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  1. The philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer / Wolfgang Drechsler

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    Drechsler, Wolfgang, 1963-

    1998-01-01

    Rets.rmt.: The philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer : a review of the philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer / Lewis Edwin Hahn, ed. Chicago and La Salle, IL: Open Court, 1997. (The Library of Living Philosophers, vol. XXIV)

  2. Hans-Georg Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics: Concepts of reading, understanding and interpretation

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    Paul Regan

    2012-01-01

    Hans-Georg Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics is a popular qualitative research interpretive method aiming to explore the meaning of individual experiences in relation to understanding human interpretation. Gadamer identifies that authentic engagement with reading requires awareness of the inter-subjective nature of understanding in order to promote a reflective engagement with the text. The main concepts of Gadamer’s view of reading and understanding are explored in this paper in relation ...

  3. Huella de Hans-Georg Gadamer en Reinhart Koselleck. Aportes a la historia conceptual

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    Ramos Rodríguez, Froilán

    2018-01-01

    Resumen Este artículo analiza la influencia de la hermenéutica de Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) sobre la historia conceptual de Reinhart Koselleck (1923-2006), así como la relación intelectual entre ambos. En este sentido, se hace una revisión de los principales rasgos biográficos de ambos académicos, y un reexamen de las ideas -de temporalidad y lenguaje-, que inspiraron y contribuyeron en su formación y obras, para analizar las premisas primordiales de sus trabajos, en Verdad y método, Fut...

  4. Hans Georg Trüper (1936–2016 and His Contributions to Halophile Research

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    Aharon Oren

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Prof. Hans Georg Trüper, one of the most important scientists in the field of halophile research, passed away on 9 March 2016 at the age of 79. I here present a brief obituary with special emphasis on Prof. Trüper’s contributions to our understanding of the halophilic prokaryotes and their adaptations to life in hypersaline environments. He has pioneered the study of the halophilic anoxygenic phototrophic sulfur bacteria of the Ectothiorhodospira—Halorhodospira group. Some of the species he and his group isolated from hypersaline and haloalkaline environments have become model organisms for the study of the mechanisms of haloadaptation: the functions of three major organic compounds – glycine betaine, ectoine, and trehalose – known to serve as “compatible solutes” in halophilic members of the Bacteria domain, were discovered during studies of these anoxygenic phototrophs. Prof. Trüper’s studies of hypersaline alkaline environments in Egypt also led to the isolation of the first known extremely halophilic archaeon (Natronomonas pharaonis. The guest editors dedicate this special volume of Life to the memory of Prof. Hans Georg Trüper.

  5. HANS GEORG BECKAND BYZANTINE THEOLOGY. ON THE OCCASION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH

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    PETER SCHREINER

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The life of Hans Georg Beck may be divided into two parts. Until 1944, he was known by his religious name of Hildebrand as a Benedictine monk and priest and was the product of a thorough theological education. He then abandoned both the priesthood and the Church and began a university career devoted to Byzantine studies, eventually emerging as one of the most outstanding authorities in his fi eld. In spite of this all, theology remained for him a principle focus of his interest and it guided his entire academic work, even when it was really not expected to play a role. Beck obviously did not want to be theologian but he did much to convince others that “Byzantine studies without any knowledge of Byzantine theology and the Church in the Byzantine Empire is quite a hopeless aff air, however hard one may try”

  6. La filosofia di Hans-Georg Gadamer e il problema del disagio della modernità. Ermeneutica, estetica, etica e politica

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    Marino, Stefano

    2008-01-01

    L’ermeneutica filosofica di Hans-Georg Gadamer – indubbiamente uno dei capisaldi del pensiero novecentesco – rappresenta una filosofia molto composita, sfaccettata e articolata, per così dire formata da una molteplicità di dimensioni diverse che si intrecciano l’una con l’altra. Ciò risulta evidente già da un semplice sguardo alla composizione interna della sua opera principale, Wahrheit und Methode (1960), nella quale si presenta una teoria del comprendere che prende in esame ...

  7. El “sujeto pedagógico” desde la perspectiva de la hermenéutica filosófica de hans-georg gadamer

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    Rizo Carmona, José Merced

    2015-01-01

    La hermenéutica filosófica de Hans-Georg Gadamer se ha convertido en un “instrumento” de análisis y reflexión acerca de la ontología, la epistemología, la ética, etc., de las Ciencias Sociales. En el ámbito de la educación un elemento en constante evolución conceptual es el sujeto pedagógico; por ello se puede preguntar por el rendimiento de la hermenéutica filosófica en la construcción del discurso educativo. En este sentido, Gadamer llega a sus propias conclusiones acerca de la ontología...

  8. Tradition et distance temporelle : « de la justesse de la compréhension » chez Hans-Georg Gadamer

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    Paul Marinescu

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, I will discuss Gadamer’s attempt to reach to a deeper dimension of truth, situated beneath the scientific objectivity and independent from methodological criteria. If the truth finds its core in tradition, as Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics says it, and there is no objectivity other than the confirmation given by the historical prejudices, how is it still possible to consider the problem of the correctness of the understanding? Can we assign a critical function to the temporal distance and identify tradition as a source of truth and meaning, as Gadamer does in “Truth and Method”, and consider them viable solutions to this problem? The following paper tries to answer this question by discussing the temporal distance in its transcendental dimension for the hermeneutical experience and by emphasizing its relation to the tradition defined as an “in between” strangeness and familiarity.

  9. Hermenêutica e saúde: reflexões sobre o pensamento de Hans-Georg Gadamer

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    Janieiry Lima de Araújo

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo contribuir para a utilização da hermenêutica de Gadamer na prática de enfermagem. Reflete acerca da incorporação do paradigma conceitual sobre a saúde, o cuidado e o diálogo terapêutico. Na primeira parte, apresenta a discussão dos conceitos Gadamerianos da obra Verdade e Método, a filosofia hermenêutica proposta pelo filósofo e finaliza com a articulação do conceito de saúde apresentado na obra O Caráter Oculto da Saúde, que propõe o cuidado mediado pelo diálogo terapêutico e sua utilização pelos profissionais de enfermagem.

  10. Hombre, mundo y lenguaje en la ontología hermenéutica de Hans-Georg Gadamer

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    Francisco Fernández Labastida

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available In his masterwork, Truth and Method, Gadamer seeks to resolve the fracture between being and truth produced in Modernity by the primacy of self-consciousness and scientism. Gadamer finds in language (logos the ultimate ground for the correspondence of finite human intellect and being, without being forced to return to the classical metaphysical assertion that held God as the foundation of the adaequatioreietintellectus. For Gadamer, in language man and world are inseparably intertwined. As a consequence, within logos every ontological difference disappears, dissolving the being of man into the infinite historical becoming of the real protagonist: language.

  11. Culture, place and location / Dorothee Bauerle-Willert

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    Bauerle-Willert, Dorothee

    2003-01-01

    Kultuuri seotusest ja seosetusest koha ja paigaga - globaliseerumise tingimustes riikide ja rahvaste piirid ei lange enam kokku kultuuri piiridega, mistõttu kultuuri mõistmisel muutub oluliseks pinge koha ja kohatuse vahel

  12. Artificial landscapes / Dorothée Bauerle- Willert

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    Bauerle- Willert, Dorothée

    2008-01-01

    Maastik ei ole enam osa loodusest, vaid juba 18. sajandist alates on tehislikkus modernismi peamisi kategooriaid. C. Baudelaire', W. Benjamini ja L.Aragoni kujutelmi moodsast linnast kui tehisloodusest, kui virtuaalsest maastikust. Ka V. Nedeljkoviî ja N. Jeremiî videoprojektist "L2 and the Towers"

  13. Review: Dirk Tänzler, Hubert Knobloch & Hans-Georg Soeffner (Eds. (2006. Neue Perspektiven der Wissenssoziologie [New Perspectives on the Sociology of Knowledge

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    Torsten Junge

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The 14 articles in this collection present theories, questions and research areas in German sociology of knowledge. The contributions analyze the construction of reality with regard to knowledge. As a science of "the real," sociology of knowledge gains access to other disciplines such as ethnology, systems theory, communication studies or cognitive science. The collection emphasizes a critical approach to the possibilities and capacities of sociology of knowledge as such. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0901278

  14. Browse Title Index

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    2011), Exploring and Communicating Whiteliness, Abstract ... of Thomist ontological epistemology to realism in post-Kantian philosophy, Abstract ... An appraisal of the contribution of Hans-Georg Gadamer, Abstract.

  15. 75 FR 28853 - Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G

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    2010-05-24

    ... CURLEY RENATE H DARD GILLES DE TREY LORRAINE ANNE DECKER MARGARET DEUCHER FIONA CLARINA DEUCHER ANNINA... JENNIFER LADANYI HANS GEORG LAMPE ARNO LAUREYNS VEERLE A LEBECH LISA MARGARET LEE YOONBOK STEPHEN LEHMANN...

