Technology and Values

Essential Readings

Author: Craig Hanks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405149000

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 5939


This anthology features essays and book excerpts on technology and values written by preeminent figures in the field from the early 20th century to the present. It offers an in-depth range of readings on important applied issues in technology as well. Useful in addressing questions on philosophy, sociology, and theory of technology Includes wide-ranging coverage on metaphysics, ethics, and politics, as well as issues relating to gender, biotechnology, everyday artifacts, and architecture A good supplemental text for courses on moral or political problems in which contemporary technology is a unit of focus An accessible and thought-provoking book for beginning and advanced undergraduates; yet also a helpful resource for graduate students and academics

Danger in the Desert

One Woman's Quest for Truth and Justice

Author: Nancy Huff

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505998962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 3246


Join the author on an autobiographical international journey involving mystery, political intrigue and potential danger to us all Watch this once mild-mannered school teacher trying to make good on an innocent commitment, as she unravels the mystery of missing ocean containers full of humanitarian aid and ends up in the offices of US officials, working with ambassadors, and testifying before the United Nations. Naive no more, Nancy Huff is anything but mild-mannered as she pleads with the world to return a stolen generation of Sahrawi refugees stranded in the middle of the Sahara Desert, caught between two political ideologies that have held them in exile for almost 40 years. Nancy shows how one person can make a difference in her quest for truth. Filled with hopelessness the Sahrawis are targets for al Qaeda recruitment along with drug and human trafficking that will soon affect every part of the globe in a very dangerous way."

The Holy Spirit: In Spirit and In Truth

Author: Tinos Masaka

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483455149

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 9463


This book was written out of deep passion and earnest desire that all God’s beloved—believers and non-believers—would have a deeper understanding of the divine nature and purpose of the Holy Spirit in order to experience His power and influence in their lives. Being knowledgeable about the Holy Spirit is a key concept in living a victorious Christian life, for it is written that, ‘It is not good to have zeal without knowledge (Proverbs 19:2). The book handles various topics associated with true worship in Spirit. The contents take extensive direction from the Word of God and learnings acquired from various great men and women of God of our time.

Rediscovering Genesis

New Beginnings for a Modern World

Author: Gerald Ostroot

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462811256

Category: Religion

Page: 185

View: 3050


Rediscovering Genesis is an exciting new look at the evolution/creation controversy. Its author is neither scientist nor theologian so he can present an objective point of view. The premise of the book is that both religion and science describe the same Universe and must be compatible. It accomplishes that goal by exposing the hidden assumptions and self-imposed restriction of both disciplines, and challenging them. It documents the changes needed from both disciplines. The book presents a well researched effort to root out the causes of the evolution/creation controversy and to discovers a solution that includes both disciplines. While the book is aimed at a Christian audience, it has much to offer to the less committed individuals as well. It will be of special interest to those who have been, or are currently being, exposed to the Theory of Evolution in our educational systems. It will be invaluable to the parents of those students. It will serve as a guide to educators. It will be of interest to all that are aware of the present controversy. The book is divided into two parts. The first part looks at the biblical creation account in the first 4 chapters of Genesis. By incorporating our modem knowledge into this account, it becomes compatible with both the scientific account of our beginning and the literal seven days of creation described in the Bible. That is a necessary first step in resolving the controversy between science and religion . Part 1 goes on to bring a new, deeper understanding of our relationship with our Creator. Part two brings us face-to-face with two major roadblocks to accepting a world-view that includes a Creator: (1) the problem of suffering in our world and, (2) the evolution/creation controversy. The first roadblock, the problem of suffering, occurs only in the teaching of Christianity. It occurs because we misunderstand the relationship of the Creator with His creation. Understanding this special relationship starts in Genesis. Misunderstanding and misinformation have marked the second, the evolution/creation controversy, from the very beginning. This book explains the facts that are important for general understanding. It goes on to closely examine the scientific definition of life and shows where it leads . This is also a necessary step in resolving the evolution/science controversy. Throughout the book, the overriding theme is authority and its important function in our lives. It is the common ground where both science and religion can merge. Find out how it can change your world-view and your life.

Blackout:Danger In The Dark

Author: Aaron Rosenberg

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 1438068476

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 8816


Get children really excited about science with this action-packed book that puts S.T.E.M. principles (science, technology, engineering, and math) in kids' hands. When a rich patron funds a pilot program to get children involved in S.T.E.M. subjects, five students are hand-picked for the project. Some of the students are excited to be there, and some of them couldn't care less. They are led by their mysterious teacher, who may or may not be a spy. When disaster strikes, the S.T.E.M. Squad is called in to learn and help. As they team up with top notch scientists, engineers, mathematicians, geologists, and others, the kids soon learn that applied science can be fun! In Blackout: Danger in the Dark, a night at the museum turns super scary! When the S.T.E.M. Squad has a sleepover in the Natural History Museum on the same night that a blackout hits, the kids must learn all about alternate energy options--and fast!

Communicative Engagement and Social Liberation

Justice Will Be Made

Author: Patricia Arneson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611476518

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

View: 937


This work addresses limitations in current approaches to rhetorical historiography and provides fresh philosophical ground that responds to these limitations. By integrating philosophical ideas, a philosophy of communicative engagement is formed and illustrated with descriptions of three women’s successful efforts to change the face of society.

