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6. SHUN RULES

Foster, Jack Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Many of the great advances in the sciences and the arts — indeed, in everything — happened because people broke the rules and conventions and established new ways of thinking and doing things. Van Gogh and Picasso, Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames, Frank Lloyd Wright and Antoni Gaudí, Beethoven and Stravinsky, Pasteur and Freud, Dick Fosbury and Pete Gogolak, Gerard Manley Hopkins and e. e. cummings, Kepler and Einstein — the list could make a book.

Creative people know this, know that one of the best ways to get ideas is by breaking the rules. That’s why they dislike rules and rail against them.

So make as few rules as possible.

Let them dress the way they want, and work the hours they want, and decorate their offices the way they want. If they want to work at the beach for a week, or play Frisbee in the parking lot in the afternoon, let them.

As long as what they do doesn’t hurt or inhibit or offend others, what’s the big deal?

Besides, who are you to impose rules on them?

It’s not your company alone. It’s yours and theirs. Together, you are the company.

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4. Mothers and power

Beth J Seelig Karnac Books ePub

Joan Raphael-Leff

Each and every one of us throughout the generations anywhere in the world has slithered out of or been retrieved from a powerful woman’s body. We too swam in an amniotic sea within a swelling uterus, punctuated by the booming sound of a life-giving heartthrob until, vernix-coated, we were propelled headfirst along a tight birth canal, or lifted out from within a slashed belly. Thus, nary a one of us is exempt from the originary mother’s power.

Therefore, in most societies since human time began, whether received with joy or caution, birth has been regarded as an awesome primal event. It is the moment when one becomes two or more, as the still-tethered hidden being emerges and, severed into separateness, begins its solitary course towards mortality. Left alone, the infant would surely die, for all human infants are born prematurely, unable to fend for themselves. We who have survived infancy have thus all been dependent on the power and generosity of nurturing (m)others.

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Knowledge Discovery and Machine Learning

Hamid R. Arabnia, David de la Fuente Roger Dziegiel, Elena B. Kozerenko Peter M. LaMonica, Raymond A. Liuzzi Jose A. Olivas, Todd Waskiewicz, Editors CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Artificial Intelligence | ICAI'16 |423SESSIONKNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY AND MACHINELEARNINGChair(s)Dr. Raymond A. LiuzziDr. Roger DziegielDr. Todd WaskiewiczDr. Peter M. LaMonicaISBN: 1-60132-438-3, CSREA Press ©424Int'l Conf. Artificial Intelligence | ICAI'16 |ISBN: 1-60132-438-3, CSREA Press ©Int'l Conf. Artificial Intelligence | ICAI'16 

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Chapter Two: If you could Save the Entire Human Race from Perishing by Strangling to Death One Innocent Child…

Alper, Gerald Karnac Books ePub

It was a question no less paradoxical today than when I was a starry-eyed NYU undergraduate majoring in philosophy. The course was ethics, the teacher the late Paul Edwards, and I can still picture the mixture of gravitas and dialectical relish with which he had framed our dilemma. No less earnest than our mentor, we struggled as a class with the impossible question until it dawned on us there was no right answer. It was wrong, of course, to let the human race die; it was more than wrong, it was unthinkable, to strangle to death an innocent child, and perhaps most despicable of all was the one who copped out, who dodged his or her sacred responsibility to make a crucial life-and-death decision by simply refusing to choose.

But to choose, I would passionately argue with myself, was tantamount to playing God, and that had to be immoral. I was not copping out, I was simply listening to the inner voice of my own individual conscience, something that transcended social responsibility. I was making an existential decision that only I could make for myself. I was dealing with a situation that could not possibly occur in real life. After all, there are certain questions, Paul Edwards himself had once told us, that only came up in philosophy classes and this, I decided, was one of them.

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Section B: ON FREUD’S THEORY OF SEXUAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

Meltzer, Donald Harris Meltzer Trust ePub

THE sources of information at our disposal—published works, letters, biography, society minutes, autobiographies and memoirs— do not, of course, separate out from the life of Freud the particular thread of his investigations of clinical psychopathology nor do the particular papers given in reference lend themselves to classification as “clinical”. Yet this is a very distinct category of Freud’s scientific work and an area of relation and interaction with colleagues. Surely in the period we are studying, embracing the later World War I period and its aftermath, the problems of the organisation, development and preservation of psycho-analysis as a scientific discipline and as a “movement” (whatever that means) occupied—or even overshadowed—much of his thought, as it found its way into print. Particularly the conflicts with Adler and later Jung dominate such papers as “The History of the Psycho-analytic Movement” and the “Wolf-Man” case history.

Jones relates how, to relieve Freud of some of this burden, the “Committee” was formed in 1912, but the disruption of communication during the war, not to mention Freud’s own nationalistic enthusiasm at its start and despair toward its finish, probably prevented this group’s protective mission from realisation.

