Jean Piaget and Neuchâtel: The Learner and the Scholar by Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont,Jean-Marc Barrelet

By Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont,Jean-Marc Barrelet

Jean Piaget is broadly said as essentially the most vital students of the twentieth century. His passionate philosophical look for an knowing of the character of information led him to make significant contributions to the learn of kid improvement and epistemology. yet how did his youth in Neuchâtel motivate him to embark in this seek?

Taking a socio-historical and cultural standpoint, this booklet outlines the improvement of Piaget's figuring out of significant concerns concerning brain, religion, technological know-how, common sense, peace, and social rights in a time of anxiety. and international wars The overseas and multidisciplinary participants examine Piaget the adolescent as he starts his quest for autonomy of cause and units out to create his personal explanatory method for cognitive progress. The latter a part of the e-book is going directly to ponder the early reception of Piaget's paintings in numerous cultural contexts and his impression on problems with psychology and academic reform.

Piaget's theoretical method could be obvious as an expression of the values he constructed in the course of his early life and formative years as he looked for the stipulations of reciprocal relationships and rational dialogues. Jean Piaget and Neuchâtel demonstrates that during modern day weather, the questions Piaget addressed stay very appropriate and invite new enquiries from various standpoints. This e-book will as a result be of curiosity to psychologists, educators, and philosophers.

This booklet is released with the help of professional Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

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Switching Channels: Organization and Change in TV by Richard E CAVES,Karen Guo

By Richard E CAVES,Karen Guo

Media critics continuously disparage the standard of programming produced via the U.S. tv undefined. yet why the produces what it does is a query mostly unasked. it really is this question, on the crux of yank pop culture, that Switching Channels explores.

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Mortals and Others: Volume 16 (Routledge Classics) by Bertrand Russell

By Bertrand Russell

Between 1931 and 1935, Bertrand Russell contributed a few 156 essays to the literary pages of the yank newspaper New York American. those have been frequently enjoyable, funny observations at the very genuine problems with the day, comparable to the melancholy, the increase of Nazism and Prohibition, to extra perennial issues equivalent to love, parenthood, schooling and friendship. Available for the 1st time in the Routledge Classics sequence in a single volume, this pithy, provocative and often-personal choice of essays brings jointly some of the best of Russell’s many contributions to the New York American, and proves simply as attractive for today’s readers as they have been within the 1930s.

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Rainer Maria Rilke: Ein Wissender des Herzens (German by Alfred Schütze

By Alfred Schütze

Nicht zuletzt die Zeitgenossenschaft ermöglicht es Schütze, mit einem distanzlosen Blick auf den Dichter über ihn zu schreiben, wie es späteren Biografen aus der historischen Distanz nicht mehr
möglich warfare. Aus diesem Grund haben wir uns entschieden, diese »Biografie erster Hand« dem heutigen Leser wieder zugänglich zu machen.

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Aufstehen, Krone richten, weitermachen: Entwaffnend ehrliche by Glennon Doyle Melton

By Glennon Doyle Melton

Jahrelang hielt sich Glennon hinter einer unsichtbaren Mauer aus Heimlichkeiten und Scham verborgen. Niemanden ließ sie an sich heran. Alkohol und Bulimie hatten sie fest im Griff. Doch eines Tages änderte sich alles. Sie öffnete sich dem Leben, nahm ihre Masken ab und stand zu ihren Schwächen.

In ihrem weblog schrieb sie über ihre Gefühlswelt. Das sprach sich herum, und der web publication verzeichnete mehr und mehr Zugriffe, wurde schließlich zu einer kleinen Internet-Sensation. Ihre urkomischen und doch ergreifenden Gedanken über das Leben werden inzwischen von Millionen gelesen.

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Child of the Sit-Downs: The Revolutionary Life of Genora by Carlton Jackson

By Carlton Jackson

ForeWord -- journal 2008 Silver Award Winner for Excellence in Biography! A biography of a widespread exertions reformer and early feminist. moves impact complete groups, and finally they wish the groups’ help to be successful. This used to be exemplified within the mythical 1937 sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan, whilst strikers occupied the GM vegetation. The awesome staff wanted foodstuff; in addition they wanted details and improve caution on what administration should be as much as. The Women’s Emergency Brigade, shaped in the course of the Flint strike, proved necessary to the union attempt greater than as soon as. Genora Johnson Dollinger helped create the Women’s Emergency Brigade and have become one of many strike’s leaders. She and her fans waded into the fray opposed to the Flint police, the Pinkertons, and native officers sympathetic to GM, assisting to accomplish victory for the United car staff and producing the 1st agreement ever signed among GM and the UAW. Genora Dollinger turned a steward at numerous crops in Detroit, the place she moved after being blacklisted in Flint. She and her moment husband, Sol Dollinger, have been brutally overwhelmed of their domestic, it sounds as if due to their union aid, although not anything was once ever definitively confirmed. From the Nineteen Sixties on, Genora Dollinger labored heavily with the NAACP, ACLU, and the women’s move, turning into a hyperlink among the exertions circulation of the past due 20th century and the feminist circulate. This biography of 1 of the 1st girl exertions activists is a crucial addition to the heritage of twentieth-century reform activities. This booklet can be on hand within the following codecs: publication, audio e-book, and large-print paperback. stopover at www.caravanbooks.org for details.

