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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...ssive, coercive, or bureaucratic." (Honderich, Ted, ed. - The Oxford Companion to Philosophy - Oxford University Press, New York, 1995 - p. 31) A... ...ed: Natural Selection IS the vital power itself. Modern Physics is converging with Philosophy (possibly with the philosophical side of Religion as ... ...ors and, lately, by (neuronal) network metaphors. Metaphors are not confined to the philosophy of neurology. Architects and mathematicians, for inst... ...ck to the future", communism was surely "forward to the past". Competition A. THE PHILOSOPHY OF COMPETITION The aims of competition (anti-trust) l... ... of whatever life I can to attain its highest development." Albert Schweitzer, "Philosophy of Civilization," 1923 The Encyclopaedia Britannica ... ...n no Microsoft or Intel. It would seem that both management gurus and ivory tower academics agree that innovation - technological and financial - ... ...e year than Albert Einstein did in his entire life. This strikes many - especially academics - as unfair. Surely Einstein's contributions to human ... ...ns. It is not rare for these people – lawyers, accountants, consultants, managers, academics – to put in 80 hour weeks. The phenomenon is so widesp... ...ock Market", the authors - Marcus Miller, Paul Weller, and Lei Zhang, all respected academics - accuse the Fed of creating a "Greenspan Put". In a s...

...Cyclopedia of issues in modern philosophy: The philosophy of science and religion, the cognitive sciences, cultural studies, aesthetics, art and literature, the philosophy of economics, the philosophy of psychology, and ethics....

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...at define prop- erty in the information age. It is that problem, its history, philosophy, and politics that I try to sketch out in the pages ahead. Ack... ...dangerous goal. You have never heard true condescension until you have heard academics pronounce the word “popularizer.” They say it as Isadora Duncan... ...efferson and Macaulay focused do not disappear merely because one embraces a philosophy of moral rights—if anything, they become more pressing, partic... ... ___ 37278_u01.qxd 8/28/08 11:04 AM Page 36 als had been nurtured on the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment and the history of the struggle ... ...r. And it does this all with humor, without jargon, and in rhyming couplets. Academics should take note. Like most criticisms of the enclosure movemen... ...ic and song lyrics are among the most aggressive of the lot. Year after year academics, critics, and historians pay fairly substantial fees (by our st... ... the state of research and development at which rights claims are made. Many academics who study both science’s organiza- tional structure and the int... ...Gates, General Partner, Micro-Soft.” The hyphen would disappear in time. The philosophy stuck around. Though there are quibbles about the facts in Gat... ......

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...dy. Wanda and I go way back. We got our doctorates at the same time at your alma mater Commander. Of course I was in psychology and she was in philos... ...g between our conscience and our more basic sensual pleasures. ―As you know, one of the basic questions in psychology, anthropology and philos... ...rdained!‖ —―I get the pun. I‘m sure Thomas Aquinas is turning over in his grave seeing you using language for frivolity rather than for philos... ... people have been highly instrumental in developing our morals, our mores, and our laws. ―These people‘s humor is real and related to philos... ... 32 —―Right. So because of an early lack of power in our infancy and childhood we spend our lives seeking it--in success in sports and academ... ...different cities and countries. That way each is an expert in a geographical area that the others don‘t know. Those who can‘t find success in academ... ... people in your country are in school, either working on a college degree or are taking classes that help them to enjoy life more. Classes in philos... ...t home, but it is the school‘s job to make this happen. This is done in the social areas of the curriculum. Our curriculum extends beyond the academ... ...the curriculum. Our curriculum extends beyond the academics. Here we have learned much from your American education, but we have not left the academ...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

...ock Market", the authors - Marcus Miller, Paul Weller, and Lei Zhang, all respected academics - accuse the Fed of creating a "Greenspan Put". In a s... ...n no Microsoft or Intel. It would seem that both management gurus and ivory tower academics agree that innovation - technological and financial - ... ...e year than Albert Einstein did in his entire life. This strikes many - especially academics - as unfair. Surely Einstein's contributions to human ... ...s) is morally dubious. Anti-tax movements have sprung all over the world and their philosophy permeates the ideology of political parties in many c... ...proach. That the market is wiser than any of its participants is a pillar of the philosophy of capitalism. In its pure form, the theory claims th... ...a Spanish author and thinker, once wrote that it is impossible to design a coherent philosophy of economics not founded on our mortality. The Grim ... ...ssig, for "The Industry Standard", he observed: "There is growing skepticism among academics about whether such state-imposed monopolies help a rap... ...ess. The Open Source movement exposes the myths underlying current property rights philosophy and is thus subversive. But the inane expansion of in... ...icians and is renowned (and notorious) for its prescriptive - some say meddlesome - philosophy and tactics. "The Economist" remarked sardonically: "...

