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  1. Pour un situationnisme critique

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    Dag Østerberg

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Jean-Paul Sartre's philosophy, in L'être et le néant and in Critique de la raison dialectique, still maintains its validity as a reflection on our located liberty. However, we must criticize - in both senses of limiting it and correct it - on two points: 1 Sartre’s interpretation of matter and natural sciences seems like the interpretation given by logical positivists (Wienerkreis et al.; 2 social relations, analyzed by Sartre in a deep and convincing way, neglect or ignore more fundamental and anonymous social relations, which are necessary to account. The contributions of the neo-Kantian Marburg school, particularly those of Ernest Cassirer, can rectify the Sartrean philosophy, turning it into a critical situationism.

  2. Surveiller et classer : deux chantiers pour une recherche urbaine critique

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    Fabrice Bardet

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Après avoir navigué entre deux continents, Bernard Jouve s’était donné pour ambition de développer, au sein du monde académique français, une pensée critique sur la ville inspirée de la recherche urbaine nord-américaine et de diffuser ces réflexions au sein du monde social. Ce goût pour les analyses critiques sur le « fait urbain » a constitué, sous son impulsion, un élément fédérateur pour l’équipe de recherche lyonnaise qu’il a dirigée au cours des dernières années. A travers des exemples tirés de nos travaux sur les classements de ville et la surveillance, on montre qu’il en demeure aujourd’hui encore un important fil conducteur.Bernard Jouve lived a rich experience between two different academic worlds. That is the principle reason why he aimed to develop a critical thought on urban changes and cities in the midst of French academic world. Further, he wanted to spread these analysis inspired by North-American urban research among actors playing a role in urban policies. For the research team that he managed in Lyon for these last years, this interest became, and remains, a unifier element.

  3. Sept programmes normatifs pour une sociologie critique des inégalités

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    Jean-Louis Genard

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Toute sociologie critique présuppose la référence à un horizon normatif fondant la défense des positions critiques. Cet horizon normatif demeure parfois, voire souvent, implicite, vraisemblablement parce que son explicitation paraîtrait transgresser l’impératif de neutralisation axiologique qui marque fortement l’épistémologie des sciences sociales, ou, à tout le moins, parce qu’il fait glisser le travail du sociologue sur les terrains de la théorie politique ou du militantisme. Cette contribution cherche au contraire à rendre explicites ces horizons normatifs dans le cas, central pour la sociologie critique, des inégalités sociales. Sept paradigmes normatifs sont ainsi dégagés, articulés et mis en relation avec les enjeux actuels relatifs aux théories de la justice. Leur différenciation se construit principalement à partir de discussions sur les référentiels anthropologiques qui servent d’appui critique (l’idéal anthropologique d’une société juste est-elle l’autonomie ou la vulnérabilité ? Qu’est-ce que l’autonomie ?, etc., sur les conceptions de la justice (l’égalité doit-elle être pensée comme égalité de traitement, de ressources, d’opportunités…? Doit-elle être réfléchie comme redistribution ou comme reconnaissance ?, sur les manières d’envisager la collectivisation de la responsabilité (jusqu’où devons-nous assumer le droit à la différence ? Faut-il y inclure les générations futures ?, ainsi que sur les manières de définir ce qu’est une vie bonne (faut-il mettre en question les liens entre autonomie et émancipation ? La visée de l’égalité ne doit-elle pas d’abord mettre en question nos conceptions héritées de la vie bonne qui sont de fait phagocytées par la consommation et le gaspillage ?.Seven Normative Programs for a Critical Sociology of InequalitiesAny critical sociology assumes a reference to a normative horizon based on the defense of

  4. A review and critique of the Sexual Experiences Questionnaire (SEQ).

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    Gutek, Barbara A; Murphy, Ryan O; Douma, Bambi

    2004-08-01

    This paper reviews and critiques the Sexual Experiences Questionnaire (SEQ), "... a self-report inventory representing the first attempt to assess the prevalence of sexual harassment in a manner that met traditional psychometric standards" (Fitzgerald, Gelfand, & Drasgow, 1995, p. 427). Widely used by its developers and others as a measure of sexual harassment, the SEQ is not a finished product, has a number of problems, and has weak psychometric properties. Because of inconsistencies (e.g., in time frame, number of items, wording of items), the SEQ lacks the advantages of standardized measures, such as the ability to assess changes over time. It defines sexual harassment very broadly, having the effect of distorting findings about sexual harassment. Most importantly, it is not clear what or whose definition of sexual harassment the SEQ assesses.

  5. An Incremental Model for Developing Educational Critiquing Systems: Experiences with the Java Critiquer

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    Qiu, Lin; Riesbeck, Christopher

    2008-01-01

    Individualized feedback is an important factor in fostering learning. However, it is often not seen in schools because providing it places considerable additional workload on teachers. One way to solve this problem is to employ critiquing systems. These systems, however, require significant development effort before they can be put into use. In…

  6. Regard critique sur On Est Ensemble: 852 mots pour comprendre le ...

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    Résumé: L'ouvrage intitulé On Est Ensemble: 852 mots pour comprendre le français du Gabon (L. Ditougou, 2009) constitue une contribution importante dans l'histoire du français parlé au Gabon. Cette œuvre présente cependant quelques insuffisances sur le plan métalexicographique. Celles-ci portent sur les pré-textes, ...

  7. Affective methodologies and experimenting with affirmative critiques of educational leadership

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    Staunæs, Dorthe

    This paper will focus upon the identification of suitable and experimental methodologies for interrogating ‘the affective turn’ in European educational leadership. As an answer to the global GERM and the plea for improving learning outcomes, educational leadership in countries like Denmark seems ...... to take up an affective agenda and target the constitutive and affective ‘moment before’ (Massumi 2002) learning takes place. As a consequence, issues like how to enhance the “desire for learning” and how to improve the “motivational atmosphere” seem to emerge. Within this setting psy......-phenomenon, such as motivation and motivational technologies, are no longer staged only as didactical issues but become crucial matters of concern for leadership. The first part of the paper concerns this re-arranged ontology of school and educational leadership. It is my guess, that this ‘turning to affects’ and way...... concerns suitable methodologies for researching and experiments with affirmative critique of these new forms of educational leadership. In order not to just to ‘quote’, celebrate or reject this affective agenda, I ask how post-human, intra-active and performative approaches developed in Nordic feminist...

  8. Liliane Louvel. Le Tiers pictural, pour une critique intermédiale

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    Richard PHELAN

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Liliane Louvel, professeur émerite à l'Université de Poitiers, poursuit dans le domaine des études anglophones un travail d'une envergure encyclopédique sur les rapports entre littérature et peinture, rapports infinis selon Foucault qui disait le langage et la peinture « irréductibles l'un à l'autre ». Mais texte et image sont-ils pour autant incommensurables ? C'est à cette question de la commune mesure que s'est consacrée Liliane Louvel afin d'offrir au lecteur-chercheur une vision dialecti...

  9. Couches minces supraconductrices à haute température critique pour l'électronique

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    Guilloux-Viry, M.; Perrin, A.

    1998-08-01

    High critical temperature superconductors (HTCS) are very promising for applications in microelectronics due to the control of high quality epitaxial thin films, in spite of a number of specific constraints. Active and passive devices are already available in various laboratories, prooving that applications are actually expected soon. We report here on the interest of HTCS thin films, on preparation processes including materials and substrates choice, and also on characterization methods which are required in order to chek the quality of the samples. Finally some illustrative examples of applications are presented. Les supraconducteurs à haute température critique ouvrent des perspectives prometteuses dans le domaine de l'électronique en raison de la maîtrise de la croissance de films minces de haute qualité cristalline et physique, malgré des difficultés spécifiques. Des dispositifs, aussi bien actifs que passifs, commencent à être réalisés dans divers laboratoires, montrant que des applications peuvent être effectivement envisagées à relativement court terme.

  10. Acetic acid vapor: 2. A statistical mechanical critique of vapor density experiments.

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    Togeas, James B

    2005-06-23

    A statistical mechanical model is used to critique vapor density experiments on acetic acid. The model suggests that the differences in the standard enthalpy of dissociation of acetic acid dimer reported in the literature lie mainly in the interpretation of the data and not in the data itself. If a uniform and plausible interpretative framework is adopted, the discrepancies largely disappear.

  11. Danish Soldiers Narrate Civil-Military Interaction: Experience, Critique and "Identifying Best Practices"

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    Brønd, Thomas Vladimir

    have issued reports evaluating these military engagements (e.g. the Chilcot Report 42 in Britain), Western militaries have also evaluated their own performances – sometimes cast in vocabularies of public administration as ‘best practices’, ‘lessons learned’, etc. The question arises, however, what...... missions. Based on ongoing ethnographic fieldwork and extensive interviews as part of a larger research initiative ‘Perception and Legitimacy in CivilMilitary Interaction’, the paper excavates and discusses two selected cases on the basis of soldiers’ own experience and memory of what constitutes...... theory? By triangulating with other sources (field reports, media sources and others), the paper demonstrates how the discussion of these cases serves theoretically as a window into the tensions of critique in the military as part of a world where critique has – in the words of Bruno Latour (2004) – ‘run...

  12. Danish Soldiers Narrate Civil-Military Interaction: Experience, Critique and "Identifying Best Practices"

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    Brønd, Thomas Vladimir

    In the aftermath of military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan, Western militaries have been grabbling not only with these – for many – ‘failed missions’, but also with how to deal with a contemporary moment of hybrid wars and ‘chronic crisis’ (Vigh 2008). While numerous political commissions...... have issued reports evaluating these military engagements (e.g. the Chilcot Report 42 in Britain), Western militaries have also evaluated their own performances – sometimes cast in vocabularies of public administration as ‘best practices’, ‘lessons learned’, etc. The question arises, however, what...... characterizes a ‘best practice’, who defines it and how? Against the backdrop of management reports and the critique of political commissions, this paper hones in on the lived experience of Danish soldiers engaged in CIMIC (Civil-Military Cooperation) on the tactical and higher tactical levels in these past...

  13. Designing leadership chairs: Experiments with affirmative critique of leadership and environmentality

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    Malou Juelskjær

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Through a methodology of having students ‘design’ leadership chairs, we investigate how contemporary leadership and governing operate by orchestrating affects and strategically shaping the physical environment in order to transform and shape intensities, desires, atmospheres, and social relations. By presenting a pedagogical framing as ‘a posthuman sensorium’, with its design of leadership chairs and art of conversation, we invite engagement with dilemmas and problems of contemporary organizing processes as a careful affirmative critique.

  14. Art, Music and Religious Experience in Libation Pouring of Akan Religion

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    Desmond Ayim-Aboagye

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available The Akans of Ghana are traditionally accustomed to celebrating different rituals which are enshrined in their cultural life. Libation pouring, which accompanies the celebration of great rituals, amidst the subsidence of the sound of music and dance, can display a special art in religion. The primary objective of this paper is to examine libation as a ritual experience, and in so doing to draw attention to its art forms and relevance as regards the psychological significance for the Akan society which practises it. What beliefs connect the pouring of libation in Akan society? What are the occasions for practising this ritual? Are there some distinctions in the artistic prayer of libation? These questions lead directly to the proposition which states that libation is able to generate some forms of religious experience. It is then argued that libation ritual has psychological consequences beneficial to the group and the individual who privately engages in it.

  15. A critique to Akdemir and Oguz : Methodological and statistical issues to consider when conducting educational experiments

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    Albers, Casper J.; Boevé, Anja J.; Meijer, Rob R.

    Abstract In the paper “Computer-based testing: An alternative for the assessment of Turkish undergraduate students”, Akdemir and Oguz (2008) discuss an experiment to compare student performance in paper-and-pencil tests with computer-based tests, and conclude that students taking computer-based

  16. The IGEX experiment reexamined: a response to the critique of Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, Dietz, and Krivosheina

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    Aalseth, Craig E.; Avignone, Frank T.; Brodzinski, Ronald L.; Cebrian, S; Garcia, E; Gonzales, D.; Hensley, Walter K.; Irastorza, I. G.; Kirpichnikov, I. V.; Klimenko, A A.; Miley, Harry S.; Morales, A; Morales, J; De Solorzano, A. O.; Osetrov, S. B.; Pogosov, V. S.; Puimedon, J; Reeves, James H.; Sarsa, M. ..; Smolnikov, A. A.; Starostin, A S.; Tamanyan, A. G.; Vasenko, A. A.; Vasiliev, S. I.; Villar, Jose A.

    2004-10-01

    The International Germanium Experiment (IGEX) operated with 3 detectors of approximately 700 gm fiducial mass and 3 detectors of approximately 2 kg fiducial mass each. They were fabricated from germanium isotopically enriched to 86% in 76Ge. The total fiducial mass was 8.4 kg. They were mounted in ultra-low radioactive background cryostats electroformed from purified CuSO4 solution.

  17. What Is Critique?

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    Raffnsøe, Sverre

    2015-01-01

    Since the Enlightenment critique has played an overarching role in how western society understands itself and its basic institutions. However, opinions differ widely concerning the understanding and evaluation of critique. To understand such differences and clarify a viable understanding of critique, the article turns to Kant’s critical philosophy, inaugurating the “age of criticism”. While generalizing and making critique unavoidable, Kant coins an unambiguously positive understanding of cri...

  18. Conditioning of primates for experiments; Conditionnement des primates pour l'experimentation

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    Legeay, G.; Geneste, M.; Brawers, G. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Fontenay-aux-Roses (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1965-07-01

    The preparation of the monkey for experiments is one branch of zootechny applied to laboratory animals. The construction of a monkey-house at the Saclay Nuclear Research Centre has made it possible to study the hygiene rules necessary for obtaining subjects with relatively stable biological parameters. This hygiene includes: - prophylactic treatment, because the animals received lived originally in the wild state, - a balanced diet according to modern dietetic standards, - a habitat hygiene which recreates the original living conditions of the species. The possibility of reproduction has been used as a criterion of the efficiency of the methods applied. (authors) [French] La mise en condition du singe en vue de son utilisation a des fins experimentales est une branche de la zootechnie appliquee aux animaux de laboratoire. La realisation d'une singerie au CEN/SACLAY a permis d'etudier les regles d'hygiene requise pour obtenir des sujets dont les parametres biologiques soient relativement stables. L'hygiene comporte: - des soins prophylactiques car les animaux livres proviennent de capture a l'etat sauvage, - une alimentation equilibree, selon les normes modernes de la dietetique, - une hygiene de l'habitat recreant les conditions du milieu originel de l'espece. La possibilite de la reproduction a ete utilisee comme critere de l'efficacite des methodes mises en oeuvre.

  19. Cyberdéfense des systèmes de contrôle-commande industriels : une approche par filtres basée sur la distance aux états critiques pour la sécurisation face aux cyberattaques

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    Sicard, Franck; Zamaï, Éric; Flaus, Jean-Marie

    2017-01-01

    International audience; Les systèmes de contrôle-commande industriels (Industrial Control Systems, ICS en anglais) sont de plus en plus présents dans notre vie quotidienne et intégrés à nos infrastructures critiques. A l'origine, les ICS ont été conçus pour assurer la productivité et garantir la sûreté des systèmes contrôlés. Toutefois, l'Histoire récente nous a démontré qu'ils étaient vulnérables à des attaques par vecteur numérique et que les architectures matérielles offraient des surfaces...

  20. A Recommended Methodology for Quantifying NDE/NDI Based on Aircraft Engine Experience (Le Projet de Methodologie Pour l’Evaluation du Controle Non- Destructif Fonde sur l’Experience Acquise sur les moteurs d’Avions)

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    1993-04-01

    A Recommended Methodology for Quantifying NDE/NDI Based on Aircraft Engine Experience--Translation(Le Projet de Methodologie Pour l’Evaluation du Controle Non-Destructif Fonde sur l’Experience Acquise sur les moteurs d’Avions)

  1. Atmosphere: Power, Critique, Politics

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    Albertsen, Niels

    2016-01-01

    This paper hans three interrelated parts. First, atmosphere is approached through the concept of power. Atmospheres 'grip' us directly or mediate power indirectly by manipulating moods and evoking emotions. How does atmosphere relate to different conceptions of power? Second, atmospheric powers may...... be critiqued. Which conception of critique can be involved? Third, critiquing atmospheric powers can generate political conflict. How does atmospheric disputes relate to conceptions of politics and the political?...

  2. Pour une critique de l'économie de la connaissance comme vecteur du développement : Interaction entre les institutions, la connaissance et les IDE dans le développement

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    Clévenot, Mickaël; Douyère, David

    2008-01-01

    Projet de recherche pluridisciplinaire économie du développement et sciences de la communication; L'économie de la connaissance est aujourd'hui envisagée comme voie de sortie du sous-développement pour les pays qui ne sont pas encore entrés dans un processus d'émergence. Il apparaît toutefois que de nombreuses conditions doivent être réunies pour atteindre cet objectif. Elles sont relatives notamment au degré de développement institutionnel, à la qualité de l'environnement technique et éducat...

  3. Critique, generativity, and imagination

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    Skovsmose, Ole

    2011-01-01

    demands of providing foundations for knowledge and proper directions of political actions. Critique can be associated with generativity and imagination which includes creative and, at times, surrealistic elements. Such features of critique are relevant for the further development for critical enterprises...

  4. Remarks concerning the determination of burn-out in research reactors; Remarques sur la determination des echauffements critiques dans les reacteurs de recherche

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    Fabrega, S.; Lafay, J.; Vernier, P. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Grenoble (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1969-07-01

    The operation of reactors cooled by water at low pressure is quite safe as long as the margin existing between nominal conditions and certain conditions leading to burn-out is known. The phenomena which can cause such an effect are defined here. A distinction is made between primary burnout, which is completely localized, and secondary burn-up. This latter can be the result either of a flow reduction, or of the onset of a hydrodynamic oscillation, or again of the attainment of sonic flow conditions. Once the planner is aware of the varied nature of these phenomena, it is shown which are the precautions to be taken during the construction and operation of an out-of-pile test-loop so that such phenomena may subsequently be detected. In the first experiment on a loop with a 600 x 53 x 2 mm rectangular channel, there resulted either primary (critical) burn-out (down-stream pressurization), or secondary critical burn-out (up-stream pressurization) resulting from instability. Another experiment has shown that in the case of the reactor PEGASE, critical burn-out was due to flow reduction in nominal and steady-state operational conditions. (authors) [French] Le fonctionnement des reacteurs refroidis a l'eau a basse pression est sur si la marge entre les conditions nominales et certaines conditions pour lesquelles apparaissent des echauffements critiques (burn out) est connue. On definit les phenomenes qui peuvent entrainer de tels echauffements. On distingue l'echauffement critique primaire, purement local, de l'echauffement critique secondaire. Celui-ci peut etre la consequence, soit d'une redistribution de debit, soit de l'apparition d'une oscillation hydrodynamique, soit de l'atteinte des conditions de vitesse sonique. Le projeteur etant averti de la nature variee de ces phenomenes, on montre quelles sont les precautions a prendre pour construire et exploiter une boucle d'essais hors pile, afin de pouvoir creer et ensuite

  5. The National Environmental Respiratory Center (NERC) experiment in multi-pollutant air quality health research: I. Background, experimental strategy and critique.

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    Mauderly, Joe L

    2014-09-01

    The National Environmental Respiratory Center Program was initiated as an experiment to explore strategies for identifying the components of complex air pollution mixtures that cause health effects associated statistically with air pollution. A strategy involving multivariate analysis of a composition-concentration-response database was adopted. A novel database was created by exposing rodents daily for up to six months to one of four combustion-related mixtures and measuring respiratory, cardiovascular and general toxicological responses after one week or six months of exposure. The mixtures included multiple concentrations of diesel and gasoline engine exhaust, hardwood smoke and simulated downwind coal combustion emissions. After reporting the biological effects of each mixture and comparing effects among them, 47 significant effects were selected for multiple additive regression tree analysis to identify putative causal components. Although the four mixtures provided a database marginally sufficient for the analysis, the results suggested the putative causes of 19 significant effects with acceptable confidence. This article describes and critiques the Program and its strategy. The integrated results are presented in two accompanying papers, and mixture-specific results were presented in preceding papers, which are cited. The experiment demonstrated the potential utility of the general approach and identified certain cause-effect relationships for confirmatory studies. A follow-up study provided support for causation by the components implicated for one of those relationships. The advantages and disadvantages of the Program's management and funding strategies are discussed.

  6. What is Critique?

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    Raffnsøe, Sverre

    of critique, the article turns to Kant’s critical philosophy, inaugurating the “age of criticism”. While generalizing and making critique unavoidable, Kant coins an unambiguously positive understanding of critique as an affirmative, immanent activity. Not only does this positive conception prevail...... rationality, formulates ethical ideals that regulate social interaction, and further articulates normative guidelines underway in the on-going experimentations of a post-natural history of human nature. In contradistinction to esoteric Platonic theory, philosophy at the threshold of modernity becomes closely...

  7. What is Critique?

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    Raffnsøe, Sverre

    2017-01-01

    of critique, the article turns to Kant’s critical philosophy, inaugurat-ing the “age of criticism”. While generalizing and making critique unavoidable, Kant coins an unambiguously positive understanding of critique as an affirmative, immanent activity. Not only does this positive conception prevail...... rationality, formulates ethical ideals that regulate social interaction, and further articu-lates normative guidelines underway in the ongoingexperimentations of a post-natural history of human nature.In contradistinction to esoteric Platonic theory, philosophy at the threshold of modernity becomes closely...

  8. Critiquing a research article

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    Marshall, Gill

    2005-01-01

    This article explores certain concepts relating to critiquing research papers. These include considering the peer review process for publication, demonstrating the need for critiquing, providing a way to carefully evaluate research papers and exploring the role of impact factors. Whilst all these features are considered in this article, the focus is on presenting a systematic and comprehensive way of critiquing research papers. The information provided should be of use to the many radiographers, associated health professionals and undergraduate and postgraduate students embarking on research projects

  9. Tour d'horizon du potentiel de développement de l'aquaponie en France : présentation et regard critique sur cette voie de développement alternative pour les productions piscicoles et horticoles

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    Foucard, P.; Tocqueville, Aurélien; Gaumé, M.; Labbé, L.; Baroiller, Jean-François; Lejolivet, C.; Lepage, S.; Darfeuille, B.

    2015-01-01

    L'aquaponie repose sur l'intégration de process de production aquacole et hydroponique permettant le recyclage et la valorisation des nutriments émis par l'élevage aquacole par des cultures végétales. Cette démarche innovante attire à la fois les filières aquacoles, car la co-production permet de réutiliser l'eau en permanence pour l'élevage ; mais également les filières horticoles en réduisant l'emploi d'intrants chimiques dans la conduite de production végétale. Le projet APIVA® (Aquaponie ...

  10. Middle school children's game playing preferences: Case studies of children's experiences playing and critiquing science-related educational games

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    Joseph, Dolly Rebecca Doran

    The playing of computer games is one of the most popular non-school activities of children, particularly boys, and is often the entry point to greater facility with and use of other computer applications. Children are learning skills as they play, but what they learn often does not generalize beyond application to that and other similar games. Nevertheless, games have the potential to develop in students the knowledge and skills described by national and state educational standards. This study focuses upon middle-school aged children, and how they react to and respond to computer games designed for entertainment and educational purposes, within the context of science learning. Through qualitative, case study methodology, the game play, evaluation, and modification experiences of four diverse middle-school-aged students in summer camps are analyzed. The inquiry focused on determining the attributes of computer games that appeal to middle school students, the aspects of science that appeal to middle school children, and ultimately, how science games might be designed to appeal to middle school children. Qualitative data analysis led to the development of a method for describing players' activity modes during game play, rather than the conventional methods that describe game characteristics. These activity modes are used to describe the game design preferences of the participants. Recommendations are also made in the areas of functional, aesthetic, and character design and for the design of educational games. Middle school students may find the topical areas of forensics, medicine, and the environment to be of most interest; designing games in and across these topic areas has the potential for encouraging voluntary science-related play. Finally, when including children in game evaluation and game design activities, results suggest the value of providing multiple types of activities in order to encourage the full participation of all children.

  11. Karl Marx: Critique as Emancipatory Practice

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    Celikates, R.; de Boer, K.; Sonderegger, R.

    2012-01-01

    Critique of philosophy, critique of religion, critique of politics, critique of political economy - there is almost no sphere of modern society of which Karl Marx’s theory does not offer a critique. This makes it all the more necessary to investigate whether these different critiques possess any

  12. 189 Traduction Pharmaceutique: Aperçu Critique D'un Cas ...

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    entreprennent cette tâche, vue la nécessité de cette recherche qui s'ambitionne à critiquer une de ces traductions en vue ... Définition de la traduction. Lederer écrit de la traduction en ces termes : Pour l'homme .... sens émanant du texte qui lui sert d'outil de travail. Pour un traducteur littéraire la tâche est presqu'achevée ...

  13. Critiques of Contemporary Rhetoric.

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    Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs

    The purpose of this book is to define characteristics of rhetorical discourse, explain man's capacity to influence and be influenced, and describe the purposes and processes of rhetorical criticism. Representative speech texts, with critiques, are included on the following contemporary topics: withdrawal from Vietnam (Richard M. Nixon);…

  14. License to Critique

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    Christensen, Lars Thøger; Morsing, Mette; Thyssen, Ole

    2017-01-01

    on a research tradition that views communication as constitutive of organization to emphasize the significance of communicative mechanisms that stimulate organizational openness in the application of standards. With the notion of “license to critique,” we present a managerial philosophy designed to involve...... managers and employees, mobilize and develop their knowledge about sustainability and bring it forward for the benefit of both the organization and the environment....

  15. The Pragmatics of Critiquing

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    2006-02-01

    philosophie (logique et argumentation), de la linguistique, de la psychologie et de la sociologie , ce document propose une étude de la critique...linguistique, de la psychologie et de la sociologie . Elle présente une revue exhaustive de l’analyse de l’argument et de l’argumentation qui nous...argument structure are distinguished: • The functional approach of the classical theory of stasis and of the debate tradition (conflict of opinions

  16. Revue critique de trois outils de modélisation intégrée du territoire et de l’environnement pour la planification en amérique du nord.

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    Jean-Philippe Waaub

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Le processus de planification territoriale et environnementale a pour objectif de produire à la fois des idées tout autant que de l’information afin d'éclairer et de guider les praticiens en aménagement du territoire vers des décisions dont ils conservent, ultimement, la responsabilité. Il en résulte une complexité tant aux niveaux conceptuel que méthodologique qui impose l’usage d’outils et de méthodes nombreux et variés : méthodes d’enquêtes et de statistiques, systèmes d’information géographique, aide multicritère à la décision, modèles physiques et/ou conceptuels, méthodes de gestion participative etc. Trouver les modalités d’une articulation fonctionnelle entre ces outils et leurs objets nécessite une réflexion sur (1 l’objet d’étude lui-même, (2 le potentiel d’intégration des interactions et des contingences environnement/société par l’outil de modélisation, et (3 le potentiel de synthèse de l’information géographique, en termes d’enjeux soutenant l’aide à la décision. Notre contribution vise à présenter trois outils de modélisation utilisés en planification territoriale et environnementale au cours de ces 25 dernières années en Amérique du Nord. Ces trois outils sont (1 la modélisation cartographique, d’inspiration naturaliste et axée sur l’objectivation du milieu physique, (2 la modélisation visuelle ou géovisualisation, davantage dirigée vers le paysage, et (3 la modélisation spatiale proprement dite qui regroupe les automates cellulaires et les approches multiagents, destinés à la modélisation des interactions fines entre les individus, et entre les individus et leur territoire. Ces trois approches constituent un corpus d’outils dont l’intérêt d’utilisation réside dans le traitement qu’ils permettent d’un aspect en particulier de l’espace géographique : le milieu naturel, le paysage, le territoire, lesquels composent le g

  17. Using Experience-based Co-design with older patients, their families and staff to improve palliative care experiences in the Emergency Department: A reflective critique on the process and outcomes.

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    Blackwell, Rebecca Wright Née; Lowton, Karen; Robert, Glenn; Grudzen, Corita; Grocott, Patricia

    2017-03-01

    Increasing use of emergency departments among older patients with palliative needs has led to the development of several service-level interventions intended to improve care quality. There is little evidence of patient and family involvement in developmental processes, and little is known about the experiences of - and preferences for - palliative care delivery in this setting. Participatory action research seeking to enable collaborative working between patients and staff should enhance the impact of local quality improvement work but has not been widely implemented in such a complex setting. To critique the feasibility of this methodology as a quality improvement intervention in complex healthcare settings, laying a foundation for future work. an Emergency Department in a large teaching hospital in the United Kingdom. Experience-based Co-design incorporating: 150h of nonparticipant observation; semi-structured interviews with 15 staff members about their experiences of palliative care delivery; 5 focus groups with 64 staff members to explore challenges in delivering palliative care; 10 filmed semi-structured interviews with palliative care patients or their family members; a co-design event involving staff, patients and family members. the study successfully identified quality improvement priorities leading to changes in Emergency Department-palliative care processes. Further outputs were the creation of a patient-family-staff experience training DVD to encourage reflective discussion and the identification and application of generic design principles for improving palliative care in the Emergency Department. There were benefits and challenges associated with using Experience-based Co-design in this setting. Benefits included the flexibility of the approach, the high levels of engagement and responsiveness of patients, families and staff, and the impact of using filmed narrative interviews to enhance the 'voice' of seldom heard patients and families. Challenges

  18. Las pedagogías críticas: un lenguaje de la posibilidad para la universidad y sus maestros (Critical Pedagogies: a Language of Possibility for the University and its Teachers(Les pédagogies critiques: un langage de la possibilité pour l′université et ses professeurs (As pedagogias críticas: uma linguagem da possibilidade para a universidade e seus mestres

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    Full Text Available ResumenEl ensayo destaca los aportes de las pedagogías críticas para repensar el papel de la universidad y sus maestros en la sociedad. Reivindica la autonomía, la crítica, la libertad aca- démica y la recuperación del maestro como intelectual trans- formativo, con capacidad para pensar la sociedad y construir un discurso que conjugue el lenguaje de la crítica con el de la posibilidad; maestros que se perciban a sí mismos con ca- pacidad y opciones para enfrentar constructivamente la complejidad del mundo social y potenciar desde su rol, con sus estudiantes la transformación del orden establecido.AbstractThis research article highlights the contributions of critical pedagogies to rethink the role of the university and its teachers in society. Claimed autonomy, critical, acade- mic freedom and intellectual recovery teacher as transformative, capable of thinking about society and create a discourse that combines the language of critique with the language of possibility; teachers who perceive themselves to capacity and decisions to address constructively the complexity of the social world and boost from his role, with his students the transformation of the established order.RésuméL'essai met en valeur les contributions des pédagogies critiques pour repenser le rôle de l'université et ses professeurs dans la société. Revendique l'autonomie, la cri- tique, la liberté académique et la récupération du professeur en tant qu’intellectuel transformateur, avec la capacité pour penser la société et construire un discours que conjugue le langage de la critique avec celui de la possibilité; professeurs que se perçoivent à eux-mêmes avec la capacité et les choix pour faire face d'une manière constructive la complexité du monde social et encourager depuis son rôle, et avec ses étudiants la transformation de l’ordre établit.ResumoO ensaio destaca as contribuições das pedagogias críticas para repensar o papel da

  19. Disability as infra-critique

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    Gad, Christopher; Dalsgaard, Steffen

    2017-01-01

    , normalized and mundane infrastructures and practices. We investigate disability as critique in this sense of affording a both analytic and practical ‘breakup’. To do so, we promote a ‘compositionist’ post-actor-network theory approach to disability and to polling and investigate what entry-point for critique...

  20. Voicing children's critique and utopias

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    Husted, Mia; Lind, Unni

    , designed to accommodate children's participation through graphic illustrations of young children's critique and utopias. The study is informed by a commitment to democratic participation and processes (Reason and Bradbury 2001, Gunnarsson et al. 2016). Ethical guidelines implied dialogues and discussions......, children's voice, critique and utopias, pedagogical work...

  1. Dance Critique as Signature Pedagogy

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    Kearns, Lauren

    2017-01-01

    The curriculum of preprofessional university degree programs in dance typically comprise four components: theory and history, dance technique, creative process, and performance. This article focuses on critique in the modern dance technique and choreography components of the dance curriculum. Bachelor of Fine Arts programs utilize critique as a…

  2. Critique in action. To fight, to play, to break

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    2011-01-01

    Le communisme n'est plus, les grands mouvements critiques des années 70 auraient fait long feux et il n'y aurait plus d'espace aujourd'hui que pour l'adaptation au monde tel qu'il est. Les désaffiliés doivent être réinsérés, les migrants assimilés, les jeunes adaptés, les moins jeunes reformés. L'enjeu pour tout un chacun serait aujourd'hui d'augmenter son employabilité, d'assurer sa flexibilité et sa mobilité afin de s'assurer sinon un avenir, en tout cas un statuquo dans une société trans...

  3. Designing Critique for Knowledge Integration

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    Sato, Mie Elissa

    Generating explanations is central to science and has the potential to have a powerful impact on students' conceptual understanding in science instruction. However, improving conceptual understanding by generating explanations is a fraught affair: students may struggle with the sense of false clarity that may arise from generating explanations, fail to detect gaps in their understanding, and dismiss salient information that contradict their beliefs. Critiquing explanations has the potential to counteract these pitfalls by exposing students to alternative ideas to contrast with their own. This dissertation seeks to clarify how to design critique in technology-enhanced science instruction to support students in revising their explanations about scientific phenomena, and in doing so, refining their conceptual understanding. Using the Knowledge Integration framework, I revised two technology-enhanced curriculum units, Plate Tectonics and Global Climate Change, in a design partnership between teachers, researchers, and technologists. I conducted a series of studies with sixth-grade students to investigate the conditions under which guided critique of explanations can support revision. The pilot critique study investigated the impact of the revised Plate Tectonics unit on students' understanding of convection, as well as of a preliminary design of critique where students generated and applied their own criteria for what makes a good explanation in science. The guidance study explored how incorporating a complex selection task that features meta-explanatory criteria into critique supports students in distinguishing among different criteria, as well as how students use peer or expert guidance on their initial explanation during revision. The critique study investigated how designing critique with a complex selection task that features plausible alternative ideas and giving guidance on students' critiques support students in distinguishing among a range of relevant ideas

  4. Some Varieties of Normative Social Critique

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    Carl-Göran Heidegren

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The article distinguishes between different forms of normative social critique: an external, an internal or immanent, and a disclosing form of critique. Whereas the external and internal critique appeal to or rely upon a certain standard or yardstick of critique, the disclosing form of critique aims at opening up our eyes to new ways of seeing social reality, and in the light of which our way of life can be seen as deficient or pathological. Depending upon the circumstances each form of critique may be a legitimate means to bring about a change.

  5. Nietzsche's aesthetic critique of Darwin.

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    Pence, Charles H

    2011-01-01

    Despite his position as one of the first philosophers to write in the "post-Darwinian" world, the critique of Darwin by Friedrich Nietzsche is often ignored for a host of unsatisfactory reasons. I argue that Nietzsche's critique of Darwin is important to the study of both Nietzsche's and Darwin's impact on philosophy. Further, I show that the central claims of Nietzsche's critique have been broadly misunderstood. I then present a new reading of Nietzsche's core criticism of Darwin. An important part of Nietzsche's response can best be understood as an aesthetic critique of Darwin, reacting to what he saw as Darwin having drained life of an essential component of objective aesthetic value. For Nietzsche, Darwin's theory is false because it is too intellectual, because it searches for rules, regulations, and uniformity in a realm where none of these are to be found - and, moreover, where they should not be found. Such a reading goes furthest toward making Nietzsche's criticism substantive and relevant. Finally, I attempt to relate this novel explanation of Nietzsche's critique to topics in contemporary philosophy of biology, particularly work on the evolutionary explanation of culture.

  6. Marketing Models and the Lucas Critique

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    H.J. van Heerde (Harald); M.G. Dekimpe (Marnik); W.P. Putsis Jr

    2004-01-01

    textabstractThe Lucas critique has been largely ignored in the marketing literature. We present a number of conditions under which the critique is most likely to (also) apply in marketing settings. Next, we provide some perspectives on how to diagnose and accommodate the Lucas critique, and

  7. The Subject of Critique: Ricoeur in Dialogue with Feminist Philosophers

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    Annemie Halsema

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to show the relevance of Ricœur’s notion of the self for postmodern feminist theory, but also to critically assess it. By bringing Ricœur’s “self” into dialogue with Braidotti’s, Irigaray’s and Butler’s conceptions of the subject, it shows that it is close to the feminist self in that it is articulated into language, is embodied and not fully conscious of itself. In the course of the argument, the major point of divergence also comes to light, namely, that the former considers discourse to be a laboratory for thought experiments, while the latter consider discourse to be normative, restrictive and exclusive. In the second part, the possibility of critique and change are further developed. Ricœur does not rule out critique, rather interpretation includes distanciation and critique. Finally, his notion of productive imagination explains how new identifications become possible. 

  8. Critiquing War in the Classroom: Professor Positionality, Vulnerability, and Possibility

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    Taber, Nancy

    2014-01-01

    This article describes an analytic autoethnographical research study focusing on my experiences developing, delivering, and evaluating course content critiquing war from a feminist anti-militarist perspective as a pre-tenured faculty member. Themes include: professional vulnerability, student resistance, pedagogical possibility, and scholarly…

  9. Le modele de Hubbard bidimensionnel a faible couplage: Thermodynamique et phenomenes critiques

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    Roy, Sebastien

    Une etude systematique du modele de Hubbard en deux dimensions a faible couplage a l'aide de la theorie Auto-Coherente a Deux Particules (ACDP) dans le diagramme temperature-dopage-interaction-sauts permet de mettre en evidence l'influence des fluctuations magnetiques sur les proprietes thermodynamiques du systeme electronique sur reseau. Le regime classique renormalise a temperature finie pres du dopage nul est marque par la grandeur de la longueur de correlation de spin comparee a la longueur thermique de de Broglie et est caracterisee par un accroissement drastique de la longueur de correlation de spin. Cette croissance exponentielle a dopage nul marque la presence d'un pic de chaleur specifique en fonction de la temperature a basse temperature. Une temperature de crossover est alors associee a la temperature a laquelle la longueur de correlation de spin est egale a la longueur thermique de de Broglie. C'est a cette temperature caracteristique, ou est observee l'ouverture du pseudogap dans le poids spectral, que se situe le maximum du pic de chaleur specifique. La presence de ce pic a des consequences sur l'evolution du potentiel chimique avec le dopage lorsque l'uniformite thermodynamique est respectee. Les contraintes imposees par les lois de la thermodynamique font en sorte que l'evolution du potentiel chimique avec le dopage est non triviale. On demontre entre autres que le potentiel chimique est proportionnel a la double occupation qui est reliee au moment local. Par ailleurs, une derivation de la fonction de mise a l'echelle de la susceptibilite de spin a frequence nulle au voisinage d'un point critique marque sans equivoque la presence d'un point critique quantique en dopage pour une valeur donnee de l'interaction. Ce point critique, associe a une transition de phase magnetique en fonction du dopage a temperature nulle, induit un comportement non trivial sur les proprietes physiques du systeme a temperature finie. L'approche quantitative ACDP permet de

  10. Public Policy and Foucaultian Critique

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    Karlsen, Mads Peter; Villadsen, Kaspar

    2012-01-01

    This article suggests that certain intertwinements can be discerned between contemporary public policies and post-structural thinking, emblematically represented by Foucault and scholars drawing upon his work. The article demonstrates that the post-structural perspective on power, while recognising...... its strengths and efficacy, confines observers to a particular form of analytical critique, which sets specific limits for what can be observed and debated. The position of Nikolas Rose is discussed with a specific attention to his diagnosis of the adoption of ‘community’ as a governmental category...... conditions of critical practice which implies analytical critique and resistance through creative self-formation. The article suggests some dislocations of the generalized Foucaultian position on public policy that seem increasingly necessary in the present situation....

  11. Flight Experiments for Hypersonic Vehicle Development (Experimentations envol pour le developpement d'un vehicule hypersonique) (CD-ROM)

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    2007-01-01

    ...: 1 CD-ROM; 4 3/4 in.; 124 MB. ABSTRACT: This RTO-AVT/VKI Lecture Series brought together specialists from Europe, USA, and Russia to discuss flight experiments that pertain to the development of hypersonic vehicles...

