Pdf ebook: The Vision of God

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Summary: Known for his deeply mystical writings about Christianity, Nicholas of Cusa wrote this, his most popular work, against a backdrop of widespread Church corr

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  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1602063265
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 164
  • Language: English
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Description: Known for his deeply mystical writings about Christianity, Nicholas of Cusa wrote this, his most popular work, against a backdrop of widespread Church corruption. God, he believed, is found in all things, and thus cannot be perceived by man's senses and intellect alone. The path to ultimate knowledge, then, begins in recognizing our own ignorance. Deeply influenced by Saint Augustine, Nicholas mixes the metaphysical with the personal to create a deeply felt work, first published in 1453, designed to restore faith in even the most jaded. A German cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, NICHOLAS OF CUSA (1401-1464) was a philosopher, jurist, mathematician, and astronomer. Also referred to as Nicolaus Cusanus and Nicholas of Kues, he is considered one of the great geniuses and polymaths of the 15th century. Among his other works are Writings on Church and Reform, Catholic Concordance, and Of Learned Ignorance.


Pdf ebook: Nicholas of Cusa and the Aristotelian Tradition

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Summary: The volume focuses on the relation between Cusanus and Aristotle or the Aristotelian tradition. In recent years the attention on this topic has partially i

  • Author : Emmanuele Vimercati,Valentina Zaffino
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110628155
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 248
  • Language: English
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Description: The volume focuses on the relation between Cusanus and Aristotle or the Aristotelian tradition. In recent years the attention on this topic has partially increased, but overall the scholarship results are still partial or provisional. The book thus aims at verifying more systematically how Aristotle and Aristotelianism have been received by Cusanus, in both their philosophical and theological implications, and how he approached the Aristotelian thought. In order to answer these questions, the papers are structured according to the traditional Aristotelian sciences and their reflection on Cusanus' thought. This allows to achieve some aspects of interest and originality: 1) the book provides a general, but systematic analysis of Aristotle's reception in Cusanus' thought, with some coherent results. 2) Also, it explores how a philosopher and theologian traditionally regarded as Neoplatonist approached Aristotle and his tradition (including Thomas Aquinas), what he accepted of it, what he rejected, and what he tried to overcome. 3) Finally, the volume verifies the attitude of a relevant Christian philosopher and theologian of the Humanistic age towards Aristotle.


Pdf ebook: Inventing Modernity in Medieval European Thought, ca. 1100–ca. 1550

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Summary: One of the most challenging problems in the history of Western ideas stems from the emergence of Modernity out of the preceding period of the Latin Middle

  • Author : Cary J. Nedermann,Bettina Koch
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 1580443508
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 292
  • Language: English
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Description: One of the most challenging problems in the history of Western ideas stems from the emergence of Modernity out of the preceding period of the Latin Middle Ages. This volume develops and extends the insights of the noted scholar Thomas M. Izbicki into the so-called medieval/modern divide. The contributors include a wide array of eminent international scholars from the fields of History, Theology, Philosophy, and Political Science, all of whom explore how medieval ideas framed and shaped the thought of later centuries. This sometimes involved the evolution of intellectual principles associated with the definition and imposition of religious orthodoxy. Also addressed is the Great Schism in the Roman Church that set into question the foundations of ecclesiology. In the same era, philosophical and theoretical innovations reexamined conventional beliefs about metaphysics, epistemology and political life, perhaps best encapsulated by the fifteenth-century philosopher, theologian and political theorist Nicholas of Cusa.


Pdf ebook: Leon Battista Alberti and Nicholas Cusanus

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Summary: Providing a fresh evaluation of Alberti’s text On Painting (1435), along with comparisons to various works of Nicholas Cusanus - particularly his Vision