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Giordano Bruno: Philosopher of the Renaissance by Hilary Gatti

By Hilary Gatti

Giordano Bruno was once burnt on the stake in Rome in 1600, accused of heresy by way of the Inquisition. His lifestyles took him from Italy to Northern Europe and England, and at last to Venice, the place he used to be arrested. His six dialogues in Italian, which at the present time are thought of a turning aspect in the direction of the philosophy and technological know-how of the fashionable international, have been written in the course of his stopover at to Elizabethan London, as a gentleman attendant to the French Ambassador, Michel de Castelnau. He died refusing to recant perspectives which he outlined as philosophical instead of theological, and for which he claimed liberty of expression. The papers during this quantity derive from a convention held in London to commemorate the four-hundredth anniversary of Bruno's dying. a host concentration in particular on his event in England, whereas others examine the Italian context of his idea and his impression upon others. jointly they represent an immense new survey of the variety of Bruno's philosophical task, in addition to comparing his use of past cultural traditions and his impact on either modern and extra sleek subject matters and trends.

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Montaigne: La splendeur de la liberté (Grandes biographies) by Christophe Bardyn

By Christophe Bardyn

l. a. mode est à Montaigne – un sure Montaigne du moins, délicat, aux moeurs et aux lumières exquises, avec lequel il ferait bon passer l’été. Mais il en existe un autre, à qui il faut rendre sa violence, sa vivacité, son impatience, ses passions et ses colères sanguines, pour tout dire sa démesure.C’est ce qu’entreprend ici Christophe Bardyn qui, tout en brossant le tableau édifiant d’un xvie siècle embrasé par les guerres de faith, se laisse guider par l’oeuvre du moraliste pour y déceler les indices qu’il y a sciemment dissimulés. Cela donne un portrait audacieux, fourmillant d’hypothèses inédites, hardies et volontiers polémiques. Où l’on découvre que Michel de Montaigne ne serait pas de noble naissance, mais fils de palefrenier ; qu’il n’avait pas tous les atouts de l. a. virilité, mais assez d’esprit pour devenir un amant infatigable, notamment de Marguerite de Valois ; que sa ardour pour los angeles Boétie – dont les oeuvres sont ici complètement revisitées – eut sur sa pensée philosophique, politique et religieuse une impression insoupçonnée ; qu’il se cache dans les Essais d’étranges crypto¬grammes qui semblent nous inviter à d’infinies spéculations…C’est un tout autre Montaigne qui surgit alors, plus complexe, plus humain, moins sage, et dont on savoure web page après web page los angeles vraie faith, en dépit des jugements moraux, sociaux et religieux de son temps : celle de los angeles liberté.

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Pythagoras: His Life, Teaching, and Influence by Christoph Riedweg,Steven Rendall

By Christoph Riedweg,Steven Rendall

probably the most very important mathematical theorems is termed after Pythagoras of Samos, yet this semi-mythical Greek sage has extra to provide than formulation. he's acknowledged to have came upon the numerical nature of the fundamental consonances and transposed the musical proportions to the cosmos, postulating a "harmony of the spheres." He could have coined the phrases "cosmos" and "philosophy." he's additionally believed to have taught the doctrine of transmigration of souls and as a result to have steered a vegetarian vitamin. old legends have Pythagoras talking with canines, bears, and bulls. A extraordinarily Pythagorean lifestyle, together with particular ritual rules, used to be saw through his disciples, who have been geared up as a mystery society. Later, Pythagorean and Platonic teachings turned fused. during this Platonized shape, Pythagoreanism has remained influential via medieval Christianity and the Renaissance all the way down to the present.Christoph Riedweg's publication is a fascinating creation to the basic contributions of Pythagoras to the institution of ecu tradition. To penetrate the tricky maze of lore and make certain what background can let us know in regards to the thinker, Riedweg not just examines the written checklist but in addition considers Pythagoras in the cultural, highbrow, and religious context of his occasions. the result's a bright review of the lifestyles and teachings of a vital Greek philosopher and his most vital followers.

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Verlernen: Denkwege bei Hannah Arendt (German Edition) by Marie Luise Knott,Nanne Meyer

By Marie Luise Knott,Nanne Meyer

"Ich rühre nie wieder eine intellektuelle Geschichte an!" 1933, den Bankrott des Denkens und der Urteilskraft vor Augen, verließ Hannah Arendt, die Schülerin von Martin Heidegger und Karl Jaspers, ihre Heimat, die Philosophie und Deutschland. Um in den Besitz einer eigenen Sprache für das Gesehene und Gehörte, Geschehene und Getane zu gelangen, begann sie im Exil ihre Wege des 'Verlernens', die sie später ihre lebenslange Verstehensarbeit nannte.

Marie Luise Knott skizziert Erkenntniswege, mit deren Hilfe sich Hannah Arendt, die Theoretikerin der Freiheit, kollektive "Lebenslügen" und vorgefasste Meinungen austreibt, die am Denken hindern. Die Kraft der Bilder und der Begriffe machen den Denkraum Hannah Arendts zu einem verlässlichen Ort, in dem der Leser seine eigene denkerische Ratlosigkeit aufgehoben weiß und sich selbst in "wesentliche gedankliche Prozesse" verwickeln kann. - Verlernen ist mehr als ein Buch über das Nachleben dieser Ausnahmedenkerin. Arendts Wege des Verlernens erweisen sich als Anstöße zu politischem Handeln und Urteilen.

Nominiert für den Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse in der Kategorie "Sachbuch/Essayistik"

Begründung der Jury:
"Marie Luise Knott erschließt das Denken Hannah Arendts einfühlsam, unaufgeregt und eindringlich. So erscheinen Lachen, Übersetzen, Verzeihen und Dramatisieren als Techniken, um Freiheit zu gewinnen."

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