  12. Statistics and social critique

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    Alain Desrosières

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the history of the uses of statistics as a tool for socialcritique. Whereas nowadays they are very often conceived as being in the hands of the powerful, there are many historical cases when they were, on the contrary, used to oppose the authority. The author first illustrates the theory of Ted Porter according to which quantification might be a “tool of weakness”. He then addresses the fact that statistics were used in the context of labour and on living conditions, thus being a resource for the lower class of society (and presenting the theory of statistics of Pelloutier, an anarchist activist. Finally comes the question of the conditions of success of these counterpropositions, discussed on the examples of the new random experiments in public policies, and of the measure of the 1% of the richest persons

  13. The silencing of Kierkegaard in Habermas' critique of genetic enhancement.

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    Christiansen, Karin

    2009-06-01

    The main purpose of this paper is to draw attention to an important part of Habermas' critique of genetic enhancement, which has been largely ignored in the discussion; namely his use of Kierkegaard's reflections on the existential conditions for becoming one-self from Either/or and the Sickness unto Death. It will be argued that, although Habermas presents some valuable and highly significant perspectives on the effect of genetic enhancement on the individual's self-understanding and ability to experience him- or herself as a free and equal individual, he does not succeed in working out a consistent argument. The claim is that he fails to explain how the existential analysis is related to his reflections on the sociological and psychological impacts of genetic enhancement in the realm of communicative action. It is this lack of theoretical clarity, which seems to render Habermas vulnerable to some of the critique which has been raised against his theory from a number of different scientific disciplines and areas of research. Hence, the first part of the paper provides some examples of the nature and variety of this critique, the second part presents Habermas' own critique of genetic enhancement in the context of a dispute between so-called 'liberal' and 'conservative' arguments, and finally, the third part discusses the limits and possibilities of his position in a future debate about genetic enhancement.

  14. Critique of historical reason

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    David B. Richardson

    2009-03-01

    all-important and that they lose their symbolic power if attached to a static meaning. As in Jung's theory, a symbol has the ability to be active in the mind as a transformer of consciousness, free to associate with new experiences and thinking. This theory gives special attention to Dilthey's problem: that of the rational quality of historical facts. World pictures, which give deep meanings to many historical facts, are made up of symbols and metaphors, including ideas, images, values, and emotions. These world styles are almost entirely unconscious. It is true that historians can have deliberate, conscious definitions of such worldviews as those of the Greek and Chinese civilizations. Since the actual Weltbilt is much more complex and largely unconscious, only something more than a logical definition will suffice to understand it. This paper indicates the way in which a rational understanding of world pictures can be attained.

  15. Beyond Construction: Five arguments for the role and value of critique in learning science

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    Henderson, J. Bryan; MacPherson, Anna; Osborne, Jonathan; Wild, Andrew

    2015-07-01

    This paper argues that science education has overemphasized the importance of construction at the expense of critique. In doing so, it draws on two key premises-Ford's argument that the construction of knowledge requires a dialectic between construction and critique and Mercier and Sperber's theory of argumentative reasoning that critique is essential for epistemic vigilance. Five separate cases are presented which argue that the absence of critique within school science limits the opportunities for students to engage in scientific reasoning making the learning of science less effective. These five arguments incorporate research literature surrounding the nature of science, epistemology, literacy, pedagogy, and motivation. Furthermore, we draw on data collected from cognitive think-aloud interviews to show that students can, with the appropriate prompts, engage in the important epistemic activity of critique. We conclude by examining the implications for the teaching and learning of science. In essence, we argue that the undervaluing of critique within the curriculum and pedagogy of school science results in a failure to develop the analytical faculties which are the valued hall mark of the practicing scientist; a misrepresentation of the nature of science; and, more importantly, a less effective learning experience. Critique, therefore, needs to play a central role in the teaching and learning of science.

  16. A critique of functional localisers.

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    Friston, K J; Rotshtein, P; Geng, J J; Sterzer, P; Henson, R N

    2006-05-01

    In this critique, we review the usefulness of functional localising scans in functional MRI studies. We consider their conceptual motivations and the implications for experimental design and inference. Functional localisers can often be viewed as acquiring data from cells that have been removed from an implicit factorial design. This perspective reveals their potentially restrictive nature. We deconstruct two examples from the recent literature to highlight the key issues. We conclude that localiser scans can be unnecessary and, in some instances, lead to a biased and inappropriately constrained characterisation of functional anatomy.

  17. Female visibility through Korean literature: Feminist theological critique

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    Eun Ok Jeong

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available This article introduces Korean women’s experience as seen through the lense of social and cultural backgrounds, from the premodern through to the postmodern era. Korean literature is used as a source to investigate Korean women’s experiences and perspectives. By means of feminist critique this article explores men-centered influences in Korean literature. It aims to illustrate the importance of the issue of female visibility through Korean literature from a Korean woman’s perspective. Two texts are analyzed and critiqued: the first is the myth of Korean origin. The second is a story of Gasi Gogi (a thorny fish. The article is intended to stimulate debate on gender, voices, and authority from a feminist perspective, in order to transcend the more traditional interpretations.

  18. The nature of critique and educational discourse

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    Erna Kinsey

    critique, it is by means of a transcendental form of argumentation. Transcendental critique in educational discourse is characterised,. Bloomberg (1999:1-14) notes, for example, in the philosophical work done by Dooyeweerd's structural-empirical methodology and enun- ciated in his “philosophy of the cosmonomic ideal”.

  19. Two Forms of Philosophical Argument or Critique

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    Marshall, James D.

    2004-01-01

    In this paper the author looks at two forms of philosophical argument or critique. These are derived by himself from the work of the late Kantian scholar, Stephan Korner who, in his book "What is Philosophy?" (1969), draws a number of distinctions between different forms of "philosophical" argument or critique. The two forms of derived argument,…

  20. Critiques of the risk concept

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    Nexøe, Jørgen; Halvorsen, Peder Andreas; Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø

    2007-01-01

    The increasing use of the risk concept in healthcare has caused concern among medical doctors, especially general practitioners (GPs). Critics have claimed that risk identification and intervention create unfounded anxiety, that the concept of risk is not useful at the individual patient level, t...... useful for GPs, and in fact a key issue. It is concluded that risk critique should be based on sound theory and empirical data. Critics may do well in making clear distinctions between facts and value judgements......The increasing use of the risk concept in healthcare has caused concern among medical doctors, especially general practitioners (GPs). Critics have claimed that risk identification and intervention create unfounded anxiety, that the concept of risk is not useful at the individual patient level......, that patients' risk concept is different from an epidemiological one, that resources are better spent elsewhere, or that commercial interests take advantage of risk information to promote sales. In this paper the authors discuss the concept of risk and address the critique. There is evidence that commercial...

  1. Constructing global justice: a critique

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    Michael Goodhart

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available This essay criticizes a prominent strand of theorizing about global justice, Rawlsian global constructivism. It argues that the constructivist method employed by cosmopolitan and social liberal theorists cannot grapple with the complexities of interdependence, deep pluralism, and socio-cultural diversity that arise in the global context. These flaws impugn the persuasiveness and plausibility of the substantive conclusions reached by Rawlsian global constructivists and highlight serious epistemological problems in their approach. This critique also sheds light on some broader problems with ideal theory in the global context, showing how it leads to distortions in our thinking about justice and again raising doubts about the epistemological and normative conclusions of global constructivist approaches.

  2. Data acquisition and analysis for the Edelweiss dark matter search experiment; Acquisition et analyse des donnees pour l'experience de recherche de matiere noire EDELWEISS

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    Fiorucci, S

    2005-09-01

    The EDELWEISS experiment aims to detect WIMPs, hypothetical and elusive particles which could possibly amount for all or part of the dark matter in the universe. For that purpose, it uses cryogenic germanium detectors able to record both the rise in temperature and the ionisation created by a WIMP interaction in the semi-conductor crystal bulk. This thesis work focuses on the last data taking campaign of phase I of the experiment. It is centered around three main points. In a first part, we present the elaboration of a new numerical acquisition system, based on a heat channel trigger, contrary to the previous system which was based on an ionisation channel trigger. In a second part, we expose the complete analysis of the data acquired with this new system, from the calibration of each measurement channel to the extraction of a result in terms of sensitivity to a WIMP signal. Lastly, we dedicate a whole chapter to a further analysis of the high energy data, as well as to the interpretation of the different radioactive backgrounds we observe, in order to prepare the next phase of the experiment due to begin at the end of 2005. (author)

  3. The Closing of Critique, Pluralism and Reflexivity

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    Alvesson, Mats; Kärreman, Dan

    2013-01-01

    assumptions and be unwelcome to critical explorations. The article points to the risk of assumption-challenging work being marginalized through the anticipation of critique leading to hostile reactions and specialized, politically motivated reviewers blocking the publication of far-reaching critique....... addresses wider concerns regarding the politics of research and publishing and the conditions of critique at the present time. The pressure and eagerness to get published lead to strong subspecialization and an inclination to build research approaches within which authors are inclined to reproduce shared...

  4. Nemo-3 experiment assets and limitations. Perspective for the double {beta} physics; Experience Nemo 3 avantage et limitations. Prospective pour la physique double {beta}

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    Augier, C

    2005-06-15

    After an introduction to this report in Chapter 1, I present a status of our knowledge in neutrino physics in Chapter 2. Then, I detail in Chapter 3 all the choices made for the design and realisation of the NEMO 3 detector for the research of double beta decay process. Performance of the detector is presented, concerning both the capacity of the detector to identify the backgrounds and the ability to study all the {beta}{beta} process. I also explain the methods chosen by the NEMO collaboration to reduce the radon activity inside the detector and to make this background negligible today. This chapter, which is written in English, is the 'Technical report of the NEMO 3 detector' and forms an independent report for the NEMO collaborators. I finish this report in Chapter 4 with a ten years prospect for experimental projects in physics, with both the SuperNEMO project and its experiment program, and also by comparing the most interesting experiments, CUORE and GERDA, showing as an example the effect of nuclear matrix elements on the neutrino effective mass measurement. (author)

  5. A guide to critiquing a research paper on clinical supervision: enhancing skills for practice.

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    Fothergill, A; Lipp, A

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to do two things: First, we want to show the reader how to critique a published research paper. The second aim is to take the reader through the various stages of critiquing using a guide. In the paper, we explain at each stage the research terms that can deter the novice critic from reading and understanding the findings in research. From this we hope the reader will have developed an ability to do their own critiquing, so that they are better informed about the quality of research that influences nursing practice. In this paper we have taken a previously published paper on the effectiveness of clinical supervision and undertaken a systematic critique of the merits of this quantitative research using a recognized critiquing framework compiled by Coughlan et al. (2007). Our purpose was twofold: First, we wanted to demonstrate the various stages of critiquing a paper in order that the reader might make an informed judgment of the quality and relevance of the research. The reader/critic is then able to decide whether to use this research in their own practice. Second, we wanted to assist the reader to develop their own critical, analytical skills through methodically appraising the merits of published research. Nursing as an evidence-based profession requires nurses at both pre- and post-registration level to be able to understand, synthesize and critique research, this being a fundamental part of many nursing curricula. These have become core skills to acquire because implementing up-to-date evidence is the cornerstone of contemporary nursing practice. We have provided in this paper a template for critiquing, which is based on our combined experiences as academics specifically in teaching at the bachelor, master's and doctoral levels. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  6. « Very much in the dark about light » : Franklin, lumières et critiques

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    James Delbourgo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Cet essai considère une critique des expériences électriques de Benjamin Franklin, publiée anonymement à Londres en 1777. L'auteur s'interroge pour savoir s'il est légitime de regarder ces expériences comme « natural philosophy » dans la tradition d’Isaac Newton. Cette critique des lumières frankliniennes est considérée en connection avec les conflits de la Révolution américaine, les angoisses sociales sur la dextérité mécanique, et la hiérarchie géographique des savoirs. Les débats sur le caractère de la vraie philosophie naturelle qui touchaient les expériences de Franklin portaient également sur la constitution sociale, politique et géographique de l’autorité.This essay discusses a critical account of Benjamin Franklin’s experiments with electricity published anonymously in London in 1777. The fundamental question raised was whether Franklin’s famous experiments constituted legitimate natural philosophy in the tradition of Isaac Newton. This dim view of Franklinist enlightenment is linked to the conflicts of the American Revolution, social anxieties about mechanical ingenuity, and geographical hierarchies of knowledge-making. It is argued that debates over the legitimacy of the proper character of natural philosophy that addressed Franklinist science were also debates over the social, political and geographical constitution of authority.

  7. ARC Code TI: Pour

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Pour is a general-purpose information service framework designed to accommodate a wide variety of information types with support for high volume, low frequency...

  8. CRITIQUE DE LA MECANIQUE : HERZ

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    Paty, Michel

    1997-01-01

    Elève de Hermann von Helmholtz, Heinrich Rudol Hertz (1857-1894) est surtout connu pour ses recherches fondamentales sur l'électromagnétisme, et en particulier par sa mise en évidence expérimentale des ondes électromagnétiques, par laquelle il apporta une éclatante confirmation de la théorie de Maxwell (révélant en même temps l'existence des ondes radio). Il contribua également à éclaircir cette théorie en proposant une réorganisation de ses concepts et de son formalisme, ce qui précisait la ...

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    À l'approche de 2015, la communauté internationale évalue de façon critique la mise en oeuvre des objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), qui avaient été établis en 2000. Date de début : 3 mai 2013. End Date: 30 septembre 2014. Sujet: CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, SOCIAL ...

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    À l'approche de 2015, la communauté internationale évalue de façon critique la mise en oeuvre des objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), qui avaient été établis en 2000. Date de début : 3 mai 2013. End Date: 30 septembre 2014. Sujet: CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, SOCIAL ...

  11. Agir pour l’égalité filles-garçons au collège Working for gender equality in the school: between individual experience and institutional demand, an uncertain encounter

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    Nicole Guenneuguès

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Le présent article rend compte d’une recherche conduite pour éclairer les obstacles à la prise en compte de la problématique du genre au sein de l’école, alors qu’elle fait explicitement partie de ses missions. Pour ce faire, j’ai choisi de m’intéresser à la minorité de professeur-e-s préoccupé-e-s par les questions « filles garçons » dans leurs pratiques professionnelles en collège. En appui sur la théorie de l’expérience sociale développée par F. Dubet (1994 et sa thèse d’un déclin du programme institutionnel (ibid. 2002, j’ai tenté de comprendre le sens de leur action. La dizaine d’entretiens compréhensifs réalisée ne constitue qu’une première ébauche mais il ressort de leur analyse que l’action de cette minorité doit peu aux incitations de l’institution scolaire. La place occupée par l’histoire personnelle de l’actrice et de l’acteur, tant pour légitimer son engagement que pour orienter son action, apparaît comme un puissant obstacle à l’émergence d’une dynamique collective.This article presents research conducted to clarify the obstacles to taking gender into account in the school – a theme which is actually one of its stated goals. To this aim, I chose to focus on the minority of teachers, women and men, engaged in "girls/boys" issues in their work in high school. Building on the theory of "social experience" developed by F. Dubet (1994 and his thesis of a "decline of the institutional program" (ibid, 2002, I attempted to understand the sense of their actions. The dozen comprehensive interviews conducted constitute only an initial step. But it emerges from analyzing them that the practices of this minority owe little to the promptings of the educational institution. Each individual’s personal history seems to be the principal cognitive resource to justify and guide that person’s actions. The weight of that personal history would appear to strongly block any group

  12. The Muse-4 experiment: measurement of the kinetic parameters of a subcritical system; L'experience MUSE-4: mesure des parametres cinetiques d'un systeme sous-critique

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    Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) which are based on an external neutron source coupled to a subcritical core, offer advantages for the incineration of radioactive waste. In order to understand the neutronic specificity of such a system, during the MUSE IV experimental program, the experimental reactor MASURCA (CEA Cadarache) has been coupled to the neutrons source GENEPI. This setup has enabled the development of an on-line measurement technique of the effective multiplication factor. This measurement benefits from the characteristics of the reactor response depending on the multiplication factor at the prompt fission and delayed fission time scales. The analysis of those experiments shows that the proposed method give results in agreement with the one deduced using classical reactivity measurement techniques which can not however be used in a power ADS. (author)

  13. Imaginative critique of the contemporary city

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    Full Text Available In this article we introduce the contributions of different authors to a critique of contemporary urban phenomena. We begin pinpointing both the relevance and the epistemic limits of the city in the frame of the social sciences. We then develop a series of arguments that stress the main limitations of the dominant trend in environmental psychology dedicated to the study of urban phenomena. Consequently, we advocate an interdisciplinary, critique, reflexive and comprehensive approach to the study of the city. Finally, we synthesise the texts composing the monograph. The aim is to provide some materials for an epistemological, theoretical and methodological critique of urban environmental psychology, on the one hand, and to promote the imagination as a powerful and thorough instrument of knowledge, on the other hand.

  14. The silencing of Kierkegaard in Habermas' critique of genetic enhancement

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    Christiansen, Karin

    2009-01-01

    to some of the critique, which has been raised against his theory from a number of different scientific disciplines and areas of research. Hence, the first part of the paper is providing some examples of the nature and variety of this critique, the second part presents Habermas own critique of genetic...

  15. Whose Confession? Which Tradition? (A Preliminary Critique of Penny Thompson, 2004)

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    Doble, Peter

    2005-01-01

    What does Penny Thompson really want? Reading her article in "BJRE" 26 (1) proved a baffling experience: it clearly wanted to say something, and to say it passionately, yet signally failed to do so. It fails largely because it lacks an argument; there seems also to be conceptual muddle at its heart. A fuller critique will need to attend…

  16. A Critique of Alternatives to Foundational Epistemology

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    2012-07-26

    Jul 26, 2012 ... psychology as alchemy to chemistry (Bradie, 1989). The second objective of naturalized epistemology is to show that the problem of epistemic foundation of justification is answered from within science where a naturalistic account is given. On this, Quine (1985) states that, ―we. A Critique of Alternatives to ...

  17. 'Grey in Grey': Crisis, Critique, Change

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This essay reflects on the global financial crisis of 2008 as a site from which to assess anumber of theorisations of critique and change, based within a broadly-defined Marxism.While the recent crisis has given traction to Marxism as a form of critique, the articulationof that critique to actual change, and especially to the prospective agents of change, hasbeen left hanging. Charting the work of Fredric Jameson, Hardt and Negri, and others, wefind an emphasis on the powers of production and life as a point of excess to fuel anticapitalist politics. However, these images of dynamism are now forced to confrontcapitalism in a state of inertia and deceleration, and in so doing, they reveal theirdependence on replicating or displacing the supposed ‘productive forces’ of capitalism totheir own projects. Models of ‘anti-production’, such as those derived from GeorgesBataille, also tend to converge on models of vital powers, although cast in forms ofconsumption and excess. Criticising this convergence on a mythical vitalism, this essaysuggests a deflationary critique of capitalism’s ‘productivism’, and explores the potentialfor an anti-vitalist analysis that might better grasp the ‘mythological displacement’ ofexperience that operates within the frame of capitalist social relations.

  18. ATTENDING: Critiquing a Physician's Management Plan.

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    1983-05-01

    The ATTENDING system is designed to critique a physician's preoperative plan for anesthetic management. In undertaking to critique a physician's plan, ATTENDING differs from other medical decision making systems, which in effect attempt to tell a physician what to do. ATTENDING's approach may prove more acceptable clinically, and may avoid certain social, medical, and medicolegal drawbacks. To cri-tique a physician's plan, ATTENDING must confront three basic problems. 1) It must be able to explore flexibly all possible approaches for a patient's management. The formalism of an ``augmented decision network'' allows this. 2) It must be able to assess the relative risks and benefits of alternative approaches intelligently. A heuristic approach to risk analysis is outlined, based on three basic principles which are de-scribed in detail. 3) It must produce a potentially complex analysis which critiques the plan in focused, readable prose. This is facilitated by PROSENET, an approach which allows clean separation between the organization of the content of an analysis and its expression in English prose.

  19. Feminist Critiques Against Traditional Approaches to Security

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    Petrus Kanisius Farneubun, P.

    Feminists claim that national security is a model of masculinity domination, which hardly disputed This essay addresses feminists critique on notion of conventional security and provides feminists own definition. It shows that feminists adopt comprehensive approach in relation to security. They tend

  20. Dystonia rating scales: critique and recommendations

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    Albanese, A.; Sorbo, F.D.; Comella, C.; Jinnah, H.A.; Mink, J.W.; Post, B.; Vidailhet, M.; Volkmann, J.; Warner, T.T.; Leentjens, A.F.; Martinez-Martin, P.; Stebbins, G.T.; Goetz, C.G.; Schrag, A.

    2013-01-01

    Many rating scales have been applied to the evaluation of dystonia, but only few have been assessed for clinimetric properties. The Movement Disorders Society commissioned this task force to critique existing dystonia rating scales and place them in the clinical and clinimetric context. A systematic

  1. The Rational-Emotive Approach: A Critique

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    Morris, G. Barry

    1976-01-01

    The critique of Rational-Emotive Therapy aims criticism at Ellis' concept of irrationality, analysis of human behavior and therapeutic techniques. Ellis suggests that his critic's claims lack the support of experimental evidence. He further suggests that an "existential" bias pervades which differs from his own brand of…

  2. Critiquing Botswana's National Ecotourism Strategy through a ...

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    Using a gender lens,1 this article textually critiques Botswana's national ecotourism strategy and finds that, while the document mentions matters of gender, this is done superficially and as such is in need of revision. This type of oversight is symptomatic of how broader ecotourism policies and academia on tourism tend to ...

  3. Under the Gaze of Double Critique

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    Sabih, Joshua

    2015-01-01

    Instead of the orientalist reformist paradigm as frame and episteme, Ḫaṭībī proposes a theory of double critique, critical liminality that targets, in a bi-directional movement, a Eurocentric or Orientalist discourse and an ethnocentric local discourse. Three critical concepts, constitutive of th...

  4. LEARNER PERCEPTIONS IN DESIGN CRITIQUES: IMPACT ON ...

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    prime component of art and design education. Critique was borne out of criticism. Criticism is a Greek verb, krinein, which means to make distinction or to separate (Attoe, 1978). Cri- tique provides the ideal environment to talk about art and design and receive feedbacks that are essential in the design process (Graham,.

  5. Increasing the critical mass: emphasising critique in studio teaching

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    Jacky Bowring

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available Critique is an indispensable part of the design process, providing a crucial feedback loop to reflect and improve on the quality of design. While critique is a well-established practice in some design disciplines, for landscape architecture a critical culture is yet to develop. As a relatively recent profession, which some have argued is more practice than theory-orientated, critique has not been a priority. However, for the advancement of design thinking, and to ensure quality in the built environment, the development of critique is a significant consideration for landscape architecture. The studio environment provides an ideal opportunity to develop critical skills which graduates can take with them into the professional environment. This paper outlines the present climate of critique within the discipline of landscape architecture, and then explores some of the issues and opportunities for enhancing students' critical capacity in relation to self-critique and the critique of built works.

  6. Margaret Cavendish's materialist critique of van Helmontian chymistry.

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    Clucas, Stephen

    2011-03-01

    A striking omission in the scholarship on the reception of the chymical philosophy of Jan Baptista van Helmont in England in the seventeenth century is the work of the mid-seventeenth-century natural philosopher Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle. In her Philosophical Letters (1664), Cavendish offers an extended critique of Van Helmont's work (whose Ortus Medicince had recently been translated into English by John Sadler). In this paper, I compare Cavendish's criticisms with those of Robert Boyle in his Sceptical Chymist (1661). Both Boyle and Cavendish attacked Van Helmont for the obscurity of his chymical vocabulary and concepts, and attacked his seminalism. Although their critiques had much in common, they diverged in their attitudes to Van Helmont's experiments. As an opponent of the experimental philosophy, Cavendish had little interest in the quality of Van Helmont's experimental claims, whereas Boyle was critical of their unreplicability. I also try to show that the two writers had very different polemical agendas, with Boyle defending his vision of chymistry based on a corpuscularian natural philosophy, and Cavendish being as much concerned with establishing her religious orthodoxy as with defending the truth claims of her own materialist vitalism. For Cavendish, Van Helmont was an example of the dangers of mingling theology and natural philosophy.

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  8. Les métropoles et la nouvelle critique urbaine

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La perspective critique élaborée par Henri Lefebvre demeure pertinente pour penser les rapports sociaux à l’espace, y inclus ceux qu’on observe dans les métropoles contemporaines en Amérique du Nord. En examinant la controverse autour de la forme urbaine telle que celle-ci a été remise à l’ordre du jour dans les années 1990 à la faveur du discours néorégionaliste, ce texte pose la question de l’avenir des métropoles et du modèle de ville dans lequel on souhaite vivre. La thèse défendue peut se résumer comme suit : afin de faire échec à la position libérale qui accorde la préséance aux facteurs économiques et aux forces du marché, les acteurs sociaux doivent porter le débat autour de la forme urbaine sur le terrain politique. À cette fin, l’urgence demeure de mobiliser la communauté politique.Henri Lefebvre’s critical approach remains appropriate for thinking about social relationships to space, including those we can now assess in North American metropolis. Through analyzing the controversy about the urban form as it has been highlighted again during the nineties and favored by the new regionalist discourse, this paper poses the question of the future of metropolis and the posterity of the urban model in which one wishes to live. Its thesis could be summarized like this : in order to make fail the liberal position which privileges to economical factors and market forces, social actors have to orientate the debate about the urban form towards the political field. In such a perspective, the emergency remains to mobilize the polity.

  9. A Critique of Generalizability in Interpretive Research

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    Mike Metcalfe

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper is about generalizability in interpretive systems research. The authors are concerned that, in its search for appropriate inquiry methods, the discipline of Information Systems (IS does not slip into the errors of other social disciplines and become a dismal science. Many systems thinkers have repeatedly argued that the purpose of IS research needs to be to produce what Argyris calls actionable knowledge and Ulrich, critique heuristics. That is, rules of thumb which managers can use to solve design problems, not too vague and not too detailed. This is a different concept from generalizability, which aligns with the scientific notion of seeking universal objective laws. The paper uses the argumentative inquiry in its reflexive capacity to critique knowledge claims on a chapter by Baskerville and Lee that discusses generalizability to bring out the differences between this cornerstone of universal truths and the more systems thinking concepts of actionable knowledge or critical heuristics.

  10. Politics and the Internet: A Phenomenological Critique

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available “Politics and the Internet” is a critique of the political potential of the internet from the perspective of Husserl’s discussion of intersubjectivity and objectivity in Cartesian Meditations and Origins of Geometry. Unlike other critiques of the internet from a phenomenological perspective, this paper does not consider the limitations of internet communication from the perspective of the body. Here, rather, the prime concern is with the constitution of objectivity and the ways in which the internet limits this constitution. The paper builds towards a consideration of the essential role of objectivity as a condition of possibility for politics and community. Implicit in the argument is a defence of print and broadcast media.

  11. Feminist Critiques against Traditional Approaches to Security

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    Farneubun, Petrus

    2018-01-01

    Feminists claim that national security is a model of masculinity domination,which hardly disputes. This essay addresses feminists critique on notion ofconventional security and provides feminists own definition. It shows thatfeminists adopt comprehensive approach in relation to security. They tend todefine security in a broad term to accomodate contemporary issues. They alsopropose neutral concept of security to demonstrate that security is notexclusively men’s business.

  12. Feminist Critiques Against Traditional Approaches to Security

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    Petrus Kanisius Farneubun, P.

    2015-01-01

    Feminists claim that national security is a model of masculinity domination, which hardly disputed This essay addresses feminists critique on notion of conventional security and provides feminists own definition. It shows that feminists adopt comprehensive approach in relation to security. They tend to define security in a broad term to accommodate contemporary issues. They also propose neutral concept of security to demonstrate that security is not exclusively men’s business.

  13. Les origines de la critique de science-fiction : de Kepler à Wells

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Des notes de 1634 de Johannes Kepler sur son Songe aux essais d’H. G. Wells au début du xxe siècle, il y a eu de nombreuses explorations critiques de la littérature que nous appelons à présent science-fiction. Les commentaires de ces premiers critiques (souvent oubliés importent principalement parce qu’ils exprimaient nombre des inquiétudes (sinon toutes qui deviendraient plus tard centrales à la critique de la SF du xxe siècle : l’impact de la science et de la technologie sur les valeurs humaines, la logistique du voyage spatial, les frontières fluctuantes entre le réel et l’imaginaire, la description de l’« altérité » radicale, et les futurs possibles de notre monde. Bien plus, elles soulevaient invariablement des questions essentielles concernant les traits définitoires du genre lui-même dans sa forme en constante évolution : ses thèmes de prédilection, ses visées sociales, son didactisme scientifique et moral, son degré de vraisemblance constitutif, et sa place dans le canon littéraire occidental. Enfin, à l’aube du nouveau millénaire, il semble pertinent de regarder notre passé lointain pour redécouvrir ce que ces premiers commentateurs avaient à dire des nombreux ouvrages de science-fiction de leur époque : ceci sert à approfondir notre connaissance de la continuité historique du débat actuel sur la SF et à nous faire prendre conscience de la façon dont les choses ont à la fois beaucoup et peu changé à travers les siècles.

  14. Informatique: tous pour un ... projet

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    2004-01-01

    "Pour des raisons de coût et d'efficacité, les chercheurs font de plus en plus travailler ensemble des ordinateurs éparpillés sur tous les continents. Pour faire avancer la science, tous les moyens et tous les réseaux sont bons" (1 page)

  15. Kairos Management : Nouveaux outils pour le Management des Opportunités

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    Wang, Qiuping A.; Le Méhauté, Alain; Chedru, Marie; Raynal, Serge; Paquin, J.P.

    2006-01-01

    L'objectif de la présente communication est d'abord de formuler une critique rapide des outils du Management par Objectif et par Projet. Une telle critique, formulée par des Auteurs qui s'en sont faits les chantres, ne porte pas sur les méthodologies qu'il fallait il y a trente ans développer comme elles l'ont été, en particulier au Québec. Elle porte plus précisément sur l'étape précédant la définition du projet. Celui-ci doit être choisi dans un portefeuille de projets disposant pour chacun...

  16. Identité narrative collective et critique sociale

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available For many authors, the transformations of capitalism have had the effect of causing suffering (stress, stigmatization, disaffiliation, etc.. whose social dimension is not recognized. For Emmanuel Renault, theoretical critique can analyze these new sufferings and become a "spokesman" giving voice to suffering beings. In this article, the author proposes to problematize this form of critical intervention, building on Paul Ricœur's reflections on the issue of the dispossession of the actors’ power to recount their actions themselves. If Renault’s intervention makes sense in relation to the ideologization of narrative identity, it remains unsatisfactory against “internal” resistances to the emplotment of the self. Ricœur’s analysis of the analytic experience teaches us that these resistances cannot be lifted through mere intellectual understanding and that the narrative restructuration of the personality must sometimes take the form of real work.

  17. Superconductors with low critical temperature for electro-magnets; Supraconducteurs a basse temperature critique pour electroaimants

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    Devred, A

    2002-07-01

    Among the superconductors with low critical temperature that are used to build magnets, NbTi has reached a development state that allows a massive production for big equipment of physics and an industrial production in the domain of medicine imaging. The material that might challenge the supremacy of NbTi is Nb{sub 3}Sn but some technical difficulties have yet to be overcome. This report begins with a review of the different industrial processes used to produce superconducting wires based on the NbTi and Nb{sub 3}Sn materials. The transition from the superconducting state to the resistive normal state is described for both materials, the magnetizing of multi-wire superconducting cables is also presented. The author details the different patterns of wires in cables and proposes a formulary that allows the determination, in some simple cases,of energy losses that are generated in a superconducting cable by a variable magnetic field. (A.C.)

  18. Tarzan, un noir: pour une critique de l'économie politique du nom \\"Afrique\\"

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    Marcelo R. S. Ribeiro

    2009-01-01

    Depuis 1912, innombrables textes – romans, radio shows, bandes dessinées, séries de télévision, films – ont produit et articulé représentations de l'Afrique dans histoires dont le protagoniste est Tarzan, créé par l'étasunien Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950). En prenant le nom « Afrique » comme référence, les textes qui orbitent et habitent le nom « Tarzan » appartiennent à une généalogie occidentale et à une histoire transculturelle. Après aborder l'économie de la marque « Tarzan » dans sa c...

  19. Amnisties pour la paix dans le delta du Niger - évaluation critique de ...

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    Extrants. Articles de revue. Upsurge of oil theft and illegal bunkering in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria : is there a way out? Téléchargez le PDF. Articles de revue. Revisiting the peace-building efforts in post conflict Niger Delta, Nigeria : a case study of the Amnesty Programme. Téléchargez le PDF ...

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    building. In the aftermath of war and conflict, state security forces and institutions are often severely weakened or decimated. View moreHybrid Security Arrangements in Africa: Exploring the Implications for State-building ...

  1. Low critical temperature superconductors for electromagnets; Supraconducteurs a basse temperature critique pour electroaimants

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    Devred, A

    2002-07-01

    After a brief history of the main discoveries in applied superconductivity (section 1), we discuss the structure and properties of NbTi and Nb3 Sn (section 2). Then, we explain why low critical-temperature superconductors are produced under the form of multifilamentary composites (section 3), and we review the manufacturing processes of NbTi and Nb3Sn wires (section 4). We follow by a description of the transition from the superconducting to the normal resistive state of multifilamentary composite wires (section 5) and we detail their magnetization properties section 6). Last, we present the most commonly used cable configurations (section 7) and we provide simple formulae illustrating on a few examples the computation of losses generated under time-varying magnetic fields (section 8). (author)

  2. Da experiência estético-teleológica da natureza à consciência ecológica: uma leitura da Crítica do Juízo de Kant From aesthetic experience and teleological appreciation of nature to the ecological consciousness: Reading Kant's Critique of Judgment

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    Leonel Ribeiro dos Santos

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste ensaio é propor uma interpretação daquilo que para muitos intérpretes constitui o enigma e a dificuldade maior da terceira Crítica de Kant: o fato de o filósofo remeter para a mesma faculdade do espírito (a faculdade de julgar - Urteilskraft e para o mesmo princípio transcendental de apreciação (a teleoformidade ou conformidade a fins - Zweckmässigkeit o fenômeno da arte humana e os fenômenos da natureza organizada - a estética e a teleologia. Na leitura que propomos, tentamos perceber a fecundidade dessa estranha associação ("associação barroca", no dizer de Schopenhauer precisamente para permitir pensar alguns dos problemas que coloca atualmente a racionalidade ecológica, não aquela que visa excluir o homem da natureza como seu inimigo, mas uma consciência ecológica que defenda uma natureza viva com homens sensíveis, com seres humanos tais que não pensam já a sua relação com a natureza como sendo uma relação de meros "senhores e possuidores" frente a um objeto inerte e destituído de valor e de significação por si mesmo, mas que são capazes de contemplar e apreciar a natureza como valiosa por si mesma, de reconhecê-la como um sistema de sistemas finalizados e de colaborar na sua preservação, que têm até perante ela genuínos sentimentos de admiração pela sua beleza, de respeito pela sua sublimidade e de gratidão pela sua exuberância e favores. Em suma, propomo-nos mostrar a nova atitude perante a natureza que se deixa pensar a partir da Crítica do Juízo, considerada esta obra na sua complexidade sistemática.The aim of this paper is to suggest how the kantian conception of aesthetic experience of nature can illuminate some demands posed by the actual ecological consciousness. Main topics of our exposition would be the reversible analogy Kant supposes between art and nature, the kantian concept of a "technic of nature", the recognised priority of aesthetic experience of natural beauty

  3. DECLIC: The Experiment Program and its Potentialities

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    Cambon, Gérard; Lauver, Richard; Marcout, Romain; Beysens, Daniel

    2002-01-01

    CNES and NASA have defined for the DECLIC instrument (Dispositif pour l'Etude de la Croissance et des Liquides Critiques) a basic experiment program which will be implemented during the first mission increments of DECLIC utilization aboard the International Space Station. This programm will take advantage of performances and ressources of the DECLIC Instrument during the first years of utilization, while new experiment insert will be developed in parallel with this utilization. The various type of experiments and possible performances to be reachable will be illustrated through selected experiments, already under development, which will be operated at the beginning of the exploitation phase like : -Fluids (CO2, SF6) near the critical point engineered in a dedicated thermostat (ALI)and designed -Directional Solidification of transparent materials (succinonitrile) engineered in a dedicated insert -High temperature, and high pressure Critical Fluids (H2O, NH3,...) engineered in a dedicated -Miscibles Fluids behaviour designed inside a specific insert (MIDAS). The operational conditions of these experiments will be described, taking advantage of telescience capabilities from ground. The DECLIC flexibility versus new potential future experiment will be indicated for various physical sciences areas such as chemical reaction, combustion, thermal diffusion, ice formation, high temperature directionnal solidification,...

  4. Interpreting Foucault: An Evaluation of a Foucauldian Critique of Education

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    Woermann, Minka

    2012-01-01

    The potential strengths and weaknesses of a Foucauldian critique of education are discussed and evaluated. The article focuses specifically on the value of Foucault's work for critiquing social and political ideologies prevalent in education, which is understood as a societal institution, and hence, as a modern regime of institutional power. In…

  5. Ethics as Critique: Foucault’s Contribution to Research Ethics

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    Christensen, Gerd

    The aim of my talk is to discuss how we can consider Michel Foucault’s concept of ethos and his endeavor for endless critique as an important contribution to research ethics in educational research. First, I intend to outline Foucault’s concept of ethos and its link to his concept of critique...

  6. Interpreting Foucault: an evaluation of a Foucauldian critique of ...

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    The potential strengths and weaknesses of a Foucauldian critique of education are discussed and evaluated. The article focuses specifically on the value of Foucault's work for critiquing social and political ideologies prevalent in education, which is understood as a societal institution, and hence, as a modern regime of ...

  7. Critique and Process: Signature Pedagogies in the Graphic Design Classroom

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    Motley, Phillip

    2017-01-01

    Like many disciplines in design and the visual fine arts, critique is a signature pedagogy in the graphic design classroom. It serves as both a formative and summative assessment while also giving students the opportunity to practice the habits of graphic design. Critiques help students become keen observers of relevant disciplinary criteria;…

  8. Kantian Critique as a possible Driver for Planned Change

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    Petersen, Martin Lund; Bordum, Anders

    In this article it is revealed that planned change approaches operate with multiple drivers for change, but often neglect critique as a relevant driver for change. This is in contradistinction to approaches within the social sciences, where critique is often seen as a relevant approach to creatin...

  9. Marx, Rationalism and the Critique of the Market | Fluxman | South ...

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    This paper discusses Marx's critique of the market in the light of Allan Megill's recent book, Karl Marx: the Burden of Reason. Megill offers two main arguments concerning Marx's critique. Firstly, Megill claims that, contrary to Marxian orthodoxy, Marx's well-known theory of alienation does not in fact amount to an ...

  10. Curricular Critique of an Environmental Education Policy: Implications for Practice

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    Karrow, Douglas D.; Fazio, Xavier

    2015-01-01

    This paper provides a curricular critique of an environmental education policy framework called "Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow" (Ontario Ministry of Education, 2009). Answers to the following two curricular questions: "What should be taught?" and "How it should be taught?" frame the critique. Scrutiny of the latter…

  11. Education Policy and Practice "under" New Labour: An Epistolary Critique

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    Richards, Colin

    2010-01-01

    Since the election of 1997 New Labour's education policy has been subject to variety of forms of critique--in this journal and others. One of the sources for such critique has been a barrage of letters unleashed for over a decade by Colin Richards in the "Times Educational Supplement". Here are reproduced a self-edited selection of his…

  12. On Alain Badiou’s ‘Critique of Religion’

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    Karlsen, Mads Peter

    2018-01-01

    ’ present in Badiou’s work is not straightforward and explicit critique. Another central aspect of Badiou’s critique of religion is related to his effort to separate the concept of truth from the category of meaning, which he understands as the emblem of religion. The paper sheds light on this matter...

  13. Soil-fluid interaction modeling in cross-well seismic experience; Modelisation du couplage sol-fluide pour la sismique entre puits

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    Baroni, A.

