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  1. H. Cobb & Karina Croucher, Assembling Archaeological Pedagogy. A Theoretical Framework for Valuing Pedagogy in Archaeological Interpretation and Practice.
    Drawing on relational theoretical perspectives in archaeological discourse, this paper considers how we can address the undervaluation of pedagogy and pedagogic research in archaeology. Through examining the relationships between fieldwork, teaching, and research, in light of Ingold’s concept of the meshwork and DeLanda’s assemblage theory, the division between teaching and research is undermined, and students and pedagogy are recentred as fundamental to the production of archaeological knowledge. This paper provides a theoretical grounding for resituating our current practices, suggests practical means (...)
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  2. Olivier Urbain, Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Peace: Human Revolution, Dialogue and Global Civilization.
    Daisaku Ikeda is the Buddhist leader of one of the most visible religious movements today, the Soka Gakkai International. In this thesis, the main research question concerns the peace philosophy of Ikeda and its contribution to peace theory. Daisaku Ikeda and the SGI have been the subject of several scholarly studies in the fields of religious history and sociology. The focus of this research is on the significance of Ikeda's contributions in the field of peace studies, where his work has (...)
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  3. Hannah Dean, Visiting Female Entrepreneurs: An Emancipatory Impulse.
    This thesis aims to emancipate female entrepreneurs from the metanarrative of economic growth which has created a false dichotomy of successful male entrepreneur versus an unsuccessful female entrepreneur. This aim is pursued through a multidisciplinary and critical inquiry that destabilises this metanarrative conceptually and empirically. A critical interrogation of economic studies reveals the embeddedness of the metanarrative in neo-classical economic growth theory. Far from being a true reflection of the entrepreneurial experience, the theory has silenced the innovator entrepreneur in economic (...)
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  4. Friedel Weinert, The Scientist as Philosopher.
    This paper examines how such fundamental notions as causality and determinism have undergone changes as a direct result of empirical discoveries. Although such notions are often regarded as metaphysical or a priori concepts, experimental discoveries at the beginning of this century¿radioactive decay, blackbody radiation and spontaneous emission¿led to a direct questioning of the notions of causality and determinism. Experimental evidence suggests that these two notions must be separated. Causality and indeterminism are compatible with the behavior of quantum-mechanical systems. The argument (...)
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