Technology and Values

Essential Readings

Author: Craig Hanks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405149000

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 717


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

The Holy Spirit: In Spirit and In Truth

Author: Tinos Masaka

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483455149

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 5845


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: 5427


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.

Communicative Engagement and Social Liberation

Justice Will Be Made

Author: Patricia Arneson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611476518

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

View: 1996


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: 2169


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.

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: 8394


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."

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

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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: 675


Knowing and Value

Toward a Constructive Postmodern Epistemology

Author: Frederick Ferre,Frederick Ferré

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791439890

Category: Philosophy

Page: 393

View: 596


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

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: 6145


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: 590


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.

Lingua Universalis vs. Calculus Ratiocinator:

An Ultimate Presupposition of Twentieth-Century Philosophy

Author: Jaakko Hintikka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401586012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

View: 5972


R. G. Collingwood saw one of the main tasks of philosophers and of historians of human thought in uncovering what he called the ultimate presuppositions of different thinkers, of different philosophical movements and of entire eras of intellectual history. He also noted that such ultimate presuppositions usually remain tacit at first, and are discovered only by subsequent reflection. Collingwood would have been delighted by the contrast that constitutes the overall theme of the essays collected in this volume. Not only has this dichotomy ofviews been one ofthe mostcrucial watersheds in the entire twentieth-century philosophical thought. Not only has it remained largely implicit in the writings of the philosophers for whom it mattered most. It is a truly Collingwoodian presupposition also in that it is not apremise assumed by different thinkers in their argumentation. It is the presupposition of a question, an assumption to the effect that a certain general question can be raised and answered. Its role is not belied by the fact that several philosophers who answered it one way or the other seem to be largely unaware that the other answer also makes sense - if it does. This Collingwoodian question can be formulated in a first rough approximation by asking whether language - our actual working language, Tarski's "colloquiallanguage" - is universal in the sense of being inescapable. This formulation needs all sorts of explanations, however.