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    Self-Determination, Self-Transformation, and the Case of Jean Valjean: A Problem for Velleman.Christopher Evan Franklin - 2015 - Philosophical Studies 172 (10):2591-2598.
    According to reductionists about agency, an agent’s bringing something about is reducible to states and events involving the agent bringing something about. Many have worried that reductionism cannot accommodate robust forms of agency, such as self-determination. One common reductionist answer to this worry contends that self-determining agents are identified with certain states and events, and so these states and events causing a decision counts as the agent’s self-determining the decision. In this paper I discuss J. David Velleman’s identification reductionist theory, (...)
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    Spiritual Leadership as a Paradigm for Organizational Transformation and Recovery From Extended Work Hours Cultures.Louis W. Fry & Melanie P. Cohen - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 84 (S2):265 - 278.
    Various explanations are offered to explain why employees increasingly work longer hours: the combined effects of technology and globalization; people are caught up in consumerism; and the "ideal worker norm," when professionals expect themselves and others to work longer hours. In this article, we propose that the processes of employer recruitment and selection, employee self-selection, cultural socialization, and reward systems help create extended work hours cultures (EWHC) that reinforce these trends. Moreover, we argue that EWHC organizations are becoming more prevalent (...)
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    Mental Transformation Skill in Young Children: The Role of Concrete and Abstract Motor Training.Susan C. Levine, Susan Goldin‐Meadow, Matthew T. Carlson & Naureen Hemani‐Lopez - 2018 - Cognitive Science 42 (4):1207-1228.
    We examined the effects of three different training conditions, all of which involve the motor system, on kindergarteners’ mental transformation skill. We focused on three main questions. First, we asked whether training that involves making a motor movement that is relevant to the mental transformation—either concretely through action or more abstractly through gestural movements that represent the action —resulted in greater gains than training using motor movements irrelevant to the mental transformation. We tested children prior to training, (...)
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  4. Categorial Occasionality and Transformation: Analyzing Culture in Action. [REVIEW]Sally Hester & Stephen Hester - 2012 - Human Studies 35 (4):563-581.
    Our focus in this article is on some uses of categorial transformations. The discussion is divided into two main parts. In the first part, we begin by outlining our approach, namely membership categorization analysis (MCA), indicating the origins of the term and elaborating the conception of MCA as an ‘occasioned’ members’ apparatus. We then explain what we mean by the concept of categorial transformation, review some of the very few previous studies which have investigated this phenomenon and which are (...)
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  5. Conceptualizing Generation and Transformation in Women’s Writing.Urszula Chowaniec & Marzenna Jakubczak - 2012 - Argument: Biannual Philosophical Journal 2 (1):5-16.
    The main objective of this collection of papers is to explore ideas of generation and transformation in the context of postdependency discourse as it may be traced in women’s writing published in Bengali, Polish, Czech, Russian and English. As we believe, literature does not have merely a descriptive function or a purely visionary quality but serves also as a discursive medium, which is rhetorically sophisticated, imaginatively influential and stimulates cultural dynamics. It is an essential carrier of collective memory and (...)
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    Argumentation and Transformation.Maeve Cooke - 2002 - Argumentation 16 (1):81-110.
    I consider argumentation from the point of view of context-transcendent cognitive transformation through reference to the critical social theory of Jürgen Habermas. My aim is threefold. First, to make the case for a concept of context-transcendent cognitive transformation. Second, to clarify the transformatory role of argumentation itself by showing that, while argumentation may contribute constructively to context-transcendent cognitive transformation, such transformation presupposes the existence of a reality conceptually independent of argumentation. Third, to cast light on the (...)
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    Dynamic Transparency, Prudential Justice, and Corporate Transformation: Becoming Socially Responsible in the Internet Age.Peter Madsen - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 90 (S4):639 - 648.
