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Failure To Flourish

Author : Clare Huntington
ISBN : 9780195385762
Genre : Law
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This title argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but the law makes it harder for parents to provide children with these kinds of relationships. Zoning laws can create long commutes and impersonal neighbourhoods. Criminal laws can take parents away from home. The book contends that we must re-orient the legal system to help families avoid crises, and when conflicts arise, intervene in a manner that heals relationships.

To Flourish Or Destruct

Author : Christian Smith
ISBN : 9780226232003
Genre : Social Science
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In his 2010 book What Is a Person?, Christian Smith argued that sociology had for too long neglected this fundamental question. Prevailing social theories, he wrote, do not adequately “capture our deep subjective experience as persons, crucial dimensions of the richness of our own lived lives, what thinkers in previous ages might have called our ‘souls’ or ‘hearts.’” Building on Smith’s previous work, To Flourish or Destruct examines the motivations intrinsic to this subjective experience: Why do people do what they do? How can we explain the activity that gives rise to all human social life and social structures? Smith argues that our actions stem from a motivation to realize what he calls natural human goods: ends that are, by nature, constitutionally good for all human beings. He goes on to explore the ways we can and do fail to realize these ends—a failure that can result in varying gradations of evil. Rooted in critical realism and informed by work in philosophy, psychology, and other fields, Smith’s ambitious book situates the idea of personhood at the center of our attempts to understand how we might shape good human lives and societies.

Seismic Oceanography S Failure To Flourish A Possible Solution

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ISBN : OCLC:1032200281
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Abstract: A recent paper in Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans used multichannel seismic observations to map estimates of internal wave mixing in the Gulf of Mexico, finding greatly enhanced mixing over the slope region. These results suggest that the ocean margins may supply the mixing required to close the global thermohaline circulation, and the techniques demonstrated here might be used to map mixing over much of the world's continental shelves. The use of multichannel seismics to image ocean phenomena is nearly 15 years old, and despite the initial promise, the techniques have not become as broadly used as initially expected. We discuss possible reasons for this, and suggest an alternative approach that might gain broader success. Plain Language Summary: Holbrook et al. (2003) clearly showed that sharp temperature contrasts in the ocean could be imaged with standard geophysical equipment, giving wonderful pictures of ocean fronts, eddies, internal waves, and horizontal mixing via layers of water that intrude across the fronts. Dickinson et al. (2018) used this imaging technique to map the strength of vertical mixing by internal waves, and showed us that the mixing rate is tens and even hundreds of times larger on the continental slopes of the Gulf of Mexico, than in the open Gulf. This matters because vertical mixing controls the amount of heat transported poleward via the "global ocean conveyor belt, " and our present understanding suggests that the mixing should be much stronger than most of our direct observations of turbulent mixing (in the main thermoclines) have found. If their findings can be extended to the rest of the globe, it tells us that the ocean "edges" are where the important vertical mixing is occurring. It is worth checking other locations to see if the same results are found. The acoustic imaging techniques used by Dickinson et al. (2018) are like satellite images in that they trade the accuracy of direct physical measurement for the overview of large‐scale coverage. In addition to internal waves, these images also show a huge variety of ocean phenomena involved in ocean circulation and mixing: fronts, eddies of various kinds, and intruding layers of water related to mixing across the fronts and eddies. They are undoubtedly important in the mixing picture, and the images show us how the different phenomena connect. Despite this promise, the approach has not been as widely adopted as first expected, probably because of the large and expensive equipment, and powerful sound sources that require careful regulation. An approach with more modest goals, using a "speaker"‐type sound source emitting weaker smooth signals instead of strong pulses, and shorter towed strings of microphones, would allow an acoustic visualization system to be mounted on standard oceanographic ships to give us images that show us what is going on beneath us as we move from place to place during our field studies. Maybe the more general availability of subsurface images of ocean phenomena that directly relate to researchers' field observations will allow broader familiarity and acceptance of the techniques. Key Points: This paper contributes to the "missing mixing" problem. It is a maturation of seismic oceanography into a standard oceanographic tool There is much yet to do in seismic oceanography, and great promise, but the growth of the field has stalled out Equipment size, expense, power, and regulations limited growth. Equipment designed specifically for water column work might help.

The Unconscious

Author : Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre
ISBN : 9781134318544
Genre : Philosophy
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This edition includes a substantial new preface by the author, in which he discusses repression, determinism, transference, and practical rationality, and offers a comparison of Aristotle and Lacan on the concept of desire. MacIntyre takes the opportunity to reflect both on the reviews and criticisms of the first edition and also on his own philosophical stance.

