Fundamental Differences

Feminists Talk Back to Social Conservatives
Author: Burack,Josephson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0585463786
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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This book brings together lucid interdisciplinary critiques of social conservative politics and ideas in the areas of welfare, family and school policy, gender representation, and conservative doctrine.

The 20 Fundamental Differences Between The Rich and The Poor

Author: chigozie okwaraji
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499089473
Category: Religion
Page: 116
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Why do you want to die poor? Will it not be better to die rich? When you die rich there is a proof that you have reached lives because you cannot reach lives without being rich. The rich have secrets that have been hidden from the poor for many years back. But, with this book the secrets are exposed. These secrets change lives within a period of time depending on the applications of what are being learnt. Really, you cannot read this book and remain poor again because you will be conscious of what to do and what not to do. The consciousness of where you are as a result of what you are doing and also the consciousness of where you want to be based on what you should do are created in this book for every reader that comes across it. The advantages of this book cannot be over emphasized because it transforms lives both in the long run and short run. Everyday there are people that their financial lives are yet to experience changes that are expected of them. Some it could be that they are ignorant, some it could be that they believe that’s how God has created them and that there is nothing they can do to their financial situations. People that are always looking for jobs can create jobs because the more jobs created the more employments given and the more employments given the less in the number or rate of poverty.

Doctrine, Dynamic and Difference

To the Heart of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Differentiated Consensus on Justification
Author: Pieter de Witte
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567098508
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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One of the most divisive issues in Western Christianity since the Reformation is the question of how humans are justified by God. In 1999, after many decades of ecumenical dialogue, Lutherans and Roman Catholics have declared that this issue of 'justification by faith' is no longer a cause of division between them. One of the fascinating features of this Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ) is that it expresses a 'differentiated consensus' on justification. The method of differentiated consensus is generally regarded as an important methodological step forward in the ecumenical dialogue. It has been used and referred to in ecumenical documents published after 1999. But what are its meaning and implications? This study attempts to clarify the method of differentiated consensus by (1) investigating the process of doctrinal rapprochement which led up to the JDDJ, (2) examining the way the consensus takes shape in the document itself, (3) analyzing arguments offered by critics and advocates of the official dialogue and (4) reflecting on the concept of doctrinal difference.

Zadie Smith

Critical Essays
Author: Tracey Lorraine Walters
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820488066
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 221
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Zadie Smith: Critical Essays is a timely collection of critical articles examining how Zadie Smith’s novels and short stories interrogate race, postcolonialism, and identity. Essays explore the various ways Smith approaches issues of race, either by deconstructing notions of race or interrogating the complexity of biracial identity; and how Smith takes on contemporary debates concerning notions of Britishness, Englishness, and Black Britishness. Some essays also consider the shifting identities adopted by those who identify with both British and West Indian, South Asian, or East Asian ancestry. Other essays explore Smith’s contemporary postcolonial approach to Britain’s colonial legacy, and the difference between how immigrants and first-generation British-born children deal with cultural alienation and displacement. This thought-provoking collection is a much-needed critical tool for students and researchers in both contemporary British literature and Diasporic literature and culture.

Expert Witnessing

Explaining and Understanding Science
Author: Carl Meyer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849311970
Category: Law
Page: 256
View: 1972

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Communication problems between science and the courts are widely deplored and sometimes exploited by a variety of groups. The U.S. Supreme Court has twice tightened the law of evidence to control the flow of information, but amazingly little has been written to analyze the nature of the problem and reduce the barriers. Expert Witnesses: Explaining and Understanding Science results from the first-hand experience of the contributors-who include scientists, expert witnesses, litigators, and a judge-that the cultural and interdisciplinary communications barriers between science and the law can be greatly reduced to everybody's advantage if the parties understand and respect each other's needs and positions.