  16. Eesti-saksa kultuurivahetus

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    1999-01-01

    Frankfurdi Goethe-nim. Ülikooli ja Eesti Kunstiakadeemia vahetusnäitusena avati 26. X eesti kunstnike Margot Kase, Kiwa, Marko Laimre, Piia Ruberi, Kadi Soosalu, Mirja-Mari Smidti, Killu Sukmiti, Taave Tuutma näitus 'Lääne-Ida diivan' Frankfurdis. Koostajad Dorothee Bauerle-Willert, Mari Laanemets

  17. Finitude, Fallibilism and Education towards Non-Dogmatism: Gadamer's Hermeneutics in Science Education

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    Leiviska, Anniina

    2013-01-01

    The philosophy of science has witnessed continuous controversy since the mid-twentieth century regarding the justification of science's privileged position, and which has also reverberated in the philosophy of science education. This contribution brings to the discussion the viewpoint of Hans-Georg Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics. I…

  18. El tercer peso: el método hermenéutico de los pasajes paralelos en la teoría de la traducción

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    Fernández-Jáuregui Rojas, C.; Gómez Ramos, M.A.

    2014-01-01

    In this paper a reflection on the work of translation is proposed in relation to the hermeneutic procedure known as parallel passages. Through the development of this issue, and in relation to the work of St. Augustine, Wilhelm Dilthey, Peter Szondi and Hans-Georg Gadamer and the difficulties that

  19. "Bildung" and Intercultural Understanding

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    Bohlin, Henrik

    2013-01-01

    The concept of "Bildung", sometimes translated as self-cultivation, is located at the core of an influential tradition of educational thought. A key question concerns the relationship between "Bildung" and interculturality. Drawing on Wilhelm von Humboldt and Hans-Georg Gadamer, and on the so-called transformative learning…

  20. Hermeneutics and historical consciousness: An appraisal of the ...

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    In this introductory article to the volume of the South African Journal of Philosophy in tribute of Hans- Georg Gadamer, the author, first, makes a few remarks about the nature of hermeneutics and Gadamer\\'s views on the universality of the hermeneutical experience. This universality is, in particular, explained from the ...

  1. Communication, Ethics, and Relativism: An Interpersonal Perspective.

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    Stewart, John

    This paper proposes that there is available in contemporary philosophy a foundation for an ethic of communication that avoids the naive belief in absolutes and yet provides a coherent, defensible, and practical set of standards to guide communication choices. The philosophers and philosophies identified are Hans-Georg Gadamer and his discussion of…

  2. Eestlane ja sakslane Kunstihoones

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    1998-01-01

    Siim-Tanel Annuse ja Abraham David Christiani ühisnäitus 18. dets.-st Tallinna Kunstihoones. Kuraator Dorothee Bauerle-Willert. A. D. Christianilt on näitusel skulptuurid, Mississippi joonistuste seeria, S.-T. Annuselt maalid. Näituse avamisele järgnenud Krista Kodrese juhendatud diskussioonil "Siin ئ piirideta, läbisegi ja piirideta või hoopis maailmakunst provintsist" osalejad

  3. How Standards will Degrade the Art of Medicine

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    Botin, Lars

    2013-01-01

    The paper is dealing with the problematic positioning of the whole health care system towards the concept of standard. There is a constant quest for standards, and a prediction of how everyday language gradually will disappear. It is the assumption and conjecture of this paper that as we outdo ev...... and bodies as carrier of health. Hans Georg Gadamer has led me on the way through inspiring essays on the Enigma of Health....

  4. The impact of society on Management Control Systems

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    Greve, Jan; Ax, Christian; Dergård, Johan

    2014-01-01

    . This study contributes to accounting literature in three ways. First, it brings quantitative support to Whitley’s (1999a) theory about MCS as integrated parts of societal business systems. Second, it offers possible explanations to inconsistences in prior research and it also suggests the inclusion......‐Saxon economies and findings may be bounded to these societies. Authors: Jan Greve; Co-authors: Christian Ax; Johan Dergård; Tobias Johansson; Carsten Rohde; Torkel Strömsten; Jeanette Willert; Rolf Brühl; David Bedford; Angelo Ditillo; Andrea Dossi; Maurice Gosselin; Michael Hanzlick; Sophie Hoozee; Poul...

  5. Die kritiek van tradisie en die tradisie van kritiek in die Geesteswetenskappe. 'n Rekonstruksie van die debat tussen Habermas en Gadamer

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    Duvenage, Pieter

    2013-01-01

    In hierdie bydrae word die bekende debat (1967-1971) tussen Jürgen Habermas en Hans-Georg Gadamer gerekonstrueer. Die debat word hier in noue samehang met die kwessie van die geesteswetenskappe gelees. Die bydrae val in vier dele uiteen. In die eerste afdeling word Habermas se opening tot die debat in vyf onderafdelings uiteengesit. Dit gaan hier oor Gadamer se verdediging van tradisie en Habermas se kritiek op die begrip (1.1). In antwoord op Gadamer se begrip van tradisie ontwerp Habermas s...

  6. Euroopa kultuuriruumis matkates / Peeter Järvelaid

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    Järvelaid, Peeter, 1957-

    2002-01-01

    Rektor Gustav Ewers 19. sajandi alguse Tartu kultuuriruumis, lk. 140-155 ; Mozartist ja akadeemilise biograafia kirjutamise metoodikast, lk. 155-157 ; Tegudemees Carl Gustav Jochmann (1789-1830), lk. 158-159 ; Professor Martensi tagasitulek, lk. 160-163 ; Hans-Georg Gadameri jõudmine eesti keelde, lk. 163-165 ; Unustatud geeniuse tagasitulek, lk. 166-168 ; Kannab Eestit südames: Boris Meissner 85, lk. 168-170 ; Professor Heikki Ylikangas, üks tõeline soomlane - 65, lk. 170-172 ; Ungari 1956 ühe hõimukaaslase saatuse kaudu, lk. 173-179

  7. Necrológicas reiterativas o sobre El pozo de la muerte

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    Ortiz Giraldo, Mateo

    2016-01-01

    El siguiente texto realiza un análisis a la película Deadpool, que hace parte del universo Marvel y es dirigida por Tim Miller. En esta suerte de biopsia a un cuerpo vivo se hace, a luz de las muertes del arte iniciadas por Hegel, un recorrido que busca hallar en este filme de la cultura pop, un interés artístico y una percepción desde las estéticas teorizadas por Hans-Georg Gadamer, Umberto Eco y Félix Duque. En últimas, este texto busca hallar, en el intersticio de una película de corte apa...

  8. Re-reading early modern prayer as social act

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    Sterrett, Joseph William

    2013-01-01

    Literary criticism is increasingly interested in prayer as a cultural and literary mode. This article proposes a theoretical framework for reading prayer as a performance, as an act governed by community conventions with effects in the social world. Drawing upon groundbreaking work by Marcel Maus...... and Hans Georg Gadamer, and citing critical reading of Shakespeare’s King Lear, The Tempest, and Hamlet, I show how prayer can be read as an act defined by real and imagined audiences while retaining individual self expression....

  9. Postphenomenological Play

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    Hammar, Emil

    This paper aims to identify an understanding of digital games in virtual environments by using Don Ihde’s (1990) postphenomenological approach to how technology mediates the world to human beings in conjunction with Hans-Georg Gadamer’s (1993) notion of play . Through this tentatively proposed am...... amalgamation of theories I point towards an alternative understanding of the relationship between play and game as not only dialectic, but also as socially and ethically relevant qua the design and implementation of the game as technology....

  10. The art of trochanteric fracture reduction.

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    Biber, Roland; Berger, Johanna; Bail, Hermann Josef

    2016-12-01

    The name of Ender is primarily associated with the Ender nails, which were popular for trochanteric fracture fixation more than thirty years ago. However, Ender's concepts were not limited to the implant. Ender developed a unique classification system for trochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures, which provided the theory for closed reduction maneuvers that made the method so successful in his hands. While Ender's nails have become history in the meantime, his principles of fracture reduction can be readily applied on surgery with modern implants such as proximal femoral nails. This article reflects the classification and the principles published by Hans Georg Ender in some print work hardly available nowadays. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Spotkanie Gadamera z Derridą – spojrzenie pragmatysty

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    Richard Shusterman

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper offers a philosophical commentary on the widely discussed 1981 meeting of Derrida and Gadamer at Paris’ Goethe Institute. These two figures “virtually personify, in hermeneutics and deconstruction, the two major and rival ‘schools’ of contemporary continental philosophy associated with the primacy of interpretation.” Adopting a pragmatist perspective, the author discusses their approaches to the issue of interpretation – different and often seen as mutually exclusive. He claims that Derrida and Gadamer in fact have a great deal in common and tries to show that American pragmatism offers a mode of mediation, which allows us to grasp their mutual relations. The author concentrates on the three central issues that emerge from Derrida’s Three Questions to Hans-Georg Gadamer, namely the context of interpretation, consensual continuity versus rupture as the basis or precondition of interpretation, and the nature or possibility of perfect dialogical understanding.

