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  1. Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations.Beverley C. Southgate - 2000 - Longman Publishing Group.
    This text looks at the debates concerning the value of history but differs from many of the other books by offering perspectives from across the centuries rather than just the dense philosophical present.
  2. Economics Beyond the Millennium.Alan P. Kirman & Louis-André Gérard-Varet (eds.) - 1998 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Economics: Beyond the Millennium contains articles by leading authorities in various fields of economic theory and econometrics, each of whom gives an account of the current state of the art in their own field and indicate the direction that they think it will take in the next ten years. The fields covered are grouped into three categories: the microfoundations of macroeconomics, where Malinvaud evaluates the theory of resource allocation and Hildenbrand examines the empirical content of economic thories; markets and and (...)
  3. Forgotten heroes of American education: the great tradition of teaching teachers.J. Wesley Null & Diane Ravitch (eds.) - 2006 - Greenwich: IAP - Information Age.
    The purpose of this text is to draw attention to eight forgotten heroes: William C. Bagley, Charles DeGarmo, David Felmley, William Torrey Harris, Isaac L. Kandel, Charles McMurry, William C. Ruediger, and Edward Austin Sheldon. They have been marginalized from our profession, and drawing upon their legacy is the best hope for restoring the profession of teaching today. This work also includes a chapter at the end of the book entitled "John Dewey's Forgotten Essays." The audience for this book includes: (...)
  4. Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology.Peter Brown & Ron Barrett - 2009 - McGraw-Hill Education.
    This collection of 49 readings with extensive background description exposes students to the breadth of theoretical perspectives and issues in the field of medical anthropology. The text provides specific examples and case studies of research as it is applied to a range of health settings: from cross-cultural clinical encounters to cultural analysis of new biomedical technologies to the implementation of programs in global health settings.
  5. Embedding ethics.Lynn Meskell & Peter Pels (eds.) - 2005 - New York: Berg.
    Embedding Ethics questions why ethics have been divorced from scientific expertise. Invoking different disciplinary practices from biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology, contributors show how ethics should be resituated at the heart of, rather than exterior to, scientific activity. Positioning the researcher as a negotiator of significant truths rather than an adjudicator of a priori precepts enables contributors to relocate ethics in new sets of social and scientific relationships triggered by recent globalization processes--from new forms of intellectual and cultural ownership (...)
  6. Thoughtful Economic Man: Essays on Rationality, Moral Rules and Benevolence.J. Gay Tulip Meeks (ed.) - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    The essays by celebrated authors in this 1991 book cover themes fundamental to economics: the influence of benevolence, altruism, justice and religious principles in our treatment of others in society; and the bases of rationality in decision making under conditions of uncertainty. These common themes are given a wide range of perspectives by the contributors, who discuss whether not just a 'rational' but also a 'thoughtful' economic man can be fitted into a sophisticated version of the orthodox model of man (...)
  7. Changing the educational landscape: philosophy, women, and curriculum.Jane Roland Martin - 1994 - London: Routledge.
    Changing the Educational Landscape is a collection of the best-known and best-loved essays by the renowned feminist philosopher of education, Jane Roland Martin. Trained as an analytic philosopher at a time before women or feminist ideas were welcome in the field, Martin brought a philosopher's detachment to her earliest efforts at revolutionizing the curriculum. Her later essays on women and gender further showcase the tremendous intellectual energy she brought to the field of feminist educational theory. Martin explores the challenges and (...)
  8. Princeton in the Nation's Service: Religious Ideals and Educational Practice, 1868-1928.P. C. Kemeny - 1998 - Oxford University Press USA.
    This book argues against the conventional idea that Protestantism effectively ceased to play an important role in American higher education around the end of the 19th century. Employing Princeton as an example, the study shows that Protestantism was not abandoned but rather modified to conform to the educational values and intellectual standards of the modern university. Drawing upon a wealth of neglected primary sources, Kemeny sheds new light on the role of religion in higher education by examining what was happening (...)
  9. Making minds less well educated than our own.Roger C. Schank - 2004 - Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.
    In the author's words: "This book is an honest attempt to understand what it means to be educated in today's world." His argument is this: No matter how important science and technology seem to industry or government or indeed to the daily life of people, as a society we believe that those educated in literature, history, and other humanities are in some way better informed, more knowing, and somehow more worthy of the descriptor "well educated." This 19th-century conception of the (...)