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6. The Cowboy’s Newspaper

John R. Erickson. Photographs by Kristine C. Erickson University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter Six

The Cowboy’s Newspaper

In 1974, when I took a job on a ranch in the Oklahoma

Panhandle, I inherited a subscription to Livestock Weekly (LW) from the previous tenant. When the subscription expired, I renewed it and have been a subscriber ever since.

During that time period, I have subscribed off and on to other magazines and stock papers, but LW has been the one I have consistently read cover to cover. In its pages I find information about range conditions and cattle prices, humorous columns, news about the industry, profiles of ranchers and cowboys, articles on brush control and grass management; and, in every issue since 1949, a bitter-sweet cartoon on ranch life by the legendary Ace Reid.

Every cowboy in my neighborhood reads LW, and its latest offering is a topic of conversation when we get together. It is a trusted source of information, a window into the world of commerce, and a literary journal, all in one. It makes sense, then, that we take a look at what a cowboy might have read in one issue of Livestock Weekly, June 6, 2002.

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27 Personal recollections of learning from Mattie Harris

Harris Meltzer Trust ePub

Pamela Sorensen

Certain memories carry more than personal narrative because they illustrate shifts in awareness that open new kinds of emotional learning. I would like to share certain moments and observations that remain vivid in my mind because they illustrate the impact that contact with Mattie Harris had on my development as a child psychotherapist and as a teacher. I think Mattie’s ideas about growth and development permeated the culture of the child psychotherapy training at the Tavistock in ways that I took for granted, so that I did not understand what I was learning from her while I was learning it. Looking back I realize how profound an influence her ideas and her character had on my thinking.

When I applied to the Tavistock training at 25, I had already investigated the three other child psychotherapy trainings in London at that time (the early 1970s). I will describe these encounters in some detail because my experience of them provides the context for my first meeting with Mattie. Other people will, of course, have had quite diferent impressions of these institutions and the personalities that inhabited them.

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CHAPTER TWELVE: Strivings and expectations: An examination of process in groups for persons with chronic mental illness

Stone, Walter N. Karnac Books ePub

Walter N. Stone

In the past half-century, models for treating schizophrenia have traversed a path from a primary reliance on psychotherapeutic intervention to one that emphasizes medication as the first line of treatment. Concern for patients’ quality of life has been submerged as research became focused on finding medications that alleviated the major (positive) symptoms. A significant breakthrough in phar-macotherapy occurred with the recognition that clozapine impacted upon negative symptoms, providing increased hope for cure. However, the overall outcome for schizophrenia has not altered appreciably, with patients continuing to have considerable deficits in ability to fulfil expectable roles and to engage in emotionally meaningful discourse (Bustillo, Lauriello, Horan, & Keith, 2001).

No single factor can account for the multiple and varied aspects of patients’ deficits. Most likely biological, developmental and social elements contribute to patients’ failures to achieve an average expectable life trajectory. Viewed through a psychosocial/ developmental lens, many children who subsequently will be diagnosed with schizophrenia exhibit developmental peculiarities that evoked aversive responses within the family, school and play, leaving the person emotionally scarred (Walker & Lewine, 1990). When overt symptoms appear, often necessitating hospitalization, adolescents or young adults become further alienated from their peer group and further impaired in their ability to fulfil usual role expectations.

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Education and Empire: Democratic Reform in the Arab World?

International Journal of Educational Ref Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Linda Herrera

ABSTRACT: Democracy and related concepts—human rights, active learning, civic participation, gender empowerment, and global citizenship—have become the international policy mantras of the post–Cold War era, or what many have labeled a neoimperial order. These bedrock principles of global educational reforms are supposed to contribute to processes of democratization and the forging of a cosmopolitan citizenry that will value pluralism, prosperity, and peace. Yet it is often not evident when these principles are being used to support neoliberal economic reforms, geopolitical aspirations, and security objectives or when they reflect more genuine progressive, universal, and emancipatory methodologies for change. These issues are examined through an interrogation of international development interventions in Egypt since the 1990s, in the spheres of privatization, the growth of educational markets, and curriculum reform for citizenship and moral education.

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“When You Call Me That, Smile! or Folklore, Ethology, and Communication.” T for Texas: A State Full of Folklore, PTFS XLIV, 1982

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt and Kira E. Mort University of North Texas Press PDF

When You Call Me That, Smile!

Or Folklore, Ethology, and Communication

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It was now the Virginian’s turn to bet or throw in his cards, and he did not speak at once.

Therefore Trampas spoke. “Your bet, you son of a _______!”

The Virginian’s pistol came out, and his hand lay on the table, holding it unaimed. And with a voice as gentle as ever, the voice that sounded almost like a caress, but drawling a very little more than usual, so that there was almost a space between each word, he issued his orders to the man Trampas: “When you call me that, smile!”

The Virginian by Owen Wister

The basic premise for this paper is that much of folklore is a cultural response to genetically implanted behavior patterns which man holds in common with all his animal kinsmen, and that communication is one form of this folklore.

