This book presents a kaleidoscopic view of the positive layers of ageing as well as key interventions that can help generate and maintain positivity and well-being among the elderly.
Author: Nilanjana Sanyal
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This book presents a kaleidoscopic view of the positive layers of ageing as well as key interventions that can help generate and maintain positivity and well-being among the elderly. It explores the connections of ageing with spirituality, nature and existentialism, and leisure to encourage creativity, individuation, happiness and emotional detachment. It further examines various interventions such as end-of-life care, mindfulness and yoga, retrospection and life-review, etc. which may improve the overall quality of life by promoting the health of the elderly. The book focuses on authentic ageing, transpersonal gerontology, the concept of elder child, geriatric interventions, and caregiving, and suggests practical improvements in health and facilities for the elderly. It also covers aspects of the inner life of the prolonged ailing or dying person from a mental health perspective and emphasizes on the value of positive ageing. A guide to applied geriatrics and geriatric psychology, with its simple style and clear methods in end-to-end praxis, the book shows how mental well-being can be fostered in the elderly to help them find meaning and purpose in old age. This book will interest students, teachers and researchers of psychology, positive psychology, geropsychology and gerontological studies, sociology and social work, public health, medical education and geriatric nursing. It will also be useful to practitioners including psychologists, counsellors, gerontologists, mental health professionals and NGOs working with the elderly, and the interested reader.
Author: Centro internazionale matematico estivo. SessionPublish On: 1996-12-13
Contents: J.-P. Demailly: L(2) Vanishing Theorems for Positive Line Bundles and Adjunction Theory.- T. Peternell: Manifolds of Semi-Positive Curvature.- G. Tian: Kähler-Einstein Metrics on Algebraic Manifolds.
Author: Centro internazionale matematico estivo. Session
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Contents: J.-P. Demailly: L(2) Vanishing Theorems for Positive Line Bundles and Adjunction Theory.- T. Peternell: Manifolds of Semi-Positive Curvature.- G. Tian: Kähler-Einstein Metrics on Algebraic Manifolds.- A. Tyurin: Six Lectures on Four Manifolds
... ( 55 ] ) on Baker's method , the technique of zero estimates mentioned above seems ... Kummer theoretical methods will retain in transcendence theory .
Author: Alan Baker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is an account of the proceedings of a very successful symposium of Transcendental Number Theory held in Durham in 1986. Most of the leading international specialists were present and the lectures reflected the great advances that have taken place in this area. The papers cover all the main branches of the subject, and include not only definitive research but valuable survey articles.
An intuitive approach to classical transcendental number theory Edward B. ... Transcendence Methods, by Michel Waldschmidt, Queen's Papers in Pure and ...
Author: Edward B. Burger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This is the first book that makes the difficult and important subject of transcendental number theory accessible to undergraduate mathematics students. Edward Burger is one of the authors of The Heart of Mathematics, winner of a 2001 Robert W. Hamilton Book Award. He will also be awarded the 2004 Chauvenet Prize, one of the most prestigious MAA prizes for outstanding exposition.
This last chapter is an introduction to the transcendence methods developed in the 1930's by Gelfond, Mahler, Schneider and Siegel.
Author: Daniel Duverney
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
This textbook presents an elementary introduction to number theory and its different aspects: approximation of real numbers, irrationality and transcendence problems, continued fractions, diophantine equations, quadratic forms, arithmetical functions and algebraic number theory. These topics are covered in 12 chapters and more than 200 solved exercises. Clear, concise, and self-contained, this textbook may be used by undergraduate and graduate students, as well as highschool mathematics teachers. More generally, it will be suitable for all those who are interested in number theory, this fascinating branch of mathematics.
The deconstruction of the reified sense of self involves first-, second-, and thirdperson methods. Third-person methods include contemplating and ...
Author: Jennifer A. Frey
Recent research in the humanities and social sciences suggests that individuals who understand themselves as belonging to something greater than the self—a family, community, or religious or spiritual group—often feel happier, have a deeper sense of purpose or meaning in their lives, and have overall better life outcomes than those who do not. Some positive and personality psychologists have labeled this location of the self within a broader perspective "self-transcendence." This book presents and integrates new, interdisciplinary research into virtue, happiness, and the meaning of life by re-orienting these discussions around the concept of self-transcendence. The essays are organized around three broad themes connected to self-transcendence. First, they investigate how self-transcendence helps us to understand aspects of the moral life as it is studied within psychology, including the development of wisdom, the practice of moral praise, and psychological well-being. Second, they explore how self-transcendence is linked to virtue in different religious and spiritual traditions including Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Finally, they ask how self-transcendence can help us theorize about Aristotelean and Thomist conceptions of virtue, like hope and piety, and how this helps us to re-conceptualize happiness and meaning in life.
