Making Up Your Mind - Revised Edition

Making Up Your Mind - Revised Edition

Author: Robert Mutti

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770484900

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

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Making Up Your Mind is oriented toward the writing of arguments. It gives students techniques that they can use to better understand, organize, and present their own thoughts. The book provides an exceptionally clear statement of what critical thinking adds to the study of logic, along with complete and systematic coverage of all crucial logical operators and major logical relations. It also offers exceptionally clear and informative discussions of the definition of argument, the distinction between induction and deduction, and the role of emotion in argument. The second half of the book presents an argument outline which students can use to organize virtually any ethical argument. This outline is also used to illustrate the most important informal fallacies and how they can be avoided. In its closing chapters, the book discusses the nature of good evidence and good sources of evidence and their role in argument. Included are discussions of scientific method, the logical form of arguments about causal theories, and arguments from analogy.

New Pattern IBPS Bank PO/ MT 20 Practice Sets for Preliminary & Main Exam with 7 Online Tests 2nd Revised Edition

New Pattern IBPS Bank PO/ MT 20 Practice Sets for Preliminary & Main Exam with 7 Online Tests 2nd Revised Edition

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9789388240765

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Page: 300

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This book contains an Access Code in the starting for accessing the 7 Online Tests. New Pattern IBPS Bank PO Exam 20 Practice Sets provides 20 Practice Sets – 5 for Preliminary Exam Tests (10 in the book and 5 as Online Tests) + 15 for Main Objective Exam Tests (10 in the book and 5 as Online Tests) designed exactly on the pattern suggested in the latest IBPS Bank PO notification. • The solution to each type of Test is provided at the end of the book. • This book will help the students in developing the required Speed and Strike Rate, which will increase their final score in the exam. FEATURES OF THE ONLINE TESTS 1. The student gets to know his result immediately after the test is submitted. 2. Section-wise, Test-wise Reports are generated for the candidate. 3. Performance report across the 5 test also gets generated as the student appears in the 5 tests.

Management Cases, Revised Edition

Management Cases, Revised Edition

Author: Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061853760

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The companion to Drucker's seminal work Management, completely revised and updated Management Cases, Revised Edition is a collection of thought-provoking case studies—each a timeless representative of a challenge that all managers will face at some point in their careers. Longtime Drucker colleague, collaborator, and eminent management professor Joseph A. Maciariello has organized the material to be used in conjunction with Management, Revised Edition, making the book particularly useful in undergraduate, MBA, and executive education classrooms. It contains fifteen completely new cases written especially for this edition plus another thirty-five revised and updated cases, ensuring that the book provides comprehensive coverage of the most important management dilemmas and most timeless leadership wisdom. An essential resource for business students and working professionals alike, the book will help readers test and hone their management skills.

Self-Knowledge for Humans

Self-Knowledge for Humans

Author: Quassim Cassam

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191039737

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Human beings are not model epistemic citizens. Our reasoning can be careless and uncritical, and our beliefs, desires, and other attitudes aren't always as they ought rationally to be. Our beliefs can be eccentric, our desires irrational and our hopes hopelessly unrealistic. Our attitudes are influenced by a wide range of non-epistemic or non-rational factors, including our character, our emotions, and powerful unconscious biases. Yet we are rarely conscious of such influences. Self-ignorance is not something to which human beings are immune. In this book Quassim Cassam develops an account of self-knowledge which tries to do justice to these and other respects in which humans aren't model epistemic citizens. He rejects rationalist and other mainstream philosophical accounts of self-knowledge on the grounds that, in more than one sense, they aren't accounts of self-knowledge for humans. Instead he defends the view that inferences from behavioural and psychological evidence are a basic source of human self-knowledge. On this account, self-knowledge is a genuine cognitive achievement and self-ignorance is almost always on the cards. As well as explaining knowledge of our own states of mind, Cassam also accounts for what he calls 'substantial' self-knowledge, including knowledge of our values, emotions, and character. He criticizes philosophical accounts of self-knowledge for neglecting substantial self-knowledge, and concludes with a discussion of the value of self-knowledge. This book tries to do for philosophy what behavioural economics tries to do for economics. Just as behavioural economics is the economics of homo sapiens, as distinct from the economics of an ideally rational and self homo economics, so Cassam argues that philosophy should focus on the human predicament rather than on the reasoning and self-knowledge of an idealized homo philosophicus.

Cause, Knowledge and Responsability

Cause, Knowledge and Responsability

Author: António Manuel Martins

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643905970

Category: Causation

Page: 219

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The present volume discuss aspects of "Cause, Knowledge and Responsibility" from various theoretical points of view. The contributions provide input to intense discussions on these contested topics. The volume is based on results of the conference of the Institut International de Philosophie (IIP) in 9-13 September 2009, at the University of Coimbra.

The Mind of Mithraists

The Mind of Mithraists

Author: Luther H. Martin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472584212

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Roman cult of Mithras was the most widely-dispersed and densely-distributed cult throughout the expanse of the Roman Empire from the end of the first until the fourth century AD, rivaling the early growth and development of Christianity during the same period. As its membership was largely drawn from the ranks of the military, its spread, but not its popularity is attributable largely to military deployments and re-deployments. Although mithraists left behind no written archival evidence, there is an abundance of iconographic finds. The only characteristic common to all Mithraic temples were the fundamental architecture of their design, and the cult image of Mithras slaying a bull. How were these two features so faithfully transmitted through the Empire by a non-centralized, non-hierarchical religious movement? The Minds of Mithraists: Historical and Cognitive Studies in the Roman Cult of Mithras addresses these questions as well as the relationship of Mithraism to Christianity, explanations of the significance of the tauroctony and of the rituals enacted in the mithraea, and explanations for the spread of Mithraism (and for its resistance in a few places). The unifying theme throughout is an investigation of the 'mind' of those engaged in the cult practices of this widespread ancient religion. These investigations represent traditional historical methods as well as more recent studies employing the insights of the cognitive sciences, demonstrating that cognitive historiography is a valuable methodological tool.