Common Sense

Common Sense
Author: Sophia Rosenfeld
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-05-12
ISBN: 0674266811
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Common Sense Book Excerpt:

Common sense has always been a cornerstone of American politics. In 1776, Tom Paine’s vital pamphlet with that title sparked the American Revolution. And today, common sense—the wisdom of ordinary people, knowledge so self-evident that it is beyond debate—remains a powerful political ideal, utilized alike by George W. Bush’s aw-shucks articulations and Barack Obama’s down-to-earth reasonableness. But far from self-evident is where our faith in common sense comes from and how its populist logic has shaped modern democracy. Common Sense: A Political History is the first book to explore this essential political phenomenon. The story begins in the aftermath of England’s Glorious Revolution, when common sense first became a political ideal worth struggling over. Sophia Rosenfeld’s accessible and insightful account then wends its way across two continents and multiple centuries, revealing the remarkable individuals who appropriated the old, seemingly universal idea of common sense and the new strategic uses they made of it. Paine may have boasted that common sense is always on the side of the people and opposed to the rule of kings, but Rosenfeld demonstrates that common sense has been used to foster demagoguery and exclusivity as well as popular sovereignty. She provides a new account of the transatlantic Enlightenment and the Age of Revolutions, and offers a fresh reading on what the eighteenth century bequeathed to the political ferment of our own time. Far from commonsensical, the history of common sense turns out to be rife with paradox and surprise.

Common Sense and Legal Judgment

Common Sense and Legal Judgment
Author: Patricia Cochran
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN: 0773552324
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Common Sense and Legal Judgment Book Excerpt:

What does it mean when a judge in a court of law uses the phrase “common sense”? Is it a type of evidence or a mode of reasoning? In a world characterized by material and political inequalities, whose common sense should inform the law? Common Sense and Legal Judgment explores this rhetorically powerful phrase, arguing that common sense, when invoked in political and legal discourses without adequate reflection, poses a threat to the quality and legitimacy of legal judgment. Often operating in the service of conservatism, populism, or majoritarianism, common sense can harbour stereotypes, reproduce unjust power relations, and silence marginalized people. Nevertheless, drawing the works of theorists such as Thomas Reid, Antonio Gramsci, and Hannah Arendt into conversation with rulings by the Supreme Court of Canada, Patricia Cochran demonstrates that with careful attention, the democratic, egalitarian, and community-sustaining aspects of common sense can be brought to light. A call for critical self-reflection and the close scrutiny of power relationships and social contexts, this book is a direct response to social justice predicaments and their confounding relationships to law. Creative and interdisciplinary, Common Sense and Legal Judgment reinvigorates feminist and anti-poverty understandings of judgment, knowledge, justice, and accountability.

Common Sense

Common Sense
Author: Michael Gose
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN: 1475807600
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Common Sense Book Excerpt:

In the spirit of Thomas Paine, this second edition uses “Common Sense” to tell what is really going on with students, teachers, and schools. (Hint: the reality is actually a lot more optimistic than commonly portrayed in the media.)

Common Sense Reasoning and Rationality

Common Sense  Reasoning  and Rationality
Author: Renee Elio
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2002-02-07
ISBN: 0198033680
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Common Sense Reasoning and Rationality Book Excerpt:

As the eleventh volume in the New Directions in Cognitive Science series (formerly the Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science series), this work promises superb scholarship and interdisciplinary appeal. It addresses three areas of current and varied interest: common sense, reasoning, and rationality. While common sense and rationality often have been viewed as two distinct features in a unified cognitive map, this volume offers novel, even paradoxical, views of the relationship. Comprised of outstanding essays from distinguished philosophers, it considers what constitutes human rationality, behavior, and intelligence covering diverse areas of philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, and computer science. Indeed, it is at the forefront of cognitive research and promises to be of unprecedented influence across numerous disciplines.

