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Information Technology Tales

By: Brad Bradford

...amous roads became unsafe, and barbarians threatened on every border. Its political and financial systems were foundering. By 410 AD, the empire ha... ...nia, Gutenberg‘s print technology did the following:  Opened paths to political, scientific, and industrial revolutions.  Formed the basis of ... ...‖—common citizens who could afford to hurl their ideas into a democracy’s political ring. Flexible in size, pamphlets could communicate expression... ...ed his insistence on the authority of the Bible. Wycliffe believed that political power would (and should) ultimately rest with the people. Nevert... ...ivisions for shelving books:  (000) Organization of knowledge  (100) Philosophy  (200) Theology  (300) Sociology  (400) Philology  (... ...en when he learned his first word of English but managed to major in both philosophy and math while he was earning his degree from Princeton in just... ...xamples of the power social networking can exert. The Internet showed its political clout as early as the Bill Clinton‘s 1992 victory over President...

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Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies

By: Sam Vaknin

...- OPM). This, together with the ulterior motives of members of the ruling political echelons (the infamous American Paranoia), a lack of variety and... ...usiness sector has to mollify the God of public opinion with offerings of political and social nature. The Internet is an affluent, educated, yuppie ... ...the registered book (often, a class of books) for a number of years - but politically restricted printable content, often by force. Freedom of the p... ...f inevitable natural disasters, accidents, bankruptcies of publishers, and politically motivated destruction of data - multiple copies and redundant ... ...integrates, and consumption slumps - countries tend to isolate themselves politically, react aggressively, and protect their national economies. Pro... ...umbents and their avaricious pricing. Peter Suber has both a Ph.D. in philosophy and a J.D. He is a professor of philosophy at Earlham College, ... ...y Institute on FOS issues. He is the general editor of the Web's foremost philosophy search engine Hippias and co-editor of Noesis, both available o... ...esis, both available online free of charge. He serves on the Committee on Philosophy and Computers of the American Philosophical Association. He is ... ...rent. Consider, for instance the online and free Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Each entry is written by an expert but is frequently revised b...

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Theory of the Person

By: Antonio Mercurio

...oice”. This phrase refers to those who entrust themselves to those who have political power, placing all their aspirations and dreams in them. What d... ...sonal and Cosmic SELF and not to God, to that God that has been created by philosophy and theology, in other words by other men like you and me. ...

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The $30,000 Bequest : And Other Stories

By: Mark Twain

...humanly possible people, fluent narrative, connected sequence of events—or philosophy, or logic, or sense. No; the rich, deep, beguiling charm of the ... ...a, is it you, the object of grief, the daughter of opulence, of wisdom and philosophy, that thus complaineth? It cannot be you are the child of misfor... ...uation that may interrupt our happiness—like the poli tician who runs the political gantlet for office one day, and the next day, because the horizon... ...unning for his life, for fear he might perish in its ru ins. Where is the philosophy, where is the consistency, where is the charity, in conduct like... ...ve long since learned that the perfection of wis dom, and the end of true philosophy, is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambition to ...

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CSAT Occasional Paper No. 67 : Failed State 2030Nigeria—A Case Study

By: Col Christopher J. Kinnan, USAF
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Chicago Manual of Style

By: University of Chicago

...e south of Europe. A The Universitv of Chica~o Press 4. Generic terms for political divisions: (I) when the term is an organic part of the name, f... ...of Anhalt, state of Illinois, county of Cook, city of Chicago. 5. Numbered political divisions : Eleventh Congressional District, First Ward, Secon... ...tion with the name of the place in which they are located. 7. The names of political parties, religious denomina- tions or sects, and philosophical... ...list; epicurean tastes, stoic endurance, dualism arid monism in present-day philosophy, an altruistic world-view; the classics, a realistic novel. ... ...tism. 9. The proper (official) titles of social, religious, educa- tional, political, commercial, and industrial organiza- tions and institutions :... ...ssian War, Battle of Gettysburg; Peace of Utrecht, Louisiana Purchase. 14. Political alliances, and such terms from secular or ecclesiastical histo... ... letters). But do not capitalize such phrases when spelled out : doctor of philosophy, fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. 21. Nouns and adj...

