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  • The Cambridge companion to Foucault / edited by Gary Gutting
    B 2430 F724C36 1994eb
    Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. Michel Foucault, one of the most important of contemporary French thinkers, exerted a profound influence on philosophy, history, and social theory. Foucault attempted to reveal the historical contingency of ideas that present themselves as necessary truths. He carried out this project in a series of original and strikingly controversial studies on the origins of modern medical and social scientific disciplines. These studies have raised fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of knowledge and its relation to power structures that have become major topics of discussion throughout the humanities and social sciences.

  • Deleuze on music, painting, and the arts / Ronald Bogue
    B 2430 D454 B63 2003eb

  • The Cambridge companion to Christian ethics / edited by Robin Gill
    BJ 1251 C246 2012eb
    In this second edition of the best-selling Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics, Robin Gill brings together twenty essays by leading experts, to provide a comprehensive introduction to Christian ethics which is both authoritative and up to date. This volume boasts four entirely new chapters, while previous chapters and all bibliographies have been updated to reflect significant developments in the field over the last decade. Gill offers a superb overview of the subject, examining the scriptural bases of ethics as well as discussing Christian ethics in the context of contemporary issues, including war and the arms trade, social justice, ecology, economics, medicine and genetics. All of the contributors have a proven track record of balanced, comprehensive and comprehensible writing making this book an accessible and invaluable source not only for students in upper-level undergraduate courses, graduate students and teachers, but anyone interested in Christian ethics today.

  • The social foundations of emotion : developmental, cultural, and clinical dimensions / Stefan G. Hofmann and Stacey N. Doan
    BF 531 H6423 2018eb

  • Xenosophia and Religion : Biographical and Statistical Paths for a Culture of Welcome / Heinz Streib, Constantin Klein, editors

  • Object relations, Buddhism, and relationality in womanist practical theology / Pamela Ayo Yetunde

  • Pragmatic Inquiry and Religious Communities : Charles Peirce, Signs, and Inhabited Experiments / Brandon Daniel-Hughes

  • Agricultural Ethics in East Asian Perspective : A Transpacific Dialogue / Paul B. Thompson, Kirill O. Thompson, editors

  • Ethics without self, Dharma without Atman : Western and Buddhist philosophical traditions in dialogue / Gordon F. Davis, editor

  • Epistemic relativism and scepticism : unwinding the braid / Steven Bland

  • Handbook of Legal Reasoning and Argumentation

    This handbook addresses legal reasoning and argumentation from a logical, philosophical and legal perspective. The main forms of legal reasoning and argumentation are covered in an exhaustive and critical fashion, and are analysed in connection with more general types (and problems) of reasoning. Accordingly, the subject matter of the handbook divides in three parts. The first one introduces and discusses the basic concepts of practical reasoning. The second one discusses the general structures and procedures of reasoning and argumentation that are relevant to legal discourse. The third one looks at their instantiations and developments of these aspects of argumentation as they are put to work in the law, in different areas and applications of legal reasoning.

  • New Developments in the Cognitive Science of Religion : The Rationality of Religious Belief / Hans van Eyghen, Rik Peels, Gijsbert van den Brink, editors

  • Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism / Zayn R. Kassam, Yudit Kornberg Greenberg, Jehan Bagli, editors
    BL 2001.3 I85 2018

    The earlier volume in this series dealt with two religions of Indian origin, namely, Buddhism and Jainism. The Indian religious scene, however, is characterized by not only religions which originated in India but also by religions which entered India from outside India and made their home here. Thus religious life in India has been enlivened throughout its history by the presence of religions of foreign origin on its soil almost from the very time they came into existence. This volume covers three such religions--Zoraoastrianism, Judaism, and Islam . In the case of Zoraostianism, even its very beginnings are intertwined with India, as Zoroastrianism reformed a preexisting religion which had strong links to the Vedic heritage of India. This relationship took on a new dimension when a Zoroastrian community, fearing persecution in Persia after its Arab conquest, sought shelter in western India and ultimately went on to produce India's pioneering nationalist in the figure of Dadabhai Naoroji ( 1825-1917), also known as the Grand Old Man of India. Jews found refuge in south India after the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in 70 C.E. and have remained a part of the Indian religious scene since then, some even returning to Israel after it was founded in 1948. Islam arrived in Kerala as soon as it was founded and one of the earliest mosques in the history of Islam is found in India. Islam differs from the previously mentioned religions inasmuch as it went on to gain political hegemony over parts of the country for considerable periods of time, which meant that its impact on the religious life of the subcontinent has been greater compared to the other religions. It has also meant that Islam has existed in a religiously plural environment in India for a longer period than elsewhere in the world so that not only has Islam left a mark on India, India has also left its mark on it. Indeed all the three religions covered in this volume share this dual feature, that they have profoundly influenced Indian religious life and have also in turn been profoundly influenced by their presence in India.

  • The demons of William James : religious pragmatism explores unusual mental states / Tadd Ruetenik

  • Transparency, society and subjectivity : critical perspectives / Emmanuel Alloa and Dieter Thomä, editors

  • Reimagining Christian education : cultivating transformative approaches / Johannes M. Luetz, Tony Dowden, Beverley Norsworthy, editors

  • Emotional intelligence in education : integrating research with practice / Kateryna V. Keefer, James D.A. Parker, Donald H. Saklofske, editors

  • The Lvov-Warsaw school, past and present / Ángel Garrido, Urszula Wybraniec-Skardowska, editors

  • Religious education : between radicalism and tolerance / Ednan Aslan, Margaret Rausch, editors

  • Heidegger's Poetic Projection of Being by Marius Johan Geertsema

  • Limbo Reapplied On Living in Perennial Crisis and the Immanent Afterlife / by Kristof K.P. Vanhoutte

