The Argument of Mathematics

Author: Andrew Aberdein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400765344
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Philosophy

Written by experts in the field, this volume presents a comprehensive investigation into the relationship between argumentation theory and the philosophy of mathematical practice. Argumentation theory studies reasoning and argument, and especially those aspects not addressed, or not addressed well, by formal deduction. The philosophy of mathematical practice diverges from mainstream philosophy of mathematics in the emphasis it places on what the majority of working mathematicians actually do, rather than on mathematical foundations. The book begins by first challenging the assumption that there is no role for informal logic in mathematics. Next, it details the usefulness of argumentation theory in the understanding of mathematical practice, offering an impressively diverse set of examples, covering the history of mathematics, mathematics education and, perhaps surprisingly, formal proof verification. From there, the book demonstrates that mathematics also offers a valuable testbed for argumentation theory. Coverage concludes by defending attention to mathematical argumentation as the basis for new perspectives on the philosophy of mathematics. ​

Development of Economic Analysis

Author: Ingrid H. Rima
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134570607
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the sixth edition of a textbook that has been instrumental in introducing a generation of students to the history of economic thought. It charts the development of economics from its establishment as an analytical discipline in the eighteenth century through to the late twentieth century. The book discusses the work of, amongst others: Ricardo, Malthus, Marx, Walras, Marshall and Keynes as well as the institutionalists, the Chicago School and the emergence of econometrics. This edition has been fully revised and updated and includes: * chronologies of the key dates in the development of economics * extracts from original texts * an examination of how the study of the history of economic thought impinges upon modern thinking.

The Learning Revolution

Author: Gordon Dryden
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 185539085X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Educational innovations

The UK edition of Jeanette Vos and Gordon Dryden's book, first published in 1993. They have collected even more exclusive data and research from around the world for this edition.

The Pocket Dictionary

Author: American Heritage Dictionary
Publisher:
ISBN: 0395266610
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines


Management across Cultures

Author: Richard M. Steers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139486132
Release Date: 2010-02-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Management practices and processes frequently differ across national and regional boundaries. What may be acceptable managerial behaviour in one culture may be counterproductive or even unacceptable in another. As managers increasingly find themselves working across cultures, the need to understand these differences has become increasingly important. This book examines why these differences exist and how global managers can develop strategies and tactics to deal with them. The text draws on recent research in anthropology, psychology, and management, to explain the cultural and psychological underpinnings that shape managerial attitudes and behaviours, whilst introducing a learning model to guide in the intellectual and practical development of managers seeking enhanced global expertise. It offers user-friendly conceptual models to guide understanding and exploration of topics and summarizes and integrates the lessons learned in each chapter in applications-oriented 'Manager's Notebooks'. A companion website featuring comprehensive chapter-by-chapter PPT slides is available at www.cambridge.org/management_across_cultures.

The Dark Side of Behaviour at Work

Author: A. Furnham
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230510104
Release Date: 2004-06-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Corporations of every size have experience of employees who are guilty of lying, stealing, sabotage, hacking, destruction of files and data, and more than a few corporations have been, and continue to be, devastated by the activities of whistleblowers. Profits, secrets and staff morale are all threatened. This book provides a background to the psychology of deviance and offers practical advice about identifying the causes of and prescriptions for reversing disloyalty.

Opera in Seventeenth Century Venice

Author: Ellen Rosand
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520254268
Release Date: 2007-10-09
Genre: History

"In this elegantly constructed study of the early decades of public opera, the conflicts and cooperation of poets, composers, managers, designers, and singers—producing the art form that was soon to sweep the world and that has been dominant ever since—are revealed in their first freshness."—Andrew Porter "This will be a standard work on the subject of the rise of Venetian opera for decades. Rosand has provided a decisive contribution to the reshaping of the entire subject. . . . She offers a profoundly new view of baroque opera based on a solid documentary and historical-critical foundation. The treatment of the artistic self-consciousness and professional activities of the librettists, impresarios, singers, and composers is exemplary, as is the examination of their reciprocal relations. This work will have a positive effect not only on studies of 17th-century, but on the history of opera in general."—Lorenzo Bianconi

The Book in the Islamic World

Author: George Nicholas Atiyeh
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791424731
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

This book explores Muslims' conception of themselves as "the people of the book" and explains the multifaceted meanings of this concept. Published jointly with the Library of Congress, it is an illustrated history of the book and the written word in the Islamic world.