    1996-11-20

    Simulation of a cross-well experience is difficult, due to the generation of guided waves in the source containing well and in the receiver containing well. A hybrid sub-structural technique is proposed for the experience modelling, where the two holes are independently considered, using analytical and numerical approaches. The unknown quantity of the global problem, describing the global interaction between all the domains, is the stress vector applied on all the interfaces; this problem requires the solution of local problems describing local equilibrium in each domain. The boundary integral equation method in elastic domains, and a variational formulation in fluid domains, are used, assuming the existence of the zeroth guided mode, known as tube wave, at the fluid-solid interface

  14. The virtual dental home: a critique.

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    Friedman, Jay W; Nash, David A; Mathu-Muju, Kavita R

    2017-09-01

    The Virtual Dental Home is a concept of the Pacific Center for Special Care of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. It is designed to improve access to dental care for underserved populations, specifically children and institutionalized adults. This article describes the development and implementation of the Virtual Dental Home, subsequently critiquing the concept. The criteria for a dental home are not met by the program. It is the equivalent of a traditional public oral health prevention and screening program, with the additional dimension of allowing dental hygienists and assistants to place interim glass ionomer restorations in dental cavities. The critique questions the need to insert a "cloud" dentist into the process. The routine utilization of radiographs is also challenged. The VDH not only lacks the attributes of a dental home, it has not been shown to be as efficient and effective as traditional programs staffed by dental hygienists and dental therapists. The article concludes by describing how programs utilizing dental therapists could address the deficiencies of the Virtual Dental Home, effectively improving access to oral health care for underserved populations. © 2017 American Association of Public Health Dentistry.

  15. 'Theory of mind' II: Difficulties and critiques.

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    Plastow, Michael

    2012-08-01

    'Theory of mind' will be further examined firstly by looking at the experimental situation that was used to put forward this notion. A fundamental difficulty regarding the failure of 'theory of mind' to account for the misunderstandings of everyday life will be discussed. Other difficulties in the experimental conceptualisation of this notion will then be studied. Critiques that have previously been made of 'theory of mind' will also be examined. 'Theory of mind' proposes an ideal of limpid understanding of the other. It is argued here that this notion of mind-reading is belied by its failure in our everyday lives. The experimental results by which this notion was proposed are neither sensitive nor specific. It is argued that there is also a fundamental error in this conception and its experimental design due to assessing a second-person phenomenon by a third-person method. Critiques of 'theory of mind' emphasise the epistemological difficulties and the fact that it is a poor explanation for the interactions of non-autistic subjects.

  16. Beethoven recordings reviewed: A systematic method for mapping the content of music performance critique

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    Elena eAlessandri; Elena eAlessandri; Victoria J. Williamson; Victoria J. Williamson; Hubert eEiholzer; Aaron eWilliamon

    2015-01-01

    Critical reviews offer invaluable, rich data that can be utilized to investigate how musical experiences are conceptualized by experts. However, these data also present significant challenges in terms of organization, analysis, and interpretation. This study presents a new systematic method for examining written responses to music, tested on a substantial corpus of music critique. One hundred critical reviews of Beethoven’s piano sonata recordings, published in the Gramophone between August 1...

  17. MAIN PROBLEMS OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL CRITIQUE OF RELIGION

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    Jowita Guja

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper is a synthetic overview of main problems of the philosophical critique of religion. In the beginning I identify and characterize three general threads of the critique: the enlightenment, the alienational and the thread which focuses on the problem of theodicy. The greater part of my article is devoted to the alienational critique of religion n its two types: atheistic (Feuerbach, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, Sartre and theistic (Barth. The subjects of my analysis are the sources and foundations of the alienational critique of religion and the most important problems implied by it: the essence of religion, the ideal of the irreligious man, the prospect to remove religion. The analysis presents troubles and confusions connected to these subjects: they emerge in atheistic type of alienational critique of religion.

  18. Modeling and simulation of critical parameters of the first chamber of the dimuon arm spectrometer of the Alice experiment; Modelisation et simulation de parametres critiques de la premiere station du spectrometre dimuons d'ALICE

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    Guez, D

    2003-10-01

    The Alice experiment that is dedicated to the study of ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions, will take place in the future large hadron collider (LHC) at CERN. The dimuon arm spectrometer of the Alice experiment is devoted to the search of a new signature of the existence of the quark gluon plasma (QGP). The first chapter is dedicated to the physics notions linked to the study of QGP, a few signatures are proposed for the detection of QGP, particularly the signature concerning the production rate of quarkonium. The second chapter deals with particle detection involved in Alice experiment, the dimuon arm spectrometer is a detector dedicated to the track reconstruction of muons issued from the decay of heavy mesons from J/{psi} and {upsilon} families. The third and the fourth chapters present the studies made to integrate a reliable model of the dimuon arm in the global simulation code of Alice (Aliroot). The fifth chapter presents the software TB{sup 2} that has been developed within the framework of this thesis in order to check and control the output data when the detector is tested with a real particle beam. The sixth chapter presents the results of the tests that have been performed with a 7 GeV/c pion beam. These tests have shown that the electronic noise is coherent with the specifications of Alice experiment. A factor 1,8 between the highest and the weakest values of the gain has been measured in the chamber. The detection efficiency of the chamber has been estimated to 99% in the different cases studied. (A.C.)

  19. Critique of zero population growth theory.

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    Bhattacharya, D

    1993-04-01

    This is a critique of widely held theories concerning the relationship between population growth and economic development. "The central purpose of this paper is to critically analyse the zero population growth movement. The hypotheses of Neo-Malthusian theory or Zero Population Growth and the concept of Population Bomb will be briefly stated in Section 1. Section 2 will discuss the theory of demographic transition. Section 3 will critically examine the validity of the Neo-Malthusian theory of population growth. Our conclusions and recommendations will be stated in Section 4." The author's main contention is that overconsumption in developed countries is the major cause of the deterioration of the environment rather than overpopulation in the developing countries. excerpt

  20. An Immanent Critique of the Attention Economy

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    Claudio Celis Bueno

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The present article develops an immanent critique of the attention economy as a power apparatus. In particular, it contends that what Foucault (2009 defined as the passage from disciplinary societies to societies of security entails a transformation of the main function of human attention: whereas in disciplinary societies attention (or the gaze was aimed at imposing continuous surveillance on each individual, societies of security conceive the gaze of each subject as a source of data which allows constructing a new object of power, i.e., the population. To illustrate this, the present article focuses on the specific case of the attention economy and the notions of ‘dataveillance’ and ‘Big Data’.

  1. Self-defense: Deflecting Deflationary and Eliminativist Critiques of the Sense of Ownership

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    Shaun Gallagher

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available I defend a phenomenological account of the sense of ownership as part of a minimal sense of self from those critics who propose either a deflationary or eliminativist critique. Specifically, I block the deflationary critique by showing that in fact the phenomenological account is itself a deflationary account insofar as it takes the sense of ownership to be implicit or intrinsic to experience and bodily action. I address the eliminativist view by considering empirical evidence that supports the concept of pre-reflective self-awareness, which underpins the sense of ownership. Finally, I respond to claims that phenomenology does not offer a positive account of the sense of ownership by showing the role it plays in an enactivist (action-oriented view of embodied cognition.

  2. A Critique of Science Education as Sociopolitical Action from the Perspective of Liberal Education

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    Hadzigeorgiou, Yannis

    2015-04-01

    This paper outlines the rationale underpinning the conception of science education as sociopolitical action, and then presents a critique of such a conception from the perspective of liberal education. More specifically, the paper discusses the importance of the conception of science education as sociopolitical action (e.g., it can provide students with opportunities to link school and society, it can offer them opportunities for more meaningful experiences, and it can also empower them as citizens) and then raises questions about the content of school science, about the place and value of scientific inquiry, and about the opportunities students have for self-directed inquiry. The central idea behind the critique is that a conception of science education as sociopolitical action downplays the importance of knowledge for its own sake and totally neglects the personal/aesthetic dimension of science.

  3. Dystonia rating scales: critique and recommendations.

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    Albanese, Alberto; Sorbo, Francesca Del; Comella, Cynthia; Jinnah, H A; Mink, Jonathan W; Post, Bart; Vidailhet, Marie; Volkmann, Jens; Warner, Thomas T; Leentjens, Albert F G; Martinez-Martin, Pablo; Stebbins, Glenn T; Goetz, Christopher G; Schrag, Anette

    2013-06-15

    Many rating scales have been applied to the evaluation of dystonia, but only few have been assessed for clinimetric properties. The Movement Disorders Society commissioned this task force to critique existing dystonia rating scales and place them in the clinical and clinimetric context. A systematic literature review was conducted to identify rating scales that have either been validated or used in dystonia. Thirty-six potential scales were identified. Eight were excluded because they did not meet review criteria, leaving 28 scales that were critiqued and rated by the task force. Seven scales were found to meet criteria to be "recommended": the Blepharospasm Disability Index is recommended for rating blepharospasm; the Cervical Dystonia Impact Scale and the Toronto Western Spasmodic Torticollis Rating Scale for rating cervical dystonia; the Craniocervical Dystonia Questionnaire for blepharospasm and cervical dystonia; the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) and the Vocal Performance Questionnaire (VPQ) for laryngeal dystonia; and the Fahn-Marsden Dystonia Rating Scale for rating generalized dystonia. Two "recommended" scales (VHI and VPQ) are generic scales validated on few patients with laryngeal dystonia, whereas the others are disease-specific scales. Twelve scales met criteria for "suggested" and 7 scales met criteria for "listed." All the scales are individually reviewed in the online information. The task force recommends 5 specific dystonia scales and suggests to further validate 2 recommended generic voice-disorder scales in dystonia. Existing scales for oromandibular, arm, and task-specific dystonia should be refined and fully assessed. Scales should be developed for body regions for which no scales are available, such as lower limbs and trunk. © 2013 Movement Disorder Society.

  4. Two Agendas for Bioethics: Critique and Integration.

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    Garrett, Jeremy R

    2015-07-01

    Many bioethicists view the primary task of bioethics as 'value clarification'. In this article, I argue that the field must embrace two more ambitious agendas that go beyond mere clarification. The first agenda, critique, involves unmasking, interrogating, and challenging the presuppositions that underlie bioethical discourse. These largely unarticulated premises establish the boundaries within which problems can be conceptualized and solutions can be imagined. The function of critique, then, is not merely to clarify these premises but to challenge them and the boundaries they define. The second agenda, integration, involves honoring and unifying what is right in competing values. Integration is the morally ideal response to value conflict, offering the potential for transcending win/lose outcomes. The function of integration, then, is to envision actions or policies that not only resolve conflicts, but that do so by jointly realizing many genuine values in deep and compelling ways. My argument proceeds in stages. After critically examining the role and dominant status of value clarification in bioethical discourse, I describe the nature and value of the two agendas, identify concrete examples of where each has been and could be successful, and explain why a critical integrative bioethics--one that appreciates the joint necessity and symbiotic potential of the two agendas--is crucial to the future of the field. The ultimate goal of all of this is to offer a more compelling vision for how bioethics might conduct itself within the larger intellectual and social world it seeks to understand and serve. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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    Evictions and the Right to Housing : Experience from Canada, Chile, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, and South Korea. Le droit au logement est un droit fondamental de la personne réaffirmé en juin 1996 lorsque les gouvernements du monde entier se sont réunis à Istanbul, en Turquie pour Habitat II – la deuxième ...

  6. Out of Time: The Limits of Secular Critique

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    Holly Randell-Moon

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available A review of Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, Saba Mahmood, Is Critique Secular? Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech and Michael Warner, Jonathan Vanantwerpen, and Craig Calhoun (eds, Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age.

  7. The Crisis of Critique in Critical Management Studies

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    Lystbæk, Christian Tang

    Generally speaking, critical management studies are based upon a critique of customary conceptions of management for being reductionist and carrying implicit, unrecognized (problematic) assumptions. This conceptual paper argues, however, that this holds for critical management studies too: Critic...... ever be resolved? And if it cannot be resolved, how can it best be approached? The answers to these questions are central to critical management studies.......Generally speaking, critical management studies are based upon a critique of customary conceptions of management for being reductionist and carrying implicit, unrecognized (problematic) assumptions. This conceptual paper argues, however, that this holds for critical management studies too: Critical...... management studies are equally based upon reductionist, problematic assumptions regarding the conception of, not management, but critique. Thus, this paper identifies a crisis in critical management studies in terms of simplified accounts of critique. There has been and still is a rough dividing line between...

  8. Cultural Journalism and Cultural Critique in a Changing Media Landscape

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    Kristensen, Nete Nørgaard; From, Unni

    2015-01-01

    This special issue addresses a topic of journalism studies that has previously been somewhat neglected but which has gained increasing scholarly attention since the mid-2000s: the coverage and evaluation of art and culture, or what we term “cultural journalism and cultural critique.......” In this introduction, we highlight three issues that serve to frame the study of cultural journalism and cultural critique more generally and the eight articles of this special issue more specifically: (1) the constant challenge of demarcating cultural journalism and cultural critique, including the interrelations...... of “journalism” and “critique”; (2) the dialectic of globalisation’s cultural homogenisation, on the one hand, and the specificity of local/national cultures, on the other; and (3) the digital media landscape seen in terms of the need to rethink, perhaps even redefine cultural journalism and cultural critique...

  9. Out of time : the limits of secular critique

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    Randell-Moon, Holly

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A review of Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, Saba Mahmood, 'Is critique secular? Blasphemy, injury, and free speech' and Michael Warner, Jonathan Vanantwerpen, and Craig Calhoun (eds, 'Varieties of secularism in a secular age'.

  10. Dvorak. Concerto pour violoncelle / Francis Dresel

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    1992-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Dvorak. Concerto pour violoncelle; Schumann: Concerto pour violoncelle. Orchestre Symphonique d'Estonie, Orchestre Symphonique de la Radio TV d'URSS, Neeme Järvi" Vogue "Archives Sovietiques" 651033 1978

  11. Denier du reve de M. Yourcenar: lecture pirandellienne d’une critique politique des années trente

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    Maria Rosa Chiapparo

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Les essais yourcenariens publiés autour des années 1920-30 constituent un véritable laboratoire d’idées où l’auteur a puisé pour la création de ses œuvres. Le bref renvoi à Pirandello présent dans “Diagnostic de l’Europe” atteste notre hypothèse nous permettant de procéder à une relecture intéressante de Denier du rêve. Partant des propos de Pirandello sur le cinéma, nous avons pu saisir un autre aspect du roman, tout en éclaircissant la critique du fascisme que Yourcenar y élabore, à savoir : le rôle de la culture de l’image dans la mise en place d’un régime totalitaire comme le fut le fascisme italien.

  12. Scaffolding Online Collaborative Critiquing for Educational Video Production

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    Yiong Hwee Teo

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available In art, design and media education, learning from examples has been an established way to coach students. To derive greater benefits, teachers should get students to go beyond mere studying of examples. This paper focuses on engaging novice learners in collaborative critiquing of real examples of professional work and past student work in the context of producing an educational video project. While critiquing of such works is not new in art education, there is however scant literature on how to involve students in collaborative critiquing in an online environment involving video projects. A four-step critique model was therefore designed as procedural scaffolding and implemented in an online system, Knowledge Community. A group of Singapore pre-service teachers were engaged in online collaborative critiquing of videos before they embarked on their video projects to illustrate what constitutes good and bad video production. This research points to the value of online collaborative critiquing as a way to facilitate novice designers‟ progress towards expertise. In this environment learners are able to look at problems through multiple perspectives, generate their own solutions and build knowledge that uses the overlapping expertise of the online community.

  13. Écriture réflexive et réflexion critique dans l’exercice du compte rendu

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    Serge Bibauw

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Cet article vise à interroger les pratiques d’écriture réflexive encadrée (imposée et évaluée dans le cadre de la formation générale d’étudiants. Par l’analyse d’un dispositif de portfolio électronique pour lequel des étudiants de première année d’université doivent réaliser des comptes rendus d’activités extraacadémiques, nous cherchons à étudier quel a été leur mise en œuvre et leur perception des exercices appelant à la rédaction critique et à l’écriture réflexive. Les résultats des enquêtes tendent à faire apparaitre un certain nombre de limites de la portée de l’écriture réflexive, lorsqu’elle est normativement encadrée, imposée et évaluée. Le compte rendu réflexif montre néanmoins une valeur non négligeable pour l’exploitation approfondie et critique d’activités réalisées hors du cadre de formation.This paper addresses the issue of, supervised reflective writing in students’ general education. Through analyzing an electronic portfolio device where first year college students have to write reflective reports on extracurricular activities, we study how they carried out and perceived reflective and critical writing. Results tend to show some limits in reflective writing, when it is strictly supervised, compulsory and assessed. Nonetheless, the reflective report retains a significant value when fostering critical and in-depth use of student activities performed out of formal settings.

  14. A cultural critique of community psychiatry in India.

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    Jain, Sumeet; Jadhav, Sushrut

    2008-01-01

    This article is the first comprehensive cultural critique of India's official community mental health policy and program. Data are based on a literature review of published papers, conference proceedings, analyses of official policy and popular media, interviews with key Indian mental health professionals, and fieldwork in Kanpur district, Uttar Pradesh (2004-2006). The authors demonstrate how three influences have shaped community psychiatry in India: a cultural asymmetry between health professionals and the wider society, psychiatry's search for both professional and social legitimacy, and WHO policies that have provided the overall direction to the development of services. Taken together, the consequences are that rural community voices have been edited out. The authors hypothesize that community psychiatry in India is a bureaucratic and culturally incongruent endeavor that increases the divide between psychiatry and local rural communities. Such a claim requires sustained ethnographic fieldwork to reveal the dynamics of the gap between community and professional experiences. The development of culturally sensitive psychiatric theory and clinical services is essential to improve the mental health of rural citizens who place their trust in India's biomedical network.

  15. Designing for critique, designing for reflection

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    Løfgreen, Lars Bo

    2010-01-01

    Denne lærebog tilbyder ny viden om design og lærings-processer inden for især nye, konvergerende medier. Den er skrevet på engelsk og redigeret af 3 medieforskere fra Syddansk Universitet. I kapitlerne er designprocesser i en række forskellige medier beskrevet med illustrative eksempler fra film......, tv, computer og mobiltelefon. Såvel design af den enkelte medietekst som kommunikation på tværs af medier adresseres. Yderligere er der fokus på kreative medieskabelsesprocesser, der kan lede til innovation. Bogen er forsynet med arbejdsspørgsmål efter hvert af de 6 kapitler samt en udførlig...... litteraturliste og et stikordsregister. Bogen rummer kapitlerne: “Visual topography: analysing the visual context of an interactive interface” af Lise Agerbæk, “Designing (with) Creativity” af Heidi Philipsen, “Designing for critique, designing for reflection – the (re)emergence of aesthetics in current design...

  16. Transformation a Echelle Fixe et Groupe de Renormalisation pour les Objets Fractals et Multifractals

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    Tremblay, Real

    Dans un premier temps, la description mathematique des fractals et des multifractais est resumee. Une description de quelques-uns des principaux systemes ou apparaissent des spectres d'exposants multifractals est presentee. L'accent est mis sur deux archetypes, le modele de percolation et le modele de rupture dielectrique. Un modele original de cascade multifractale avec interactions inspire des modeles phenomenologiques de la turbulence est presente et son spectre d'exposants calcule analytiquement. Ce travail elargit la classe de modeles pour lesquels on connait le spectre d'exposants exactement. Dans la seconde partie, on trouve une analyse critique de la transformation a echelle fixe. Sont discutees plus particulierement les proprietes que doivent posseder les diagrammes de base pour obtenir une transformation invariante d'echelle. Les differentes hypotheses arbitraires de la theorie sont mises en evidence. L'une de ces hypotheses concerne le traitement auto-coherent des conditions aux frontieres. Considerant cette hypothese comme valable, la theorie utilise la distribution de trous dans un ensemble de Cantor aleatoire. Un calcul exact de cette distribution est donne ici. Enfin, en troisieme et dernier lieu, on retrouve une analyse exhaustive du probleme du crossover dans le modele de percolation avec une resistance non-nulle pour les liens normalement isolants. A l'aide du groupe de renormalisation de Migdal-Kadanoff, on montre qu'il existe un seul exposant de crossover et une seule longueur de coherence. D'autres longueurs de correlation peuvent etre definies, mais elles demeurent dans un rapport fixe le long des axes propres du groupe de renormalisation. La multifractalite est donc, pour ce modele et ceux qui peuvent etre formules de facon analogue, compatible avec l'existence d'une seule longueur de coherence. Ces resultats sont d'application directe pour les proprietes electriques des milieux desordonnes.

  17. When It Rains, It Pours

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    Mills, Linda

    2012-01-01

    "It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring!" "The itsy, bitsy spider crawled up the waterspout, down came the rain and washed the spider out. Out came the sun and dried up all the rain, and the itsy, bitsy spider went up the spout again." What do children's nursery rhymes have to do with the school library? The author begins by telling a…

  18. Entre science et subsistance : quel avenir pour les chercheurs africains ?

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    Gaillard Jacques

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Peu d’études empiriques sur l’état de la science en Afrique sont aujourd’hui disponibles dans l’important corpus des écrits sur la science et la technologie en Afrique. Fondé sur les résultats d’une étude financée par la Commission Européenne, le Ministère des Affaires Étrangères (MAE et l’Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, cet article tente de faire le point sur la réalité aujourd’hui du métier de chercheur en Afrique. Si les activités scientifiques et techniques se sont institutionnalisées et professionnalisées en Afrique au cours des trente dernières années, les efforts déployés n’ont pas été suffisants pour créer, à moyen ou long terme, une dynamique durable de production scientifique et de reproduction des communautés scientifiques. La situation aujourd’hui est critique dans de nombreux pays de l’Afrique Médiane (Afrique sub-saharienne hors Afrique du Sud qui subissent une dégradation des systèmes scientifiques et techniques et des conditions de l’exercice du métier de chercheur. Les résultats des études empiriques présentés dans cet article donnent non seulement une image vivante de la condition de chercheur sur le continent, mais contribuent à poser un diagnostic en terme d’urgence politique.

  19. JNC 7: brief summary and critique.

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    Alderman, Michael H

    2004-01-01

    It is the season for guidelines. During the past month, both the European Society of Hypertension/European Society of Cardiology, and the National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have published updated consensus recommendations for the prevention and treatment of hypertension (2003 European Society of Hypertension-European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the Management of Arterial Hypertension. J Hypertens 2003; 221:1011-1053; Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Green LA, Izzo JL Jr, Jones DW, et al. The seventh of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. JAMA 2003; 289:2560-2572). These guidelines seek to meet the needs and aspirations of millions of patients, 100 s of thousands of physicians, as well as health policy and governmental authorities. Confronted by incomplete evidence, conflicting interpretations, and strong professional opinion, writing groups must nevertheless produce a written document within a severely constricted timeframe. It is an ambitious and daunting undertaking. What follows is a selective summary and critique of JNC 7. Criticisms are easy, and will be freely made here, based upon the assumption that the authors suggestion that "the responsible physician's judgment is paramount in managing his or her patients" invites dialogue about the document itself. JNC 7 continues a tradition initiated in 1973 and gets high marks for speed and timeliness, having been created and published in 5 months by a writing group of 10 with review by 33 other "hypertension authorities." The writing group revealed potential financial conflicts, widely reviewed current literature, established and followed defined rules of rating evidence, and functioned entirely without commercial support. Simplicity and brevity were important objectives. The Report was presented at a Press Conference timed to coincide with

  20. Critique and Contribute: A Practice-Based Framework for Improving Critical Data Studies and Data Science.

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    Neff, Gina; Tanweer, Anissa; Fiore-Gartland, Brittany; Osburn, Laura

    2017-06-01

    What would data science look like if its key critics were engaged to help improve it, and how might critiques of data science improve with an approach that considers the day-to-day practices of data science? This article argues for scholars to bridge the conversations that seek to critique data science and those that seek to advance data science practice to identify and create the social and organizational arrangements necessary for a more ethical data science. We summarize four critiques that are commonly made in critical data studies: data are inherently interpretive, data are inextricable from context, data are mediated through the sociomaterial arrangements that produce them, and data serve as a medium for the negotiation and communication of values. We present qualitative research with academic data scientists, "data for good" projects, and specialized cross-disciplinary engineering teams to show evidence of these critiques in the day-to-day experience of data scientists as they acknowledge and grapple with the complexities of their work. Using ethnographic vignettes from two large multiresearcher field sites, we develop a set of concepts for analyzing and advancing the practice of data science and improving critical data studies, including (1) communication is central to the data science endeavor; (2) making sense of data is a collective process; (3) data are starting, not end points, and (4) data are sets of stories. We conclude with two calls to action for researchers and practitioners in data science and critical data studies alike. First, creating opportunities for bringing social scientific and humanistic expertise into data science practice simultaneously will advance both data science and critical data studies. Second, practitioners should leverage the insights from critical data studies to build new kinds of organizational arrangements, which we argue will help advance a more ethical data science. Engaging the insights of critical data studies will

  1. A critique of cannabis legalization proposals in Canada.

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    Kalant, Harold

    2016-08-01

    An editorial in this issue describes a cannabis policy framework document issued by a major Canadian research centre, calling for legalization of non-medical use under strict controls to prevent increase in use, especially by adolescents and young adults who are most vulnerable to adverse effects of cannabis. It claims that such a system would eliminate the severe personal, social and monetary costs of prohibition, diminish the illicit market, and provide more humane management of cannabis use disorders. It claims that experience with regulation of alcohol and tobacco will enable a system based on public health principles to control access of youth to cannabis without the harm caused by prohibition. The present critique argues that the claims made against decriminalization and for legalization are unsupported, or even contradicted, by solid evidence. Early experience in other jurisdictions suggests that legalization increases use by adolescents and its attendant harms. Regulation of alcohol use does not provide a good model for cannabis controls because there is widespread alcohol use and harm among adolescents and young adults. Government monopolies of alcohol sale have been used primarily as sources of revenue rather than for guarding public health, and no reason has been offered to believe they would act differently with respect to cannabis. Good policy decisions require extensive unbiased information about the individual and social benefits and costs of both drug use and proposed control measures, and value judgments about the benefit/harm balance of each option. Important parts of the necessary knowledge about cannabis are not yet available, so that the value judgments are not yet possible. Therefore, a better case can be made for eliminating some of the harms of prohibition by decriminalization of cannabis possession and deferring decision about legalization until the necessary knowledge has been acquired. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Experience feedback examination in PWR type reactors operating for the 1997-1999 period; Examen du retour d'experience en exploitation des reacteurs a eau sous pression pour la periode 1997-1999

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    2004-07-01

    The present report is relative to the examination that the permanent group has made on the experience feedback in operation for PWR type reactors for the period 1997-1999 that was on eleven themes chosen by the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authority. It used analysis reports made by I.R.S.N. in support of four meetings of the permanent group devoted to this examination from April 2001 to June 2002. The different themes were operating uncertainties, machining to vibrations, analysis of incidents and gaseous releases, circuits, human factors, behaviour of electric batteries, risk of cold source loss. (N.C.)

  3. Catherine Parayre, « Les impostures de l’écriture : “Comment réussir sa vie” de Paul Savoie et La critique de Céline Forcier

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    Catherine Parayre

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available En soi, les calculs secrets de tout imposteur ont pour objectif de manipuler autrui et de le convaincre à croire vrai ce qui ne l’est pas. Dans la nouvelle « Comment réussir sa vie » de Paul Savoie (L’empire des rôdeurs, 2004 tout autant que dans le roman La critique (2012 de Céline Forcier, l’imposture consiste chez le protagoniste à s’arroger le rôle d’écrivain sans toutefois se soumettre à la critique, c’est-à-dire à publier un texte en passant outre les règles du monde de l’édition. Savoie et Forcier dressent ainsi le portrait complexe, ni approbateur ni antipathique, d’auteurs isolés mais opiniâtres. Dans une critique sous-jacente, ils n’épargnent pas non plus les excès et autres dysfonctionnements de l’institution littéraire. Au-delà de destins particuliers, « Comment réussir sa vie » et La critique se font surtout l’écho de questions et thèmes volontiers abordés dans l’écriture en milieu minoritaire. L’article entreprend de déterminer dans quelle mesure ces deux textes explorent diverses facettes de la figure de l’écrivain franco-ontarien.

  4. Interpreting Foucault: an evaluation of a Foucauldian critique of education

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    Minka Woermann

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The potential strengths and weaknesses of a Foucauldian critique of education are discussed and evaluated. The article focuses specifically on the value of Foucault's work for critiquing social and political ideologies prevalent in education, which is understood as a societal institution, and hence, as a modern regime of institutional power. In terms of strengths, the ability to raise issues of knowledge, power and contestation that are traditionally ignored in educational theory is addressed. In terms of weaknesses, Foucault's problematic use and understanding of power and his apparent rejection of objective truth are investigated. The critique develops at the hand of influential, but competing, interpretations of Foucault's contribution to the field of education in particular, and philosophy in general. It is argued that these influential readings of Foucault gain traction within specific discourses (such as education, and should thus be subjected to critical scrutiny.

  5. La téléologie critique et ses paradigmes scientifiques. Sur la méthode de l’Histoire selon Kant

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    Gérard Raulet

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Les textes de Kant sur l’histoire sont souvent traités comme secondaires par les philosophes qui travaillent sur les systèmes de pensée, tandis que certains interprètes les qualifient de « quatrième critique ». La thèse défendue ici est que l’intervention de la critique kantienne dans le champ des pratiques et des réflexions historiques constitue un tournant décisif. Au moment où l’idée de progrès s’affirme contre les deux paradigmes dominants de l’histoire locale et de la théodicée chrétienne, était nécessaire un traitement critique de la notion même de progrès qui soit à la hauteur du défi scientifique : établir la légitimité d’une science historique, pour autant qu’elle soit possible. Trois modèles de sciences constituent l’horizon de scientificité que l’histoire doit viser même si elle ne doit jamais l’atteindre : l’astronomie, la physique et la biologie. La téléologie est au cœur de cette entreprise, elle en est l’instrument. Elle est au cœur de l’entreprise parce qu’elle est par ailleurs aussi la science de la vie interne des organismes. C’est donc à partir de la téléologie, de l’opposition entre son usage « dogmatique » dans les sciences naturelles, « critique » dans la science historique, que nous entreprenons ici de cerner la question de la « science de l’histoire » chez Kant.

  6. The Critique of The Moral Worldview

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    Ezra Heymann

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:El examen de la visión moral del mundo que Hegel realiza en la Fenomenología del Espíritu VI C es polémico y hostil en sus acentos. Sin embargo, las objeciones puntuales a los planteamientos comunes a la ética kantiana y fichteana son justas y deben ser tenidas en cuenta cuando tratamos de rescatar lo que la ética kantiana tiene de convincente.La crítica de Hegel se centra en la relación que se da en todo actuar entre la conciencia y la naturaleza: tanto la naturaleza a la cual la acción se aplica y en medio de la cual se desenvuelve, como la naturaleza interior que alimenta y da fuerza ejecutiva al pensar y querer. Hegel muestra que la reivindicación de una autarquía de la conciencia moral no es sólo quimérica; ella desconoce la razón de ser y la posibilidad interna de la acción. Al poner de manifiesto la esencial incompletitud de todo saber moral, sea en la forma de una conciencia en general, sea en la de una individualidad que se autoafirma, Hegel abre una perspectiva a su noción de espíritu absoluto, entendido como la conciencia que reconoce en la contrariedad y en su insuficiencia su propio y adecuado elemento vital. Abstract:Hegel's examination of the “moral worldview” in his Phenomenology of Spirit , VI C, is anything but friendly. Nevertheless, his precise objections to the common basis of Kant's and Fichte's ethics are justified, and we must give them due attention if we want to work out what we find convincing in Kantian ethics. Hegel's critique focuses on the relationship between consciousness and nature: both the world in which action takes place and develops, and our inner nature which nurtures and gives executive force to our thought and our inclinations. To consider moral consciousness autarchic is not only unrealistic, according to Hegel; it also means to ignore the rationale and the internal possibility of action. By revealing the essential incompleteness of all moral knowledge, this chapter opens a

  7. Primordial black holes, cosmic rays and instrumental developments for the Cerenkov imager of the AMS space experiment; Trous noirs primordiaux, rayonnement cosmique et developpements instrumentaux pour l'imageur Tcherenkov de l'experience spatiale AMS

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    Boudoul, G

    2003-09-01

    The AMS experiment will be implemented on the International Space Station in 2006 for 3 years. It will study cosmic rays and should open a new window to look for dark matter and antimatter in the Universe. This work is, first, devoted to the experimental study of the Cherenkov (RICH) detector of AMS which will determine with a good accuracy the velocity and electric charge of the incoming particles. The chosen photodetectors, the electronic tests, the general schematics, the prototypes operating (including beam tests at CERN) are described into the details. The second part is made of theoretical investigations of some cosmic ray physics problems and to a possible exotic source: evaporating primordial black holes. The astrophysical, cosmological and gravitational (including speculative string gravity approaches) consequences of their possible existence are reviewed in details. (author)

  8. Review of studies for thermonuclear ignition with 1.8 MJ laser (LMJ): theory and experiment; Synthese des etudes pour l'allumage thermonucleaire avec 1,8MJ d'energie laser (LMJ): theorie et experience

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    Holstein, P.A.; Bastian, J.; Bowen, C.; Casanova, M.; Chaland, F.; Cherfils, C.; Dattolo, E.; Galmiche, D.; Gauthier, P.; Giorla, J.; Laffite, S.; Liberatore, S.; Loiseau, P.; Larroche, O.; Lours, L.; Malinie, G.; Masse, L.; Monteil, M.C.; Morice, O.; Paillard, D.; Poggi, F.; Saillard, Y.; Seytor, P.; Teychenne, D.; Vandenboomgaerde, M.; Wagon, F.; Bonnefille, M.; Hedde, T.; Lefebvre, E.; Riazuelo, G.; Babonneau, D.; Primout, M.; Casner, A.; Depierreux, S.; Girard, F.; Huser, G.; Jadaud, J.P.; Juraszek, D.; Miquel, J.L.; Naudy, M.; Philippe, F.; Rousseaux, C.; Videau, L

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    The purpose of the laser Megajoule (LMJ) is the ignition of thermonuclear fusion reactions in a microscopic capsule of cryogenic DT whose implosion is obtained by a laser pulse in the range of 10{sup -20} ns, delivering a power of 400 - 500 TW. In this report we have tried to gather in one document the main part of the work made from 1995 to 2005 by the teams of Cea/DAM to design the LMJ targets. This report deals with the targets adapted to the laser energy of 1.8 MJ corresponding to 60 laser beams (called quadruplets because of their 4 beamlets), so primarily, with the target called A1040. The targets studied more recently adapted to lower laser energy are too new to appear in it. It concerns all the topics of the physics of target LMJ: laser-plasma interaction, radiative budget of the hohlraum, implosion interaction, hydrodynamic instabilities and robustness of the target to the technological uncertainties. The approach made for the robustness study is original and makes it possible to specify the features of the laser and the targets. This review scans all the aspects of the target design done with numerical simulations of bi-dimensional radiative hydrodynamics but it points out also the main results of the experiments made with the lasers Phebus, Nova and Omega for 20 years. This review also addresses to scientist not specialists in the problems of inertial confinement fusion. It is organized by topics of physics and the experiments appear at the end of each chapter. It does not concern the aspects of target fabrication nor the problems of diagnostic. (authors)

  9. The Ambivalence of Creative Activism as a Reorganization of Critique

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    Harrebye, Silas

    2015-01-01

    This article identifies an emerging type of critique and defines it as creative activism. It is argued why this is distinguishable from earlier similar forms of protests and shown why traditional theories of political art, social movements and citizenship are in themselves insufficient to accurat......This article identifies an emerging type of critique and defines it as creative activism. It is argued why this is distinguishable from earlier similar forms of protests and shown why traditional theories of political art, social movements and citizenship are in themselves insufficient...

  10. "Successful aging," gerontological theory and neoliberalism: a qualitative critique.

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    Rubinstein, Robert L; de Medeiros, Kate

    2015-02-01

    This article is a critique of the successful aging (SA) paradigm as described in the Rowe and Kahn book, Successful Aging (1998). The major point of this article is that two key ideas in the book may be understood as consonant with neoliberalism, a social perspective that came into international prominence at the same time the SA paradigm was initially promoted. These two key ideas are (a) the emphasis on individual social action applied to the nature of the aging experience and (b) the failure to provide a detailed policy agenda for the social and cultural change being promoted and, particularly, for older adults who may be left behind by the approach to change the book suggests. The article provides no evidence for a direct connection between SA and neoliberalism, but rather shows how similarities in their approaches to social change characterize both of them. In sum, the article shows (a) how the implicit social theory developed in the book, in a manner similar to neoliberalism, elevates the individual as the main source of any changes that must accompany the SA paradigm and (b) the focus on SA as individual action does not provide for those older adults who do not or will not age "successfully." This, we conclude, implicitly sets up a two-class system of older adults, which may not be an optimal means of addressing the needs of all older adults. The article also reviews a number of studies about SA and shows how these, too, may emphasize its similarities to neoliberalism and other issues that the SA paradigm does not adequately address. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  11. Design,construction and commissioning of a cylinder of double-sided silicon micro-strips detectors for the Star experiment at RHIC; Developpement et mise en oeuvre de detecteurs silicium a micropistes pour l'experience star

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    Guedon, M

    2005-05-15

    This study has been performed in the frame of quark gluon plasma physics research in the STAR experiment at RHIC. It deals with the design, the construction and the commissioning of a barrel of silicon-strip detectors (SSD). Added to the Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT) of the STAR detector, it extends the capabilities of track reconstruction for charged particles emitted in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. It also contributes to the general study of the quark-gluon plasma production undertaken at STAR. The SSD is a cylinder of 1 m long and of 23 cm radius, and it is composed of 320 compact identical modules. Each module includes one double-sided silicon micro-strip detector, 12 readout chips ALICE 128C, 12 TAB ribbons, 2 COSTAR control chips and 2 hybrids supporting all the components. The document explains why the SSD is an important and relevant element, and justifies the technological choices as well as their validation by in-beam characterization. All component functionalities, characteristics and test procedures are presented. The data and test results are stored in a database for tracing purpose. Component and module production is described. Two parallel studies have been performed, analysed and described. One on the temperature dependence of the module performances and the other one on the optimal adjustments of the analogue blocks inside the ALICE 128C chip. The SSD installation on the RHIC site as well as the commissioning are presented together with the first data takings. (author)

  12. Critical Thinking and the Question of Critique: Some Lessons from Deconstruction.

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    Biesta, Gert J. J.; Stams, Geert Jan J. M.

    2001-01-01

    Provides some philosophical groundwork for contemporary debates about the idea of critical thinking. Discusses three styles of critique: critical dogmatism, transcendental critique (Karl-Otto Apel), and deconstruction (Jacques Derrida). Argues that while transcendental critique is able to solve some of the problems of the dogmatic approach to…

  13. Competence-Based Education and the Limitations of Critique

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    Edwards, Richard

    2016-01-01

    Drawing upon the work of Foucault and Latour, this article reflects on 25 years of critique of competence-based education and its continuing strength as a way of framing education and training. Using an example from England, it rehearses the argument from Foucault that, despite its student-centred discourse, competence-based education can be…

  14. A Critique of Botswana's Language Policy from a Translanguaging Perspective

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    Bagwasi, Mompoloki Mmangaka

    2017-01-01

    This paper critiques the language practices and language-in-education policy of Botswana from a translanguaging perspective. By so doing, it revisits our commonly held perceptions about multilingualism, bilingualism and language and its boundary. We commonly perceive languages as autonomous and as having boundaries and we perceive bilingualism or…

  15. Intercultural Discourse, Critique, Emancipation and the Inclusion of ...

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    This paper critically engages contemporary discussions in intercultural philosophy and critical theory in light of achieving a profound critique of grand ideological schemes, propounding a model for an emancipatory praxis and the inclusion of the other in the dominant discourse. Intercultural philosophy tries to deconstruct ...

  16. Viewpoint Neglected Interiors: A Critique of Political Ecology, with ...

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    Both Political Ecology and Environmental Education correctly assert the importance of ideology critique and the reappropriation of knowledge/knowledge production in working for socio-ecological change (see Hattingh, et al., 2002:3–4; Lotz-Sisitka, 2002:117). Similarly, both disciplines confront the need to rethink our ...

  17. A philosophical critique of Ignocentric search for political Messiah in ...

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    Employing the examples of two prominent scholars of African politics (Chinua Achebe and Larry Diamond) the paper employs the epistemological rigor of analysis and logic to examine and make a critique of the underlying assumptions of the scholars and identifies the theoretical flaws of believing that political ...

  18. Boot Camps: A Critique and a Proposed Alternative.

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    Salerno, Anthony W.

