Transcendence and Mature Thought in Adulthood

The Further Reaches of Adult Development

Author: Melvin E. Miller,Susanne R. Cook-Greuter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847679188

Category: Psychology

Page: 271

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"The most sustained and sophisticated conversation between constructive-developmental and transpersonal psychologies available in print. The result is a wonderfully demanding and rewarding collection of chapters beyond the cutting edge!"-Robert Kegan, Harvard University and The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

General Biography

Or Lives, Critical And Historical, Of The Most Eminent Persons Of All Ages, Countries, Conditions And Professions, Arranged According To Alphabetical Order

Author: John Aikin

Publisher: N.A



Page: 706

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Luhmann Explained

From Souls to Systems

Author: Hans-Georg Moeller

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697510

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

View: 2336

What are systems? What is society? What happens to human beings in a hypermodern world? This book is an introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social system theory which explains specific functions like economy and mass media from a cybernetic perspective. Integrating various schools of thought including sociology, philosophy and biology Luhmann Explained results in an overall analysis of "world society". Special attention is given to the present-day relevance of Luhmann's theory with respect to globalization, electronic mass media, ethics, and new forms of protest.

Post-Kleinian Psychoanalysis

The Biella Seminars

Author: Kenneth Sanders

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780497393

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 6877

Kenneth Sanders' book combines a historical approach to the literature of Freud, Klein and the Post Kleinian development, with demonstrations of the central role of dream analysis. Students and practitioners of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, educationalists, social scientists, doctors, and alll those who value the endeavour to enrich their work with imagination will find fine food for thought in these seminars, both in the survay of the literature, the case histories described, and in the concluding question and answer debates.

A Treatise of Human Nature

Author: David Hume

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122166

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 8616

This enormously influential work employs Locke's empiric principles to construct a theory of knowledge from which to evaluate metaphysical ideas. Numerous thought-provoking considerations of issues include causation, existence, freedom and necessity, and morality.

A Preface to Wordsworth

Revised Edition

Author: John Purkis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317874366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Probably the most famous of the Romantic poets, William Wordsworth worked with and influenced many of the leading poets of the age. This excellent introduction to his life and works sets his writing firmly in the context of his times. John Purkis provides an outline of Wordsworth's life and cultural background and their effect on his work, and examines his verse, from the earliest school poems to the final years.

Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Abdulla Y. Al-Hawaj,Wajeeh Elali,E.H. Twizell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203885772

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

View: 8243

The skills, creativity, and research developed through higher education are major factors in any society’s success in creating jobs and advancing prosperity. Universities and colleges play a vital rôle in expanding opportunity and promoting social justice. The papers in this book reflect the main objective of a conference held in June 2007 at Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain, which was to create a forum for academics, policy makers, senior administrators and industrial professionals to explore, discuss and develop practical approaches to attain strategic success and co-operation, and share ideas about the existing and emerging practices that enhance quality, productivity and innovation. Moreover, the conference was intended to provide a platform by which all private universities in the GCC countries can join together to form a regional association that will be hosted and based in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The papers address some of the most important challenges and issues relating to higher education in the twenty-first century, including: - building capacity for higher education and the professional - development of teachers; - international education and strategic partnerships; - quality assurance and academic accreditation; - research in higher education institutions; - labour markets in higher education.