segunda-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2008

Husserl, Heidegger, and the Space of Meaning: Paths Toward Trancendental Phenomenology

Husserl, Heidegger, and the Space of Meaning: Paths Toward Trancendental Phenomenology
Northwestern University Press
ISBN 081011805X
2001 Edition
PDF 342 pages 2.6MB

In a penetrating and lucid discussion of the enigmatic relationship between the work of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, Steven Galt Crowell proposes that the distinguishing feature of twentieth-century philosophy is not so much its emphasis on language as its concern with meaning. Arguing that transcendental phenomenology is indispensable to the philosophical explanation of the space of meaning, Crowell shows how a proper understanding of both Husserl and Heidegger reveals the distinctive contributions of each to that ongoing phenomenological project.
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The Social Authority Of Reason: Kant's Critique, Radical Evil, And The Destiny Of Humankind

The Social Authority Of Reason: Kant's Critique, Radical Evil, And The Destiny Of Humankind
State University of New York Press
ISBN 0791464296
2005 Edition
PDF 204 Pages 2.7 MB

In The Social Authority of Reason, Philip J. Rossi, SJ argues that the current cultural milieu of globalization is strikingly reflective of the human condition appraised by Kant, in which mutual social interaction for human good is hamstrung by our contentious "unsociable sociability." He situates the paradoxical nature of contemporary society—its opportunities for deepening the bonds of our common human mutuality along with its potential for enlarging the fissures that arise from our human differences—in the context of Kant's notion of radical evil. As a corrective, Rossi proposes that we draw upon the social character of Kant's critique of reason, which offers a communal trajectory for human moral effort and action. This trajectory still has power to open the path to what Kant called "the highest political good"—lasting peace among nations.

Knowledge in a Social World

Knowledge in a Social World
Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN 0198238207
1999 Edition
PDF 422 pages 2MB

Knowledge in a Social World offers a philosophy for the information age. Alvin Goldman explores new frontiers by creating a thoroughgoing social epistemology, moving beyond the traditional focus on solitary knowers. Social, cultural, and technological changes present new challenges to our ways of knowing and understanding, and philosophy must face these challenges. Against the tides of postmodernism and social constructionism Goldman defends the integrity of truth and shows how to promote it by well-designed forms of social interaction. He urges that social discourse promises more than the mere politics of consensus, and that suitably norm-governed debate and belief-revision can increase veridical knowledge. Goldman's aims are not just philosophical but practical. From science to education, from law to democracy, he shows why and how public institutions should seek knowledge-enhancing practices. He examines how cyberspace and other technologies expand the scope of communication, and warns of the need to safeguard content quality. He scrutinizes the free marketplace of ideas, the adversary system in the law, and media coverage of political campaigns. The result is a bold, timely, and systematic treatment of the philosophical foundations of an information society.`"Alvin Goldman's Knowledge in a Social World belongs to a sparse tradition in epistemology given to the epistemic evaluation of social institutions. Landmarks in this tradition include Bacon's The Advancement of Learning, Locke's Some Thoughts Concerning Education, and Dewey's Social Inquiry. Goldman's book is the equal of these influential volumes in breadth of vision, mastery of relevant contemporary thought, and practical utility, and surpasses them in theoretical depth. It is a work crafted with supreme philosophical skill.' Frederick Schmitt, Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign`Alvin Goldman, the premier epistemologist of the past two decades, has written a pioneering book that will define the field of social epistemology. Scholars will learn from his judicious and lucid proposals, and they will be wrestling for years with the exciting and important problems he raises.' Philip Kitcher, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York.

sexta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2008

Cómo escribir y publicar trabajos científicos

Robert A. Day, "Cómo escribir y publicar trabajos científicos"
Spanish 3era Ed. PDF January 31, 2005 ISBN 9275315981 269 Pages 3.44 MB

El objetivo de la investigación científica es la publicación. Los hombres y mujeres de ciencia, cuando comienzan como estudiantes graduados, no son juzgados principalmente por su habilidad en los trabajos de laboratorio,ni por su conocimiento innato de temas científicos amplios o restringidos, ni, desde luego, por su ingenio o su encanto personal; se los juzga y se los conoce (o no se los conoce) por sus publicaciones. Un experimento científico, por espectaculares que sean sus resultados,no termina hasta que esos resultados se publican. De hecho, la piedra angular de la filosofía de la ciencia se basa en la premisa fundamental de que las investigaciones originales tienen que publicarse; solo así pueden verificarse los nuevos conocimientos científicos y añadirse luego a la base de datos que llamamos precisamente conocimientos científicos...