  • Author : Dr Charles H Carman
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472429257
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 218
  • Language: English
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Description: Providing a fresh evaluation of Alberti’s text On Painting (1435), along with comparisons to various works of Nicholas Cusanus - particularly his Vision of God (1450) - this study reveals a shared epistemology of vision. And, the author argues, it is one that reflects a more deeply Christian Neoplatonic ideal than is typically accorded Alberti. Whether regarding his purpose in teaching the use of a geometric single point perspective system, or more broadly in rendering forms naturalistically, the emphasis leans toward the ideal of Renaissance art as highly rational. There remains the impression that the principle aim of the painter is to create objective, even illusionistic images. A close reading of Alberti’s text, however, including some adjustments in translation, points rather towards an emphasis on discerning the spiritual in the material. Alberti’s use of the tropes Minerva and Narcissus, for example, indicates the opposing characteristics of wisdom and sense certainty that function dialectically to foster the traditional importance of seeing with the eye of the intellect rather than merely with physical eyes. In this sense these figures also set the context for his, and, as the author explains, Brunelleschi’s earlier invention of this perspective system that posits not so much an objective seeing as an opposition of finite and infinite seeing, which, moreover, approximates Cusanus’s famous notion of a coincidence of opposites. Together with Alberti’s and Cusanus’s ideals of vision, extensive analysis of art works discloses a ubiquitous commitment to stimulating an intellectual perception of divine, essential, and unseen realities that enliven the visible material world.


Pdf ebook: Echoes of Aquinas in Cusanus's Vision of Man

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Summary: This book examines the influence of Saint Thomas Aquinas upon Nicholas of Cusa’s (Cusanus) doctrine of human nature. It explores this influence against t

  • Author : Markus Führer
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739187414
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 252
  • Language: English
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Description: This book examines the influence of Saint Thomas Aquinas upon Nicholas of Cusa’s (Cusanus) doctrine of human nature. It explores this influence against the background of other authors associated with Cusanus’ own generation of philosophers in order to demonstrate the uniqueness of Cusanus’ use of Aquinas.


Pdf ebook: Active Perception in the History of Philosophy

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Summary: The aim of the present work is to show the roots of the conception of perception as an active process, tracing the history of its development from Plato to

  • Author : José Filipe Silva,Mikko Yrjönsuuri
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3319043617
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 293
  • Language: English
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Description: The aim of the present work is to show the roots of the conception of perception as an active process, tracing the history of its development from Plato to modern philosophy. The contributors inquire into what activity is taken to mean in different theories, challenging traditional historical accounts of perception that stress the passivity of percipients in coming to know the external world. Special attention is paid to the psychological and physiological mechanisms of perception, rational and non-rational perception and the role of awareness in the perceptual process. Perception has often been conceived as a process in which the passive aspects - such as the reception of sensory stimuli - were stressed and the active ones overlooked. However, during recent decades research in cognitive science and philosophy of mind has emphasized the activity of the subject in the process of sense perception, often associating this activity to the notions of attention and intentionality. Although it is recognized that there are ancient roots to the view that perception is fundamentally active, the history remains largely unexplored. The book is directed to all those interested in contemporary debates in the fields of philosophy of mind and cognitive psychology who would like to become acquainted with the historical background of active perception, but for historical reliability the aim is to make no compromises.


Pdf ebook: Nicholas of Cusa - A Companion to his Life and his Times

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Summary: This work is a guide to the life, thought and activities of Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464), the great fifteenth-century philosopher, theologian, jurist, auth

  • Author : Morimichi Watanabe,Edited by Gerald Christianson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317087526
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
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Description: This work is a guide to the life, thought and activities of Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464), the great fifteenth-century philosopher, theologian, jurist, author of mystical and ecclesiastical treatises, cardinal and reformer. It is intended not only for advanced scholars, but also for beginners and those simply curious about a man who has been called 'one of the greatest Germans of the fifteenth century' and a 'medieval thinker for the modern age'. The book provides a series of detailed but readable essays on ideas, persons, and places, a work developed over the course of nearly three decades. First, it contains articles on the important events and concepts that affected Cusanus--philosophical, religious, intellectual and political. Then it turns to his precursors and contemporaries, both friendly and critical. These include philosophers, theologians, politicians, and canon lawyers. And third, the book follows the footsteps of the man from Kues and examines various sites where he lived, studied, or visited. Because the author has also visited many of these sites, he can contribute personal observations to enliven the journey. To add to the book's usefulness as a resource and reference tool, each entry is followed by a bibliography containing both recent and older works. The purpose of the volume is to gain a greater appreciation of Cusanus and his legacy by striving for a total view of his thought and experience instead of narrowly focusing on specific philosophical, theological or intellectual ideas, or certain periods of his activities in isolation from other facets of this compelling figure.


