The Illusion of Trust

Toward a Medical Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age

Author: E.R. DuBose

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401104816

Category: Philosophy

Page: 141

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This book is about trust and its implications for a medical theological ethics. Beginning with its earliest work, there has been attention to trust running through the bioethics literature in the United States, and much of this discussion has examined its theological elements. Clearly, trust is indispensable when describing the patient-physician relationship, so why is there a need for yet another study? There is no doubt that people generally trust physicians. Traditionally the physician is the patient's fiduciary agent, whose sole obligation is to act only in the patient's best interest. In recent times, however, there is a perception on the part of people within and without health care that physicians have other obligations that compete with their obligation to the patient. If we acknowledge that one price for the successes of technological biomedicine is high in terms of financial cost, another price of Sllccess seems to be distrust, cynicism, and suspicion directed by the public toward the medical profes sion. If this uneasiness is the price society pays for medical success, what is the price of success for the doctor? Because of their role within the social order, physicians have claimed and been granted autonomy, authority, and special status. In return, the profes sion has pledged to serve the well-being and interests of humankind. This fiduciary commitment becomes a taken-for-granted aspect of the physician's identity, both for the physician for whom this dedication is definitional and for the public which expects trustworthy service from this person.

The Illusion of Public Opinion

Fact and Artifact in American Public Opinion Polls

Author: George F. Bishop

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742516458

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

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In a rigorous critique of public opinion polling in the U.S., George F. Bishop makes the case that a lot of what passes as "public opinion" in mass media today is an illusion, an artifact of measurement created by vague or misleading survey questions presented to respondents who typically construct their opinions on the spot. Using evidence from a wide variety of data sources, Bishop shows that widespread public ignorance and poorly informed opinions are the norm rather than definitive public opinion on key political, social, and cultural issues of the day. The Illusion of Public Opinion presents a number of cautionary tales about how American public opinion has supposedly changed since 9/11, amplified by additional examples on other occasions drawn from the American National Election Studies. Bishop's analysis of the pitfalls of asking survey questions and interpreting poll results leads the reader to a more skeptical appreciation of the art and science of public opinion polling as it is practiced today.

The Illusion of Leadership

Directing Creativity in Business and the Arts

Author: P. Ibbotson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230202004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 157

View: 798

People need a degree of free choice for creativity and change to happen. But they must also have boundaries. At one level this is what politics and business are all about. Too much of the wrong sort of control and the system becomes bureaucratic or tyrannical, too little and it becomes arbitrary and chaotic.

The Illusion of Risk Control

What Does it Take to Live With Uncertainty?

Author: Gilles Motet,Corinne Bieder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319329391

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 8515

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book explores the implications of acknowledging uncertainty and black swans for regulation of high-hazard technologies, for stakeholder acceptability of potentially hazardous activities and for risk governance. The conventional approach to risk assessment, which combines the likelihood of an event and the severity of its consequences, is poorly suited to situations where uncertainty and ambiguity are prominent features of the risk landscape. The new definition of risk used by ISO, “the effect of uncertainty on [achievement of] one’s objectives”, recognizes this paradigm change. What lessons can we draw from the management of fire hazards in Edo-era Japan? Are there situations in which increasing uncertainty allows more effective safety management? How should society address the risk of potentially planet-destroying scientific experiments? This book presents insights from leading scholars in different disciplines to challenge current risk governance and safety management practice.

An Illusion of Trust

Sequel to the Brevity of Roses

Author: Linda Cassidy Lewis

Publisher: Two Four Six Publishing

ISBN: 9780983336525


Page: 343

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In this sequel to "The Brevity of Roses," Renee Vaziri discovers that even when your dreams come true your nightmares remain. When Renee Marshall locked the door on her dark past and married Jalal Vaziri, she hoped for a quiet life in a California coastal town. Now, with a sexy, adoring, wealthy husband, one beautiful child and another on the way, she dares to believe happily ever after could be her future. But doors don't always stay locked. As the stress of living in Jalal's high-society world increases, the traumas of Renee's past begin to poison the present and threaten to destroy everything she treasures. Is it her imagination or is Jalal keeping a secret that will end their marriage and rip her children from her life? And could it involve Diane, the woman who reminds Renee too much of Jalal's beloved first wife?

