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  1. The Place of Time.Breslin Jo, Foster Christopher & Leach Martin - unknown
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  2. Cynical Parrhesia And Contemporary European Dance.Burt Ramsay - unknown
    This paper draws on Michel Foucault’s discussion of the concept of cynical parrhesia to explore some similarities between the kind of provocative dialogue practised by the Cynics and the provocative way in which some recent European contemporary dance pieces criticise contem- porary dance as an institution. It focuses on one ancient and one modern, twenty-first century example of provocative dialogue: the meeting between Diogenes and Alexander the Great, and that between gallery visitors and dancers in Production by Xavier Le Roy (...)
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  3. Robot Enhanced Therapy for Children with Autism Disorders: Measuring Ethical Acceptability.Andreea Peca, Mark Coeckelbergh, Ramona Simut, Cristina Costescu, Sebastian Pintea, Daniel David & Bram Vanderborght - unknown
    Children with autism spectrum disorders have persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction, as well as restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities [1]. The prevalence of autism is estimated at 1-2 per 1000, and close to 6 per 1000 for ASD [23]. ASD is a lifelong disorder, and many individuals need high levels of support throughout their lives [28]. Even though no cure has been found, early intervention is critical for a positive long-term outcome. The interventions that (...)
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  4. Jurisprudence, 2nd Edition.J. A. Shaw Julia - unknown
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  5. Radiohead and Philosophy.J. Lee - unknown
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  6. Co-Producing Knowledge About LGBT Cancer Inequalities.J. Fish - unknown
    What does it mean to have breast cancer when your partner is a woman? How do LB women feel about the prospect of losing their breast? Are partners more or less empathic? Do they display more or less supportive behaviours? Subtle and nuanced understandings of the complex interplay of their identities, experiences and values in their everyday lives and in their interactions with providers of services; Decisions not to undergo breast reconstruction: they encountered attitudes based on heteronormative constructions of femininity (...)
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  7. The Psychology of Screenwriting: Theory and Practice.J. Lee - unknown
    The Psychology of Screenwriting is more than an interesting book on the theory and practice of screenwriting. It is also a philosophical analysis of predetermination and freewill in the context of writing and human life in our mediated world of technology. Drawing on humanism, existentialism, Buddhism, postmodernism and transhumanism, and diverse thinkers from Meister Eckhart to Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno, Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard and Gilles Deleuze, The Psychology of Screenwriting will be of use to screenwriters, film students, philosophers and (...)
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  8. Gilbert Simondon: Information, Technology & Media.Simon Mills - unknown
    Gilbert Simondon: Information, Technology and Media is a comprehensive introduction to the work of the French philosopher Gilbert Simondon. In particular it examines Simondon's original informational ontology, as developed from a synthesis of Cybernetics, thermodynamics and French epistemology, The book goes on to delineate the role this ontology plays in developing an original account of individuation in the physical, biological and psycho-social regimes. This is done, in part, through reading Simondon with and against other figures in these fields such as (...)
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  9. Experience and Consciousness: Concepts From the Outside In.Stephen Rainey - unknown
    The ‘feel’ of driving a Porsche is unlike that of seeing red. Sensorimotor theory and enactivism hold that looking for mechanisms or something ‘inside the head’ is a mistake in accounting for this. Consciousness does not ‘lie behind’ experience and action, but rather that it is in experience and action. Studying the actions organisms undertake in environments can provide insight into their consciousness and experience. Taking such actions as the locus of study, moreover, can provide greater insight than can studies (...)
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  10. Human Being @ Risk: Enhancement, Technology, and the Evaluation of Vulnerability Transformations.Mark Coeckelbergh - 2013 - Springer.
    Whereas standard approaches to risk and vulnerability presuppose a strict separation between humans and their world, this book develops an existential-phenomenological approach according to which we are always already beings-at-risk. Moreover, it is argued that in our struggle against vulnerability, we create new vulnerabilities and thereby transform ourselves as much as we transform the world. Responding to the discussion about human enhancement and information technologies, the book then shows that this dynamic-relational approach has important implications for the evaluation of new (...)
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  11. Enhancement and the Vulnerable Body.Mark Coeckelbergh - 2013 - Lucivero, F., Vedder, A. (Eds.) Beyond Therapy V. Enhancement?:15-26.
    The volume consists of nine essays distributed in three groups. The first group of essays engages in an exploration and understanding of the philosophical debate on human enhancement by eliciting the philosophical assumptions and metaphors that characterise this literature. In his essay “Enhancement and the Vulnerable Body: Questioning some Philosophical Assumptions” (chapter 1), Mark Coeckelbergh explores the current debate on human enhancement polarized between ‘bioconservatives’ and ‘transhumanists’ and articulates some significant philosophical assumptions shared by both positions. In pointing out the (...)
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  12. The Tragedy of the Master.Mark Coeckelbergh - 2015 - Ethics and Information Technology 17 (3):219-229.
