The Public and Its Problems

An Essay in Political Inquiry
Author: John Dewey
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804040737
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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More than six decades after John Dewey’s death, his political philosophy is undergoing a revival. With renewed interest in pragmatism and its implications for democracy in an age of mass communication, bureaucracy, and ever-increasing social complexities, Dewey’s The Public and Its Problems, first published in 1927, remains vital to any discussion of today’s political issues. This edition of The Public and Its Problems, meticulously annotated and interpreted with fresh insight by Melvin L. Rogers, radically updates the previous version published by Swallow Press. Rogers’s introduction locates Dewey’s work within its philosophical and historical context and explains its key ideas for a contemporary readership. Biographical information and a detailed bibliography round out this definitive edition, which will be essential to students and scholars both.

Debates in Music Teaching


Author: Chris Philpott,Gary Spruce
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136303529
Category: Education
Page: 272
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Debates in Music Teaching encourages student and practising teachers to engage with contemporary issues and developments in music education. It aims to introduce a critical approach to the central concepts and practices that have influenced major interventions and initiatives in music teaching, and supports the development of new ways of looking at ideas around teaching and learning in music. Accessible and comprehensive chapters will stimulate thinking and creativity in relation to theory and practice, and will facilitate readers in reaching their own informed judgements and rationalising their position with deep theoretical knowledge and understanding. Throughout the book, international experts in the field consider key issues including: the justification for music in the school curriculum partnerships in music education and the identity of the music teacher technology and conceptions of musicianship social justice and music education the place of diverse musical genres and traditions in the music curriculum critical thinking and music education autonomy and integrity for music in cross-curricular work the politics, sociology and philosophy of music education. Debates in Music Teaching is for all student and practising teachers interested in furthering their understanding of the subject. Including carefully annotated further reading and reflective questions to help shape research and writing, this collection stimulates critical and creative thinking in relation to contemporary debates within music education.

Die Politik


Author: Aristoteles,Christian Garve
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Über Volkssouveränität

Elemente einer Demokratietheorie
Author: Ingeborg Maus
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518755501
Category: Political Science
Page: 427
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Das gegenwärtige Wiederaufblühen basisdemokratischer Forderungen verleiht einer Theorie der Volkssouveränität besondere Aktualität. Ingeborg Maus’ Konzeption einer »Demokratisierung der Demokratie« verteidigt die gesetz- und verfassunggebende Gewalt des Volkes gegen Staatsapparate, die sich zunehmend aus der Gesetzesbindung befreien und so jeder demokratischen Kontrolle entziehen. Darüber hinaus vertritt sie eine weitgehende Übertragung von Gesetzgebungskompetenzen an die gesellschaftliche Basis. Das Prinzip der Volkssouveränität wird im Hinblick auf heutige Bedingungen konkretisiert: Eine Analyse der Parzellierung der Gesellschaft und der Fragmentierung des politischen Entscheidungssystems zeigt, daß für eine Realisierung von Volkssouveränität neuer Bedarf und neue Chancen bestehen.

Existenzweisen

Eine Anthropologie der Modernen
Author: Bruno Latour
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518737376
Category: Social Science
Page: 600
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Vor zwanzig Jahren hatte der französische Soziologe und Philosoph Bruno Latour konstatiert: »Wir sind nie modern gewesen«, und sich an einer »symmetrischen Anthropologie« jenseits der Trennung von Natur und Kultur versucht. Nun legt er sein zweites Hauptwerk vor, das dieses faszinierende Projekt mit einer »Anthropologie der Modernen« fortschreibt und den verschiedenen Existenzweisen von Wissenschaft, Technologie, Recht, Religion, Wirtschaft und Politik in der modernen Welt nachspürt. Ein großes Panorama der Modi moderner Existenz. Latour setzt für dieses Projekt bei der globalen Verflechtung aller Lebensbereiche an, die heute nicht zuletzt am Problem des Klimawandels sichtbar wird. Zugleich zeigt sich aber an diesem Problem auch, dass es verschiedene Handlungssphären gibt, die jeweils eigene Existenzweisen besitzen: Politiker, die sich mit dem Klimaproblem befassen, sind eben keine Wissenschaftler, die Klimaforschung betreiben, und Unternehmer orientieren sich zunächst an den Maßgaben der Wirtschaftlichkeit; wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse werden daher nicht einfach in politische und ökonomische Handlungen übersetzt. Dennoch sind für Latour diese verschiedenen Existenzmodi nicht unabhängig voneinander, sondern durchdringen einander und kreieren gemeinsam Probleme, die es in der Folge auch gemeinsam zu lösen gilt. Es bedarf daher einer neuen Form der »Diplomatie«, die zwischen den einzelnen Existenzweisen vermittelt. Nicht weniger als die Zukunft unseres Planeten steht auf dem Spiel und nicht weniger als eine solche diplomatische Vermittlung versucht dieses grundlegende und wegweisende Buch zu leisten. Auf dass wir endlich modern werden!

