, Bill Scheuerman challenges conventional wisdom to reveal a neglected tradition of Progressive Realism with much to contribute to contemporary debates about international policy-making and world government. Far from seeing international reform as well-meaning but potentially irresponsible , Progressive Realists like E. H. Carr, John Herz, Hans J. Morgenthau, and Reinhold Niebuhr developed forward-looking ideas which offer an indispensable corrective to many presently influential views about global politics. Progressive Realism, Scheuerman argues, offers a compelling and provocative vision of radical global change which -- when properly interpreted, can help buttress current efforts to address the most pressing international issues. After recovering key subterranean strands in mid-twentieth century Realism, Scheuerman underscores their relevance to contemporary international theory. Criticizing more recent Realists for abandoning their tradition's best insights, he also demonstrates that reform-minded international theories --including versions of Cosmopolitanism, Constructivism, the English School, Liberalism, and Republicanism - could all benefit from taking Progressive Realism seriously. A major contribution both to the history of international relations and contemporary debates in international theory, The Realist Case for Global Reform concludes by considering how Progressive Realism informs the foreign policies of US President Barack Obama.

The Rough Guide to Film
Author : Jessica Winter,Lloyd Hughes,Richard Armstrong,Tom Charity
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2007-11-07
Total pages :672
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781405384988
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The Rough Guide to Film is a bold new guide to cinema. Arranged by director, it covers the top moguls, mavericks and studio stalwarts of every era, genre and region, in addition to lots of lesser-known names. With each film placed in the context of its director’s career, the guide reviews thousands of the greatest movies ever made, with lists highlighting where to start, arranged by genre and by region. You’ll find profiles of over eight hundred directors, from Hollywood legends Alfred Hitchcock and John Huston to contemporary favourites like Steven Soderbergh and Martin Scorsese and cult names such as David Lynch and Richard Linklater. The guide is packed with great cinema from around the globe, including French New Wave, German giants, Iranian innovators and the best of East Asia, from Akira Kurosawa to Wong Kar-Wai and John Woo. With overviews of all major movements and genres, feature boxes on partnerships between directors and key actors, and cinematographers and composers, this is your essential guide to a world of cinema.

Acquisition Strategy Guide
Author : N.A
Publisher : Government Printing Office
Release :2000-02
Total pages :104
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0160591880
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4th edition. Prepared under contract GS-35F-4033G. Provides information that Program Managers should find useful in structuring, developing, andexecuting an acquisition strategy.