Nothing Personal: Seeing Beyond the Illusion of a Separate Self

Author: Nirmala

Publisher: Endless Satsang Foundation

ISBN: 9781452304366

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 3567

Advaita and nondual teachings are about finding the Truth. This Truth is not a dogma that you study; it is the Truth about life †the Truth about who you really are. This Truth is discovered, not learned. It is discovered through sincerely inquiring, Who am I? What you discover is that who you are has nothing to do with self-images or roles and everything to do with what you experience when you ask this question. What you discover is that who you think of yourself as is just that †a thought! And beyond that thought is a great Mystery †an experience of nothingness, which is your true nature.Nothing Personal leads you to the experience of your true nature and helps you explore its depth. Through exposition, questions and dialogues, it brings you to a place of realization of the Truth: you are that spacious Awareness in which everything appears, including your thoughts and feelings. Your thoughts and feelings do not define you but merely appear within Consciousness along with everything else. This Consciousness is who you are.Nothing Personal offers a gentle and persistent guide to seeing the underlying truth of your ultimate nature. In this concisely edited collection of satsang talks and dialogues, you are invited to honor the limitless love that is your true nature and to enjoy the sweet richness that is revealed when you give this Truth your undivided attention.From the introduction:Unlike most books, this one is not meant to add to your knowledge or understanding. It is about the Truth that cannot be spoken or written. Although the Truth cannot be contained in this or any other book, each word written here is intended to point you toward that Truth. Many of the words and ideas may seem paradoxical or contradictory because what they point to is larger than our conceptual frameworks. Many questions are asked, which are not answered anywhere in the book. Find out what the experience is like to ask yourself these questions, even if they leave you emptier of knowledge and understanding. In this emptying, you just may discover what you are looking for.The Truth is revealed when we allow ourselves to not know, so I invite you to set aside all that you know for the time being and allow yourself to look with innocent eyes at what the words are attempting to unveil. Take the time to experience the unspoken truth in each section before moving on to the next. Resist the temptation to read these words with your mind, which is likely to rush right past the Truth. Allow the words to sink into your heart and reveal the truth of who you are.

The Illusion of Accountability in the European Union

Author: Sverker Gustavsson,Christer Karlsson,Thomas Persson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113522059X

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This book examines accountability in the EU from different perspectives and considers whether EU citizens have real opportunities for holding decision-makers accountable. This book critically analyses five arguments which claim there are sufficient means for holding decision-makers to account in the Union. The authors examine: The argument that we should rethink the meaning of accountability in the EU context The claim that there is no accountability deficit in the EU because member states have the power to retrieve all delegated competencies The assertion that EU citizens have effective mechanisms for holding those responsible for legislative decision-making to account The contention that the arrangements that obtain at present for holding the executive power in the EU to account are acceptable The belief that the involvement of organised civil society can work as an alternative to traditional forms of accountability The main conclusion is that the current institutional set-up and practice of decision-making in the EU is one that merely creates an illusion of accountability. Using a strict framework focusing on the difference between formal mechanisms and actual opportunities for accountability, this highly coherent volume will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, especially those interested in the democratic foundations of the European political system.

The Illusion of Management Control

A Systems Theoretical Approach to Managerial Technologies

Author: Niels Thygesen

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230272940

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

View: 2607

The editor and authors of this book aim to show how systems theory can help us to understand the reproductive effects of technology upon management. They bring together a series of empirical cases that draw upon the work of German sociologist Niklas Luhmann, and particularly his systems theoretical concept of technology. Each case singles out specific regulatory tools and explores how existing paradoxes of control emerge within public organizations or efforts to organize the public

Trust and Human Resource Management

Author: Rosalind Searle,Denise Skinner

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857932004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