Acerca del autor

Capítulo 1. ¿Qué es la redacción científica?
Capítulo 2. Los orígenes de la redacción científica
Capítulo 3. ¿Qué es un artículo científico?
Capítulo 4. Cómo preparar el título
Capítulo 5. Cómo enumerar los autores y sus direcciones
Capítulo 6. Cómo preparar el Resumen
Capítulo 7. Cómo escribir la Introducción
Capítulo 8. Cómo escribir la sección de Materiales y métodos
Capítulo 9. Cómo escribir la sección de Resultados
Capítulo 10.Cómo escribir la Discusión
Capítulo 11.Cómo escribir la sección de Agradecimiento
Capítulo 12.Cómo citar las referencias
Capítulo 13.Cómo confeccionar cuadros útiles
Capítulo 14.Cómo preparar ilustraciones útiles
Capítulo 15.Cómo preparar fotografías útiles
Capítulo 16.Cómo mecanografiar el manuscrito
Capítulo 17.Presentación del manuscrito a la revista
Capítulo 18.El proceso de arbitraje (Cómo tratar con los directores de revista)
Capítulo 19.El proceso de publicación (Cómo ocuparse de las pruebas de imprenta)
Capítulo 20.Formatos de publicación electrónica: CD-ROM y edición por encargo
Capítulo 21.La Internet y la World Wide Web
Capítulo 22.La revista electrónica
Capítulo 23.Correo electrónico y grupos de noticias
Capítulo 24.Cómo encargar y utilizar las separatas
Capítulo 25.Cómo escribir un artículo de revisión
Capítulo 26.Cómo escribir una comunicación a una conferencia
Capítulo 27.Cómo escribir la reseña de un libro
Capítulo 28.Cómo escribir una tesis
Capítulo 29.Cómo presentar un trabajo verbalmente
Capítulo 30.Cómo preparar un cartel
Capítulo 31.Ética, derechos y autorizaciones
Capítulo 32.Uso y abuso del lenguaje
Capítulo 33.Cómo evitar la jerga
Capítulo 34.Cómo y cuándo usar abreviaturas
Capítulo 35.Resumen personalizado

Apéndice 1.Forma de abreviar algunas palabras que aparecen en los títulos de revistas
Apéndice 2.Abreviaturas que pueden usarse en los cuadros sin definirlas
Apéndice 3.Errores ortográficos y de estilo que son comunes
Apéndice 4.Palabras y expresiones que deben evitarse
Apéndice 5.Prefijos del SI (Sistema Internacional) y sus símbolos
Apéndice 6.Abreviaturas y símbolos admitidos
Apéndice 7.Muestra de requisitos para la presentación de trabajos a una revista electrónica

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How To Write & Publish a Scientific Paper

Robert A. Day, «How To Write & Publish a Scientific Paper»
Oryx ISBN 1573561649 CHM 1,70 Mb 296 Pages 1998 Yearthe book is a valuable information source for everybody working in natural sciences....this is one of the best books on writing and publishing science.

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terça-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2008

Muitas referências online, cobrindo a presença do construtivismo em praticamente todos os campos de conhecimento.

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Libros para metodologia de la investigacion

  1. Anon - Investigacion De Mercados.PDF (356.0KB)
  2. Avila Baray Luis - Introduccion A La Metodologia De La Investigacion.DOC (2.1MB)
  3. Casilimas Sandoval - Investigacion Cualitativa.PDF (1.2MB)
  4. Durston John - Experiencias Y Metodologia De La Investigacion Participativa.PDF (334.0KB)
  5. Galindo Almanza - La Intuicion En La Investigacion Cientifica.PDF (2.7MB)
  6. Hernandez Sampieri R - Metodologia de la Investigacion 2.PDF (3.8MB)
  7. Hernandez Sampieri R - Metodologia De La Investigacion.PDF (395.8KB)
  8. Lakatos Imre - La Metodologia De Los Programas De Investigacion Cientifica.DOC (1.5MB)
  9. LEM STANISLAW - La Investigacion.RTF (748.9KB)
  10. Lopez Yepes - La Produccion De Los Cientificos Y De Los Centros De Investigacion.PDF (347.5KB)
  11. Mintzberg - Organizacion Y Metodos.PDF (183.6KB)
  12. Moran Oviedo - Vincular La Docencia Y La Investigacion En El Espacio Del Aula.PDF (220.3KB)
  13. POPPER KARL - Logica De La Investigacion Cientifica.DOC (83.0KB)
  14. Quivy Campenhoudt - Investigacion En Ciencias Sociales.PDF (92.8KB)
  15. Reyna-Susana-Manual-De-Redaccion-E-Investigacion-Documental.PDF (6.5MB)
  16. Sabino Carlos - El Proceso De Investigacion.PDF (652.0KB)
  17. Varios - Metodologia De La Investigacion.PDF (395.8KB)

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terça-feira, 5 de fevereiro de 2008

Guide to Business Planning

Graham Friend, Stefan Zehle
Bloomberg Press (February 2004)
ISBN: 1861974744
288 pages PDF 4,4 Mb

To get any new business idea off the ground you must have a plan--and if you need to raise funds to finance the business or get the approval of senior management, it must be a convincing plan. This guide covers every aspect of preparing a business plan including how to analyze the market, how to model the business and financial statements, and analysis of risk and the assessment of both the upside and potential downside, and the all-important executive summary--often the only part of a business plan that is read. Finally, "Guide to Business Planningshows how to use a business plan to help put your ideas into practice and how to monitor and measure the performance of the business. This newest title in The Economist series is critical for businesspeople who have an idea and need a plan.