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...formed by colleagues and students in computer science, English, history, and political science. But the work I am describing here is—as the last chapt... ...at define prop- erty in the information age. It is that problem, its history, philosophy, and politics that I try to sketch out in the pages ahead. Ack... ...lder’s rights? These questions may be hard, because the underlying moral and political and economic issues need to be thought through. They may be wei... ...ic. Condorcet began by framing the question of lit- erary property as one of political liberty. “Does a man have the right to forbid another man to wr... ... of his ideas. The law of 1793 accomplished this task of synthe- sis through political negotiation rather than philosophical reasoning—that is, by ref... ...negotiation rather than philosophical reasoning—that is, by refashioning the political identity of the author in the first few years of the Revolu- tio... ...efferson and Macaulay focused do not disappear merely because one embraces a philosophy of moral rights—if anything, they become more pressing, partic... ... ___ 37278_u01.qxd 8/28/08 11:04 AM Page 36 als had been nurtured on the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment and the history of the struggle ... ...Gates, General Partner, Micro-Soft.” The hyphen would disappear in time. The philosophy stuck around. Though there are quibbles about the facts in Gat...

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Democracy and Education

By: John Dewey

.................................................... 315 Chapter Twenty-four: Philosophy of Education....................................................... ...of the worth of any social institution, economic, domestic, 11 John Dewey political, legal, religious, is its effect in enlarging and improving exper... ...quisition of literacy. Hence one of the weightiest problems with which the philosophy of education has to cope is the method of keeping a proper balan... ...tions, economic divisions. Inside the modern city, in spite of its nominal political unity, there are probably more communities, more differing cus- t... ...forces set up by juxtaposition of different groups within one and the same political unit be counteracted. The intermingling in the school of youth of... ...gnition of the part played in the joint activity by the use of things. The philosophy of learning has been unduly dominated by a false psychology. It ... ...accessible Absolute took an institutional, rather than symbolic, form. His philosophy, like Froebel’s, marks in one direction an indispensable contrib... ...every larger social organization there are numerous minor groups: not only political sub- divisions, but industrial, scientific, religious, associatio... ... divisions, but industrial, scientific, religious, associations. There are political parties with differing aims, social sets, cliques, gangs, corpora...

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Information Technology Tales

By: Brad Bradford

...amous roads became unsafe, and barbarians threatened on every border. Its political and financial systems were foundering. By 410 AD, the empire ... ...nnia, Gutenberg‘s print technology did the following:  Opened paths to political, scientific, and industrial revolutions.  Formed the basis of ... ...‖—common citizens who could afford to hurl their ideas into a democracy’s political ring. Flexible in size, pamphlets could communicate expressi... ...d his insistence on the authority of the Bible. Wycliffe believed that political power would (and should) ultimately rest with the people. Nevert... ...ivisions for shelving books:  (000) Organization of knowledge  (100) Philosophy  (200) Theology  (300) Sociology  (400) Philology  (... ...en when he learned his first word of English but managed to major in both philosophy and math while he was earning his degree from Princeton in just... ...mples of the power social networking can exert. The Internet showed its political clout as early as the Bill Clinton‘s 1992 victory over President...

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Tess of the Durbervilles

By: Thomas Hardy

... house of Durbeyfield. Some people would like to know whence the poet whose philosophy is in these days deemed as profound and trustworthy as his song ... ... man the woman, the wrong woman the man, many thousand years of analytical philosophy have failed to explain to our sense of order. One may, indeed, a... ...d.’ ‘How can you think of reading it?’ ‘How can I? Why — it is a system of philosophy. There is no more moral, or even religious, work published.’ ‘Ye... ...ted to a vice, and quite amounted, on its negative side, to a renunciative philosophy which had cousinship with that of Schopenhauer and Leopardi. He ... ...prehend me, father; you often do,’ said Angel with a little impa tience. ‘Politically I am sceptical as to the virtue of their being old. Some of the... ...ouched his sentiments now. Why had he not known the difference between the political value and the imaginative value of these things? In the latter as...