    1994-01-01

    Explores origins of boot camp concept and application of its principles to juvenile delinquents. Offers eight-point critique of concept itself. Concludes with alternative: combination of intermittent incarceration (lasting at least six months and comprised of "no frills" camp for one week, followed by weekends gradually spaced further…

  19. Critiquing and Redrawing Maps: Techniques to Enhance Cartographic Knowledge.

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    Macey, Susan M.; And Others

    1988-01-01

    Describes a learning module designed to teach students to evaluate maps and correct design errors through use of a critiquing checklist and real-world examples. The module attempts to develop an analytic holistic skill which relates the functional and aesthetic perspectives of cartography. (LS)

  20. '… Earth's proud empires pass away…': The glorification and critique ...

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    Songs and hymns shape faith and play a part in shaping political landscapes. They can be used to build or maintain power as well as to critique and challenge it. This has been true for South Africa, and some brief examples will be given. But this article focuses on hymns and patriotic songs from the time of the British Empire ...

  1. Critique of Urban Violence: Bismarckian Transformations in Managua, Nicaragua

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    Rodgers, D.

    2016-01-01

    Urban contexts are widely conceived as inherently violent due to their putatively disorderly nature. Such a conception of violence effectively conceives it as singular and fundamentally destructive, neither of which necessarily hold universally true. Drawing on Benjamin’s ‘Critique of Violence’ and

  2. New Directions in Education? A Critique of Contemporary Policy Reforms

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    Skourdoumbis, Andrew

    2016-01-01

    This paper draws on facets of Foucault's theoretical resources to critique current education policy reform from within the Australian State of Victoria, namely the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's (DEECD) discussion paper "New directions for school leadership and the teaching profession." Implicit in the reform…

  3. Doing critique of what design does at Superkilen

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    Tietjen, Anne; Riesto, Svava; Haddad, Rana

    2017-01-01

    bench does through film, photo collage and twisted architectural drawings. We find that design critique can actualise potential of design work by articulating relationships between people and things. To do so, we propose that the critic actively engages in the particular situation rather than judging...

  4. Automated Guidance for Thermodynamics Essays: Critiquing versus Revisiting

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    Donnelly, Dermot F.; Vitale, Jonathan M.; Linn, Marcia C.

    2015-01-01

    Middle school students struggle to explain thermodynamics concepts. In this study, to help students succeed, we use a natural language processing program to analyze their essays explaining the aspects of thermodynamics and provide guidance based on the automated score. The 346 sixth-grade students were assigned to either the critique condition…

  5. The econometrics of the Holy Grail : A critique (Revised version)

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    Keuzenkamp, H.A.

    1995-01-01

    This paper discusses the methodological views of David Hendry. A critique is given on the reification of the so-called Data Generating Process. The merits of general to specific modelling are analyzed. Hendry's neo-Popperian philosophy is examined. It is argued that this philosophy is not able to

  6. Critical Consciousness: A Critique and Critical Analysis of the Literature

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    Jemal, Alexis

    2017-01-01

    The education system has been heralded as a tool of liberation and simultaneously critiqued as a tool of social control to maintain the oppressive status quo. Critical consciousness (CC), developed by the Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, advanced an educational pedagogy to liberate the masses from systemic inequity maintained and perpetuated by…

  7. Using critiquing for improving medical protocols : Harder than it seems

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    Marcos, Mar; Berger, Geert; van Harmelen, Frank; ten Teije, Annette; Roomans, Hugo; Miksch, Silvia

    2001-01-01

    Medical protocols are widely recognised to provide clinicians with high-quality and up-to-date recommendations. A critical condition for this is of course that the protocols themselves are of high quality. In this paper we investigate the use of critiquing for improving the quality of medical

  8. Critique of Rousseau's Philosophy of Education in Relation to the ...

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    This paper critiqued Rousseau's philosophy of education in relation to the Nigerian educational system. Rousseau's philosophy of education, which is naturalist based, was examined with particular reference to its aims and syllabus. Rousseau advocated the aims of education should include developing the child's natural ...

  9. Feminism and psychology: critiques of methods and epistemology.

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    Eagly, Alice H; Riger, Stephanie

    2014-10-01

    Starting in the 1960s, many of the critiques of psychological science offered by feminist psychologists focused on its methods and epistemology. This article evaluates the current state of psychological science in relation to this feminist critique. The analysis relies on sources that include the PsycINFO database, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2010), and popular psychology methods textbooks. After situating the feminist critique within the late-20th-century shift of science from positivism to postpositivism, the inquiry examines feminists' claims of androcentric bias in (a) the underrepresentation of women as researchers and research participants and (b) researchers' practices in comparing women and men and describing their research findings. In most of these matters, psychology manifests considerable change in directions advocated by feminists. However, change is less apparent in relation to some feminists' criticisms of psychology's reliance on laboratory experimentation and quantitative methods. In fact, the analyses documented the rarity in high-citation journals of qualitative research that does not include quantification. Finally, the analysis frames feminist methodological critiques by a consideration of feminist epistemologies that challenge psychology's dominant postpositivism. Scrutiny of methods textbooks and journal content suggests that within psychological science, especially as practiced in the United States, these alternative epistemologies have not yet gained substantial influence. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).

  10. Robert Nozick's entitlement theory of justice: a critique | Nnajiofor ...

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    The burden of this paper is to critique Robert Nozick's entitlement theory of justice which was drafted as an argument against traditional distribution theories. Nozick's theory of justice claims that whether a distribution is just or not depend entirely on how it came about. By contrast, justice according to equality, need, desert or ...

  11. Deep Habits: Workshop as Critique in Creative Writing

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    Stukenberg, Jill

    2017-01-01

    The creative writing workshop, involving peer critique of manuscripts in progress, is deeply connected to many writerly habits of mind. As such, this article examines workshop as a signature pedagogy in creative writing. Through workshop, students develop awareness of their readers, understanding of how texts are created by readers and through…

  12. 41 | Page A CRITIQUE OF VOLUNTARY OR DEBTOR INITIATED ...

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    Fr. Ikenga

    owes money or has incurred pecuniary liabilities”.1 In the words of Sir Livingstone Njemanze, it is: ... 42 | Page. KALU: A Critique of Voluntary or Debtor Initiated Bankruptcy Adjudicatory Process and the Need for Legislative ..... avenue for a debtor to profit from a self-created situation or self-induced loss or precipitated.

  13. Toward an Ethnic Studies Critique for Teacher Education

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    Chung, Jennifer Y.; Harrison, Lisa M.

    2015-01-01

    In an effort to humanize students of color in teacher education research, this study shifts away from the question, "How can we add students of color?" and instead asks, "How might teacher education programs be transformed to make space for students of color?" To begin, we articulate an ethnic studies critique for teacher…

  14. Doing critique of what design does at Superkilen

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    Tietjen, Anne; Riesto, Svava; Haddad, Rana

    2017-01-01

    bench does through film, photo collage and twisted architectural drawings. We find that design critique can actualise potential of design work by articulating relationships between people and things. To do so, we propose that the critic actively engages in the particular situation rather than judging...... of design in a larger socio-spatial environment and thereby point to critical potential for its future development....

  15. Max Weber's Critique of the Bureaucratisation of Education

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    Madan, Amman

    2014-01-01

    In this commentary, the author discusses the critique by Max Weber and his views on bureaucratisation of education. The modern school, said Max Weber (1864-1920) over a hundred years ago, has as its educational ideal the bureaucrat and no longer the cultivated elite of older times. The shift to modernity and to its characteristic institution, the…

  16. Create to Critique: Animation Creation as Conceptual Consolidation

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    Jacobs, Brendan; Clark, John Cripps

    2018-01-01

    As science teachers, we often show animations and videos in class but there is the potential for students to create their own animations to represent science concepts and thus make their conceptions visible for critique and refinement. This encourages students to be active in their own learning, creating animations rather than just viewing them.…

  17. Response to Pienemann's Critique of Zhang and Lantolf (2015)

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    Lantolf, James P.; Zhang, Xian

    2015-01-01

    We respond here to Pienemann's critique of our study that appeared earlier this year in the Language Learning Special Issue entitled "Orders and Sequences in the Acquisition of L2 Morphosyntax, 40 Years On" and guest edited by Jan Hulstijn, Rod Ellis, and Søren Eskildsen. Pienemann objected to our claim that the Teachability Hypothesis…

  18. The Critical Purchase of Genealogy: Critiquing Student Participation Projects

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    Anderson, Anna

    2015-01-01

    Until recently the dominant critique of "student participation" projects was one based on the theoretical assumptions of critical theory in the form of critical pedagogy. Over the last decade, we have witnessed the emergence of a critical education discourse that theorises and critically analyses such projects using Foucault's notion of…

  19. ‘Toning’ up hypotonia assessment: A proposal and critique

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    Pragashnie Govender (nee' Naidoo

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Clinical assessment of hypotonia is challenging due to the subjective nature of the initial clinical evaluation. This poses dilemmas for practitioners in gaining accuracy, given that the presentation of hypotonia can be either a non-threatening or malevolent sign. The research question posed was how clinical assessment can be improved, given the current contentions expressed in the scientific literature.Objectives: This paper describes the development and critique of a clinical algorithm to aid the assessment of hypotonia.Methods: An initial exploratory sequential phase, consisting of a systematic review, a survey amongst clinicians and a Delphi process, assisted in the development of the algorithm, which is presented within the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. The ensuing critique followed a qualitative emergent–systematic focus group design with a purposive sample of 59 clinicians. Data were analysed using semantical content analysis and are presented thematically with analytical considerations.Results: This study culminated in the development of an evidence-based clinical algorithm for practice. The qualitative critique of the algorithm considered aspects such as inadequacies, misconceptions and omissions; strengths; clinical use; resource implications; and recommendations.Conclusions: The first prototype and critique of a clinical algorithm to assist the clinical assessment of hypotonia in children has been described. Barriers highlighted include aspects related to knowledge gaps of clinicians, issues around user-friendliness and formatting concerns. Strengths identified by the critique included aspects related to the evidence-based nature of the criteria within the algorithm, the suitability of the algorithm in being merged or extending current practice, the potential of the algorithm in aiding more accurate decision-making, the suitability of the algorithm across age groups

  20. 'Toning' up hypotonia assessment: A proposal and critique.

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    Govender, Pragashnie; Joubert, Robin W E

    2016-01-01

    Clinical assessment of hypotonia is challenging due to the subjective nature of the initial clinical evaluation. This poses dilemmas for practitioners in gaining accuracy, given that the presentation of hypotonia can be either a non-threatening or malevolent sign. The research question posed was how clinical assessment can be improved, given the current contentions expressed in the scientific literature. This paper describes the development and critique of a clinical algorithm to aid the assessment of hypotonia. An initial exploratory sequential phase, consisting of a systematic review, a survey amongst clinicians and a Delphi process, assisted in the development of the algorithm, which is presented within the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. The ensuing critique followed a qualitative emergent-systematic focus group design with a purposive sample of 59 clinicians. Data were analysed using semantical content analysis and are presented thematically with analytical considerations. This study culminated in the development of an evidence-based clinical algorithm for practice. The qualitative critique of the algorithm considered aspects such as inadequacies, misconceptions and omissions; strengths; clinical use; resource implications; and recommendations. The first prototype and critique of a clinical algorithm to assist the clinical assessment of hypotonia in children has been described. Barriers highlighted include aspects related to knowledge gaps of clinicians, issues around user-friendliness and formatting concerns. Strengths identified by the critique included aspects related to the evidence-based nature of the criteria within the algorithm, the suitability of the algorithm in being merged or extending current practice, the potential of the algorithm in aiding more accurate decision-making, the suitability of the algorithm across age groups and the logical flow. These findings provide a starting point towards

  1. ‘Toning’ up hypotonia assessment: A proposal and critique

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    Pragashnie Govender (nee' Naidoo

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: Clinical assessment of hypotonia is challenging due to the subjective nature of the initial clinical evaluation. This poses dilemmas for practitioners in gaining accuracy, given that the presentation of hypotonia can be either a non-threatening or malevolent sign. The research question posed was how clinical assessment can be improved, given the current contentions expressed in the scientific literature. Objectives: This paper describes the development and critique of a clinical algorithm to aid the assessment of hypotonia. Methods: An initial exploratory sequential phase, consisting of a systematic review, a survey amongst clinicians and a Delphi process, assisted in the development of the algorithm, which is presented within the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. The ensuing critique followed a qualitative emergent–systematic focus group design with a purposive sample of 59 clinicians. Data were analysed using semantical content analysis and are presented thematically with analytical considerations. Results: This study culminated in the development of an evidence-based clinical algorithm for practice. The qualitative critique of the algorithm considered aspects such as inadequacies, misconceptions and omissions; strengths; clinical use; resource implications; and recommendations. Conclusions: The first prototype and critique of a clinical algorithm to assist the clinical assessment of hypotonia in children has been described. Barriers highlighted include aspects related to knowledge gaps of clinicians, issues around user-friendliness and formatting concerns. Strengths identified by the critique included aspects related to the evidence-based nature of the criteria within the algorithm, the suitability of the algorithm in being merged or extending current practice, the potential of the algorithm in aiding more accurate decision-making, the suitability of the algorithm across age

  2. Northrop Frye on Academic Freedom: A Critique.

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    Woodhouse, Howard

    1992-01-01

    Argues that Frye's concept of academic freedom is based on an espistemological dualism that separates knowledge from experience. This distinction severely limits his account of academic freedom by excluding fundamental aspects of knowledge (experience, value judgments, teacher-student dialogue, rational argument, interdisciplinary inquiry,…

  3. La pedagogía crítica en la experiencia carcelaria de presas políticas (Critical pedagogy: experiences with female political prisoners (La pédagogie critique dans l′expérience des prisonnières politiques (A pedagogia crítica na experiência carcerária de presas políticas

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    Elizabeth Torres-Puentes

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEste artículo presenta un acercamiento a la edu- cación en las cárceles de Colombia desde los re- sultados de una investigación, a partir de los aportes de la Pedagogía crítica. En ella se usó la historia de vida de dos mujeres expresas polí- ticas como instrumento de recolección de la in- formación. Las voces de estas mujeres dejan en evidencia las contradicciones y falacias de las intenciones de la educación carcelaria. En este escrito se presenta una mirada al Plan de Acción y Sistema de Oportunidades, PASO, del Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y Carcelario, INPEC, se analizan las propuestas pedagógicas alternati- vas y se exponen algunas conclusiones fruto de esta pesquisa.AbstractThis paper presents an approach to educa- tion in Colombian prisons based on research conducted with principles of Critical Peda- gogy. The stories of two female former po- litical prisoners were used as instruments for the collection of information. The voices of these women show the contradictions and failures of education in prisons. The paper contains a look at the Action Plan and Op- portunities System (Plan de Acción y Siste- ma de Oportunidades, PASO of Colombia's National Prison Authority (Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y Carcelario, INPEC, alternative education proposals are analyzed and con- clusions are put forward.RésuméCet article présente une approche à l'éducation dans les prisons en Colombie de- puis les résultats d'une recherche, à partir des contributions de la pédagogie critique. Dans laquelle on a utilisé l'histoire de vie de deux femmes ex-prisonnières politiques en tant qu'outil de recollection d'information. Les voix de ces femmes laissent voir les contra- dictions et les mensonges des intentions de l'éducation à la prison. Dans cet écrit on pré- sente un regard au Plan de Action et Système d'Opportunités, PASO, de l'Institut National Pénitentiaire et des Prisonniers, INPEC, on analyse les propositions

  4. Prediction of Instability for Miscible Displacements in a Hele-Shaw Cell Prévision de l'instabilité pour des déplacements miscibles dans une cellule Hele-Shaw

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    Coskuner G.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available A universal dimensionless scaling group and its critical value at the onset of instability for a miscible displacement in a Hele-Shaw cell is derived. The derivation is based on a variational technique and it is capable of considering, for the first time, the effect of the length of a Hele-Shaw cell on the criterion for the onset of instability. The theory is verified by comparing it with forty-four Hele-Shaw cell experiments. On calcule un groupe universel sans dimension de mise à l'échelle et sa valeur critique au départ de l'instabilité dans un déplacement miscible dans une cellule Hele-Shaw. Ce calcul est basé sur une technique variationnelle et permet, pour la première fois, de prendre en compte l'effet de la longueur d'une cellule Hele-Shaw sur le critère d'apparition d'instabilité. La théorie est vérifiée en la comparant avec des expériences réalisées avec quarante-quatre cellules Hele-Shaw.

  5. Schilder and Pavlov's theory of higher nervous activity. A critique and apologia.

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    Windholz, G

    1991-01-01

    In the late 1920s, the Viennese psychoanalyst Paul Schilder, after performing a conditioning experiment with human subjects, criticized I. P. Pavlov's concept of "experimental neurosis." Schilder maintained that subjective reports by conditioned human subjects were more informative than the objectively observed behavior of conditioned dogs. In 1932, Pavlov published a rejoinder to Schilder's critique in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Pavlov maintained that Schilder misunderstood the value and implications of the scientific, objective method in the study of experimental neurosis. In 1934, Schilder subjected Pavlov's theory of higher nervous activity to an incisive critique in a 1935 article in Imago. Schilder objected to Pavlov's narrow, reductionist conceptualization of the conditional reflex. Schilder reiterated his view that the psychological, subjective explanation of the conditional reflex is preferable to the physiological, objective explanation, and that the inference of cortical phenomena from experimental findings might be improper. Neither Pavlov nor any of his disciples replied to Schilder. The author provides an apology for the Pavlovian position, suggesting that Schilder was unfamiliar with early and late writings of Pavlov.

  6. Pro-Poor Land Reform: a Critique

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    S.M. Borras jr. (Saturnino); Trish O'Reilly

    2007-01-01

    markdownabstractUsing empirical case materials from the Philippines and referring to rich experiences from different countries historically, this book offers conceptual and practical conclusions that have far-reaching implications for land reform throughout the world. Examining land reform theory

  7. An ideology critique of the use-value of mathematics

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    Pais, Alexandre

    2013-01-01

    The idea that mathematics is needed for our mundane everyday activities has raised the question of how people deal with mathematics outside the school walls. Much has been written in mathematics education research about the possibility of transferring knowledge from and into school. Whereas...... the majority of this literature commends the possibility of transfer, thus assuming both the desirability of transfer and the importance of school mathematics for the professional and mundane lives of individuals, I am interested in developing an ideology critique on the beliefs underpinning the research...... on this issue. It will be argued that the use-value attributed to school mathematics disavows its value as part of a political and economic structure, which requires school mathematics to perform other roles than the one related with utility. This critique will be illustrated through the exploration...

  8. What has become of critique? Reassembling sociology after Latour.

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    Mills, Tom

    2017-09-06

    This paper offers a defence of sociology through an engagement with Actor Network Theory (ANT) and particularly the critique of 'critical' and politically engaged social science developed by Bruno Latour. It argues that ANT identifies some weaknesses in more conventional sociology and social theory, and suggests that 'critical' and 'public' orientated sociologists can learn from the analytical precision and ethnographic sensibilities that characterize ANT as a framework of analysis and a research programme. It argues, however, that Latour et al. have too hastily dispensed with 'critique' in favour of a value neutral descriptive sociology, and that the symmetrical and horizontalist approach adopted in ANT is particularly ill-suited to the development of scientific knowledge about social structures. It argues that a more straightforwardly realist sociology would share many of the strengths of ANT whilst being better able to interrogate, empirically and normatively, the centres of contemporary social power. © London School of Economics and Political Science 2017.

  9. Commentary: deconstructing critiques on the internationalization of PTSD.

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    de Jong, Joop T V M

    2005-09-01

    When PTSD entered the DSM, advocacy for the diagnosis was a critical part of advocacy for Vietnam veterans. Over the next two decades, the range of contexts in which this clinical concept was applied increased dramatically. In a recent article in Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, Breslau (2004) describes PTSD as a "prominent cultural model" to account for suffering as well as the synergy between human rights or political advocacy and traumatic stress advocacy. In this article I question the sequence of steps that Breslau took to critique the internationalization of the PTSD construct. I also question Breslau's critique on our work in Nepal. Finally, I will formulate some future challenges for psychiatry and anthropology to bridge their universalistic and relativistic points of view.

  10. A critique of the ontology of consumer enchantment

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    Østergaard, Per; Fitchett, James; Jantzen, Christian

    2013-01-01

    The concept of enchantment offers a plausible explanation of the lures and thrills of consumer culture. We examine the theoretical foundation of the concept through a critique of Ritzer's enchantment thesis. We begin by assessing the enchantment/disenchantment discourse through a review of the main...... Baudrillard's Order of Simulacra to further resolve some of the open questions concerning the possibility of enchantment in contemporary consumer culture...

  11. Urban Regeneration Partnerships: A Figurational Critique of Governmentality Theory

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    2011-01-01

    This article provides a critique of governmentally inspired accounts of urban regeneration and partnership working. Drawing on the work of Norbert Elias and prominent figurational sociologists, it discusses the changes taking place within and through the many partnerships set up by New Labour around the notion of ‘community safety’. Although recognizing the important insights provided by accounts of urban regeneration emerging through studies of governmentality, the article argues that such a...

  12. A critique of statistical hypothesis testing in clinical research

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    Somik Raha

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Many have documented the difficulty of using the current paradigm of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs to test and validate the effectiveness of alternative medical systems such as Ayurveda. This paper critiques the applicability of RCTs for all clinical knowledge-seeking endeavors, of which Ayurveda research is a part. This is done by examining statistical hypothesis testing, the underlying foundation of RCTs, from a practical and philosophical perspective. In the philosophical critique, the two main worldviews of probability are that of the Bayesian and the frequentist. The frequentist worldview is a special case of the Bayesian worldview requiring the unrealistic assumptions of knowing nothing about the universe and believing that all observations are unrelated to each other. Many have claimed that the first belief is necessary for science, and this claim is debunked by comparing variations in learning with different prior beliefs. Moving beyond the Bayesian and frequentist worldviews, the notion of hypothesis testing itself is challenged on the grounds that a hypothesis is an unclear distinction, and assigning a probability on an unclear distinction is an exercise that does not lead to clarity of action. This critique is of the theory itself and not any particular application of statistical hypothesis testing. A decision-making frame is proposed as a way of both addressing this critique and transcending ideological debates on probability. An example of a Bayesian decision-making approach is shown as an alternative to statistical hypothesis testing, utilizing data from a past clinical trial that studied the effect of Aspirin on heart attacks in a sample population of doctors. As a big reason for the prevalence of RCTs in academia is legislation requiring it, the ethics of legislating the use of statistical methods for clinical research is also examined.

  13. Manufacturing Consistency: Social Science, Rhetoric and Chomsky’s Critique

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    Edgley, Alison

    2009-01-01

    Chomsky’s critique of US foreign policy – and the media coverage it generates – has significant theoretical merit, and deserves to be of considerable interest within the social sciences. His analysis rests upon two distinctive positions. First, he claims that capitalism only survives because of the role played by the state, legislatively and administratively, controversially adding that it operates as an economic agent providing welfare for the rich. While the political and corporate elite ca...

  14. Perversion and pathology: a critique of psychoanalytic criticism in art

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    Lucille Holmes

    2012-01-01

    For over three decades, Jacques Lacan denounced ego psychology for its emphasis on a strong and well-adapted ego. This article recruits the principle of that critique to examine the use of psychoanalytic theories in contemporary art criticism, with specific focus on the subject of perversion, Freudo-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and the work of art critic Donald Kuspit. The discussion examines the main influences and concepts in Kuspit’s psychoanalytic criticism, analyses specific differences betw...

  15. Contesting 'straights': 'lesbians', 'queer heterosexuals' and the critique of heteronormativity.

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    Schlichter, Annette

    2007-01-01

    The essay explores interrelations between Lesbian Theory and Queer Straight Theory. It provides a brief genealogy and an interrogation of the "discourse of queer heterosexuality." I argue that Queer Straight Theory is certainly indebted to lesbian (and) feminist critiques of institutional heterosexuality and their denaturalizations of straight and lesbian sexualities. Lesbian and Queer Straight Theories remain in disagreement, however, about notions of power and identity that shape their theoretical and political stances.

  16. Time and Presence in Agamben's Critique of Deconstruction

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    Jenny Doussan

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Enmeshed with Agamben’s critique of metaphysics is his critique of deconstruction. Following the sentiment he first outlined in Language and Death: The Place of Negativity (1982, deconstruction’s alleged attempt to displace the privileging of speech with that of writing to thereby dispel the negativity at the core of Western metaphysics, to the contrary has the effect of reifying this problem by expressing its terms most perfectly. Agamben takes this criticism further in the Homo Sacer series by suggesting that not only does deconstruction reiterate the problem of metaphysics, it mimics the conditions of the state of exception as rule in the temporal suspension of its infinite deferral of signification. As a counter to deconstruction’s “thwarted messianism,” in The Time That Remains: A Commentary on the Letter to the Romans (2001, Agamben posits a messianic time immanent to every instant, likening it to both the speech act and the very structure of thought itself. Implicit in this critique is an ongoing concern with temporality and presence that resonates across his corpus, and has grave consequences for his professed fidelity to Walter Benjamin.

  17. Auguste Comte’s Critique of Political Economy

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    Gustavo Biscaia

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to present Auguste Comte’s critique of the Political Economy of his time as well as the proposals for social reform flowing from it. The methodological framework is built up on the categories proposed by the History of Ideas, in particular those of M. Bevir and Q. Skinner. What we can refer to as “Comtian economic theory” can be found in his “Social Statics”, in the sections dealing with property and the material elements of society, and in his “Social Dynamics”, where reference is made to the interrelationships between political, social and economic changes throughout history. This economic theory establishes dialogs both with liberals and “communists”, on the one hand defending the need for property and on the other, arguing for the subordination of property to social needs and providing a severe critique of individualism. The theory has both direct and indirect consequences: on the one hand, society cannot be reduced to the “market” and the State cannot neglect economic fluctuations; on the other hand, the most immediate conflicts of interest between proletarians and “patricians” cannot deny the social origin of wealth, requiring moral and legal measures for the regulation and resolution of these conflicts. In this regard, Comte may be seen as a precursor of the Welfare State, or at least a theoretician of social justice. Keywords: Auguste Comte, Positivism, Sociology, critique of Political Economy, holist methodology, social justice.

  18. Inter-communality: which critical size for lower costs?; Intercommunalite: quelle taille critique pour les couts moindres?

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    Valat, B.

    2000-07-01

    The wastes management need today a cooperation between the communities. It takes the form of ECPI Public Establishments with a Communal Cooperation. This paper gives the ECPI distribution in function of their juridical statutes, the ECPI statutes, the ECPI competences (collecting, processing) and a distribution in function of the population size. (A.L.B.)

  19. Philosophie de l’existence et sociologie de l’individu : notes pour une confrontation critique

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    Danilo Martuccelli

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available L’article propose une confrontation, au travers de sept enjeux intellectuels, entre la philosophie de l’existence et la sociologie de l’individu. Si les liens entre ces deux démarches sont nombreux, notamment en ce qui concerne l’inspiration de leur projet, elles n’en empruntent pas moins des voies souvent fort diverses surtout en raison du rapport différent qu’elles entretiennent avec l’histoire et le processus d’individualisation. Aucun tableau simpliste ne parvient à résumer leurs relations, faites à la fois d’influences, de désaccords, de prolongements et de ruptures.Existential Philosophy and Sociology of the Individual: notes for a critical engagementThe article proposes to confront the existential philosophy and sociology of the individual through seven intellectual issues. The links between these two approaches are numerous particularly regarding the inspiration of their projects but they often don’t follow the same paths, mainly because of their different relationship with history and with process of individualization. No simple model can summarize their relationship, made of many influences, disagreements, extensions and ruptures that we propose to analyse.Filosofía existencial y sociología del individuo: notas para un intercambio críticoEn este artículo se expone la posibilidad de un intercambio crítico tomando como base siete temáticas. Si los nexos entre los dos encaminamientos son numerosos, especialmente por lo que respecta las motivaciones de sus respectivos objetivos, también hay diferencias fundamentales a causa de las relaciones que la filosofía y la sociología establecen respectivamente con la historia y con la dinámica de la individualización. Ningún marco teórico esquemático permite establecer una síntesis de sus relaciones complejas que incluyen influencias y desacuerdos.

  20. Le projet dans les pratiques de recherche. Pour un retour réflexif et critique sur nos engagements

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    Piponnier, Anne

    2016-01-01

    Cet article traite de recherche financée sur projet, des effets de ce dispositif sur les pratiques de recherche en SHS. L’étude montre comment le système d’appel à projet permet d’importer et d’intégrer dans la recherche le modèle managérial du projet, ses normes organisationnelles et ses codes linguistiques. Elle met en évidence l’impact communicationnel de ce modèle sur l’organisation et l’écriture de la recherche. Ce régime de production et de communication scientifiques pose la question d...

  1. Entre servitude et autonomie. Quelle place pour l’écriture dans les sciences du langage ?*

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    Klinkenberg Jean-Marie

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Une controverse, dont les origines remontent à l’Antiquité, secoue régulièrement les sciences du langage, et a marqué certains moments importants de l’histoire de la linguistique française : elle concerne le caractère dérivé ou autonome de l’écriture par rapport à l’expression orale. Dans ce débat interviennent des considérations linguistiques, mais aussi historiques, esthétiques et philosophiques. On examinera ici les thèses des autonomistes (parmi lesquels on distinguera les autonomistes radicaux et les autonomistes relatifs et des glossographistes (également répartis entre radicaux et relatifs pour faire apparaitre les conséquences ultimes, et souvent aporétiques, de leurs positions. Dans un exposé dont la spécificité sera qu’il mobilise autant les acquis de la sémiotique visuelle et de la sémiotique de l’espace que ceux de la linguistique, nous testerons l’intérêt et les limites de ces positions, pour énoncer une série de conditions auxquelles un système sémiotique doit obéir pour pouvoir être appelé écriture, et finalement aboutir à une définition de l’écriture échappant aux critiques.

  2. Roman Jakobson contre Leo Spitzer : militantisme critique et défense d’une méthode

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    Full Text Available Toute critique militante suppose, d’une part, une prise de position contre une thèse hégémonique ou bien consolidée qu’il faut rejeter pour en montrer les limites, et, d’autre part, une nouvelle réflexion théorique qui doit néanmoins être expliquée et illustrée. Des méthodologies différentes appliquées aux mêmes objets littéraires peuvent dès lors engager des analyses textuelles discordantes. Nous aimerions étudier les lectures que Leo Spitzer et Roman Jakobson proposent du sonnet CXIII de l’Olive de Joachin Du Bellay (1550, en les contextualisant d’abord dans le débat théorique des années 1960-1970. Les essais des deux critiques militent en faveur d’une « défense et illustration » de leur méthode en matière d’analyse littéraire. 

  3. Contribution to the experimental validation of the coupling between a particle accelerator and a subcritical core: Muse-3 and Muse-7 experiments; Contribution a la validation experimentale du couplage entre un accelerateur et un massif sous-critique: experience muse 3. et muse 4

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    Bompas, C.A

    2000-12-01

    As part of the research on the Hybrid Systems and more specially on the physical phenomena involved in a sub-critical core coupled with an external source, it is necessary to qualify several neutronic parameters. These parameters characterize, on the one hand, the external source supplying the core with neutrons (importance, amplification) and, on the other hand, the sub-critical core (spatial distribution of flux, power emitted from the core, reactivity, influence of a spectrum degraded by the presence of buffers like lead). The MUSE Program consists of parametric studies of configuration with different compositions at different sub-critical levels supplied by different types of external source. The first part of this work concerns the first analyses of the static results obtained during the third phase of this experimental program (MUSE-III experiment) and also the preparation of the fourth phase (MUSE-IV experiment). This study has notably concluded on the superiority of a transition zone in lead compared to a sodium zone in terms of neutronic potential (because of the (n, 2n) reaction) and of the source importance. The second part of this work concerns the interpretation of the dynamic results obtained during the MUSE-III experiment and the realization of calculations on the MUSE-IV configurations. This study has shown the important impact of the hydrogenous materials on the external source for the MUSE-III dynamic results. It has also determined the applicability of the pulsed neutron source reactivity measurement technique and optimized the position of monitors for the future MUSE-IV experiment. (authors)

  4. Contributions to the qualification of the ''CRISTAL'' criticality calculi scheme: interpretation of critical experiments. Elaboration of a characterization system of neutronic configurations; Contributions a la qualification du schema de calcul de criticite ''cristal'': interpretation d'experiences critiques. Elaboration d'un systeme de caracterisation des configurations neutroniques

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    Gagnier, E

    1999-06-01

    This thesis work is about the validation of the new criticality-safety package CRISTAL and contributes to the modernization and the improvement of the computational tools. The first part presents neutronic elements, the objectives of safety criticality studies and the package CRISTAL. Then, the validation work concerned two series of experiments involving uranyl solutions (UO{sub 2}F{sub 2}) and UO{sub 2} powders. For these experiments, the differences between the computation results and the experimental results were analysed. It was highlighted interesting physical phenomena such of the compensations of errors between the approximate representation by the 99 energy group structure on the first resonance of oxygen and the anisotropy of the diffusion simulation as well as the influence of uranium 234 in high enriched solutions in uranium 235. Once the work of the experimental qualification carried out, raises the question of the use the base of qualification and the ''calculation-experiment'' variations which are referred to it. It is often difficult to establish the link between the ''studied configuration'' and the experiments of the base of qualification. The presented characterisation system proposes to answer in a way automatic and quantified this difficulty: - in bringing an answer on the package qualification for the studied configuration, - in giving an estimate of the package bias. To answer these points, it was defined a set of 35 characteristic neutronic parameters representing the behaviour of the medium. To process the information brought by these parameters and to use it to answer the objectives of the system, we called upon statistical methods (Principal Components Analysis and Sliced Inverse Regression). The results obtained in the feasibility studies showed the relevance of these methods for the considered objectives. (author)

  5. Experimental Designs and the 'Emotion Stimulus Critique': Hidden Problems and Potential Solutions in the Study of Emotion.

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    Pascual-Leone, Antonio; Herpertz, Sabine C; Kramer, Ueli

    2016-01-01

    Emotional experience is increasingly being measured using experimental tasks, but the stimuli used are often only proxies for the emotion being studied. Stimuli are intended to evoke a distinct emotional experience, but certain designs fail to adequately control for the actual experience in question. In this methodological paper, we review designs used in clinical psychology aimed at measuring emotion and develop the argument of the 'emotion stimulus critique'. Designs of neuroimaging studies on emotion in this context are given preference. We argue that studies often concentrate on standardization of the stimulus material (i.e. words, images, and movies) for eliciting an emotional experience, whereas standardization of the actual participant's experience is seldom performed. Our proposal discusses the use of standardized stimuli in experimental designs and contrasts this with the necessity of controlling for a participant's unique emotional response. We highlight the importance of each participant's 'inner metric', i.e. the individual's experiential anchor, which needs to be taken into account when examining the emotional correlates of psychiatric disorders or psychotherapeutic change. Implications of the emotion stimulus critique for research are discussed within the context of psychology, particularly clinical psychology and psychotherapy. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  6. IED Afrique, notre histoire pour le meilleur...

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    De même, notre Conseil d'Administration peine à se mobiliser au service de la structure du fait de la spécificité ... crucial pour une organisation qui n'arrive pas à mobiliser des ressources suffisantes qui lui permettraient de ... La communication pour augmenter la notoriété et la visibilité de l'organisation auprès notamment ...

  7. Les nouveaux défis pour l’anthropologie de la santé New challenges for anthropology of health

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    Raymond Massé

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available L’anthropologie de la santé a connu une évolution spectaculaire au cours des dernières décennies. Elle doit toutefois composer aujourd’hui avec les contributions de plusieurs autres disciplines des sciences sociales et humaines dans le champ d’étude des dimensions sociales, politiques et culturelles de la santé et de la maladie. Pour conserver sa crédibilité comme “science sociale” et pour faire face à l’émergence de nouveaux objets de recherche, elle devra relever plusieurs défis, tant au plan de ses outils conceptuels, mais aussi et surtout au plan de sa maîtrise des méthodologies qualitatives et quantitatives. Mais cela, sans mettre de côté son profond souci pour une réflexion critique sur les politiques de santé et pour une phénoménologie de la souffrance.Medical anthropology has become one of the major subdiscipline in anthropology in the past decades. However, it has today to deal with the interest of other social sciences disciplines for the social, cultural and political dimensions of disease, health and care. In order to strengthen its leadership and to increase its credibility in dealing with new emerging research objects, medical anthropologists will have to accept many challenges, conceptual, theoretical, but especially methodological. This paper discusses some of these challenges.

  8. The Foucault-Habermas Debate: the Reflexive and Receptive Aspects of Critique

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    Hansen, Ejvind

    2005-01-01

    In this paper I discuss the relationship between two different approaches to critical theory – the reflective and the receptive approaches. I show how it can be fruitful to discuss the relationship between Habermas and Foucault through this distinction. My point is that whereas Habermas focusses...... on critique as a reflexive activity, Foucault mainly focusses on the receptive conditions for critique to be possible. I argue further that Foucault focusses on the receptive aspects of critique, the quest for universality is not as pressing as it is in Habermas’ approach, because problematizing critique can...

  9. Duty or dream? Edwin G. Conklin's critique of eugenics and support for American individualism.

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    Cooke, Kathy J

    2002-01-01

    This paper assesses ideas about moral and reproductive duty in American eugenics during the early twentieth century. While extreme eugenicists, including Charles Davenport and Paul Popenoe, argued that social leaders and biologists must work to prevent individuals who were "unfit" from reproducing, moderates, especially Edwin G. Conklin, presented a different view. Although he was sympathetic to eugenic goals and participated in eugenic organizations throughout his life, Conklin realized that eugenic ideas rarely could meet strict hereditary measures. Relying on his experience as an embryologist, Conklin instead attempted to balance more extreme eugenic claims - that emphasized the absolute limits posed by heredity - with his own view of "the possibilities of development." Through his critique he argued that most human beings never even begin to approach their hereditary potential; he moderated his own eugenic rhetoric so that it preserved individual opportunity and responsibility, or what has often been labeled the American Dream.

  10. Some Notes and Critiques of Selected Lexicographic Texts in Bikol

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This study revolves around notes and critiques of Bikol lexicography. Based on a selection of six dictionaries, the structure and diachronic development of Bikol lexicography were analyzed. Half of the selected dictionaries were authored in full or part by Malcolm Mintz, a renowned Bikol expert. These enabled a linear analysis of changes in lexicography that have occurred within the span of four decades. The dictionaries studied include the earliest and most influential Bikol dictionary of Lisboa (1865. The study presents a preliminary description of lexicographic work done in Bikol and traces the shift in the paradigm of dictionary making from the Spanish era to the present.

  11. Karl-Otto Apel and the Critique of Meaning

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    Gustavo Salerno

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available This work emphasizes the influence in Apel of the named Critique of Meaning developed by Wittgenstein and Peirce. We reconstruct the foundations of the recognitionof a linguistic a priori, and of the semiotic-anthropological radicalization, that leads to the conception that man can be understood as thought-sign. It also shows the way Apel believes that such thought-sign is inscribed in the context of a supraindividualenviroment, where it develops its own individuality. From that approach, a transformation of the subject function in the interpreter function of the signs has to be done in order to create a new answer to the problem of intersubjectivity.

  12. A critique of Rob Lovering's criticism of the substance view.

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    Friberg-Fernros, Henrik

    2015-03-01

    In his article, The Substance View: a critique, Rob Lovering argues that the substance view - according to which the human embryo is a person entitled to human rights - leads to such implausible implications that this view should be abandoned. In this article I respond to his criticism by arguing that either his arguments fail because the proponents of the substance view are not obligated to hold positions which may be considered absurd, or because the positions which they are assumed to be obligated to hold, are not absurd at all. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  13. Perversion and pathology: a critique of psychoanalytic criticism in art

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    Full Text Available For over three decades, Jacques Lacan denounced ego psychology for its emphasis on a strong and well-adapted ego. This article recruits the principle of that critique to examine the use of psychoanalytic theories in contemporary art criticism, with specific focus on the subject of perversion, Freudo-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and the work of art critic Donald Kuspit. The discussion examines the main influences and concepts in Kuspit's psychoanalytic criticism, analyses specific differences between this psychoanalytic model and a Lacanian theory of perversion and desire, and considers the effect of these differences in the interpretation of art.

  14. Compulsory creativity – a critique of cognitive capitalism

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    Larsen, Steen Nepper

    2014-01-01

    Contemporary capitalism can be labelled cognitive capitalism. In this dynamic, demanding and extremely transformative mode of production, knowledge becomes a strategic force of production and an important commodity, while concepts and ideas become items. This article sheds light on some...... of the implications of the emergence of a cognitive capitalism. In response to modern oxymorons, such as compulsory creativity and mandatory originality, this article offers various attempts to interpret and criticise how human inventiveness and a whole range of externalities get attuned to economic and market......, creativity, critique, commodification, immateri-ality...