    Responding to long-standing warnings that robots and AI will enslave humans, I argue that the main problem we face is not that automation might turn us into slaves but, rather, that we remain masters. First I construct an argument concerning what I call ‘the tragedy of the master’: using the master–slave dialectic, I argue that automation technologies threaten to make us vulnerable, alienated, and automated masters. I elaborate the implications for power, knowledge, and experience. Then I critically discuss and question (...)
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  13. Too Close to Kill, Too Far to Talk: Interpretation and Narrative in Drone Fighting and Surveillance in Public Places.Mark Coeckelbergh - 2013 - Leenes, R., Kosta E. (Eds.) Bridging Distances in Technology and Regulation, Oisterwijk, Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP):125-133.
    Like other teletechnological practices, drone fighting as remote fighting gives rise to a paradox with regard to the relation between ethics and distance: on the one hand, it bridges physical distance in the sense that it enables spying on people and killing people in other parts of the world. On the other hand, it seems to increase moral distance: if you are far away from your target, it becomes easier to kill. However, based on interviews with drone crew as published (...)
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  14. Communicating Not-Knowing: Education, Daoism and Epistemological Chaos.Will Buckingham - unknown
    Mainstream educational theory and practice tend to favour what Freire, in Pedagogy of the Oppressed, has called ‘banking education’, in which students are seen as depositories of knowledge. But seeing pedagogy as a matter of simply communicating knowledge misses the epistemological complexities of our relationship with the world. By means of a reading of the Dao De Jing and the Zhuangzi, in this paper I intend to explore how the communication of not-knowing may be of central value in teaching and (...)
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  15. Lean Improvements to Passenger Departure Flow in Abu Dhabi Airport: Focus on Data From the Check-in Element.Abdulla Al-Dhaheri & Parminder Singh Kang - unknown
    This is the second paper of three which concerns improving Passenger Departure Flow. The main aim of this paper is provide a summary of the research results, which includes both the reporting of empirical data collected at the Airport and the results obtained from simulation of existing flow for passenger departure process. The large quantity of data means this paper focuses on reporting data for the economy check-in element only. The project led towards development of rules for process of improvement (...)
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  16. Using Lean Philosophy to Improve Passenger Departure Flow in Abu Dhabi Airport.Parminder Singh Kang, Abdulla Al-Dhaheri & Kang - unknown
    Lean is an established process improvement philosophy to achieve the operational excellence and the benefits can be more than just improving the process. This is evident as the benefits of Lean are truly exploited in automotive, aerospace and manufacturing sectors. There are numerous implementations of Lean philosophy in service sector such as banking, higher education, software development etc. The main aim of this paper is provide an overview of Lean philosophy and explore the benefits for airport processes. The airport processes (...)
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  17. What is a Process Model? Reflections on the Epistemology of Design Process Models.Claudia Eckert & Martin Stacey - unknown
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  18. Lean Six Sigma Approach to Improve the Admissions Process for a Nigerian HE Institute.Anthony Oko & Parminder Singh Kang - unknown
    Lean as a management paradigm has been applied extensively in manufacturing industries, and so little has been done in the area of its studies and application in managing affairs in education. This paper exemplifies the applicability of Lean Six Sigma approach for higher educational institutes. The problem solved is that of ineffective and inefficient admission process in the ELITE state polytechnic. The project is aimed at proffering a workable and a viable improvement process for the admission of candidates for the (...)
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  19. The Uncertainty Machine.Will Buckingham - unknown
  20. Telling Tales About the Yijing.Will Buckingham - unknown
    This essay explores the cultural translation of the Chinese classic, the Book of Changes or Yijing through a reflection on my own attempts to adapt, use and misuse the text in literary form. My own engagement with the Yijing began when I set out to write a novel- of sorts based on the Chinese classic. The process of writing this novel, Sixty-Four Chance Pieces: A Book of Changes, has required not only that I culturally translate the Yijing, but that I (...)
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  21. Lean Cables ? A Step Towards Competitive, Sustainable and Profitable Processes.Parminder Singh Kang, A. Duffy, Nigel Shires, Trevor Smith & Mike Novels - unknown
    In the business world, one of the key challenges is how to survive in ever changing business environments and outperforming the competitors, while keeping the operational cost at minimum and profits at maximum level. In other words, this can be described as the problem of improving operational efficiency and reducing cost. Over the past few years due to global financial challenges, it has become even more important to improve the operational efficiency and reduce costs to survive through these tough conditions. (...)
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  22. Connecting with Women: The Working Lives of Independent Midwives and Their Perceptions of the Mother-Midwife Relationship.Rosemary Garratt - unknown
    This study aimed to explore the lived experience of the working lives of midwives in the UK who practice independently of the NHS. It was designed to understand their motivations for working in this way and to explore their beliefs and values about midwifery care with particular emphasis on their perceptions of building and maintaining relationships with childbearing women. Hermeneutic phenomenology informed the methodology for the study and an adapted biographical narrative interpretive method (Wengraf 2001) was used for data collection. (...)
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  23. Materialism, the Mind/Body Problem and Genetics: A Response to David Hawkes.Gabriel Egan - unknown