  • The Case Against Theism Why the Evidence Disproves God's Existence / by Raphael Lataster

  • What Does it Mean to be an Empiricist? Empiricisms in Eighteenth Century Sciences / edited by Siegfried Bodenmann, Anne-Lise Rey

  • Well-being, Sustainability and Social Development The Netherlands 1850–2050 / by Harry Lintsen, Frank Veraart, Jan-Pieter Smits, John Grin

  • Women and men in the Qurʼan / Asma Lamrabet

    This book distinguishes Islam as a spiritual message from the sociopolitical context of its revelation. While the sacred text of the Quran reveals a clear empowerment of women and equality of believers, such spirit is barely reflected in the interpretations. Trapped between Western rhetoric that portrays them as submissive figures in desperate need of liberation, and centuries-old, parochial interpretations that have almost become part of the "sacred," Muslim women are pressured and profoundly misunderstood. Asma Lamrabet laments this state of affairs and the inclination of both Muslims and non-Muslims to readily embrace flawed human interpretations that devalue women rather than remaining faithful to the meaning of the Sacred Text. Full of insight, this study carefully reads the Qur'an to arrive at its deeper spiritual teachings.

  • The Jungian Strand in transatlantic modernism / Jay Sherry

  • Global Psychologies : Mental Health and the Global South / Suman Fernando, Roy Moodley, editors

  • Handbook of Giftedness in Children Psychoeducational Theory, Research, and Best Practices / edited by Steven I. Pfeiffer

  • The Contextual Character of Moral Integrity Transcultural Psychological Applications / by Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová

  • Kindergarten transition and readiness : promoting cognitive, social-emotional, and self-regulatory development / Andrew J. Mashburn, Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Katherine C. Pears editors

  • Technologies of the self : a seminar with Michel Foucault / edited by Luther H. Martin, Huck Gutman, Patrick H. Hutton
    BD 450 T39 1988
    This volume is a wonderful introduction to Foucault and a testimony to the deep humanity of the man himself.

  • Naming and necessity / Saul A. Kripke
    BD 417 K74 1980

  • Baal and the Politics of Poetry / Aaron Tugendhaft
    BL 1671 T844 2017

  • Progress(es), Theories and Practices : Proceedings of the 3rd International Multidisciplinary Congress on Proportion Harmonies Identities (PHI 2017), October 4-7, 2017, Bari, Italy / Mário S. Ming Kong
    BH 301 H3M564 2017

  • The Handbook of Operator Fatigue / editors, P.A. Hancock, Paula A. Desmond
    BF 482 M388 2017

  • Visual perception from a computer graphics perspective / William B. Thompson. [et al.]
    BF 241 V5674 2011

    This book provides an introduction to human visual perception suitable for readers studying or working in the fields of computer graphics and visualization, cognitive science, and visual neuroscience. It focuses on how computer graphics images are generated, rather than solely on the organization of the visual system itself; therefore, the text provides a more direct tie between image generation and the resulting perceptual phenomena. It covers such topics as the perception of material properties, illumination, the perception of pictorial space, image statistics, perception and action, and spatial cognition.

  • Bursting the big data bubble : the case for intuition-based decision making / edited by Jay Liebowitz
    BF 315.5 B875 2014

    As we get caught up in the quagmire of Big Data and analytics, it remains critically important to be able to reflect and apply insights, experience, and intuition to your decision-making process. In fact, a recent research study at Tel Aviv University found that executives who relied on their intuition were 90 percent accurate in their decisions.

    Bursting the Big Data Bubble: The Case for Intuition-Based Decision Making focuses on this intuition-based decision making. The book does not discount data-based decision making, especially for decisions that are important and complex. Instead, it emphasizes the importance of applying intuition, gut feel, spirituality, experiential learning, and insight as key factors in the executive decision-making process.

    Explaining how intuition is a product of past experience, learning, and ambient factors, the text outlines methods that will help to enhance your data-driven decision-making process with intuition-based decision making. The first part of the book, the "Research Track", presents contributions from leading researchers worldwide on the topic of intuition-based decision making as applied to management.

    In the second part of the book, the "Practice Track," global executives and senior managers in industry, government, universities, and not-for-profits present vignettes that illustrate how they have used their intuition in making key decisions.

    The research part of the book helps to frame the problem and address leading research in intuition-based decision making. The second part then explains how to apply these intuition-based concepts and issues in your own decision-making process.

  • Digital humanitarians : how big data is changing the face of humanitarian response / Patrick Meier
    BJ 1475.3 M45 2015

    The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralyzing to humanitarian response as the lack of information. This flash flood of information--social media, satellite imagery and more--is often referred to as Big Data. Making sense of this data deluge during disasters is proving an impossible challenge for traditional humanitarian organizations, which explains why they're turning to Digital Humanitarians. Who exactly are these Digital Humanitarians and how do they make sense of Big Data? Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data Is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response answers this question.

    Digital Humanitarians are you, me, all of us--volunteers, students and professionals from the world over and from all walks of life. What do they share in common? They desire to make a difference, and they do by rapidly mobilizing online in collaboration with international humanitarian organizations. In virtually real-time, they make sense of vast volumes of social media, SMS and imagery captured from satellites and UAVs to support relief efforts worldwide. How? They craft and leverage ingenious crowdsourcing solutions with trail-blazing insights from artificial intelligence.

    This book charts the sudden and spectacular rise of Digital Humanitarians by sharing their remarkable, real-life stories, highlighting how their humanity coupled with innovative solutions to Big Data is changing humanitarian response forever. Digital Humanitarians will make you think differently about what it means to be humanitarian and will invite you to join the journey online.