Common Sense in Early 18th Century British Literature and Culture

Common Sense in Early 18th Century British Literature and Culture
Author: Christoph Henke
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN: 3110394979
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Common Sense in Early 18th Century British Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

While the popular talk of English common sense in the eighteenth century might seem a by-product of familiar Enlightenment discourses of rationalism and empiricism, this book argues that terms such as ‘common sense’ or ‘good sense’ are not simply synonyms of applied reason. On the contrary, the discourse of common sense is shaped by a defensive impulse against the totalizing intellectual regimes of the Enlightenment and the cultural climate of change they promote, in order to contain the unbounded discursive proliferation of modern learning. Hence, common sense discourse has a vital regulatory function in cultural negotiations of political and intellectual change in eighteenth-century Britain against the backdrop of patriotic national self-concepts. This study discusses early eighteenth-century common sense in four broad complexes, as to its discursive functions that are ethical (which at that time implies aesthetic as well), transgressive (as a corrective), political (in patriotic constructs of the nation), and repressive (of otherness). The selection of texts in this study strikes a balance between dominant literary culture – Swift, Pope, Defoe, Fielding, Johnson – and the periphery, such as pamphlets and magazine essays, satiric poems and patriotic songs.

William James on Common Sense

William James on Common Sense
Author: Frederick Bauer
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0595529372
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William James on Common Sense Book Excerpt:

**"William James (1842-1910) was "a towering figure in the history of American thought--without doubt the foremost psychologist this country has produced." That was the opinion of Gordon Allport, a Harvard professor and one-time president of the American Psychological Association. However, few Americans living in this third millennium have ever heard of James, despite the fact that his profound insights into the human psyche are now more urgently needed than ever before. But before James' insights can once more become available, a barrier to their reception must be removed. What barrier? James' "productive paradoxes." That's what Allport charitably called them. 'They' were more than paradoxes, however. They were the pervasive contradictions in James' thought. To rescue his insights from entangling contradictions, the first step must be to draw attention to common sense, the foundation of all 'scientific' learning. James confessed that it was only in 1903, a few years before his death, that he realized for the first time "the perfect magnificence as a philosophical achievement" of our everyday, common-sense thinking. This book draws together the threads of James' ideas about such elements of common-sense as consciousness, language, meaning, learning, space, time, and thought itself.

Speculative Theology and Common Sense Religion

Speculative Theology and Common Sense Religion
Author: Linden J. DeBie
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2008-05-15
ISBN: 1556354762
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speculative Theology and Common Sense Religion Book Excerpt:

Evangelicals in nineteenth-century America had a headquarters at Princeton. Charles Hodge never expected that a former student of Princeton and his own replacement during his hiatus in Europe, John W. Nevin, would lead the German Reformed Church's seminary in a new, and in his mind, destructive direction. The two, along with their institutions, would clash over philosophy and religion, producing some of the best historical theology ever written in the United States. The clash was broad, influencing everything from hermeneutics to liturgy, but at its core was the philosophical antagonism of Princeton's Scottish common-sense perspective and the German speculative method employed by Mercersburg. Both Princeton and Mercersburg were the cautious and critical beneficiaries of a century of European Protestant science, philosophy, and theology, and they were intent on adapting that legacy to the American religious context. For Princeton, much of the new European thought was suspect. In contrast, Mercersburg embraced a great deal of what the Continent offered.Princeton followed a conservative path, never straying far from the foundation established by Locke. They enshrined an evangelical perspective that would become a bedrock for conservative Protestants to this day. In contrast, Nevin and the Mercersburg school were swayed by the advances in theological science made by Germany's mediating school of theology. They embraced a churchy idealism called evangelical catholicism and emphatically warned that the direction of Princeton and with it Protestant American religion and politics, would grow increasingly subjective, thus divided and absorbed with individual salvation. They cautioned against the spirit of the growing evangelical bias toward personal religion as it led to sectarian disunity and they warned evangelicals not to confuse numerical success with spiritual success. In contrast, Princeton was alarmed at the direction of European philosophy and theology and they resisted Mercersburg with what today continues to be the fundamental teachings of evangelical theology. Princeton's appeal was in its common-sense philosophical moorings, which drew rapidly industrializing America into its arms. Mercersburg countered with a philosophically defended, churchly idealism based on a speculative philosophy that effectively critiqued what many to this day find divisive and dangerous about America's current Religious Right.

