Download E-books Religionen erforschen: Kulturwissenschaftliche Methoden in der Religionswissenschaft (German Edition) PDF

Das Studienbuch bietet einen aktuellen und praxisbezogenen Einblick in das Spektrum der Forschungsmethoden, die in der historisch orientierten und gegenwartsbezogenen Religionswissenschaft zum Einsatz kommen. Die Beiträge der eleven Autorinnen und Autoren bieten Studierenden somit eine erste Orientierung für eigene Forschung.

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Download E-books Development of a Methodology for the Evaluation of Active Safety Using the Example of Preventive Pedestrian Protection (Springer Theses) PDF

The booklet reviews on a brand new technique for optimization and evaluate of site visitors defense, which simulates the methods occupied with site visitors conflicts at the foundation of special dynamical, human, and technical versions. The versions contain the entire spectrum of human cognitive features and responses, the responses of an energetic protection process and the interactions among the human and the method as they happen in a pattern of suitable site visitors contexts. utilizing the built technique, the writer used to be in a position to check the relief in injuries and accidents in addition to the potential unwanted effects due to a preventive pedestrian-protection approach. The publication offers functional recommendations within the region of lively safeguard structures. It represents an enticing resource of knowledge for researchers and execs in addition to all stakeholders, together with coverage makers and buyer advocates, with the typical aim of selling the implementation and adoption of hugely effective structures for combating injuries and accidents.

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Download E-books Foundations of Qualitative Research: Interpretive and Critical Approaches PDF

Foundations of Qualitative learn introduces key theoretical and epistemological recommendations replete with old and present real-world examples. writer Jerry W. Willis offers a useful source to steer the severe and qualitative inquiry method written in an obtainable and non-intimidating sort that brings those another way tough suggestions to life.

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Download E-books Verstehen: The Uses of Understanding in the Social Sciences PDF

By Michael Martin

In past due nineteenth-century German educational circles, the time period verstehen (literally, realizing, or comprehension) got here to be linked to the view that social phenomena has to be understood from the viewpoint of the social actor. Advocates of this technique have been adverse by way of positivists who under pressure the harmony of process among the social and common sciences and an exterior, experimental, and quantitative wisdom. even if transformed over the years, the dispute among positivists and antipositivists--nowadays known as naturalists and antinaturalists--has endured and nonetheless defines many debates within the box of philosophy of social sciences. during this quantity, Michael Martin deals a serious appraisal of verstehen as a style of verification and discovery in addition to an important situation for understanding.

In its most powerful varieties, verstehen involves subjectively reliving the event of the social actor or a minimum of rethinking his or her ideas, whereas in its weaker types it purely includes reconstructing the explanation for appearing. Martin's commencing bankruptcy bargains a reconsideration of the controversy among the classical verstehen theorists--Wilhelm Dilthey, Max Weber, R.G. Collingwood--and the positivists. Chapters 2 and three care for positivist evaluations of verstehen as a style of social medical verification and realizing. within the next chapters Martin considers modern types of the verstehen place and argues that they prefer the classical positions, they clash with the pluralistic nature of social technology. bankruptcy four discusses Peter Winch's and William Dray's variations of verstehen, whereas chapters five via nine give some thought to fresh theorists--Karl Popper, Charles Taylor, Clifford Geertz--whose paintings might be characterised in verstehenist phrases: In his end Martin defines the constraints of the classical and up to date verstehen positions and proposes a methodological pluralism during which verstehen is justified pragmatically by way of the needs and contexts of inquiry. This quantity is the single entire and sustained critique of verstehen conception at the moment on hand. it is going to be of curiosity to sociologists, philosophers, political scientists, and anthropologists.

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Download E-books Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method PDF

By T. L. Taylor

Ethnography and digital Worlds is the one publication of its kind--a concise, entire, and functional advisor for college kids, academics, designers, and students drawn to utilizing ethnographic how to learn on-line digital worlds, together with either video game and nongame environments. Written through prime ethnographers of digital worlds, and concentrating on the most important approach to player remark, the booklet presents helpful recommendation, information, instructions, and ideas to help researchers via each level of a venture, from picking an internet fieldsite to writing and publishing the results.