  • Spiritual care for healthcare professionals : reflecting on clinical practice / Tom Gordon, Ewan Kelly, and David Mitchell ; foreword by Stephen Thornton
    BL 65 M4G67 2011
    In the past 10 years spirituality and spiritual care have been much debated in professional healthcare literature, highlighting the need for a recognised definition of spiritual care to enable appropriate assessment of, and response to, spiritual issues. This accessible and highly relevant book surveys the numerous statements, guidelines and standards highlighted by these discussions, and equips healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skills and competence to provide the essence of spiritual care within their professional practice. Practical and evidence-based, this manual proves that delivery of good, professional spiritual care can build on intuitive human skills, and can be taught, learned, assessed and quantified. It gives readers the opportunity to move on from uncertainties about their role in the delivery of spiritual care by allowing them to asses and improve their understanding, skills and clinical practice in this area of care. Spiritual Care for Healthcare Professionals clearly grounds spiritual care in clinical practice. It is highly recommended for supporting academic study and encouraging healthcare practitioners to reflect on their practice and develop skills in spiritual assessment and care. Aimed at all healthcare professionals, it can be used by individual practitioners for continuing professional development as well as by academic staff developing educational programmes.

  • Bayesian psychometric modeling / Roy Levy, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, Robert J. Mislevy, Educational Testing Service, Princeton New Jersey, USA
    BF 39.2 B39L49 2016

    A Single Cohesive Framework of Tools and Procedures for Psychometrics and Assessment

    Bayesian Psychometric Modelingpresents a unified Bayesian approach across traditionally separate families of psychometric models. It shows that Bayesian techniques, as alternatives to conventional approaches, offer distinct and profound advantages in achieving many goals of psychometrics.

    Adopting a Bayesian approach can aid in unifying seemingly disparate--and sometimes conflicting--ideas and activities in psychometrics. This book explains both how to perform psychometrics using Bayesian methods and why many of the activities in psychometrics align with Bayesian thinking.

    The first part of the book introduces foundational principles and statistical models, including conceptual issues, normal distribution models, Markov chain Monte Carlo estimation, and regression. Focusing more directly on psychometrics, the second part covers popular psychometric models, including classical test theory, factor analysis, item response theory, latent class analysis, and Bayesian networks. Throughout the book, procedures are illustrated using examples primarily from educational assessments. A supplementary website provides the datasets, WinBUGS code, R code, and Netica files used in the examples.

  • Statistical misconceptions / Schuyler W. Huck
    BF 39 H83 2009

    Brief and inexpensive, this engaging book helps readers identify and then discard 52 misconceptions about data and statistical summaries. The focus is on major concepts contained in typical undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics, research methods, or quantitative analysis. Fun interactive Internet exercises that further promote undoing the misconceptions are found on the book's website.

    The author's accessible discussion of each misconception has five parts:

    The Misconception - a brief description of the misunderstanding Evidence that the Misconception Exists - examples and claimed prevalence Why the Misconception is Dangerous - consequence of having the misunderstanding Undoing the Misconception - how to think correctly about the concept Internet Assignment - an interactive activity to help readers gain a firm grasp of the statistical concept and overcome the misconception.

    The book's statistical misconceptions are grouped into 12 chapters that match the topics typically taught in introductory/intermediate courses. However, each of the 52 discussions is self-contained, thus allowing the misconceptions to be covered in any order without confusing the reader. Organized and presented in this manner, the book is an ideal supplement for any standard textbook.

    Statistical Misconceptionsis appropriate for courses taught in a variety of disciplines including psychology, medicine, education, nursing, business, and the social sciences. The book also will benefit independent researchers interested in undoing their statistical misconceptions.

  • Decision modes in complex task environments / Norbert Steigenberger, Thomas Lubcke, Heather M. Fiala, Alina Riebschlager
    BF 448 S74 2017

  • Diagnostic expertise in organizational environments / edited by Mark W. Wiggins and Thomas Loveday, Macquarie University, Australia
    BF 378 E94W54 2016

  • Complexity and the human experience : modeling complexity in the humanities and social sciences / edited by Paul A. Youngman, Mirsad Hadzikadic
    B 105 C473C66 2014

    Questions of values, ontologies, ethics, aesthetics, discourse, origins, language, literature, and meaning do not lend themselves readily, or traditionally, to equations, probabilities, and models. However, with the increased adoption of natural science tools in economics, anthropology, and political science--to name only a few social scientific fields highlighted in this volume--quantitative methods in the humanities are becoming more common.

    The theory of complexity holds significant promise for better understanding social and human phenomena based on interactions among the participating "agents," whatever they may be: a thought, a person, a conversation, a sentence, or an email. Such systems can exhibit phase transitions, feedback loops, self-organization, and emergent properties. These dynamic systems lend themselves naturally to the kind of analysis made possible by models and simulations developed with complex science tools. This volume offers a tour of quantitative analyses, models, and simulations of humanities and social science phenomena that have been historically the purview of qualitative methods.

  • Finding a sacred Oasis in grief : a resource manual for pastoral care givers / by Steven Jeffers and Harold Ivan Smith
    This work includes a foreword by John D Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Coordinator for Kings College Center for Education about Death and Bereavement, Ontario, Canada. This practical resource guides the reader though all aspects of the grieving process and offers thought-provoking and inspirational advice on support. With exercises, tips, and contacts for further assistance, "Finding a Sacred Oasis in Grief" provides a comprehensive understanding of this potentially difficult and complex topic. It examines different types of grief and various approaches, along with reference guides to particular religions and their traditions adopting a comprehensive, multi-faith approach. Pastoral care providers and religious leaders will find the unique, hands-on approach invaluable, as will members of support organisations and volunteer carers. It is also ideal for seminary and ministry students, counsellors, therapists and other care professionals. "Gives caregivers the tools to help dying and grieving persons face the best and worst that life has to offer. It is the worst, because death means the end of the attachments that make life worthwhile. It is the best, because it shows us what is truly meaningful and important in life. Mortality is a great gift if we have the knowledge and the courtesy to face it." - John D Morgan, in the Foreword.