  15. 69 ETUDE CRITIQUE DE LA QUESTION DU MARIAGE DANS UNE ...

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    Ike Odimegwu

    Le mariage représente bien des choses dans certaines sociétés africaines telles que celles du. Sénégal représentée dans Une si longue lettre de Mariama Ba et du Cameroun montrée dans Trois prétandants … un mari d'Oyono Mbia. Ce n'est pas pour la plupart des parents une union d'amour entre un jeune couple.

  16. International Test Score Comparisons and Educational Policy: A Review of the Critiques

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    Carnoy, Martin

    2015-01-01

    Stanford education professor Martin Carnoy examines four main critiques of how international test results are used in policymaking. Of particular interest are critiques of the policy analyses published by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Using average PISA scores as a comparative measure of student achievement is misleading…

  17. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence and Dance Education: Critique, Revision, and Potentials for the Democratic Ideal

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    Blumenfeld-Jones, Donald

    2009-01-01

    This paper offers a way of rethinking Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences. The bodily-kinesthetic intelligence is used as the point of critique. The author provides a detailed discussion of the act of dancing as counterpoint to Gardner's understanding of the intelligence. The author critiques Gardner's exemplar and evolutionary…

  18. Adam Smith and the Educative Critique: A Response to My Commentators

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    Weinstein, Jack Russell

    2015-01-01

    This paper is both a response to the four reviewers in a special symposium on my book Adam Smith's Pluralism and a substantive discussion of philosophy of education. In it, I introduce what I call "the educative critique," a mode of analysis similar to Marxist, feminist, or postcolonial critiques, but focusing on the educative role of a…

  19. "With Grace under Pressure": How Critique as Signature Pedagogy Fosters Effective Music Performance

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    Hastings, David M.

    2017-01-01

    Inspired by seminal writings on Critique as Signature Pedagogy in the Arts and performance as Signature Pedagogy in Music, this article unifies these two concepts into a study of how critique as signature pedagogy in music-performance promotes student learning. This essay seeks to first define the notion of different mindsets as musicians perform…

  20. Codeswitching and Generative Grammar: A Critique of the MLF Model and Some Remarks on "Modified Minimalism"

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    MacSwan, Jeff

    2005-01-01

    This article presents an empirical and theoretical critique of the Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model (Myers-Scotton, 1993; Myers-Scotton and Jake, 2001), and includes a response to Jake, Myers-Scotton and Gross's (2002) (JMSG) critique of MacSwan (1999, 2000) and reactions to their revision of the MLF model as a "modified minimalist approach." The…

  1. Un cadre d'intervention pour aider des adolescents rencontrant des difficultés d'apprentissage

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    Des observations effectuées dans le cadre d'une consultation psychopédagogique ont conduit à élaborer un modèle d'intervention pour aider des collégiens et des lycéens présentant des difficultés d'apprentissage et de méthode. Trois objectifs sont poursuivis : améliorer les stratégies cognitives et métacognitives, développer le regard critique sur son propre fonctionnement et transformer les métaconnaissances qui guident l'activité cognitive. L'aide proposée ne se réduit pas à un entraînement,...

  2. Théories à processus duaux et théories de l’éducation : le cas de l’enseignement de la pensée critique et de la logique

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    Guillaume Beaulac

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Plusieurs théories de l’enseignement de la logique et de la pensée critique prennent pour acquis que l’apprentissage théorique, celui des règles formelles par exemple, et son application pratique sont suffisants pour maîtriser les outils enseignés et pour prendre l’habitude de les mettre en usage. Toutefois, tout indique que cet enseignement n’est pas efficace, une conclusion supportée par plusieurs travaux en sciences cognitives. Approcher l’étude de la cognition évolutionnairement avec les théories à processus duaux permet une explication de ces insuffisances, tout en offrant des pistes pour aborder l’enseignement de la pensée critique et de la logique de manière plus efficace. Dans cet article, nous souhaitons présenter cette approche et explorer ces pistes de solution afin de faire quelques recommandations pédagogiques et mettre en place un cadre théorique. Nous présenterons un exemple d’application de ce programme de recherche avec la philosophie pour enfants.Many theories about the teaching of logic and critical thinking take for granted that theoretical learning, the learning of formal rules for example, and its practical application are sufficient to master the tools taught and to take the habit of using them. However, this way of teaching is not efficient, a conclusion supported by much work in cognitive science. Approaching cognition evolutionarily with dual-process theories allows for an explanation of these insufficiencies and offers clues on how we could teach critical thinking and logic more efficiently. In this article, we want to present this approach and explore these leads in order to make some pedagogical recommendations and lay the foundations of a framework. We will put forward an example of the application of this research program with philosophy for children

  3. Usability Guidelines for Product Recommenders Based on Example Critiquing Research

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    Pu, Pearl; Faltings, Boi; Chen, Li; Zhang, Jiyong; Viappiani, Paolo

    Over the past decade, our group has developed a suite of decision tools based on example critiquing to help users find their preferred products in e-commerce environments. In this chapter, we survey important usability research work relative to example critiquing and summarize the major results by deriving a set of usability guidelines. Our survey is focused on three key interaction activities between the user and the system: the initial preference elicitation process, the preference revision process, and the presentation of the systems recommendation results. To provide a basis for the derivation of the guidelines, we developed a multi-objective framework of three interacting criteria: accuracy, confidence, and effort (ACE). We use this framework to analyze our past work and provide a specific context for each guideline: when the system should maximize its ability to increase users' decision accuracy, when to increase user confidence, and when to minimize the interaction effort for the users. Due to the general nature of this multi-criteria model, the set of guidelines that we propose can be used to ease the usability engineering process of other recommender systems, especially those used in e-commerce environments. The ACE framework presented here is also the first in the field to evaluate the performance of preference-based recommenders from a user-centric point of view.

  4. Towards a Transcendental Critique of Feeling (A Response to Grenberg

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    Patrick Frierson

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on responding to Jeanine Grenberg’s claim that my discussion of Kant’s feeling of respect leaves no meaningful room for investigating feeling first-personally. I first make clear that I do think that feelings can be investigated first-personally, both in that they can be prospective reasons for action and in that – at least in Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment – there are feelings that we should have (for aesthetic reasons. I then show that at the time of writing the “Incentives” chapter of the second Critique, Kant had not yet determined an a priori basis for aesthetic (or affective normativity. On this basis, I argue that the “Incentives” chapter provides a sort of consolation prize for not (yet having an transcendental account of feeling. In that sense, it’s a properly transcendental analysis of feeling in which Kant examines feeling from within and a priori to show that there are good (moral reasons to have certain feelings. I end by acknowledging the extent to which, on this reading, I agree with Grenberg that Kant is doing a transcendentally significant form of phenomenology here, while I also highlight some remaining areas of disagreement.

  5. Debating DSM-5: diagnosis and the sociology of critique.

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    Pickersgill, Martyn D

    2014-08-01

    The development of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-the DSM-5-has reenergised and driven further forward critical discourse about the place and role of diagnosis in mental health. The DSM-5 has attracted considerable criticism, not least about its role in processes of medicalisation. This paper suggests the need for a sociology of psychiatric critique. Sociological analysis can help map fields of contention, and cast fresh light on the assumptions and nuances of debate around the DSM-5; it underscores the importance of diagnosis to the governance of social and clinical life, as well as the wider discourses critical commentaries connect with and are activated by. More normatively, a sociology of critique can indicate which interests and values are structuring the dialogues being articulated, and just how diverse clinical opinion regarding the DSM can actually be. This has implications for the considerations of health services and policy decision-makers who might look to such debates for guidance. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  6. Measuring Graph Comprehension, Critique, and Construction in Science

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    Lai, Kevin; Cabrera, Julio; Vitale, Jonathan M.; Madhok, Jacquie; Tinker, Robert; Linn, Marcia C.

    2016-08-01

    Interpreting and creating graphs plays a critical role in scientific practice. The K-12 Next Generation Science Standards call for students to use graphs for scientific modeling, reasoning, and communication. To measure progress on this dimension, we need valid and reliable measures of graph understanding in science. In this research, we designed items to measure graph comprehension, critique, and construction and developed scoring rubrics based on the knowledge integration (KI) framework. We administered the items to over 460 middle school students. We found that the items formed a coherent scale and had good reliability using both item response theory and classical test theory. The KI scoring rubric showed that most students had difficulty linking graphs features to science concepts, especially when asked to critique or construct graphs. In addition, students with limited access to computers as well as those who speak a language other than English at home have less integrated understanding than others. These findings point to the need to increase the integration of graphing into science instruction. The results suggest directions for further research leading to comprehensive assessments of graph understanding.

  7. Back to Hegel? On Gillian Rose's critique of sociological reason.

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    Fuller, Brian W

    2017-08-22

    Thirty-five years ago, Gillian Rose articulated a significant critique of classical sociological reason, emphasizing its relationship to its philosophical forebears. In a series of works, but most significantly in her Hegel contra Sociology, Rose worked to specify the implications of sociology's failure, both in its critical Marxist and its 'scientific' forms, to move beyond Kant and to fully come to terms with the thought of Hegel. In this article, I unpack and explain the substance of her criticisms, developing the necessary Hegelian philosophical background on which she founded them. I argue that Rose's attempted recuperation of 'speculative reason' for social theory remains little understood, despite its continued relevance to contemporary debates concerning the nature and scope of sociological reason. As an illustration, I employ Rose to critique Chernilo's recent call for a more philosophically sophisticated sociology. From the vantage point of Rose, this particular account of a 'philosophical sociology' remains abstract and rooted in the neo-Kantian contradictions that continue to characterize sociology. © London School of Economics and Political Science 2017.

  8. Development assistance for health: critiques, proposals and prospects for change.

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    Moon, Suerie; Omole, Oluwatosin

    2017-04-01

    After a 'golden age' of extraordinary growth in the level of development assistance for health (DAH) since 1990, funding seems to have reached a plateau. With the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, debate has intensified regarding what international financing for health should look like in the post-2015 era. In this review paper, we offer a systematic overview of problems and proposals for change. Major critiques of the current DAH system include: that the total volume of financing is inadequate; financial flows are volatile and uncertain; DAH may not result in additional resources for health; too small a proportion of DAH is transferred to recipient countries; inappropriate priority setting; inadequate coordination; weak mechanisms for accountability; and disagreement on the rationale for DAH. Proposals to address these critiques include: financing-oriented proposals to address insufficient levels and high volatility of DAH; governance-oriented proposals to address concerns regarding additionality, proportions reaching countries, priority setting, coordination and accountability; and proposals that reach beyond the existing DAH system. We conclude with a discussion of prospects for change.

  9. Beyond critique: rethinking roles for the anthropology of mental health.

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    Whitley, Rob

    2014-09-01

    The current supremacy of the 'bio-bio-bio' model within the discipline of psychiatry has progressively marginalized social science approaches to mental health. This situation begs the question, what role is there for the anthropology of mental health? In this essay, I contend that there are three essential roles for the anthropology of mental health in an era of biological psychiatry. These roles are to (i) provide a meaningful critique of practices, beliefs, and movements within current psychiatry; (ii) illuminate the socio-cultural, clinical, and familial context of suffering and healing regarding emotional distress/mental illness; and (iii) act as a catalyst for positive change regarding healing, services and provisions for people with emotional distress/mental illness. My argument is unified by my contention that a credible anthropology of mental health intending to make a societal contribution should offer no opposition without proposition. In other words, any critique must be counter-balanced by the detailing of solutions and proposals for change. This will ensure that the anthropology of mental health continues to contribute critical knowledge to the understanding of mental suffering, distress, and healing. Such social and cultural approaches are becoming especially important given the widespread disenchantment with an increasingly dominant biological psychiatry.

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  11. Deux comparatismes pour une anthropologie historique

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    Pierre-Olivier Dittmar

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Malgré des appels répétés depuis plus d’un siècle de la part des historiens, le comparatisme, qui est un élément majeur de l’anthropologie, demeure très peu pratiqué. Ce rejet est ici analysé comme un refus d’une quête des invariants de l’homme qui aboutirait à des résultats an-historiques. Un autre comparatisme est cependant possible, qui instrumentalise la confrontation des univers pour mieux relever les différences. C’est les conditions et les avantages d’une telle pratique qui sont ici exposés, à partir de l’exemple des tabous alimentaires.Despite the repeated calls by some historians for more than a century, many seldom practice a major element of anthropology: comparativism. This paper will analyze this rejection as a refusal to investigate the constants of the human experience that lead to a-historical conclusions. However, another kind of comparativism is possible, one that examines the contrast between cultures in order to better understand their differences. Using the case of dietary taboos, this paper will look at the conditions and advantages of such a practice.Nonostante i molteplici appelli da più di un secolo da parte degli storici, il comparatismo, che costituisce un elemento fondamentale dell’antropologia, è ancora oggi troppo poco spesso praticato. Si proporrà di interpretare questo rifiuto come un rifiuto della ricerca di invarianti umane che condurrebbe a risultati a-storici. Un’altra forma di comparatismo è nondimeno possibile, una forma precisamente che ricorre al confronto di universi diversi per meglio comprenderne le difference reciproche. L’articolo espone le condizioni e i vantaggi di questa metodologia di ricerca, a partire dall’esempio degli interdetti alimentari.

  12. Georg Simmel, une interprétation critique de la notion kantienne du bonheur.

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    Annette Disselkamp

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    Full Text Available Dans un texte relativement peu connu, intitulé Kant, Georg Simmel développe des réflexions critiques à propos de la notion kantienne du bonheur. En comparant celles-ci avec son analyse de la société moderne, telle qu’il la propose dans la Philosophie de l’argent, on s’aperçoit qu’il existe, entre les concepts philosophiques qui y sont mis en œuvre, une relation de correspondance parfaite. La conclusion s’impose que, pour Simmel, la notion kantienne du bonheur trouve comme son incarnation historique dans la culture monétaire. La modernité, que Simmel caractérise par le fait qu’elle offre aux individus la possibilité d’accéder aux objets et aux positions de leur choix, matérialise en effet une aporie inhérente au concept du bonheur chez Kant, dans la mesure où ce dernier souligne l’indétermination totale des choix, d’un côté, et de l’autre, l’idée que c’est hors de la volonté elle-même que la recherche du bonheur puise ses mobiles.In his relatively unknown text Kant, Georg Simmel develops some critical thoughts concerning Kant’s notion of happiness. The comparison between this text and his analysis of modern society, especially in his work Philosophy of Money, reveals that there exists a perfect correspondence between the philosophical concepts used in the two books. This leads us to conclude that, in Simmel’s eyes, monetary culture represents some kind of historical embodiment of the Kantian notion of happiness. Modernity, which offers all individuals the possibility of acquiring any objects or positions they choose, materialises an aporia inherent in Kant’s concept of happiness, consisting in the fact that, on the one hand, our choices are totally undetermined, and, on the other hand, the search for happiness is motivated by impulsions that lie outside of our will.

  13. LE FRANÇAIS DANS LA PRESSE ECRITE DU NORD-CAMEROUN : DIAGNOSTIC, CRITIQUES ET ORIENTATIONS

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    Full Text Available La présente réflexion tire son origine de la crise linguistique observée au sein de la presse écrite du Nord-Cameroun. Celle-ci fait échos des irrégularités de la langue de Voltaire dans la presse écrite de cette partie du pays. De plus en plus, on y assiste à une émergence des déviances syntaxiques et une profusion des écarts langagiers à connotation dépréciative. L’indécence verbale de la société, la mauvaise prestation des élèves en classe et lors des examens officiels en sont des indicateurs pertinents. Il est important de mentionner que la cohabitation entre les langues camerounaises et le français, la sous-scolarisation et ou l’ignorance, le laxisme des rédacteurs en chef, etc. sont les mobiles profonds de cette incorrection. Pourtant, nous savons tous que les media sont une forteresse où la langue doit être préservée de toute entorse et représentent un modèle pour la société. Néanmoins, des traits caractéristiques du français de la presse écrite du Nord-Cameroun s’inscrivent en faux par rapport à cette vocation naturelle des media. Dès lors, la question que nous pouvons nous poser est celle de savoir si ces mobiles ci-dessus cités sont des éléments qui favorisent l’émergence de cette dialectalisation du français. En clair qu’est-ce qui caractérise le français des journalistes? Quelle est la structure morphosyntaxique du français des rédacteurs des journaux? S’agit-il d’un français conforme à une norme locale ou (y retrouvons-nous des énoncés exogènes ? Quel type de morphosyntaxe utilisent les rédacteurs ? Une morphosyntaxe endogène, morphosyntaxe qui leur est propre, ou plutôt une morphosyntaxe exogène, supposée unique à tous les francophones ? Peut-on parler d’alternance codique, d’argotisation, ou de créolisation ? La présente analyse a pour ambitions de s’interroger sur les mobiles profonds qui incitent des journalistes à s’écarter de la norme du fran

  14. Ernesto Laclau and Critical Media Studies: Marxism, Capitalism, and Critique

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    im-plications have been either overlooked or forgotten altogether. This paper seeks to reflect on the po-tentials and obstacles within Laclau’s work for critical media studies by engaging with the role of Marx-ism, capitalism and critique. First, the paper addresses the relation between Marxism...... and post-Marxism by arguing that rather than abandoning Marxism, Laclau actively situates his own work as a dialogue with and against this tradition. Second, the paper addresses the relation between Laclau’s analysis of so-called globalised capitalism and political struggle, which leads to a discussion...... and needs to receive further attention by future research. By providing an extended discussion of Laclau’s own work, this paper seeks to contribute to the critical application of discourse theory within the field of media studies and contribute to the on-going dialogue between Marxism, post...

  15. Critique and cure: a dream of uniting psychoanalysis and philosophy.

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    Webster, Jamieson

    2013-06-01

    Critical theory, whose aim was to historicize philosophy through integrating it with the social sciences, turned to psychoanalysis to find its way through an accounting of philosophy after the Second World War. Over 50 years after this initial project, the rift between philosophy and psychoanalysis has never been greater. If Jacques Lacan could be considered one of the few psychoanalysts to maintain and foster links to philosophical thought in the latter half of the 20th century, his work has sadly remained marginal in the clinical field throughout America and Europe. Both critical theory and Lacan remain skeptical of the direction taken by psychoanalysis after Freud. Reflecting on the history of these two disciplines, as well as through an examination of Theodor Adorno's posthumously published dream journal, critique and cure emerge as two dialectically intertwined themes that gain momentum in the dream of the unification of the philosophical and psychoanalytic projects.

  16. Achievable conservation potential in British Columbia: A review and critique

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    1994-01-01

    Energy conservation of British Columbia's Hydro Utility is being reviewed after a two phase report (Synergetic Resources Corp'n, (1994a,1994b)). Phase 2 is the centre of the attention for this review and critique. The information gained in the Phase 1 analysis answered what boundaries were achievable for electrical conservation. Phase 2 was to estimate the conservation potential (1) through technological and operating change and (2) through lifestyle changes of individuals and society in general. The study is part of a new, largely unexplored area of research for electricity utilities, promoting and planning for electricity conservation. While it succeeded in considering the effects of various initiatives on consumers' decisions when purchasing and using technologies, it's shortcomings limit its usefulness. The three main shortcomings of BC Hydro's report are (1) lack of relevant information, (2) questions on the methodology, and (3) lack of connection between Part 1 and Part 2. 2 refs

  17. A critique of Jeffrey D. Sachs's The end of poverty.

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    Henwood, Doug

    2006-01-01

    Jeffrey Sachs's The End of Poverty is a manifesto and how-to guide on ending extreme poverty around the world; it promotes the U.N. Millennium Development Goals. Sachs achieved fame with his policy package for the "stabilization" of Bolivia (which did nothing to relieve Bolivia's poverty), and became advisor to the Yeltsin government in Russia and to Poland, Slovenia, and Estonia as they began their transitions to capitalism (the last three mixed successes; Russia a thorough disaster). Sachs later became more prominent as a critic of development orthodoxy, and was economic advisor to the Jubilee 2000 movement. The End of Poverty is full of sharp critiques of Western imperialism, but his views on the rest of the development business are more conventional.

  18. Constructivism in Science and Science Education: A Philosophical Critique

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    Nola, Robert

    This paper argues that constructivist science education works with an unsatisfactory account of knowledge which affects both its account of the nature of science and of science education. The paper begins with a brief survey of realism and anti-realism in science and the varieties of constructivism that can be found. In the second section the important conception of knowledge and teaching that Plato develops in the Meno is contrasted with constructivism. The section ends with an account of the contribution that Vico (as understood by constructivists), Kant and Piaget have made to constructivist doctrines. Section three is devoted to a critique of the theory of knowledge and the anti-realism of von Glaserfeld. The final section considers the connection, or lack of it, between the constructivist view of science and knowledge and the teaching of science.

  19. A Design Anthropology Critique of Active Aging as Ageism

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    Linda Tonolli

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a design anthropology critique of active aging as ageism in the design of information technologies for seniors. With ageism we refer to narratives coalesced around the label “active aging” in European policies and system design that focus on seniors as a homogeneous group of people in need of help. We discuss the findings of two empirical participatory design projects we have been dealing with: 1 a bottom­-up senior organization in a small village in a mountain area and 2 a series of workshops organized with seniors in an urban area. In both cases, the relations between the anthropologist and the people involved, prompted reflexive moments that brought anthropological relocations of the designers' perspective. In conclusion, we stress how such relocations could benefit participatory designs through the concept of design by subtraction and the adoption of a feminist perspective.

  20. A Critique of Block on Abortion and Child Abandonment

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    Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available The present paper offers a critique of Block on the issues of abortion and child abandonment. Block regards aborting a fetus or abandoning a child as an instance of exercising one’s libertarian right of expelling trespassers from one’s private property. I argue that the above reasoning is flawed due to the lack of the appreciation of the fact that if one voluntarily initiates the causal chain which leads to someone else ending up on his property, the latter person cannot be considered a trespasser. Furthermore, in the light of the above observation, any direct effects resulting from that person’s eviction should be considered the responsibility of the property’s owner. All of this follows from the simple logical fact that in all links of the causal chain under consideration the owner is the ultimate causal agent.

  1. Approches novatrices pour la création d'emplois pour les jeunes et ...

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    En Afrique de l'Est, malgré des taux de croissance impressionnants, la réduction de la pauvreté et la création d'emplois demeurent limitées, en particulier pour les jeunes. Compte tenu de l'ampleur de la croissance démographique en Afrique et de l'inaptitude du secteur structuré à créer des emplois pour les jeunes, ...

  2. Le retour de la sociologie urbaine critique, enfin.

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    Bernard Jouve

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available La lecture de cet ouvrage suscite à la fois le respect et la gratitude. Le respect car, N. Brenner, jeune sociologue à la carrière fulgurante, nous propose une mise en perspective et un état des lieux qui était devenu absolument indispensable de la recherche en sciences sociales portant sur les liens entre la transformation des États européens et la place qu’occupent les villes dans un ordre politique et économique en recomposition. Pour ceux qui s’intéressent à ce vaste chantier ...

  3. Boundedness beyond reification: cosmopolitan teacher education as critique

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    Claudia Schumann

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Certain strands of cosmopolitanism have been criticized on various occasions for merely mirroring the mental framework of a global elite that stresses positive attitudes to mobility, flexibility, and disinterested objective detachment to the detriment of ‘rooted’, local and national values. In this way, it is argued, it presents a one-sided opportunistic or naively affirmative picture of processes of globalization rather than taking seriously the challenges posed by the inherently normative dimension of cosmopolitan thought and practice. The present paper will argue for a return to the critical core of the cosmopolitan idea and proposes that the critique of reification, which recently received renewed interest by philosophers of the so-called third generation Frankfurt School, can serve as a vital tool for re-imagining cosmopolitan teacher education as critique. In particular, the discussion around the recent turn towards a standards and competencies oriented teacher education in Germany will be critically examined in this regard. Rather than presenting a mere factual description of our thinking, judgments and actions, a cosmopolitan orientation should be concerned with reminding us of the importance of a continuous critical challenge of their validity. Firstly, the concept of reification will be shown to provide the conceptual resources to describe and select relevant characteristics of contemporary social pathologies that cannot be adequately captured within liberal social philosophies. A closer analysis of reification as a deficient relation to oneself, to others, or to the world will then lead to the second question of how to conceive of non-reifying forms of relatedness, commitment and boundedness as enabling new forms of expressive freedom. Instead of one-sided, narrow and hasty reactions towards a perceived ‘global challenge’—either fetishizing borders or their transgression, an critical educational cosmopolitanism should bring

  4. De meilleurs emplois pour l'Asie

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    Offrir de meilleurs emplois en Asie exigera des interventions créatives de la part des gouvernements, des employeurs et des entrepreneurs. Le CRDI aide les établisse- ments de recherche à trouver des .... de dollars en 2014, ont entraîné une expansion majeure des emplois pour les. Bangladaises. On s'attend à ce que ...

  5. Prix du pétrole : tendances à long terme et enjeux pour les biocarburants

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    Maisonnier Guy

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available L’identification des grandes tendances et des paramètres critiques de l’évolution du prix du pétrole brut et des carburants est un des éléments avec la question du changement climatique pour définir des politiques publiques en matière de développement de filières de carburants alternatifs dans les transports. Le travail présenté ici essaie de proposer une grille d’analyse dans ce sens à la fois sur l’appréciation du marché à court terme (part des phénomènes géopolitiques et sur les scénarios possibles de long terme. Les notions de prix plancher (basé sur le coût marginal de production et de prix plafond (coût de solutions alternatives ou de substitution sont explicitées comme éléments définissant la fenêtre de variation des prix du pétrole brut sur un marché international. Des scénarios sur les changements possibles de l’offre (par exemple sur les bruts non conventionnels et de la demande (sous contrainte CO2 sont présentés pour évaluer cette fourchette possible : de 80 à 160 $/b en dollar constant. Les scénarios des prix des carburants et particulièrement celui du gazole sont ensuite déduits de cette analyse, à partir desquels sont positionnés les prix des biocarburants (ici issus des huiles végétales et donc les enjeux de leur compétitivité économique hors mécanismes d’incitation.

  6. Gestion publique de l'eau potable, développement urbain durable et Majel-s (citernes d'eau pour l'eau de pluie) à Sfax en Tunisie

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    International audience; En dépit de ces ressources limitées, inégalement réparties sur le territoire, la Tunisie a pu assurer jusqu'ici un accès à l'eau potable pour l'ensemble de la population des villes et pour la majeure partie des campagnes. Outil et moyen d'aménagement et d'intégration à l'urbanité, ce service " vital " traverse aujourd'hui une étape critique de son évolution. Alors que dans plusieurs pays et sous la pression de la globalisation, l'eau potable est passée aux mains du cap...

  7. Aller au cinéma pour apprendre à être « moderne » ? Movie-going as a way to learn to be “modern”? The experience of the movie theater in Beijing: end of the 1910’s – beginning of the 1920’s.

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    Anne Kerlan

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Si le cinéma des premiers temps, en Chine, a investi des lieux traditionnels de la culture chinoise (maisons de thé, jardins, salles de théâtre et d’opéra, l’idée s’est rapidement imposée que le spectacle cinématographique devait se dérouler en un lieu susceptible de refléter son entière nouveauté, tant dans l’architecture et l’aménagement intérieur de la salle, que dans les règles de conduite édictées pour le personnel comme pour les spectateurs. Ceci était particulièrement vrai des salles de cinéma projetant des films occidentaux, comme si aller voir un film américain, allemand ou français, était perçu comme un forme d’apprentissage global à la modernité occidentale que ces films exposaient. Cet article se propose d’étudier la façon dont le public de Pékin a adopté les nouveaux rites du spectacle cinématographique en étudiant l’histoire d’une salle très particulière, le théâtre Lumière véritable (Zhenguang xiyuan, lieu de mise en pratique de règles de conduite inspirées de celles supposées en vigueur dans les salles occidentales. Mais on verra aussi que si le spectacle cinématographique permettait une certaine expérience de la modernité occidentale, il n’en fut pas moins adapté localement par les spectateurs pékinois en fonction d’exigences propres aux milieux sociaux concernés.  Movie at its beginnings in China took over many places traditionally dedicated to Chinese culture (teahouse, gardens, theater and opera houses; however, it became very quickly obvious that movie screenings should be held in places that could mirror the novelty of the show, either by the architecture, the design of the room or by the etiquette. This was particularly true for theaters where western films were screened: going to see such films could be conceived as a global experience, a way to learn in all aspects the western modernity carried by these products. This article explains, through the

  8. The Primacy of Cognition or of Perception? A Phenomenological Critique of the Theoretical Bases of Science Education

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    This paper is a phenomenological critique of a particular trend in educational research and practice, which is identified as cognitivism. The basic feature of this trend is a one-sided and exclusive focus on conceptual cognition and concept formation, with a simultaneous neglect of sense experience. It is argued that this kind of thinking is the result of the reception by education of epistemological theories, which have an objective alien to that of education, which is the all-round development of human personality. The discussion draws mainly upon the philosophies of Dewey, Husserl and Merleau-Ponty. It is argued that present, mainstream theories of science education need to be complemented with phenomenological perspectives. This would make the transition from immediate life world experience to the idealizations of scientific theories less difficult for students. It would also contribute towards less alienation between man and nature.

  9. Projecting Politics: The Grapes of Wrath Les Raisins de la colère : Une critique politique

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    Stephen J. Whitfield

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Publié en 1939 et adapté à l’écran l’année suivante, Les Raisins de la colère, roman de John Steinbeck, eut un impact immédiat et extraordinaire pour le portrait sans concession qu’il dressait d’un capitalisme américain qui semblait avoir abandonné sa progéniture la plus loyale, la plus assidue et la plus courageuse, celle qui labourait la terre en plein cœur de la république. Écrit à la toute fin de la « Décennie rouge », mais juste avant que les États-Unis entrent dans la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Les Raisins de la colère exprimaient, d’une certaine manière, la colère accumulée contre un système économique qui avait trahi le prolétariat rural. Le roman tout comme le film de John Ford (1940 furent compris par le grand public de l’époque, et bien des années plus tard, comme une protestation clairement gauchiste, voire radicale, contre une telle injustice. Mais cet essai montre combien les idées politiques de ces œuvres jumelées sont en réalité difficiles à saisir et combien il est hasardeux de définir, quel que soit l’effort rétrospectif, la critique que Steinbeck et Ford ont proposée dans leur version des Raisins de la colère, une œuvre inoubliable, déchirante mais ambiguë sur le plan politique.

  10. Study and optimization of the performances of the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter for the physics at LHC; Etude et optimisation des performances du calorimetre electromagnetique de l'experience CMS pour la physique au LHC

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    The CMS experiment (Compact Muon Solenoid) is one of the two multi-purpose experiments of the proton-proton collider LHC (Large Hadron Collider). One of the main goals of CMS is the search for the Higgs boson. The collaboration has chosen an electromagnetic calorimeter made of about 75000 scintillating lead tungstate crystals PbWO{sub 4}, at the same time fast, radiation hard, and extremely precise, especially in the energy range for the Higgs boson search, in the channel where it decays in 2 photons. The five first chapters of this thesis present the LHC, the CMS detector and notably the electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL). The sixth chapter presents a test beam analysis realized in 2004 at CERN with an electron beam of different energies (20-250 GeV) incident on a part (1/36) of the calorimeter barrel called super-module. A study of the energy measurement variation within 9 (3*3) and 25 (5*5) crystals matrices as function of the impact position of the initial electron was done to infer a correction method of the energy measured as function of different parameters. This method has improved very significantly the energy resolution of the calorimeter in the test beam configuration. The last chapter of this thesis presents an application of this correction method for the electrons and photons in the full simulation chain of CMS. The energy reconstruction of photons and electrons is more complicated compared to the test beam case, because of an important amount of matter in front of the calorimeter and of the strong magnetic field in the central part of the CMS detector. The photons have a non negligible probability to convert into an electron-positron pair before the calorimeter, while the electrons (and positrons), whose trajectory is bent in the transverse plan, lose energy in the matter and can emit a random number of Bremsstrahlung photons. A reconstruction algorithm of the electrons and photons energy has been developed to take into account this issue and to

  11. Experimental setup for deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) experiment in hall A at Jefferson Laboratory; Dispositif experimental pour la diffusion Compton virtuelle dans le regime profondement inelastique dans le hall A au Jefferson Laboratory

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    The Hall A Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) experiment used the 5.757 GeV polarized electron beam available at Jefferson Laboratory and ran from september until december 2004. Using the standard Hall A left high resolution spectrometer three kinematical points were taken at a fixed x{sub b}(jorken) = 0.32 value for three Q{sup 2} values: 1.5 GeV{sup 2}, 1.91 GeV{sup 2}, 2.32 GeV{sup 2}. An electromagnetic Lead Fluoride calorimeter and a proton detector scintillator array designed to work at a luminosity of 10{sup 37} cm{sup -2}s{sup -1} were added to ensure the exclusivity of the DVCS reaction. In addition to the new detectors new custom electronics was used: a calorimeter trigger module which determines if an electron photon coincidence has occurred and a sampling system allowing to deal with pile-up events during the offline analysis. Finally the data from the kinematic at Q{sup 2} = 2.32 GeV{sup 2} and s = 5.6 GeV{sup 2} allowed to get a preliminary result for the exclusive {pi}{sup 0} electroproduction on the proton. (author)

  12. Sustainable ICT: A Critique from the Perspective of World Systems Theory

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    Part 1: Society, Social Responsibility, Ethics and ICT; International audience; Even though the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) industry has historically been spared the critique of being environmentally unfriendly, society has as of late recognised the negative environmental effects of the ICT industry. However, such critique has been gradually replaced by the concept of Sustainable ICT, in which ICT is almost seen as a saviour, something with big potential of solving economic...

  13. Under the Gaze of Double Critique:De-colonisation, De-sacralisation and the Orphan Book

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    Abstract: Instead of the orientalist reformist paradigm as frame and episteme, Khatibi proposes a theory of double critique, critical liminality that targets, in a bi-directional movement, a Eurocentric or Orientalist discourse and an ethnocentric local discourse. Three critical concepts, constitutive of the theory of double critique: decolonisation, desacralisation and the orphan book are operative in Khatibi ́s analysis of Orientalism, identity, and the issue of origin. As a professional ou...

  14. An Analysis of the Critique of Kant’s “Categorical”

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    2012-09-01

    This rule underpins an important ethical school which is known as “Obligationism”. Although this school has attracted many scholars of ethics philosophy, there are also many critiques against it. This article aims to study and analyze “the critique of maximal categorical” in such school with regard to Islamic ethics in order to show that the attempts of those who have tried to prove the compatibility of this rule with Islamic ethics are in vain and lead to no result.

  15. Pitié pour les grandes villes !

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    Full Text Available Roger Caillois disait, en 1938, qu´il existe "une représentation de la grande ville, assez puissante sur les imaginations pour que jamais en pratique ne soit posée la question de son exactitude, créée de toute pièce par le livre, assez répandue néanmoins pour faire partie de l´atmosphère mentale collective et posséder par suite une certaine force de contrainte"(Le mythe et l´homme, p.156 [c´est lui qui souligne]. En 1996, la presse française a consacré dossiers et articles à "Habitat II...

  16. Gestion des risques : histoire, définition et critique

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    L’étude de la gestion des risques a débuté après la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. La gestion des risques a pendant longtemps été associée à l’utilisation de l’assurance de marché pour protéger les individus et les entreprises contre différentes pertes associées à des accidents. Des formes de gestion des risques purs, alternatives à l’assurance de marché, ont pris forme durant les années 1950 lorsque l’assurance de marché a été perçue très coûteuse et incomplète. L’utilisation des produits dérivés...

  17. Beethoven recordings reviewed: A systematic method for mapping the content of music performance critique

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    Elena eAlessandri

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Critical reviews offer invaluable, rich data that can be utilized to investigate how musical experiences are conceptualized by experts. However, these data also present significant challenges in terms of organization, analysis, and interpretation. This study presents a new systematic method for examining written responses to music, tested on a substantial corpus of music critique. One hundred critical reviews of Beethoven’s piano sonata recordings, published in the Gramophone between August 1934 and July 2010, were selected using in-depth data reduction (qualitative/quantitative approach. The texts were then examined using thematic analysis in order to generate a visual descriptive model of expert critical review. This model reveals how the concept of evaluation permeates critical review. The model also distinguishes between two types of descriptors. The first characterizes the performance on specific actions or features of the musical sound (musical parameters, technique and energy; the second appeals to higher-order properties (artistic style, character and emotion, musical structure, communicativeness or assumed performer qualities (understanding, intentionality, spontaneity, sensibility, control, and care. The new model provides a first methodological guide and conceptual basis for future studies of critical review in any genre.

  18. The Mediated Figure of Hmong Farmer, Hmong Studies, and Asian American Critique

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this article is two-fold: First, it argues for critical engagement between Hmong Studies and Asian American Studies. Second, to illustrate the productivity of such engagement,this article analyzes the media coverage of an incident involving Hmong American farmers and their white neighbors in Eagan, Minnesota, June 2010. The focal question is how media discourses around farming and immigration serve to racialize Hmong American identities. Thisanalysis shows that Hmong Americans experience “Asiatic racialization” in that they are either discursively cast outside of the imagined American nation, or included contingent uponassimilation and conformity. Critiquing both the exclusionary and assimilative narratives, this article explicates the inherent contradictions of the U.S. nationalism, referencing both existingHmong Studies literature and Asian Americanist discourses on race and nation. Both bodies of work foreground the historical and social construction of identities, as well as the simultaneous,intertwined workings of race, class, gender/sexuality and nation. Critical dialogues could generate new ideas and possibilities for both Asian American Studies and Hmong Studies.

  19. Automated Guidance for Thermodynamics Essays: Critiquing Versus Revisiting

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    Donnelly, Dermot F.; Vitale, Jonathan M.; Linn, Marcia C.

    2015-12-01

    Middle school students struggle to explain thermodynamics concepts. In this study, to help students succeed, we use a natural language processing program to analyze their essays explaining the aspects of thermodynamics and provide guidance based on the automated score. The 346 sixth-grade students were assigned to either the critique condition where they criticized an explanation or the revisit condition where they reviewed visualizations. Within each condition, the student was assigned one of two types of tailored guidance based on the sophistication of their original essay. Both forms of guidance led to significant improvement in student understanding on the posttest. Guidance was more effective for students with low prior knowledge than for those with high prior knowledge (consistent with regression toward the mean). However, analysis of student responses to the guidance illustrates the value of aligning guidance with prior knowledge. All students were required to revise their essay as an embedded assessment. While effective, teachers involved in this study reported that revising is resisted by students and does not align with typical, vocabulary-focused classroom writing activities.

  20. 'Trick', 'manipulation' and 'farce': Albert Moll's critique of occultism.

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    Wolffram, Heather

    2012-04-01

    In July 1925, the psychiatrist Albert Moll appeared before the district court in Berlin-Schöneberg charged with having defamed the medium Maria Vollhardt (alias Rudloff) in his 1924 book Der Spiritismus [Spiritism]. Supported by some of Berlin's most prominent occultists, the plaintiff--the medium's husband--argued that Moll's use of terms such as 'trick', 'manipulation' and 'farce' in reference to Vollhardt's phenomena had been libellous. In the three-part trial that followed, however, Moll's putative affront to the medium--of which he was eventually acquitted--was overshadowed, on the one hand, by a debate over the scientific status of parapsychology, and on the other, by the question of who--parapsychologists, occultists, psychiatrists or jurists--was entitled to claim epistemic authority over the occult. This paper will use the Rudloff-Moll trial as a means of examining Moll's critique of occultism, not only as it stood in the mid-1920s, but also as it had developed since the 1880s. It will also provide insight into the views of Germany's occultists and parapsychologists, who argued that their legitimate bid for scientific credibility was hindered by Dunkelmänner [obscurantists] such as Albert Moll.