  12. Para una conciencia hermenéutica de la historicidad del sentido de "Cien años de soledad"

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    Juan Moreno Blanco

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta en este trabajo la encrucijada actual de la interpretación de la novela más célebre de Gabriel García Márquez dando cuenta, por un lado, de una tradición interpretativa que desde una cierta idea de "lo nacional" relaciona el sentido de la obra con un agotamiento de la historia y, por otro lado, postulando las condiciones de posibilidad de otra interpretación, vale decir, otra tradición interpretativa desde donde leer la novela para hallar en ella otro sentido con relación a la historia. La argumentación se apoya en postulados de la hermenéutica de HansGeorg Gadamer y de Paul Ricoeur.

  13. Qualitative inquiry and the debate between hermeneutics and critical theory.

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    Shaw, James A; DeForge, Ryan T

    2014-11-01

    Two issues have been central to ongoing disputes about judgments of quality in qualitative inquiry: (a) the ways in which paradigmatic orientations are understood to guide procedural decisions and (b) the meaning and intelligibility of paradigmatic incommensurability. In this article, we address these two key issues through an exploration of the debates between hermeneutics and critical social theory, including the exchanges between Hans-Georg Gadamer and Jurgen Habermas, and between Richard Rorty and Thomas McCarthy. We suggest that the key epistemological issue addressed in these debates is the nature of interpretation, separating the two philosophical camps based on beliefs about whether foundational knowledge is possible to achieve. We conclude the article by discussing the implications of these different positions for beliefs about quality in qualitative inquiry, and comment on the role of judgment in assessments of the value and quality of different approaches to qualitative research. © The Author(s) 2014.

  14. Anxious Affinities: How Theatrical Performance Can Generate a Platform for Interpersonal Dialogue

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    Motal Jan

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available The article combines both philosophical and psychological approaches to argue that art and theatre performance especially can be grasped as a revelation of the universal and basic human concern, which is existential anxiety. The author presents an opinion, that via performative acts on stage, spectators and performers/actors are interconnected in hermeneutic situation (Hans-Georg Gadamer, in which they play their existential experience. Therefore, the universal death anxiety (Irvin D. Yalom can be understood as a possible platform for interpersonal and intercultural dialogue (Martin Buber. The article concludes, that archetypes (Carl Gustav Jung are such a place for mutual understanding, representing both mental and physical answers to the basic existential experience of humankind.

  15. The role of Philosophical Hermeneutics in contributing to an understanding of physiotherapy practice: a reflexive illustration.

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    Stenner, Rob; Mitchell, Theresa; Palmer, Shea

    2017-09-01

    This paper provides an overview of Philosophical Hermeneutics based on the work of German philosopher Hans Georg Gadamer. The concepts of the 'hermeneutic circle' as a vehicle for interpretation, management of the researcher's pre-understandings (prejudices), and the 'fusion of horizons' are introduced and illustrated by examples from the first author's research, before considering how rigour can be achieved in this type of research. The actual research study which aimed to explore how shared decision making and patient partnership are addressed by physiotherapists in the process of exercise prescription for patients with low back pain (LBP) is not the focus of this paper. However short descriptions of the study are used to explore issues surrounding a hermeneutic inquiry. For physiotherapists interested in research or considering undertaking an interpretive phenomenological inquiry, this theoretical discussion paper explores how Gadamer's philosophy offers a credible framework for undertaking such research. Copyright © 2016 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. I Fought the Law: Transgressive Play and The Implied Player

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    Aarseth, Espen J.

    2007-01-01

    This paper is an attempt to understand Game Studies through the contested notion of the “player” both inside and outside “the game object” – that is the object that game users perceive and respond to when they play. Building on Hans-Georg Gadamer’s notion of games as a subject that “masters...... the players”, the paper will go beyond the traditional split between the social sciences’ real players and the aesthetics/humanities critical author-as-player, and present a theory of the player and player studies that incorporates the complex tensions between the real, historical player and the game’s human...... components. Since games are both aesthetic and social phenomena, a theory of the player must combine both social and aesthetic perspectives to be successful. The tension between the humanities and the social sciences over who controls the idea of the player can be found mirrored also in the struggle between...

  17. La trascendencia del logos universitario: diálogo educativo/ diálogo académico

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    Gustavo A. Segura-Lazcano

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la propuesta hermenéutica de Hans-Georg Gadamer, se reflexionó sobre la trascendencia de los diálogos educativo y académico en el ámbito universitario. Se puso énfasis en el intercambio de argumentos como elemento que instaura y renueva el sentido humanista y científico de la sociedad académica, y al mismo tiempo confiere a sus miembros identidad, legitimidad y presencia histórica. Finalmente, se dio cuenta de la importancia del debate cotidiano de nociones y concepciones entre investigadores, profesores y alumnos, para configurar una comunidad plural, defensora de la libertad de pensamiento y consciente de los modelos que sustentan sus interpretaciones.

  18. Symposium: Does Cross-Cultural Philosophy Stand in Need of a Hermeneutic Expansion?

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    Douglas L. Berger

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Does cross-cultural philosophy stand in need of a hermeneutical expansion? In engaging with this question, the symposium focuses upon methodological issues salient to cross-cultural inquiry. Douglas L. Berger lays out the ground for the debate by arguing for a methodological approach, which is able to rectify the discipline’s colonial legacies and bridge the hermeneutical distance with its objects of study. From their own perspectives, Hans-Georg Moeller, Paul Roth and A. Raghuramaraju analyze whether such a processual and hermeneutically-sensitive approach can indeed open up new hermeneutic horizons. Their responses shed light upon cross-cultural philosophy’s continued embedment in Euroamerican professional philosophy and how the locality of its knowledge-seeking endeavors may indeed have repercussions on attempts to bridge temporal and spatial distances.

  19. Teori-praksis-distinktionen og pædagogisk filosofi

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    Frølund, Sune

    2013-01-01

    philosophy of education, Carr suggests, would give up theory and the “foundationalist” idea of seeking a fi rm ground for practice outside of practice. The paper, firstly, takes up Carr’s debate with Paul Hirst on Carr’s notion of philosophy of education, and, secondly, moves on to inquire the interpretation......Educational philosopher Wilfred Carr claims that the formation of philosophy of education in accordance with the theory-centered paradigm of modernist philosophy is responsible for the miserable fact that educational practitioners take no interest in philosophy of education. A real contemporary...... of Aristotle’s practical philosophy by Hans-Georg Gadamer, whom Carr refers to. Finally, the paper outlines some merits of Gadamer’s hermeneutics that philosophy of education should adapt....

  20. The aesthetic imaginary as an anthropological locus. Thinking an Anthropology based on Imaginary.

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    Patricia María Calvo

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The process by which man is capable of creating beauty not only gives us a fruitive experience but also knowledge of our human nature. Therefore we intend to understand what epistemological possibilities a work of art opens and, ultimately, what we know of man through it and why. Out of an interdisciplinary and dialogical perspective, projected by authors as Adolphe Gesché and Hans-Georg Gadamer, among others, we propose that the imaginary world opened and established by art becomes a privileged locus for human knowledge. The imagery is the symbolic area built by the artists and the community, which influences and affects every member of it, and where the community builds its identity known.Key Words: Imaginary, aesthetics, poiésis, anthropology.

  1. Teori-praksis-distinktionen og pædagogisk filosofi

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    Sune Frølund

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Educational philosopher Wilfred Carr claims that the formation of philosophy of education in accordance with the theory-centered paradigm of modernist philosophy is responsible for the miserable fact that educational practitioners take no interest in philosophy of education. A real contemporary philosophy of education, Carr suggests, would give up theory and the “foundationalist” idea of seeking a firm ground for practice outside of practice.   The paper, firstly, takes up Carr’s debate with Paul Hirst on Carr’s notion of philosophy of education, and, secondly, moves on to inquire the interpretation of Aristotle’s practical philosophy by Hans-Georg Gadamer, whom Carr refers to. Finally, the paper outlines some merits of Gadamer’s hermeneutics that philosophy of education should adapt

  2. Gadamer, O’Gorman, Levi. Combates contra el neopositivismo historiográfico y contra el fetiche del documento

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    Morelos Torres Aguilar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza críticamente, a partir de las consideraciones de Giovanni Levi, Hans-Georg Gadamer y Edmundo O’Gorman, la manera en que los historiadores aprehenden los acontecimientos y el procedimiento mediante el cual obtienen y utilizan sus fuentes. Las ideas de estos tres pensadores cuestionan, desde distintas perspectivas, la preeminencia de una heurística basada sólo en la afanosa búsqueda de la verdad, característica de la escuela científica alemana y el positivismo, corrientes ambas del siglo XIX; proponen en cambio, como alternativa que mucho debe a Ser y tiempo de Heidegger, la comprensión e interpretación de los procesos y los sujetos históricos, como una forma adecuada de explicación histórica. The article critically analyzes, from the considerations of Giovanni Levi, Hans-Georg Gadamer and Edmundo O’Gorman, the way in which the historians apprehend the events and the procedure by means of which they obtain and use his sources. The ideas of these three thinkers question, from different perspectives, the preeminence of a heuristic based only on the eager search of the truth, characteristic of the scientific german school and the positivism, currents both of the 19th century; they propose on the other hand, as alternative that much owes to Being and time of Heidegger, the comprehension and interpretation of the processes and the historical subjects, as a suitable form of historical explanation.

