When Ideas Matter

When Ideas Matter

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, sets out his vision of 'an ethical Republic' in a collection of his speeches.

Author: Michael D. Higgins

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781784978266

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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The President of Ireland since 2011, when he was elected by a final tally of almost 57% of the votes, Michael D. Higgins has used his time in office to setout a vision of what he calls ‘an ethical Republic'. In a series of remarkable and urgent speeches, which are anything but the bland commentaries of a ceremonial head of state, Michael D. Higgins has urged his fellow citizens to consider what makes the good life. He has asked how human rights, an active and empowered citizenry, women's equality and the right to health and a life free of corrosive anxiety might be achieved. He has highlighted the plight of refugees. And he has criticised the ways in which work is becoming dehumanised.
Categories: Political Science

Ideas Matter

Ideas Matter

The broad reach of these topics underscores the scope of O'Brien's concerns. This book will be of interest to students of the humanities and political sciences.

Author: Richard English

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761816550

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 410

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In Ideas Matter a wide array of Irish and international figures pay tribute to Conor Cruise O'Brien, with a collection of original essays on a wide range of issues which fascinated O'Brien: Irish history and politics, the United Nations, the Middle East, African affairs, American studies, the interplay of literature and politics, Edmund Burke, deTocqueville, Camus, and W.B. Yeats. They also reflect, with admiration and affection, on the highlights of a remarkable career. The broad reach of these topics underscores the scope of O'Brien's concerns. This book will be of interest to students of the humanities and political sciences.
Categories: Literary Collections

Thinking about Global Governance

Thinking about Global Governance

This volume gives the reader a comprehensive understanding of these key topics for a globalizing world and is an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.

Author: Thomas G. Weiss

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136659744

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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One of the more prolific and influential analysts of multilateral approaches to global problem-solving over the last three decades is Thomas G. Weiss. Thinking about Global Governance, Why People and Ideas Matter, assembles key scholarly and policy writing. This collection organizes his most recent work addressing the core issues of the United Nations, global governance, and humanitarian action. The essays are placed in historical and intellectual context in a substantial new introduction, which contains a healthy dose of the idealism and ethical orientation that invariably characterize his best work. This volume gives the reader a comprehensive understanding of these key topics for a globalizing world and is an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.
Categories: Political Science

Whose Ideas Matter

Whose Ideas Matter

Whose Ideas Matter? is the first book to explore the diffusion of ideas and norms in the international system from the perspective of local actors, with Asian regional institutions as its main focus.

Author: Amitav Acharya

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801477089

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

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Whose Ideas Matter? is the first book to explore the diffusion of ideas and norms in the international system from the perspective of local actors, with Asian regional institutions as its main focus.
Categories: Political Science

Ideas Matter

Ideas Matter

"Ideas matter ... represents a compilation of Ian Boyne's academic reflections on the politics, history and socio-economic issues confronting Jamaica in relation to local and international actors.

Author: Ian Boyne

Publisher: Pelican Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9768240164

Category: Jamaica

Page: 330

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"Ideas matter ... represents a compilation of Ian Boyne's academic reflections on the politics, history and socio-economic issues confronting Jamaica in relation to local and international actors. His In Focus column published in the Sunday Gleaner for over a decade as of 2013, is presented here in sections with articles ranging from international politics and profiles of well-known and celebrated Jamaican and international personalities to religion and philosophy. Additionally, his well-debated and at times controversial stance on Jamaican popular culture, specifically Dancehall has led to an eclectic following" - Cover.
Categories: Jamaica

The Wrong Side of the Door Why Ideas Matter

The Wrong Side of the Door   Why Ideas Matter

His book "The Wrong Side of the Door - Why Ideas Matter" is a collection of commentaries and discussions relating to the fact that ideas have consequences and that liberty is found in understanding what is right, just and real.

Author: Everett Piper

Publisher: Oklahoma Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0982486952

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Everett Piper, Ph.D., is president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. His book "The Wrong Side of the Door - Why Ideas Matter" is a collection of commentaries and discussions relating to the fact that ideas have consequences and that liberty is found in understanding what is right, just and real.
Categories: Education

Ideas Matter

Ideas Matter

Jesus Christ will make you and break you, take you apart and put you together, ruin you and fix you. This is what Jesus does, for He aims to make you fit for His service now, and His Glory to come. He is the only hope for the world.