  • Divine love in Islamic mysticism : the teachings of al-Ghazali and al-Dabbagh / Binyamin Abrahamov
    BP 189.65 L68A26 2003
    The two theories of divine love that are examined in this book have their foundations in Greek, Jewish, Christian and Muslim ideas. Al-Ghazâlî (twelfth century) was influenced mainly by Plato and Ibn Sina's teachings, while al-Dabbâgh (thirteenth century), who accepted some Ghazâlîan notions, developed a theory of divine love that can be traced back to Neoplatonism. Both scholars created complete theories of divine love that include definitions of love, its causes and signs, the ways to love God, God's love for man, and kinds of love. The book will interest students of theology, philosophy and mysticism in general, and students of Islam in particular.

  • Just culture : balancing safety and accountability / Sidney Dekker
    BJ 1725 D45 2012

  • Naturalistic Decision Making and Macrocognition / Laura Militello
    BF 448 M555 2017

  • Handbook of Item Response Theory / edited by Wim J. van der Linden (Pacific Metrics, Monterey, California)
    BF 39.2 I84H36 2018

    Drawing on the work of internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume 3: Applications presents applications of item response theory to practical testing problems. While item response theory may be known primarily for its advances in theoretical modeling of responses to test items, equal progress has been made in its providing innovative solutions to daily testing problems. This third volume in a three-volume set highlights the major applications.

    Specifically, this volume covers applications to test item calibration, item analysis, model fit checking, test-score interpretation, optimal test design, adaptive testing, standard setting, and forensic analyses of response data. It describes advances in testing in areas such as large-scale educational assessment, psychological testing, health measurement, and measurement of change. In addition, it extensively reviews computer programs available to run any of the models and applications in Volume One and Three.


    Includes contributions from internationally acclaimed experts with a history of advancing applications of item response theory Provides extensive cross-referencing and common notation across all chapters in this three-volume set Underscores the importance of treating each application in a statistically rigorous way Reviews major computer programs for item response theory analyses and applications.

    Wim J. van der Linden is a distinguished scientist and director of research and innovation at Pacific Metrics Corporation. Dr. van der Linden is also a professor emeritus of measurement and data analysis at the University of Twente. His research interests include test theory, adaptive testing, optimal test assembly, parameter linking, test equating, and response-time modeling as well as decision theory and its applications to problems of educational decision making.

  • Children's play, pretense, and story : studies in culture, context, and autism spectrum disorder / edited by Susan Douglas and Lesley Stirling
    BF 717 C4255 2016

  • Handbook of item response theory / edited by Wim J. van der Linden, Pacific Metrics, Monterey, California
    BF 39.2 I84H35 2015

    Drawing on the work of internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume Two: Statistical Tools presents classical and modern statistical tools used in item response theory (IRT). While IRT heavily depends on the use of statistical tools for handling its models and applications, systematic introductions and reviews that emphasize their relevance to IRT are hardly found in the statistical literature. This second volume in a three-volume set fills this void.

    Volume Twocovers common probability distributions, the issue of models with both intentional and nuisance parameters, the use of information criteria, methods for dealing with missing data, and model identification issues. It also addresses recent developments in parameter estimation and model fit and comparison, such as Bayesian approaches, specifically Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods.

  • Negotiating the Emotional Challenges of Conducting Deeply Personal Research in Health / edited by Alexandra "Xan" C.H. Nowakowski, J.E. Sumerau
    BF 175.5 P75N44 2018

    Public health researchers and clinicians regularly work with people who have suffered physical and mental trauma. Knowing how to conduct a study or treat a patient while navigating deep emotional issues requires special skills and overall awareness of how trauma can impact the process and outcomes of participating in research and/or receiving health care.


    This book presents a diverse array of case examples from scholars of health-related topics, focusing on biographical narrative as a window into understanding key needs in trauma informed scholarship and medicine. Exploring stories from people of varied backgrounds, experiences, and contexts can help professionals within and beyond the academic research and clinical care spheres create rewarding experiences for patients.


    Negotiating the Emotional Challenges of Conducting Deeply Personal Research in Health will be of interest to public health practitioners, educators and researchers as well as students.

  • Handbook of item response theory / edited by Wim J. van der Linden, Pacific Metrics Monterey, California
    BF 39.2 I84H36 2016

    Drawing on the work of internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume One: Modelspresents all major item response models. This first volume in a three-volume set covers many model developments that have occurred in item response theory (IRT) during the last 20 years. It describes models for different response formats or response processes, the need of deeper parameterization due to a multilevel or hierarchical structure of the response data, and other extensions and insights.

    In Volume One, all chapters have a common format with each chapter focusing on one family of models or modeling approach. An introductory section in every chapter includes some history of the model and a motivation of its relevance. Subsequent sections present the model more formally, treat the estimation of its parameters, show how to evaluate its fit to empirical data, illustrate the use of the model through an empirical example, and discuss further applications and remaining research issues.

  • Auditory cognition and human performance : research and applications / arryl L. Baldwin
    BF 323 L5B28 2012

    Hearing and understanding sound -- auditory processing -- greatly enriches everyday life and enhances our ability to perform many tasks essential to survival. The complex soundscape in which we live influences where we direct our attention, how we communicate with each other, and how we interact with technological systems. Auditory Cognition and Human Performance: Research and Applicationsexplores how we accomplish this no less than remarkable task. It provides an overview of key auditory sensation and perception topics and mental workload theory, providing those who may be unfamiliar with these topics a foundation on which to understand applied auditory cognition.