  10. The Blackwell companion to major social theorists.George Ritzer (ed.) - 2000 - Malden, Mass., USA: Blackwell.
    The Companion to Major Social Theorists offers a broad-ranging survey of classical and contemporary social theory. In original essays especially commissioned for this volume, leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work of 25 major theorists, discussing the social and intellectual context of their writings and offering an analysis of the impact of their work over time. Includes 25 original essays on major classical and contemporary social theorists Contributions are especially commissioned for this volume, and are by leading experts (...)
  11. Arguing about Law: An Introduction to Legal Philosophy.Andrew Altman - 2001 - Wadsworth Publishing Company.
    Using the rule of law as its main theme, this text shows how abstract questions and concepts of legal philosophy are connected to concrete legal, political, and social issues. The text addresses several modern controversies and challenges students to consider both sides of an argument, using sound, reasoned thinking.
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  12. The history and philosophy of social science.Scott Gordon - 1991 - New York: Routledge.
    Scott Gordon provides a magisterial review of the historical development of the social sciences from their beginnings in renaissance Italy to the present day.
  13. Paulo Freire: a critical encounter.Peter McLaren & Peter Leonard (eds.) - 1993 - New York: Routledge.
    Paulo Freire is one of the century's great thinkers on education and the politics of liberation. Known mostly for his literacy campaigns in Latin America and Africa, and for his seminal work Pedagogy of the Oppressed, his thinking continues to be rediscovered by generations of teachers, scholars, community activists and cultural workers in Europe and North America. While his name is synonymous with the practice of Critical Literacy' and A Pedagogy of Liberation', his work has been appropiated in many diverse (...)
  14. The Fall and Rise of Keynesian Economics.John Eatwell & Murray Milgate - 2011 - Oxford University Press USA.
    During the 1970s, monetarism and the new classical macroeconomics ushered in an era of neoliberal economic policymaking. Keynesian economics was pushed aside. It was almost forgotten that when Keynesian thinking had dominated economic policymaking in the middle decades of the twentieth century, it had coincided with postwar economic reconstruction in both Europe and Japan, and the unprecedented prosperity and stable growth of the 1950s and 1960s. The global financial crisis of 2007-2009 and the recession that followed changed all that. Influential (...)
  15. Understanding Social Science: Philosophical Introduction to the Social Sciences.Roger Trigg - 1985 - Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.
    In this lucid and engaging introductory volume on the nature of society, Roger Trigg examines the scientific basis of social science and shows that philosophical presuppositions are a necessary starting point for the study of society.
  16. Modern geographical thought.Richard Peet - 1998 - Malden, MA: Blackwell.
    After spending time with this book the reader should be able to tackle virtually any philosophical theme in contemporary geographic thought.
  17. Child development and education: a Piagetian perspective.David Elkind - 1976 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    A collection of essays covering a broad range of topics, including day care, the roots of homosexuality, generational conflict, and children's concepts of life and death. "Richly suggestive." --Contemporary Psychology.
  18. Implausible dream: the world-class university and repurposing higher education.James H. Mittelman - 2017 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
    Why the paradigm of the world-class university is an implausible dream for most institutions of higher education Universities have become major actors on the global stage. Yet, as they strive to be "world-class," institutions of higher education are shifting away from their core missions of cultivating democratic citizenship, fostering critical thinking, and safeguarding academic freedom. In the contest to raise their national and global profiles, universities are embracing a new form of utilitarianism, one that favors market power over academic values. (...)
  19. The Role of Government in East Asian Economic Development: Comparative Institutional Analysis.Masahiko Aoki, Hyung-Ki Kim & Masahiro Okuno-Fujiwara (eds.) - 1997 - Oxford University Press UK.
    The role of government in East Asian economic development has been a contentious issue. Two competing views have shaped enquiries into the source of the rapid growth of the high-performing Asian economies and attempts to derive a general lesson for other developing economies: the market-friendly view, according to which government intervenes little in the market, and the developmental state view, in which it governs the market. What these views share in common is a conception of market and government as alternative (...)
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  20. A Theory of Wealth Distribution and Accumulation.Mauro Baranzini - 1991 - Oxford University Press UK.
    This volume provides the micro-foundations of a macroeconomic theory of income distribution and of the accumulation and distribution of wealth. Baranzini surveys current literature on the subject, before going on to make his own contribution by presenting a new model. He examines the laws which regulate the accumulation of inter-generational wealth and life-cycle savings of families or dynasties, both in a deterministic and stochastic context. The mechanisms which may lead to the generation and coexistence of different socio-economic classes are also (...)