  3. Sobre verdad y falsedad en el mito griego: Pistas desde la filosofía para concebir un modo de verdad presente en el mito On truth and falsity in greek myth: Philosophical suggestions to conceive a sort of truth present in myth

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    Raúl Madrid Meneses

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available El discurso filosófico, a lo largo de su historia y específicamente para referirse a sus comienzos, se ha puesto en relación al discurso mítico en términos de ruptura, liberación o superación. Con ello, se han sentado las bases para atribuir el carácter de falsedad de este último. Dicho carácter ha sido mantenido y es utilizado de manera cotidiana en el plano coloquial y académico investigativo. Así, nuestro trabajo, en primer lugar, pondrá de manifiesto esta relación de oposición entre discurso mítico y discurso filosófico. En segundo lugar, se dará a la tarea de exponer de la mano de los planteamientos de Hans-Georg Gadamer, cómo fue que el discurso mítico adquirió el carácter de falsedad a lo largo de la historia, puesto que en los griegos no lo tendría. Y, finalmente, con Nietzsche consideramos que el modo de verdad de la ciencia, por el cual medimos el discurso mítico, está lejos de ser el único y el más asertivo. Con ello, pensamos, se abre la posibilidad de considerar cierto modo de verdad presente en el discurso mítico.The philosophical discourse, throughout its history, and specifically to refer to its beginnings, has become legendary in relation to the discourse in terms of rupture, release or improvement. This has provided the basis for attributing a false nature to the latter. This characteristic has been maintained and is used on a daily basis at the conversational and academic research. Thus, firstly our work will highlight this relationship of opposition between mythic and philosophical discourse. Secondly, it will show, following the approaches of Hans-Georg Gadamer, how mythical discourse acquired this false characteristic throughout history, as the Greeks would not have it. And lastly, with Nietzsche we believe that the true mode of science, by which we measure the mythical discourse, is far from being the only and most assertive one. This, we think, opens the possibility of considering some sort of

  4. COMMITTEES: SQM2009 - 14th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter SQM2009 - 14th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter

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    2008-04-01

    Local Organizing Committee Takeshi Kodama Chair, UFRJ Jun Takahashi Co-chair, UNICAMP Ignácio Bediaga e Hickman CBPF Eduardo Fraga UFRJ Frederique Grassi USP Yogiro Hama USP Gastão Krein IFT Erasmo Madureira Ferreira UFRJ Marcelo G. Munhoz USP Fernando Navarra USP Sandra Padula IFT Alejandro Szanto de Toledo USP César Augusto Zen Vasconcellos UFRGS International Advisory Committee Jörg Aichelin Nantes Federico Antinori Padova Tamás Biró Budapest Peter Braun-Munzinger GSI Jean Cleymans Cape Town Láaszló Csernai Bergen Timothy Hallman BNL Huan Zhong Huang UCLA Takeshi Kodama Rio de Janeiro Yu-Gang Ma Shanghai Jes Madsen Aarhus Ágnes Mócsy Pratt University Berndt Müller Duke University Grazyna Odyniec LBNL Helmut Oeschler Darmstadt Johann Rafelski Arizona Hans Georg Ritter LBNL Gunther Rolland MIT Karel Šafařík CERN Ladislav Sandor Kosice University Jack Sandweiss Yale University George S F Stephans MIT Horst Stöcker Frankfurt Larry McLerranBNL Helmut Satz Universitä Bielefeld Nu Xu LBNL Fuqiang Wang Purdue University William A. Zajc Columbia University Pengfei Zhuang Tsinghua University

  5. Empty Selves and Multiple Belonging: Gadamer and Nāgārjuna on Religious Identity’s Hidden Plurality

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    Hustwit J. R.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The reaction to multiple religious belonging has been fraught with anxiety in the monotheistic traditions. Nevertheless, increasing numbers of people report belonging to multiple religions. I propose that it is most useful to think of multiple religious belonging not so much as an expression of choice, but just the opposite. Multiple religious belonging is best explained as the ontological condition of two or more religious traditions constituting the self, so that the self’s possibilities are constrained by those religions. Furthermore, I argue that multiple religious belonging per se does not threaten traditional religious communities. Threats are by definition future possibilities, and ontologically speaking, we always already belong to multiple religions. We belong to multiple religions because every religious tradition is an amalgam of earlier distinct traditions. There is nothing new about multiple religious belonging. It is nearly unremarkable. Two philosophers in particular-one a twentieth-century German phenomenologist, the other a second-century Indian Buddhist-have given particularly careful examination of the phenomenon of belonging. Hans-Georg Gadamer’s concept of Wirkungsgeschichte [history of effects] and Nāgārjuna’s teaching of śūnyatā [emptiness] both imply that multiple religious belonging is the ontological condition of all human beings, and that producing any monolithic religious identity requires significant mental gymnastics.

  6. Kritik Nalar Hermeneutika Paul Ricoeur

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    Daden Robi Rahman

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Hermeneutics was born and developed in the West, specifically in response to the theological problem of Christianity, and always claimed to be an effective solution to the interpretation of Scripture. With existence of various schools, hermeneutics has also various shades and resulted different interpretations. Such as Schleiermacher, followed by Wilhelm Dilthey and Emilio Betti as initiators of hermeneutics methodology. Martin Heidegger and Gadamer followed with their ontological hermeneutics, and continued by Habermas with his critical hermeneutics. After that, the critical ontological hermeneutics initiated by either Paul Ricoeur, or Rudolf Bultman with his theological hermeneutics, and Derrida with his deconstructive hermeneutics. Among those schools, the writers interested in reviewing the hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur which represents a distinctive theory of interpretation. His idea considered to be a bridge of the fierce debate between methodological traditions and philosophical traditions represented by Emilio Betti and Hans Georg Gadamer. The thought of Ricoeur was also claimed as a mediator between the positions of the romantic tradition of Schleiermacher and Dilthey with philosophy hermeneutic by Martin Heidegger. In another side, he was placed as a combination between the two great philosophical tradition, that’s German phenomenology and France structuralism. Furthermore, the thought of Ricoeur is a revision to the thought of Dilthey about explanation (erklären and understanding (verstehen. Through this paper, the writer will attempt to unravel the thought of Paul Ricoeur, and in the end, will clearly known the position of Ricoeur among other hermeneutics initiators.

  7. A different approach to estimate nonlinear regression model using numerical methods

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    Mahaboob, B.; Venkateswarlu, B.; Mokeshrayalu, G.; Balasiddamuni, P.

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    This research paper concerns with the computational methods namely the Gauss-Newton method, Gradient algorithm methods (Newton-Raphson method, Steepest Descent or Steepest Ascent algorithm method, the Method of Scoring, the Method of Quadratic Hill-Climbing) based on numerical analysis to estimate parameters of nonlinear regression model in a very different way. Principles of matrix calculus have been used to discuss the Gradient-Algorithm methods. Yonathan Bard [1] discussed a comparison of gradient methods for the solution of nonlinear parameter estimation problems. However this article discusses an analytical approach to the gradient algorithm methods in a different way. This paper describes a new iterative technique namely Gauss-Newton method which differs from the iterative technique proposed by Gorden K. Smyth [2]. Hans Georg Bock et.al [10] proposed numerical methods for parameter estimation in DAE’s (Differential algebraic equation). Isabel Reis Dos Santos et al [11], Introduced weighted least squares procedure for estimating the unknown parameters of a nonlinear regression metamodel. For large-scale non smooth convex minimization the Hager and Zhang (HZ) conjugate gradient Method and the modified HZ (MHZ) method were presented by Gonglin Yuan et al [12].