    This article brings together two concepts of ethical practice into a single construct that describes how modern corporations can responsibly meet the information needs of their stakeholder networks in a way that promotes both corporate self-interest and widespread distributive justice. Internet technology is providing corporations with transformative tools that permit and encourage the exercise of social responsibility through "dynamic transparency." "Prudential justice" is a concept representing a set of values that can provide an ethical justification for corporate implementation of dynamic (...)
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    Identity as Self-Transformation: Emotional Conflicts and Their Metamorphosis in Memory. [REVIEW]Claudia Welz - 2010 - Continental Philosophy Review 43 (2):267-285.
    This paper develops the thesis that personal identity is neither to be taken in terms of an unchanging self-sufficient ‘substance’ nor in terms of selfhood ‘without substance,’ i.e. as fluctuating processes of pure relationality and subject-less activity. Instead, identity is taken as self-transformation that is bound to particular embodied individuals and surpasses them as individuated entities. The paper is structured in three parts. Part I describes the experiential givenness of conflicts that support our sense of self-transformation. While the (...)
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    “The Right Thing to Do?” Transformation in South African Sport.Brian Penrose - 2017 - South African Journal of Philosophy 36 (3):377-392.
    In this paper I attempt to unpack the current public debate on racial transformation in South African sport, particularly with regard to the demographic make-up of its national cricket and rugby sides. I ask whether the alleged moral imperative to undertake such transformation is, in fact, a moral imperative at all. I discuss five possible such imperatives: the need to compensate non-white South Africans for the injustices in sport’s racist history, the imperative to return the make-up of our (...)
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    Transcending Transformation: Enlightening Endeavours at Tata Steel.S. Elankumaran, Rekha Seal & Anwar Hashmi - 2005 - Journal of Business Ethics 59 (1-2):109-119.
    It is indeed a challenge for corporations to insulate themselves from the adverse conditions around and foster an organizational culture that ensures ethical behaviour. In their effort to foster and maintain such an organizational culture, corporations through various endeavours try to institutionalize ethics. A successful strategy that aims to institutionalize ethics starts with developing/adopting and implementing codes of conduct and duly complements with ethics education and management. This paper captures the enlightening endeavours of Tata Steel relating to institutionalizing ethics and (...)
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    Giving Up, Expecting Hope, and Moral Transformation.Kathryn J. Norlock - 2017 - Reasonable Responses: The Thought of Trudy Govier.
    Trudy Govier (FR) argues for “conditional unforgivability,” yet avers that we should never give up on a human being. She not only says it is justifiable to take a “hopeful and respectful attitude” toward one’s wrongdoers, she indicates that it is wrong not to; she says it is objectionable to adopt an attitude that any individual is “finally irredeemable” or “could never change,” because such an attitude “anticipates and communicates the worst” (137). Govier’s recommendation to hold a hopeful attitude seems (...)
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    The Hidden Hand of Cultural Governance: The Transformation Process of Humanitas, a Community-Driven Organization Providing, Cure, Care, Housing and Well-Being to Elderly People. [REVIEW]Marcel van Marrewijk & Hans M. Becker - 2004 - Journal of Business Ethics 55 (2):205-214.
    This article gives a practice-based and theoretical overview of the transformation from a traditional hierarchical organization in the care and cure sector towards a so-called Community-driven organization providing human happiness to 6000 elderly people. The actual case study is intertwined with conceptual information for better understanding of the innovative transition which took place at Humanitas. The case description includes its initial situation, its new core values, mission and objectives and shows the sequence of emerging policies and interventions that resulted (...)
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    Failure and Uses of Jaynes’ Principle of Transformation Groups.Alon Drory - 2015 - Foundations of Physics 45 (4):439-460.
    Bertand’s paradox is a fundamental problem in probability that casts doubt on the applicability of the indifference principle by showing that it may yield contradictory results, depending on the meaning assigned to “randomness”. Jaynes claimed that symmetry requirements solve the paradox by selecting a unique solution to the problem. I show that this is not the case and that every variant obtained from the principle of indifference can also be obtained from Jaynes’ principle of transformation groups. This is because (...)