Command and Control of Fires and Emergencies

Author: Vincent Dunn

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780912212845

Category: Political Science

Page: 293

View: 9357


As a veteran FDNY firefighter and commander in Midtown Manhattan, Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn has led the call against all manner of fires and emergencies. This book crystallizes his decades of command experience. As a practical guide, it serves as an operational blueprint for today's fireground managers, in the urban environment and elsewhere. It will help prepare those who aspire to take command in an increasingly complex world, answering the alarms that will ring tomorrow. Among the many subjects covered in this text: command presence; life-and-death decision making; developing strategies using tactical essentials; fireground risk management and span of control; principles of size-up; building elements and components; and fireground communications.

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066. To the Year, 1803. From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled, "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates" ...

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 6122


Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066, to the Year, 1803. From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled: "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates".

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 9693


Knowing and Value

Toward a Constructive Postmodern Epistemology

Author: Frederick Ferré

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791439890

Category: Philosophy

Page: 393

View: 7508


Offers a postmodern theory of knowledge based on an ecological worldview that stresses real relations and the pervasiveness of values.

Danger: Truth at Work

The Courage to Accept the Unknowable

Author: Osho

Publisher: Osho Media International

ISBN: 0880507640

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 7393


Danger: Truth at Work goes to the heart of our most fundamental human issues. Why can’t we just live happily and be content? While we seem to have all the knowledge we need to solve our problems, we haven't. In this timely book, Osho explains that religious conditioning has held us back. Each chapter covers a different aspect of this conditioning, and, in gentle but persuasive language, shows readers how to transcend it. Individual chapters cover such subjects as The Nuclear Family: The Imminent Meltdown; Pseudo-Religion: The Stick-on Soul; They Say Believe, I Say Explore; and Ecstasy Is Now: Why Wait? and others. The enclosed DVD gives a firsthand experience of the process of spiritual renewal, which Osho calls a "dry cleaning of the mind." While Osho passed away in 1990, he left a rich legacy of video recordings that form the basis of this important book and video.

Worshipping In Spirit and In Truth

Serving and Worshipping God Acceptably

Author: Godsword Godswill Onu

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765910030

Category: Religion

Page: 145

View: 9549


The Word of God says, “God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and Truth” (Jn 4:24). To worship in spirit (or in Spirit) is to worship with your heart or human spirit (or to worship according to the Holy Spirit). This is opposed to worshipping in the flesh and according to the senses, as in the Old Testament. And you have to worship in Truth. To worship in Truth is to worship according to the Word of God. When you live in sin and say that you are praising and worshiping God, you are foolish: God has millions (or billions) of angels who worship and praise Him; and there are millions (or billions) of human beings who worship and praise God. If you live in disobedience to the Word of God that you know, even if you sing songs, and worship five hours everyday, you will still end in Hell Fire, unless you repent of your sin(s). Worship in spirit and Truth!

Hotel Florida

Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War

Author: Amanda Vaill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408833883

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 9621


Amid the rubble of a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe, the Hotel Florida on Madrid's chic Gran Via has become a haven for foreign journalists and writers. It is here that six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage sour, hopes that this war will give him fresh material and a new romance; Martha Gellhorn, an ambitious young journalist hungry for love and experience, thinks she will find both with Hemingway in Spain. Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, idealistic and ground-breaking young photographers based in Paris, want to capture history in the making and are inventing moder photojournalism in the process. And Arturo Barea, chief of the Republican government's foreign press office, and Ilsa Kulcsar, his Austrian deputy, are struggling to balance truth-telling with their loyalty to their sometimes-compromised cause - a struggle that places both of their lives at risk. Hotel Florida traces the tangled wartime destinies of these three couples - and a host of supporting characters - living as intensely as they had ever done, against the backdrop of a critical moment in history. It is a narrative of love and reinvention that is, finally, a story about truth, finding it, telling it - and living it, whatever the cost.

Eros and Eris

Contributions to a Hermeneutical Phenomenology Liber Amicorum for Adriaan Peperzak

Author: P. van Tongeren,Paul Sars,Chris Bremmers,Koen Boey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401714649

Category: Philosophy

Page: 322

View: 2188


The articles in this book display the originality and creativity of Eros and Eris, and their important role in the history of our culture, particularly in the history of philosophy and its role in today's systematic philosophy. Although these contributions to a hermeneutical phenomenology in this compilation are organized in a linear-chronological order (treating Homer, Hesiod, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, Cusanus, Kant, Hegel, Schelling, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger and Levinas), they all carry out their own hermeneutical movement in the history of philosphy on the basis of a commitment with out life, here and now, and a thematic, professional interest. Among the contributors are: R. Bernasconi, J. Colette, J.F. Courtine, L. Dupré, Kl. Düsing, J. Greisch, J. Kockelmans, P.-J. Labarrière and G. Jarczyk, E. Levinas, Al. Lingis, J.-L. Marion, O. Pöggeler, W. Richardson, P. Ricoeur, J. Sallis, M. Theunissen and S. IJsseling.