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The Imperative

Author : Alphonso Lingis
ISBN : 0253212316
Genre : Philosophy
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Ò. . . a more compelling reading of Kant than any I have ever seen.Ó ÑDavid Farrell Krell In this provocative book, Alphonso Lingis argues that not only our thought is governed by an imperative, as Kant had maintained, but, rather, our sensual, sensing, perceiving, and emotional life is continually regulated by imperatives that come to us from the world around us. Through a series of phenomenological sketches drawn from life experiences, Lingis shows that there are directives in the natural world and in our interactions with others that govern our thought and behavior. In clear and intense language Lingis describes the many different kinds of phenomena that affect us and the ways in which they direct our perception, feeling, and action. Revising KantÕs account of the imperative, Lingis elaborates a phenomenology of perception that brings out the order and ordinance inherent in the world we perceive. The Imperative is imperative reading for students of Kant, ethics, phenomenology, and philosophy of mind. Studies in Continental ThoughtÑJohn Sallis, general Editor


Author : Steve White
ISBN : 1476781192
Genre : Fiction
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ORIGINAL TRADE PAPERACK. Steve White, co-author with David Weber of the New York Times best-seller The Shiva Option, joins with Compton Crook Award Winner Charles E. Gannon to carve another notch in the Starfire adventure saga. The war with the Arduans—profoundly alien invaders who originally arrived in STL ships—is over. Most of those attackers are now probationary (and very productive) citizens of the Rim Federation. However, many among the Arduans’ warrior caste have neither accepted defeat, nor the personhood of any of the other intelligence races. Their leader, the ruthless admiral of the second Arduan exodus— Amunsit—is in firm control of the Zarzuela system. Along with a fifth column among the peaceable Arduans, she hopes to find allies in subsequent refugee fleets that abandoned their race's now-dead home system long ago. But as the victors’ diplomats attempt to soothe tensions with these warlike neighbors, two heroes of the last war—veteran Admiral Ian Trevayne and young trouble-shooter Ossian Wethermere--suspect they have stumbled upon a deeper Arduan plot: one which could shatter the Pan-Sentient Union, and perhaps interstellar civilization itself. About Extremis: “Vivid. . .Battle sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . .”–Publishers Weekly About Steve White and David Weber’s The Shiva Option: “[Leaves] the reader both exhilarated and enriched.” –Publishers Weekly About Steve White: “White offers fast action and historically informed world-building.”–Publishers Weekly About Steve White’s Forge of the Titans: “. . . recalls the best of the John Campbell era of SF. White's core audience of hard SF fans will be pleased . . .”–Publishers Weekl

The Imperative Of Integration

Author : Elizabeth Anderson
ISBN : 9781400836826
Genre : Political Science
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More than forty years have passed since Congress, in response to the Civil Rights Movement, enacted sweeping antidiscrimination laws in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. As a signal achievement of that legacy, in 2008, Americans elected their first African American president. Some would argue that we have finally arrived at a postracial America, but The Imperative of Integration indicates otherwise. Elizabeth Anderson demonstrates that, despite progress toward racial equality, African Americans remain disadvantaged on virtually all measures of well-being. Segregation remains a key cause of these problems, and Anderson skillfully shows why racial integration is needed to address these issues. Weaving together extensive social science findings--in economics, sociology, and psychology--with political theory, this book provides a compelling argument for reviving the ideal of racial integration to overcome injustice and inequality, and to build a better democracy. Considering the effects of segregation and integration across multiple social arenas, Anderson exposes the deficiencies of racial views on both the right and the left. She reveals the limitations of conservative explanations for black disadvantage in terms of cultural pathology within the black community and explains why color blindness is morally misguided. Multicultural celebrations of group differences are also not enough to solve our racial problems. Anderson provides a distinctive rationale for affirmative action as a tool for promoting integration, and explores how integration can be practiced beyond affirmative action. Offering an expansive model for practicing political philosophy in close collaboration with the social sciences, this book is a trenchant examination of how racial integration can lead to a more robust and responsive democracy.