  8. Dialectic of the university: a critique of instrumental reason in graduate nursing education.

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    Petrovskaya, Olga; McDonald, Carol; McIntyre, Marjorie

    2011-10-01

    Our analysis in this paper unfolds on two levels: a critique of the 'realities' of graduate nursing education and an argument to sustain its 'ideals'. We open for discussion an aspect of graduate nursing education dominated by instrumental reason, namely the research industry, using an internal critique approach developed by Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno of the Early Frankfurt School. As we explain, internal critique arises out of, and relies on, the mismatch between goals, or 'ideals', and existing realities. Thinking about 'ideals' of the academy, we draw on Hans-Georg Gadamer's view of the university as a place to think freely, creatively, and critically. The contemporary realities of the university, on the other hand, that emphasize the market values of the research industry forcefully shape nursing academic scholarship in a particular direction. In our attempt to recognize and disrupt the forces of the research industry with its instrumental reason, we consider Judith Butler's writings on how norms operate in society. We show that our growing involvement in the research industry makes it very difficult to disentangle ourselves from that situation. The values of the research industry actually suppress the very ideals of education and scholarship that we would like to uphold. As a contra-force, the internal critique of the 'existing realities' in the graduate nursing education unmasks the tyranny of the research industry and makes visible the importance of sustaining the higher goals and ideals in nursing scholarship. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  9. A history of central collisions at the Bevalac

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    1989-07-01

    You have heard a great deal about Plastic Ball results at this conference. There were talks on the first morning by Hans-Georg Ritter and Karl-Heinz Kampert on the Plastic Ball at Berkeley, there will be a talk next week by Rudi Schmidt on the Plastic Ball at CERN, and many other speakers have mentioned Plastic Ball results. The young students may think that when the new field of relativistic heavy ion physics opened up, an ideal detector was designed and built, data immediately analyzed, and results produced. The theme of my talk is to show that this is incorrect. The experiments proceeded in logical stages, one building upon the other, increasing in complexity and sophistication. The analysis techniques and the theory developed along with the experiments. If the more senior people in the audience easily remember this history of the development of the relativistic heavy ion field, they may spend their time during this talk thinking about what is happening now and what will happen in the future in the ultrarelativistic heavy ion field, where I believe history is repeating itself. 18 refs., 18 figs

  10. Educating the Citizen of Academia Online?

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    Mariann Solberg

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The Arctic is a vast, sparsely populated area. The demographic situation points to online distance education as a solution to support lifelong learning and to build competence in the region. An overall aim of all university education is what Hans Georg Gadamer calls Bildung, what we in Norwegian call dannelse and what Richard Rorty has called edification. A first problem to be addressed here is that in online distance learning some teachers find that is harder to support the development of the student’s voice. Being able to express oneself and to position oneself in a scientific community is vital for a well-educated graduate. Another problem in online education has been the extensive use of writing as a means in the student’s learning process. Writing is vital to academic education, but in online courses there is in general a danger of overuse. At the University of Tromsø we have tested the web conference tool Elluminate Live. This is a real-time application, integrated in the University’s learning management system (LMS, Fronter. The application enables synchronous oral dialogue, simultaneous sharing of texts, and so forth. I present our main experience with the use of Elluminate Live and discuss the extent to which this application has turned out to be helpful in developing the quality of online courses.

  11. Die filosofie kan die teologie help om weg te beweeg van �n onhistoriese, sinkroniese interpretasie van tekste na �n historiese, diakroniese interpretasie van tekste

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    Pieter H.J. Labuschagne

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available In the last few decades in South Africa, much emphasis has been placed on unhistorical, synchronistic interpretations of the text of the Old Testament. Very little effort has been made to look into the long historical development of the text from the sources to the present form. Sometimes the advocates of these synchronistic approaches even responded with hostility towards any approach that would, in their words, deny the authority of the text. Their search was for absolute truth, which they believed could be secured by their methods. The uncertainties of historical research were not attractive to them. In this article, we briefly look at Gerhard Von Rad�s Traditionsgeschichte [History of Traditions] and Hans-Georg Gadamer�s Wirkungsgeschichte [Reception History] and point out that mankind is rooted in history. We thus come to understanding through a process that is tied to our historical horisons. Furthermore, it will become clear that theology and philosophy can help one another in defining the process of understanding.

  12. Un recorrido sobre el autor: su problematización en Gadamer, Jauss y Eco

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    Mariana Patricia Busso

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo intentaremos rastrear el concepto de autor en el trabajo de Hans-Georg Gadamer, Hans Robert Jauss y Umberto Eco, pensadores clave que desde la hermenéutica y el estructuralismo han abordado la problemática tríada autor – obra – lector en la segunda mitad del siglo XX. La importancia de la puesta en diálogo de estos enfoques está dada por la vigencia de la problemática de la autoría –o de la desaparición de la misma- en un contexto donde en el pensamiento social cobra vital importancia el lugar del lenguaje como capaz de crear tanto al sujeto como a la realidad por él interpretada. Los pensadores que hemos seleccionado, en este sentido, no presentan miradas homogéneas sobre la cuestión dada sus procedencias epistemológicas diversas, aunque se encuentran en un cierto modo mancomunados por el intento de otorgar un nuevo status al autor, lector y texto en relación al funcionamiento del lenguaje.

  13. «VI ER ALDRI SYKE, DERFOR HOLDER VI OSS FRISKE OG ELDES IKKE». KNUT HAMSUN OG PAULINE FRA POLDEN I ET HELSEMESSIG PERSPEKTIV

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    Wenche Torrissen

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Can we learn anything about well-being and what it is that constitutes the ‘mystery’ of health by reading Knut Hamsun’s novels? This article argues that Knut Hamsun in his description of the character Pauline Andreassen in the August trilogy (1927–1933, illustrates central elements of what modern radical philosophers (Ivan Illich, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Aaron Antonovsky understand about good health and well-being, namely: the ability to adapt to a society, the ability to establish a life based on one’s own interests and possibilities, and the ability to cope with different emotional losses and challenges in life. This article also gives a brief introduction to Hamsun’s harsh criticism of bio-medical institutions and the way they tend to medicalize society. As a contribution to the health/humanities debates, this article also investigates how the humanities can enhance our knowledge and understanding of health and well-being.

  14. Tomographic PIV: principles and practice

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    Scarano, F

    2013-01-01

    A survey is given of the major developments in three-dimensional velocity field measurements using the tomographic particle image velocimetry (PIV) technique. The appearance of tomo-PIV dates back seven years from the present review (Elsinga et al 2005a 6th Int. Symp. PIV (Pasadena, CA)) and this approach has rapidly spread as a versatile, robust and accurate technique to investigate three-dimensional flows (Arroyo and Hinsch 2008 Topics in Applied Physics vol 112 ed A Schröder and C E Willert (Berlin: Springer) pp 127–54) and turbulence physics in particular. A considerable number of applications have been achieved over a wide range of flow problems, which requires the current status and capabilities of tomographic PIV to be reviewed. The fundamental aspects of the technique are discussed beginning from hardware considerations for volume illumination, imaging systems, their configurations and system calibration. The data processing aspects are of uppermost importance: image pre-processing, 3D object reconstruction and particle motion analysis are presented with their fundamental aspects along with the most advanced approaches. Reconstruction and cross-correlation algorithms, attaining higher measurement precision, spatial resolution or higher computational efficiency, are also discussed. The exploitation of 3D and time-resolved (4D) tomographic PIV data includes the evaluation of flow field pressure on the basis of the flow governing equation. The discussion also covers a-posteriori error analysis techniques. The most relevant applications of tomo-PIV in fluid mechanics are surveyed, covering experiments in air and water flows. In measurements in flow regimes from low-speed to supersonic, most emphasis is given to the complex 3D organization of turbulent coherent structures. (topical review)

  15. Aproximación ontológica al sentido originario de la salud desde la hermenéutica filosófica Ontologic approach to the original meaning of health from the point of view of philosophical hermeneutics

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    Arturo G Rillo

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El sentido originario de la salud quedó oculto al surgir la medicina posibilitando la medicalización de la vida. Hacer frente a esta tendencia requiere recuperar la salud desde la existencia humana. Objetivo: Dar respuesta a la pregunta por el sentido originario de la salud analizando la esencia y finitud del ser humano además de la salud como existenciario. Material y método: Se realizó una investigación hermenéutica que incluyó las siguientes fases: analítica, comprensiva, reconstructiva y crítica. Las categorías de análisis fueron: sentido originario, modo de ser, existencia, ser-en-el-mundo, ser-sano, estar-sano y saberse-sano. Los principales autores confrontados fueron: Aristóteles, Hipócrates, Hans-Georg Gadamer y Martín Heidegger. Resultados: El análisis hermenéutico de la salud la devela como un modo de ser, donde ser-sano, estar-sano y saberse-sano son dimensiones existenciales que posibilitan al hombre incluirse en el mundo de la vida. Comprender la salud como un modo de existir del ser humano rehabilita la autoconciencia de la salud como un fundamento ontológico y vivencial para comprender la responsabilidad de vivir. Conclusión: El sentido originario de la salud consiste en la posibilidad del ser humano de realizarse en la vida fáctica. Esto implica que ontológicamente la salud es un modo de ser.Introduction: The original meaning of health was hidden with the arrival of medicine, allowing for the medicalization of life. To face this tendency, we require the recovery of health from human existence. Objective: To answer the question on the original meaning of health, analyzing the essence and finitude of human being and health as penitentiary. Material and methods: A hermeneutical research was conducted, including the following phases: analytical, comprehensive, reconstructive and critical. The categories for analysis were: original meaning, way-of-being, existence, being-in-the-world, being