    The book examines the relationship between auditory cognition and human performance, highlighting the nature of situations in which the mental resource requirements of auditory processing may be compromised. It focuses on the importance of increasing our understanding of auditory cognition and its relationship to human performance. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this book balances coverage of basic and applied research, supplies copious examples to explain key concepts, and includes extensive references for further reading and exploration. Bringing together coverage of sensory and cognitive processes, the author discusses how their interaction can be used to improve display design.

    Despite the relative neglect that auditory processing has received in earlier years, the auditory modality remains a potent source of information with several advantageous and unique characteristics. Over the past two decades there has been a growing base of empirical research on auditory cognition and its role in human performance at work and in everyday life. This book points out many of the questions that have yet to be resolved and provides the understanding needed to design more effective auditory displays, make better alerts and warnings, and improve communications and a wide variety of other things.

  • Multimedia ontology : representation and applications / Santanu Chaudhury, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Anupama Mallik, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hiranmay Ghosh, TCS Research, Delhi
    BD 311 C43 2016

    The result of more than 15 years of collective research, Multimedia Ontology: Representation and Applications provides a theoretical foundation for understanding the nature of media data and the principles involved in its interpretation. The book presents a unified approach to recent advances in multimedia and explains how a multimedia ontology can fill the semantic gap between concepts and the media world. It relays real-life examples of implementations in different domains to illustrate how this gap can be filled.

    The book contains information that helps with building semantic, content-based search and retrieval engines and also with developing vertical application-specific search applications. It guides you in designing multimedia tools that aid in logical and conceptual organization of large amounts of multimedia data. As a practical demonstration, it showcases multimedia applications in cultural heritage preservation efforts and the creation of virtual museums.

    The book describes the limitations of existing ontology techniques in semantic multimedia data processing, as well as some open problems in the representations and applications of multimedia ontology. As an antidote, it introduces new ontology representation and reasoning schemes that overcome these limitations. The long, compiled efforts reflected in Multimedia Ontology: Representation and Applications are a signpost for new achievements and developments in efficiency and accessibility in the field.

  • Inferential models : reasoning with uncertainty / Ryan Martin, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, Chuanhal Liu, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
    BC 199 I47M37 2016

    A New Approach to Sound Statistical Reasoning

    Inferential Models: Reasoning with Uncertaintyintroduces the authors' recently developed approach to inference: the inferential model (IM) framework. This logical framework for exact probabilistic inference does not require the user to input prior information. The authors show how an IM produces meaningful prior-free probabilistic inference at a high level.

    The book covers the foundational motivations for this new IM approach, the basic theory behind its calibration properties, a number of important applications, and new directions for research. It discusses alternative, meaningful probabilistic interpretations of some common inferential summaries, such as p -values. It also constructs posterior probabilistic inferential summaries without a prior and Bayes' formula and offers insight on the interesting and challenging problems of conditional and marginal inference.

    This book delves into statistical inference at a foundational level, addressing what the goals of statistical inference should be. It explores a new way of thinking compared to existing schools of thought on statistical inference and encourages you to think carefully about the correct approach to scientific inference.

  • Culture and trust in technology-driven organizations / Frances Alston
    BF 575 T7A47 2014

    Culture and Trust in Technology-Driven Organizationsprovides insight into the important role that culture and trust can play in the success of high-technology organizations. This book reviews the literature and results of an empirical study that investigated the relationship between mechanistic and organic cultures and the level of trust in technology-based organizations.

    The book outlines the literature on organizational trust and culture and the role theorists believe they play in the success of a changing domestic and global business environment. It identifies ways of defining culture and trust as well as the survey instruments used to measure them. The book then examines the results of two studies that demonstrate the connection between organizational culture and trust. The two studies were conducted at separate times using data collected from several companies within a three-hour radius of each other. These companies are highly dependent upon the ability to identify, hire, and retain highly skilled knowledge workers. These workers are critical for the companies to successfully compete within the scope of their business and expand into their current and other markets.

    The book provides a practitioner's guide--based on the literature review and the results of the studies examined--that can be used to assess, diagnose, and improve employees' perception of their work culture and improve trust found in organizations. This guide provides management with actions and activities that should be considered when handling the day-to-day business of the organization. If followed, these activities can be instrumental in designing a culture that leads to success and ease of operation for the organization and its members.

  • Foundations of evolutionary psychology / edited by Charles Crawford, Dennis Krebs
    BF 698.95 F68 2008

    Evolutionary psychology is concerned with the adaptive problems early humans faced in ancestral human environments, the nature of the psychological mechanisms natural selection shaped to deal with those ancient problems, and the ability of the resulting evolved psychological mechanisms to deal with the problems people face in the modern world. Evolutionary psychology is currently advancing our understanding of altruism, moral behavior, family violence, sexual aggression, warfare, aesthetics, the nature of language, and gender differences in mate choice and perception. It is helping us understand the relationships between cognitive science, developmental psychology, behavior genetics, personality, and social psychology.

    Foundations of Evolutionary Psychologyprovides an up-to-date review of the ideas, issues, and applications of contemporary evolutionary psychology. It is suitable for senior undergraduates, first year graduate students, or professionals who wish to become conversant with the major issues currently shaping the emergence of this dynamic new field. It will be interesting to psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, and anyone interested in using new developments in the theory of evolution to gain new insights into human behavior.

  • The synoptic problem and statistics / Andris Abakuks
    BS 2555.52 A23 2015

    See How to Use Statistics for New Testament Interpretation

    The Synoptic Problem and Statisticslays the foundations for a new area of interdisciplinary research that uses statistical techniques to investigate the synoptic problem in New Testament studies, which concerns the relationships between the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. There are potential applications of the techniques to study other sets of similar documents.

    Explore Hidden Markov Models for Textual Data

    The book provides an introductory account of the synoptic problem and relevant theories, literature, and research at a level suitable for academic and professional statisticians. For those with no special interest in biblical studies or textual analysis, the book presents core statistical material on the use of hidden Markov models to analyze binary time series. Biblical scholars interested in the synoptic problem or in the use of statistical methods for textual analysis can omit the more technical/mathematical aspects of the book. The binary time series data sets and R code used are available on the author's website.