View: 6720

'This is an extremely welcome and timely contribution which extends our understanding of the relationship between trust and HRM in organizations, a relationship which has until now been under explored. This excellent edited collection explores trust in the context of HRM stage by stage from pre-entry to exit in a thoughtful and provocative way. In each chapter leading scholars in the trust and HRM fields highlight critical issues for both researchers and practitioners to consider. Key reading for anyone interested in how HRM can enhance and develop trust and how trust can contribute to the success of HRM.' – Antoinette Weibel, University of Konstanz, Germany and President of First International Network on Trust 'The issue of trust in organizations is an extremely important one, given the global economic situation. This edited collection is outstanding, comprised of the leading academics in the field and highlighting the challenges for HR over the coming decade. A must read for those in HRM, if we are to build trust in organizations in the future.' – Cary L. Cooper, CBE, Lancaster University Management School, UK An organization's human resource management (HRM) policies and their implementation have long been claimed to influence trust within an organizational environment. However there has, until now, been a limited examination of the relationship between the two. In this unique book, the contributors explore the HRM cycle from entry to exit, and examine in detail the issue of trust and its links with HRM. Each chapter takes an aspect of HRM including; selection, performance management, careers and personal development, training, change management and exit, and offers a new understanding and insight into the role, importance and challenges to trust within these processes. This timely book will prove to be an invaluable resource for academics interested in trust, HR and organizational behaviour. HR professionals should also not be without this path-breaking study.

John Maynard Keynes and the Economy of Trust

The Relevance of the Keynesian Social Thought in a Global Society

Author: D. Padua

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137467231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

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Why does trust collapse in times of crisis? And when, instead, does it become a driver of growth, generating value? Through a sociological interpretation of the thought of John Maynard Keynes, Padua introduces the innovative concepts of Economy of Trust and Nominal Economy within the context of the 2008 financial crisis.

The Generation of Trust

Public Confidence in the U.S. Military Since Vietnam

Author: David C. King,Zachary Karabell

Publisher: American Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 9780844741888

Category: History

Page: 111

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In the days following the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., public trust and confidence in the federal government soared, despite a catastrophic failure to detect and deflect the terrorist attacks. Two weeks after the terrorist attacks, 64 percent of those responding to a Washington Post poll said they trust the government in Washington to do what is right 'just about always' or 'most of the time.' In April 2000, just 30 percent of Americans showed such support. That we trust in the federal government in times of need is no surprise, but at least since the early 1970s, most Americans claimed not to trust the federal government most of the time - until recently. In The Generation of Trust, David C. King and Zachary Karabell show that the rally-around-the-flag effect we have seen since September 11 is part of a longer trend partly driven by a new generation of Americans, largely Generation X (born 1961 through 1975) and especially Millenials (born after 1975). The authors look at why this new generation trusts the government and especially the U.S. military more deeply that their Baby Boomer parents ever have. Relying upon extensive polling data, T

Exploring the Illusion of Free Will

Eighteen Episodes from the World's First Television Series about the Causal, Unconscious Nature of Human Will

Author: George Ortega

Publisher: George Ortega


Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

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Note: The author, a cognitive-behavioral psychologist, unabashedly leads the reader through extensive review of the work's major themes and concepts. George Ortega's brilliant and compelling Exploring the Illusion of Free Will is likely to become an historic document. Earlier attempts by a relatively few authors have failed to convince the world that free will is an illusion. However, Ortega's edited transcript of the first 18 episodes of his pioneering Exploring the Illusion of Free Will weekly television series seems likely to succeed. Table of Contents Introduction 2 1. How I Came to See My Causal Will 6 2. Proving Causal Will in Real Time 14 3. Morality Within a Causal Will Perspective 21 4. What it All Means 29 5. We Do Not "Experience" Free Will 37 6. How the Hedonic Imperative Makes Free Will Impossible 46 7. How the Unsolicited Participation of the Unconscious Makes Free Will Impossible 54 8. Asking When a Child Gains it Illuminates the Incoherence of the Concept "Free Will" 63 9. Overcoming our Reluctance to Overcome the Illusion of Free Will 7110. Why Change as the Basic Universal Process Makes Free Will Impossible 81 11. The Absurdity of Varying Degrees of Free Will 9112. Why the Concept of Free Will is Incoherent 10013. Overcoming Blame, Guilt, Envy and Arrogance by Overcoming the Illusion of Free Will 10814. Why Both Causality and Randomness Make Free Will Impossible 11715. Why Frankfurt's “Second Order Desires” Do Not Allow for a Free Will 12716. Overcoming the Illusion of Free Will as an Evolutionary Leap in Human Consciousness 13717. Revitalizing Religion through Transcending the Illusion of Free Will 14718. Why Humans Cannot Circumvent Natural Law to Gain a Free WillIntroduction 156From the Introduction - For we who appreciate speedily arriving at the heart of a matter, here's how to disprove any free will argument in two easy steps: 1. Ask the free will believer to give an example of a choice they consider to be freely willed. 2. Ask the free will believer to say whether or not that choice was caused. Congratulations; you've just succeeded. If the free will believer says the choice was caused, the ensuing causal regression makes free will impossible. If the free will believer says the choice was uncaused, that would mean the choice was random. Random thoughts are clearly not what we mean when we refer to a choice as freely willed. You can easily apply this two-step refutation to any, and all, free will arguments. That's the long and short of it; now the details.From the author: Because of the significance of this very likely world-changing book, I've chosen to, as much as possible and practical, not financially profit from it's sale. For my book to be listed on, Amazon's CreateSpace publishing service requires that I set my list price above $7.03, so I've set it to $7.04. I've also published a FREE online, downloadable, edition at Google Books and The Internet Archive. I'd like to publish for Kindle soon, and Amazon's policy requires that authors charge at least 99 cents for the Kindle edition. However, because I've contributed the online edition to the public domain, I'll hopefully be able to publish a free Kindle edition through one of the Internet libraries.

