Against Common Sense

Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice

Author: Kevin K. Kumashiro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135198055

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Drawing on his own experience teaching diverse grades and subjects, Kevin Kumashiro examines aspects of teaching and learning toward social justice, and suggests concrete implications for K-12 teachers and teacher educators.

Common Sense

Addressed to the Inhabitants of America

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: J.P. Mendum


Category: Monarchy

Page: 261

View: 7924



Sacred Cows and Common Sense

The Symbolic Statecraft and Political Culture of the British Labour Party

Author: Tim Bale

Publisher: Tim Bale

ISBN: 9781840147698

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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Using Labour's postwar welfare policy, it shows that we need to break down distinctions between the "symbolic" and the "substantial" in politics, that "cultural theory" has potential as a way of understanding party political culture, and that welfare policy has played a crucial but self-defeating role in Labour's efforts to manage itself, win hearts and minds and govern competently. It concludes by arguing that New Labour's attempts to rethink welfare is largely rhetorical if one recalls what Labour did in office rather than promised in opposition. Rather than a serious attempt to confront social realities, the rethink represents a continuation of past practice and a way of signalling the government's "soundnesss" to the market.

Formalizing Common Sense


Author: John McCarthy

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9780893915353

Category: Artificial intelligence.

Page: 256

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This is a collection of papers written by John McCarthy on artificial intelligence. The papers range from informal surveys written for a general audience to technical discussions of research problems that should be of interest to specialists.

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551115719

Category: History

Page: 252

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When Common Sense was published in January 1776, it sold, by some estimates, a stunning 150,000 copies in the colonies. What exactly made this pamphlet so appealing? This is a question not only about the state of mind of Paine’s audience, but also about the role of public opinion and debate, the function of the press, and the shape of political culture in the colonies. This Broadview edition of Paine’s famous pamphlet attempts to reconstruct the context in which it appeared and to recapture the energy and passion of the dispute over the political future of the British colonies in North America. Included along with the text of Common Sense are some of the contemporary arguments for and against the Revolution by John Dickinson, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson; materials from the debate that followed the pamphlet’s publication showing the difficulty of the choices facing the colonists; the Declaration of Independence; and the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776.

Common Sense

The Foundations for Social Science

Author: F. L. van Holthoon,David R. Olson

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819165046

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

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Common Sense, Reasoning, & Rationality

Author: Renée Elio

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195147674

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

View: 493


While common sense and rationality often have been viewed as two distinct features in a unitifed cognitive map, this this volume offers novel, even paradoxical views of the relationship. Touching on various disciplines, it considers what constitutes human rationality, behavior, and intelligence.

Common Sense

Author: Sophia A. Rosenfeld

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674057813

Category: History

Page: 337

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Common Sense reveals a political ideal so fundamental to American politics that we are unaware of its power and its myriad uses. Sophia Rosenfeld shows how common sense—the wisdom of ordinary people, self-evident truths—has been used to justify all political extremes, with a history that is anything but commonsensical.

Aristotle on the Common Sense

Author: Pavel Gregoric

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0191608491

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

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Apart from using our eyes to see and our ears to hear, we regularly and effortlessly perform a number of complex perceptual operations that cannot be explained in terms of the five senses taken individually. Such operations include, for example, perceiving that the same object is white and sweet, noticing the difference between white and sweet, or knowing that one's senses are active. Observing that lower animals must be able to perform such operations, and being unprepared to ascribe any share in rationality to them, Aristotle explained such operations with reference to a higher-order perceptual capacity which unites and monitors the five senses. This capacity is known as the 'common sense' or sensus communis. Unfortunately, Aristotle provides only scattered and opaque references to this capacity. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that the exact nature and functions of this capacity have been a matter of perennial controversy. Pavel Gregoric offers an extensive and compelling treatment of the Aristotelian conception of the common sense, which has become part and parcel of Western psychological theories from antiquity through to the Middle Ages, and well into the early modern period. Aristotle on the Common Sense begins with an introduction to Aristotle's theory of perception and sets up a conceptual framework for the interpretation of textual evidence. In addition to analysing those passages which make explicit mention of the common sense, and drawing out the implications for Aristotle's terminology, Gregoric provides a detailed examination of each function of this Aristotelian faculty.