Superstition In All Ages Common Sense

Superstition In All Ages Common Sense
Author: Baron d' Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1613105843
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Common sense dietetics By

Common sense dietetics  By
Author: Christiaan Louis Leipoldt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1911
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Diet
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Experience Evidence and Sense

Experience  Evidence  and Sense
Author: Anna Wierzbicka
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-06-24
ISBN: 0199709807
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experience Evidence and Sense Book Excerpt:

This book is based on two ideas: first, that any language--English no less than any other-represents a universe of meaning, shaped by the history and experience of the men and women who have created it, and second, that in any language certain culture--specific words act as linchpins for whole networks of meanings, and that penetrating the meanings of those key words can therefore open our eyes to an entire cultural universe. In this book Anna Wierzbicka demonstrates that three uniquely English words--evidence, experience, and sense--are exactly such linchpins. Using a rigorous plain language approach to meaning analysis, she unpacks the dense cultural meanings of these key words, disentangles their multiple meanings, and traces their origins back to the tradition of British empiricism. In so doing she reveals much about cultural attitudes embedded not only in British and American English, but also English as a global language. An interdisciplinary work, Experience, Evidence, and Sense will be of interest to both scholars and students in linguistics and English, as well as historians of ideas, sociologists, anthropologists, literary scholars, and scholars of communication.

John Grote

John Grote
Author: Lauchlin D. MacDonald
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401192391
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Grote Book Excerpt:

An objective of this book is to discuss some of the contributions made by John Grote to philosophy. This work is an extension of a dissertation written for the doctorate at Boston University. The author wishes to acknowledge the invaluable assistance in many places to Professor Peter A. Bertocci and the late Professor Edgar S. Brightman both of whom read the entire manuscript in its original form. Also, the author acknowledges the encouraging interest and support of his wife, Helen, whose many suggestions have improved the writing and without whose assistance this work would not have been accomplished. The author assumes complete responsibility for whatever errors or deficiencies appear in the book. All known writings of Grote are listed and the more important ones analyzed. LAUCHLIN D. MACDONALD CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1. JOHN GROTE'S LIFE i. Sketch of his life John Grote will remain best known by reason of the thought formu lated in the Exploratio Philosophica, or Rough Notes on Modern I ntellectu al Science. To the philosophical world of his own time he was well known as the teacher who ably held the chair of Moral Philosophy in the University of Cambridge from r855 until the year of his death, r866, to the Knightbridge Professor, William Whewell whose in succession Philosophy of Science is the subject of at least one chapter of the Exploratio Philosophica. Grote's birthplace was Beckenham in Kent, and the date, May 5, r8r3.

Real Materialism

Real Materialism
Author: Galen Strawson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2008-05-29
ISBN: 019155619X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Materialism Book Excerpt:

Real Materialism draws together papers written over twenty years by Galen Strawson in philosophy of mind and metaphysics. Strawson focuses on five main areas of enquiry: [1] the nature of the physical, consciousness, the 'mind-body problem', and the prospects for panpsychism; [2] the self, the subject of experience, self-consciousness, and the 'narrative' self; [3] free will and moral responsibility; [4] the nature of thought and intentionality and their connection with consciousness; [5] the problem of causation with particular reference to the philosophy of David Hume.