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    Generalized Dirac Equation with Induced Energy-Dependent Potential Via Simple Similarity Transformation and Asymptotic Iteration Methods.T. Barakat & H. A. Alhendi - 2013 - Foundations of Physics 43 (10):1171-1181.
    This study shows how precise simple analytical solutions for the generalized Dirac equation with repulsive vector and attractive energy-dependent Lorentz scalar potentials, position-dependent mass potential, and a tensor interaction term can be obtained within the framework of both similarity transformation and the asymptotic iteration methods. These methods yield a significant improvement over existing approaches and provide more plausible and applicable ways in explaining the pseudospin symmetry’s breaking mechanism in nuclei.
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    Poynting Theorem, Relativistic Transformation of Total Energy–Momentum and Electromagnetic Energy–Momentum Tensor.Alexander Kholmetskii, Oleg Missevitch & Tolga Yarman - 2016 - Foundations of Physics 46 (2):236-261.
    We address to the Poynting theorem for the bound electromagnetic field, and demonstrate that the standard expressions for the electromagnetic energy flux and related field momentum, in general, come into the contradiction with the relativistic transformation of four-vector of total energy–momentum. We show that this inconsistency stems from the incorrect application of Poynting theorem to a system of discrete point-like charges, when the terms of self-interaction in the product \ and bound electric field \ are generated by the same (...)
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    Relation Between Relativistic and Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics as Integral Transformation.R. M. Mir-Kasimov - 2002 - Foundations of Physics 32 (4):607-626.
    A formulation of quantum mechanics (QM) in the relativistic configurational space (RCS) is considered. A transformation connecting the non-relativistic QM and relativistic QM (RQM) has been found in an explicit form. This transformation is a direct generalization of the Kontorovich–Lebedev transformation. It is shown also that RCS gives an example of non-commutative geometry over the commutative algebra of functions.
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    Religious Ecstasy and Personality Transformation in John Wesley's Methodism: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations.Keith Haartman - 2007 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 29 (1):3-35.
    This paper examines the contemplative techniques that comprised wesley's method of spiritual transformation. By employing a psychoanalytic perspective that explains the pastoral effectiveness of the method, I claim that Wesley's view of spiritual growth was therapeutic and transformative as measured by contemporary clinical standards. Wesley's developmental model involved a series of spiritual phases each characterized by techniques and meditations that culminated in sanctification, a cognitive-emotional transformation marked by the eradication of sinful temptations and the perfection of altruism. Couched (...)
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    Methodist Personality Transformation in Context: A Response to Haartman.H. Newton Malony - 2007 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 29 (1):51-58.
    Haartman's analysis of ecstatic experience in early Methodism is contextualized within a brief review of the history of the movement and the theological assertions that underlay these religious behaviors. Wesley emphasized individual, as opposed to institutional religion and affrmed inductive as contrasted with deductive theology. "Sanctification," Wesley's term for personality transformation, is seen as positive ego development rather than regressive splitting of the ego. Maslow's "peak experience" is affrmed as a valid model for analyzing ecstatic behaviors. Methodism no longer (...)
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    Reconfiguration of Hegemonic Models of Gender Roles in the Process of Transformation of Serbian Society.Isidora Jaric - 2006 - Filozofija I Društvo 30:175-190.
    Hegemonic gender role is specific configuration of different gender performances and practices that represents socially accepted answer on concrete circumstances within given society in particular historical moment. Analytical insight into their content and direction of change could provide us better understanding of other social structures and aspects of social life of society/ culture/sub cultural community/social group within which hegemonic gender role has been formulated and practicized. In that sense this research shell try to recognize them as a legitimate source of (...)
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    Serbia in European Integration: Identity Transformation.Jelena Djuric - 2006 - Filozofija I Društvo 30:163-173.
    Serbia’s current identity transformation should make it possible to establish internal integrity which coexists with an external integration of European society. Which obstacles are on the way and how they could be surmounted? These are some of questions posed in this article with the aim to conceive more fundamental research of actual problems of the society in Serbia.