  1. Surveillance, Snowden, and Big Data: Capacities, consequences, critique

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    David Lyon

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The Snowden revelations about National Security Agency surveillance, starting in 2013, along with the ambiguous complicity of internet companies and the international controversies that followed provide a perfect segue into contemporary conundrums of surveillance and Big Data. Attention has shifted from late C20th information technologies and networks to a C21st focus on data, currently crystallized in “Big Data.” Big Data intensifies certain surveillance trends associated with information technology and networks, and is thus implicated in fresh but fluid configurations. This is considered in three main ways: One, the capacities of Big Data (including metadata intensify surveillance by expanding interconnected datasets and analytical tools. Existing dynamics of influence, risk-management, and control increase their speed and scope through new techniques, especially predictive analytics. Two, while Big Data appears to be about size, qualitative change in surveillance practices is also perceptible, accenting consequences. Important trends persist – the control motif, faith in technology, public-private synergies, and user-involvement – but the future-orientation increasingly severs surveillance from history and memory and the quest for pattern-discovery is used to justify unprecedented access to data. Three, the ethical turn becomes more urgent as a mode of critique. Modernity's predilection for certain definitions of privacy betrays the subjects of surveillance who, so far from conforming to the abstract, disembodied image of both computing and legal practices, are engaged and embodied users-in-relation whose activities both fuel and foreclose surveillance.

  2. Mind-body Dualism: A critique from a Health Perspective**

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    Mehta, Neeta

    2011-01-01

    Philosophical theory about the nature of human beings has far reaching consequences on our understanding of various issues faced by them. Once taken as self-evident, it becomes the foundation on which knowledge gets built. The cause of concern is that this theoretical framework rarely gets questioned despite its inherent limitations and self-defeating consequences, leading to crisis in the concerned field. The field, which is facing crisis today, is that of medicine, and the paradigmatic stance that is responsible for the crisis is Cartesian dualism—a view that mind and body are essentially separate entities. This paper discusses Cartesian dualism in the context of the practice of medicine. Focusing more closely on how disease, health and treatment are defined through this position, the paper builds up its critique by throwing light on its accomplishments, limitations and self-defeating consequences. The paper also seeks to understand why this dualism is still alive despite its disavowal from philosophers, health practitioners and lay people. PMID:21694971

  3. Mind-body Dualism: A critique from a Health Perspective.

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    Mehta, Neeta

    2011-01-01

    Philosophical theory about the nature of human beings has far reaching consequences on our understanding of various issues faced by them. Once taken as self-evident, it becomes the foundation on which knowledge gets built. The cause of concern is that this theoretical framework rarely gets questioned despite its inherent limitations and self-defeating consequences, leading to crisis in the concerned field. The field, which is facing crisis today, is that of medicine, and the paradigmatic stance that is responsible for the crisis is Cartesian dualism-a view that mind and body are essentially separate entities. This paper discusses Cartesian dualism in the context of the practice of medicine. Focusing more closely on how disease, health and treatment are defined through this position, the paper builds up its critique by throwing light on its accomplishments, limitations and self-defeating consequences. The paper also seeks to understand why this dualism is still alive despite its disavowal from philosophers, health practitioners and lay people.

  4. The problematization of medical tourism: a critique of neoliberalism.

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    Smith, Kristen

    2012-04-01

    The past two decades have seen the extensive privatisation and marketisation of health care in an ever reaching number of developing countries. Within this milieu, medical tourism is being promoted as a rational economic development strategy for some developing nations, and a makeshift solution to the escalating waiting lists and exorbitant costs of health care in developed nations. This paper explores the need to problematize medical tourism in order to move beyond one dimensional neoliberal discourses that have, to date, dominated the arena. In this problematization, the paper discusses a range of understandings and uses of the term 'medical tourism' and situates it within the context of the neoliberal economic development of health care internationally. Drawing on theory from critical medical anthropology and health and human rights perspectives, the paper critically analyzes the assumed independence between the medical tourism industry and local populations facing critical health issues, where social, cultural and economic inequities are widening in terms of access, cost and quality of health care. Finally, medical tourism is examined in the local context of India, critiquing the increasingly indistinct roles played by government and private sectors, whilst linking these shifts to global market forces. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  5. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: An Islamic critique

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    Anke Iman Bouzenita

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Abraham Maslow’s model of the hierarchy of needs is pervasive in many academic specialisations. After a short description of the model, this article summarises the existing criticisms. While criticism on the empirical validity of the model and its ethno-centricity are frequently mentioned in the literature, the authors of this article give special focus on the missing consideration of the spiritual aspect of human existence in Maslow’s model. The study explores reasons for the commodification of the model (i.e. the divorcing of the model from its substance and using it simply as a commodity and the non-consideration of Maslow’s later changes. Special focus is laid on the usage of this model in marketing, given its position as a field which embodies the capitalist perspective so completely through, particularly, advertising but also through the conceptualisation of people. The article describes the model’s diverse reception in Muslim academic circles. It offers an Islamic critique of both its foundations and its usage. The study concludes that attempts at harmonising the model with the higher objectives (maqāṣid of the Sharī‘ah do not do justice to either model.

  6. Human rights and cultural rights: An anthropological critique

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    Vasiljević Jelena

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    Full Text Available The paper starts by examining some of the key conceptual problems related to the idea of human rights, as well as some key arguments raised in defence of human rights as universal and emacipatory modern project. This is followed by a discussion on cultural rights, sometimes understood as a correction of human rights’ universalism, at other times taken as their „logical extension“; it will be shown how human rights have gradually begun to be amalgamated with cultural and collective rights. The third section of the paper continues with an overview of anthropological critique of cultural (and collective rights, with an emphasis on ethnographies critically examining the domination of the „rights talk“ in perceptions and self-perceptions of various local „cultural“ struggles. Finally, the issue of the universality of human rights is reexamined from the perspective of the particularity of citizens’ rights with the aim of questioning the validity of their conceptual demarcation. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 43007 i br. 41004

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    Programme: Governance and Justice ... La création de zones économiques frontalières constitue une importante stratégie d'industrialisation pour la Thaïlande et ouvre de nouvelles perspectives pour deux ... Una Hakika : Porter à grande échelle les solutions numériques pour la gestion des conflits au Kenya et en Birmanie.

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    Élaboration et essai pilote de modèles d'affaires pour obtenir des résultats à vaste échelle pour la transformation mécanisée des plantes fourragères. Projet. On retrouve en Afrique du Nord des écosystèmes marginaux, ainsi qu'une grande population rurale qui dépend sur des systèmes de cultures irriguées pour leur ...

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    ... a caractérisé un espace pastoral en utilisant une approche écologique. Il s''agit de la dendrométrie pour l''étude des peuplements ligneux et la méthode phytoécologique pour la végétation. Les... Plateforme participative d'information pour l'adaptation des communautés vulnérables aux changements climatiques : rapport ...

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    La prévention et la gestion de la cryptosporidiose sont lourdes pour les hôpitaux et pour les vétérinaires. Il ressort de travaux de recherche soutenus par le CRDI sur les risques pour la santé présents dans les petites fermes laitières situées dans des régions urbaines pauvres du Kenya qu'il est plus dangereux de manger ...

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    La prévention et la gestion de la cryptosporidiose sont lourdes pour les hôpitaux et pour les vétérinaires. Il ressort de travaux de recherche soutenus par le CRDI sur les risques pour la santé présents dans les petites fermes laitières situées dans des régions urbaines pauvres du Kenya qu'il est plus dangereux de manger ...

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    La valeur de l'environnement – Faire appel à l'économie pour forger un avenir sous le signe de la durabilité. L'économie de l'environnement permet de déterminer les causes sous-jacentes des problèmes environnementaux et de trouver des solutions bénéfiques pour la population comme pour la planète. Depuis 1993, le ...

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    La valeur de l'environnement – Faire appel à l'économie pour forger un avenir sous le signe de la durabilité. L'économie de l'environnement permet de déterminer les causes sous-jacentes des problèmes environnementaux et de trouver des solutions bénéfiques pour la population comme pour la planète. Depuis 1993, le ...

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    Un counselling a été systématique prodigué comportant le principe de base et les 10 règles qui concourent à expliciter la proscription du coton-tige pour le nettoyage. Conclusion : Ce travail est un plaidoyer pour proscrire l'utilisation du coton-tige ou de tous autres instruments pour enlever le cérumen, ce qui est inutile, ...

  16. The effect of pouring time on the dimensional stability of casts made from conventional and extended-pour irreversible hydrocolloids by 3D modelling

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    Hasan Ö. Gümüş

    2015-09-01

    Conclusion: All of the conventional and extended-pour impression materials tested in this study can be poured up to 24 hours with accuracy, if impressions are correctly stored. Extended-pour impression materials (ColorChange, Hydrogum 5, and Hydrocolor 5 can be poured up to 120 hours, if stored correctly.

  17. Being Itself and the Being of Beings : Reading Aristotle’s Critique of Parmenides (Physics 1.3) after Metaphysics

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    The essay studies Aristotle’s critique of Parmenides (Physics 1.3) in the light of the Heideggerian account of Platonic-Aristotelian metaphysics as an approach to being (Sein) in terms of beings (das Seiende). Aristotle’s critique focuses on the presuppositions of the Parmenidean thesis of the unity of being. It is argued that a close study of the presuppositions of Aristotle’s own critique reveals an important difference between the Aristotelian metaphysical framework and the ...

  18. Stealing land in the name of religion: A Rastafari religio-political critique of land theft by global imperial forces

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    Roderick Hewitt

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The issue of land has been central to Rastafari origins and ideological construct. Ethiopia, Africa, Babylon, Zion and Jamaica are symbols that point not only to physical location but also their ideological and psychological identity formation. This article uses Rastafari hermeneutics to critique the phenomenon of African Jamaican uprooting and dispossession of and from their land by powerful and global conglomerate forces that use the instrument of politics, economic and religion to accomplish their agenda. This article uses the Rastafari theological reflections, a theoretical framework that employs the phenomenon of faith, tradition and experience to interrogate the phenomenon of displacement of people through land theft. The religio-political narrative of Jamar Rolando McNaughton Jr, a young Jamaican reggae artist popularly known by his stage name Chronixx, will serve as the principal lens through which to interrogate the phenomenon of landlessness among the poor, primarily within the Jamaican context.

  19. Intranasal oxytocin effects on social cognition: a critique.

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    Evans, Simon L; Dal Monte, Olga; Noble, Pamela; Averbeck, Bruno B

    2014-09-11

    The last decade has seen a large number of published findings supporting the hypothesis that intranasally delivered oxytocin (OT) can enhance the processing of social stimuli and regulate social emotion-related behaviors such as trust, memory, fidelity, and anxiety. The use of nasal spray for administering OT in behavioral research has become a standard method, but many questions still exist regarding its action. OT is a peptide that cannot cross the blood-brain barrier, and it has yet to be shown that it does indeed reach the brain when delivered intranasally. Given the evidence, it seems highly likely that OT does affect behavior when delivered as a nasal spray. These effects may be driven by at least three possible mechanisms. First, the intranasally delivered OT may diffuse directly into the CNS where it directly engages OT receptors. Second, the intranasally delivered OT may trigger increased central release via an indirect peripheral mechanism. And third, the indirect peripheral effects may directly lead to behavioral effects via some mechanism other than increased central release. Although intranasally delivered OT likely affects behavior, there are conflicting reports as to the exact nature of those behavioral changes: some studies suggest that OT effects are not always "pro-social" and others suggest effects on social behaviors are due to a more general anxiolytic effect. In this critique, we draw from work in healthy human populations and the animal literature to review the mechanistic aspects of intranasal OT delivery, and to discuss intranasal OT effects on social cognition and behavior. We conclude that future work should control carefully for anxiolytic and gender effects, which could underlie inconsistencies in the existing literature. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled Oxytocin and Social Behav. © 2013 Published by Elsevier B.V.

  20. The theory of social representations: overview and critique

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    Matej Černigoj

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available There is no doubt that the theory of social representations is one of the most popular, but at the same time one of the most controversial theories in contemporary social psychology. Its author, Serge Moscovici, conceived it with the explicit intention to create an alternative to the prevailing individualistic and psychologising, North-American social psychology. The theory of social representations is aimed at being a new social-psyhological paradigm, which would enable this scientific field to occupy a central place among the social sciencies. This place is supposed to be reserved for the field that would be able to connect the individual and the collective level of explanation of human behaviour. Because of such promisses, the theory of social representations took over the immagination of many european scholars, and research that refers to it in some way is abundant. However, there is also a darker side to the theory. It is incomplete and full of internal inconsistencies. Some authors repeatedly stress these points, but apparently without any considerable success. The theory of social representations has recently been presented in Slovenia (Vec, 1999, but without any serious attempt of evaluation and therefore, in my view, in an unsatisfactory way. Here I try to fill this gap, and so I focus on the logical structure of the theory and at its existing critiques. At the same time I try to explain the reasons for the theory's great popularity from a historical and socio-psychological point of view. In order to accomplish all that, I try to present the theory of social representations first, which — although already attempted many times — is by no means an easy task.

  1. Foucault and the Critique of the Liberal Theory of Sovereignty

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    Bilba Corneliu

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I attempt to analyze Foucault’s critique of Hobbes’ theory of sovereignty as articulated in his lectures at the College de France. In these lectures Foucault aims to show that the liberal theories of sovereignty are “economical,” in that they discuss the problem of the establishment of political power on the model of “free exchanges.” According to Foucault, this would presuppose the existence of a substance, or essence of power, which clearly contradicts the notion that the origin of the “strategic” and the “relational” interpretation of power must be sought in Hobbes. In order to deny Hobbes’ the paternity of the idea that “politics means continuing war by other means,” Foucault shows that it is compatible with neither Boulainvilliers’ interpretation of history as a “war of the races” nor Nietzsche’s belief in the agnostic nature of knowledge. As a matter of fact, Hobbes’ interest was to pacify history, which requires freezing over all relations based on force. Foucault’s evidence is that Hobbes reduces the notion of sovereignty by acquisition to the notion of sovereignty by contract. I try to show that the opposite interpretation is equally valid, namely that, given that the sovereign would still be left in the “state of nature,” contractual sovereignty can be regarded as the sovereign’s “acquisition” of his subjects. The exercise of sovereignty in its traditional sense would thus assume the shape of a constant struggle against human nature, which can be disciplined but never improved upon. Paradoxically, this interpretation is even more “Foucauldian” than Foucault’s, but the problems it uncovers are of Foucault’s own making.

  2. La construction interculturelle d'une critique théorique en santé communautaire : le cas de la pédagogie de Freire

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    HÉLÈNE LAPERRIÈRE

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available L’article vise à mieux comprendre les stratégies de diffusion et d’exportation de la pédagogie brésilienne de Paulo Freire dans la formation académique en santé communautaire et en santé publique. Ces stratégies ont permis d’incorporer cette pédagogie dite « critique » à des sociétés et à des époques très différentes. Dans le cadre de cet article, une analyse socio-historique de manuscrits originaux brésiliens est présentée. L’étude montre la genèse et l’évolution des idées reliées à la pédagogie freirienne dans le contexte plus large de l’éducation des couches populaires. La production nationale de produits intellectuels d’exportation, lessivés et travesties pour mieux répondre aux exigences internes des marchés américains, qui les importent en santé communautaire, nous a donné l’image d’un Freire, conciliateur, non-directif et apolitique.

  3. DROIT ET DÉMOCRATIE CHEZ HANS KELSEN. LA CRITIQUE KELSÉNIENNE DE LA PERSONNALISATION DE L’ÉTAT

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    Soraya Nour Sckell

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Cette étude analyse comment Kelsen, pour libérer le droit et la démocratie des traces de ce qu'il appelle les hypostases collectives ou la mythologie de l'âme collective, prend position face aux grandes théories de la sociologie et de la psychologie sociale de son temps (Durkheim, Simmel, Weber et Freud. D'abord, il s'agira de montrer comment Kelsen critique les métaphores de l'âme collective ; ensuite, de montrer comment la pensée kelsénienne sur le droit et la démocratie essaie d'échapper aux problèmes liés à la métaphore de l'âme collective. Cela peut laisser entrevoir quelques points communs entre la théorie de Kelsen et les théories contemporaines sur le droit et la démocratie libérées des prémisses de l'idée d'une communauté homogène.

  4. Un logiciel pour la justice | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    28 oct. 2010 ... Evsys peut par ailleurs être adapté pour répondre aux besoins spécifiques d'un organisme. À LIRE ÉGALEMENT. HURIDOCS Site Web de Human Rights Information and DOCumentation Systems, International (HURIDOCS). HuriSearch. Moteur permettant de faire des recherches dans les sites Web de ...

  5. A feminist critique of foundational nursing research and theory on transition to motherhood.

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    Parratt, Jenny A; Fahy, Kathleen M

    2011-08-01

    is using 'transition to motherhood theory' the best way to guide midwives in providing woman-centred care? contemporary research about changes to women's embodied sense of self during childbearing is influenced by foundational research and theory about the transition to motherhood. Rubin and Mercer are two key nursing authors whose work on transition to motherhood theory still shapes the ways in which a woman's experience of change during childbearing is understood in midwifery. using a feminist post-structural framework, Rubin and Mercer's theory and research is described, critiqued and discussed. Rubin and Mercer used pre-existing theories and concepts that had the effect of finding similarities and discarding differences between women. Rubin and Mercer's theory and research is an expression of humanistic philosophy. This philosophy creates frameworks that have an assumed, disempowered role for childbearing women. Their research used a logico-empirical, quantitative approach. Qualitative interpretive or constructivist approaches offer more appropriate ways to study the highly individualised, embodied, lived experience of a woman's changing self during childbearing. Rubin and Mercer's theory is baby-centred. Transition to motherhood theory privileges the position of experts in directing how a woman should become a mother. This has the effect of making midwives agents for the social control of women. Rubin and Mercer's transition to motherhood theory is a well-intentioned product of its time. The theory is inconsistent with contemporary midwifery philosophy which promotes a woman-centred partnership between the midwife and the woman. The usefulness of this outdated nursing theory in midwifery teaching, research or practice is debatable. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Changements climatiques | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    L'objectif du programme Changements climatiques consiste à appuyer des partenariats et des réseaux visant à rassembler des données probantes pour trouver des solutions et utiliser les technologies en vue d'obtenir des gains sociaux et économiques et d'atténuer les effets des changements climatiques pour l'avenir.

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    Bien que la recherche a largement montré que les adolescents ont besoin de réseaux sociaux positifs et de connexions interpersonnelles – capital social positif – pour devenir des adultes productifs et socialement responsables, le capital social, son fonctionnement et le rôle essentiel qu'il joue pour diminuer la délinquance ...

  8. Rapports financiers trimestriels | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour ...

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    Rapports financiers trimestriels. 2017. Rapport financier trimestriel pour le trimestre qui a pris fin le 30 septembre 2017 · Rapport financier trimestriel pour le trimestre qui a pris fin le 30 juin 2017 · Analyse de la direction et États financiers 2016–2017 ...

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    Approximation point par point pour la resolution du probleme de dirichlet dans un disque pour l'equation elliptique du second ordre a coefficients constants dans le cas ou les racines de l'equation caracteristique sont distinctes. AMJ Tchalla, K Tcharie ...

  10. Villes durables intelligentes | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    6 juin 2016 ... Smart Cities for Sustainable Development. Elsa Estevez, Nuno Vasco Lopes et Tomasz Janowski. On prévoit que de 2014 à 2050, la population urbaine mondiale devrait croître de 63 pour cent, comparativement à une croissance de la population mondiale globale de 32 pour cent pendant la même ...

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    The death of the main breadwinner, a sick family member who requires medical attention, theft, a fire, or a flood—these misfortunes can wipe out a lifetime of hard work. Read more about Selling security to the poor. Langue English. En 1989, alors qu'il travaillait pour l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'agriculture et ...

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    Management of Water Demand in Africa and the Middle East : Current Practices and Future Needs. Partout en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient, les réserves d'eau potable pour la culture et la transformation des aliments, les utilisations domestiques et urbaines et, ainsi que pour les activités indust. Directeur(s) : David B. Brooks, ...

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    ÉTUDE DE CAS — Chili : Santé, environnement et culture autochtone. Un regain de vie pour les collectivités Mapuche. Les populations autochtones sont parmi les plus pauvres et les plus marginalisées de la planète. Ce sont elles aussi qui sont les plus tributaires, pour leur.

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    La culture du pavot à opium : quelle politique pour l'Afghanistan ? La culture illicite du pavot à opium contribue à la subsistance de millions de paysans afghans, mais il se trouve qu'elle constitue également une source de revenus importants pour les bandes criminalisées.

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    Cependant, il est couramment utilisé comme combustible, dans les régions rurales, pour faire cuire le pain dans un four traditionnel. Objectif du Vietnam : taille optimale pour les entreprises émergentes. La croissance impressionnante du Vietnam depuis les années 1990 lui a permis d'acquérir le statut de pays à revenu ...

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    africain. Il y a deux ans, le Centre de recherches pour le développement international a créé CIME, un programme de communication pour le développement, afin de témoigner de l'importance des interrelations entre la Communication à la base, l'.

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    L'action du CRDI L'adaptation aux changements climatiques. De nouvelles connaissances pour un avenir incertain. Bien avant que l'expression « réchauffement de la planète » ne fasse la manchette, le Centre de recherches pour le développement international (CRDI), organisme.

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    Dans ce profil de 2014, les chercheurs du Tata Institute of Social Sciences Centre pour la politique urbaine et la gouvernance fournissent une base pour comprendre les nombreux visages de Mumbai et comment ses niveaux relativement bas de crime public masquent les nombreuses façons dont les résidents vivent la ...

  19. Analyzing Mass Media through Video Art Education: Popular Pedagogy and Social Critique in the Work of Candice Breitz

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    Spont, Marya

    2010-01-01

    This article begins with the premise that art education should engage with forms of popular visual culture in the art classroom so that students can better understand, evaluate, and critique the world around them. The researcher argues that studying video art with students offers a valuable approach to critiquing film and television, among other…

  20. Critique: A Communicative Event in Design Education--A Qualitative Research on Western Faculty and Asian Students

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    Wong, Ho Lan Helena

    2011-01-01

    Critique is a communicative and sociable event in which students present their design and critics provide feedback. Students often find it difficult to explain their work and articulate their thoughts because most design knowledge is tacit by nature. If design is about new concepts, then in a critique, students have to describe and clearly present…

  1. Medicine and Mind-Body Dualism: A Reply to Mehta's Critique

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    Joubert, Callie

    2014-01-01

    Neeta Mehta recently advanced the thesis that medical practice is facing a crisis today. In her paper “Mind-body dualism: a critique from a health perspective” she attributes the crisis to the philosophy of Descartes and set out to understand why this dualism is still alive despite its disavowal from philosophers, health practitioners and lay people. The aim of my reply to her critique is three-fold. First, I draw attention to a more fundamental problem and show that dualism is inescapable—sc...

  2. Efficacy of exercises to rehabilitate dysphagia: A critique of the literature.

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    Langmore, Susan E; Pisegna, Jessica M

    2015-06-01

    This review critiques the benefit of commonly used rehabilitative exercises for dysphagia. Common goals of rehabilitation for dysphagia and principles of neuroplasticity are introduced as they apply to swallowing and non-swallowing exercises. A critique of published studies is offered regarding their evidence for showing benefit from the exercise. One of five swallow exercises had preliminary evidence for long-term benefit and two of four non-swallow exercises have strong evidence for long-term benefit. Only a minority of exercises prescribed for patients with dysphagia have sufficient evidence for long-term improvement in swallowing.

  3. Bruno Latour, actor-networks, and the critique of critical sociology

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    Spasić Ivana

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper analyzes the theoretical opus of Bruno Latour and his treatment of the concept of critique. In the first section "actor-network theory" is presented through its key notions (actant, network, translation, associations together with Latour’s theory of modernity. In the second section various aspects of the relation between Latour and critique are discussed - first his own criticism of others (standard sociology and especially "critical", i.e. Bourdieu’s sociology, then the criticisms aimed at his work, to conclude with the political ambivalences of Latour’s attempt to develop an "acritical" social theory. .

  4. Development, implementation and critique of a bioethics framework for pharmaceutical sponsors of human biomedical research.

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    Van Campen, Luann E; Therasse, Donald G; Klopfenstein, Mitchell; Levine, Robert J

    2015-11-01

    Pharmaceutical human biomedical research is a multi-dimensional endeavor that requires collaboration among many parties, including those who sponsor, conduct, participate in, or stand to benefit from the research. Human subjects' protections have been promulgated to ensure that the benefits of such research are accomplished with respect for and minimal risk to individual research participants, and with an overall sense of fairness. Although these protections are foundational to clinical research, most ethics guidance primarily highlights the responsibilities of investigators and ethics review boards. Currently, there is no published resource that comprehensively addresses bioethical responsibilities of industry sponsors; including their responsibilities to parties who are not research participants, but are, nevertheless key stakeholders in the endeavor. To fill this void, in 2010 Eli Lilly and Company instituted a Bioethics Framework for Human Biomedical Research. This paper describes how the framework was developed and implemented and provides a critique based on four years of experience. A companion article provides the actual document used by Eli Lilly and Company to guide ethical decisions regarding all phases of human clinical trials. While many of the concepts presented in this framework are not novel, compiling them in a manner that articulates the ethical responsibilities of a sponsor is novel. By utilizing this type of bioethics framework, we have been able to develop bioethics positions on various topics, provide research ethics consultations, and integrate bioethics into the daily operations of our human biomedical research. We hope that by sharing these companion papers we will stimulate discussion within and outside the biopharmaceutical industry for the benefit of the multiple parties involved in pharmaceutical human biomedical research.

  5. “Successful Aging,” Gerontological Theory and Neoliberalism: A Qualitative Critique

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    Rubinstein, Robert L.; de Medeiros, Kate

    2015-01-01

    This article is a critique of the successful aging (SA) paradigm as described in the Rowe and Kahn book, Successful Aging (1998). The major point of this article is that two key ideas in the book may be understood as consonant with neoliberalism, a social perspective that came into international prominence at the same time the SA paradigm was initially promoted. These two key ideas are (a) the emphasis on individual social action applied to the nature of the aging experience and (b) the failure to provide a detailed policy agenda for the social and cultural change being promoted and, particularly, for older adults who may be left behind by the approach to change the book suggests. The article provides no evidence for a direct connection between SA and neoliberalism, but rather shows how similarities in their approaches to social change characterize both of them. In sum, the article shows (a) how the implicit social theory developed in the book, in a manner similar to neoliberalism, elevates the individual as the main source of any changes that must accompany the SA paradigm and (b) the focus on SA as individual action does not provide for those older adults who do not or will not age “successfully.” This, we conclude, implicitly sets up a two-class system of older adults, which may not be an optimal means of addressing the needs of all older adults. The article also reviews a number of studies about SA and shows how these, too, may emphasize its similarities to neoliberalism and other issues that the SA paradigm does not adequately address. PMID:25161262

  6. Reconfiguring the optics of the critical gaze in science education (after the critique of critique): (re)thinking "what counts" through Foucaultian prismatics

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    Higgins, Marc

    2017-06-01

    The purpose of this article is to explore what Michel Foucault refers to as "the" critical attitude and its relationship to science education, drawing from Foucault's (The politics of truth. Semiotext(e), New York, 1997) insight that the critical attitude is but a critical attitude. This article is a rejoinder to Anna Danielsonn, Maria Berge, and Malena Lidar's paper, "Knowledge and power in the technology classroom: a framework for studying teachers and students in action". Where Danielsonn and colleagues think with Foucaultian power/knowledge to examine and (re)consider teacher-student didactic relations in science and technology education, this article critically examines the power/knowledge relationship between science educators and science education to critically explore the modes of criticality produced and produceable. Particularly, I explore possibilities for and of critique that stem from and respond to what Bruno Latour (Politics of nature: How to bring the sciences into democracy. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1993) refers to as the crisis and critique of critique.

  7. Reconfiguring the optics of the critical gaze in science education (after the critique of critique): (re)thinking "what counts" through Foucaultian prismatics

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    Higgins, Marc

    2018-03-01

    The purpose of this article is to explore what Michel Foucault refers to as "the" critical attitude and its relationship to science education, drawing from Foucault's (The politics of truth. Semiotext(e), New York, 1997) insight that the critical attitude is but a critical attitude. This article is a rejoinder to Anna Danielsonn, Maria Berge, and Malena Lidar's paper, "Knowledge and power in the technology classroom: a framework for studying teachers and students in action". Where Danielsonn and colleagues think with Foucaultian power/knowledge to examine and (re)consider teacher-student didactic relations in science and technology education, this article critically examines the power/knowledge relationship between science educators and science education to critically explore the modes of criticality produced and produceable. Particularly, I explore possibilities for and of critique that stem from and respond to what Bruno Latour (Politics of nature: How to bring the sciences into democracy. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1993) refers to as the crisis and critique of critique.

  8. De meilleurs emplois pour l'Asie | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour ...

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    2 mars 2018 ... D'est en ouest, les économies de l'Asie se transforment rapidement, créant des emplois pour une population croissante de jeunes travailleurs. Cependant, qu'en est-il des conditions de travail ? Une recherche financée par le CRDI recueille des données probantes qui démontrent que de meilleures ...

  9. Continuous temperature measurements on the pouring stand for casting moulds

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    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The results of temperature measurements of liquid iron alloys obtained by means of the pyrometer, PDR-1800 series, are presented in the paper. The measurements were performed in conditions determined by the kind of a pouring device. The results obtained for bottom-tap ladles were supplemented by laboratory measurements. These results allow explaining significant differences in the results of temperature measurements performed in pouring ladles by means of the pyrometric method and immersible thermocouple, which - in turn - improves assessment of metal thermal parameters in pouring devices.

  10. Data Center: infrastructure pour la ville

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    2016-01-01

    A l'aube d'une génération 100 % numérique, notre production, notre consommation ainsi que le traitement de nos données digitales augmentent de façon exponentielle. Le data center, milieu tempéré et sécurisé pour les machines, est le cœur de cette nouvelle ère. L'information dématérialisée nécessite une infrastructure précise et complexe. Gardien des cultures mouvantes et insaisissables, le data center peut être perçu comme un univers public parallèle à la ville, son insertion dans le milieu u...

  11. Suivi de route pour un robot voilier

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    Jaulin, Luc; Le Bars, Fabrice; Clement, Benoît; Gallou, Yvon; Menage, Olivier; REYNET, Olivier; Sliwka, Jan; Zerr, Benoît

    2012-01-01

    International audience; Un robot voilier est un système fortement nonlinéaire qui pourtant se commande relativement facilement. En effet, sa conception mécanique découle d'une évolution pragmatique sur plusieurs milliers d'années avec pour double objectif : celui d'une machine rapide et celui d'avoir un véhicule facile à commander. Cet article propose une stratégie de régulation d'un robot voilier inspirée de celle utilisée par les navigateurs. Le régulateur qui en résulte est simple, avec pe...

  12. A lunguistica pour ses quarante ans

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    Ludvik Horvat Le Doyen

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available En tant que doyen de la Faculté des Lettres de l'Universite de Ljubljana, j'ai l'honneur d'introduire le volume qui celebre les quarante ans de publication de cette revue linguistique. La parution de la revue conçua à l' origine comme supplàment pour la linguistique non slave de la revue Slavistična revija (dont la renommée était déjà affirmée, eut lieu en 1958. Ses inspirateurs, ses fondateurs et ses premiers directeurs, auxquels nous gardons une profonde reconnaissance, furent l'italianiste Stanko Škerlj et le latiniste Milan Grošelj, professeurs de notre Faculté. Des sa quatrieme année ce modeste supplement devint revue autonome, telle que nous la connaissons aujourd'hui.

  13. Foucault and the Use of Critique: Breaching the Self-Evidence of Educational Practices

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    2015-01-01

    This paper poses methodological questions about the role and limits of Foucault's concept of governmentality in education research. Firstly, it argues for the utility of governmentality as a means of exploring questions of power regardless of domain or scale. Secondly, it explores the boundary between the tasks of formulating critique and…

  14. The Resource-Based View: A Review and Assessment of Its Critiques

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    Kraaijenbrink, Jeroen; Spender, J.C.; Groen, Arend J.

    2010-01-01

    The resource-based view (RBV) of the firm has been around for over 20 years—during which time it has been both widely taken up and subjected to considerable criticism. The authors review and assess the principal critiques evident in the literature, arguing they fall into eight categories. They

  15. Effect of WhatsApp on Critique Writing Proficiency and Perceptions toward Learning

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    Awada, Ghada

    2016-01-01

    This article reports the results of an experimental study on the effectiveness of mobile technology (WhatsApp) in improving the critique writing skills of English as a Foreign Language learners and increasing their motivation for learning. The participants (n = 52) are Average-English proficient learners enrolled in two writing courses given at…

  16. Critiquing the Role of the Community College in Criminal Justice Education: Curriculum Trends and Analysis.

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    Meadows, Robert J.

    Based upon a literature review and interviews with selected criminal justice educators, this critique of criminal justice or police education attempts to explore some of the criticisms being leveled against community college criminal justice education and certain issues and trends related to the field that are becoming evident. To place this…

  17. A Critique of Koh's (2014) "Doing Class Analysis in Singapore's Elite Education"

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    Kabel, Scott

    2017-01-01

    Aaron Koh contributed to a collection of multi-site global ethnographic articles published here (2014, Vol. 12, No. 2) that present class reproduction as operationalised in elite education. While the collection adds to the current international critique of meritocracy, a close look at Koh's contribution reveals that critical ethnography can lose…

  18. Newsworkers during the Interwar Era: A Critique of Traditional Media History.

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    Brennen, Bonnie

    This essay critiques the depictions of rank and file newsworkers of the 1920s and 1930s that are offered in traditional journalism histories and in cultural, social, and women's histories of the press. Following a tradition established in the first half of the 20th century, contemporary media historians continue to reify the use of other standard…

  19. Using a Collaborative Critiquing Technique to Develop Chemistry Students' Technical Writing Skills

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    Carr, Jeremy M.

    2013-01-01

    The technique, termed "collaborative critiquing", was developed to teach fundamental technical writing skills to analytical chemistry students for the preparation of laboratory reports. This exercise, which can be completed prior to peer-review activities, is novel, highly interactive, and allows students to take responsibility for their…

  20. What Are We Seeking to Sustain through Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy? A Loving Critique Forward

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    Paris, Django; Alim, H. Samy

    2014-01-01

    In this article, Django Paris and H. Samy Alim use the emergence of Paris's concept of culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP) as the foundation for a respectful and productive critique of previous formulations of asset pedagogies. Paying particular attention to asset pedagogy's failures to remain dynamic and critical in a constantly evolving global…

  1. Knowledge, Power and Meanings Shaping Quality Assurance in Higher Education: A Systemic Critique

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    Houston, Don; Paewai, Shelley

    2013-01-01

    Internationally, quality assurance schemes persist despite long-standing dissatisfaction and critique of their impact and outcomes. Adopting a critical systems perspective, the article explores the relationships between the knowledge, power and meanings that stakeholder groups bring to the design and implementation of quality assurance systems.…

  2. A Critique on the Concept of Social Accountability in Higher Education

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    Pedroza Flores, René; Villalobos Monroy, Guadalupe; Reyes Fabela, Ana María

    2015-01-01

    This paper attempts to present a critique of the concept and meaning of the term social accountability at university level from a critical point of view. The main objective is to analyze and re-build the term accountability in order to contextualize it for public universities. First, we present the importance of the idea of accountability in…

  3. 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.

  4. Speaking from Different Positions: Framing African American College Male Literacies as Institutional Critique

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    Craig, Collin

    2014-01-01

    This essay explores Black male literacy practices as institutional critique at a large Midwestern land grant university. Through documenting a student's process of reinstatement at his university, I demonstrate how vernacular perspectives, language, and networking strategies are used for developing self-efficacy and critical literacies. Black…

  5. Ecosystem Services as a Contested Concept: A Synthesis of Critique and Counter-arguments

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    Schröter, M.; Zanden, van der E.H.; Oudenhoven, van A.P.E.; Remme, R.P.; Serna-Chavez, H.M.; Groot, de R.S.; Opdam, P.

    2014-01-01

    We describe and reflect on seven recurring critiques of the concept of ecosystem services and respective counter-arguments. First, the concept is criticized for being anthropocentric while others argue that it goes beyond instrumental values. Second, some argue that the concept promotes an

  6. Ecosystem Services as a Contested Concept: A Synthesis of Critique and Counter-arguments

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    Schötter, M.; van der Zanden, E.H.; van Oudenhoven, A.P.E.; Remme, R.P.; Serna-Chavez, H.M.; de Groot, R.S.; Opdam, P.

    2014-01-01

    We describe and reflect on seven recurring critiques of the concept of ecosystem services and respective counter-arguments. First, the concept is criticized for being anthropocentric, whereas others argue that it goes beyond instrumental values. Second, some argue that the concept promotes an

  7. Critiquing Un/Critical Pedagogies to Move toward a Pedagogy of Responsibility in Teacher Education

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    Berchini, Christina N.

    2017-01-01

    Transformative work with teacher candidates relies on a critique of the tenets of Critical Pedagogy and subsequent Critical Whiteness Studies (CWS). I employ analyses of extant scholarship to argue that these specific domains, as popularly framed, might be responsible for uncritical examinations of the White teacher education students who…

  8. The role of model checking in critiquing based on clinical guidelines

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    Groot, Perry; Hommersom, Arjen; Lucas, Peter; Serban, Radu; Ten Teije, Annette; Van Harmelen, Frank

    2007-01-01

    Medical critiquing systems criticise clinical actions performed by a physician. In order to provide useful feedback, an important task is to find differences between the actual actions and a set of 'ideal' actions as described by a clinical guideline. In case differences exist, insight to which

  9. Inquiry, Critique, and Dissemination of Knowledge: Graduate Students Contributing to Wikipedia

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    Simmons, Nicola

    2013-01-01

    Graduate students use existing knowledge and are ultimately expected to add to that knowledge. Students in a Masters of Education entry course were asked to find a Wikipedia page related to the course topics, critique it, and make improvements to it to begin to develop these skills. In this paper, I examine ways in which their perspectives were…

  10. The Assessor Assessed: A "Revisionist" Looks at a Critique of the Sandia Report.

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    Bracey, Gerald W.

    1995-01-01

    In critiquing the Sandia Report, Lawrence Stedman faulted it and other revisionist reports for emphasizing trend data rather than quality and not acknowledging educational requirements within a democratic society. The article addresses the issues, presenting evidence from additional studies to argue that none of Stedman's general contentions…

  11. A Critique of Selected Instructional Strategies in Higher Institutions in Nigeria

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    Sangoleye, Solomon Adebayo; Kolawole, C. O. O.

    2016-01-01

    Teaching is the heart of education. It involves the use of myriad of teaching methods, strategies and techniques. This paper critiques some of the instructional strategies used in higher institutions in Nigeria. Two of these instructional strategies (team teaching and questioning strategy) were identified. The "what", "how",…

  12. Religion, Ethics, and the Implications for Moral Education: A Critique of Nucci's "Morality and Religious Rules."

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    Kunzman, Robert

    2003-01-01

    Critiques Larry Nucci's argument that for many religious believers, religion and morality cannot be separated. Believes that morality is only weakly independent from religion. Argues that moral education in U.S. public schools needs curricula that help students explore and understand moral rationales and motivations from various cultural and…

  13. The frontiers of empirical science: A Thomist-inspired critique of ...

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    The frontiers of empirical science: A Thomist-inspired critique of scientism. Callum Scott. Abstract. Scientistic conceptualisations hold to the positivistic positions that science is limitless in its potential representations of material phenomena and that it is the only sure path to knowledge. In recent popular scientific literature, ...

  14. Sinnott-Armstrong's Empirical Challenge to Moral Intuitionism : A Novel Critique

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    Hermann, J.S.

    This paper provides a novel critique of Walter Sinnott-Armstrong’s influential argument against epistemological moral intuitionism, the view that some people are noninferentially justified in believing some moral propositions. At the beginning of the twentyfirst century, this view experienced a

  15. Judith Butler and the Public Dimension of the Body: Education, Critique and Corporeal Vulnerability

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    Vlieghe, Joris

    2010-01-01

    In this paper I discuss some thoughts Judith Butler presents regarding corporeal vulnerability. This might help to elucidate the problem of whether critical education is still possible today. I first explain why precisely the possibility of critique within education is a problem for us today. This is because the traditional means of enhancing a…

  16. Weber's Critique of Advocacy in the Classroom: Critical Thinking and Civic Education.

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    Weaver, Mark

    1998-01-01

    Discusses the four aspects of Max Weber's argument against including advocacy in the political science classroom. Believes that Weber's critique is a useful starting point for considering the issue in relation to contemporary education. Describes two models, critical thinking and civic education, that present advocacy in the political science…

  17. The role of critique in philosophy of education: its subject matter and its ambiguities

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    Heyting, G.F.; Winch, C.

