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Avoiding Commitment

By K.A. Linde
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  • Publisher : K.A. Linde Inc.
  • Pages : 348
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A sexy angsty second chance romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde… Jack and Lexi never had a typical relationship. After two years without speaking, Lexi receives a phone call that changes everything. Jack wants her to convince his new girlfriend that he's ready to commit. He's calling now, after everything they had been through, because there's another woman. She can't believe it. And yet she goes. For closure. Not to try to win him back. Definitely not.

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Twenty-five years ago Robert Greenleaf published these prophetic essays on what he coined servant leadership, a practical philosophy that replaces traditional autocratic leadership with a holistic, ethical approach. This highly influential book has been embraced by cutting edge management everywhere. Yet in these days of Enron and what VISA CEO Dee Hock calls our "era of massive institutional failure," Greenleaf's seminal work must reach the mainstream now more than ever.Servant Leadership--?helps leaders find their true power and moral authority to lead.?helps those served become healthier, wiser, freer, and more autonomous.?encourages collaboration, trust, listening, and empowerment.?offers long-lasting change, not a temporary fix.?extends beyond business for leaders of all types of groups.

The Consequences of Decision-Making

By Nils Brunsson
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191525642
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 713
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Nils Brunsson is one of the leading European organization theorists who has written and researched decision-making in organizations. He has often questioned the rationality of decision-making, and argued that it is as important to understand other consequences of decision-making apart from choice - such things as mobilizing action, allocating responsibility, and legitimizing organizations. These consequences of decisions can influence decision-making and the assumptions about feasible norms that provide their context. Decisions often run counter to actions and are part of what Brunsson calls organizational hypocrisy. Decisions can substitute for action, or decrease the probability of the action they call for. The norm of rationality is far from obvious: sometimes decision-makers can recommend systematic irrationality. This book collects together a wide-range of Nils Brunsson's most important writing on decision-making, brought together in one volume for the first time, with an introduction from the author.

New Waves in Metaethics

By Michael S. Brady
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230294898
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 908
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Metaethics occupies a central place in analytical philosophy, and the last forty years has seen an upsurge of interest in questions about the nature and practice of morality. This collection presents original and ground-breaking research on metaethical issues from some of the very best of a new generation of philosophers working in this field.

Love Delusion

By John Karter
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  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Book Code : 178301105X
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 605
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Are you one of the millions duped into believing there is one person determined by the fates for you, a soul mate you will love forever and a day? Prepare to throw away all your beliefs as psychotherapist John Karter exposes the Hollywood myth of eternal bliss as delusional and dangerous, and contrasts it with genuine love and how to achieve it.

Social Problems

By Donileen R. Loseke,Joel Best
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 0202369099
  • Total of Pages : 277
  • Category : Social Science
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This collection of focused essays is directed at several levels of students of social problems. It is accessible to the uninitiated, who are not familiar with the constructionist literature, and aimed at those who are not particularly interested in subtle theoretical and empirical issues of concern to academics studying social problems from constructionist perspectives. Some readings focus on the construction of problems by scientists and other professionals; others examine the work of social activists, mass media, and social service personnel. Among the topics included are studies of social inequalities and individual deviance; a comparison of the images of social problems in the United States with those in other countries; and an examination of the importance of politics and power in constructing public images of social problems. Constructionist perspectives have become the leading theoretical approach for sociology and allied fields in studying social problems. Yet constructionists' impact on the teaching of social problems has been far less dramatic. Undergraduate courses on social problems are often subject to a theoretical barrage of eclectic perspectives. Just as the first social problems textbooks did almost a century ago, textbooks continue to present a series of unrelated chapters, each devoted to a particular social problem. Social Problems is an effort at systematic analysis rather than random thought on the subject. Social Problems presents detailed case studies demonstrating how constructionist perspectives can actually be applied to understand particular social problems. While these articles can be read alone, the editors have organized these selections to correspond with the chapter topics in the second edition of Donileen Loseke's Thinking about Social Problems, an accessible introduction to constructionist approaches. At the same time, some instructors who use this edited collection might wish to provide their own mix to the selection process. Many of the contributions make multiple points and so reasonably could be used to illustrate other basic texts or classic studies in the field of social problems. Donileen R. Loseke is professor of sociology at the University of South Florida. Joel Best is professor and chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware. He has also served as an advisory editor for Aldine in the area of social problems.

Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

By Peter Lamarque,Stein Haugom Olsen
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119222494
  • Total of Pages : 744
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 170
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For over fifty years, philosophers working within the broader remit of analytic philosophy have developed and refined a substantial body of work in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, curating a core foundation of scholarship which offers rigor and clarity on matters of profound and perennial interest relating to art and all forms of aesthetic appreciation. Now in its second edition and thoroughly revised, Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art—The Analytic Tradition: An Anthology captures this legacy in a comprehensive introduction to the core philosophical questions and conversations in aesthetics. Through 57 key essays selected by leading scholars Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen, this anthology collects modern classics as well as new contributions on essential topics such as the identification and ontology of art, interpretation, values of art, art and knowledge, and fiction and the imagination. New to this edition are selections which treat aesthetic experience more widely, including essays on the aesthetics of nature and aesthetics in everyday life. Other carefully-chosen pieces analyze the practice and experience of specific art forms in greater detail, including painting, photography, film, literature, music, and popular art such as comics. This bestselling collection is an essential resource for students and scholars of aesthetics, designed to foster a foundational understanding of both long-standing and contemporary topics in the field.

The Evolutionary Glitch

By Albert Garoli
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  • Publisher : Loving Healing Press
  • Book Code : 1615990178
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 966
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Ever wonder what it is that keeps holding you back? Deep within the constructs of your brain, a superimposed identity has been formed. This "glitch," embedded in your neural network through the evolution of brain development, is an acquired Persona which perpetuatesitself by constantly creating problems and limitations in your life.The Personal thinks for you, acts for you, and even learns for you, but it is NOT the real YOU! In this revolutionary book, you will discover which of the six major types of Personas you have unwittingly acquired, and you will learn how tofree yourself from the power it has over you. Like a remedy foran illness, "The Evolutionary Glitch" serves as a guide toconfronting and rising above the root of your problems Drawing on ancient wisdom as well as the latest discoveriesin neurobiology and quantum physics, "The Evolutionary Glitch"will radically change the way you see yourself and the worldaround you. Learn the skills you need to...Uproot the Persona you have acquiredBreak the problem-causing patterns in your lifeFollow the "signs" in your lifeIdentify your true natureDo what you were born to do If you are ready to discover what is hidden behind the maskof your Personal, free yourself from your problems, and live yourlife with purpose and direction, "The Evolutionary Glitch" couldbe the most important book you've ever read. Leading edge thinkers praise "The Evolutionary Glitch" "Albert Garoli gives us the insight needed so we can make thechanges within ourselves and create our own world that isproblem-free." --Irene Watson, author of "Rewriting Life Scripts" "Garoli dives into new inspiring self-improvement methods that willempower and motivate readers to succeed in all aspects of theirlives." --Robin Marvel, host of Living Out Loud Radio, author of "Awakening Consciousness" "Garoli's worldly experiences unite Eastern philosophies with physiologyin a reference-based compendium of information for self-improvement." --Laurie Zelinger, PhD, author of "Please Explain Anxiety to Me" About the Author Albert Garoli, M.D. has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine andAccupuncture in Sri Lanka and China as well as learning Electroacupuncture and Homotoxicologyin Germany. After decades of further research, Garoli's theory of the Autonomic Digital Reflex (ADR)has provided specific insights in the tremendous importance of genetic interactionand interdependence, as well as the subconscious processes we battle. You canlearn more about Garoli at www.TheEvolutionaryGlitch.com From Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com SEL031000 Self-Help: Personal Growth - General PSY023000 Psychology: Personality FAM027000 Family and Relationships: Interpersonal Relations

Personal Life

By Carol Smart
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 074564564X
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 565
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For more than a decade, Carol Smart has been at the forefront of debates about the sociology of the family. Yet she has become frustrated by the fixation of many commentators with the supposed decline of commitment, and even the decline of the possibility of family life. In this exciting new book, she puts forward a new way of understanding families and relationships. Breaking with conventional wisdom, her book offers a fresh conceptual approach to understanding personal life, which realigns empirical research with theoretical analysis. She gives emphasis to ideas of connectedness, relationality and embeddedness, rejecting many of the assumptions found in theories of individualisation and de-traditionalisation by authors such as Beck and Beck-Gernsheim, Bauman and Giddens. Instead, her approach prioritises the bonds between people, the importance of memory and cultural heritage, the significance of emotions (both positive and negative), how family secrets work and change over time, and the underestimated importance of things such as shared possessions or homes in the maintenance and memory of relationships. This ground-breaking text will be essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of families and personal relationships, and who wants to understand this most intimate area of social life.