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  21. A passage to anthropology: between experience and theory.Kirsten Hastrup - 1995 - New York: Routledge.
    The postmodern critique of Objectivism, Realism and Essentialism has somewhat shattered the foundations of anthropology, seriously questioning the legitimacy of studying others. By confronting the critique and turning it into a vital part of the anthropological debate, A Passage To Anthropology provides a rigorous discussion of central theoretical problems in anthropology that will find a readership in the social sciences and the humanities. It makes the case for a renewed and invigorated scholarly anthropology with extensive reference to recent anthropological debates (...)
  22. Rediscoveries and reformulations: humanistic methodologies for international studies.Hayward R. Alker - 1996 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This book provides a distinctive and rich conception of methodology within international studies. From a rereading of the works of leading Western thinkers about international studies, Hayward Alker rediscovers a 'neo-Classical' conception of international relations which is both humanistic and scientific. He draws on the work of classical authors such as Aristotle and Thucydides; modern writers like Machiavelli, Vico, Marx, Weber, Deutsch and Bull; and post-modern writers like Havel, Connolly and Toulmin. The central challenge addressed is how to integrate 'positivist' (...)
  23. Understanding social science: a philosophical introduction to the social sciences.Roger Trigg - 2000 - Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publisers.
    In this lucid and engaging introductory volume on the nature of society, Roger Trigg examines the scientific basis of social science and shows that philosophical presuppositions are a necessary starting point for the study of society.
  24. Reckoning with Markets: The Role of Moral Reflection in Economics.James Halteman & Edd S. Noell - 2012 - Oup Usa.
    This book presents the notion that economic thinking cannot escape value judgments at any level and that this understanding has been the dominant view throughout most of history. It shows how, from ancient times, people who thought about economic matters integrated moral reflection into their thinking.
  25. An introduction to philosophy of education.Robin Barrow - 1988 - New York: Routledge. Edited by R. G. Woods.
    In the 4th edition of this best-selling textbook, the authors introduce students to the business of philosophizing, thereby inducting them into the art of reasoning and analyzing key concepts in education. This introductory text, continuously in print for more than thirty years, is a classic in its field. It shows, first and foremost, the importance of philosophy in educational debate and as a background to any practical activity such as teaching. What is involved in the idea of educating a person (...)
  26. Anthropologies of Class: Power, Practice, and Inequality.James G. Carrier & Don Kalb (eds.) - 2015 - Cambridge University Press.
    Rising social, political and economic inequality in many countries, and rising protest against it, has seen the restoration of the concept of 'class' to a prominent place in contemporary anthropological debates. A timely intervention in these discussions, this book explores the concept of class and its importance for understanding the key sources of that inequality and of people's attempts to deal with it. Highly topical, it situates class within the context of the current economic crisis, integrating elements from today into (...)
  27. Why history matters: life and thought.Gerda Lerner - 1997 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Looks at the philosophical foundations for the teaching of history, and shares the teaching experiences of the author.
  28. Professionalism and Ethics in Teaching.David Carr - 1999 - New York: Routledge.
    _Professionalism and Ethics in Teaching_ presents a thought-provoking and stimulating study of the moral dimensions of the teaching professions. After discussing the moral implications of professionalism, Carr explores the relationship of education theory to teaching practice and the impact of this relationship on professional expertise. He then identifies and examines some central ethical and moral issues in education and teaching. Finally David Carr gives a detailed analysis of a range of issues concerning the role of the teacher and the managements (...)
  29. Laboratory Experimentation in Economics: Six Points of View.Alvin E. Roth (ed.) - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
    Testing economic propositions in laboratory experiments has proven a very fruitful research endeavor in recent years. This volume brings together the major contributors to experimental economics. The papers present their views on the way experiments should be done, on the power and limitations of the techniques, and on the areas in which experimentation could contribute substantially to our understanding of economic behavior. This book distills the main lessons from great experience in experimental work. It will be essential reading for all (...)
  30. Economics and reality.Tony Lawson - 1997 - New York: Routledge.
    There is an increasingly widespread belief, both within and outside the discipline, that modern economics is irrelevant to the understanding of the real world. Economics and Reality traces this irrelevance to the failure of economists to match their methods with their subject, showing that formal, mathematical models are unsuitable to the social realities economists purport to address. Tony Lawson examines the various ways in which mainstream economics is rooted in positivist philosophy and examines the problems this causes. It focuses on (...)