Pdf ebook: The Platonic Tradition in the Middle Ages

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Summary: This collection of essays delineates the history of the rather disparate intellectual tradition usually labeled as "Platonic" or "Neoplatonic". In chronolo

  • Author : Stephen Gersh,Maarten J.F.M. Hoenen
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110908492
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 474
  • Language: English
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Description: This collection of essays delineates the history of the rather disparate intellectual tradition usually labeled as "Platonic" or "Neoplatonic". In chronological order, the book covers the most eminent philosophic schools of thought within that tradition. The most important terms of the Platonic tradition are studied together with a discussion of their semantic implications, the philosophical and theological claims associated with the terms, the sources that furnish the terms, and the intellectual traditions aligned with or opposed to them. The contributors thereby provide a vivid intellectual map of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. Contributions are written in English or German.


Pdf ebook: Towards a Philosophy of Photography

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Summary: Media philosopher Vilém Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science

  • Author : Vilém Flusser
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1780232446
  • Genre: Photography
  • Number of Pages: 94
  • Language: English
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Description: Media philosopher Vilém Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them. Flusser showed how the transformation of textual into visual culture (from the linearity of history into the two-dimensionality of magic) and of industrial into post-industrial society (from work into leisure) went hand in hand, and how photography allows us to read and interpret these changes with particular clarity.


Pdf ebook: The Speculative Turn

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Summary: Continental philosophy has entered a new period of ferment. The long deconstructionist era was followed with a period dominated by Deleuze, which has in tu

  • Author : Levi Bryant,Nick Srnicek,Graham Harman
  • Publisher: re.press
  • ISBN: 0980668344
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 430
  • Language: English
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Description: Continental philosophy has entered a new period of ferment. The long deconstructionist era was followed with a period dominated by Deleuze, which has in turn evolved into a new situation still difficult to define. However, one common thread running through the new brand of continental positions is a renewed attention to materialist and realist options in philosophy. Among the leaders of the established generation, this new focus takes numerous forms. It might be hard to find many shared positions in the writings of Badiou, DeLanda, Laruelle, Latour, Stengers, and i ek, but what is missing from their positions is an obsession with the critique of written texts. All of them elaborate a positive ontology, despite the incompatibility of their results. Meanwhile, the new generation of continental thinkers is pushing these trends still further, as seen in currents ranging from transcendental materialism to the London-based speculative realism movement to new revivals of Derrida. As indicated by the title The Speculative Turn, the new currents of continental philosophy depart from the text-centered hermeneutic models of the past and engage in daring speculations about the nature of reality itself. This anthology assembles authors, of several generations and numerous nationalities, who will be at the centre of debate in continental philosophy for decades to come."


Pdf ebook: International Handbook of Cooperative Law

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Summary: The degree of development reached by cooperatives of different sectors throughout the world, which among others led to the UN declaring 2012 as the Interna

  • Author : Dante Cracogna,Antonio Fici,Hagen Henrÿ
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642301290
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 823
  • Language: English
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Description: The degree of development reached by cooperatives of different sectors throughout the world, which among others led to the UN declaring 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, needs to be accompanied by a similar development of corresponding legislation. To this end, a better knowledge of cooperative law from the comparative point of view, as has already been established for other types of enterprises, becomes of great importance. This book strives to fill this gap, and is divided into four parts. The first part offers an analytic and conceptual framework with which to understand, study and assess cooperative law from a transnational and comparative perspective. The second part includes several chapters dealing with attempts to harmonize cooperative laws. The third part contains an overview of more than 30 national cooperative laws, while the last part summarizes and compares these national cooperative laws, thus laying the foundation for a comparative cooperative law doctrine.