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Ten Years Later

By: Alexandre Dumas

...” “Who is it?” “It is Monsieur d’Artagnan.” “That Gascon!” cried Mazarin, with well acted surprise. “‘That Gascon’ has saved a queen and made Monsieur... ...n them. Poet as I am, I am inti- mate with Sarazin, who is devoted to the Prince de Conti, and with Monsieur de Bois-Robert, who, since the death of C... ...y. I have a jolly little circle of witty abbes and pretty women; everything goes on smoothly, so certainly, dear friend, I shall not meddle in politic... ... which indeed was white and handsome. “Y our eminence,” said the august visitor, “it was my first intention to speak of the matters that have brought ... ...m and whispered in his ear: “The fact is, we, that is, Monsieur du V allon and I, hesi- tated a little.” “And why?” D’Artagnan looked significantly to... ...the stone than try and make the wheel pass over it. Now, of two hundred and fifty-one members who com- posed the parliament, there were one hundred an...

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Speeches: Literary and Social

By: Charles Dickens

...s had, and always shall have, an invincible re pugnance to that mole eyed philosophy which loves the dark ness, and winks and scowls in the light. I... ...titu tions such as this, whose interests we are met to promote; but their philosophy was always to be summed up in the unmeaning application of one s... ... Speeches: Literary and Social 37 The good work, however, in spite of all political and party differences, has been well begun; we are all interested... ...ng of a very powerful piper, whom we always pay. Sir, as this is the first political meeting I have ever attended, and as my trade and calling is not ... ..., until the woolsack might want re stuff ing. Returning home from excited political meetings in the country to the waiting press in London, I do veri... ...g, history, reasoning, riding, fencing, Low Dutch, High Dutch, and natural philosophy. In short, the modern pre cept of education very often is, ‘T a... ... cellent remarks of Mr. Dixon, I will now discharge my con science of my political creed, which is contained in two ar ticles, and has no reference... ...me remarks of your respected member, Mr. Dixon, a short con fession of my political faith—or perhaps I should better say want of faith. It imported t...

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The Gorgias

By: Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893

... con- sistently maintains that might is right. His great motive of action is political ambition; in this he is characteristically Greek. Like Anytus i... ...ellent weapon of attack and defence. He is a despiser of mankind as he is of philosophy, and sees in the laws of the state only a violation of the ord... ...of human nature, and has easily brought down his principles to his practice. Philosophy and poetry alike supply him with distinctions suited to his vi... ... is met by a corresponding irony on the part of Socrates. He must speak, for philosophy will not allow him to be silent. He is indeed more ironical an... ... and Demos the son of Pyrilampes; the beloved of Socrates are Alcibiades and philosophy. The peculiarity of Callicles is that he can never contradict ... ...and then the wiser, and now something else; what do you mean? I mean men of political ability, who ought to govern and to have more than the governed... ...ions of human life. The greatest statesmen have fallen very far short of the political ideal, and are therefore justly involved in the gen- eral conde... ...dislikes; he does not conceal personal enmity under the disguise of moral or political principle: such meannesses, into which men too often fall unint... ...cknowledges that he cannot take the world by force two or three moves on the political chess board are all that he can fore see two or three weeks mov...

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The Egoist : A Comedy in Narrative