The Illusion of Due Diligence

Notes from the Ciso Underground

Author: Jeffrey S. Bardin,Ben Rothke

Publisher: Jeffrey S Bardin

ISBN: 1451566034

Category: Computers

Page: 214

View: 7063

As a CISO, my job is to protect corporate information assets while ensuring security obligations are met for the business. My job is to ensure shareholders, investors, employees, our customers and their interests are protected. My job is to provide the appropriate level of security for data and data transactions in preventing, detecting and responding to breaches. Regulations have brought information security issues to the forefront expanding funding for technologies, staffing and training. More and more we see exposure of data and leakage of sensitive information. Do corporate boards and the C-Level management staff really understand what it takes to secure customer information? Are they more concerned with perceptions than resolving issues? Being a security professional is a formidable career choice. Security professionals do in fact live by a code of ethics, an ethos that demands we do what is right. To do it right you must take an oath of allegiance to your craft that is not welcome in the corporate world that ultimately employs you. The very credentials that make you marketable are, in the end, the very thing that can put you in the job market, again, and again. Taking ethical stands to live up to the code of the CISSP and the CISM takes courage, tenacity, thick skin and the willingness to walk away from an employer. What do you do when placed in a potentially compromising position? What do you do when ethical behavior, integrity, corporate due diligence and attorney client privilege collide in a cacophony of opinion and negligence? How do you survive when you find yourself in the absolute middle of this vortex? These are true stories of sex, threats of physical harm, impersonation, legal quandaries, embezzlement and lying. How do you keep your job and maintain personal and professional integrity? Should someone go to jail? Do you violate your own ethical canons to protect yourself? Are you wanted for conspiracy for trying to commit security?

The Illusion of Separateness

Author: Simon van Booy

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743254

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In The Illusion of Separateness, award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells the haunting and luminous story of how one man’s act of mercy on a World War II battlefield changes the lives of six strangers across time and place. From wartime Britain and Nazi-occupied France, to modern-day Los Angeles, the characters of this gripping novel – inspired by true events – include a child on the brink of starvation, a blind museum curator looking for love, a German infantryman, and a humble caretaker at a retirement home in Santa Monica. Whether they are pursued by old age, shame, disease, or regret, these incandescent characters remain unaware of their connection until seemingly random acts of selflessness lift a veil to reveal the vital parts they play in each other’s lives.

The Illusion of Ignorance

Constructing the American Encounter with Mexico, 1877-1920

Author: Janice Lee Jayes

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761853545

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 2832

This book examines the American cultural encounter with Porfirian Mexico in order to understand the U.S.encounter with the world. American ignorance of other nations is not merely a barrier to understanding, but a strategy Americans have chosen to maintain their illusion of U.S. international leadership.