Pdf ebook: Photographer's Guide to the Canon Powershot S95

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Summary: This book, a complete guide to the operation and features of the Canon PowerShot S95, is a follow-up to the author's earlier guides to advanced compact dig

  • Author : Alexander S. White
  • Publisher: White Knight Press
  • ISBN: 0964987562
  • Genre: Photography
  • Number of Pages: 258
  • Language: English
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Description: This book, a complete guide to the operation and features of the Canon PowerShot S95, is a follow-up to the author's earlier guides to advanced compact digital cameras, including the Leica D-Lux 4 and D-Lux 5, and the Panasonic Lumix LX3 and LX5. The new book, like the earlier ones, explains all operations, features, menus, and controls of the camera in clear language, providing guidance not only about how to accomplish things with the camera, but when and why to use certain features. The book does not assume any specialized knowledge by the reader, but adopts a patient and helpful tone in explaining topics such as autofocus, manual focus, depth of field, aperture priority, shutter priority, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, and RAW files. The book's more than 170 color photographs provide illustrations of the camera's controls and menus, and also include examples of the various types of photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the My Colors settings, which let the photographer alter the color processing of images; the Scene mode, with settings that are optimized for various subjects, including landscapes, portraits, and underwater shots; and special features such as the Smart Shutter and Miniature Effect options. In addition, the book goes beyond the realm of everyday photography, and provides introductions to more advanced topics such as infrared photography, street photography, macro photography and creating 3D (three-dimensional) images that can be viewed with conventional red and blue 3D glasses. The book also includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the PowerShot S95, which can record high-definition (HD) video with stereo sound. In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories available for the camera, sets forth a list of useful web sites and other resources for further information, and includes a section with helpful "quick tips" that give particular insights into how to take advantage of the camera's advanced features in the most efficient ways possible. The book includes a detailed Table of Contents and a full Index, so the reader can quickly find needed information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.


Pdf ebook: Political Science Research Methods in Action

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Summary: Through accounts from innovative research projects by world-leading political scientists, this volume offers a unique perspective on research methodology.

  • Author : M. Bruter,M. Lodge
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137318260
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 261
  • Language: English
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Description: Through accounts from innovative research projects by world-leading political scientists, this volume offers a unique perspective on research methodology. It discusses the practical and intellectual dilemmas researchers face throughout the research process in a wide range of fields from implicit attitude testing to media analysis and interviews.


Pdf ebook: Jungian Perspectives on Indeterminate States

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Summary: In Jungian Perspectives on Indeterminate States: Betwixt and Between Borders, Elizabeth Brodersen and Pilar Amezaga bring together leading international co

  • Author : Elizabeth Brodersen,Pilar Amezaga
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000168093
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 270
  • Language: English
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Description: In Jungian Perspectives on Indeterminate States: Betwixt and Between Borders, Elizabeth Brodersen and Pilar Amezaga bring together leading international contributors to analyse and interpret the psychological impact of contemporary border crossing - both literally and figuratively. Each chapter assesses key themes such as migration, culture, gender and identity formation, through a Jungian lens. All the contributors sensitively explore how creative forms can help mitigate the trauma experienced when one is forced to leave safety and enter unknown territory, and examines the specific role of indeterminacy, liminality and symbols as transformers at the border between culture, race and gender. The book asks whether we are able to hold these indeterminate states as creative liminal manifestations pointing to new forms, integrate the shadow ‘other’ as potential, and allow sufficient cross-border migration and fertilization as permissible. It makes clear that societal conflict represents a struggle for recognition and identity and elucidates the negative experiences of authoritarian structures attached to disrespect and misrecognitions. This interdisciplinary collection will offer key insight for Jungian analysts in practice and in training, psychotherapists, anthropologists, political and cultural theorists, and postgraduate researchers in psychosocial studies. It will also be of great interest to readers interested in migration, sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity studies.


Pdf ebook: Exploring Classical Greek Construction Problems with Interactive Geometry Software

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Summary: In this book the classical Greek construction problems are explored in a didactical, enquiry based fashion using Interactive Geometry Software (IGS). The b

  • Author : Ad Meskens,Paul Tytgat
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser
  • ISBN: 3319428632
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Number of Pages: 185
  • Language: English
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Description: In this book the classical Greek construction problems are explored in a didactical, enquiry based fashion using Interactive Geometry Software (IGS). The book traces the history of these problems, stating them in modern terminology. By focusing on constructions and the use of IGS the reader is confronted with the same problems that ancient mathematicians once faced. The reader can step into the footsteps of Euclid, Viète and Cusanus amongst others and then by experimenting and discovering geometric relationships far exceed their accomplishments. Exploring these problems with the neusis-method lets him discover a class of interesting curves. By experimenting he will gain a deeper understanding of how mathematics is created. More than 100 exercises guide him through methods which were developed to try and solve the problems. The exercises are at the level of undergraduate students and only require knowledge of elementary Euclidean geometry and pre-calculus algebra. It is especially well-suited for those students who are thinking of becoming a mathematics teacher and for mathematics teachers.