Author: John D. Gillespie

Publisher: Myrrh Books

ISBN: 9781940243504

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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IDEAS MATTER Considering Jesus Christ “What you think about when you think about Jesus Christ is the most important thing about you.” Ideas matter. We will never rise above our idea of God. You cannot think wrong and live right. If we are to live well, then we must think well. While we will never plumb the depths of Jesus Christ, we can begin our journey of discovery here and now. There is nothing more important to you, or to our age, than a genuine and growing encounter with the Jesus of the Bible. Jesus Christ will make you and break you, take you apart and put you together, ruin you and fix you. This is what Jesus does, for He aims to make you fit for His service now, and His Glory to come. He is the only hope for the world. He is the Big Issue. Our generation thinks it has finished with Him, but it will find that it has yet to begin with Him. Here are thirty-one letters about Jesus Christ. They are written to make you think about and engage with truth. Take these Letters as from John’s heart to yours.
Categories: Religion

Making Ideas Matter

Making Ideas Matter

Author: Ann-Christin Nyberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9174390104

Category:

Page: 145

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Planning Ideas That Matter

Planning Ideas That Matter

The book is recommended for classroom use, as a reference for scholars and practitioners, and as a history of planning for those interested in the development of the field.

Author: Bishwapriya Sanyal

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262517683

Category: Architecture

Page: 422

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Leading theorists and practitioners trace the evolution of key ideas in urban and regional planning over the last hundred years Over the past hundred years of urbanization and suburbanization, four key themes have shaped urban and regional planning in both theory and practice: livability, territoriality, governance, and reflective professional practice. Planning Ideas That Matter charts the trajectories of these powerful planning ideas in an increasingly interconnected world. The contributors, leading theorists and practitioners, discuss livability in terms of such issues as urban density, land use, and the relationship between the built environment and natural systems; examine levels of territorial organization, drawing on literature on regionalism, metropolitanism, and territorial competition; describe the ways planning connects to policy making and implementation in a variety of political contexts; and consider how planners conceive of their work and learn from practice. Throughout, the emphasis is on how individuals and institutions—including government, business, professional organizations, and universities—have framed planning problems and ideas. The focus is less on techniques and programs than on the underlying concepts that have animated professional discourse over the years. The book is recommended for classroom use, as a reference for scholars and practitioners, and as a history of planning for those interested in the development of the field.
Categories: Architecture

Making Ideas Matter

Making Ideas Matter

This book is a primer on mobilizing political power to achieve enlightened goals in a democracy. This is a book about how good politicians can compromise without abandoning moral principles.

Author: Dwight Evans

Publisher:

ISBN: 0615909086

Category: Legislators

Page: 198

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This book is a primer on mobilizing political power to achieve enlightened goals in a democracy. This is a book about how good politicians can compromise without abandoning moral principles. This is a book that will inspire future political leaders to hold on to their idealism rather than spiral into a cynical distrust of politics and government. Rep. Dwight Evans shows us that politics is a noble art, and with enough research, hard work and knowledge of the legislative process, politics can be the art of the impossible.
Categories: Legislators

Ideas That Matter

Ideas That Matter

The contributors offer novel perspectives on pressing issues of public policy from accountability for sexual violence to exploitation in international trade. The volume is organized around three central ideas.

Author: Debra Satz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190904951

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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The essays in this volume take off from themes in the work of eminent philosopher and political scientist Joshua Cohen. Cohen is a deeply influential thinker who has written on deliberative democracy, freedom of expression, Rawlsian theory, global justice, and human rights. The essays gathered here both engage with Cohen's work and expand upon it, embodying his commitment to the idea that analytical work by philosophers and social scientists matters to our shared public life and to democracy itself. The contributors offer novel perspectives on pressing issues of public policy from accountability for sexual violence to exploitation in international trade. The volume is organized around three central ideas. The first concerns democracy, specifically how we can improve collective decision-making both by elucidating our normative principles and enacting institutional changes. The second idea centers on how we confront injustice, investigating the role of emotions, social norms, and culture in democratic politics and public discussion. The final section explores how we develop political principles and values in an interdependent world, one in which theories of justice and forms of cooperation are increasingly extending beyond the state. The principle uniting this collection is that ideas matter-they can guide us in understanding how to confront difficult global problems such as the fragility of democratic institutions, the place of sovereignty in a globalizing world, and the persistence of racial injustice.
Categories: Philosophy

The Open Court

The Open Court

We do not deny that it is sometimes convenient in special branches of science to
regard matter as thing, and color as a ... to render the ideas matter, motion, and
mind self-contradictory and incomprehensible, thus producing mysteries where ...