    2004-01-01

    The role of critique in the Anglophone analytical tradition of philosophy of education is outlined and some of its shortcomings are noted, particularly its apparent claim to methodological objectivity in arriving at what are clearly contestable positions about the normative basis of education. Many

  18. The Definition of the Scalar Product: An Analysis and Critique of a Classroom Episode

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    Foster, Colin; de Villiers, Michael

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we present, analyse and critique an episode from a secondary school lesson involving an introduction to the definition of the scalar product. Although the teacher attempted to be explicit about the difference between a definition and a theorem, emphasizing that a definition was just an arbitrary assumption, a student rejected the…

  19. Critiquing Research Methodology: Comments on Broader Concerns about Complex Statistical Studies. A Response to Ross

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    Stapleton, Paul

    2006-01-01

    Steven Ross's (2005) recent paper empirically measuring the efficacy of formative assessment compared to the summative variety found that the former produced positive effects on some aspects of language learning. In this critique, it is contended that Ross's study is flawed because his two groups of learners, one receiving summative assessment and…

  20. A critique of mission education in South Africa according to Bosch's ...

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    Erna Kinsey

    contextual stance in the examination of the mission process throughout history and is also considered appropriate for a critique of mission .... of analysis." Underlying these dimensions is an incredulity toward the modernist project — a scepticism, a doubt, even unbelief expressed towards modernist ideals in the light of a ...

  1. Hui Students' Identity Construction in Eastern China: A Postcolonial Critique

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    Wang, Yuxiang; Phillion, JoAnn

    2011-01-01

    In this article, we explored Hui students' lived experiences in school in eastern China and the impact of their experiences on their identity construction. We used postcolonial theory as a theoretical framework and narrative inquiry as a research methodology to guide questions that we asked, data collection, data analysis, and interpretation and…

  2. Évaluation organisationnelle | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    évaluation. Charles Lusthaus, Marie-Hélène Adrien, Gary Anderson et Fred Carden (CRDI 1999). ÉVALUATION INSTITUTIONNELLE: Cadre pour le renforcement des organisations partenaires du CRDI. Charles Lusthaus, Gary ...

  3. Modelisation des effets physico-techniques pour la conception des ...

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    automatisation dans les installations industrielles a besoin d'une régulation automatique des commandes des processus technologiques pour lesquelles certaines contraintes sont à relever compte tenu des exigences des innovations scientifiques de ...

  4. Inde | Page 80 | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    FOOD India), a commencé à se demander comment faire pour mettre les ... experimentation, and research related to information and communication technologies for development (ICTs), employment generation, and other aspects of sustainable.

  5. Nepal : tous les projets | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    Renforcement de la résilience des collectivités de montagne : reconstruction après le séisme à Dhungentar, au Népal ... Ce projet mettra à l'essai diverses innovations en matière d'agriculture en terrasses et offrira des stratégies aux ONG pour aider 100 000 entrepreneurs népalais en créant une nouvelle entreprise pour ...

  6. Publications | Page 54 | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    Nous communiquons les résultats des recherches que nous finançons et offrons du matériel de formation gratuit pour venir en aide aux chercheurs et aux institutions. ... Résultats. 531 - 540 de 2332. En Afrique, la croissance sera-t-elle synonyme d'emplois pour les jeunes ? L'Afrique est le continent du monde dont la ...

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    Mainstreaming Informal and Gender in Poverty Reduction : A Handbook for Policy-makers and other Stakeholders ... En élargissant l'ensemble d'indicateurs existant pour y inclure le stress, l'anxiété et la violence reliés à l'appartenance à un sexe, ce livre présente un nouveau cadre pour la recherche sur les questions de ...

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    Principes de responsabilité et de solidarité pour un accès financier équitable aux soins de santé : le cas des travailleurs de l'informel urbain du Cameroun en situation de ... D'est en ouest, les économies de l'Asie se transforment rapidement, créant des emplois pour une population croissante de jeunes travailleurs.

  9. Livres | Page 21 | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    Elles permettent de communiquer les résultats de nos études à d'autres chercheurs, décideurs politiques et communautés dans le monde. ... En élargissant l'ensemble d'indicateurs existant pour y inclure le stress, l'anxiété et la violence reliés à l'appartenance à un sexe, ce livre présente un nouveau cadre pour la ...

  10. Publications | Page 67 | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    Nous communiquons les résultats des recherches que nous finançons et offrons du matériel de formation gratuit pour venir en aide aux chercheurs et aux ... de sa capacité de générer, d'adapter et d'utiliser des connaissances scientifiques pour satisfaire aux besoins locaux en matière de santé et de développement. Or, les ...

  11. Descriptif 2006-2011 | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    Le 28 juin 2006, le domaine de programme Innovation, politique et science (IPS) a présenté au Conseil des gouverneurs du CRDI un plan stratégique pour orienter la phase initiale (2006 2011) des recherches menées en vertu de sa toute première initiative de programme, qui a pour nom Innovation, technologie et société ...

  12. Livres | Page 34 | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    Auteur(s) : Stephen C. Lonergan et David B. Brooks. Maison(s) d'édition : CRDI. ISBN: Épuisé. Couverture du livre Un brevet pour la vie : La propriété intellectuelle et ses effets sur. Un brevet pour la vie : La propriété intellectuelle et ses effets sur le commerce, la biodiversité et le monde rural. L'aboutissement récent de la ...

  13. ethiopia : tous les projets | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    Le but de ce projet consiste à améliorer la compréhension des complexités du mariage d'enfants et de la parentalité pour éclairer les politiques et les programmes. Sujet: Gender. Région: Ethiopia, Peru, Zambia. Programme: Gouvernance et justice. Financement total : CA$ 1,120,200.00. Alliance statistique pour les faits ...

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    Le Vietnam a entrepris une ambitieuse transition d'un caractère singulier : il a tenté de transformer l'économie du pays par le biais de la libéralisation du marché, sans modifier pour autant sa structure politique centralisée. L'... Recherche pour le développement — Cambodge. Après avoir été dévasté par la guerre civile et ...

  15. Nouveaux centres de cyberpolitique pour les pays du Sud | CRDI ...

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    13 avr. 2018 ... L'appel ouvert avait pour but de cibler les organismes indépendants voués à la recherche sur les politiques qui s'appuient sur la recherche pour éclairer et influencer les politiques nationales dans les domaines des droits numériques, de la cybersécurité et des politiques d'innovation. Parmi les 59 ...

  16. Food Additives and Hyperkinesis: A Controlled Double-Blind Experiment. (Includes NIE Staff Critique).

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    Conners, C. Keith; And Others

    Fifteen hyperkinetic children (6-12 years old) were involved in a pilot study to test B. Feingold's hypothesis that hyperkinesis may be caused by artificial flavors and colors in food. Prior to treatment, parents and teachers completed bi-weekly questionnaires regarding each Ss' behavior both on medication (pretreatment period) and when medication…

  17. The IGEX experiment reexamined: A response to the critique of Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, Dietz, and Krivosheina

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    Aalseth, C.E.; Brodzinski, R.L.; Hensley, W.K.; Miley, H.S.; Avignone, F.T. III; Cebrian, S.; Garcia, E.; Gonzales, D.; Irastorza, I. G.; Morales, A.; Morales, J.; Ortiz de Solorzano, A.; Puimedon, J.; Sarsa, M.L.; Villar, J.A.; Kirpichnikov, I.V.; Starostin, A.S.; Vasenko, A.A.; Klimenko, A.A.; Osetrov, S.B.

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    This paper is a response to the preceding Comment by Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, Dietz, and Krivosheina. The criticisms are confronted, and the questions raised are answered. We demonstrate that the lower limit quoted by IGEX, T 1/2 0ν ( 76 Ge)≥1.57x10 25 yr, is correct and that there was no 'arithmetical error' as claimed in the 'Critical View' article

  18. PSYCHOANALYSE ET LITTÉRATURE : pour une discipline moderniste

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    Cet article propose un panorama de la relation entre la théorie psychanalytique et la critique littéraire, à la fois historique et systématique. Les résultats en sont confrontés à une lecture du roman policier.

  19. PSYCHOANALYSE ET LITTÉRATURE : pour une discipline moderniste

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    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Cet article propose un panorama de la relation entre la théorie psychanalytique et la critique littéraire, à la fois historique et systématique. Les résultats en sont confrontés à une lecture du roman policier.

  20. Perspectives queer et féministes pour un regard critique sur l’intimité dans les médias numériques

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    Gauthier, Maude; Mercier, Élisabeth

    2017-01-01

    De quelles manières l’intimité se conçoit-elle aujourd’hui sur Internet et sur les réseaux socionumériques ? Comment les médias numériques rendent-ils possible et interviennent-ils sur différentes formes d’intimité ? Comment ces médias participent-ils à (re)définir la notion même d’intimité, ses domaines et ses frontières ? Ce dossier thématique propose d’explorer les expériences vécues et les discours sociaux autour de l’intimité dans le contexte numérique. Plus spécifiquement, c’est à parti...

  1. Jane Eyre : un roman innovant pour les critiques victoriens Jane Eyre: an Innovating Novel according to the Victorian Critics

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    Odile Boucher-Rivalain

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available After the failure to publish her first novel The Professor Charlotte Brontë wrote her second work of fiction Jane Eyre in a conscious effort to satisfy the critics’ expectations, combining the more traditional elements of novel-writing with more innovating ones suggested by her own imagination. An examination of the reviews which appeared in the months following the publication of Jane Eyre reveals Charlotte Brontë’s strategy: her choice of an unconventional relationship between the poor, plain governess and her wealthy, passionate master, the exploration of her heroine’s interior life combined with the realistic descriptions of her characters’ physical and social environment. This combination ensured the success of the novel which was overwhelmingly praised for its innovative elements even if the more conservative critics disapproved of such novelties.

  2. Optimal task mapping in safety-critical real-time parallel systems; Placement optimal de taches pour les systemes paralleles temps-reel critiques

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    Aussagues, Ch

    1998-12-11

    This PhD thesis is dealing with the correct design of safety-critical real-time parallel systems. Such systems constitutes a fundamental part of high-performance systems for command and control that can be found in the nuclear domain or more generally in parallel embedded systems. The verification of their temporal correctness is the core of this thesis. our contribution is mainly in the following three points: the analysis and extension of a programming model for such real-time parallel systems; the proposal of an original method based on a new operator of synchronized product of state machines task-graphs; the validation of the approach by its implementation and evaluation. The work addresses particularly the main problem of optimal task mapping on a parallel architecture, such that the temporal constraints are globally guaranteed, i.e. the timeliness property is valid. The results incorporate also optimally criteria for the sizing and correct dimensioning of a parallel system, for instance in the number of processing elements. These criteria are connected with operational constraints of the application domain. Our approach is based on the off-line analysis of the feasibility of the deadline-driven dynamic scheduling that is used to schedule tasks inside one processor. This leads us to define the synchronized-product, a system of linear, constraints is automatically generated and then allows to calculate a maximum load of a group of tasks and then to verify their timeliness constraints. The communications, their timeliness verification and incorporation to the mapping problem is the second main contribution of this thesis. FInally, the global solving technique dealing with both task and communication aspects has been implemented and evaluated in the framework of the OASIS project in the LETI research center at the CEA/Saclay. (author) 96 refs.

  3. Lignes directrices canadiennes sur l’utilisation sécuritaire et efficace des opioïdes pour la douleur chronique non cancéreuse

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    Kahan, Meldon; Mailis-Gagnon, Angela; Wilson, Lynn; Srivastava, Anita

    2011-01-01

    Résumé Objectif Présenter aux médecins de famille un résumé clinique pratique des lignes directrices canadiennes sur l’utilisation sécuritaire et efficace des opioïdes pour la douleur chronique non cancéreuse, produites par le National Opioid Use Guideline Group. Qualité des données Pour produire les lignes directrices, les chercheurs ont effectué une synthèse critique de la littérature médicale sur l’efficacité et l’innocuité des opioïdes pour la douleur chronique non cancéreuse et ont rédigé une série de recommandations. Un panel de 49 cliniciens experts de toutes les régions du Canada ont passé en revue l’ébauche et ont atteint un consensus sur 24 recommandations. Message principal Il est recommandé de faire un dépistage du risque de dépendance avant de prescrire des opioïdes. On recommande des opioïdes faibles (codéine et tramadol) pour une douleur de légère à modérée qui n’a pas répondu aux traitements de première intention. On peut essayer l’oxycodone, l’hydromorphone et la morphine chez les patients qui n’ont pas eu de soulagement avec des opioïdes plus faibles. Une faible dose initiale et une lente hausse du titrage sont recommandées, ainsi qu’une étroite surveillance du patient qu’on a d’abord renseigné. Les médecins doivent surveiller l’apparition de complications comme l’apnée du sommeil. La dose optimale est celle qui améliore le fonctionnement ou atténue les cotes d’évaluation de la douleur d’au moins 30 %. Pour la grande majorité des patients, la dose optimale sera bien en deçà de l’équivalent de 200 mg de morphine par jour. On recommande le sevrage progressif pour les patients qui n’ont pas répondu à un essai d’opioïdes adéquat. Conclusion Les opioïdes jouent un rôle important dans la prise en charge de la douleur chronique non cancéreuse, mais il faut en prescrire avec prudence pour limiter les dommages potentiels. Les nouvelles lignes directrices

  4. Study and simulation of a detector for the GRAAL experiment at ESRF. Application to the strangeness photoproduction; Etude et simulation d`un detecteur pour l`experience Graal a l`ESRF. Application a la photo production d`etrangete

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    Russew, T.

    1995-10-26

    Due to its high-quality high-energy photon beam, the GRAAL experiment will be able to measure single and double polarization observables related to the beam polarization in strangeness photoproduction reactions. After a review of the phenomenological models describing the reaction mechanisms and the definition of the polarization observables, the thesis presents in details the gamma beam produced by Compton backscattering and the particle detector of the GRAAL experiment. Monte Carlo simulation allows to study the detailed detector response for photonuclear events. Procedures for trajectory reconstruction, background reduction and final analysis have been developed, tested and optimized. Among two methods that almost suppress the entire background, the most efficient was selected. A data set corresponding to 420000 events has been used to verify the detector response reproducibility. (from author). 145 refs., 65 figs., 19 tabs.

  5. Decodeurs rapides pour codes topologiques quantiques

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    Duclos-Cianci, Guillaume

    L'encodage topologique de l'information quantique a attire beaucoup d'attention, car c'est un modele qui semble propice a resister aux erreurs locales. Tout d'abord, le modele du calcul topologique est base sur la statistique anyonique non-Abelienne universelle et sur son controle. Des anyons indesirables peuvent apparaitre soudainement, en raison de fluctuations thermiques ou de processus virtuels. La presence de ces anyons peut corrompre l'information encodee, il est necessaire de les eliminer: la correction consiste a fusionner les defauts tout en preservant la topologie du systeme. Ensuite, dans le cas des codes topologiques, on doit aussi proteger l'information encodee dans la topologie. En effet, dans ces systemes, on n'a acces qu'a une fraction de l'information decrivant l'erreur. Elle est recueillie par des mesures et peut etre interpretee en termes de particules. Ces defauts peuplent le code et doivent etre annihiles adequatement dans le but de preserver l'information encodee. Dans ce memoire, nous proposons un algorithme efficace, appele decodeur, pouvant etre utilise dans les deux contextes decrits ci-haut. Pour y parvenir, cet algorithme s'inspire de methodes de renormalisation et de propagation de croyance. Il est exponentiellement plus rapide que les methodes deja existantes, etant de complexite O (ℓ2 log ℓ) en serie et, si on parallelise, O (log ℓ) en temps, contre O (ℓ6) pour les autres decodeurs. Le temps etant le facteur limitant dans le probleme du decodage, cette caracteristique est primordiale. De plus, il tolere une plus grande amplitude de bruit que les methodes existantes; il possede un seuil de ˜ 16.5% sur le canal depolarisant surpassant le seuil deja etabli de ˜ 15.5%. Finalement, il est plus versatile. En effet, en etant limite au code de Kitaev, on ne savait pas decoder les codes topologiques de maniere generale (e.g. codes de couleur). Or, le decodeur propose dans ce memoire peut traiter la grande classe des codes

  6. Images du Mage, images pour le Mage

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Les œuvres d’Alphonse X proposent diverses représentations du mage, qui en font, tour à tour, l’ennemi ou l’allié de la religion chrétienne. Il est vrai que parfois, comme le montre l’histoire de Simon le magicien, la pratique de la magie implique un commerce direct et néfaste avec les forces infernales. Néanmoins, les personnages de Merlin et des Rois Mages, tels qu’ils sont présentés par Alphonse X, démontrent que magie et religion peuvent cohabiter, à condition toutefois que le mage croit en la virginité de Marie et en l’Incarnation et que sa pratique magique soit bénéfique pour la communauté. Ce bénéfice requiert parfois la reconstruction de l’univers quotidien ; pour ce faire, le magicien doit savoir quand et comment utiliser des objets et des pentacles, qui lui permettront de soumettre les forces surnaturelles. Il doit donc posséder une connaissance approfondie du monde naturel et des esprits qui, conjuguée à sa foi religieuse, l’empêchera de tomber dans la démonolâtrie.Las obras alfonsíes proponen diversas aproximaciones al personaje del mago, generalmente considerado como un ser antagónico del hombre religioso. Es cierto que en algunas ocasiones, como ocurre con Simón el mago, la práctica de las artes mágicas significa un trato directo y nefasto con las fuerzas infernales. Sin embargo, personajes como Merlín o los Reyes Magos, tal y como los describe Alfonso X, subrayan una posible cohabitación entre magia y religión sin que la práctica de la una signifique la exclusión de la otra. Sólo hay que cumplir con dos condiciones : creer en la virginidad de María y que Dios se hizo hombre, y proporcionar a la comunidad un beneficio claro. Este beneficio requiere en ocasiones remodelar lo cotidiano, utilizando objetos y pentáculos, en circunstancias extremadamente determinadas, lo que implica un conocimiento exhaustivo tanto del mundo natural como del simbólico y de los espíritus. Es este

  7. Strategies facilitant les tests en pre-certification pour la robustesse a l'egard des radiations =

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    Souari, Anis

    Les effets des radiations cosmiques sur l'electronique embarquee preoccupent depuis. quelques decennies les chercheurs interesses par la robustesse des circuits integres. Plusieurs. recherches ont ete menees dans cette direction, principalement pour les applications spatiales. ou l’environnement de leur deploiement est hostile. En effet, ces environnements sont denses. en termes de particules qui, lorsqu’elles interagissent avec les circuits integres, peuvent. mener a leur dysfonctionnement, voir meme a leur destruction. De plus, les effets des. radiations s’accentuent pour les nouvelles generations des circuits integres ou la diminution. de la taille des transistors et l’augmentation de la complexite de ces circuits augmentent la. probabilite d’apparition des anomalies et par consequence la croissance des besoins de test. L’expansion de l’electronique grand public (commercial off-the-shelf, COTS) et l’adoption. de ces composants pour des applications critiques comme les applications avioniques et. spatiales incitent egalement les chercheurs a doubler les efforts de verification de la fiabilite. de ces circuits. Les COTS, malgre leurs meilleures caracteristiques en comparaison avec les. circuits durcis tolerants aux radiations qui sont couteux et en retard en termes de technologie. utilisee, sont vulnerables aux radiations. Afin d’ameliorer la fiabilite de ces circuits, une evaluation de leur vulnerabilite dans les. differents niveaux d’abstraction du flot de conception est recommandee. Ceci aide les. concepteurs a prendre les mesures de mitigation necessaires sur le design au niveau. d’abstraction en question. Enfin, afin de satisfaire les exigences de tolerance aux pannes, des. tests tres couteux de certification, obtenus a l’aide de bombardement de particules (protons, neutrons, etc.), sont necessaires. Dans cette these, nous nous interessons principalement a definir une strategie de precertification

  8. Raising Questions About Capitalist Globalization and Universalizing Views on Women: A Transnational Feminist Critique of the World Development Report: Gender Equality and Development.

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    Scheer, Victoria L; Stevens, Patricia E; Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy

    2016-01-01

    Nursing in the United States has embraced global health primarily from a clinical perspective, with emphasis on care delivery to populations in underserved, resource-poor settings. Less attention has been devoted to developing expertise about social, economic, and political contexts that produce ill health around the world. The purpose of this article is to offer a transnational feminist critique of the World Development Report: Gender Equality and Development and to illuminate implications such reports may have in the lives of the world's most marginalized women and girls. We examine the political economy idealized in the report, raising questions about the capitalist framework underpinning its agenda. Second, we examine the assumptive language used in the report, suggesting that it discursively constructs a problematic representation of women in low-income countries. We contend that the report perpetuates a hegemonic discourse of patriarchy and inequality for women in the Global South through the use of an uncontested economic framework and universalist reasoning. We conclude the article with discussion about a transformative policy making that could be more inclusive of the wisdoms, values, and everyday experiences of women living in the Global South and about the vital role nurses can play in advancing gender equity through their active collaboration in policy critique and policy formulation.

  9. Pour une ingénierie des Environnements Informatiques pour l'Apprentissage Humain

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    Tchounikine , Pierre

    2002-01-01

    Nous proposons dans cet article une réflexion sur la notion d'ingénierie des EIAH (Environnements Informatiques pour l'Apprentissage Humain). Nous posons tout d'abord une définition de l'ingénierie des EIAH : travaux visant à définir des éléments de méthodes et de techniques reproductibles et/ou réutilisables facilitant la mise en place (conception – réalisation – expérimentation – évaluation - diffusion) d'environnements de formation ou d'apprentissage (dans leur articulation avec les dispos...

  10. Comment agir pour raviver l'espoir ? Pour un traitement efficace du ...

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    28 févr. 2011 ... Dix pour cent de la population mondiale vit dans cette région qui affiche près de 70 % des cas d'infection par le VIH dans le monde et 90 % des décès causés par le sida. En 2005, on y a relevé environ 2,7 millions de nouveaux cas, ce qui porterait à 24,5 millions le nombre de personnes vivant avec le ...

  11. Sketching user experiences the workbook

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    Greenberg, Saul; Marquardt, Nicolai; Buxton, Bill

    2012-01-01

    In Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook, you will learn, through step-by-step instructions and exercises, various sketching methods that will let you express your design ideas about user experiences across time. Collectively, these methods will be your sketching repertoire: a toolkit where you can choose the method most appropriate for developing your ideas, which will help you cultivate a culture of experience-based design and critique in your workplace. Features standalone modules detailing methods and exercises for practitioners who want to learn and develop their sketching skills E

  12. Analysis method for the search for neutrinoless double beta decay in the NEMO3 experiment: study of the background and first results; Methode d'analyse pour la recherche de la double desintegration {beta} sans emission de neutrinos dans l'experience NEMO3. Etude du bruit de fond et premiers resultats

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    Etienvre, A.I

    2003-04-15

    The NEMO3 detector, installed in the Frejus Underground Laboratory, is dedicated to the study of neutrinoless double beta decay: the observation of this process would sign the massive and Majorana nature of neutrino. The experiment consists in very thin central source foils (the total mass is equal to 10 kg), a tracking detector made of drift cells operating in Geiger mode, a calorimeter made of plastic scintillators associated to photomultipliers, a coil producing a 30 gauss magnetic field and two shields, dedicated to the reduction of the {gamma}-ray and neutron fluxes. In the first part, I describe the implications of several mechanisms, related to trilinear R-parity violation, on double beta decay. The second part is dedicated to a detailed study of the tracking detector of the experiment: after a description of the different working tests, I present the determination of the characteristics of the tracking reconstruction (transverse and longitudinal resolution, by Geiger cell and precision on vertex determination, charge recognition). The last part corresponds to the analysis of the data taken by the experiment. On the one hand, an upper limit on the Tl{sup 208} activity of the sources has been determined: it is lower than 68 mBq/kg, at 90% of confidence level. On the other hand, I have developed and tested on these data a method in order to analyse the neutrinoless double beta decay signal; this method is based on a maximum of likelihood using all the available information. Using this method, I could determine a first and very preliminary upper limit on the effective mass of the neutrino. (author)

  13. Searches for standard model Higgs boson and supersymmetry - Trigger studies and software tools development for new phenomena in the DO experiment; Recherche du boson de Higgs et de la supersymetrie - Conditions de declenchement pour phenomenes rares dans l'experience DO

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    Duperrin, A

    2007-04-15

    This document presents a summary of my research work during the past 7 years for the preparation of the D0 experiment at Fermilab and the analysis of the data collected at the Tevatron hadron collider. It mainly focuses on 2 topics: trigger and direct search for new phenomena, particularly on supersymmetry and standard model Higgs boson searches. This document is divided into 5 chapters: 1) the phenomenology of the standard model and beyond, 2) the phenomenology of pp-bar events, 3) the Tevatron and D0 detector, 4) the trigger system and data acquisition, and 5) data analysis: search for supersymmetry and Higgs boson.

  14. Syracuse/NASA program: A historical critique: Multidisciplinary studies in management and development programs in the public sector

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    Barzelay, M. E.

    1974-01-01

    A historical critique is presented of the Syracuse/NASA program on management and development programs. Brief summaries are included of each of the major projects undertaken, including identification of the principal investigators and the university departments and disciplines involved.

  15. Un ticket pour la liberté

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    Nabil Mouline

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Pour diverses raisons, l’industrie cinématographique égyptienne a connu des changements profonds au début des années 2000. L’une des conséquences les plus palpables a été la production de manière volontaire ou involontaire de films contestataires dans la mesure où ils essaient de remettre en cause le discours dominant et de lever le tabou sur plusieurs questions sociopolitiques. Cela a fait du produit filmique non seulement un document d’archive qui reflète l’état de la société mais également un outil efficace de soft influence et de mobilisation qui a participé à la création d’une communauté imaginée dont une partie est passée à l’action le 25 janvier 2011. C’est l’ambition de cet article que de lever le voile sur ce double rôle du cinéma entre 2001 et 2010 en s’appuyant sur un large échantillon de films à grand succès.

  16. A Critique of "Strangers from a Different Shore."

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    Kim, Elaine H.

    1990-01-01

    "Strangers from a Different Shore" makes significant use of Asian-American literature, especially autobiography, but consistently misses the women's viewpoints of themselves and their experiences. Cites interesting and pertinent material might have been included. Calls for a feminist treatment of this subject. (DM)

  17. Deweyan Democratic Agency and School Math: Beyond Constructivism and Critique

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    Stemhagen, Kurt

    2016-01-01

    In this article, Kurt Stemhagen reconstructs mathematics education in light of Dewey's democratic theory and his ideas about mathematics and mathematics education. The resulting democratic philosophy and pedagogy of mathematics education emphasizes agency and the connections between mathematics and students' social experiences. Stemhagen considers…

  18. Network based on statistical multiplexing for event selection and event builder systems in high energy physics experiments; Reseau a multiplexage statistique pour les systemes de selection et de reconstruction d'evenements dans les experiences de physique des hautes energies

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    Calvet, D

    2000-03-01

    Systems for on-line event selection in future high energy physics experiments will use advanced distributed computing techniques and will need high speed networks. After a brief description of projects at the Large Hadron Collider, the architectures initially proposed for the Trigger and Data AcQuisition (TD/DAQ) systems of ATLAS and CMS experiments are presented and analyzed. A new architecture for the ATLAS T/DAQ is introduced. Candidate network technologies for this system are described. This thesis focuses on ATM. A variety of network structures and topologies suited to partial and full event building are investigated. The need for efficient networking is shown. Optimization techniques for high speed messaging and their implementation on ATM components are described. Small scale demonstrator systems consisting of up to 48 computers ({approx}1:20 of the final level 2 trigger) connected via ATM are described. Performance results are presented. Extrapolation of measurements and evaluation of needs lead to a proposal of implementation for the main network of the ATLAS T/DAQ system. (author)

  19. Serious, therefore organised? A critique of the emerging “cyber-organised crime” rhetoric in the United Kingdom

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    Lavorgna, Anita; Sergi, Anna

    2016-01-01

    This paper, based on discourse analysis of policy documents, departs from a critique of the juxtaposition of the terms “serious” and “organised” in policies against organised crime in the UK. The conceptualisation of organised crime as national security threat supports our hypothesis that a similar critique can be applied to the emerging narrative of cyber-organised crime in the country. We argue that, whereby organised crime has become essentially “serious” as consequence of its characterisa...

  20. Olivier Cyran, Mehdi Ba, Almanach critique des médias

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    Saadaoui, Linda

    2013-01-01

    Si l’Almanach critique des médias ressemble à un épais « bottin » à couverture jaune, l’illustration de cette dernière frappe immédiatement le lecteur. Un croquis allégorique représente un homme, la tête penchée en arrière, prêt à « gober » à l’aide d’un entonnoir (comme une oie que l’on gave) de nombreux titres d’éminents médias nationaux français. Le personnage, yeux écarquillés, porte des œillères à l’instar d’un cheval discipliné. L’Almanach critique des médias porte un regard dénonciateu...

  1. Critiques and developments in world-systems analysis: an introduction to the special collection[1

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    Richard E. Lee

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available From its inception, the world-systems perspective was not onlyenormously influential in long-term, large-scale social research; it also attracted a set of serious critiques. These fell into the general areas of the emergence of the capitalist world-economy; reductionism in the mode of argument; surplus appropriation and accumulation, including the question of class; and the general exclusion of an analysis of any role for “culture.” It is concrete developments in world-systems analysis over the past three decades,although not to the exclusion of explicit responses to critiques, that have gone a long way in addressing these concerns. They fall most notably into the areas of commodity chains, households, world-ecology, and the structures of knowledge.

  2. Cervulle Maxime, Rees-Roberts Nick, Homo Exoticus. Race, classe et critique queer

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    Quemener, Nelly

    2011-01-01

    L’ouvrage Homo exoticus. Race, classe et critique queer propose une analyse critique des conflictualités de classe, de race et de sexualité dans la culture visuelle gay hégémonique contemporaine, suivant une approche ancrée dans les cultural studies et des théories queer. Il ouvre sur l’analyse des enjeux postcoloniaux de l’affaire Frédéric Mitterrand, ministre de la culture accusé de pédophilie en 2009, après avoir raconté ses rencontres avec de jeunes garçons thaïlandais dans un livre autof...

  3. Obstetrics in a Time of Violence: Mexican Midwives Critique Routine Hospital Practices.

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    Zacher Dixon, Lydia

    2015-12-01

    Mexican midwives have long taken part in a broader Latin American trend to promote "humanized birth" as an alternative to medicalized interventions in hospital obstetrics. As midwives begin to regain authority in reproductive health and work within hospital units, they come to see the issue not as one of mere medicalization but of violence and violation. Based on ethnographic fieldwork with midwives from across Mexico during a time of widespread social violence, my research examines an emergent critique of hospital birth as a site of what is being called violencia obstétrica (obstetric violence). In this critique, women are discussed as victims of explicit abuse by hospital staff and by the broader health care infrastructures. By reframing obstetric practices as violent-as opposed to medicalized-these midwives seek to situate their concerns about women's health care in Mexico within broader regional discussions about violence, gender, and inequality. © 2015 by the American Anthropological Association.

  4. Research integrity and rights of indigenous peoples: appropriating Foucault's critique of knowledge/power.

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    Swazo, Norman K

    2005-09-01

    In this paper I appropriate the philosophical critique of Michel Foucault as it applies to the engagement of Western science and indigenous peoples in the context of biomedical research. The science of population genetics, specifically as pursued in the Human Genome Diversity Project, is the obvious example to illustrate (a) the contraposition of modern science and 'indigenous science', (b) the tendency to depreciate and marginalize indigenous knowledge systems, and (c) the subsumption of indigenous moral preferences in the juridical armature of international human rights law. I suggest that international bioethicists may learn from Foucault's critique, specifically of the need for vigilance about the knowledge/power relation expressed by the contraposition of modern science and 'indigeneity'.

  5. Subject Between Negativity and Aufhebung/désoeuvrement. Refutation of the Cryptotheological Critique of Agamben

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    Mikołaj Ratajczak

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is a detailed analysis of the critique concerning the conceptof subjectivity in Giorgio Agamben’s philosophy made by the Polish philosopherAgata Bielik-Robson arguing for her own conceptualization of subject’s ethicalformation. The main thesis states that by situating Agamben in the conceptualhorizon he aims to overcome, her critique stopped halfway. In doing so, the articleshows that the common ground of both Agamben’s and Bielik-Robson’s views onthe subject is the philosophy of Hegel and the differences between them can beexplicated as the difference in choosing one of two strategies of subject’s formationderiving from Hegel: while Bielik-Robson radicalizes the moment of negativity,Agamben tries to elaborate a different (messianic logic of Aufhebung.

  6. Medicine and Mind-Body Dualism: A Reply to Mehta's Critique

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    Joubert, Callie

    2014-01-01

    Neeta Mehta recently advanced the thesis that medical practice is facing a crisis today. In her paper “Mind-body dualism: a critique from a health perspective” she attributes the crisis to the philosophy of Descartes and set out to understand why this dualism is still alive despite its disavowal from philosophers, health practitioners and lay people. The aim of my reply to her critique is three-fold. First, I draw attention to a more fundamental problem and show that dualism is inescapable—scientifically and commonsensically. I then focus on the self-conscious emotions of shame, guilt and remorse, and argue that the self is not identical with a brain. The third section draws attention to the crisis in psychiatry and stipulates some of the main reasons why this is so. Contrary to Mehta's thesis, the health profession faces a crisis because of physicalism and biological reductionism. PMID:24891801

  7. Notes on inventive methodologies and affirmative critiques of an affective edu-future

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    Staunæs, Dorthe

    2016-01-01

    of minds and bodies. Especially, motivation, engagement and the desire for learning are targets for policy and leadership technologies. This possible scenario is an affective edu-future that has connections to new modes of governance through standards and thereby present ways of leading educational...... and flows of migration. The second agenda concerns the identification of suitable methodologies for researching and critiquing this affective edu-future and its performative effects. This brings me to briefly visit the affective methodological turn(s) elaborated in different branches of the social sciences...... and humanities; the ambition of conceptualizing the more-than-language and more-than-human. Finally, it brings me to the learning laboratory and the possibility of affirmative critiques....

  8. Medicine and Mind-Body Dualism: A Reply to Mehta's Critique.

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    Joubert, Callie

    2014-01-01

    Neeta Mehta recently advanced the thesis that medical practice is facing a crisis today. In her paper "Mind-body dualism: a critique from a health perspective" she attributes the crisis to the philosophy of Descartes and set out to understand why this dualism is still alive despite its disavowal from philosophers, health practitioners and lay people. The aim of my reply to her critique is three-fold. First, I draw attention to a more fundamental problem and show that dualism is inescapable-scientifically and commonsensically. I then focus on the self-conscious emotions of shame, guilt and remorse, and argue that the self is not identical with a brain. The third section draws attention to the crisis in psychiatry and stipulates some of the main reasons why this is so. Contrary to Mehta's thesis, the health profession faces a crisis because of physicalism and biological reductionism.

  9. The intersubjectivist conception of autonomy: Axel Honneth’s Neo-Hegelian critique of liberalism

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    Ivković Marjan

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper reconstructs Axel Honneth’s Neo-Hegelian critique of the classical-liberal conception of autonomy and his articulation of an alternative view of personal autonomy as the property of certain types of intersubjective relations of recognition in modernity, developed most systematically in Honneth’s recent work Freedom’s Right (Das Recht der Freiheit. The analysis of Freedom’s Right focuses on reconstructing Honneth’s critique of the ‘negative’ and ‘reflexive’ types of freedom (autonomy articulated within the liberal tradition, and contrasting the former two with the conception of ‘social freedom’ (the inter­subjectivist conception of autonomy that Honneth formulates through a detailed ‘normative reconstruction of modernity’. Finally, the paper considers the proximity of Honneth’s ‘Hegelian liberalism’ to communitarianism.

  10. CRITIQUE OF FUNCTIONALISM IN THE WORKS OF ANTHONY GIDDENS AND NORBERT ELIAS: A COMPARISON

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    2017-01-01

    The purpose of the paper is to assess the arguments of the critique of functionalism by Anthony Giddens and Norbert Elias. After being subject to severe criticism, terminology of functionalism is still a part of the lexicon of social scientists nowadays. Functionalist reasoning and concepts of functionalism are used in sociology, political science and economics, even though often without full awareness of its theoretical implications. Recent revival of interest in the works by Elias is connec...

  11. Aggregate demand, endogenous money, and debt: a Keynesian critique of Keen and an alternative theoretical framework

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    Thomas I. Palley

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a Keynesian critique of Steve Keen's treatment of the aggregate demand–credit–endogenous money nexus. It argues his analytic intuition is correct but is developed in the wrong direction. Keen's fundamental relation describing determination of AD in an endogenous credit money economy suffers from two flaws. First, it neglects the core Keynesian problematic of leakages from and injections into the circular flow of income. Second, it falls into the theoretical morass rega...

  12. Neurosciences au service de la communication commerciale : manipulation et éthique - Une critique du neuromarketing

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    Courbet , Didier; Benoit , Denis

    2013-01-01

    title : Neurosciences in the service of marketing communication: manipulation and ethics- A critique of neuromarketing Abstract : By using knowledge in neurosciences, the neuromarketing claims to be capable of influencing the purchasing behavior of the persons without they are conscious of it, and thus, improve commercial communication strategies. We defend another hypothesis: the neuromarketing would be essentially a "marketing trick". Through a critical analysis of this instrumentalization ...

  13. Money Matters: A Critique of the Postan Thesis on Medieval Population, Prices, and Wages

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    John H. MUNRO

    2012-01-01

    This paper is a critique of Michael Postan's famous Malthusian-Ricardo model demonstrating that late-medieval prices and wages were essentially determined by demographic factors, especially after the Black Death, while contending that monetary factors played no role in determining prices or wages. His central argument is simple: that rapid and drastic depopulation (falling perhaps from ca. 1320) - by about 50% in England ca. 1450 - drastically altered the land:labour ratio so that real wages ...

  14. Market Power and the Demsetz Quality Critique: An Evaluation for Food Retailing

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    Ronald W. Cotterill; C. David Harper

    1994-01-01

    This study analyzes supermarket firm prices to determine whether prices are related to market structure and whether the Demsetz quality critique is valid. Factor analysis is used to identify five service factors that are modeled with price as endogenous variables in a simultaneous equations framework to test whether a more concentrated market structure is related to higher service levels which, in turn, are related to higher prices (the Demsetz hypothesis) and whether a more concentrated mark...

  15. The Impact of Globalization on Women: Testing Vandana Shiva’s Critique of Development

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    Christopher Kilby; Sally J. Scholz

    2011-01-01

    Vandana Shiva argues that through the masculinization of agriculture globalization has turned nature and women into passive fields for sowing. Shiva’s critique that international trade, and globalization more generally, has undermined the social and economic position of women in less developed countries provides a wealth of testable hypotheses. For example, Shiva’s argument implies that gender earnings inequality is higher in countries that are more integrated into the world economy, ceteris ...

  16. Pluralism, the Lucas critique, and the integration of macro and micro

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    Skott, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Mainstream macroeconomics has pursued .micro founded.models based on the explicit optimization by representative agents. The result has been a long and wasteful detour. But elements of the Lucas critique are relevant, also for heterodox economists. Challenging common heterodox views on microeconomics and formalization, this paper argues that (i) economic models should not be based purely on empirically observed regularities,(ii) heterodox economists must be able to tell an integrated story ab...

  17. Critique of influential epistemological presuppositions in clinical reasoning

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    Thorgård, Keld

    2013-01-01

    Evidence-based medicine is an important resource in modern clinical reasoning. It is, however, widely discussed how judgement, experience and patient perspectives are supposed to be integrated in evidence-based decision-making. They are recognised as important aspects, but their epistemological...... status has remained unclarified. In this article, it is argued that we need to consider three different yet related epistemological problems in order to obtain a better understanding of these aspects in clinical reasoning. Even though judgement and values are mentioned in the decision-making procedure......, better clinical reasoning is typically linked to detachment, neutrality and monological conceptions of rationality. In this article, it is argued that rational clinical decision-making must also include position-dependent experiences, values and dialogical deliberation....