  16. Humanismo e formação (Bildung em tempos de TICs: aproximações hermenêuticas

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    Rogério José Schuck

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    Full Text Available Os últimos 20 anos foram de enormes mudanças para a humanidade, impulsionadas sobretudo pelas Tecnologias da Informação e Comunicação –TICs–, afetando a vida em todas as dimensões. O texto busca investigar a questão do humanismo nesse contexto, discutindo a relação tempo e espaço para compreender como as TICs têm sido centrais na mudança de postura e de construção do conhecimento. Seguindo a perspectiva da hermenêutica flosófca, de modo especial nas trilhas abertas por Hans-Georg Gadamer, o conceito apropriação da tradição e aproximações com o conceito formação (Bildung abrem perspectivas para a discussão pelas vias da hermenêutica flosófca. De que modo está se dando a formação (humanística, intelectual, social dentro desse contexto? Qual o espaço possível ao humanismo diante de um cenário extremamente complexo e plural, permeado pelas TICs? Em que sentido as TICs contribuem ou não para (repensarmos a questão da postura humana frente ao saber? São questões deveras complexas e que exigem mediações (que nos deem (na busca por algumas pistas em pro de respostas, mesmo que ainda abertas.

  17. Networked Print Production: Does JDF Provide a Perfect Workflow?

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    Bernd Zipper

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    Full Text Available The "networked printing works" is a well-worn slogan used by many providers in the graphics industry and for the past number of years printing-works manufacturers have been working on the goal of achieving the "networked printing works". A turning point from the concept to real implementation can now be expected at drupa 2004: JDF (Job Definition Format and thus "networked production" will form the center of interest here. The first approaches towards a complete, networked workflow between prepress, print and postpress in production are already available - the products and solutions will now be presented publicly at drupa 2004. So, drupa 2004 will undoubtedly be the "JDF-drupa" - the drupa where machines learn to communicate with each other digitally - the drupa, where the dream of general system and job communication in the printing industry can be first realized. CIP3, which has since been renamed CIP4, is an international consortium of leading manufacturers from the printing and media industry who have taken on the task of integrating processes for prepress, print and postpress. The association, to which nearly all manufacturers in the graphics industry belong, has succeeded with CIP3 in developing a first international standard for the transmission of control data in the print workflow.Further development of the CIP4 standard now includes a more extensive "system language" called JDF, which will guarantee workflow communication beyond manufacturer boundaries. However, not only data for actual print production will be communicated with JDF (Job Definition Format: planning and calculation data for MIS (Management Information systems and calculation systems will also be prepared. The German printing specialist Hans-Georg Wenke defines JDF as follows: "JDF takes over data from MIS for machines, aggregates and their control desks, data exchange within office applications, and finally ensures that data can be incorporated in the technical workflow

  18. Self-knowledge in the process of interpreting philosophical texts

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    2016-08-01

    , Hans-Georg Gadamer and Martin Heidegger’s theories we state that the interpretation of somebody’s own ideas does not make big problems with taking into account factors that have influenced the process of thoughts formation and context of creating ideas. We show how this approach to interpretation of reading philosophical text diverges from the other ones. Moreover, we argue that there is a relation of our theoretical model to Socratic maieutics, although we describe differences between them too.

  19. Giving children space: A phenomenological exploration of student experiences in space science inquiry

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    This study explores the experiences of 4th grade students in an inquiry-based space science classroom. At the heart of the study lies the essential question: What is the lived experience of children engaged in the process of space science inquiry? Through the methodology of phenomenological inquiry, the author investigates the essence of the lived experience of twenty 4th grade students as well as the reflections of two high school students looking back on their 4th grade space science experience. To open the phenomenon more deeply, the concept of space is explored as an overarching theme throughout the text. The writings of several philosophers including Martin Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer are opened up to understand the existential aspects of phenomenology and the act of experiencing the classroom as a lived human experience. The methodological structure for the study is based largely on the work of Max van Manen (2003) in his seminal work, Researching Lived Experience, which describes a structure of human science research. A narrative based on classroom experiences, individual conversations, written reflections, and group discussion provides insight into the students' experiences. Their stories and thoughts reveal the themes of activity , interactivity, and "inquiractivity," each emerging as an essential element of the lived experience in the inquiry-based space science classroom. The metaphor of light brings illumination to the themes. Activity in the classroom is associated with light's constant and rapid motion throughout the Milky Way and beyond. Interactivity is seen through students' interactions just as light's reflective nature is seen through the illumination of the planets. Finally, inquiractivity is connected to questioning, the principal aspect of the inquiry-based classroom just as the sun is the essential source of light in our solar system. As the era of No Child Left Behind fades, and the next generation of science standards emerge, the

  20. Antidiabetic Bis-Maltolato-OxoVanadium(IV: Conversion of inactive trans- to bioactive cis-BMOV for possible binding to target PTP-1B

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    Thomas Scior

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    Full Text Available Thomas Scior1, Hans-Georg Mack2, José Antonio Guevara García3, Wolfhard Koch41Departamento de Farmacia. Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Colonia San Manuel, Puebla, Mexico; 2Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany; 3Laboratorio de Investigación en Bioinorgánica y Biorremediación (LIByB. Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala, Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico; 4Facultad de Estudios Superiores Zaragoza (FESZ, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, Colonia Ejército de Oriente, Delegación Iztapalapa, Mexico City, MexicoAbstract: The postulated transition of Bis-Maltolato-OxoVanadium(IV (BMOV from its inactive trans- into its cis-aquo-BMOV isomeric form in solution was simulated by means of computational molecular modeling. The rotational barrier was calculated with DFT – B3LYP under a stepwise optimization protocol with STO-3G, 3-21G, 3-21G*, and 6-31G ab initio basis sets. Our computed results are consistent with reports on the putative molecular mechanism of BMOV triggering the insulin-like cellular response (insulin mimetic as a potent inhibitor of the protein tyrosine phosphatase-1B (PTP-1B. Initially, trans-BMOV is present in its solid dosage form but in aqueous solution, and during oral administration, it is readily converted into a mixture of “open-type” and “closed-type” complexes of cis-aquo-BMOV under equilibrium conditions. However, in the same measure as the “closed-type” complex binds to the cytosolic PTP-1B, it disappears from solution, and the equilibrium shifts towards the “closed-type” species. In full accordance, the computed binding mode of cis-BMOV is energetically favored over sterically hindered trans-BMOV. In view of our earlier report on prodrug hypothesis of vanadium organic compounds the present results suggest that cis-BMOV is the bioactive species

  1. Ekspresionizmo apibrėžtys ir tyrinėjimai XX a. vokiečių literatūros kritikoje | Definitionen und Darstellungsformen des Expressionismus in der deutschen Literaturkritik des 20. Jahrhunderts

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    Jadvyga Bajarūnienė

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    Full Text Available Die deutsche Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts ist entscheidend durch den Expressionismus (1910–1925 geprägt. Seine Formierung und Entfaltung wurde von Anfang an von einer starken theoretischen Reflexion begleitet. Das wesentliche Merkmal der zeitgenössischen Manifeste und Dokumente war die Bestrebung, den Expressionismus von den anderen Richtungen und Tendenzen der Zeit abzugrenzen und die Andersartigkeit der „Ausdruckskunst“ hervorzuheben. Die Bezeichnungen des Expressionismus wurden vielfach durch die Schlagwörter „Wesen“, „Bewegung“, „Vision“, „der neue Mensch“ u. a. bestimmt. Im Jahre 1933 wurde die Rezeption des Expressionismus in Deutschland zwangsweise unterbrochen und konnte erst nach 1945 wieder einsetzen.Die Darstellungsformen des Expressionismus in der deutschen Literaturkritik richteten sich je nach der dominierenden Literaturmethode. So rückt am Ende der 50er und in den 60er Jahren unter dem Einfluss der werkimmanenten Kritik die Stil- und Formfrage in den Vordergrund. Man versucht, die stilistischen Dominanten der einzelnen Gattungen sowie des individuellen Schaffens einzelner Autoren herauszuarbeiten. Jedoch zeichnet sich auch die Tendenz ab, die Literatur des Expressionismus im Zusammenhang mit anderen Bereichen der Kunst (Malerei und Musik, derWissenschaft (Philosophie, Soziologie, der Technik zu betrachten. Die 70er Jahre gelten in der deutschen Literaturwissenschaft als eine Kulmination der Expressionismusforschung. Silvio Vietta und Hans-Georg Kemper modifizieren zum Teil den Begriff und meinen, dass man die Literatur des Expressionismus nicht aus dem Epochenzusammenhang lösen darf. Der Expressionismus kann erst im Kontext der zeitgenössischen Wissenschaft, Philosophie, Soziologie und Massenkultur adäquat erschlossen werden; am sinnvollsten erscheint dabei die hermeneutische Methode. Wolfgang Rothe ist der Ansicht, dass der Expressionismus keineswegs nur als ein auf die Sprachkunst beschr