'transcendence'—the notion of absolute deity or the conception of Platonic 'Forms'—never ... methods, and so on along with these in 31 their systems.
Author: Alexus McLeod
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Contemporary scholars of Chinese philosophy often presuppose that early China possessed a naturalistic worldview, devoid of any non-natural concepts, such as transcendence. Challenging this presupposition head-on, Joshua R. Brown and Alexus McLeod argue that non-naturalism and transcendence have a robust and significant place in early Chinese thought. This book reveals that non-naturalist positions can be found in early Chinese texts, in topics including conceptions of the divine, cosmogony, and apophatic philosophy. Moreover, by closely examining a range of early Chinese texts, and providing comparative readings of a number of Western texts and thinkers, the book offers a way of reading early Chinese Philosophy as consistent with the religious philosophy of the East and West, including the Abrahamic and the Brahmanistic religions. Co-written by a philosopher and theologian, this book draws out unique insights into early Chinese thought, highlighting in particular new ways to consider a range of Chinese concepts, including tian, dao, li, and you/wu.
Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Beyond Robert A. Yelle, Jenny Ponzo ... in an interdisciplinary and exploratory approach to Transcendence and applied a ...
Author: Robert A. Yelle
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
In this volume, an interdisciplinary group of scholars uses history, sociology, anthropology, and semiotics to approach Transcendence as a human phenomenon, and shows the unavoidability of thinking with and through the Beyond. Religious experience has often been defined as an encounter with a transcendent God. Yet humans arguably have always tried to get outside or beyond themselves and society. The drive to exceed some limit or condition of finitude is an eduring aspect of culture, even in a "disenchanted" society that may have cut off most paths of access to the Beyond. The contributors to this volume demonstrate the humanity of Transcendence in various ways: as an effort to get beyond our crass physical materiality; as spiritual entrepreneurship; as the ecstasy of rituals of possession; and as a literary, aesthetic, and semiotic event. These efforts build from a shared conviction that Transcendene is thoroughly human, and accordingly avoid purely confessional and parochial approches while taking seriously the various claims and behavioral expressions of traditions in which Transcendence has been understood in theological terms.
Author: Pei-Luen Patrick RauPublish On: 2019-08-06
Transcendence refers to the highest and most extensive or overall level of human consciousness. Transcendence functions as an end rather than a means and ...
Author: Pei-Luen Patrick Rau
This two-volume set LNCS 11576 and 11577 constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2019, which was held as part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, in Orlando, FL, USA, in July 2019. The total of 1275 papers and 209 posters included in the 35 HCII 2019 proceedings volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 5029 submissions. CCD 2019 includes a total of 80 papers; they were organized in topical sections named: Part I, Methods, Tools and User Experience: Cross-cultural design methods and tools; culture-based design; cross-cultural user experience; cultural differences, usability and design; aesthetics and mindfulness. Part II, Culture and Society: Cultural products; experiences and creativity; design for social change and development; cross-cultural product and service design; intercultural learning.
division of the book in three parts will help to approach his shift from methodology in the humanities toward the universality of understanding based on ...
Author: Zdenko S. Sirka
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This book brings into conversation Western and Orthodox hermeneutical schools: one represented by Hans-Georg Gadamer and his followers, while the other school is less focused around one person and yet displays common distinct features. The main question of the book is how we can mediate not only the content of understanding of who we are in relation to each other, to the world in which we live, and to God, but also comprehend the process of understanding across various historical periods. The strengths and weaknesses of both positions are presented, and it is shown how these two hermeneutical approaches can enrich each other. The book argues that preserving both positions, and indicating how they complement each other, helps show the limits of encountering the transcendent reality that can be testified to by human language without being reduced to it as such.
A maximal set of algebraically independent elements is called a transcendence basis of K over k. If K = k(21,..., 2N) is finitely generated, ...