Pdf ebook: Understanding Military Workforce Productivity

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Summary: From the stresses of repeated deployments to the difficulties of re-entry into civilian life, we are just beginning to understand how protracted conflicts,

  • Author : Robert M. Bray,Laurel L. Hourani,Jason Williams,Marian E. Lane,Mary Ellen Marsden
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387783032
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 188
  • Language: English
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Description: From the stresses of repeated deployments to the difficulties of re-entry into civilian life, we are just beginning to understand how protracted conflicts, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan, are affecting service members. Issues such as risky health behaviors and chemical dependence raise productivity concerns as they do with all organizations, but they also have a profound impact on the safety and readiness of troops--and by extension, the military as a whole--in life-or-death situations. Understanding Military Workforce Productivity cuts through the myths and misconceptions about the health and resilience of today's active-duty armed forces. This first-of-its-kind volume presents up-to-date findings across service branches in core health areas including illness and injury, alcohol and drug abuse, tobacco use, obesity, and mental health. The short- and long-term implications discussed relate to the quality of the lives of service members and their families, the quality and preparedness of the military as a workforce, and prevention and intervention efforts. The book: Presents data from ten large-scale health behavior surveys sponsored by the Department of Defense. Offers background context for understanding health and behavioral health and productivity among service members. Introduces a health and behavioral health model of productivity loss in the armed forces. Compares key indicators of substance abuse, health, and mental health in military and civilian populations. Reviews approaches for improving military productivity. Identifies areas for further study. Understanding Military Workforce Productivity offers a rare close-up of health issues in the services, making it an invaluable source of information for practitioners and researchers in mental health, substance abuse, health behaviors, and military behavioral health.


Pdf ebook: Ethische und interreligiöse Kompetenzen in der Pflege

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Summary: Die Unterrichtsmaterialien vermitteln Auszubildenden der Alten-, Gesundheits- und Krankenpflege gezielt diese unverzichtbaren Kompetenzen. So können sie a

  • Author : Heinrich Merkt,Friedrich Schweitzer,Albert Biesinger,Margrit Schlipf
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 3647702129
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 190
  • Language: English
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Description: Die Unterrichtsmaterialien vermitteln Auszubildenden der Alten-, Gesundheits- und Krankenpflege gezielt diese unverzichtbaren Kompetenzen. So können sie auf die religiösen Prägungen von Pflegenehmenden professionell eingehen. Neun Unterrichtsmodule fördern interreligiöse Kompetenzen im pflegerischen Umgang mit Menschen jeden Lebensalters, sensibilisieren für religiöse Bedürfnisse in vielfältigen Pflegesituationen und vermitteln die Fähigkeit, religiöse Ressourcen für konstruktive Konfliktlösungen im Pflegealltag nutzen zu können. Die Module bieten praktische Lernmaterialien und -methoden für Auszubildende und wichtige inhaltliche und didaktische Hintergrundinformationen für Lehrende.


Pdf ebook: CSR im Gesundheitswesen

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Summary: Dieses Buch greift einen aktuellen Diskurs zur Corporate Social Responsibility von Organisationen im Zusammenhang mit Nachhaltigkeit auf und schafft ein ne