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Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies

By: Sam Vaknin

...e exchange of (restricted and open) research results among scientists and academics in participating institutions - it was supposed to provide insta... ... news. Enter Scindex and its Academic Resource Channel. Established by academics and software experts from Bulgaria, it epitomizes the tearing do... ...threaten the future of intellectual property rights. One is the Internet. Academics, fed up with the monopolistic practices of professional publicati... ...e exchange of (restricted and open) research results among scientists and academics in participating institutions - it was supposed to provide insta... ...umbents and their avaricious pricing. Peter Suber has both a Ph.D. in philosophy and a J.D. He is a professor of philosophy at Earlham College, ... ...y Institute on FOS issues. He is the general editor of the Web's foremost philosophy search engine Hippias and co-editor of Noesis, both available o... ...esis, both available online free of charge. He serves on the Committee on Philosophy and Computers of the American Philosophical Association. He is ... ...rent. Consider, for instance the online and free Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Each entry is written by an expert but is frequently revised b... ...ned in the past 35 years of thinking about eBooks is that the underlying philosophy since time immemorial is: "It is better if I have it, and YOU d...

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Facts and Fictions in the Securities Industry

By: Sam Vaknin

...e year than Albert Einstein did in his entire life. This strikes many - especially academics - as unfair. Surely Einstein's contributions to human ... ...s) is morally dubious. Anti-tax movements have sprung all over the world and their philosophy permeates the ideology of political parties in many c... ...approach. That the market is wiser than any of its participants is a pillar of the philosophy of capitalism. In its pure form, the theory claims th... ...ock Market", the authors - Marcus Miller, Paul Weller, and Lei Zhang, all respected academics - accuse the Fed of creating a "Greenspan Put". In a s... ...its special, local conditions. Still, a few things - the spirit of the law and its philosophy - are common to all the versions. Arguably, the most ... ...g is a brief discussion of chapter 11 intended to demonstrate this spirit and this philosophy. This chapter allows for a mechanism called "reorga... ... a few semesters in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. Ph.D. in Philosophy (major: Philosophy of Physics) – Pacific Western Univ...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VII : Book 7 Visit to Indus

By: Bob Oconnor

...k that the great traditions of our sub-continent need to be continued, so philosophy, religion and the arts are given a strong emphasis in our educa... ...As Nietzsche pointed out, we have achieved in many truly human areas like philosophy, religion, literature, music, the visual arts of painting, sculp... ...y on the Indian subcontinent. YOGAS ―In Indian philosophy, Yoga is the name of one of the six approaches to realizing on... ...r advancement. We need doctors, teachers, engineers and a number of other academics to pull us into the 21 st Century. Many who follow the academic... ...ic assumptions that people use and realize that certainty in the areas of philosophy and religion is not possible.‖ —―You don‘t seem to agree... ...oking at ecology, food production, and population movements. We can study philosophy and ethics while studying religion. We also teach our Hindu rel...

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The Future of the Internet : And How to Stop It

By: Jonathan Zittrain

...an any of the pro- prietary networks. Most of the Internet’s architects were academics, amateurs like T om Jennings in the sense that they undertook t... ...thing for the Internet to work the way it was designed when de- ployed among academics whose raison d’être was to build functioning net- works. But th... ...been slowly growing in Inter- net research communities. Nearly two-thirds of academics, social analysts, and industry leaders surveyed by the Pew Inte... ...chnology and, to some degree, draws upon their mean- ings. The Free Software Philosophy The normative ideals of the free software movement and the des... ...criptive attri- butes of generativity have much in common. According to this philosophy, any software functionality enjoyed by one person should be un... ...person should be understandable and modifiable by everyone. The free software philosophy emphasizes the value of sharing not only a tool’s functionalit... ...atever they come up with. 29 But large firms struggling to learn lessons from academics about becoming more creative need not be the only sources of in... ... S. 661 (1998). 9. GNU, The Free Software Definition, http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html (last visited May 16, 2007). This definition shoul... ...cs.harvard .edu/~goodell/blossom (last visited May 15, 2007) (describing the philosophy, design objectives, and implementation of the Blossom network,...

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And Gulliver Returns Book I : Touchdown

By: Bob Oconnor

...cerned? No! The world needs more souls now. Only a few scientists and other academics seem to realize the catastrophe that is already here.” ... ... opinion? As I see it science looks at how the universe works, religion and philosophy look at why. When a scientist tells you how to behave he is ou... ...a broad knowledge of history or science or a comprehensive understanding of philosophy or theology. Their thinking seems to be simply that their Sup... ...act did in some cases.” —“Wait a minute padre. I know you’ve studied more philosophy than I have, but you know that bringing in Hitler is a logica... ...ike it when I bring up Hitler, but those were two major factors in his Nazi philosophy.” —“We’ve already discussed eugenics. Yes it was tried in N...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...ssive, coercive, or bureaucratic." (Honderich, Ted, ed. - The Oxford Companion to Philosophy - Oxford University Press, New York, 1995 - p. 31) A... ...ed: Natural Selection IS the vital power itself. Modern Physics is converging with Philosophy (possibly with the philosophical side of Religion as ... ...ors and, lately, by (neuronal) network metaphors. Metaphors are not confined to the philosophy of neurology. Architects and mathematicians, for inst... ...ck to the future", communism was surely "forward to the past". Competition A. THE PHILOSOPHY OF COMPETITION The aims of competition (anti-trust) l... ... of whatever life I can to attain its highest development." Albert Schweitzer, "Philosophy of Civilization," 1923 The Encyclopaedia Britannica ... ...n no Microsoft or Intel. It would seem that both management gurus and ivory tower academics agree that innovation - technological and financial - ... ...e year than Albert Einstein did in his entire life. This strikes many - especially academics - as unfair. Surely Einstein's contributions to human ... ...ns. It is not rare for these people – lawyers, accountants, consultants, managers, academics – to put in 80 hour weeks. The phenomenon is so widesp... ...ock Market", the authors - Marcus Miller, Paul Weller, and Lei Zhang, all respected academics - accuse the Fed of creating a "Greenspan Put". In a s...