The Art of Project Management

Scott Berkun Reilly

CHM 4,66 Mb 392 Pages 2005

In The Art of Project Management, you'll learn from a veteran manager of software and web development how to plan, manage and lead projects. This personal account of hard lessons learned over a decade of work in the industry distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice. Inspiring, funny, honest, and compelling, this is the book you and your team need to have within arms reach. It will serve you well with your current work, and on future projects to come.


"Scientific Writing: A Reader and Writer's Guide"

World Scientific Publishing Company;

1 edition (April 5, 2007)

ISBN: 9812701443

224 pages / PDF 1,3 Mb

Given that scientific material can be hard to comprehend, sustained attention and memory retention become major reader challenges. Scientific writers must not only present their science, but also work hard to generate and sustain the interest of readers. Attention-getters, sentence progression, expectation-setting, and memory offloaders are essential devices to keep readers and reviewers engaged. The writer needs to have a clear understanding of the role played by each part of a paper, from its eye-catching title to its eye-opening conclusion. This book walks through the main parts of a paper; that is, those parts which create the critical first impression. The unique approach in this book is its focus on the reader rather than the writer. Senior scientists who supervise staff and postgraduates can use the book to review drafts and to help with the writing as well as the science. Young researchers can find solid guidelines that reduce the confusion all new writers face. Published scientists can finally move from what feels right to what is right, identifying mistakes they thought were acceptable, and fully appreciating their responsibility: to guide the reader along carefully laid-out reading tracks.


Knowledge Shared: Participatory Evaluation in Development Cooperation

Por Edward T. Jackson, Yusuf Kassam

Publicado 1998

252 páginas
ISBN 0889368686

IDRC Evaluation research(Social action programs)

segunda-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2008

Assessing Research-Doctorate Programs: A Methodology Study

J. P. Ostriker, Charlotte V. Kuh, James A. Voytuk

How should we assess and present information about the quality of research-doctorate programs? In recommending that the 1995 NRC rankings "(Assessing the Quality of Research-Doctorate Programs: Continuity and Change) be updated as soon as possible, this study presents an improved approach to doctoral program assessment which will be useful to administrators, faculty, and others with an interest in improving the education of Ph.D.s in the United States. It reviews the methodology of the 1995 NRC rankings and recommends changes, including the collection of new data about Ph.D. students, additional data about faculty, and new techniques to present data on the qualitative assessment of doctoral programs. It also recommends revision of the taxonomy of fields from that used in the 1995 rankings.

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What Holds Us Together: Social Cohesion in South Africa

David Chidester, Phillip Dexter
368 páginas
ISBN 0796920303
In this collection of essays, leading South African intellectuals in government, organized labor, business, and local communities examine social cohesion and globalization in contemporary South Africa. From fruit pickers to multinational corporations and international human-rights movements, these discussions illustrate how globalization affects every level of society and impacts how South Africans perceive themselves. How social capital works in South Africa locally and under globalization is discussed in each article.

How to Do Everything with Google Tools

ISBN: 9780071496261 (0071496262)

Editora: McGraw-Hill, 2007

Nearly twenty years ago I was introduced to a fascinating new technology that has now become part of our everyday activity. At the time, I thought it was extremely cool to log into a distant server and read stuff. At the time, that stuff came at a hefty price—Internet time was over $2.00 per hour, connection speeds were measured in bauds, and to read the cool stuff required differentiating the Unix code from the content and following lines of text written in yellow as they wrapped against a particularly ugly green background. But it was extremely cool.The coolness is still there, although it has certainly changed. It has been a pleasure to participate and experience the changes, from the yellow/green to the black text on gray backgrounds in the first Netscape browsers, to using images. And now we have the ability to interact with full-featured web-based applications like Google Docs & Spreadsheets, or downloadable tools that connect with Google servers for further functionality, such as Picasa and Google Earth.

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sábado, 2 de fevereiro de 2008

General Philosophy of Science: Focal Issues (Handbook of the Philosophy of Science)

# Hardcover: 680 pages#
Publisher: North Holland; 1 edition (August 20, 2007)#
Language: English#
ISBN-10: 0444515488#
ISBN-13: 978-0444515483

Book Description
Scientists use concepts and principles that are partly specific for their subject matter, but they also share part of them with colleagues working in different fields. Compare the biological notion of a 'natural kind' with the general notion of 'confirmation' of a hypothesis by certain evidence. Or compare the physical principle of the 'conservation of energy' and the general principle of 'the unity of science'. Scientists agree that all such notions and principles aren't as crystal clear as one might wish.An important task of the philosophy of the special sciences, such as philosophy of physics, of biology and of economics, to mention only a few of the many flourishing examples, is the clarification of such subject specific concepts and principles. Similarly, an important task of 'general' philosophy of science is the clarification of concepts like 'confirmation' and principles like 'the unity of science'. It is evident that clarfication of concepts and principles only makes sense if one tries to do justice, as much as possible, to the actual use of these notions by scientists, without however following this use slavishly. That is, occasionally a philosopher may have good reasons for suggesting to scientists that they should deviate from a standard use. Frequently, this amounts to a plea for differentiation in order to stop debates at cross-purposes due to the conflation of different meanings.


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