  • Second victim : error, guilt, trauma, and resilience / Sidney Dekker
    BF 335.4 D45 2013

    How do people cope with having "caused" a terrible accident? How do they cope when they survive and have to live with the consequences ever after? We tend to blame and forget professionals who cause incidents and accidents, but they are victims too. They are second victims whose experiences of an incident or adverse event can be as traumatic as that of the first victims'. Yet information on second victimhood and its relationship to safety, about what is known and what organizations might need to do, is difficult to find.

    Thoroughly exploring an emerging topic with great relevance to safety culture, Second Victim: Error, Guilt, Trauma, and Resilience examines the lived experience of second victims. It goes through what we know about trauma, guilt, forgiveness, and injustice and how these might be felt by the second victim. The author discusses how to conduct investigations of incidents that do not alienate second victims or make them feel even worse. It explores the importance support and resilience and where the responsibilities for creating it may lie.

    Drawing on his unique background as psychologist, airline pilot, and safety specialist, and his own experiences with helping second victims from a variety of backgrounds, Sidney Dekker has written a powerful, moving account of the experience of the second victim. It forms compelling reading for practitioners, risk managers, human resources managers, safety experts, mental health workers, regulators, the judiciary, and many other professionals. Dekker provides a strong theoretical background to promote understanding of the situation of the second victim and solid practical advice about how to deal with trauma that continues after an event leading to preventable harm or even avoidable death of a patient, consumer, or colleague.

    Listen to Sidney Dekker speak about his book

  • Vygotsky at work and play / Lois Holzman
    BF 109 V95H65 2017

  • Research Methodologies for Beginners / Kitsakorn Locharoenrat
    BD 241 L634 2017

  • Patient-focused and feedback research in psychotherapy / edited by Wolfgang Lutz, Kim de Jong and Julian Rubel

    Book includes comprehensive analysis of the trends and technologies in automation and control systems used in textile engineering. Each of the chapter explain important components of an integrated control system in various facets of textile manufacturing and its applications.

  • The shroud of Turin : first century after Christ! / Giulio Fanti, Pierandrea Malfi ; with an in-depth study by Marco Conca
    BT 587 S4F36 2016

    The Turin Shroud is the most important and studied relic in the world. Many papers on it have recently appeared in important scientific journals. Scientific studies on the relic until today fail to provide conclusive answers about the identity of the enveloped man and the dynamics regarding the image formation impressed therein. This book not only addresses these issues in a scientific and objective manner but also leads the reader through new search paths. It summarizes the results in a simple manner for the reader to comprehend easily. Many books on the theme have been already published, but none of them contains such a quantity of scientific news and reports. The most important of them is the following: the result of the 1988 radiocarbon dating is statistically wrong and other three new dating methods demonstrate that the Shroud has an age compatible with the epoch in which Jesus Christ lived in Palestine. A numismatic analysis performed on Byzantine gold coins confirms this result. This book is, therefore, very important with respect to the Turin Shroud. It is unique in its genre and a very useful tool for those who want to study the subject deeply.

  • Listening : attitudes, principles, and skills / Judi Brownell
    BF 323 L5B663 2017

  • Love and liberation : autobiographical writings of the Tibetan Buddhist visionary Sera Khandro / Sarah H. Jacoby
    BQ 942 D427J33 2014eb
    Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life. Sera Khandro K#65533;nzang Dekyong Ch#65533;nyi Wangmo (also called Dew#65533; Dorj#65533;, 1892-1940) was extraordinary not only for achieving religious mastery as a Tibetan Buddhist visionary and guru to many lamas, monastics, and laity in the Golok region of eastern Tibet, but also for her candor. This book listens to Sera Khandro's conversations with land deities, dakinis , bodhisattvas, lamas, and fellow religious community members whose voices interweave with her own to narrate what is a story of both love between Sera Khandro and her guru, Drim#65533; #65533;zer, and spiritual liberation.

    Sarah H. Jacoby's analysis focuses on the status of the female body in Sera Khandro's texts, the virtue of celibacy versus the expediency of sexuality for religious purposes, and the difference between profane lust and sacred love between male and female tantric partners. Her findings add new dimensions to our understanding of Tibetan Buddhist consort practices, complicating standard scriptural presentations of male subject and female aide. Sera Khandro depicts herself and Drim#65533; #65533;zer as inseparable embodiments of insight and method that together form the Vajrayana Buddhist vision of complete buddhahood. By advancing this complementary sacred partnership, Sera Khandro carved a place for herself as a female virtuoso in the male-dominated sphere of early twentieth-century Tibetan religion.

  • Food of sinful demons : meat, vegetarianism, and the limits of Buddhism in Tibet / Geoffrey Barstow
    BQ 4570 F6B37 2018eb

  • Maximum influence : the 12 universal laws of power persuasion / Kurt W. Mortensen
    BF 637 P4M67 2013eb
    Salespeople, consultants, managers, executives, entrepreneurs. . . Influence is a crucial tool for absolutely anyone seeking success and prosperity. But how can everyday people actually become more influential? Maximum Influence unlocks the secrets of the master influencers. Now in an all-new edition, the book combines scientific research with real-world studies, presenting the most authoritative and effective arsenal of persuasion techniques ever. Author and renowned expert Kurt Mortensen reveals the 12 Laws of Persuasion, explaining why each law works, how to use it, and what to avoid. You will learn about the law of dissonance, the law of contrast, the law of expectation--and nine other proven principles that consciously and unconsciously propel people to act. You willalso discover how to: * Read anyone instantly* Get people to trust you instinctively* Change minds easily* And convince anyone to give you almost anything. With new case studies and cutting-edge influencing techniques, this is the ultimate guide to the art and science of getting exactly what you want--when you want.