Shakespeare Sense

Shakespeare   Sense
Author: Simon Smith
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-05-14
ISBN: 1474273246
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare Sense Book Excerpt:

Shakespeare | Sense explores the intersection of Shakespeare and sensory studies, asking what sensation can tell us about early modern drama and poetry, and, conversely, how Shakespeare explores the senses in his literary craft, his fictional worlds, and his stagecraft. 15 substantial new essays by leading Shakespeareans working in sensory studies and related disciplines interrogate every aspect of Shakespeare and sense, from the place of hearing, smell, sight, touch, and taste in early modern life, literature, and performance culture, through to the significance of sensation in 21st century engagements with Shakespeare on stage, screen and page. The volume explores and develops current methods for studying Shakespeare and sensation, reflecting upon the opportunities and challenges created by this emergent and influential area of scholarly enquiry. Many chapters develop fresh readings of particular plays and poems, from Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, and The Tempest to less-studied works such as The Comedy of Errors, Venus and Adonis, Troilus and Cressida, and Cymbeline.

Speak Lord I m Listening

Speak Lord  I m Listening
Author: Larry Kreider
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN: 1441268405
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speak Lord I m Listening Book Excerpt:

Jesus said, "My sheep hear My voice," but many Christians do not know how to hear from God. In this practical, story-rich guidebook, international teacher Larry Kreider shows believers how to develop a listening relationship with the Lord. Speak Lord, I'm Listening explores the multiple ways Christians can hear the voice of God in today's world. It offers real-life examples of how God teaches His followers to listen. Contains tips in each chapter for distinguishing His voice from the noise of Satan's interference. Christians across the denominational spectrum will develop a closer and deeper relationship with God as they learn fifty unique ways to listen to Him. You will realize that God was speaking to you all along but, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, you didn't know it was Him!

Connecting Sociology to Our Lives

Connecting Sociology to Our Lives
Author: Tim Delaney
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN: 131726214X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Connecting Sociology to Our Lives Book Excerpt:

Many introductory texts claim to make sociology relevant to student interests. Perhaps no other text has done this so completely - and engagingly - as Connecting Sociology to Our Lives. Tim Delaney not only uses popular and contemporary culture examples, he explains sociology thoroughly within the frame of the contemporary culture of students - a culture shaped by political, economic, and environmental trends just as much as by today's pop stars. This book will help academics to engage their students in sociology through the prism of their own culture. It involves students in critical thinking and classroom discussion through the book's many 'What Do You Think?' inserts, and will inspire them to careers with the book's unique chapter, 'Sociology's Place in Society: Completing the Connection'.

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Science
Author: Philipp Frank
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN: 0486162176
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Science Book Excerpt:

A distinguished mathematician traces the history of science, illustrating philosophy's ongoing role, explaining technology's erosion of the rapport between the two fields, and offering suggestions for their reunion. 1962 edition.

Education and Psychology in Interaction

Education and Psychology in Interaction
Author: Brahm Norwich
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 1134591888
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education and Psychology in Interaction Book Excerpt:

This book takes an in-depth look at how education and psychology relate to each other, and at the current state of this relationship. Through comprehensive analysis of the ideological, historical, social and professional contexts of this interaction, the author develops the theme that, despite basic differences in aims, the fields are interconnected.

Sharp s Tracts on Homoeopathy

Sharp s Tracts on Homoeopathy
Author: William Sharp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Homeopathy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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K Kanaka Stand Tall

K   Kanaka  Stand Tall
Author: George H. Kanahele,George S. Kanahele
Publsiher: Kolowalu Book
Total Pages: 529
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ethnopsychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Interior Design

The Handbook of Interior Design
Author: Jo Ann Asher Thompson,Nancy Blossom
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2015-02-09
ISBN: 1118532384
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Interior Design Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Interior Design explores ways of thinkingthat inform the discipline of interior design. It challengesreaders to consider the connections within theory, research, andpractice and the critical underpinnings that have shaped interiordesign. Offers a theory of interior design by moving beyond adescriptive approach to the discipline to a 'why and how' study ofinteriors Provides a full overview of the most current Interior Designresearch and scholarly thought from around the world Explores examples of research designs and methodologicalapproaches that are applicable to interior design upper divisionand graduate education courses Brings together an international team of contributors,including well established scholars alongside emerging voices inthe field – reflecting mature and emergent ideas,research, and philosophies in the field Exemplifies where interior design sits in its maturation as adiscipline and profession through inclusion of diverse authors,topics, and ideas