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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...erfect epitome of his slow mental activity for books. Slow in that respect, academics with their words and numbers in infinity have stood out like th... ... dilated her pupils. Gabriele thought about this subject or quasi-subject of philosophy. She wasn't even a philosopher and yet in a minute and a half ... ...him, she could advocate Gabrieleism everywhere. It would be her movement--a philosophy of self-containment and human empowerment to ward off loneline... ... into them because they were the substance of who he was. As the founder of philosophy, Thales, stated, everything was made of water. Sang Huin, this... ... smoke and voices, she saw eccentric greatness within him. She knew that his philosophy was hers: for those individuals who could accept silence and n... ... what he construed to be their life together. His mind began to refine some philosophy or perspective from the raw material of his feeling and his wh...

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The Confidence- Man

By: Herman Melville

... any serious degree (supposing such degree of it to be), by observation or philosophy; for that, probably, his nature, by its opposition, imperfectly ... ... to his stumps by fortune, could be ever thrown off the legs of a laughing philosophy. Foiled again, the good merchant would not desist, but ven- ture... ... sequel may show, not less acquainted, in a Spar- tan way of his own, with philosophy and books, than with wood-craft and rifles. He must have overhea... ...ed on strictly philosophi- cal and physio—” “Look you—come up here—how, by philosophy or physi- ology either, make good boys to order? Come up here. D... ...mportant argument, much more in evolving the grand central forces of a new philosophy of boys, as I may say, surely you will kindly allow scope ad- eq... ...t is in kindliness—and all for so paltry a sum. Security? Our being fellow-academics, and friends from childhood up, is security.” “Pardon me, my dear... ...om childhood up, is security.” “Pardon me, my dear Frank, our being fellow-academics is the worst of securities; while, our having been friends from c...

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Paradise Regained

By: John Milton

...d fulmin’d over Greece, 270 To Macedon, and Artaxerxes Throne; To sage Philosophy next lend thine ear, From Heaven descended to the low-rooft ... ... mouth issu’d forth Mellifluous streams that water’d all the schools Of Academics old and new, with those Sirnam’d Peripatetics, and the Sect ...

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Guy Mannering

By: Sir Walter Scott

... every reader must have observed, that neither natural apathy nor acquired philosophy can render country gentle- men insensible to the grievances whic... ... off by the gipsies, like a second Adam Smith, [* The father of Economical Philosophy was, when a child, carried off by gipsies, and remained some hou... ...though a profound scholar and mathematician, had not trav- elled so far in philosophy as to doubt the reality of witch- craft or apparitions. Born ind... ... and an agitated mind—his stoicism, however, came in time to his aid; that philosophy, which, rooted in pride, yet frequently bears the fruits of vir-... ...aniel, who received the libation with a howl that did little honour to his philosophy. The Colonel’s equanimity was rather shaken by this last blunder... ...the difference between Plato and Zenocrates.” “The former was chief of the Academics, the latter of the Sto- ics,” said the Dominie, with some scorn o...

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Master Francis Rabelais Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel

By: Thomas Urquhart

...; Where, though you monsters and grotescoes see, You meet all mysteries of philosophy. For he was wise and sovereignly bred To know what mankind is, h... ...I would have thee to know the texts by heart, and then to confer them with philosophy. Now, in matter of the knowledge of the works of nature, I would... ...more, seeing the laws are excerpted out of the middle of moral and natural philosophy, how should these fools have understood it, that have, by G—, st... ...w should these fools have understood it, that have, by G—, studied less in philosophy than my mule? In respect of human learning and the knowledge of ... ...nd, and that only to see you and to confer with you about some passages in philosophy, of geomancy, and of the cabalistic art, whereof I am doubtful a... ...town and other places. Likewise I will not dispute after the manner of the Academics by declamation; nor yet by num- bers, as Pythagoras was wont to d... ... be the great soul of the universe, which, according to the opinion of the Academics, vivifieth all manner of things. In confirmation whereof, that yo... ...t say it is death. I will not meddle with the disputes of Socrates and the academics, that death of itself is neither bad nor to be feared, but I will... ...d Epistemon, is related of the daemon of Socrates, so celebrated among the Academics. Well then, sir, said Friar John, while the ship’s crew water hav...

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