The Pattern Paradigm

The Pattern Paradigm

Hitherto in this book I've described an epistemological paradigm that incorporates pattern creation and abstract systems. Not only does it describe the process of pattern creation, but it is itself a pattern. When a pattern is accepted ...

Author: Bruce S C Robertson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477131718

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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Have you ever wondered how we know what we know? The Pattern Paradigm looks beneath the surface of what passes for truth and presents a new way of understanding. It tells the story of how knowledge is achieved; starting from the basics and progressing to the pyramid of patterns which lie at the heart of thinking. It describes how the pattern paradigm is superior to the status quo paradigm that pervades much of philosophy today. It is able to do this because it is a paradigm of great simplicity and great power. It opens up a new and more accurate way of understanding. It provides the missing link between sense-data and knowledge. It provides new insights into old problems which are not only amazing but also robust and self consistent. It is a book for both keen philosophers and for anyone else interested in philosophy, as it is easy to read and written in layman's terms. If you only ever read one book on philosophy, make it this one. This is a work of genius.'- J. E. Shearer.
Categories: Philosophy

The Universal Paradigm and the Islamic World System

The Universal Paradigm and the Islamic World System

In all of the above, the development of scientific doctrines falls into diversely competing paradigms, one that Marx referred to as overdetermination. Such differentiation and non-convergence cause science to be disparate and non-unique ...

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Paradigms of the Church in Mission

Paradigms of the Church in Mission

from one paradigm to another throughout Christianity aredifficult to notice. There is not an exact date in the history of the church that marks exactly the shift from one paradigm to the other, because there is also an overlapping time, ...

Author: Augusto Rodriguez

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781610974691

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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In this book Augusto Rodr'guez provides a historical survey of the different paradigms of Christianity in order to understand how and why the church has changed her concept of being the church and of mission. This book will help in understanding how the different paradigms of Christianity, throughout history, have changed the church's self-understanding of being the church and of mission. Rodr'guez's aim is to provide an opportunity for Christians to see the different paradigms the church has gone through and understand the present situation of the church in order to live out as fully as possible the New Testament understanding of its mission and better accomplish the task.
Categories: Religion

The Impact of Innovative ICT Education and AI on the Pedagogical Paradigm

The Impact of Innovative ICT Education and AI on the Pedagogical Paradigm

Learning theories are usually divided into several paradigms that represent individual views of the learning process itself. Theories within the same paradigm have a common red thread – a common initial or identical basic view of the ...

Author: Andrej Flogie

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527533714

Category: Education

Page: 171

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To be a good teacher, one must acquire a large set of different kinds of interdisciplinary knowledge. Education for teachers and trainers consists, in part, of learning the language of education and the appropriate associated skills. A deeper understanding of judgments and choices also requires a richer vocabulary than is available in everyday language. On a systemic level, the education system needs to consider the individual as the basic building block of society, and further take into consideration the individual’s consciousness related to their emotional intelligence. Because a person’s consciousness is something entirely singular and inherent to the individual, some kind of generalization will have to be constructed, which will contribute enough in terms of novelty and progress, to make it innovative enough for the purposes of teaching and learning. This volume will serve to provoke cognitive dissonance and intellectual unease, as it explores cognitive theories and inspires researchers and teachers to update and invigorate some of the theories that have been embedded in their minds since their own school years. In order for this to happen, the book provides readers with many valuable insights and introduces new experiences resulting from alternative teaching practices.
Categories: Education

Process and Paradigms in Word Formation Morphology

Process and Paradigms in Word Formation Morphology

It is further clear that the types of change elaborated on take place against the background of specific domains, namely the domain of the systemic paradigm, the lexical paradigm, the lexico-semantic class, the synonymy set, ...

Author: Amanda Pounder

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110814378

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 758

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Paradigms Lost

Paradigms Lost

In the old paradigm, programs were developed using a top-down approach, often based on review of the scientific evidence to establish appropriate goals. They were broad in scope, targeting entire populations, and employed social ...

Author: Heather Stuart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199797639

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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Paradigms Lost challenges key paradigms currently held about the prevention or reduction of stigma attached to mental illness using evidence and the experience the authors gathered during the many years of their work in this field. Each chapter examines one currently held paradigm and presents reasons why it should be replaced with a new perspective. The book argues for enlightened opportunism (using every opportunity to fight stigma), rather than more time consuming planning, and emphasizes that the best way to approach anti-stigma work is to select targets jointly with those who are most concerned. The most radical change of paradigms concerns the evaluation of outcome for anti-stigma activities. Previously, changes in stigmatizing attitudes were used as the best indicator of success. Paradigms Lost and its authors argue that it is now necessary to measure changes in behaviors (both from the perspective of those stigmatized and those who stigmatize) to obtain a more valid measure of a program's success. Other myths to be challenged: providing knowledge about mental illness will reduce stigma; community care will de-stigmatize mental illness and psychiatry; people with a mental illness are less discriminated against in developing countries. Paradigms Lost concludes by describing key elements in successful anti stigma work including the recommended duration of anti-stigma programmes, the involvement of those with mental illness in designing programmes, and the definition of programmes in accordance with local circumstances. A summary of weaknesses of currently held paradigms and corresponding lists of best practice principles to guide future anti-stigma action and research bring this insightful volume to an apt conclusion.
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The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

Within this framework, a paradigm is selected, which then informs the strategy of inquiry, which informs the methods of data collection and analysis (Guba & Lincoln, 1998). In this chapter, we discuss the naturalistic paradigm, ...