  • presents useful and special suggestions for ethnographic examine custom-made to mirror the categorical problems with on-line digital worlds, either online game and nongame
  • attracts on examine in various digital worlds, together with Everquest, moment lifestyles, There.com, and international of Warcraft
  • offers feedback for facing institutional evaluate forums, human matters protocols, and moral matters
  • courses the reader during the complete trajectory of ethnographic study, from study layout to facts assortment, information research, and writing up and publishing learn effects
  • Addresses myths and misunderstandings approximately ethnographic examine, and argues for the clinical worth of ethnography

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Download E-books Accelerating Academia: The Changing Structure of Academic Time (Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy) PDF

The period of a 'slow-paced' academia characterised by way of leisurely tempos of analysis and pedagogy has long past. Academia is now an intensely social website, and the limits among capitalist dynamics and educational lifestyles became blurred. educational workloads are expanding as teachers need to take care of an ever-growing variety of initiatives, info, tasks, texts, systems and connections. but the time to be had for undertaking those actions continues to be really consistent, or even appears lowering. at the same time, the 'will to speed up' has emerged as an important cultural and structural strength in wisdom construction, propelled through competitiveness and the force for excellence. Filip Vostal examines the altering personality of educational time, and questions the character of this acceleration. with out demanding its destructive implications, Vostal argues that we won't totally comprehend this phenomenon until we scrutinize its optimistic dimensions, and ask why humans select acceleration, and the way and why the compulsion to speed up positive aspects in greater schooling coverage discourse.

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Download E-books The Experience of Being Creative as a Spiritual Practice: A Hermeneutic-Phenomenological Study (Revisioning Philosophy) PDF

By Peggy Thayer

What's the non secular nature of being inventive? This research is exclusive in bringing jointly own descriptions from working towards artists, writings from the growing to be literature on creativity as religious perform, in addition to the author’s personal figuring out as a visible artist. via descriptions from ten working towards painters who reflect on their paintings a non secular perform, the religious essence of creativity starts to emerge. This realizing reveals roots because the writings of up to date artists, creativity theorists, and philosophers from numerous non secular traditions are explored. This paintings elucidates not just the adventure of being inventive as a religious perform, however the felt-sense of artistic event and non secular adventure in addition.

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Download E-books On Philosophical Style PDF

By Brand Blanshard

Initially given in 1953 because the Adamson Lecture at Manchester collage, this article has turn into a vintage presentation of the thesis that profundity and readability will not be antagonistic philosophical virtues, yet fairly required partners. Blanshard starts off with the query: why is it that philosophers of conception occasionally confess a failure to realize convinced in their colleagues? He ends with the statement "that the matter of favor isn't really an issue of phrases and sentences in basic terms, yet of being the proper of mind".

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Download E-books Die Freiheit ist eine Tochter des Wissens (German Edition) PDF

By Nico Stehr

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Der wechselseitige Einfluss von Wissen und Freiheit (und damit Demokratie) in modernen, hochkomplexen Gesellschaften wie auch der Wandel ihrer Beziehungen im Laufe der Moderne ist eines der faszinierendsten Themen unseres Zeitalters. Es handelt sich dabei wohl kaum um eine einmal festgeschriebene, statische Beziehung, sondern um eine historisch-dynamische Relation, die immer von der Entwicklung der Wissensformen und der jeweils relevanten Definition von Freiheit mitbestimmt wurde und wird. Dieses Buch beleuchtet die neuartigen Probleme und Herausforderungen der Demokratie im Angesicht der rapide anwachsenden wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse in gegenwärtigen Gesellschaften und gibt einen Überblick über soziologische Perspektiven von Weber, Dewey und Foucault bis in die Gegenwart.

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