Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the by Yuen Foong Khong

By Yuen Foong Khong

From global warfare I to Operation barren region hurricane, American policymakers have time and again invoked the "lessons of heritage" as they meditated taking their state to struggle. Do those historic analogies truly form coverage, or are they essentially instruments of political justification? Yuen Foong Khong argues that leaders use analogies no longer only to justify guidelines but in addition to accomplish particular cognitive and information-processing initiatives necessary to political decision-making. Khong identifies what those initiatives are and exhibits how they are often used to provide an explanation for the U.S. determination to interfere in Vietnam. counting on interviews with senior officers and on lately declassified files, the writer demonstrates with a precision no longer attained by way of past experiences that the 3 most crucial analogies of the Vietnam era--Korea, Munich, and Dien Bien Phu--can account for America's Vietnam offerings. a different contribution is the author's use of cognitive social psychology to aid his argument approximately how people analogize and to give an explanation for why policymakers usually use analogies poorly.

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Researching the Visual: Images, Objects, Contexts and by Michael J. Emmison, Philip D. Smith

By Michael J. Emmison, Philip D. Smith

Supplying a finished advent to the whole box of visible examine, this e-book stories the contributions of traditions as diversified as semiotics, ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism and fabric tradition reviews and demonstrates their power program for the visible researcher. the 1st a part of the ebook offers with the extra conventional subject matters in visible learn. those middle at the use of photographic pictures in ethnographic enquiry and the cultural interpretation of texts similar to ads. It then is going directly to convey how visible examine must also embody the research of daily gadgets, areas and kinds of social interactions. Accessibly offered but methodologically rigorous and theoretically grounded, the relevance of top theorists akin to Foucault, Bordieu, Goffman and corridor are mentioned. The e-book comprises quite a few routines which convey scholars how `low-tech, least expensive' visible examine supplies methodologically refined methods of trying out and constructing cultural idea. The booklet is generously illustrated with photographs, and diagrams that serve to convey a number of the theoretical issues into concentration.

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Wittgenstein: Rules, Grammar and Necessity: of an Analytical by G. P. Baker, P. M. S. Hacker

By G. P. Baker, P. M. S. Hacker

The second one variation of Wittgenstein: ideas, Grammar and Necessity (the moment quantity of the landmark analytical remark on Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations ) now comprises generally revised and supplemented insurance of the Wittgenstein's complicated and debatable comments on following rules.

  • Includes completely rewritten essays and the addition of 1 new essay on communitarian and individualist conceptions of rule-following
  • Includes a drastically elevated essay on Wittgenstein’s notion of logical, mathematical and metaphysical necessity
  • Features updates to the textual exegesis because the results of profiting from the quest engine for the Bergen version of the Nachlass
  • Reflects the result of scholarly debates on rule-following that experience raged over the last 20 years

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Introduction à Wittgenstein by Rola Younes

By Rola Younes

Né dans los angeles Vienne impériale de 1889 et mort à Cambridge en Angleterre en 1951, Ludwig Wittgenstein est un philosophe autodidacte dont le rayonnement a dépassé le cercle académique pour atteindre los angeles tradition populaire. Ce livre suggest une creation claire à une pensée réputée difficile et énigmatique. Il prend pour fi l conducteur l. a. vie de Wittgenstein et reste au plus près de son texte.
Quelle est l. a. différence entre le " superior " et le " deuxième " Wittgenstein ? Pourquoi faut-il passer sous silence " ce dont on ne peut parler " ? Que signifient les options de los angeles " boîte à outils " wittgensteinienne, comme l. a. " forme de vie ", le " jeu de langage " ou encore los angeles " vue synoptique " ? Quelles sont les vues de Wittgenstein sur le langage, l'éthique, l'esthétique, les mathématiques ? Quel regard portait-il sur l. a. tradition et les sciences de son époque ? remark expliquer l'influence de Wittgenstein sur les sciences sociales au aspect que l'on a pu parler de " symptôme Wittgenstein " ?
Ce sont quelques-unes des questions auxquelles répond ce Repères.

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La Philosophie au Moyen Age by Etienne Gilson

By Etienne Gilson

« Rien n'est plus légitime, du element de vue de l'histoire générale de l. a. philosophie, que de se demander ce que sont devenus les problèmes philosophiques posés par les Grecs au cours des quatorze premiers siècles de l'ère chrétienne.   Pourtant, si l'on veut étudier et comprendre l. a. philosophie de cette époque, il faut l. a. chercher où elle se trouve, c'est-à-dire dans les écrits d'hommes qui se donnaient ouvertement pour théologiens, ou qui aspiraient à le devenir.   L'histoire de l. a. philosophie du Moyen Âge est une abstraction prélevée sur cette réalité plus vaste et plus compréhensive que fut l. a. théologie catholique au Moyen Âge. »

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The Dynamics of Disability: Measuring and Monitoring by Committee to Review the Social Security Administration's

By Committee to Review the Social Security Administration's Disability Decision Process Research, National Research Council

The Society protection incapacity software faces pressing demanding situations: extra humans receiving advantages than ever ahead of, the possibility of much more claimants as child boomers age, altering attitudes culminating within the americans With Disabilities Act. incapacity is now understood as a dynamic technique, and Social safety needs to understand that strategy to devise appropriately for the days forward. "The Dynamics of incapacity" presents specialist research and proposals in key parts: knowing the present social, monetary, and actual environmental components in deciding upon eligibility for incapacity merits; constructing and imposing a tracking process to degree and music tendencies in paintings incapacity; enhancing the method for making judgements on incapacity claims; and, construction Social Security's potential for carrying out wanted learn. This ebook presents a wealth of element at the workings of the Social protection incapacity software, fresh and rising incapacity tendencies, concerns and former adventure in discovering incapacity, and extra. it will likely be of fundamental curiosity to federal coverage makers, the Congress, and researchers - and it'll be helpful to country incapacity officers, clinical and rehabilitation pros, and the incapacity neighborhood.

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