By: George Meredith

...opu- lar accomplishments. Had the standard of the public taste been set in philosophy, and the national enthusiasm centred in philosophers, he would a... ... and Conservative, Miss Middleton.” “I have not a head for politics.” “The political heads I have seen would tempt me to that opinion.” 174 The Egois... ...ruit of temperance, he had a com- fortable pride in his digestion, and his political sentiments were attuned by his veneration of the Powers rewarding... ..., justly relieving a father. With demagogues abroad and daughters at home, philosophy is needed for us to keep erect. Let the girl be Cicero’s T ullia... ...ne is poison. Let that pass—I should rather say, let it not pass!— but our political views are not in accord. True, we are not under the obligation to... ...d the second time it will be entirely his own fault. Inspire him with some philosophy.” “I have none.” “I if I thought so, I would say you have better... ....” “I if I thought so, I would say you have better. There are two kinds of philosophy, mine and yours. Mine comes of coldness, yours of devotion.” “He... ...Her countenance cleared. She conversed with De Craye of the polite and the political world, throwing off her personal burden completely, and charming ... ...speak?” “Of Switzerland, Tyrol, the Iliad, Antigone.” “That was all?” “No, Political Economy. Our situation, you will own, was unexampled: or mine was...

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Perpetual Peace: A Philosophic Essay

By: Immanuel Kant

...n of whether his theory is mere theory, or whether it bears translation into practice. In this, he distinguishes between the moral politician and the political moralist, pointing out ways in which practical considerations conceal and excuse behavior that leads us towards discord and war. This essay continues to be relevant, and of great importance today, much to our shame....

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Familiar Studies of Men and Books

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...e a dupe of me, even as he was seeking to make a dupe of himself, wresting philosophy to the needs of his own sorrow. But in the light of this new fac... ...s a contribution to the theory of life. So with the more icy parts of this philosophy of Thoreau’s. He was affecting the Spartan- ism he had not; and ... ... beyond, for which he had found or sought no formula, on which perhaps his philosophy even looked askance, is wanting in my study, as it was wanting i... ... in romance, that has since renewed and vivified history. For art precedes philosophy and even science. People must have noticed things and interested... ...s which arose from his sympathy with the great French Revolution. His only political feeling had been hith- erto a sentimental Jacobitism, not more or... ...domontade, but filled with living indignation, to de- clare his right to a political opinion, and his willingness to shed his blood for the political ... ... and between friends of the same sex, but in the field of the less intense political sympathies; and his ideal man must not only be a generous friend ... ...should prevail.” For his part, he would not “for an instant recognise that political organisation for his government which is the slave’s government a... ... thus did it come twice, though in a subaltern attitude, into the field of political history. NOTE. – For many facts in the above essay, among which I...

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin with Introduction and Notes Edited

By: Charles W. Eliot

...ffered in a manner unex pected.* One of the pieces in our newspaper on some political point, which I have now forgotten, gave offense to the Assembly... ...ving his books, which were a pretty col lection of mathematicks and natural philosophy, to come with mine and me to New York, where he propos’d to wa... ...d produce one or more queries on any point of Morals, Poli tics, or Natural Philosophy, to be discuss’d by the company; and once in three months prod... ... much originality as if you had been conducting discus sions in politics or philosophy; and what more worthy of experiments and system (its importanc... ... found useful, and flour ishes to this day; and I do not remember any of my political manoeuvres, the success of which gave me at the time more The A... ...ation of my improvements and discov eries in the electric branch of natural philosophy. In 1754, war with France being again apprehended, a con gres... ...merica. My plan, with my reasons in sup port of it, is to be found among my political papers that are printed. Being the winter following in Boston, ... ...ted at Paris. The publication offended the Abbe Nollet, preceptor in Natural Philosophy to the royal family, and an able experimenter, who had form’d ... ... old friend Jas. Ralph was still alive; that he was esteem’d one of the best political writers in England; had been employ’d in the dispute between Pr...

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Memories and Portraits

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... a bare name be thus influential on the minds and affections of men, and a political aggregation blind them to the nature of facts? The story of the A... ...ent; and soon after the time of which I write, he made a showy speech at a political dinner, was cried up to heaven next day in the Courant, and the d... ...er by words, but by the instancing of whole biographies, epics, systems of philosophy, and epochs of history, in bulk. That which is understood excels... ...oment he transmigrates, dons the required character, and with moon- struck philosophy justifies the act in question. I can fancy nothing to compare wi... ...men than increase of knowl- edge or clarity of thought. The drama, not the philosophy, of life is the sphere of their intellectual activity. Even when...

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