Think

Think


  • Release: 1999-08-05
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780199769841
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This is a book about the big questions in life: knowledge, consciousness, fate, God, truth, goodness, justice. It is for anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how to approach them. Think sets out to explain what they are and why they are important. Simon Blackburn begins by putting forward a convincing case for the study of philosophy and goes on to give the reader a sense of how the great historical figures such as Descartes, Hume, Kant, and Wittgenstein have approached its central themes. Each chapter explains a major issue, and gives the reader a self-contained guide through the problems that philosophers have studied. The large scope of topics covered range from scepticism, the self, mond and body, and freedom to ethics and the arguments surrounding the existence of God. Lively and approachable, this book is ideal for all those who want to learn how the basic techniques of thinking shape our existence.

Capturing the Political Imagination

Capturing the Political Imagination


  • Release: 1996
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 331 page
  • ISBN: 9780714647166
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Think tanks are proliferating. Although they operate independently of governments, many of these institutions, including the well-known Brookings Institution in the U.S. and the Institute for Economic Affairs in Britain, have considerable influence on political thinking and public policy. In this innovative work, Diane Stone develops several ideas about policy networks, epistemic communities and policy learning in relation to think tanks. Dr Stone argues that since think tanks are not involved in the details of policy implementation or the formal decision-making process, it is irrelevant to try and investigate their direct influence on policy. Instead it is necessary to look at how think tank scholars interact with decision-makers, and to examine the more subtle processes of agenda setting and policy entrepreneurship. While much has been written on the formal arenas of politics - executives, legislatures, elections and bureaucracies - this is the first book to uncover the vital but informal role played by think tanks in policy innovation and the diffusion of ideas among policy elites. By comparing British and American think tanks (both large and small) Diane Stone broadens our understanding of the causes and consequences of the growth of these organisations. She points out that American institutes benefit from far more generous foundation and corporate support, and that the institutional structure of the US government and the country's weak political party system provide a more fragmented and open environment for interaction between think tanks and officials with political power. The book concludes with valuable reference material including a comprehensive listing of major think tanks in the US and Britain.

So You Think You Can Think

So You Think You Can Think


  • Release: 2020
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781538138564
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"This book offers the reader genuine hope that civility has not been lost to blind, dogmatic beliefs in personal or political ideology and that we can regain our sense of fairness and continue to have discussions about important matters, disagree entirely, but still be able to get along and appreciate discourse over hatred, dialogue over violence, and most importantly, fairness and understanding in our disagreements on important issues"--

To Think

To Think


  • Release: 1992
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 181 page
  • ISBN: 0415080045
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Teaching Children to Think

Teaching Children to Think


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 0748794417
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This book describes and analyzes programs and approaches to the teaching of thinking from all around the world, providing ideas for teachers to use in their own classrooms. With new summaries for each chapter, this new updated version includes more practical ideas to start the day thinking. Teaching Children to Think features more on emotional intelligence, cognitive acceleration, and the use of ICT in teaching thinking; while also providing more on assessment, new resources, and weblinks.

How We Think

How We Think


  • Release: 1997-01-01
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 0486298957
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One of America's most prominent pedagogues discusses training students to think well. This educational classic covers inductive and deductive logic, concrete and abstract thinking, and many other aspects of thought training.

How Institutions Think

How Institutions Think


  • Release: 1986-06-01
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 158 page
  • ISBN: 0815602065
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"Douglas forewarns us that institutions do not think independently, nor do they have purposes, nor do they build themselves. As we construct our institutions, we are squeezing each other's ideas into a common shape in order to prove their legitimacy by sheer numbers. She admonishes us not to take comfort in the thought that primitives may think through institutions, but moderns decide on important issues individually. Our legitimated institutions make major decisions, and these decisions always involve ethical principles."--Publisher description.