Constructing Reality

Quantum Theory and Particle Physics

Author: John Marburger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495593

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Questions of the fundamental nature of matter continue to inspire and engage our imagination. However, the exciting new concepts of strings, supersymmetry and exotic matter build on ideas that are well known to physicists but mysterious and puzzling to people outside of these research fields. Covering key conceptual developments from the last century, this book provides a background to the bold ideas and challenges faced by physicists today. Quantum theory and the Standard Model of particles are explained with minimal mathematics, and advanced topics, such as gauge theory and quantum field theory, are put into context. With concise, lucid explanations, this book is an essential guide to the world of particle physics.

Listening to Culture

Constructing Reality from Everyday Talk

Author: Nandita Chaudhary

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761932017

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 1613

Listening to Culture presents everyday cultural activity in Indian family and community life in order to demonstrate why and how such activity must be encompassed in the study of individuals and collectives. The author explores the rich world of everyday talk--in families, with children, between friends, at the work place--and shows the significance of this domain of social activity for an understanding of culture.

Constructing Reality

Multiple Perspectives in Ulysses and The Waves

Author: Anthony Back

Publisher: N.A


Category: English fiction

Page: 66

View: 9610


(Re)constructing Reality

Complexity in Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet

Author: Linda Stump Rashidi

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820474489

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 143

View: 4576

Among the most brilliant fictional works of the twentieth century, Lawrence Durrell's "Alexandria Quartet" is at once a culmination of modernist literature and an exploration of the conscious construction of truth and reality. Structured to reflect Einstein's relativity theory, the "Alexandria Quartet" is an intricate interweaving of linguistic resources. Using M. A. K. Halliday's systemic linguistic theory of text analysis, "(Re)constructing Reality" probes the inner workings of Durrell's masterpiece to bring us closer to an understanding of how meaning is created. In the process, this book provides insight into both the "Alexandria Quartet" itself, as well as into the linguistic nature of literary composition.

The Construction of Reality

Author: Michael A. Arbib,Mary B. Hesse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521326896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

View: 6439

This book presents an integrated account of how humans 'construct' reality through interaction with the social and physical world around them.

Constructing Social Reality

Self Portraits of Poor Black Adolescents

Author: Loretta Brunious

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351226924

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 7991

This book examines how black children who grow up in an impoverished environment construct their social reality, and why this process is a particulary critical factor in their perception and creation of self. It argues that black disadvantaged children develop a lifestyle and adopt values based on an identity grounded in racism, inequality, violence and poverty. "Constructing Social Relaity: Self Portraits of poor Black Adolescents" makes a valuable contribution to the scholarship by investigating the phenomena of poverty from cognitive, linguistic, and experiential persepctives in the lives of disadvantaged black adolescents.

Constructing Reality

Constructivism and Narration in John Fowles's The Magus

Author: Barbara Rommerskirchen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631353851

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

View: 1424

Is Lily-Julie just a projection of Nicholas's own desires? Is reality just a projection of our own ideas? The former is one of the central questions in John Fowles's novel The Magus; the latter is the nucleus of constructivism. This study traces construct

Pragmatism and Sociology

Author: Emile Durkheim,John B. Allcock

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521246866

Category: Political Science

Page: 143

View: 5664


The Social Construction of Reality

A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

Author: Peter L. Berger,Thomas Luckmann

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453215468

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 5650

The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge—the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction,effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy.

LEGO and Philosophy

Constructing Reality Brick By Brick

Author: Roy T. Cook,Sondra Bacharach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119193990

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 4726

How profound is a little plastic building block? It turns out the answer is “very”! 22 chapters explore philosophy through the world of LEGO which encompasses the iconic brick itself as well as the animated televisions shows, feature films, a vibrant adult fan base with over a dozen yearly conventions, an educational robotics program, an award winning series of videogames, hundreds of books, magazines, and comics, a team-building workshop program for businesses and much, much more. Dives into the many philosophical ideas raised by LEGO bricks and the global multimedia phenomenon they have created Tackles metaphysical, logical, moral, and conceptual issues in a series of fascinating and stimulating essays Introduces key areas of philosophy through topics such as creativity and play, conformity and autonomy, consumption and culture, authenticity and identity, architecture, mathematics, intellectual property, business and environmental ethics Written by a global group of esteemed philosophers and LEGO fans A lively philosophical discussion of bricks, minifigures, and the LEGO world that will appeal to LEGO fans and armchair philosophers alike

Software Development and Reality Construction

Author: Christiane Floyd,Heinz Züllighoven,Reinhard Budde,Reinhard Keil-Slawik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642768172

Category: Computers

Page: 477

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The present book is based on the conference Software Development and Reality Construction held at SchloB Eringerfeld in Germany, September 25 - 30, 1988. This was organized by the Technical University of Berlin (TUB) in cooperation with the German National Research Center for Computer Science (GMD), Sankt Augustin, and sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation whose financial support we gratefully acknowledge. The conference was an interdisciplinary scientific and cultural event aimed at promoting discussion on the nature of computer science as a scientific discipline and on the theoretical foundations and systemic practice required for human-oriented system design. In keeping with the conversational style of the conference, the book comprises a series of individual contributions, arranged so as to form a coherent whole. Some authors reflect on their practice in computer science and system design. Others start from approaches developed in the humanities and the social sciences for understanding human learning and creativity, individual and cooperative work, and the interrelation between technology and organizations. Thus, each contribution makes its specific point and can be read on its own merit. But, at the same time, it takes its place as a chapter in the book, along with all the other contributions, to give what seemed to us a meaningful overall line of argumentation. This required careful editorial coordination, and we are grateful to all the authors for bearing with us throughout the slow genesis of the book and for complying with our requests for extensive revision of some of the manuscripts.

The Construction of Reality in the Child

Author: Jean Piaget

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415210003

Category: Psychology

Page: 386

View: 9453

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.