  • The Oxford handbook of personnel assessment and selection / edited by Neal Schmitt
    BF 431 O966 2012

  • Leadership and personal development : a toolbox for the 21st century professional / edited by Katja Kruckeberg, Wolfgang Amann and Mike Green
    BF 637 L4L384 2011eb
    Modern business leaders are just too aware of how much the world has changed in the last decades and continues to do so. It is little wonder then that even the best of us can feel overwhelmed by the many demands we now face in our working and private lives. Summarizing the knowledge and experiences of three experts in the field, and offering practical insights from specialists around the world, this book offers a new approach to leadership and personal development by focusing on the links between these two areas. The good old times of planning one's development in a linear, step-by-step fashion over a lifetime are over. While recognising that there are different learning styles and personality types, the authors present a more proactive, flexible and emergent approach to your development. Topics such as sustainability, complexity and creativity are considered key issues that should play a role in not only developing a positive, future society, but also in refining the current and future you. This modern approach will give you a cutting-edge advantage in our fast changing world. Since the three author whole heartedly agree with Einstein's maxim, this book should be considered an attempt to equip you with new levels of thinking and new skill sets to make you more successful at leading and developing yourself and others in a variety of contexts. With structured activities and proven techniques from people who have successfully applied the lessons found in this book, Leadership and Personal Development, A toolbox for the 21 century professional, you will be armed with an effective approach to development.

  • Elements of influence : the art of getting others to follow your lead / Terry R. Bacon
    BF 774 B23 2012eb
    We succeed in business and in life when we influence how others think, feel, and act: getting them to accept our point of view, follow our lead, join our cause, feel our excitement, or buy our products and services. The act of influencing is such a part of our daily lives that we often don't even realize when we (or others) are doing it. But to succeed, we need to know how influence works...and how to use it. Influencing effectively requires adaptability, perceptiveness, and insight into other people and cultures. Based on 20 years of research, Elements of Influence shows readers how to: * Understand why people allow themselves to be influenced-and why they resist * Choose the right approach for each situation * Be influential when they have no formal authority * Succeed in every kind of organization-even in other countries Filled with exercises and practical applications, this book shows how anyone can increase his or her influence to achieve greater success.

  • Philosophical selections : from the search after truth, translated by Thomas M. Lennon and Paul J. Olscamp ; from Elucidations of The search after truth, translated by Thomas M. Lennon ; from Dialogues on metaphysics, translated by Willis Doney ; and from Treatise on nature and grace, translated by Thomas Tylor, revised by Steven Nadler / Malebranche ; edited by Steven Nadler
    B 1892 E5 N33 1992
    These substantial selections from The Search after Truth , Elucidations of the Search after Truth , Dialogues on Metaphysics , and Treatise on Nature and Grace , provide the student of modern philosophy with both a broad view of Malebranche's philosophical system and a detailed picture of his most important doctrines. Malebranche's occasionalism, his theory of knowledge and the 'vision in God', and his writings on theodicy and freedom are solidly represented.

  • History and presence / Robert A. Orsi
    BV 825.3 O76 2016

    Beginning with metaphysical debates in the sixteenth century over the nature of Christ's presence in the host, the distinguished historian and scholar of religion Robert Orsi imagines an alternative to the future of religion that early moderns proclaimed was inevitable.

    The question of "real presence"--the Catholic doctrine of the literal, physical, embodied presence of Christ in the host--coincided with early modern global conquest and commerce and shaped how Europeans encountered the religions of others. The gods really present, in the Catholic sense, were translated into metaphors and symptoms, and into functions of the social and political. Presence became evidence of superstition, of magical thinking, of the infantile and irrational, the primitive and the savage. History and Presence radically confronts this intellectual heritage, proposing instead a model for the study of religion that begins with humans and gods present to each other in the circumstances of everyday life. Orsi then asks what it would mean to write history with the real presence of special beings restored. With reference to Marian apparitions, the cult of the saints, relations with the dead, and other Catholic instances of encounters with the gods really present, Orsi elaborates a theory of presence for the study of both contemporary religion and history.

    The unseeing of the gods was a foundational requirement of Western modernity. Orsi urges us to withhold from absence the intellectual and spiritual prestige modernity encourages us to give it, and instead to approach history with the gods fully present.

  • The correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes / Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes ; edited and translated by Lisa Shapiro
    B 1873 E55 2007

    Between the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618--80) and René Descartes (1596--1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters--thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their correspondence contains the only known extant philosophical writings by Elisabeth, revealing her mastery of metaphysics, analytic geometry, and moral philosophy, as well as her keen interest in natural philosophy. The letters are essential reading for anyone interested in Descartes's philosophy, in particular his account of the human being as a union of mind and body, as well as his ethics. They also provide a unique insight into the character of their authors and the way ideas develop through intellectual collaboration.

    Philosophers have long been familiar with Descartes's side of the correspondence. Now Elisabeth's letters--never before available in translation in their entirety--emerge this volume, adding much-needed context and depth both to Descartes's ideas and the legacy of the princess. Lisa Shapiro's annotated edition--which also includes Elisabeth's correspondence with the Quakers William Penn and Robert Barclay--will be heralded by students of philosophy, feminist theorists, and historians of the early modern period.

  • The principle of hope / Ernst Bloch ; translated by Neville Plaice, Stephen Plaice, and Paul Knight
    B 3209 B753 P7513 1986

    The Principle of Hope is one of the great works of the human spirit. It is a critical history of the utopian vision and a profound exploration of the possible reality of utopia. Even as the world has rejected the doctrine on which Bloch sought to base his utopia, his work still challenges us to think more insightfully about our own visions of a better world.