  18. Écriture (autobiographique dans l'Examen critique d'Alexandre de Humboldt

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    Julian Drews

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Zusammenfassung Der Bezug auf Kolumbus ist ein Gemeinplatz der Humboldtbiographik. Humboldt selbst betont ihn besonders in seinem Examen critique, wo er eine autobiographische Dimension gewinnt. Der Beitrag geht aus literaturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive dem Material und den Formen der Inszenierung nach, mit denen ein Leben über ein anderes dargestellt wird.  Résumé La référence à Colomb est un lieu commun de la biographie humboldtienne. Humboldt lui-même le souligne particulièrement dans son Examen critique, en y ajoutant une dimension autobiographique. La contribution analyse, dans une perspective philologique, le matériel et les formes de mise en scène avec lesquelles une vie est représentée au travers d'une autre.  Summary The reference to Columbus is a commonplace in Humboldt-biography. Humboldt himself is using it in his Examen critique which subjoins a auto-biographical dimension. This articel examines from a philological point of view the materials and literary strategies by which one life comes to represent another.

  19. Excerpt from Pluralist Universalism: An Asian Americanist Critique of U.S. and Chinese Multiculturalisms

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    Full Text Available Pluralist Universalism: An Asian Americanist Critique of U.S. and Chinese Multiculturalisms is an extended comparison of US and Chinese multiculturalisms during the post–Cold War era. Her book situates itself at the intersection of Asian American literary critique and the growing field of comparative multiculturalism. Through readings of fictional narratives that address the issue of racial and ethnic difference in both national contexts simultaneously, the author models a “double critique” framework for US–Chinese comparative literary studies.The book approaches U.S. liberal multiculturalism and China’s ethnic policy as two competing multiculturalisms, one grounded primarily in a history of racial desegregation and the other in the legacies of a socialist revolution. Since the end of the Cold War, the two multiculturalisms have increasingly been brought into contact through translation and other forms of mediation. Pluralist Universalism demonstrates that a number of fictional narratives, including those commonly classified as Chinese, American, and Chinese American, have illuminated incongruities and connections between the ethno-racial politics of the two nations.The “double critique” framework builds upon critical perspectives developed in Asian American studies and adjacent fields. The book brings to life an innovative vision of Asian American literary critique, even as it offers a unique intervention in ideas of ethnicity and race prevailing in both China and the United States in the post–Cold War era.

  20. The Madoffization of Irish society: from Ponzi finance to sociological critique.

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    Monaghan, Lee F; O'Flynn, Micheal

    2017-12-01

    Financialization and neoliberal policy created the Celtic Tiger. This economic 'miracle' furthered creditors' and property developers' speculative interests, leading to an unstable financial pyramid that eventually imploded in 2008 with catastrophic consequences for Irish society. Using the sociological imagination as social critique, this paper offers a lens on fictitious capital and Ponzi finance in the context of Ireland's boom and bust. Critique is advanced using the Madoffization of society thesis, a sociological heuristic that draws formal comparisons between Bernie Madoff's US$65 billion Ponzi scheme, which collapsed in 2008, and financialized capitalism. The Madoff case exhibits five main elements or forms which, it has been argued, underlie the varying content of life on a much broader scale: accumulation by debt expansion, mass deception, efforts to maintain secrecy and silence, obfuscation, and scapegoating. In conclusion, a crucial difference between the Madoff case and the Madoffization of Irish society is underscored. Discussion also moves from critique to hope amidst calls to renew sociology and transform financialized capitalism. © London School of Economics and Political Science 2017.

  1. Marx and the critique of capitalist society: critique of labor/Marx e a crítica ontológica da sociedade capitalista: crítica do trabalho

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    Mario Duayer

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper seeks to emphasize what in my opinion can be consideredthe main thrust of Marxian work: the critique of political economy as an ontological critique of the modern capitalist society. Such critique begins to take its ultimate form with the Grundrisse. The argument runs as follows. Firstly, it tries to show briefly the debilitating effects, both in theory and practice, brought about in the last decades by the dissolution of the Marxian ontological critique. Secondly, it argues that real critique is ontological critique and, consequently, has to explain what such a critique consists of. Finally, agreeing with Postone’s suggested reinterpretation of Marx’s ideas, but diverging from him precisely with respect to ontology, it suggests that the ontological critique produced by Marx is a critique of labor or, in other words, critique of the centrality of labor, which is specific of the capitalist society.O artigo pretende destacar o que constitui para mim o propósitocentral da obra marxiana que, nos Grundrisse, começa a tomar forma acabada,a saber, a crítica da economia política como crítica ontológica da modernasociedade capitalista. O argumento está assim estruturado. Em primeiro lugar,inicio procurando mostrar de maneira sintética os efeitos paralisantes, teóricose práticos, da dissolução da crítica ontológica marxiana nas últimas décadas.Em segundo lugar, e justamente por isso, tento sustentar que crítica de fato écrítica ontológica e, em consequência, devo mostrar de que se trata essa crítica.Por último, concordando com a interpretação da obra de Marx proposta porMoishe Postone, mas diferindo dela precisamente no que diz respeito à onto-logia, procuro demonstrar que a crítica ontológica elaborada por Marx é críticado trabalho, ou, caso se queira, crítica da centralidade do trabalho, própria eespecífica da sociedade capitalista.

  2. Study of performances of the liquid krypton calorimeter of the NA48 experiment for measurement of Re({epsilon}'/{epsilon}); Etude des performances du calorimetre a krypton liquide de l'experience NA48 pour la mesure de Re({epsilon}'/{epsilon})

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    Ocariz, Jose [Lab. de l' Accelerateur Lineaire, Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (France)

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    The purpose of the NA48 experiment is the study of direct violation of CP symmetry in the system of neutral kaons. The double ratio of neutral and charged two pion decays, violating and conserving CP should be measured with an ultimate accuracy of about 0.1%. In attain this objective one of the important ingredients is the liquid krypton calorimeter, which allows to identify the neutral modes with a very good accuracy. One should therefore ensure that the systematic effects are weak. The performances of this calorimeter, particularly in energy response, are studied with data acquired in 1997. These studies are mainly effected for the K{sub e3} semileptonic decays by comparing the energy reconstructed in the calorimeter with the momentum obtained by the magnetic spectrometer. These data allow to constrain significantly the energy resolution, the response non-linearity as well as the detector geometry and to optimize the calibration. The energy resolution achieved is better than 1% for energies above 25 GeV. This allows to reduce the background in the neutral mode at the level of 0.1%. The systematic uncertainties from calorimeter on the measurement of double ratio are estimated for the 1997 data at 0.1%. This value is clearly below the statistical error of 0.27% for these data.

  3. Analyse et évaluation de l’argumentation dans l’analyse critique du discours (CDA : délibération et dialectique des Lumières Analysis and Evaluation of Argumentation in Critical Discourse Analysis: Deliberation and the Dialectic of Enlightenment

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    Norman Fairclough

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Cet article représente le développement de notre récent travail sur le discours politique, centré sur les réactions politiques à l’actuelle crise financière et économique en Grande-Bretagne. Considérant le discours politique comme doté d’un caractère essentiellement argumentatif, et plus spécifiquement comme une forme d’argumentation et de délibération pratiques, nous soutenons qu’une analyse critique de ce discours appelle à intégrer la théorie et l’analyse de l’argumentation à la version de l’analyse critique du discours (CDA avec laquelle nous travaillons. La présentation de cette version de la CDA, et de notre approche de l’analyse et de l’évaluation de l’argumentation et de la délibération pratiques, est suivie d’une illustration de la démarche. Celle-ci se réfère à une partie du discours sur le Budget prononcé en juin 2010 par Georges Osborne, Chancelier de l’Echiquier du gouvernement britannique de coalition entre conservateurs et libéraux démocrates, et à la mise en cause critique de la stratégie d’austérité du gouvernement qui eu lieu dans le débat public, particulièrement dans les média. Dans la dernière partie de cet article, nous avançons que notre approche innovatrice de l’analyse et de l’évaluation de l’argumentation et de la délibération pratiques contribue de manière particulièrement efficace à promouvoir l’objectif de la CDA : étendre au discours les formes de critique répandues dans le champ de la théorie sociale critique. Nous nous appuyons pour ce faire sur les débats qui traitent des rapports entre critique et rationalité. Nous posons que l’approche normative que nous adoptons est nécessaire pour intégrer l’analyse du discours argumentatif à la critique, et que notre démarche est en parfait accord avec les objectifs de la théorie critique, du moins tels que Habermas les conçoit.This paper is a development of our recent work on

  4. Cognitive-behavior therapy for problem gambling: a critique of current treatments and proposed new unified approach.

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    Tolchard, Barry

    2017-06-01

    There is evidence supporting the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of problem gambling. Despite this, little is known about how CBT works and which particular approach is most effective. This paper aims to synthesize the evidence for current CBT and propose a more unified approach to treatment. A literature review and narrative synthesis of the current research evidence of CBT for the treatment of problem gambling was conducted, focusing on the underlying mechanisms within the treatment approach. Several CBT approaches were critiqued. These can be divided into forms of exposure therapy (including aversion techniques, systematic desensitization and other behavioral experiments) those focusing on cognitive restructuring techniques (such as reinforcement of nongambling activity, use of diaries, motivational enhancement and audio-playback techniques and third wave techniques including mindfulness. Findings, in relation to the treatment actions, from this synthesis are reported. The debate surrounding the treatment of problem gambling has been conducted as an either/or rather than a both/and discourse. This paper proposes a new, unified approach to the treatment of problem gambling that incorporates the best elements of both exposure and cognitive restructuring techniques, alongside the use of techniques borrowed from mindfulness and other CBT approaches.

  5. Kenya : tous les projets | Page 3 | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour ...

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    Le réseau GEOHealth d'Afrique orientale pour la prévention des risques pour la santé des travailleurs et la salubrité environnementale. Projet. La charge de morbidité résultant des dangers pour la santé ... Una Hakika : Porter à grande échelle les solutions numériques pour la gestion des conflits au Kenya et en Birmanie.

  6. Accroître les occasions d'affaire pour les jeunes Africains dans les ...

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    Le projet permettra d'élaborer et de mettre en oeuvre des méthodes pour répertorier les marchés de produits agricoles précis et pour trouver des possibilités d'activités agroalimentaires viables pour les jeunes. L'équipe de projet recrutera des jeunes possédant des aptitudes pour l'entrepreneuriat et leur enseignera les ...

  7. Accurate measurement of electron beam polarization using Compton effect at TJNAF for the experiments G{sup p}{sub E} and N-{delta}; Mesure precise de la polarisation du faisceau d'electrons a TJNAF par polarimetrie compton pour les experiences G{sup p}{sub E} et N-{delta}

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    Escoffier, St

    2001-10-01

    This work deals with electron beam polarization measurements using Compton effect at TJNAF, for experiments of the proton electromagnetic form factors measurement and for nucleon response functions determination in the pion electroproduction reaction near the {delta}(1232) region. The Compton polarimeter, whose principle is built on elastic electron-photon scattering, was designed and built around a high finesse Fabry-Perot cavity (finesse = 25000). The incident Nd:YAG laser power is amplified by an optical cavity which provides a luminosity such as the statistical uncertainty on the electron polarization measurement is at the level of 1% in one hour. Using Pound-Drever method, laser frequency is locked on one of interferometer resonance frequencies. Circularly photon polarization inside the optical cavity was measured to be 99.6+/-0.45%. The electron beam polarization is deduced from the measurements of the photon polarization, experimental asymmetry and analysing power of our detector. The analysing power is determined by a measurement of the response function of the photon detector, composed of 25 PbWO{sub 4} crystals, thanks to coincidence events detected with the electron detector made up of 4 plans of 48 silicon strips. Measurement uncertainties come meanly from detector's response function modelling, pile up effect and photon beam polarization. Total relative uncertainty on the electron beam polarization measurement is about 1.4% for 40 minutes data taking. Moreover, the Compton polarimeter allows to estimate the electron helicity difference between two polarization reversals. This effect was found compatible with zero at 0.3%. (author)

  8. Preparation of polymeric pour point depressants for shale oil

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    Yu, Tingyn; Wang, Jilin [Liaoning Univ. of Petroleum and Chemical Technology, Fushun (China). Dept. of Petrochemical Technology; Jin, Jingsen [Petrochina Fushun Petrochemical Company Refinery No. 2 (China)

    2006-06-15

    The melt esterification of acrylic acid and higher alcohols without solvent is carried out and the effects of factors on the production efficiency of acrylic higher alcohol ester are investigated. Optimum reaction conditions are obtained at molar ratio of acrylic acid to higher alcohol 1.2:1.0 and reflux time 7 h at 110-140{sup o}C in stepwise heating. At this point the acrylic higher alcohol ester will be polymerized with maleic anhydride, phenylethylene, and vinyl acetate, and formed into four components. Copolymer shale oil pour point depressant and the polymerization condition are also studied by orthogonal method. The effect of pour point depressants is best when the monomer molar ratio is 8:1:1:1 at 80{sup o}C for 8 h for reflux and the benzoyl peroxide is added. The pour point of Fushun shale oil reduces by 9{sup o}C when only 0.5% copolymer is added. (Author)

  9. Search for the scalar partner of the top quark and contribution to the improvement of the calorimetry of the experiment D zero for the phase 2 of Tevatron; Recherche du partenaire supersymetrique du quark top et contribution a l'amelioration de la calorimetrie de l'experience D zero pour la phase 2 du tevatron

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    Olivier, B

    2001-04-01

    Supersymmetry could be the most natural extension of the Standard Model. In this thesis we present a new search for the sTop, the hypothetical scalar partner of the Top quark, that we performed in the framework of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM), using the Run I data of the DO experiment, which corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 108 pb{sup -1}. We selected events with one electron, one muon and missing transverse energy in the final state, which can be the decay product of pair of sTop quarks in 3 (t-tilde {yields} bl{nu}-tilde), or 4-body (t-tilde {yields} b{chi}-tilde{sub 1}{sup 0}l{nu}{sub l}). No signal is seen and the results are interpreted in terms of limits on the sTop production cross-section and exclusion regions in the parameter space (m{sub t}-tilde,m{sub {chi}}-tilde{sub 1{sup 0}}) or (m{sub t}-tilde,m{sub {nu}}-tilde). This new type of selection at the Tevatron for the search of the sTop allowed us to put stronger constraints than those previously published at LEP or at the Tevatron in the t-tilde {yields} bl{nu}-tilde channel, and the first limits ever set in the 4-body decay channel. For the 3-body channel, assuming that the sneutrino is the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP), the excluded region at 95% confidence level extends up to a sTop mass of 142 (130) GeV if the sneutrino mass (m{sub {nu}}-tilde) is 43 (86) GeV. If the 4-body decay channel dominates, assuming that the neutralino is the LSP, the limit depends on the sneutrino mass. If it is light enough (m{sub {nu}}-tilde {approx}< 100 GeV) this limit reaches a sTop mass of 132 GeV for a neutralino mass of 60 GeV. In all searches for new particles, the calorimetry plays a crucial role from the experimental point of view. The expected increase in integrated luminosity in the Run II which started on the 1. of March 2001, and the detector upgrade which has been achieved over the last three years will allow to extend these exclusion domains or to discover the sTop. We

  10. Méthode analytique généralisée pour le calcul du coning. Nouvelle solution pour calculer le coning de gaz, d'eau et double coning dans les puits verticaux et horizontaux Generalized Analytical Method for Coning Calculation. New Solution to Calculation Both the Gas Coning, Water Coning and Dual Coning for Vertical and Horizontal Wells

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    Pietraru V.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Une nouvelle méthode analytique d'évaluation du coning d'eau par bottom water drive et/ou de gaz par gas-cap drive dans les puits horizontaux et verticaux a été développée pour les réservoirs infinis [1]. Dans cet article, une généralisation de cette méthode est présentée pour les réservoirs confinés d'extension limitée dont le toit est horizontal. La généralisation proposée est basée sur la résolution des équations différentielles de la diffusivité avec prise en compte des effets de drainage par gravité et des conditions aux limites pour un réservoir confiné. La méthode est applicable aux réservoirs isotropes ou anisotropes. L'hypothèse de pression constante à la limite de l'aire de drainage dans l'eau et/ou dans le gaz a été adoptée. Les pertes de charge dans l'aquifère et dans le gas-cap sont donc négligées. Les principales contributions de cet article sont : - L'introduction de la notion de rayon de cône, différent du rayon de puits. La hauteur du cône et le débit critique dépendent du rayon de cône alors qu'ils sont indépendants du rayon du puits. - Une nouvelle corrélation pour le calcul du débit critique sous forme adimensionnelle en fonction de trois paramètres : le temps, la longueur du drain horizontal (nulle pour un puits vertical et le rayon de drainage. - Des corrélations pour le calcul du rapport des débits gaz/huile (GOR ou de la fraction en eau (fw, pendant les périodes critique et postcritique, qui tiennent compte de la pression capillaire et des perméabilités relatives. - Des corrélations pour le calcul des rapports de débits gaz/huile et eau/huile pendant les périodes pré, post et supercritique en double coning. - Des critères pour le calcul du temps de percée au puits en simple coning de gaz ou d'eau, ou en double coning de gaz et d'eau. A new analytical method for assessing water and/or gas coning in horizontal and vertical wells has been developed for infinite

  11. Design anthropology in participatory design from ethnography to anthropological critique?

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    Smith, Rachel Charlotte; Kjærsgaard, Mette Gislev

    2014-01-01

    In this workshop we explore the opportunities of ethnography and design anthropology in Participatory Design (PD) as an approach to design in an increasingly global and digital world. Traditionally, ethnography has been used in PD to research real-life contexts and challenges, and as ways...... to involve people in defining user-needs and design opportunities. As the boundaries between physical, digital and hybrid spaces and experiences become increasingly blurred, so do conventional distinctions between research and design. This half-day workshop invites participant to discuss and explore...... opportunities of using design anthropology as a holistic and critical approach to societal challenges, and a way for anthropologists and designers to engage in design that extends beyond the empirical....

  12. NRHM - the panacea for rural health in India: a critique

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    Vikas Bajpai

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available There has been news of the Central Government’s flag ship rural health care scheme - National Rural Health Mission (NRHM being given an extension till 2015; albeit there is little talk of what we have learned from the experiences of NRHM till now so as to remove the bottle necks in its implementation. After seven years of implementation NRHM has failed to achieve its stated objectives. This calls for a scrutiny of this failure. This article analyzes fundamental conceptual dilemmas inherent to the Mission to draw lessons for future. The most important lesson that ought to be learnt is that ‘the health of the people is not a standalone phenomenon that can be improved through healthcare alone. It requires a comprehensive action plan encompassing food security, employment and poverty alleviation as well

  13. Une espérance post-critique ? Enjeux critiques de la conception ricœurienne de l'imaginaire social

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    PEGGY AVEZ

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available RésuméLa fondation anthropologique de la fonction critique – socialement endossée par l’imaginaire utopique – et son lien dynamique avec la tâche intégrative de l’idéologie permettent à Ricœur de repenser sur le plan socio-politique la double nécessité du soupçon et de l’espérance. En reliant l’analyse de la structure contradictoire et analogisante de l’imaginaire social aux perspectives antérieurement développées sur “la liberté selon l’espérance,” notre propos vise à expliciter ses enjeux émancipateurs. Les apories auxquelles les médiations symboliques contraignent l’agir doivent nourrir la double nécessité d’un “devoir de vigilance” et d’une “timide espérance”: telle est à la fois la difficulté irréductible et la force critique de l’analyse ricœurienne de l’imagination socialisante.Mots-clés: imaginaire social, critique, idéologie, utopie, espérance.AbstractThe anthropological foundation of the critical function—endorsed by the utopian imaginary—and its dynamic relation with the integrative task of ideology allow Ricœur to rethink, at a social and political level, the necessity of both suspicion and hope. Linking Ricœur’s analysis of the contradictory and analogizing structure of the social imaginary to perspectives on “freedom in the light of hope,” which were developed earlier, it is my intention to make explicit certain emancipatory issues. The aporiae to which symbolic mediations constrict acting must provide for the necessity of both an “obligation for vigilance” and a “tentative hope.” Such is the irreducible difficulty but also the critical force of Ricœur’s analysis of the socializing imagination.Keywords: Social Imaginary, Criticism, Ideology, Utopia, Hope.

  14. identification de caractéristiques agronomiques pour le diagnostic

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    La régénération des vieux vergers de cacaoyers (Theobrama cacao L.) est une des stratégies mises en place en. Côte d'Ivoire pour assurer une production durable de cacao. Une étude a été conduite en vue d'élaborer un guide pour réaliser un diagnostic rapide et adéquat des vergers et prendre la bonne décision de ...

  15. Etude et simulation des techniques de multiplexage OFDM pour une ...

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    La simulation de ce modèle a révélé que, pour un même RSB de 20 dB, la technique ACO-OFDM (présentant un TEB de 0.0083) est moins sensible au bruit que la technique DCO-OFDM (dont le TEB est de 0.3413). Il est aussi remarqué que, pour un même RSB, l'implémentation de la DFT en matière de génération de ...

  16. Ethiopia : tous les projets | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    Le réseau GEOHealth d'Afrique orientale pour la prévention des risques pour la santé des travailleurs et la salubrité environnementale. Projet. La charge de morbidité ... Projet. L'Éthiopie réalise des progrès en ce qui concerne la gestion de l'économie de marché. Date de début : 16 octobre 2013. End Date: 14 août 2015.

  17. Une charte éthique pour le Big Data

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    De Filippi, Primavera

    2013-01-01

    Des implications métiers, sans nul doute, pour ces obligations particulières qui doivent être respectées lors de l'utilisation de données provenant du Big Data, afin de garantir leur qualité, leur conservation et les conditions de leur réutilisation tant d'un point de vue technique, économique que légal. Une charte, outil pour nous y aider, vient d' être proposée.

  18. Emploi et croissance | Page 18 | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour ...

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    Malgré les avancées importantes réalisées dans le domaine du développement au cours des dernières décennies, les pays en développement font toujours face à de grands défis dans leurs efforts pour lutter contre la pauvreté. Les programmes de transferts en espèces se révèlent des outils efficaces pour réduire la ...

  19. An Overburdened Term: Dewey's Concept of "Experience" as Curriculum Theory

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    Seaman, Jayson; Nelsen, Peter J.

    2011-01-01

    This article examines Dewey's concept of "experience" in light of his analysis of industrial capitalism, his anthropological thinking, and his critique of early 20th century educational ideologies, giving the concept a more expansive meaning than what is typically represented in the educational literature. We also outline the specific curricular…

  20. The Role of Fiction in Experiments within Design, Art & Architecture

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    Knutz, Eva; Markussen, Thomas; Christensen, Poul Rind

    2013-01-01

    of critique; (3) design aims; (4) materializations and forms; and (5) the aesthetic of design fictions. The typology is premised on the idea that fiction may integrate with reality in many different ways in design experiments. The explanatory power of the typology is exemplified through the analyses of 6 case...

  1. Voir toutes les initiatives | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    L'African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) offre à des diplômés africains une formation rigoureuse en mathématiques. AIMS a lancé en 2008 l'initiative À la recherche du prochain Einstein (AIMS-NEI) en vue de constituer, à l'échelle du continent, une masse critique de spécialistes de disciplines scientifiques et ...

  2. Voir toutes les initiatives | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    AIMS a lancé en 2008 l'initiative À la recherche du prochain Einstein (AIMS-NEI) en vue de constituer, à l'échelle du continent, une masse critique de spécialistes de disciplines scientifiques et techniques capables d'impulser le progrès aux quatre coins de l'Afrique. Il en résultera un réseau panafricain de 15 centres AIMS ...

  3. Guide pour la conception des dispositifs de franchissement des barrages pour les poissons migrateurs

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    LARINIER M.

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    Full Text Available L'auteur rappelle dans cette note les principes de base devant guider le projeteur lors de la conception des ouvrages de franchissement de barrages ou d'obstacles pour les poissons migrateurs. L'accent est mis sur l'importance de la situation et de l'attractivité de ces ouvrages. Les principes de fonctionnement et les critères de dimensionnement des différents types de passes (passes à bassins successifs, passes à ralentisseurs, écluses et ascenseurs sont évoqués. Dans la dernière partie sont recensés les éléments à prendre en compte lors de l'établissement d'un projet de passe.

  4. Risques sur Internet pour les enfants et les jeunes: données récentes pour la Suisse

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    2013-01-01

    La plupart du temps on entend parler des risques d’Internet pour les enfants et les jeunes à la suite d’événements spectaculaires. L’étude «EU Kids Online: Suisse» s’est penchée sur l’expérience des risques sur Internet de jeunes âgés de neuf à seize ans pour fournir une base de données solide qui devrait alimenter et consolider les débats sur le sujet tant dans le grand public que parmi les acteurs politiques. Comme le montrent les résultats la probabilité pour les jeunes de ...

  5. Carotid Artery Stenting Trials: Conduct, Results, Critique, and Current Recommendations

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    Macdonald, Sumaira

    2012-01-01

    The carotid stenting trialists have demonstrated persistence and determination in comparing an evolving technique, carotid artery stenting (CAS), against a mature and exacting standard for carotid revascularisation, carotid endarterectomy (CEA). This review focuses on their endeavours. A total of 12 1-on-1 randomised trials comparing CAS and CEA have been reported; 6 of these can be considered major, and 5 of these reflect (in part) current CAS standards of practice and form the basis of this review. At least 18 meta-analyses seeking to compare CAS and CEA exist. These are limited by the quality and heterogeneity of the data informing them (e.g., five trials were stopped prematurely such that they collectively failed to reach recruitment target by >4000 patients). The Carotid Stenting Trialists’ Collaboration Publication represents a prespecified meta-analysis of European trials that were sufficiently similar to allow valid conclusions to be drawn; these trials and conclusions will be explored. When the rate of myocardial infarction (MI) is rigorously assessed, CAS and CEA are equivalent for the composite end point of stroke/death and MI, with more minor strokes for CAS and more MIs for CEA. These outcomes have a discrepant impact on quality of life and subsequent mortality. The all-stroke death outcomes for patients <70 years old are equivalent, with more minor strokes occurring in the elderly during CAS than CEA. There are significantly more severe haematomas and cranial nerve injuries after CEA. The influence of experience on outcome cannot be underestimated.

  6. Wall temperature drop observed just before dryout type critical heat flux; Diminution de la temperature de la paroi observee a proximite du flux de chaleur critique de type d'assechement

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    Olekhnovitch, Andrei [Institut de genie nucleaire, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, C.P. 6079, succ. Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

    2008-09-15

    An analysis of the wall temperature drop phenomenon before critical heat flux (CHF) takes place was carried out. The study of the heat transfer in the liquid film of the dispersed-annular flow permitted to conclude that this temperature drop is related to an important thinning of the liquid film when conditions approach to ones of the CHF. In this case, the heat is principally transmitted through the film by conduction. Thus, the power increase leads to a decrease of the thickness and of the thermal resistance of the film and, consequently, to a wall temperature drop. (author) [French] Le phenomene de la chute de la temperature de la paroi avant le flux de chaleur critique (FCC) a ete analyse. L'etude du transfert de chaleur dans le film de liquide en ecoulement annulaire-disperse a permis de conclure que cette chute de temperature est reliee a un amincissement important du film de liquide quand les conditions approchent de celles du FCC. Dans ce cas, la chaleur est principalement transmise a travers le film par conduction. Alors, l'augmentation de la puissance appliquee a pour consequence une diminution de l'epaisseur et de la resistance thermique du film et, ainsi, une baisse de la temperature de la paroi. (orig.)

  7. Reactivity measurements on a sub-critical nuclear reactor using statistical fluctuations of the neutron flux; Mesure de la reactivite d'un reacteur nucleaire en regime sous-critique a partir des fluctuations statistiques du flux neutronique

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    Feghahati, E. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1969-07-01

    It is intended in this report to show that it is possible to design an apparatus for measuring the reactivity of a sub-critical nuclear reactor, using a spectral analysis of the variations in the output signal of a counter. The method proposed consists in the measurement of the spectral density in two frequency bands, and in the determination of the 'uncorrelated' components so as to obtain the 'correlated' components, the ratio of these two correlated components giving the reactivity if {beta}/l is known. It is concluded that this method could be applied with the help of a simple apparatus having a measurement range of up to -5000 pcm. Since the efficiency of the detector cannot be increased above a certain value, the accuracy depends largely on the time of measurement: it is shown that it is possible to measure -3000 pcm with an accuracy of {+-} 5 per cent for a time of measurement of 600 seconds. (author) [French] On propose, dans ce travail, de montrer qu'il est possible de realiser un appareil de mesure de la reactivite d'un reacteur nucleaire en regime sous-critique, a partir de l'analyse spectrale des fluctuations du signal de sortie d'un compteur. La methode proposee consiste a mesurer la densite spectrale dans deux bandes de frequences, et a determiner les composantes 'non correlees' de facon a obtenir les composantes 'correlees', le rapport de ces deux composantes correlees permet d'obtenir la reactivite lorsque l'on connait {beta}/l.On en conclut que cette methode peut conduire a la realisation d'un appareil simple, dont la gamme de mesure s'etend jusqu'a - 5 000 pcm. Puisque l'efficacite du detecteur ne peut etre augmentee au-dela d'une certaine valeur, la precision depend, pour une grande part, du temps de mesure: on montre que l'on peut mesurer -3000 pcm avec une precision de {+-} 5 pour cent pour une duree de la mesure de 600 secondes. (auteur)

  8. Dans quelle mesure l’athéisme est-il inacceptable pour l’auteur du Theophrastus redivivus et pour Spinoza ?

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    Full Text Available Un problème posé par le Theophrastus redivivus, traité anonyme achevé en 1659, matérialiste et athée (au sens actuel du terme, est que l’auteur tout en critiquant radicalement la croyance en dieu, affirme qu’il faut chasser l’athéisme de la cité. Son athéisme est pourtant « pensable » : non seulement le mot n’est pas anachronique pour le xviie siècle, comme le pensent de nombreux commentateurs, mais le traité lui-même fait la généalogie de la croyance tout en exposant un système de pensée cohérent qui se passe de dieu.Le rejet du terme « athéisme » est d’ordre moral et social car il désigne celui qui se laisse entraîner par ses instincts. L’auteur nous prévient, en quelque sorte, que ce n’est pas parce qu’il nie les dieux qu’il n’est pas respectueux des lois. Cependant, l’« inacceptabilité » du terme « athée » a aussi un sens plus profond : comment, en effet, concilier l’ordre social et l’absence d’un Bien et d’un Mal absolus ? Certes le traité propose une solution purement naturelle en fondant la morale sur l’amour de soi, mais comment le faire comprendre ? C’est peu « acceptable » au sens de « compréhensible ».Nous pouvons distinguer des degrés d’inacceptabilité : l’amoralisme théorique paraît plus inacceptable, encore, que l’affirmation de l’inexistence de dieu, parce qu’il risque d’entraîner la désobéissance civile : c’est cette dernière qui constitue l’inacceptable absolu, pour notre Anonyme comme pour les lecteurs. Une conséquence paradoxale est que la thèse de l’imposture des religions est peut-être, pour des raisons politiques, moins inacceptable que cet amoralisme et surtout que le constat par l’Anonyme de l’inefficacité totale des religions. Enfin, les choses pouvant être dites plus ou moins haut, l’acceptabilité suppose plus de complicité et d’hypocrisie de la part du lecteur que nous aurions tendance

  9. A guide to critiquing a research paper. Methodological appraisal of a paper on nurses in abortion care.

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    2015-03-01

    In this paper, we have taken a previously published article on nurses' judgements in abortion care performing a systematic critique of the merits of this research using a recognised critiquing framework. The qualitative paper chosen for the critique is a grounded theory design and the research terms and terminology associated with this method such as symbolic interactionism are defined. The published paper reported on findings from a study exploring the characteristics of nurses in abortion care. A published critiquing tool has been applied. It was chosen because it is pragmatic, clearly laid out and accessible as full text to the people likely to need it. It comprises two stages, the first of which centres on the believability of the research. The second stage is more detailed and examines the research process and establishes the credibility of the research in its application to practice. Develop critical and analytical skills through methodically appraising the merits of published research. Nursing as an evidence-based profession requires nurses at both pre- and post-registration levels to be able to understand, synthesise and critique research, this being a fundamental part of many nursing curricula. These have become core skills to acquire since implementing up to date evidence is the cornerstone of contemporary nursing practice. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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    Quels sont les liens entre l'eau et l'énergie au regard des changements climatiques ? Des technologies d'énergies renouvelables décentralisées pour les services d'approvisionnement en eau pourraient‑elles aider les collectivités pauvres des pays en développement à s'adapter plus efficacement aux changements.

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    However, as entrepreneurs scour the world in search of new commodities, a voice of dissent is growing and striving to be heard. ... entreprises doivent se faire concurrence pour survivre, prendre de l'expansion et occuper une part du marché, les bibliothécaires et les professionnels de l'information doivent jouer un rôle plus ...

  3. Des statistiques essentielles | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    un programme de recherche sur le terrain mené pour le compte du Centre international de recherche sur les maladies diarrhéiques. Au début, les accoucheuses traditionnelles faisaient état de variations démographiques hebdomadaires dans ...

  4. Guatemala : tous les projets | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    'allier pour éradiquer la maladie de Chagas en Amérique centrale. Projet. Les pertes économiques mondiales causées par la maladie de Chagas sont estimées à 7 milliards d'USD par an. Région: Guatemala. Programme: Food, Environment ...

  5. Initiative Think tank | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    L'ITT est le fruit d'un partenariat regroupant cinq bailleurs de fonds. Lancée en 2008, l'ITT est administrée par le Centre de Recherches pour le Développement International (CRDI), un organisme canadien.

  6. Ce que nous faisons | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    Le CRDI appuie des travaux de recherche dans les pays en voie de développement en vue de produire un changement réel et durable. Ce savoir peut servir d'outil pour résoudre des problèmes mondiaux urgents. Nous partageons ce savoir avec les autres en :

  7. Inde | Page 89 | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    , mettant en péril la vie humaine et les écosystèmes. De plus, ils sont souvent sources de conflit entre populations et industrie. En adoptant une approche écosystémique globale pour examiner les intérêts divergents et leurs conséquences, ...

  8. Eau, terre et vie : Communication participative pour le ...

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    6 févr. 2007 ... Eau, terre et vie : Communication participative pour le développement et gestion des ressources naturelles ... Le CRDI investit dans des solutions locales aux problèmes auxquels l'Inde est confrontée, comme le stress thermique, la gestion de l'eau et les migrations liées aux changements climatiques.

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    Gestion des risques climatiques pour la planification de l'agriculture ... La province du Cap-Occidental est le secteur le plus rentable sur le plan de l' agriculture en Afrique du Sud et contribue de manière importante à la balance des .

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    Coutumes et croyances favorables et defavorables pour une gestion inclusive de la securite (open access). L''étude objective des sources et des données ethnographiques montre que la culture dominante dans la zone Ouest africaine, se définit en termes de dialogue, de compromis, de coexistence et de paix. Dans cette ...

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    E-Commerce in the Asian Context : Selected Case Studies. Le commerce électronique en Asie retient beaucoup l'attention en raison de la prolifération des connexions Internet et des technologies connexes dans la région. Face à cette tendance, le Centre de recherches pour le développement international (.

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    E-Commerce in the Asian Context : Selected Case Studies. Le commerce électronique en Asie retient beaucoup l'attention en raison de la prolifération des connexions Internet et des technologies connexes dans la région. Face à cette tendance, le Centre de recherches pour le développement international (.

  13. Pouring and running a protein gel by reusing commercial cassettes.

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    Hwang, Alexander C; Grey, Paris H; Cuddy, Katrina; Oppenheimer, David G

    2012-02-12

    The evaluation of proteins using sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) analysis is a common technique used by biochemistry and molecular biology researchers. For laboratories that perform daily analyses of proteins, the cost of commercially available polyacrylamide gels (~$10/gel) can be considerable over time. To mitigate this cost, some researchers prepare their own polyacrylamide gels. Traditional methods of pouring these gels typically utilize specialized equipment and glass gel plates that can be expensive and preclude pouring many gels and storing them for future use. Furthermore, handling of glass plates during cleaning or gel pouring can result in accidental breakage creating a safety hazard, which may preclude their use in undergraduate laboratory classes. Our protocol demonstrates how to pour multiple protein gels simultaneously by recycling Invitrogen Nupage Novex minigel cassettes, and inexpensive materials purchased at a home improvement store. This economical and streamlined method includes a way to store the gels at 4°C for a few weeks. By re-using the plastic gel cassettes from commercially available gels, labs that run frequent protein gels can save significant costs and help the environment. In addition, plastic gel cassettes are extremely resistant to breakage, which makes them ideal for undergraduate laboratory classrooms.

  14. Les femmes arabes toujours en lutte pour leurs droits | CRDI ...

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    29 janv. 2013 ... Une campagne ayant mené à la reconnaissance juridique des droits en matière de nationalité des femmes arabes dans neuf pays et territoires constitue une source d'inspiration et de solutions stratégiques pour les femmes qui, un peu partout au Moyen-Orient, se heurtent à une discrimination croissante.

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    Le 28 juin 2006, le domaine de programme Innovation, politique et science (IPS) a présenté au Conseil des gouverneurs du CRDI un plan stratégique pour orienter la phase initiale (2006 2011) des recherches ... Simultanément, il explore certaines des options permettant d'envisager la revitalisation de ce processus.

  16. The OptIC Data Assimilation Intercomparison: A Statistical Critique

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    Enting, I. G.; Clisby, N.

    2008-12-01

    analytic solutions, for the simple case of estimating a constant. The second stage of the study addresses the actual OptIC model, using various noise models (thus defining ℓ) and various cost functions Θ. The respective sampling distributions (i) and (ii) above are determined by Monte Carlo simulation. The formal uncertainties are obtained from standard estimators. The final stage uses the experience from stage 2, to consider how to deal with fact that the actual likelihood is unknown in real-world problems. Some of the main possibilities are: estimate distribution parameters (e.g. variances): this involves augmenting the parameter vector a - the serious limitation is that some knowledge/assumption about the likelihood is still required; bypass the estimation of nuisance parameters: this is a variant on the previous case and is subject to the same limitations; compromise likelihoods: average over a set of candidate estimators; robust estimators: modify the maximum likelihood estimator so that it is less vulnerable to relaxation of the distributional assumptions. Finally the bootstrap formalism applies a set of pseudo-realisations that are used in an analysis that parallels the Monte Carlo estimation of the sampling distribution described in stage 2.

  17. The relevance and impact of Ethical Consciousness on Environmental Management in Zambia: A philosophical critique

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    2004-01-01

    This dissertation is informed by the need for adequate ethical consciousness in view of the perceived need for public responsibility, cooperation and participation in ensuring sound environmental management. It investigates and critiques the extent to which an adequate range of ethical principles has been incorporated in Zambia's attempts to address environmental issues.The investigation focused on the role of government policy, education system and the mass media in promoting responsible environmental management and practices by raising environmental ethical consciousness. The study confirmed the preponderance of economic utilitarianism with regard to environmental issues. (author)

  18. The parables of Jesus as critique on food security systems for vulnerable households in urban townships

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available A recent empirical study on food shortage in South African urban townships indicates thatfood shortage embodies multi-faceted aspects with broader social implications, such as thesense of personal dignity, the ability to openly associate with others and a loss of self-identity.It is argued that the parables of Jesus, when read as symbols of social transformation, providea critique on food insecurity systems in urban townships. It is proposed that the parables ofJesus serve as the conduits for a societal and perhaps ecclesial reorientation with regard to theconditions of hunger, in the light of the vision and values of the kingdom of God.

  19. Physiatrie and German maternal feminism: Dr. Anna Fischer-Dückelmann critiques academic medicine.

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    Meyer, Paulette

    2006-01-01

    Alternative medicine and reform strategies made Anna Fischer-Dückelmann a most controversial, notorious, and widely read women doctor before World War I. She published a dozen titles in 13 languages asserting that national well-being depended on maternal prowess. To her critics, Fischer-Dückelmann's commitment to medical self-help and practices of Physiatrie amounted to medical quackery. Her career has been largely unexamined, yet her feminist critiques and social concerns are not far removed from modern social medicine. For this pioneering doctor, treating physical and emotional ills and promoting the health of families were first steps toward healing the divisions of a world at war.

  20. The Economic Rationality of "Doing Good to Do Well" and Three Critiques, 1990 to the Present

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    Christiansen, Christian O.

    2017-01-01

    of justification and excitement for participants in the capitalist market system, and as it provides answers to critiques increasingly directed against global capitalism since the 1990s. I propose to subsume these tendencies under the heading of ‘civic capitalism’, as the central idea is that corporations can...... inquiry into the relationship between the rhetoric of corporations and their practice, asking whether corporations actually ‘practice what they preach’. Second, an ‘ethical check’: critics can ask which kinds of ethics are typically assumed in mainstream CSR or e.g. corporate philanthropy. From...