The intentional world

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  • Scientific realism has been advanced as an interpretation of the natural sciences but never the behavioral sciences. This exciting book introduces a novel version of scientific realism--Measured Realism--that characterizes the kind of theoretical progress in the social and psychological sciences that is uneven but indisputable. Trout proposes a theory of measurement--Population-Guided Estimation--that connects natural, psychological, and social scientific inquiry.

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  • Over the last several years, we have enjoyed several new Internet services that have dramatically improved our qual- ity of life. The most obvious examples of these are search engines, whose indices cover just about any information that is known in the world, and Web portals, which provide a window to the wealth of information and services available online. In this paper, we demonstrate that we have been living in a state of bliss, spoiled by the lack of any concerted attacks that utilize these new services, search engines in par- ticular.

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  • Water-related diseases continue to posemajor threats to children’s survival and well-being inmany places in the developing world.This article develops a theoretical perspective on the ways in which children’s vulnerability to water-related disease hazard is produced within the everyday circumstances of livelihood and child care. Central to this analysis is the role that household resources play in mediating or shaping particular microenvironments of health risk.

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  • This edited book has been published to showcase the emergence of relevant insights, applications, and the global acceptance of electronic business (e-business). At this stage of the development of e-business, it is crucially important to monitor, report, and reflect on the progress of e-business’ applications and adoption around the world.

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  • We can best understand the importance of these classifications by making two simple distinctions. The first is between ‘popular’ and ‘art’ cinema. The massive popular audience in India is hungry for cheap entertainment and this is what cinema has provided. This audience, which includes a significant proportion of people with limited access to education, enjoys universal genres such as action, comedy and melodrama and more specifically ‘Indian’ stories with spiritual/mythological themes.

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  • hing for. For instance, despite Vietnam’s growing allure as a vacation destination, visitors to sites Bonanza or botnet? Next time you search for a celebrity photo or “how to” hint, pay special attention to the top-level domains (TLDs), the last few characters at the end of the URL in the search results. In this year’s Mapping the Mal Web study, McAfee found that web risk climbed to a record 6.2% of more than 27 million live domains we evaluated for this report. If users don’t click with care, simply viewing a page can return much more than they bargained for.

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  • It was my original intention to write a biography of Alexander Hamilton in a more flexible manner than is customary with that method of reintroducing the dead to the living, but without impinging upon the territory of fiction.

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  • When knowledge of the atrocities of the National Socialist regime spread, there was a feeling among contemporary observers that they were faced with a phenomenon that was poorly addressed by the existing rules of international law. In those days, Winston Churchill felt that the world was in the presence of a ‘crime without a name’. And in those days, Raphael Lemkin, a Polish lawyer who had lost 49 members of his family in the Holocaust, gave a name to the crime.

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  • The Global Employment Initiative worldwide has placed a large number of family members all across the globe through this fantastic program that first started in 2002. The Global Employment Advisors deal with many family members seeking employment on the local economy in a wide variety of sectors. Sometimes they are the usual jobs, but other times there are creative jobs in the “Arts” world. “In the best of environments it is very difficult to market my skills as a visual artist. Being in a foreign country multiplies the difficulty.

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  • While effective media communication always aims to strengthen trust, its specific objectives can vary. The intention in some situations may be to proactively raise awareness of actual or potential risk, or to inform people prior to an emergency so they are better prepared to respond. In other cases, it may be a more reactive response to an existing situation. Other purposes include informing individuals and disseminating information on how to mitigate the effects of an emergency. In yet other cases, the purpose may be to build consensus and engage people in a public dialogue....

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  • I intentionally left out the whole world of hydraulics. While hydraulic power can be the answer when very compact actuators or high power density motors are required, it is potentially more danger- ous, and definitely messier, to work with than electrically powered devices. It is also much less efficient—a real problem for battery pow- ered robots. There are many texts on hydraulic power and its uses. If hydraulics is being considered in a design, the reader is referred to Industrial Fluid Power (4 volumes) 3rd ed., published by Womack Education Publications.

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  • In banking, especially in risk management, portfolio management, and structured finance, solid quantitative know-how becomes more and more important. We had a two-fold intention when writing this book: First, this book is designed to help mathematicians and physicists leaving the academic world and starting a profession as risk or portfolio managers to get quick access to the world of credit risk management. Second, our book is aimed at being helpful to risk managers looking for a more quantitative approach to credit risk. ...

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  • The W W elch ay 24 LESSONS FROM THE WORLD’S GREATEST CEO THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK FOR ENHANCING CORPORATE PERFORMANCE JEFFREY A. KRAMES “A Company that aspires to true greatness furnishes its people with big challenges which, when met, fill people with self-confidence that can only come from within and only from winning.” This page intentionally left blank. “Bureaucracy hates change… is terrified by speed and hates simplicity.” This page intentionally left blank.

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  • In banking, especially in risk management, portfolio management, and structured finance, solid quantitative know-how becomes more and more important. We had a two-fold intention when writing this book: First, this book is designed to help mathematicians and physicists leaving the academic world and starting a profession as risk or portfolio managers to get quick access to the world of credit risk management. Second, our book is aimed at being helpful to risk managers looking for a more quantitative approach to credit risk....

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  • Let me begin by confessing the intent of this foreword right up front. My hope for Lloyd Reeb’s book, which you now hold, is that it will convince you of two things—the first is that the change-of-life season described as Halftime is nearly universal in the developed world and critical to Halftimers. The second is that the transition from success to significance as a central motive force in life’s second half is not at all dependent upon income and net worth.

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  • In banking, especially in risk management, portfolio management, and structured finance, solid quantitative know-how becomes more and more important. We had a two-fold intention when writing this book: First, this book is designed to help mathematicians and physicists leaving the academic world and starting a profession as risk or portfolio managers to get quick access to the world of credit risk management.

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  • The idea of this book took place thirty years ago, and it is gratifying that it still has a place in the firework world. The original intention was to produce a straightforward description of firework manufacture in the Western World. It was an attempt to describe what had happened in the past and to make suggestions for good practice at the present time.

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  • A case study is a way to test the applicability of a theory using real-world evidence. The intent is not necessarily to select a successful or unsuccessful example, but rather to demonstrate that leadership is a key element in project management, and a project cannot succeed without it. The selected case is tested in this step, with the purpose of showing how leadership skills affect projects. The case study selected is Skanska, a major international construction company.

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  • Legibility and focus upon the content was a primary design consideration, as it is hoped the timeline will grow through a wealth of contributions. Early research to incorporate imagery into the timeline revealed the hurdle of copyrighted material on the World Wide Web, and the entanglement of Academic Fair Use, images in the public domain, partially copyrighted material, and 100% copyrighted material.

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  • Small Basic is a programming language that is designed to make programming extremely easy, approachable and fun for beginners. Small Basic's intention is to bring down the barrier and serve as a stepping stone to the amazing world of computer programming.

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