Poetic Illusion

Author: E. K. Ellis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475192810

Category: Fiction

Page: 506

View: 4660

Marriage can sometimes be filled with illusions we don't see until we're faced with a cataclysmic awakening.The power of love is put to the test. Life is poetry, love is sacred. Betrayal unravels the foundation of trust exposing the illusion of human perfection. Forgiveness is healing hearts broken. Connubial souls intertwined to become one quintessence and gone is the Poetic Illusion. After nearly twenty-five years, the Harrington's were finding revelations about their marriage and themselves. Questioning their comment to each other and accusing one another of being selfish. Demeaning the character of the other with personal assignation, it's a War of the Roses. A little bit of something was better than a little bit of nothing. Yes the sex was beautiful; nights of passion rocked them harder than a 7.0 earthquake. Sex wasn't enough to compensate for the trouble in the marriage. It couldn't make up for the conflict in their lives. Being good in bed didn't take the place of respect. You couldn't bump and grind away the pain. You didn't confuse obsession with love. Ferrell and David Harrington both had careers they loved. He was a successful jazz musician and the proud owner of a music empire, something he'd worked hard to obtain. With his wife by his side he felt like he owned the world. Ferrell loved her man and stood by him every step of the way on his road to success. Sometimes a woman could lose her identity getting lost in her husband's. Ferrell needed her own individuality and respect from the man who claimed to love her body and soul. Working as a journalist, she'd made a name for herself. Like her husband she'd worked hard to get the recognition in her field. Now Ferrell was blessed with the chance to take her career further. She wanted to step outside her husband's shadow and prove there was more to her than being a wife and mother. David assumed her work, was a passing infatuation. He believed his love was enough to make and keep her happy. She'd never questioned his love for his profession or the desire and determination to succeed at it. He didn't understand her need to go off chasing down danger. He couldn't conceive her love for what she did. He believed the only thing she needed in her life was him. Ferrell believed their love was strong despite the rough patch they were experiencing. She was certain their marriage was sacred and untainted. Secrets have a way of revealing themselves when least expected. Ferrell's world was turned into a kaleidoscope when the truth about an affair her husband's had came to light. But it doesn't' take the Harrington's long to learn what's good for the goose was also good for the gander. In the aftermath it takes deep soul searching on both their parts; uncovering the roles played in the marriage, two wrongs definitely didn't make it right. Coming to terms with and accepting their shortcomings and faults, then each other's. Asking for and receiving forgiveness to do away with the Poetic Illusion in their marriage. In the end having a marriage stronger, built on a solid foundation of love, respect, forgiveness and communication.

Freedom from an Illusion of Freedom

Author: Patrick Lemon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483644499

Category: Self-Help

Page: 293

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First let me mention that the main characters in the book are the readers and the readers are the audience too. Find out how and what character describes you best throughout the novel. Fear is one of the main forces that create this illusion of freedom. "Just because you are scared does not mean you are entitled to back down," (Lemon). Believing the belief that you are free is the very belief that creates this illusion. Then this belief traps you within an illusion of freedom and is the very belief that prevents you from realizing you are not free by any means of what you thought freedom was and what freedom really is. You believing that belief is what prevent you from discovering, seeing, understanding and experiencing what true freedom is and means. My book is a manuscript that offers the following: internal psychology, optimistic/positive psychology, reflective psychology, self-improvement psychology, self-knowledge psychology, therapy, spirituality, sociology, philosophy, workology, streetology, survivology (higher survival awareness /teens and adults), better relationship awareness (work, couples, or in general) and is a parental guide. This is not a conspiracy theory novel nor is it fiction. It is real events and real experiences anyone can experience. This book is a self-improvement; self-developmental novel that shows people how to find and bring out their deep rooted power, true freedom, and potential of which they never knew existed or never knew how to bring out.

No child left behind and the illusion of reform

critical essays by educators

Author: Thomas Stewart Poetter,Joseph C. Wegwert,Catherine Haerr

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: 9780761834304

Category: Education

Page: 132

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No Child Left Behind and the Illusion of Reform highlights the scholarship of eight doctoral students in curriculum and their professor, who took on the legal, political, philosophical, social, cultural, economic, and curricular assumptions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). This book, the manifestation of their work, is a critical examination of the impact of the NCLB on the lives of children, families, and teachers.

The Illusion of Death

Author: John P. Dworetzky


ISBN: 0615205496

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 6744

The Illusion of Death is a rational examination of what might happen to us after we die, guided solely by science, reason, and logic. Each consciousness has its own unique combination of "something" that gives rise to it and it alone, and not to a different consciousness. What, then, is there to prevent the same combination from occurring once again after death, causing each person to be conscious and alive anew? Using the most recent research from fields as disparate as psychology, physics, and philosophy, Dr. John Dworetzky examines the possibilities of an afterlife, and comes to a surprising but comforting conclusion.