Gleichheit und Ungleichheit, Symmetrie und Asymmetrie

Erscheinungs- und Verlaufsformen, Funktion und Folgen in Natur und Kultur
Author: Sigrun Kanitscheider,Oliver Bender,Alfred K. Treml
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732282651
Category: History
Page: 348
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Das Thema „Gleichheit und Ungleichheit“ ist in ungewöhnlichem Maße sowohl zeitlos als auch aktuell. Im historischen Rückblick dürften allerdings Pendelbewegungen zwischen diesen beiden Polen der politischen und kulturellen Gestaltung erkennbar sein und den Normalfall bilden. Darüber hinaus ist auch der naturwissenschaftliche Ansatz vielversprechend, weil hier eine präzise und empirisch gehaltvolle Verwendung der Begriffe zu erwarten ist. Als zweites Begriffspaar haben die Matreier Gespräche sich deshalb mit dem Gegensatz „Symmetrie und Asymmetrie“ befasst: Symmetrie scheint eine „Ordnung des Lebendigen“ beziehungsweise eine Systembedingung der Evolution sein. So reichen die Tagungsbeiträge von grundlegenden mathematischen Überlegungen, Symmetrien und Symmetriebrechungen in der Physik und (sozio)-biologischen Aufrissen über theologische Reflexionen und psychoanalytische Überlegungen bis hin zu rechtlich-moralischem Nachdenken. Die große und spannende Bandbreite wird erweitert durch Betrachtungen zum aktuellen Stand der sozialen Ungleichheit, über eine kunsttheoretische Spurensuche, eine geographisch-volkskundliche Veranschaulichung sowie literaturwissenschaftliche und semiotische Ergänzungen und pädagogisch-vergleichende Überblicke.

Principles of Sex-based Differences in Physiology

Author: Virginia L. Miller,Virginia M. Miller,Meredith Hay
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780444514974
Category: Science
Page: 333
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Presentation of topics allows for easy adaptation into course lectures Presents the physiological foundation for applying genomic and proteomic research Explains the "why" behind sex-based differences in presentation and treatment of diseases.

Cognition and Sex Differences

Author: Colin Hamilton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137019662
Category: Psychology
Page: 235
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This text provides a fascinating approach to the widely studied area of individual differences and in particular sex differences. The book looks at perception, attention, memory, language and other cognitive domains, with each chapter outlining the processes involved before explaining the relationship between each sex and cognitive performance.

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

Author: F. Stuart Chapin, III,Pamela A. Matson,Harold A. Mooney
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387954431
Category: Nature
Page: 436
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Features review questions at the end of each chapter; Includes suggestions for recommended reading; Provides a glossary of ecological terms; Has a wide audience as a textbook for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and as a reference for practicing scientists from a wide array of disciplines

Fundamentals of Transfer Pricing

A Practical Guide
Author: Michael Lang,Giammarco Cottani,Raffaele Petruzzi,Alfred Storck
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 904119021X
Category: Law
Page: 576
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Transfer pricing continues to be one of the most significant areas of heightened controversy in international taxation for multinational enterprises and tax administrations. Due to its far-reaching consequences, tax professionals and individual tax jurisdictions are required to understand the fundamentals of the topic, which is often caught in a maze of literature. Emerging from the joint research conducted by the WU Transfer Pricing Center at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), the international tax law firm L&P – Ludovici Piccone & Partners, and the experiences from the annual advanced transfer pricing courses and conferences, this first edition of the book acts as a manual for understanding transfer pricing principles and their practical application. It provides a balanced approach by first detailing the basics of transfer pricing and second proceeding to specific topics that are highly relevant in today's tax environment. For the purpose of easy understanding, the book is presented in two parts: Part I: General Topics I. Introduction to Transfer Pricing II. Accurate Delineation and Recognition of Actual Transactions: Comparability Analysis III. Transfer Pricing Methods (Part I): Traditional Transaction Methods IV. Transfer Pricing Methods (Part II): Transactional Profit Methods V. Administrative Approaches to Avoiding/Minimizing Transfer Pricing Disputes VI. Administrative Approaches to Resolving Transfer Pricing Disputes VII. Transfer Pricing Documentation: Master File, Country File and Country-by-Country Reporting Part II: Specific Topics VIII. Attribution of Profits to Permanent Establishments IX. Transfer Pricing and Intra-group Services X. Transfer Pricing and Intra-group Financial Transactions XI. Transfer Pricing and Intangibles XII. Transfer Pricing, Supply Chain Management and Business Restructurings XIII. Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuation XIV. Transfer Pricing and EU State Aid In analysing the above topics, the work undertaken by the OECD, UN, EU, World Customs Organization, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other international organizations is considered. Moreover, the book contains several practical examples, judicial precedents and illustrative explanations to complement the understanding. The book will be a catalyst for immense learning of students and young professionals who are at the introductory stage of understanding the nuances of transfer pricing. Further, the book also caters to tax lawyers, in-house tax counsels and academics working in international organizations, the business community and advisory firms as well as government officials interested in understanding transfer pricing.