Author: Peter Falb
"An introduction to the ideas of algebraic geometry in the motivated context of system theory." Thus the author describes his textbook that has been specifically written to serve the needs of students of systems and control. Without sacrificing mathematical care, the author makes the basic ideas of algebraic geometry accessible to engineers and applied scientists. The emphasis is on constructive methods and clarity rather than abstraction. The student will find here a clear presentation with an applied flavor, of the core ideas in the algebra-geometric treatment of scalar linear system theory. The author introduces the four representations of a scalar linear system and establishes the major results of a similar theory for multivariable systems appearing in a succeeding volume (Part II: Multivariable Linear Systems and Projective Algebraic Geometry). Prerequisites are the basics of linear algebra, some simple notions from topology and the elementary properties of groups, rings, and fields, and a basic course in linear systems. Exercises are an integral part of the treatment and are used where relevant in the main body of the text. The present, softcover reprint is designed to make this classic textbook available to a wider audience. "This book is a concise development of affine algebraic geometry together with very explicit links to the applications...[and] should address a wide community of readers, among pure and applied mathematicians." —Monatshefte für Mathematik
Such a mathematics-based method is applicable and successful because physical phenomena—material objects, their measurable relations toeach other, ...
Author: Glenn Hughes
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Transcendence and History is an analysis of what philosopher Eric Voegelin described as “the decisive problem of philosophy”: the dilemma of the discovery of transcendent meaning and the impact of this discovery on human self-understanding. The world’s major religious and wisdom traditions are built upon the recognition of transcendent meaning, and our own cultural and linguistic heritage has long since absorbed the postcosmological division of reality into the two dimensions of “transcendence” and “immanence.” But the last three centuries in the West have seen a growing resistance to the idea of transcendent meaning; contemporary and “postmodern” interpretations of the human situation—both popular and intellectual—indicate a widespread eclipse of confidence in the truth of transcendence. In Transcendence and History, Glenn Hughes contributes to the understanding of transcendent meaning and the problems associated with it, assisting in the philosophical recovery of the legitimacy of the notion of transcendence. Depending primarily on the treatments of transcendence found in the writings of twentieth-century philosophers Eric Voegelin and Bernard Lonergan, Hughes explores the historical discovery of transcendent meaning and then examines what it indicates about the structure of history. Hughes’s main focus, however, is on clarifying the problem of transcendence in relation to historical existence. Addressing both layreaders and scholars, Hughes applies the insights and analyses of Voegelin and Lonergan to considerable advantage. Transcendence and History will be of particular value to those who have grappled with the notion of transcendence in the study of philosophy, comparative religion, political theory, history, philosophical anthropology, and art or poetry. By examining transcendent meaning as the key factor in the search for ultimate meaning from ancient societies to the present, the book demonstrates how “the decisive problem of philosophy” both illuminates and presents a vital challenge to contemporary intellectual discourse.
Theorem 4.1 . Let X be a Sullivan p - adically complete space . Then the transcendence degree of H * X ( 1 ) is less ...
Author: Jaume Aguade
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book contains a collection of articles summarizing the state of knowledge in a large portion of modern homotopy theory. A call for articles was made on the occasion of an emphasis semester organized by the Centre de Recerca MatemÃ tica in Bellaterra (Barcelona) in 1998. The main topics treated in the book include abstract features of stable and unstable homotopy, homotopical localizations, p-compact groups, H-spaces, classifying spaces for proper actions, cohomology of discrete groups, K-theory and other generalized cohomology theories, configuration spaces, and Lusternik-Schnirelmann category.The book is addressed to all mathematicians interested in homotopy theory and in geometric aspects of group theory. New research directions in topology are highlighted. Moreover, this informative and educational book serves as a welcome reference for many new results and recent methods.
To respond to this neglect, David Bevan explores facets as diffuse as Tibetan symbolism, free indirect style, humour, film, death, and oratory in a series of interconnecting essays which, offering a certain unity of discourse in place of ...
Author: David Bevan
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Literary Criticism
More attention has been paid up to now to Malraux's life and thought than to his creativity. To respond to this neglect, David Bevan explores facets as diffuse as Tibetan symbolism, free indirect style, humour, film, death, and oratory in a series of interconnecting essays which, offering a certain unity of discourse in place of any monolithic intelligibility, seek thereby to reflect Malraux's very considerable complexity.