The Imperative Of Responsibility

Author : Hans Jonas
ISBN : 0226405974
Genre : Philosophy
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Discusses the ethical implications of modern technology and examines the responsibility of humanity for the fate of the world

Hope Is An Imperative

Author : David W. Orr
ISBN : 9781597267007
Genre : Nature
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For more than three decades, David Orr has been one of the leading voices of the environmental movement, championing the cause of ecological literacy in higher education, helping to establish and shape the field of ecological design, and working tirelessly to raise awareness of the threats to future generations posed by humanity's current unsustainable trajectory. Hope Is an Imperative brings together in a single volume Professor Orr's most important works, including classics such as "What Is Education For?," "The Campus and the Biosphere," and "Loving Children: A Design Problem." The book offers a complete introduction to the writings of David Orr for readers new to the field, and represents a welcome compendium of key essays for long-time fans. It is a must-have volume for every environmentalist's bookshelf.

The Network Imperative

Author : Barry Libert
ISBN : 9781633692060
Genre : Business & Economics
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Digital networks are changing all the rules of business. New, scalable, digitally networked business models, like those of Amazon, Google, Uber, and Airbnb, are affecting growth, scale, and profit potential for companies in every industry. But this seismic shift isn’t unique to digital start-ups and tech superstars. Digital transformation is affecting every business sector, and as investor capital, top talent, and customers shift toward network-centric organizations, the performance gap between early and late adopters is widening. So the question isn’t whether your organization needs to change, but when and how much. The Network Imperative is a call to action for managers and executives to embrace network-based business models. The benefits are indisputable: companies that leverage digital platforms to co-create and share value with networks of employees, customers, and suppliers are fast outpacing the market. These companies, or network orchestrators, grow faster, scale with lower marginal cost, and generate the highest revenue multipliers. Supported by research that covers fifteen hundred companies, authors Barry Libert, Megan Beck, and Jerry Wind guide leaders and investors through the ten principles that all organizations can use to grow and profit regardless of their industry. They also share a five-step process for pivoting an organization toward a more scalable and profitable business model. The Network Imperative, brimming with compelling case studies and actionable advice, provides managers with what they really need: new tools and frameworks to generate unprecedented value in a rapidly changing age.

The Categorical Imperative

Author : H. J. Paton
ISBN : 0812210239
Genre : Philosophy
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A classic exposition of Kant's ethical thought.

Eliminating Corporal Punishment

Author : Council of Europe
ISBN : 9789287158826
Genre : Social Science
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This handbook was launched on 24 November 2005 on the occasion of a seminar organised in Athens by the Greek Network for the prevention and combating of corporal punishment of children with the cooperation of the Council of Europe. The aim of the book is to highlight the human rights obligation of European countries to end corporal punishment of children. It presents the main international legal instruments available in this field as well as the situation in Council of Europe member states.

The Regional Imperative

Author : Lloyd I. Rudolph
Genre : South Asia
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The Divine Imperative

Author : Emil Brunner
ISBN : 0718890450
Genre : Religion
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One of the major works of the great German theologian Emil Brunner, The Divine Imperative deals with what we ought to do. People are unconvinced that there is an inviolable moral obligation governing human life because they do not believe that the 'good' can be precisely and clearly known. Haven't some generations called bad what others have called good' Aren't moral standards relative' Doesn't religion lack uniform and practical moral guidance' Brunner discusses the moral confusion we face. He analyses the nature of the Good, showing why the Christian faith as understood by the Protestant Reformers provides the only true approach and answer to the ethical problem. Philosophical ethics, whether ancient or modern, cannot correctly define the Good, because the Good is regarded either as too abstract and absolute or as too concrete and relative. Christianity, by contrast, sees the moral problem as one of responsibility between humans who are created so as to respond to God. He created men for responsive fellowship with Him, establishing orderly ways of acting in the world. Correct understanding of the nature of society, family, state, economic life, is needed to discern one's duty. Because Brunner's analysis is at once fundamental and comprehensive, this book remains a fresh and compelling treatment of the moral problem. It offers a provocative discussion and solution of a perennial human problem.

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