  31. Contested Knowledge: Social Theory Today.Steven Seidman - 2016 - Wiley.
    In the sixth edition of Contested Knowledge, social theorist Steven Seidman presents the latest topics in social theory and addresses the current shift of 'universalist theorists' to networks of clustered debates. Responds to current issues, debates, and new social movements Reviews sociological theory from a contemporary perspective Reveals how the universal theorist and the era of rival schools has been replaced by networks of clustered debates that are relatively 'autonomous' and interdisciplinary Features updates and in-depth discussions of the newest clustered (...)
  32. Economic Behavior and Institutions: Principles of Neoinstitutional Economics.Thrainn Eggertsson - 1990 - Cambridge University Press.
    An important research programme has developed in economics that extends neo-classical economic theory in order to examine the effects of institutions on economic behaviour. The body of work emerging from this line of inquiry includes contributions from various branches of economic theory, such as the economics of property rights, the theory of the firm, cliometrics and law and economics. This book is a comprehensive survey of this research programme which the author terms 'neoinstitutional economics'. The author proposes a unified approach (...)
  33. Mathematical Economics.Akira Takayama - 1985 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book provides a systematic exposition of mathematical economics, presenting and surveying existing theories and showing ways in which they can be extended. One of its strongest features is that it emphasises the unifying structure of economic theory in such a way as to provide the reader with the technical tools and methodological approaches necessary for undertaking original research. The author offers explanations and discussion at an accessible and intuitive level providing illustrative examples. He begins the work at an elementary (...)
  34. Tough Choices for Teachers: Ethical Challenges in Today's Schools and Classrooms.Robert L. Infantino & Rebecca Lynn Wilke - 2009 - R&L Education.
    In Tough Choices for Teachers: Ethical Challenges in Today's Schools and Classrooms, Infantino and Wilke help student teachers, new teachers, and experienced teachers think more deeply about ethical concerns. The case studies included by the authors involve ethical dilemmas dealing with honesty, integrity, and proper professional behavior.
  35. Higher ground: ethics and leadership in the modern university.Nannerl O. Keohane - 2006 - Durham: Duke University Press.
    Ringing throughout this volume is a deep commitment to the fundamental values of the academy.
  36. Econophysics and Financial Economics: An Emerging Dialogue.Franck Jovanovic & Christophe Schinckus - 2016 - Oxford University Press USA.
    What is econophysics? What makes an econophysicist? Why are financial economists reluctant to use results from econophysics? Can we overcome disputes concerning hypotheses used in financial economics and that make no sense for econophysicists? How can we create a profitable dialogue betweenfinancial economists and econophysicists? How do we develop a common theoretical framework allowing the creation of more efficient models for the financial industry? This book moves beyond the disciplinary frontiers in order to initiate the development of a common theoretical (...)
  37. A Professor's Duties: Ethical Issues in College Teaching.Peter J. Markie - 1994 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In A Professor's Duties, distinguished philosopher Peter J. Markie adds to the expanding discussion of the ethics of college teaching. Part One concentrates on the obligations of individual professors, primarily with regard to issues about what and how to teach. Part Two expands Professor Markie's views by providing a selection of the most significant previously published writings on the ethics of college teaching.
  38. Economics.Richard Lipsey & Alec Chrystal - 2011 - Oxford University Press UK.
    The twelfth edition of this classic text has built upon the success of previous editions and has been thoroughly updated and revised to give students a deeper understanding and appreciation of the core principles of Economics. Suitable for beginners, Economics is accessible but has a rigour that will stretch readers to achieve their full potential. In-depth explanations of key theoretical concepts are balanced with a wide range of real-world examples to help students understand and apply their knowledge. Online Resource Centre (...)
  39. All work and no play--: how educational reforms are harming our preschoolers.Sharna Olfman (ed.) - 2003 - Westport, CT: Praeger.
    This book also spotlights a program at Yale University that, in response to the dearth of play in preschool curricula, emphasized learning through play for ...
  40. Illusions of Prosperity: America's Working Families in an Age of Economic Insecurity.Joel Blau - 1999 - Oxford University Press USA.