Author: Bruce Thyer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483351315

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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Click on the Supplements tab above for further details on the different versions of SPSS programs. The canonical Handbook is completely updated with more student-friendly features The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods is a cutting-edge volume that covers all the major topics that are relevant for Social Work Research methods. Edited by Bruce Thyer and containing contributions by leading authorities, this Handbook covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as a section that delves into more general issues such as evidence based practice, ethics, gender, ethnicity, International Issues, integrating both approaches, and applying for grants. New to this Edition More content on qualitative methods and mixed methods More coverage of evidence-based practice More support to help students effectively use the Internet A companion Web site at www.sagepub.com/thyerhdbk2e containing a test bank and PowerPoint slides for instructors and relevant SAGE journal articles for students. This Handbook serves as a primary text in the methods courses in MSW programs and doctoral level programs. It can also be used as a reference and research design tool for anyone doing scholarly research in social work or human services.
Categories: Social Science

Paradigms

Paradigms

In addition, Paradigms is full of concrete examples of paradigm shifts and predictions for the future, and contains a new introduction detailing recent developments and pointing out areas to watch tor paradigm shifts.

Author: Joel A. Barker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780887306471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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How would like to spot future trends before the competition? We all know the rules for success in our business or professions, yet we also know that these rules--paradigms--can change at any time. What Joel Barker does in Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future is explain how to spot paradigm shifts, how they unfold, and how to profit from them. Through the power of this method--paradigm spotting--you can: find the people in your organization most likely to spot a new trend help your key people adept when a massive change is occurring learn to effectively grapple with your "intractable problems" and improve your results incalculably. In addition, Paradigms is full of concrete examples of paradigm shifts and predictions for the future, and contains a new introduction detailing recent developments and pointing out areas to watch tor paradigm shifts.
Categories: Business & Economics

Paradigms of Justice

Paradigms of Justice

2.2 Honneth's critique of 'distributive justice' Given these differences between Honneth's and Anderson's models, what are the implications for distribution, both as a problem, and as a paradigm? How does Honneth tackle these issues ...

Author: Denise Celentano

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000206272

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

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This book explores the relation between redistribution and recognition, two key paradigms in the contemporary discourse on justice. Combining insights from the traditions of critical social theory and analytical political philosophy, the volume offers a multifaceted exploration of this incredibly inspiring conceptual couple from a plurality of perspectives. The chapters engage with concepts such as universal basic income, property-owning democracy, poverty, equality, self-respect, pluralism, care, and work, all of which have an impact on individuals’ recognition as well as on distributive policies. An important contribution to the field of political and social philosophy, the volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of politics, law, human rights, economics, social justice, as well as policymakers.
Categories: Philosophy

Towards Efficient Auditory BCI Through Optimized Paradigms and Methods

Towards Efficient Auditory BCI Through Optimized Paradigms and Methods

Several adjustments are therefore made to the oddball paradigm, the traditional experimental paradigm of the neurophysiologists. The most prominent change is the decrease in SOA, to allow for the recording of many epochs in limited time ...

Author: Martijn Schreuder

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783737504850

Category: Science

Page: 172

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This thesis proposes new ways of communication through auditory brain-computer interfaces.
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Satanella

Satanella

Author: George John Whyte-Melville

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ISBN: UOM:39015070463214

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Patristic Tradition and Intellectual Paradigms in the 17th Century

Patristic Tradition and Intellectual Paradigms in the 17th Century

This may be one explanation why in Ross Augustine, while still serving as one paradigm, loses his status of being the paradigm. The basic matrix which can explain Ross's keen interest in ...

Author: Silke-Petra Bergjan

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161505812

Category: Religion

Page: 219

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Social Constructivism as Paradigm

Social Constructivism as Paradigm

A study of the importance of a work that established a paradigm in the international sociology of knowledge, this book will appeal to scholars of sociology with interests in social theory, the history of the social sciences and the ...

Author: Michaela Pfadenhauer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429885457

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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Social constructivism is one of the most prominent theoretical approaches in the social sciences. This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first formulation in Peter Berger and Luckmann’s classic foundational text, The Social Construction of Reality. Addressing the work’s contribution to establishing social constructivism as a paradigm and discussing its potential for current questions in social theory, the contributing authors indicate the various cultural understandings and theoretical formulations that exist of social construction, its different fields of research and the promising new directions for future research that it presents in its most recent developments. A study of the importance of a work that established a paradigm in the international sociology of knowledge, this book will appeal to scholars of sociology with interests in social theory, the history of the social sciences and the significance of social constructivism.
Categories: Social Science

Proceedings

Proceedings

Abstract This paper discusses the impact of the hierarchical master-worker paradigm on performance of an application program, which solves an optimization problem by a parallel branch and bound algorithm on a distributed computing ...