  2. Pensar arriscado: a relação entre filosofia e educação

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    Nadja Hermann

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi produzido no âmbito de uma sessão especial da Associação Nacional de Pós-graduação em Educação (ANPEd a respeito das relações entre a filosofia, a história, a psicologia e a sociologia da educação. Discute, primeiramente, a relação de familiaridade da filosofia com a educação, apontando seu vínculo originário, iniciado no mundo grego, sob a rubrica de fundamentos da educação, para, então, explicitar um movimento de afastamento provocado pela cientificização da pedagogia. Com o avanço dos processos de modernização e o êxito do conhecimento científico, a área dos fundamentos sofreu os impactos da racionalidade científica, sendo os resultados cada vez mais incontestáveis e que destituem o saber metafísico. Tal impacto, contudo, não desautorizou a despedida da filosofia, mas provocou uma mudança conceitual e de seu papel na relação com a educação e a cultura. A área então assume uma posição mais humilde diante das ciências e de outras expressões simbólicas, dialogando e interpretando os paradoxos e as tensões geradas pelas nossas relações com o mundo. A partir dessa abordagem, o artigo encaminha duas sugestões para a relação entre filosofia e educação. A primeira, apoiada na hermenêutica de Hans-Georg Gadamer e na racionalidade transversal de Wolfgang Welsch, retoma a perspectiva dos novos diálogos científicos, chamados de interdisciplinaridade, como um modo de superar os limites da especialização e de atender a complexidade das questões educacionais. Na segunda sugestão, indica-se a posição de Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht a respeito da relevância das humanidades para desenvolver um pensamento arriscado, capaz de produzir complexidades nas análises que iluminem as questões educacionais.

  3. From Quantum Moment to Ritual Moment: Notions of Time and the Development of Theological Models.

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    Robinson, David Clifton

    1995-01-01

    Discussion of models in theology has become a significant issue since the mid nineteen eighties. Whether in matters of soteriology, ecclesiology, missiology, or liturgy, many theologians have begun to examine the model structures of their specialties. Such an examination can serve as the foundation for scholarly contact with other disciplines, both in the humanities and the sciences, where the analysis of models is already well established. To date, there has been no broadly interdisciplinary inspection of such models and their points of commonality with theological disciplines. This dissertation investigates models (specifically, temporal models) in six different fields: cognitive psychology, hermeneutics, quantum and relativity physics, the philosophy of history and narrative, music, and ritual studies. Within these fields, specific attention is given to the role of symbol systems and metaphoric language, as well as to the phenomenology of temporal experience, in the formulation and development of models of time. The intention is to develop a prospectus for a theological model of time that is epistemologically sound, linguistically clear, and experientially grounded. In the area of cognitive psychology, the work of the biogenetic structuralist school, and that of Jean Piaget, are highlighted. The hermeneutic discussion focuses on the metaphoric studies of George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, as well as the writings of Hans Georg Gadamer. In the areas of quantum and relativity physics, the primary figures considered are Mary Hesse, Ian Barbour, Stephen Hawking, and P. C. W. Davies. History and narrative are approached through the metaphoric and historical analyses of Paul Ricoeur. The phenomenological and musicological issues of musical time are explored, with emphasis on the work of Susannne Langer, Henri Bergson, Jonathan Kramer, and Olivier Messiaen. Ritual notions of time are investigated in the works of Mircea Eliade, Victor Turner, Clifford Geertz, Pierre

  4. PREFACE: 12th International Symposium on Multiscale, Multifunctional and Functionally Graded Materials (FGM 2012)

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    Zhou, Zhangjian; Li, Jingfeng; Zhang, Lianmeng; Ge, Changchun

    2013-03-01

    Technology, and was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China. On behalf of the organizing committee of FGM-2012, I express my great appreciation to their support of the symposium. Nearly 100 scholars and students from Japan, Brazil, Germany, Russia, United States of America, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Singapore, China, and so on, attended FGM-2012, and 57 of the presented papers were collected and selected for publication. The subjects of these papers cover simulation and characterization, advanced fabrication technology, novel application of FGM and layer materials. I cordially thank all of the authors and attendees for their support, and my appreciation is also given to the advisory committee, organizing committee, and the conference volunteers for their hard work. Professor Zhangjian Zhou Proceedings Editor Beijing, December 2012 Committees International Advisory Committee Professor Glaucio H Paulino, USA Professor Marek-Jerzy Pindera, USA Professor Jeong-Ho Kim, USA Professor Emer Fazil Erdogan, USA Professor Dr Monika Willert-Porada, Germany Professor Emer Wolfgang G J Bunk, Germany Professor Omer Van Der Biest, Belgium Professor Michael M Gasik, Finland Professor Evgeny Levashov, Russia Professor Lianmeng Zhang, China Professor Qingjie Zhang, China Professor Wei Pan, China Professor Chang-Chun Ge, China Professor Jing-Feng Li, China Professor Zhangjian Zhou, China Associate Professor Serkan Dag, Turkey Professor Fernando A Rochinha, Brazil Professor Emilio C N Silva, Brazil Professor Luis August Rocha, Portugal Dr Sasa Novak, Slovenia Dr Masayuki Niino, Japan Professor Akira Kawasaki, Japan Professor Ichiro Shiota, Japan Dr Akinaga Kumakawa, Japan Dr Yoshikazu Shinohara, Japan Professor Kiyotaka Matsuura, Japan Professor Yoshinari Miyamoto, Japan Professor Takashi Goto, Japan Professor Yoshimi Watanabe, Japan Professor Kazuhiro Hasezaki, Japan Professor Soshu Kirihara, Japan Professor Emer Toshio Hirai, Japan Mr Choji Endou, Japan Dr

  5. Whole-body electromyostimulation and protein supplementation favorably affect sarcopenic obesity in community-dwelling older men at risk: the randomized controlled FranSO study

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    Full Text Available Wolfgang Kemmler,1 Anja Weissenfels,1 Marc Teschler,1 Sebastian Willert,1 Michael Bebenek,1 Mahdieh Shojaa,1 Matthias Kohl,2 Ellen Freiberger,3 Cornel Sieber,3 Simon von Stengel1 1Institute of Medical Physics, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany; 2Faculty of Medical and Life Science, University of Furtwangen, Schwenningen, Germany; 3Institute of Biomedicine of Aging, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany Background: Sarcopenic obesity (SO is a geriatric syndrome characterized by the disproportion between the amount of lean mass and fat mass. Exercise decreases fat and maintains muscle mass; however, older people fail to exercise at doses sufficient to affect musculoskeletal and cardiometabolic risk factors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of whole-body electromyostimulation (WB-EMS, a time-efficient, joint-friendly and highly individualized exercise technology, on sarcopenia and SO in older men. Materials and methods: A total of 100 community-dwelling northern Bavarian men aged ≥70 years with sarcopenia and obesity were randomly (1–1–1 assigned to either 16 weeks of 1 WB-EMS and protein supplementation (WB-EMS&P, 2 isolated protein supplementation or 3 nonintervention control. WB-EMS consisted of 1.5×20 min (85 Hz, 350 µs, 4 s of strain to 4 s of rest applied with moderate-to-high intensity while moving. We further generated a daily protein intake of 1.7–1.8 g/kg/body mass per day. The primary study end point was Sarcopenia Z-Score, and the secondary study end points were body fat rate (%, skeletal muscle mass index (SMI and handgrip strength. Results: Intention-to-treat analysis determined a significantly favorable effect of WB-EMS&P (P<0.001 and protein (P=0.007 vs control. Both groups significantly (P<0.001 lost body fat (WB-EMS&P: 2.1%; protein: 1.1% and differed significantly (P≤0.004 from control (0.3%. Differences between WB

  6. Lavakujunduse nähtamatust olekust. Mängu esteetika lavaruumi loomisel / The Invisible Dimension of Scenography. Aesthetics of Play in Creating Stage Space