    "Blau not only charts how the American government's embrace of laissez-faire ideology has wreaked havoc...he tells us what can be done to undo the damage. Must reading for anyon who cares about what's happening to the average American."--Charles Noble, Professor of Political Science, CSU Long Beach.
  41. Knowledge and the social sciences: theory, method, practice.David Goldblatt (ed.) - 2000 - New York: Routledge, in association with Open University.
    This book provides a clear introduction to key philosophical and epistemological issues in the social sciences, to both positivist and interpretative methodologies through comparing contemporary debates surrounding social change.
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  42. Moral Markets: The Critical Role of Values in the Economy.Michael C. Jensen - 2008 - Princeton University Press.
  43. Administrative Philosophy.Christopher Hodgkinson - 1996
    It is a non-dogmatic philosophical treatment of a universally important area of human experience and is intended for a primary audience of all administrators, executives, managers, politicians and leaders, as well as those either aspiring to these ranks or engaged in a study of them.
  44. Business ethics.Milton Snoeyenbos, Robert F. Almeder & James M. Humber (eds.) - 2001 - Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.
    Fully updated and revised, this contemporary classic discusses the powerful moral issues facing corporate America: conflicts of interest, payoffs, trade secrets, insider trading, product safety and product liability, hiring, drug testing, sexual harassment, diversity, reverse discrimination, employee productivity monitoring, Internet/computer privacy, worker safety, whistle-blowing, ethical decision-making, ethical accounting and advertising practices, environmental responsibility, down-sizing, and the conduct of multinational corporations. These are just some of the many topics raised in this versatile text. Enhanced by many new case studies, questions for (...)
  45. Exiles from Eden: religion and the academic vocation in America.Mark R. Schwehn - 1993 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    In this thoughtful and literate study, Schwehn argues that Max Weber and several of his contemporaries led higher education astray by stressing research--the making and transmitting of knowledge--at the expense of shaping moral character. Schwehn sees an urgent need for a change in orientation and calls for a "spiritually grounded education in and for thoughtfulness." The reforms he endorses would replace individualistic behavior, the "doing my own work" syndrome derived from the Enlightenment, with a communitarian ethic grounded in Judeo-Christian spirituality. (...)
  46. Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences.Jon Elster - 1989 - Cambridge University Press.
    This 1989 book is intended as an introductory survey of the philosophy of the social sciences. It is essentially a work of exposition which offers a toolbox of mechanisms - nuts and bolts, cogs and wheels - that can be used to explain complex social phenomena. Within a brief compass, Jon Elster covers a vast range of topics. His point of departure is the conflict we all face between our desires and our opportunities. How can rational choice theory help us (...)
  47. Ethical dilemmas in education: standing up for honesty and integrity.Beverley H. Johns - 2008 - Lanham, Md.: Rowman & LIttlefield Education. Edited by Mary Z. McGrath & Sarup R. Mathur.
    Unethical practices in education come at too great a cost when our future generation is at stake. Educators are role models for students in their future careers and so must believe in and use ethical practices. In politics, in big and small business, and in legal and medical practice the question of ethical practices surrounds us. Have people become desensitized to ethics? Are we condoning unethical practice? Our educational profession must stand up for honesty and integrity. We, as educators, have (...)
  48. Social science as civic discourse: essays on the invention, legitimation, and uses of social theory.Richard Harvey Brown - 1989 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    Richard Harvey Brown's pioneering explorations in the philosophy of social science and the theory of rhetoric reach a culmination in Social Science as Civic Discourse. In his earlier works, he argued for a logic of discovery and explanation in social science by showing that science and art both depend on metaphoric thinking, and he has applied that logic to society as a narrative text in which significant action by moral agents is possible. This new work is at once a philosophical (...)
  49. Philosophical arguments.Charles Taylor - 1995 - Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
    In this book Taylor brings together some of his best essays, including "Overcoming Epistemology," "The Validity of Transcendental Argument," "Irreducibly Social ...
  50. The economist's oath: on the need for and content of professional economic ethics.George F. DeMartino - 2011 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    "I do solemnly swear" -- Economics in practice : what do economists do? -- Ethical challenges confronting the applied economist -- Historical perspective : "don't predict the interest rate!" -- Interpreting the silence : the economic case against professional economic ethics -- The economic case against professional economic ethics : a rebuttal -- The positive case for professional economic ethics -- Learning from others : ethical thought across the professions -- Economists as social engineers : an ethical evaluation of market (...)
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