Daughters of Divorce

By Terry Gaspard,Tracy Clifford
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1492620661
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 923
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Restore your faith in love and build healthy, successful relationships with this essential guide for every woman haunted by her parents' divorce. Over 40 percent of Americans ages eighteen to forty are children of divorce. Yet women with divorced parents are more than twice as likely than men to get divorced themselves and struggle in romantic relationships. In this powerful, uplifting guide, mother-daughter team Terry and Tracy draws on thirty years of clinical practice and interviews with over 320 daughters of divorce to help you recognize and overcome the unique emotional issues that parental separation creates so you can build the happy, long-lasting relationships you deserve. Learn how to: • Examine your parents' breakup from an adult perspective • Heal the wounds of the past • Recognize destructive dynamics in intimate relationships and take steps to change them • Trust yourself and others by embracing vulnerability • Create strong partnerships with their proven Seven Steps to a Successful Relationship • Break the divorce legacy once and for all!

A Companion to Metaphysics

By Jaegwon Kim,Ernest Sosa,Gary S. Rosenkrantz
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9781444308532
  • Total of Pages : 680
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 928
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Fully extended and revised, A Companion to Metaphysics 2ndEdition includes a section of detailed review essays fromrenowned metaphysicians, and the addition of more than 30 newencyclopedic entries, taking the number of entries to over 300. Includes revisions to existing encyclopedic entries Features more than 30 all-new "A to Z" entries Offers a section of in-depth, essays from renownedmetaphysicians Provides the most complete and up-to-date reference guide forstudents and professionals alike

Abstract Entities

By Sam Cowling
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351970623
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Philosophy
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Think of a number, any number, or properties like fragility and humanity. These and other abstract entities are radically different from concrete entities like electrons and elbows. While concrete entities are located in space and time, have causes and effects, and are known through empirical means, abstract entities like meanings and possibilities are remarkably different. They seem to be immutable and imperceptible and to exist "outside" of space and time. This book provides a comprehensive critical assessment of the problems raised by abstract entities and the debates about existence, truth, and knowledge that surround them. It sets out the key issues that inform the metaphysical disagreement between platonists who accept abstract entities and nominalists who deny abstract entities exist. Beginning with the essentials of the platonist–nominalist debate, it explores the key arguments and issues informing the contemporary debate over abstract reality: arguments for platonism and their connections to semantics, science, and metaphysical explanation the abstract–concrete distinction and views about the nature of abstract reality epistemological puzzles surrounding our knowledge of mathematical entities and other abstract entities. arguments for nominalism premised upon concerns about paradox, parsimony, infinite regresses, underdetermination, and causal isolation nominalist options that seek to dispense with abstract entities. Including chapter summaries, annotated further reading, and a glossary, Abstract Entities is essential reading for anyone seeking a clear and authoritative introduction to the problems raised by abstract entities.

Contemporary British Drama, 1970–90

By Hersh Zeifman,Cynthia Zimmerman
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349108197
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This book focuses exclusively on the exciting and provocative plays produced in England in the last two decades. The primary aim of the collection is to celebrate the truly remarkable range of British drama since 1970, by examining the work of fourteen important and representative playwrights. This emphasis on range applies not only to the dramatists chosen for inclusion but to the critics as well - specifically to the diversity of critical methodology demonstrated in their essays.

Producing Prosperity

By Gary P. Pisano,Willy C. Shih
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  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Book Code : 1422187543
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
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Manufacturing’s central role in global innovation Companies compete on the decisions they make. For years—even decades—in response to intensifying global competition, companies decided to outsource their manufacturing operations in order to reduce costs. But we are now seeing the alarming long-term effect of those choices: in many cases, once manufacturing capabilities go away, so does much of the ability to innovate and compete. Manufacturing, it turns out, really matters in an innovation-driven economy. In Producing Prosperity, Harvard Business School professors Gary Pisano and Willy Shih show the disastrous consequences of years of poor sourcing decisions and underinvestment in manufacturing capabilities. They reveal how today’s undervalued manufacturing operations often hold the seeds of tomorrow’s innovative new products, arguing that companies must reinvest in new product and process development in the US industrial sector. Only by reviving this “industrial commons” can the world’s largest economy build the expertise and manufacturing muscle to regain competitive advantage. America needs a manufacturing renaissance—for restoring itself, and for the global economy as a whole. This will require major changes. Pisano and Shih show how company-level choices are key to the sustained success of industries and economies, and they provide business leaders with a framework for understanding the links between manufacturing and innovation that will enable them to make better outsourcing decisions. They also detail how government must change its support of basic and applied scientific research, and promote collaboration between business and academia. For executives, policymakers, academics, and innovators alike, Producing Prosperity provides the clearest and most compelling account yet of how the American economy lost its competitive edge—and how to get it back.