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    Liina Unt

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    Full Text Available The comparison between theatre and playing has spread on many levels, from metaphors to sayings, aesthetic concepts to deterministic models. This paper examines scenography as an active play environment. Play, in the context of theatre space, is defined according to the classical characteristic features of playing: spatial and temporal limits, fictionality that runs in parallel with everyday reality, and direct involvement.  The paper focuses on the specific aspects of play environment as it appears in the Tartu New Theatre’s performances of „The Death of the Author“ and „The Beatles of Vanemuine“. Both productions are set in fictional locations with a visually static set design. Both are unique in that different locations are created without changing the physical space on stage – places appear and disappear through the performances, created by an odd textual allusion or two, or the audience’s imagination. The changes can be understood through the audience’s corporal perception, which this paper interprets using Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenological concept of corporeity.  Using Tartu New Theatre’s stage practice and Hans-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutic aesthetics, the paper aims to answer the question: what is the aesthetic structure of such stage environments and how can an environmental experience be created, if the direct interference in space is minimal. Gadamer’s aesthetic concept revolves around play, interpreting works of art as a structure, a meaningful whole that can be presented and comprehended repeatedly. However, he qualifies that the structure, itself, is also a play as, despite a theoretic unity, it only exists when it is played. In this case, the scenography becomes an environment with open meanings, where attributing meaning and function happens through the agreements made during the act of playing, which don’t necessarily also imply physical changes to the environment. The environment is an agreed-upon space

  7. Tapentadol in the management of chronic low back pain: a novel approach to a complex condition?

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    Full Text Available Joseph Pergolizzi1, Eli Alon2, Ralf Baron3, Cesare Bonezzi4, Jan Dobrogowski5, Rafael Gálvez6, Troels Jensen7, Hans-Georg Kress8, Marco AE Marcus9, Bart Morlion10, Serge Perrot11, Rolf-Detlef Treede121Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; 2Universitätsspital Zurich, Switzerland; 3Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany; 4Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Pavia, Italy; 5Zaklad Badania i Leczenia Bólu, Kraków, Poland; 6Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain; 7Aarhus University, Denmark; 8Medical University of Vienna, Austria; 9Maastricht University Medical Center and University of Muenster, Maastricht, The Netherlands; 10University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium; 11Hôpital Dieu, Paris, France; 12Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, GermanyAbstract: Chronic pain affects approximately 1 in 5 people in Europe, and around half of sufferers receive inadequate pain management. The most common location is the lower back. Pharmacological treatment of this condition is challenging because of the range of causative mechanisms and the difficulty of balancing analgesic efficacy and tolerability. An international panel of clinical pain specialists met in September, 2009, to discuss the treatment of chronic low back pain, and to review preclinical and clinical data relating to the new analgesic, tapentadol. A lack of consensus exists on the best treatment for low back pain. The range of regularly prescribed pharmacological agents extends from nonopioids (paracetamol, NSAIDs, and COX-2 inhibitors to opioids, antidepressants and anticonvulsants. Pain relief may be compromised, however, by an undetected neuropathic component or intolerable side effects. Treatment is potentially life-long and effective analgesics are urgently needed, with demonstrable long-term safety. Combining separate agents with different mechanisms of action could overcome the limitations of present

  8. [Man and his fellow-creatures under ethical aspects].

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    Teutsch, Gotthard M

    2005-01-01

    's excessive meat consumption as a "cruel necessity". Klaus Peter Joern also enters into Schweitzer's fundamental argumentation in his "A good bye to the disparagement of our fellow creatures". Quotation: "It just cannot go on that Christianity lets the validity of the commandment of love end at the behaviour towards humans, simply because that is the tradition. We rather have to, in this instance, deny the authority of the Bible it's due respect, as this has deemed Schweitzer already inevitable." The killing of animals, irrespective of the motives, remains a critical issue in the understanding (or the lack thereof) with regard to the dignity of all creation. Manuela Linnemann, Charles Patterson, Evelyn Ofensberger and the German Veterinary Association for the Protection of Animals have dealt with this issue extensively. As always, more space is taken up by publications dealing with legal questions and developments. In particular, the conference report of the Protestant Academy at Bad Boll should be mentioned "Animal protection on good constitution". Contributions to this report, edited by the academy, include Hans Georg Kluge's "The governmental aim 'animal protection' and it's implementation in jurisdiction" and Johannes Caspar's "effects of the governmental goal 'animal protection' in the protected area of unconditional fundamental rights". Regarding animal experiments, the last two position papers commissioned by the Foundation for animal-free research (FFVFF), dealing with perspectives of 3R research, have been published within the period of time covered by this report. Alternatives in basic research (with once again rising numbers of experimental animals) and in biomedical education are the themes dealt with by Franz P. Gruber and his co-authors Thomas Hartung and David Dewhurst.

  9. Kant y el Romanticismo

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    Juan Sebastián Ballén Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio se enmarca dentro de una larga investigación titulada Las vías de acceso al concepto de intuición estética de la Crítica del Juicio. Bajo la dirección de la doctora Carmenza neira, esta indagación tiene por prioridad rastrear las diferentes maneras de abordar la semántica de la intuición en el marco analítico de la tercera crítica kantiana. En diálogo con los intérpretes Ernst Cassirer, Hans-Georg Gadamer y Guille Deleuze, la aproximación sigue de cerca los estudios analíticos sobre el gusto, la belleza, la deducción trascendental del juicio de gusto con la teoría del genio y el juicioteleológico. Ahora bien, lo que viene a continuación se propone, en principio, dotar de suelo concreto a las principales nociones y movimientos lógicos que obedecen a la indagación trascendental del juicio estético. son abordados aquí de manera resumida las categorías estéticas de belleza natural, símbolo, sentido común, genio y juicio teleológico. Estas mismas nociones son estudiadas dentro del equívoco contexto pictórico y poético del romanticismo. Con esta presentación se explora el alcance que generó en medio del estruendo y la agitación romántica, gran parte de las investigaciones kantianas sobre el juicio estético. A partir del despliegue de las diferentes estéticas vividas en el romanticismo, es como se prolonga relexivamente la estética kantiana. Queda igualmente como ejercicio deliberativo, la puesta en práctica del razonamiento estético, que no es del tipo universalista (como el juicio lógico ni tampoco del tipo particularista (como el juicio empírico. Combina ambos momentos en lo que se conoce en teoría estética kantiana, como razonamiento relexivo-teleológico, que bajo el movimiento de subsunción subjetivo-general se propone comprender lo universal en la situación particular. El juicio estético que aquí opera es el misterioso universal concreto que propone Kant en la Crítica del

  10. 16th international conference on the physics of highly charged ions

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    Fritzsche, Stephan; Stöhlker, Thomas; Surzhykov, Andrey

    2013-09-01

    , experimental developments and applications. All papers were refereed by senior delegates to the conference, and we like to thank all of them for their work and rapid response. The next conference in this series will be held in Bariloche, Argentina, at the beginning of September 2014 for which we wish the organizers great success. Looking forward seeing you again in 2014. Acknowledgments Much of the success of the conference was due to the continuous support of the Advisory Board, the Local Organization Committee and the financial support by various academic and industrial sponsors. In particular, we wish to acknowledge the generous support by the Wilhelm-and-Else Heraeus Foundation, The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and the Heidelberg Center for Quantum Dynamics. We thank all of them, and especially Stefanie Lüttges and Natali Jurina and her team from UniTT Conference Management. The assistance of Hans-Georg Siebig is very much appreciated. Finally, many thanks also to the post-graduate students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Heidelberg, who helped with customizing the conference site and running the audio-visual equipment.

  11. Photovoltaic solar energy. Proceedings; Photovoltaische Solarenergie. Tagungsband

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    and limits (Mike Meinhardt); (17) Washing with the sun - Direct consumption of locally generated PV current by means of directed load shift in private households (Georg Bopp); (18) Efficiency by synergy. Export initiative renewable energies (Berthold Breid); (19) Modular PV power supply in the Empire of the Midth (Michael Wollny); (20) Breakthrough to a new era of PV hybrid systems with the help of standardised components communication? (Michael Mueller); (21) New PV stand-alone supply for frequency variable loads (Wolfgang Hernschier); (22) Characterization of solar batteries in long-term investigations according IEC 61427 (Wolfgang Wiesner); (23) Professional PV plant configuration - the status quo of the PV prpgrams (Mike Zehner); (24) Simulating renewable power projects with greenius{sup Free} (Volker Quaschning); (25) Analysis of the effect of shade and equivalent circuit of PV modules with the simulation software ''Solar Pro'' (Yusuke Mataki); (26) From data sheet values to the system gain - on realistic modelling of small PV generators (Hans Georg Beyer); (27) Form follows function - follows form function? - Ineractions between building functions and photovoltaic (Wolfgang Willkomm); (28) Market chances and technology perspectives for the Swiss facade construction by means of building integrated PV systems (Reto Miloni); (29) Passiv solar office building BIOHAUS Paderborn - architectonic overview and a first energy balance (Willi Ernst, Ralf Zirkler); (30) Building integration and education in Austria (Gernot Becker); (31) Photovoltaic and light (Thomas Herzog); (32) 10 years of test experience with the certification of design of photovoltaic modules (Andreas Cox); (32) Large size solar cells and the IEC 61215 - New challenges for the module junction (Eckehard Hofmueller); (33) Limits of power output optimisation of PV arrays by pre-sorting of PV modules (Werner Herrmann); (34) Coloured and patterned CIS modules (Dieter Geyer); (35) Energy