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    Early Stages in a Sensorimotor Transformation.Martha Flanders, Stephen I. Helms Tillery & John F. Soechting - 1992 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 15 (2):309-320.
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    Phenomenology as a Way of Life? Husserl on Phenomenological Reflection and Self-Transformation.Hanne Jacobs - 2013 - Continental Philosophy Review 46 (3):349-369.
    In this article I consider whether and how Husserl’s transcendental phenomenological method can initiate a phenomenological way of life. The impetus for this investigation originates in a set of manuscripts written in 1926 (published in Zur phänomenologischen Reduktion) where Husserl suggests that the consistent commitment to and performance of phenomenological reflection can change one’s life to the point where a simple return to the life lived before this reflection is no longer possible. Husserl identifies this point of no return with (...)
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  23. Cruelty to Compassion: The Poetry of Teaching Transformation.Donna H. Kerr - 2011 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 30 (6):573-584.
    Two complementary bodies of literature either claim explicitly or imply that human cruelty is rooted in asymmetrical relationships. The first describes and analyzes various forms of domination and acquiescence, including colonialism, racism, imperialism, sexism, and interpersonal power dynamics, among others. The second attempts to describe what would constitute the antidote, namely symmetrical relationships of mutuality and equality. Both of these literatures counsel abandoning asymmetrical relationships in favor of the symmetrical. To the contrary, this paper argues that it is only in (...)
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    I to We: The Role of Consciousness Transformation in Compassion and Altruism.Cassandra Vieten, Tina Amorok & Marilyn Mandala Schlitz - 2006 - Zygon 41 (4):915-932.
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    The Sensitivity of the Eye to Two Kinds of Continuous Transformation of a Shadow-Pattern.Kai Von Fieandt & James J. Gibson - 1959 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 57 (5):344.
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    Chuang-Tzu for Spiritual Transformation an Analysis of the Inner Chapters.Robert E. Allinson - 1989
    This book offers a fundamentally new interpretation of the philosophy of the Chuang-Tzu. It is the first full-length work of its kind which argues that a deep level cognitive structure exists beneath an otherwise random collection of literary anecdotes, cryptic sayings, and dark allusions. The author carefully analyzes myths, legends, monstrous characters, paradoxes, parables and linguistic puzzles as strategically placed techniques for systematically tapping and channeling the spiritual dimensions of the mind. Allinson takes issue with commentators who have treated the (...)
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  27. Enlarging the Interdisciplinary Circle: Joan Koss-Chioino's and Philip Hefner's Approach to Spiritual Transformation and Healing.K. Helmut Reich - 2007 - Zygon 42 (2):553-560.
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    Part 1 – Unravelling Primary Health Care Conceptual Predicaments Through the Lenses of Complexity and Political Economy: A Position Paper for Progressive Transformation.Margot Félix‐Bortolotti - 2009 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 15 (5):861-867.
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    Addiction and Spiritual Transformation. An Empirical Study on Narratives of Recovering Addicts' Conversion Testimonies in Dutch and Serbian Contexts.Srdjan Sremac & R. Ruard Ganzevoort - 2013 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 35 (3):399-435.
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    Being Religious: Working at Self-Maintenance and Self-Transformation.Ward H. Goodenough - 1999 - Zygon 34 (2):273-282.
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    The Temporal Structure of Habits and the Possibility of Transformation in Advance.Shannon B. Proctor - 2016 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 30 (2):2551-266.
    Habits and habitudes are peculiar in that they are both a condition of human agency, as well as one of its most significant hurdles. They open up the world by providing us with ways of being within it (e.g., how we perceive, move about, and generally orient ourselves in space). However, they also confine our worldly behavior given their repetitive and often predictable nature. This tension between spontaneity and repetition arises out of the two-fold temporal structure of habits – i.e., (...)
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    Designs of Learning and the Formation and Transformation of Knowledge in an Era of Globalization.Staffan Selander - 2008 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 27 (4):267-281.
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    Models of Backwardness Versus Transformation in Eastern Europe. Review Article.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2008 - East European Quarterly 42 (3):317-328.