Author: Paul Carus

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000000712713

Category: Religion

Page:

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Categories: Religion

The Presbyterian Quarterly and Princeton Review

The Presbyterian Quarterly and Princeton Review

Matter . The whole philosophy of Locke proceeds on the supposition that we
perceive only ideas . His theory of knowledge is thus a ... This idea was regarded
by him as an image of an object out of the mind which it resembles and
represents .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3079055

Category: Presbyterianism

Page:

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Categories: Presbyterianism

Ideas that Matter

Ideas that Matter

She was also a tireless advocate of vibrant city neighborhoods. Ideas that Matter: The Worlds of Jane Jacobs offers students, enthusiasts, and critics unprecedented insights into the work of this seminal thinker.

Author: Max Allen

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: PSU:000032975109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 213

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Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) is history's most celebrated urban critic. In addition to her classic, Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs authored another half dozen influential books on urban planning, economics, and design. She was also a tireless advocate of vibrant city neighborhoods. Ideas that Matter: The Worlds of Jane Jacobs offers students, enthusiasts, and critics unprecedented insights into the work of this seminal thinker. Originally published in 1997, and continually sought after ever since, this 2011 edition includes a new introduction by distinguished urban scholar Mary Rowe. The book is a unique combination of Jacobs' own writing (including previously unpublished speeches, letters, and articles), biography, and analysis by other scholars. Arranged by topic, it sheds light both on the development of Jacobs' theories and her life. A chapter on Death and Life of American Cities reveals a debate between the author and her publisher about changing the book's title. A section on Europe includes letters home from Frankfurt, Paris, London, Venice, and other cities that shaped her sensibilities. And a chapter titled "Ideas" offers analysis from ten contributors who examine Jacobs' thoughts on issues from population growth to urban infill, self-employment to the wealth of nations. What results is a captivating scrapbook, offering a distinctive understanding of Jacobs' most important ideas.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Reading the World

Reading the World

The new edition features a new chapter on ethics and empathy, a new chapter on visual arguments, and new guidance on recognizing biases"--

Author: Michael Austin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0393656012

Category: College readers

Page:

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"With readings by some of the world's great thinkers-from Plato to Gandhi, Carl Jung to Nicholas Carr, Virginia Woolf to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-Reading the World is the only great ideas reader to offer a global perpective across eras and cultures. Selections strike a balance between western and non-western, classic and contemporary, longer and shorter, verbal and visual. The new edition features a new chapter on ethics and empathy, a new chapter on visual arguments, and new guidance on recognizing biases"--
Categories: College readers

The Collected Works of Theodore Parker Lessons from the world of matter and the world of man

The Collected Works of Theodore Parker  Lessons from the world of matter and the world of man

Our republican government , its virtues , its vices , our churches , our families , —
they are the outside of ideas which our fathers set agoing , a ... A mill is a private
opinion made public in matter ; a republic , an idea worked out into men .

Author: Theodore Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002045876J

Category: Sermons, American

Page: 236

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Categories: Sermons, American

Conversations on mind and matter

Conversations on mind and matter

Our senses , conversant about particular sensible objects , do convey into the
mind several distinct perceptions of things , according to those various ways
wherein those objects do affect them , and thus we come by those ideas we have
of ...

Author: Conversations

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590256024

Category:

Page:

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Mind and Matter

Mind and Matter

In one case , the mind may be occupied with a single object , or a single idea , or
combination of ideas . In another case , a constant and rapid succession of
different , and perhaps heterogeneous , ideas is presented to it : and the will is ...

Author: Bart Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNNQLG

Category: Mind and body

Page: 279

View: 963

Categories: Mind and body

Mind and Matter

Mind and Matter

In one case , the mind may be occupied with a single object , or a single idea , or
combination of ideas . In another case , a constant and rapid succession of
different , and perhaps heterogeneous , ideas is presented to it : and the will is ...

Author: Sir Benjamin Brodie

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210003789391

Category: Mind and body

Page: 279

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Categories: Mind and body