    The Principle of Hope is published in three volumes: Volume 1 lays the foundations of the philosophy of process and introduces the idea of the Not-Yet-Conscious--the anticipatory element that Bloch sees as central to human thought. It also contains a remarkable account of the aesthetic interpretations of utopian "wishful images" in fairy tales, popular fiction, travel, theater, dance, and the cinema. Volume 2 presents "the outlines of a better world." It examines the utopian systems that progressive thinkers have developed in the fields of medicine, painting, opera, poetry, and ultimately, philosophy. It is nothing less than an encyclopedic account of utopian thought from the Greeks to the present. Volume 3 offers a prescription for ways in which humans can reach their proper "homeland," where social justice is coupled with an openness to change and to the future.

  • The nations in the divine economy : Paul's covenantal hermeneutics and participation in Christ / William S. Campbell
    BS 2655 C36 C36 2018
    Core to Paul's gospel is the relationship between Israel and the Nations in light of the coming of Christ. But historic Christianity, in claiming to be a new Israel, and in not recognising the purpose of God in Christ for Jews and the nations, has ignored its Jewish roots, the scriptures of Israel, and the Jewishness of Jesus and the apostles leaving a lacuna in its own identity, which Campbell argues, can only be overcome by a covenantal understanding of diversity in Christ. The denial of the covenant leads to a negation of God's revelation to Israel, and leaves Christianity with a deficient self-understanding. Although covenant language is not prominent in Paul's letters it remains the basis of his thought in differentiated ways concerning Israel and the nations. The covenant remains God's covenant with Israel. But through the covenant re-ratified in Christ, non-Jews although not included in the covenant, participate through Christ in the Abrahamic promises. Hence participation language is prevalent in Paul's letters since these address non-Jews in Christ as representatives of the nations. Rather than being 'indifferent to difference', Paul's gospel is not anti-ethnic, but is focused on the continuation of difference in Christ. God's purpose is designed to relate to differing peoples, not in their becoming one and the same, but in reciprocal blessing among those who remain different. The corollary of this respect for difference is the call for reconciliation as an essential part of following Christ, a fundamental element in Paul's gospel. God created a diverse world so that his people will find blessing in its rainbow diversity.

  • Skepticism and American faith : from the Revolution to the Civil War / Christopher Grasso
    BR 525 G665 2018
    Between the American Revolution and the Civil War, the dialogue of religious skepticism and faith shaped struggles over the place of religion in politics. It produced different visions of knowledge and education in an "enlightened" society. It fueled social reform in an era of economictransformation, territorial expansion, and social change. Ultimately, as Christopher Grasso argues in this definitive work, it molded the making and eventual unmaking of American nationalism.Religious skepticism has been rendered nearly invisible in American religious history, which often stresses the evangelicalism of the era or the "secularization" said to be happening behind people's backs, or assumes that skepticism was for intellectuals and ordinary people who stayed away fromchurch were merely indifferent. Certainly the efforts of vocal "infidels" or "freethinkers" were dwarfed by the legions conducting religious revivals, creating missions and moral reform societies, distributing Bibles and Christian tracts, and building churches across the land. Even if few Americanspublicly challenged Christian truth claims, many more quietly doubted, and religious skepticism touched - and in some cases transformed - many individual lives. Commentators considered religious doubt to be a persistent problem, because they believed that skeptical challenges to the grounds of faith- the Bible, the church, and personal experience - threatened the foundations of American society. Skepticism and American Faith examines the ways that Americans - ministers, merchants, and mystics; physicians, schoolteachers, and feminists; self-help writers, slaveholders, shoemakers, and soldiers - wrestled with faith and doubt as they lived their daily lives and tried to make sense of theirworld.

  • Research methods for the behavioral sciences / Frederick J. Gravetter, Lori-Ann B. Forzano
    BF 76.5 G73 2018
    See how interesting experimental and nonexperimental research can be with RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 6th Edition. Inviting and conversational, the text leads you through the research process from start to finish -- using a step-by-step approach that emphasizes the decisions researchers make at each stage. Current research examples are selected to be of particular interest to students like you, and learning objectives help you focus on what's important. Chapter after chapter, the authors' "lecture in a book" style delivers clear explanations of topics that make this text easy to read and understand.

  • Theology : the basics / Alister E. McGrath
    BT 77 M382 2018

    This fourth edition of the international bestseller is the ideal introduction for those who are new to Christian theology. In this revised and expanded edition, the author introduces readers to the central ideas and beliefs, the key debates and the leading thinkers of Christianity. Throughout, the aim is to bring clarity and brevity to the central ideas of theology, both traditional and contemporary.

    The text comprehensively covers the individual doctrines that form the Christian belief system, weaving together these doctrines, their history, and the intellectual nuance behind them into an inter-connected web. All major Christian denominations are explored, as are their differences and shared customs and beliefs. This rich tapestry results in a clear view of Christianity, providing a coherent vision of the religion in its main forms.

  • Pieces of light : how the new science of memory illuminates the stories we tell about our pasts / Charles Fernyhough
    BF 378 A87 F47 2014

    Shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

    Leading psychologist Charles Fernyhough blends the most current science with literature and personal stories in Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts.

    A new consensus is emerging among cognitive scientists: rather than possessing fixed, unchanging memories, they have found that we create recollections anew each time we are called upon to remember. According to psychologist Charles Fernyhough, remembering is an act of narrative imagination as much as it is the product of a neurological process.

    An NPR and Psychology Today contributor, Dr. Fernyhough guides readers through the fascinating new science of autobiographical memory, covering topics such as: navigation, imagination, and the power of sense associations to cue remembering. Exquisitely written and meticulously researched, Pieces of Light brings together science and literature, the ordinary and the extraordinary, to help us better understand our powers of recall and our relationship with the past.

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