The Ethological Approach

Our physiological kinship with the rest of the animal kingdom is amply supported by a study of evolution and comparative anatomy. Our behavioral relationship, the study of which is ethology, is equally supported by an observation of the basic drives or instincts that most animals hold in common—those of sociality, dominance, territoriality, and sexuality. Man’s folklore is his cultural response to these drives. For example, the customs and traditions and religious beliefs which a group holds in common enforce the sociality drive, or herding instinct, and bind them together in a strong, survivable unit. The dominance drive for the establishment of a pecking order is illustrated in all folk contests and in folk tales of Hercules and

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12. Life Aligning Question Three: The Now Question

Steffen, James Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

THE FOLLOWING Saturday evening, Carol and Ray met Prue and Woody Madson, who served them a delicious meal of leftovers from a huge party theyd had on Independence Day. After everyone had feasted on beef stroganoff and an excellent cabernet sauvignon, Prue asked, Did anyone save room for dessert?

Standing at the head of the table, Prue tempted Ray, Carol, and Woody with a Dutch apple pie. Fresh from the oven, its heavenly aroma filled the room. Its great with vanilla ice cream, she said with a wicked grin.

Woody and Ray said yes without a second thought. Carol was not so quick to decide.

I honestly dont know! She let out an exasperated sigh. That has to be the most delicious looking pie Ive ever seen. But Ive been trying to cut down on sugar.

Woody responded, Your dilemma—what to do this moment—ties right in to the third Life Aligning Question, which starts as a riddle.

Carol and Ray leaned forward slightly in their seats, focusing their full attention on Woody. Something in his tone had sounded rather mysterious, and they were eager to hear what hed say next.

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Collaborative Efforts in the Preparation of Educational Leaders

JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

GUEST EDITOR

GEORGE J. PETERSEN1

With the blurring of geographic boundaries, the global context of business and the economy, the speed and sophistication of communication and modern technology, as well as other external trends, there is an increasing emergence of more collaborative structures in all types of organizations to achieve a variety of objectives (Bergquist, Betwee, and Meuel, 1995; Greenberg, 1996). With the proliferation of these endeavors, ranging from multinational corporations and local nonprofit organizations to universities and schools, the study on interorganizational relationships has begun to suffer the consequences of its own growth. The increasing acknowledgment that organizations typically operate in a relational context of environmental connectedness and that organizational survival and success often depends critically upon linkages to other organizations has generated a vast but highly fragmented literature on the subject (Oliver, 1990). While the extant literature provides insight into the motivation and complexity of myriad types of interorganizational collaboratives across a wide array of institutions and sectors, rigorous attention to the development and delivery of educational programs remains scant (Donaldson and Kozoll, 1999).

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Atoms: SAT Physics

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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38. On the Logic of Number

Peirce, Charles S. Indiana University Press PDF

Logic of Number, 1881

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On the Logic of Number

P 187: American Journal of Mathematics

4 (1881): 85-95

Nobody can doubt the elementary propositions concerning number: those that are not at first sight manifestly true are rendered so by the usual demonstrations. But although we see they are true, we do not so easily see precisely why they are true; so that a renowned

English logician has entertained a doubt as to whether they were true in all parts of the universe. The object of this paper is to show that they are strictly syllogistic consequences from a few primary propositions. The question of the logical origin of these latter, which

I here regard as definitions, would require a separate discussion. In my proofs I am obliged to make use of the logic of relatives, in which the forms of inference are not, in a narrow sense, reducible to ordinary syllogism. They are, however, of that same nature, being merely syllogisms in which the objects spoken of are pairs or triplets. Their validity depends upon no conditions other than those of the validity of simple syllogism, unless it be that they suppose the existence of singulars, while syllogism does not.

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“My Spirit is There”

IU Press Journals Indiana University Press ePub

an interview with Edouard Duval-Carrié

Kaiama L. Glover

IN OCTOBER OF 2012, I interviewed Edouard Duval-Carrié—one of Haiti’s most important contemporary artists—at Duke University’s Haiti Laboratory, where he was spending a semester as a Visiting Professor. The interview was part of a documentary about Haitian art titled In the Eye of the Spiral, directed by Raynald Leconte. In these excerpts, Duval-Carrié speaks about a collective art project he completed in 2011 with faculty and students at Duke, and also about his past, present, and future as an artist seeking to represent Haiti.

Kaiama L. Glover: Can you tell us where we’re sitting right now, and what this place means to you?

Edouard Duval-Carrié: We’re here at Duke University, in North Carolina. We’re inside the Haiti Laboratory, which is one of the few international centers that focuses on Haiti with such intensity. The directors, Deborah Jenson and Laurent Dubois, invited me to put together a project with them. You can see it behind me. For this project I asked for input from the students—they’re not really students, but researchers, but I have fun calling them students because they are a little bit younger than me—and over the course of two days they brought me everything they could find in terms of visual material about Haiti, from Saint-Domingue through the Revolution, and all that has happened since then. All of them were doctoral students working in different areas, and we worked around a theme: “Haiti: History Embedded in Amber.”

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