Die Gemeinwirtschaft

Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus
Author: Ludwig Mises
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110504707
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 538
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Furcht

Trump im Weißen Haus
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644002738
Category: Political Science
Page: 512
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Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

Propaganda

die Kunst der Public Relations
Author: Edward L. Bernays
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783936086355
Category: Demokratie / Öffentliche Meinung / Staatliche Information / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit / USA
Page: 158
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Freedom and History and Other Essays

An Introduction to the Thought of Richard McKeon
Author: Richard Peter McKeon,Zahava K. McKeon
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226560298
Category: Philosophy
Page: 271
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This volume of essays is an important introduction to the thought of one of the twentieth century's most significant yet underappreciated philosophers, Richard McKeon. The originator of philosophical pluralism, McKeon made extraordinary contributions to philosophy, to international relations, and to theory-formation in the communication arts, aesthetics, the organization of knowledge, and the practical sciences. This collection, which includes a philosophical autobiography as well as the out-of-print title essay "Freedom and History" and a previously unpublished essay on "Philosophic Semantics and Philosophic Inquiry," is a testimony to the range and systematic power of McKeon's thinking for the social sciences and the humanities.

Reconstructing Individualism

A Pragmatic Tradition from Emerson to Ellison
Author: James M. Albrecht
Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 0823242110
Category: Philosophy
Page: 368
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America has a love-hate relationship with individualism. In Reconstructing Individualism, James Albrecht argues that our conceptions of individualism have remained trapped within the assumptions of classic liberalism. He traces an alternative genealogy of individualist ethics in four major American thinkers-Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James, John Dewey, and Ralph Ellison. These writers' shared commitments to pluralism (metaphysical and cultural), experimentalism, and a melioristic stance toward value and reform led them to describe the self as inherently relational. Accordingly, they articulate models of selfhood that are socially engaged and ethically responsible, and they argue that a reconceived-or, in Dewey's term, "reconstructed"-individualism is not merely compatible with but necessary to democratic community. Conceiving selfhood and community as interrelated processes, they call for an ongoing reform of social conditions so as to educate and liberate individuality, and, conversely, they affirm the essential role individuality plays in vitalizing communal efforts at reform.

David Hume's Political Economy


Author: Margaret Schabas,Carl Wennerlind
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134362501
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 369
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Hume’s Political Discourses (1752) won immediate acclaim and positioned him as an authoritative figure on the subject of political economy. This volume of thirteen new essays definitively establishes the central place of political economy in Hume’s intellectual endeavor, as well as the profound and far-reaching influence of his theories on Enlightenment discourse and practice. A major strength of this collection is that the contributors come from a diverse set of fields – philosophy, economics, political science, history and literature. This promotes a comprehensive reading of Hume’s political economy, taking into account his entire set of writings and correspondence, in a way that captures his polymathic genius. Hume’s analyses of trade and commerce not only delve into the institutions of money and markets, but also human agency, the role of reason and the passions, manners and social mores. Hume sought general principles but also concrete applications, whether he grappled with the problem of economic development (Scotland and Ireland), with the debates on luxury consumption (France), or with the mounting public debt (England). This book is a key resource for students and researchers in the areas of economic and political philosophy, history of economic and political theory, and the history of ideas.

American Philosophers Before 1950


Author: Philip Breed Dematteis,Leemon B. McHenry
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787660147
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 407
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Essays on important figures in American philosophy that began or ended their careers elsewhere. Most of these philosophers were influenced by, or reacted against, the mainstream of thought in Great Britain and continental Europe. Discusses the two dominant approaches to philosophy, analytic and postmodern. Discusses the classical period of American philosophy as well as the rise of logical positivism and various forms of linguistic and conceptual analysis.

Twentieth-century American cultural theorists


Author: Paul Hansom
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787646639
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 490
View: 5885

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This award-winning series systematically presents career biographies of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.

Afterlife of Events

Perspectives on Mnemohistory
Author: Marek Tamm
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137470186
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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Recently, we have witnessed a rearticulation of the traditional relationship between the past, present and future, broadening historiography's range from studying past events to their later impact and meaning. The volume proposes to look at the perspectives of this approach called mnemohistory, and argues for a redefinition of the term 'event'.