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  1. Phil Benson, Autonomy in Language Learning, Learning, and Life.
    This paper addresses three practical questions about autonomy in foreign language learning from a philosophical perspective: (1) Do language teachers have a responsibility to foster personal autonomy as well as teach language knowledge and skills? (2) Does autonomy mean that learners should be unconditionally free to control their learning? (3) Does autonomy necessarily involve control over the content of learning? Arguing that personal autonomy entails learner autonomy and that learner autonomy, in turn, entails language learner autonomy, I offer a qualified (...)
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  2. David Rooney, Why We Need Wisdom in Knowledge Intensive Organisations : When Theory Goes Bad.
    This paper considers why wisdom is important in knowledge-intensive service sector organisations. The paper argues that although wisdom necessarily has links to knowledge, knowledge does not necessarily have links to wisdom. The paper also argues that a distinguishing feature of knowledge economies is the extent to which abstract forms of knowledge, particularly theory, are used for commercial purposes in the service sector. The commercial application of abstract knowledge presents particular challenges for managerial and organisational wisdom. An analysis of Enron’s failure (...)
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  3. Deborah Bird Rose, Dingo Kinship.
    Perceptions of dingoes range from kin to pest. Social and ecological justice researcher Deborah Bird Rose explores the ethical dimensions of our relationship with this top predator.
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  4. Ian Ronald Erickson, The Environmental High Ground: An Environmental Ideal Type for Informing Decision Making.
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  5. Alison Beale, Nausea and the Early Sartre: A Case Study in Freedom.
    "A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy".
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  6. Sheila Kathleen Curson, A Very Moral Minority: An Investigation of the Influence of Rudolf Steiner's Esoteric Weltanschauung (Worldview) on the Purpose and Principles of Waldorf Education.
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  7. Paul Griffiths & Karola Stotz, Genetics and Philosophy : An Introduction.
    In the past century, nearly all of the biological sciences have been directly affected by discoveries and developments in genetics, a fast-evolving subject with important theoretical dimensions. In this rich and accessible book, Paul Griffiths and Karola Stotz show how the concept of the gene has evolved and diversified across the many fields that make up modern biology. By examining the molecular biology of the 'environment', they situate genetics in the developmental biology of whole organisms, and reveal how the molecular (...)
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  8. Melanie Gillespie Rosen, Dream Pluralism: A Philosophy of the Dreaming Mind.
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  9. Penny Spirou, Book Review : 'The American Dream and Contemporary Hollywood'. [REVIEW]
    Review(s) of 'The American dream and contemporary Hollywood' by Winn, Emmett J., Continuum, London, 2007, ISBN 9780826428615(hb), Distributor: Bloomsbury.
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  10. Karen Pearlman, Cutting Rhythms : Shaping the Film Edit.
    Cutting Rhythms is about rhythm in film editing. It breaks down the issue of rhythm in an accessible way that allows filmmakers to apply the principles to their own work and increase their creativity. This book offers possibilities rather than prescriptions. It presents questions editors or filmmakers can ask themselves about their work, and a clear and useful vocabulary for working with those questions. Filled with timeless principles and thought-provoking examples from a variety of international films, this book is destined (...)
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  11. Loretta O'Donnell, Robin Kramar & Maria Dyball, Complementing a Positivist Approach to Investment Analysis with Critical Realism : Challenges and a Way Forward.
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify the challenges in adding a critical realist epistemological perspective to a positivist approach in research on listed companies by equity researchers and other financial services professionals. Design/methodology/approach – A purposive sample of publicly available equity research reports was examined to assess the dominant epistemological approach to investment analysis. Findings – It was found that there is an absence of a critical realist epistemological approach to investment analysis, confirming the dominance of (...)
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  12. Stephen Chavura, The Separation of Religion and State : Context and Meaning.
    This paper seeks to show the analytical limitations of the most popular terms describing the relationship between religion and politics, the two most popular being "separation of church and state" and "separation of religion and politics". Although the latter term is preferred it is still quite vague in its meaning and, strictly speaking, impossible to put into practice. I try to clarify the meaning of "separation of religion and state" by discussing the early writings out of which the tradition arose, (...)
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  13. Alice Curry, Strung with Contour Lines : Imagining Impossible Tales.
    In an old fairy tale from the Uttar Pradesh region of India, the Rajah proclaims that his daughter will marry the man who can weave a rope of ash. In a fairy tale from Cameroon in West Africa, the king commands his daughter to marry the man or beast who can sew a crown of smoke.
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  14. Irene Lieselotte Wex, Environmental Justice and the Ecofeminist Perspective: Bridging the Gap Between Law and Justice.
    "A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Law".
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  15. Adam Ronald Tate, Heidegger's Concept of Fundamental Ontological Transcendence in the Late 1920s.
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  16. Brian Henderson-Sellers, Cesar Gonzalez-Perez & Greg Walkerden, An Application of Philosophy in Software Modelling and Future Information Systems Development.
    The influence of mainstream philosophy on conceptual modelling and on modelling language development has historically been arcane or, at best, not recognized, whilst modellers might in fact implicitly espouse one particular philosophical tenet. This paper describes and discusses philosophical stances applied to conceptual modeling in order to make such influences explicit so that we, as conceptual modellers, can take the next step.
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  17. David Christian, Cynthia Brown & Craig Benjamin, Big History : Between Nothing and Everything.
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  18. Steven Segal, Ecstasy on the Boundary : The Role of Theorising and Educating in Disruptive Market Places.
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