  • Author : Katrin Keller,Franz Lorenz
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3662559374
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 408
  • Language: English
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Description: Dieses Buch greift einen aktuellen Diskurs zur Corporate Social Responsibility von Organisationen im Zusammenhang mit Nachhaltigkeit auf und schafft ein neues Paradigma. Nach Jahren der Fokussierung auf Optimierungsprozesse und Effizienzsteigerung bildet der Paradigmenwechsel die Zentrierung auf Effektivitätssteigerung. Nicht mehr nur die Dinge richtig machen, sondern die richtigen Dinge richtig zu machen ist die Forderung aus CSR, die sich in ein Mentales Modell der Vereinbarkeit von Ökonomie, Ökologie, sozialer Verantwortung und regionaler Wirksamkeit einbettet. Sie ist damit ein Beitrag zu einer umfassenden Unternehmensphilosophie. Neben den konzeptuellen, theoriegeleiteten Grundlagen und der Verortungen von Nachhaltigkeit in den Bezugsdisziplinen Betriebswirtschaft, Soziologie und Führungslehre bieten die Beiträge Denkanstöße und Ideen zur Realisierung von Nachhaltigkeit auf der Ebene der Personalentwicklung und der Organisationsentwicklung.Wie durch Projekte Nachhaltigkeit in Einrichtungen erzielen werden kann und wie stark dieser Ansatz organisationale Wirkkräfte freisetzt, ist ein weiterer Schwerpunkt der Beiträge, die von Experten des Gesundheits- und Bildungswesens vorgestellt werden.Insgesamt bietet das vorliegende Buch einen ersten Versuch die Nachhaltigkeitsdebatte in Einrichtungen des Gesundheits- und Sozialwesens zu beschreiben und damit einen Beitrag zu leisten, der den Paradigmenwechsel von externer Quantitätskontrolle hin zum intrinsischen gesteuerter Lust am Gestaltung unterstützt.


Pdf ebook: Pränatalmedizin

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Summary: Die europaweite Einführung neuer, leicht zugänglicher und nicht-invasiver pränataler Gendiagnostik führt zu unterschiedlich gelagerten Diskussionen üb

  • Author : Florian Steger,Marcin Orzechowski,Maximilian Schochow
  • Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
  • ISBN: 3495817212
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
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Description: Die europaweite Einführung neuer, leicht zugänglicher und nicht-invasiver pränataler Gendiagnostik führt zu unterschiedlich gelagerten Diskussionen über die Chancen und Risiken genetischer Diagnostik. In diesen Debatten herrscht in einem Punkt weitgehende Einigkeit: nicht-invasive genetische Bluttests stellen neue ethische, juristische und gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen dar. Die schnelle und kostengünstige Verfügbarkeit dieser Gentests würde dazu führen, dass jene Tests immer mehr fester Bestandteil der pränatalen Standarddiagnostik werden. Damit würden das Recht der Mutter auf Nichtwissen und ihre Selbstbestimmung beschnitten. Denn die Verfügbarkeit dieser Technik würde mit der Erwartung einhergehen, diese dann auch zu nutzen. Es werden einerseits die Vorteile der nicht-invasiven gegenüber der invasiven Pränataldiagnostik betont, welche mit Komplikationen für Mutter und Kind verbunden sein kann. Andererseits finden sich zahlreiche Positionen, die generell pränatale Gendiagnostik ablehnen, da sie keinen therapeutischen Nutzen habe. In dem Sammelband diskutieren Nachwuchswissenschaftler und international ausgewiesene Experten aus verschiedenen Fachbereichen die ethischen, rechtlichen und gesellschaftlichen Fragestellungen, welche die neuesten Entwicklungen im Bereich Pränatalmedizin aufwerfen.


Pdf ebook: "Wissendes Nichtwissen" oder "gutes Wissen"?

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Summary: Nicolaus Cusanus und Wáng Yángmíng philosophieren an der Grenze möglichen Denkens. Die Komparatistik der basalen Problemhorizonte und Kernthemen ihrer

  • Author : David Bartosch
  • Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink
  • ISBN: 3846758477
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 826
  • Language: English
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Description: Nicolaus Cusanus und Wáng Yángmíng philosophieren an der Grenze möglichen Denkens. Die Komparatistik der basalen Problemhorizonte und Kernthemen ihrer epochalen Reflexionen weist auf die Unterschiede beider Philosophiekulturen hin. Als wichtige Vordenker der Moderne entwickeln beide jeweils eine umfassende Logik der Selbsterschließung. Dabei werden unabhängig voneinander acht komparable Problemhorizonte ersichtlich: umfassende Kreativität, menschliche Selbstreflexivität, die Unsagbarkeit des Grundes der Sprache, Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Wissens, Selbstperfektion, Gewissen, Moralität und Liebe. Mittels einer innovativen Reflexionsbegrifflichkeit werden zentrale Paradigmen, Begriffe und Metaphern beider Denker umfassend analysiert, erstmals aufeinander abgebildet und beispielhaft erschlossen.