    This paper is critical analysis of book by Anna Sosnowska, "Zrozumieć zacofanie. Spory historyków o Europę Wschodnią (1947-1994)" [To Understand Backwardness: Historians' Deabates about Eastern Europe (1947-1994)]. Warszawa 2004.
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    Biophilic Transformation of Culture From the Point of View of Psychology of Environmental Problems.Marek Timko - 2013 - Human Affairs 23 (4):528-541.
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    Modality and the Transformation Problem in Paired-Associate Learning of Children.Sally Diveley & F. Michael Rabinowitz - 1974 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 103 (5):907.
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    Encountering the Alien: Gadamer and Transformation in Pedagogy.Johann Graaff - 2008 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (6):758-769.
    For Gadamer, understanding moves between two different levels. One is the everyday ontological level in which there is a meeting between the familiar and the alien, between the known and the not‐quite‐expected. But understanding can also be a skill to be developed. This is the way in which we achieve good knowledge. In pedagogical terms, encountering the alien is the basis for self‐formation, or bildung, originating in Hegel. But there is an ambiguity at the heart of bildung. The notion of (...)
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    Transformation Rules in the Learning of Miniature Linguistic Systems.Kirk H. Smith & Philip B. Gough - 1969 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 79 (2p1):276.
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    The Bergman‐Shelah Preorder on Transformation Semigroups.Zak Mesyan, James D. Mitchell, Michał Morayne & Yann H. Péresse - 2012 - Mathematical Logic Quarterly 58 (6):424-433.
    Let equation image be the semigroup of all mappings on the natural numbers equation image, and let U and V be subsets of equation image. We write U≼V if there exists a countable subset C of equation image such that U is contained in the subsemigroup generated by V and C. We give several results about the structure of the preorder ≼. In particular, we show that a certain statement about this preorder is equivalent to the Continuum Hypothesis.The preorder ≼ (...)
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    Religion, Politics and Ethics: Towards a Global Theory of Social Transformation.Oliver Davies - 2012 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 7 (4):572-597.
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    Differential Patterns of Heart Rate and Skin Resistance During a Digit-Transformation Task.Bernard Tursky, Gary E. Schwartz & Andrew Crider - 1970 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 83 (3p1):451.
  41. Technological Transformation Contextual and Conceptual Implications, Philosophy & Technology, Vol. 5.Edmund F. Byrne & Joseph C. Pitt (eds.) - 1989 - Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Philosophy of technology has recently emerged and is being practiced primarily in the developed world. This limited focus leaves unconsidered a vast array of issues that especially impact the developing world, e.g., with regard to technology transfer. To help remedy this distorting lacuna, SPT sought in vain for funding to bring developing world scholars to its fourth biennial conference. In lieu of its intended list of participants it had to make do with several developing country scholars who are presently in (...)
     
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  42. Change Your Look, Change Your Luck: Religious Self-Transformation and Brute Luck Egalitarianism.Muhammad Velji - 2015 - Res Philosophica 92 (2):453-471.
    My intention in this paper is to reframe the practice of veiling as an embodied practice of self-development and self- transformation. I argue that practices like these cannot be handled by the choice/chance distinction relied on by those who would restrict religious minority accommodations. Embodied self- transformation necessarily means a change in personal identity and this means the religious believer cannot know if they will need religious accommodation when they begin their journey of piety. Even some luck egalitarians (...)
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    The Role of Imagination in Kierkegaard’s Account of Ethical Transformation.Ryan S. Kemp - 2018 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 100 (2):202-231.
    : In this essay, I argue that Kierkegaard endorses a “grace model” of ethical transformation – that radical normative change is not a function of agent-choice, rational or otherwise. After showing how grace functions in Kierkegaard’s account of religious transformation, I go on to argue that he offers a parallel account in the case of ethical conversion, the latter drawing from a description of transformation detailed in Kierkegaard’s Repetition. There we find an example of ethical transformation (...)