Flourishing

Author : Neil Messer
ISBN : 9780802868992
Genre : Medical
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We use such words as "health," "disease," and "illness" all the time without stopping to consider exactly what we understand by them. Yet their meanings are far from straightforward, and disagreements over them have important practical consequences in health care and bioethics. In this book Neil Messer develops a distinctive and innovative theological account of these concepts. He engages in earnest with debates in the philosophy of medicine and disability studies and draws on a wide array of theological resources including Barth, Bonhoeffer, Aquinas, and recent disability theologies. By enabling us to understand health in the wider perspective of the flourishing and ultimate destiny of human beings, Messer's Flourishing sheds new light on a range of practical bioethical issues and dilemmas.

The Invention Of Failure

Author : Rusty Rhodes
ISBN : 1491232501
Genre : Religion
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You've had faith. You've had that “positive mental attitude.” You've had a strong work ethic. Yet you are no closer to your goal than when you began. What is it that you lack?This book is about a true definition of biblical faith, and when you accept it, you will discover that “success” is an inadequate word to describe your accomplishments. You'll arrive at a place where your earthly success will be revealed and greater Heavenly success made possible.This book is also for those who have “succeeded,” yet their success has brought only emptiness and disappointment and sometimes even sin and shame. For you, success hasn't been all that was advertised. I believe God has something for you as well, a truth that brings with it earthly contentment, abundant joy, and a Heavenly reward. Let me warn you: this book is not about political correctness; it's about biblical correctness. It will offend some. But it will be well worth your pressing on to the final pages.This is written to encourage you, build your faith, and give you substantive truth to pursue your purpose with passion. It's written to liberate you so that you have the freedom to commit yourself to your God-given talent and make success an inadequate word to describe your accomplishments. Read this and discover just how successful your future will be!

Failure To Protect

Author : Eric S. Janus
ISBN : 9781501731167
Genre : Law
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Most crimes of sexual violence are committed by people known to the victim—acquaintances and family members. Yet politicians and the media overemphasize predatory strangers when legislating against and reporting on sexual violence. In this book, Eric S. Janus goes far beyond sensational headlines to expose the reality of the laws designed to prevent sexual crimes. He shows that "sexual predator" laws, which have intense public and political support, are counterproductive. Janus contends that aggressive measures such as civil commitment and Megan's law, which are designed to restrain sex offenders before they can commit another crime, are bad policy and do little to actually reduce sexual violence. Further, these new laws make use of approaches such as preventive detention and actuarial profiling that violate important principles of liberty. Janus argues that to prevent sexual violence, policymakers must address the deep-seated societal problems that allow it to flourish. In addition to criminal sanctions, he endorses the specific efforts of some advocates, organizations, and social scientists to stop sexual violence by, for example, taking steps to change the attitudes and behaviors of school-age children and adolescents, improving public education, and promoting community treatment and supervision of previous offenders. Janus also warns that the principles underlying the predator laws may be the early harbingers of a "preventive state" in which the government casts wide nets of surveillance and intervenes to curtail liberty before crimes of any type occur. More than a critique of the status quo, this book discusses serious alternatives and how best to overcome the political obstacles to achieving rational policy.

Philosophia In A Feminist Key

Author : Emily Erwin Culpepper
ISBN : NWU:35556019029214
Genre : Feminism
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Geoenvironmental Sustainability

Author : Raymond N. Yong
ISBN : 9781420004359
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Industrialization, urbanization, agriculture, and resource exploitation are activities associated with a developing society. Geoenvironmental Sustainability focuses on such a society's geoenvironment and the natural capital that defines it. The book explains these elements in systematic detail, particularly with respect to their relationship to five thematic areas known as WEHAB: water and sanitation, energy, health, agriculture, and biodiversity - all factors identified as key areas of concern by the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). This significant reference addresses topics that include land environment sustainability pertaining to its interaction with the impacts generated by industrial and urbanization activities - in particular with various waste discharges; the magnitude of the problem of urbanization and industries; nonrenewable natural resources, typical case histories, and examples of sustainability actions; and the geoenvironmental perspective of the present status of where we are in the geoenvironmental sustainability framework, with a view that points toward where we need to go. Providing a geoenvironmental perspective on the sustainability of the environment, Geoenvironmental Sustainability is an essential resource for those who are poised to meet the challenge of mitigating manmade threats associated with development.

Encyclopedia Of Educational Theory And Philosophy

Author : D. C. Phillips
ISBN : 9781483364759
Genre : Education
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Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.

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