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Religion and the Natural Sciences

Religion and the Natural Sciences

Thomas Kuhn's influential book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, maintained that both theories and data in science are dependent on the prevailing paradigms of the scientific community. He defined a paradigm as a cluster of ...

Author: James E. Huchingson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781597520843

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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The first half of 'Religion and the Natural Sciences' is an introduction to the discussion of science and religion. Here the reader learns why there is any debate at all and what resources exist for responding to it. The second half deals with specific issues that arise in the individual sciences, from astronomy and physics to biology and ecology. Any project hoping to connect science and religion must supply the categories of connection, which are found primarily, although not exclusively, in philosophy. The simplicity of the arrangement and the nature of the selections are intended to make 'Religion and the Natural Sciences' available to as wide an audience as possible, including students from the sciences and technology, the professions, the humanities and liberal studies, and theology.
Categories: Religion

Design Theory and Methods using CAD CAE

Design Theory and Methods using CAD CAE

Therefore, companies are using commercial tools to support segments of their product development without employing the new design paradigms to their full advantage. The e-Design paradigm does not supersede any of the approaches ...

Author: Kuang-Hua Chang

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123985163

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

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The fourth book of a four-part series, Design Theory and Methods using CAD/CAE integrates discussion of modern engineering design principles, advanced design tools, and industrial design practices throughout the design process. This is the first book to integrate discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process. Through this book series, the reader will: Understand basic design principles and all digital modern engineering design paradigms Understand CAD/CAE/CAM tools available for various design related tasks Understand how to put an integrated system together to conduct All Digital Design (ADD) product design using the paradigms and tools Understand industrial practices in employing ADD virtual engineering design and tools for product development The first book to integrate discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process Demonstrates how to define a meaningful design problem and conduct systematic design using computer-based tools that will lead to a better, improved design Fosters confidence and competency to compete in industry, especially in high-tech companies and design departments
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Paradigms and Theories Influencing Policies in the South African and International Water Sectors

Paradigms and Theories Influencing Policies in the South African and International Water Sectors

theories and the participatory paradigm). By recognising the legitimacy of all the research paradigms, it is possible to argue that not one research paradigm is correct. This brings in the intellectual understanding that the ...

Author: Richard Meissner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319485478

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

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This book presents a new way of looking at and analyzing policies, programs and/or plans in which research scientists have used their knowledge to develop mechanisms such as South Africa's National Water Resource Strategy, Second Edition; Australian and South African climate change adaptation strategies for government entities and the UNDP's Water and Ocean Governance focus area. It critically assesses how science can be used in the service of society and how researchers and practitioners can bridge the gaps that arise as a result of incomplete thinking. Presenting a bird’s-eye view of how thinking and understanding operate in the policy context, it offers a valuable contribution to fields of inquiry such as research methods, comparative analyses, political science, international relations and the natural and social sciences in general. This book fills a market gap, providing real-world solutions to the practical application of science, paradigms and theories.
Categories: Political Science

No More Suffering Fools

No More Suffering Fools

entirely possible that you have already asked yourself whether or not I am referring to paradigms themselves, or the ideas that the paradigms represent? This ages old question was named by Immanuel Kant as “The phenomenon of the thing ...

Author: Brian Taylor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304624796

Category: Self-Help

Page: 480

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Collected from the works of philosophy and social criticism of Brian C. Taylor from 2006 to 2013, this anthology contains everything of value written so far. This collection also has unpublished works formerly unavailable online or in book form.
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Myths Models and Paradigms

Myths  Models and Paradigms

community are dominated by its paradigms, which he described as 'standard examples of scientific work that embody a set of conceptual, methodological and metaphysical assumptions'. Newton's work in mechanics, for instance, ...

Author: Ian G. Barbour

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062276421

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Scientist and philosophers have more in common than might first appear, especially when the language used in the two disciplines receives a closer scrutiny, Ian G. Barbour treats three scientific view-points that can clarify the specific nature of religious language. The first theme is the diverse function of language. Science and religion each has its own task and its own applicable logic and language. Religious symbols and their expression in myths imply a perspective and interpretation of human history and experience, directing attention to particular patterns in events. The second theme is the role of models in both scientific and religious language. What the "billiard ball model" of a gas and the biblical model of personal God both achieve is an interpretation of experience, a restructuring of how one sees the world. The third area in which science and religion have a common stake is the role of paradigms. Paradigms are standard examples of scientific investigation which embody a set of assumptions and becomes a research tradition until replaced by other assumptions. Religions has its paradigms, like the covenant of Sinai, wich have issued in traditions. Dr. Barbour concludes that scientific and religious language bother offer knowledge of reality based on experience. In determining the appropriate data and criteria for this experience the philosopher of religion can profit greet from the work of the scientist.
Categories: Religion