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    Gateway to the Future Oopmaak van Die Hekke Transformation in the Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria.Graham A. Duncan - 2016 - Hts Theological Studies 72 (4):1-12.
    The only constant in theological education is change, despite brave attempts to hold the tide back in some quarters. Yet, Western-based theological education remains the norm globally. The Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria exemplifies this norm despite its commitment to Africanisation. This article will consider transformation through the lens of the leadership of Prof. Johan Buitendag, who has led the transformation initiative from his own shared leadership perspective as dean since 2010. Change in the faculty (...)
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  45. Karl Polanyi and the Writing of The Great Transformation.Fred Block - 2003 - Theory and Society 32 (3):275-306.
    Karl Polanyi's 1944 book, The Great Transformation, has been recognized as central for the field of economic sociology, but it has not been subject to the same theoretical scrutiny as other classic works in the field. This is a particular problem in that there are central tensions and complexities in Polanyi's argument. This article suggests that these tensions can be understood as a consequence of Polanyi's changing theoretical orientation. The basic outline of the book was developed in England in (...)
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    Towards a Third Food Regime: Behind the Transformation[REVIEW]David Burch & Geoffrey Lawrence - 2009 - Agriculture and Human Values 26 (4):267-279.
    Food regime theory focuses upon the dynamics, and agents, of change in capitalist food and farming systems. Its exponents have been able to identify relatively stable periods of capital accumulation in the agri-food industries, along with the periods of transition. Recently, scholars have argued that—following a first food regime based upon colonial trade in bulk commodities like wheat and sugar, and a second food regime typified by industrial agriculture and manufactured foods—there is an emerging third food regime. This new regime (...)
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  47. Group Communication and the Transformation of Judgments: An Impossibility Result.Christian List - 2011 - Journal of Political Philosophy 19 (1):1-27.
    While a large social-choice-theoretic literature discusses the aggregation of individual judgments into collective ones, there is much less formal work on the transformation of judgments in group communication. I develop a model of judgment transformation and prove a baseline impossibility theorem: Any judgment transformation function satisfying some initially plausible conditions is the identity function, under which no opinion change occurs. I identify escape routes from this impossibility and argue that the kind of group communication envisaged by deliberative (...)
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    Mystical Feelings and the Process of Self-Transformation.Ruth Rebecca Tietjen - 2017 - Philosophia 45 (4):1623-1634.
    There is a need for inner recollection opposed to our everyday distraction. Our distraction is partly based on anthropological features and partly on social and cultural features. As well as feelings of distraction, we know experiences of being focussed from everyday life. As feelings in which distraction is absent, and as feelings in which we are partly and temporarily released from our own egocentric perspective, they remind us that a different kind of relation to ourselves and the world is possible. (...)
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  49. Information-Theoretic Logic and Transformation-Theoretic Logic,.John Corcoran - 1999 - In R. A. M. M. (ed.), Fragments in Science,. World Scientific Publishing Company,. pp. 25-35.
    Information-theoretic approaches to formal logic analyze the "common intuitive" concepts of implication, consequence, and validity in terms of information content of propositions and sets of propositions: one given proposition implies a second if the former contains all of the information contained by the latter; one given proposition is a consequence of a second if the latter contains all of the information contained by the former; an argument is valid if the conclusion contains no information beyond that of the premise-set. This (...)
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    Revealing the Difference: Between Conflict Mediation and Law Enforcement—Living and Working Together as a Conceptual and Methodological Turning Point to Activate Transformation in a Juvenile Criminal Mediation Service.Giancarlo Tamanza, Caterina Gozzoli & Marialuisa Gennari - 2016 - World Futures 72 (5-6):234-253.
    This article aims at proposing the construct of living and working together in organizations as an interpretation and tool proposed in a Juvenile Criminal Mediation Service, in order to highlight how important it was as a turning point in activating the working group's reflexive function as far as their sense of belonging, otherness, culture of diversity, and work subject matter are concerned and start an important transformation process in the very service delivery. Our proposal finds its roots in a (...)
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