Essays in Positive Economics

Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226264035
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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This paper is concerned primarily with certain methodological problems that arise in constructing the "distinct positive science" that John Neville Keynes called for, in particular, the problem how to decide whether a suggested hypothesis or theory should be tentatively accepted as part of the "body of systematized knowledge concerning what is."

Sex and Gender

Author: John Archer,Barbara Lloyd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521635332
Category: Psychology
Page: 280
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A fully revised edition of classic text, accessible introduction to fundamental questions concerning sex and gender.

Talking Difference

On Gender and Language
Author: Mary Crawford
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803988286
Category: Psychology
Page: 207
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`I love the warmth and wit in this book, but I say this in no way to detract from the seriousness of its subject matter and its incisive treatment by Mary Crawford... this is a great book and an important book which articulates current critical thinking about research around gender and language. Mary Crawford writes brilliantly, powerfully and lucidly... I thoroughly recommend it' - British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section Newsletter This refreshing re-evaluation of current wisdom - both academic and popular - about men's and women's language critically assesses the abundant social science research of recent years and its representation in the mass media. Exploring a wide range of topics, from

Universal Difference

Feminism and the Liberal Undecidability of 'Women'
Author: K. Nash
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230372252
Category: Social Science
Page: 170
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The author argues that rather than seeing liberalism as exclusionary of women's specificity, as many contemporary feminists do, we should look at variations in liberalism, and in particular at its democratisation in the nineteenth century, and at how feminists have used liberalism as a resource. Liberalism is analysed using a post-structuralist theory of hegemony: texts of liberal political philosophy are deconstructed to show how the term 'women' is used as an 'undecidable' in the Derridean sense to produce the opposition between feminine private and masculine public spheres; these texts are then linked to liberal-democratic social and political practices, including feminism as a social movement.

Advances in Type-2 Fuzzy Sets and Systems

Theory and Applications
Author: Alireza Sadeghian,Jerry M Mendel,Hooman Tahayori
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1461466660
Category: Computers
Page: 262
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This book explores recent developments in the theoretical foundations and novel applications of general and interval type-2 fuzzy sets and systems, including: algebraic properties of type-2 fuzzy sets, geometric-based definition of type-2 fuzzy set operators, generalizations of the continuous KM algorithm, adaptiveness and novelty of interval type-2 fuzzy logic controllers, relations between conceptual spaces and type-2 fuzzy sets, type-2 fuzzy logic systems versus perceptual computers; modeling human perception of real world concepts with type-2 fuzzy sets, different methods for generating membership functions of interval and general type-2 fuzzy sets, and applications of interval type-2 fuzzy sets to control, machine tooling, image processing and diet. The applications demonstrate the appropriateness of using type-2 fuzzy sets and systems in real world problems that are characterized by different degrees of uncertainty.

Structured Analog CMOS Design

Author: Danica Stefanovic,Maher Kayal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402085737
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 283
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Structured Analog CMOS Design describes a structured analog design approach that makes it possible to simplify complex analog design problems and develop a design strategy that can be used for the design of large number of analog cells. It intentionally avoids treating the analog design as a mathematical problem, developing a design procedure based on the understanding of device physics and approximations that give insight into parameter interdependences. The basic design concept consists in analog cell partitioning into the basic analog structures and sizing of these basic analog structures in a predefined procedural design sequence. The procedural design sequence ensures the correct propagation of design specifications, the verification of parameter limits and the local optimization loops. The proposed design procedure is also implemented as a CAD tool that follows this book.

Rethinking Masculinity

Philosophical Explorations in Light of Feminism
Author: Robert Strikwerda,Patrick D. Hopkins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 146164206X
Category: Social Science
Page: 346
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The new edition of this popular book is reorganized to present pairs of contrasting views on what it means to be a man in contemporary Western culture. Addressing such issues as sex differences, fatherhood, intimacy, homosexuality, and oppression; the collection also includes new discussions of paternity, pornography, mixed-race marriage, impotence, and violence. Rethinking Masculinity is an excellent text for gender studies, ethics, and social philosophy courses.