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How The Sufficiency Minimum Becomes A Social Maximum, Karl Widerquist 2010 Georgetown University-Qatar

How The Sufficiency Minimum Becomes A Social Maximum, Karl Widerquist

Karl Widerquist

This article argues that, under likely empirical conditions, sufficientarianism leads not to an easily achievable duty to maintain a social minimum but to the onerous duty of maintaining a social maximum at the sufficiency level. This happens because sufficientarians ask us to give no weight at all to small benefits for people above the sufficiency level if the alternative is to relieve the suffering of people below it. If we apply this judgment in a world where there are rare diseases and hard-to-prevent accidents that cause people to fall below the sufficiency threshold, all of our discretionary spending will have ...


¿Pueden Los Computadores Corregir Errores De La Lengua?, Kerwin A. Livingstone 2010 Universidade do Porto

¿Pueden Los Computadores Corregir Errores De La Lengua?, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

Este artículo es un intento de contestar la pregunta si los computadores pueden corregir errores de la lengua, sobre todo aquellos cometidos por los alumnos de segundas lenguas (L2). Por esta razón se examinará el tratamiento de tales errores propuestos en la literatura de la adquisición de L2. Posteriormente se examinarán las tecnologías capaces de evaluar el input del estudiante y de identificar y corregir errores del hablante no nativo. Aunque se hará bastante claro que el ordenador no puede sustituir a un ser humano en el procesamiento total del lenguaje , se indicarán algunas fuerzas de la inteligencia artificial en ...


El Diseño De Cursos De Lenguas Basados En Tareas, Kerwin A. Livingstone 2010 Universidade do Porto

El Diseño De Cursos De Lenguas Basados En Tareas, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

Este presente trabajo pone énfasis en el diseño de cursos de lenguas basados en tareas respecto a la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera (LE) o segunda lengua (L2). Se hace mención respecto de los orígenes del Enfoque por Tareas (Enseñanza-Aprendizaje de Lenguas Mediante Tareas) y su necesidad para que los aprendices logren la competencia comunicativa y lingüística en la lengua que están aprendiendo. Se discute sobre la justificación para un plan de estudios y cursos basados en tareas y las razones por las cuales se prefiere un plan de estudios basado en tareas en vez de un plan de ...


Un Análisis Componencial Del Verbo “Correr” En El Contexto De Chile, Kerwin A. Livingstone 2010 Universidade do Porto

Un Análisis Componencial Del Verbo “Correr” En El Contexto De Chile, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

Esta presente labor tiene como finalidad hacer un análisis componencial del verbo “Correr” en español, que significa en inglés “to run”, en el contexto de Chile o más bien, en Concepción que es la ciudad capital de la XVIII Región de Chile, lugar en donde se llevó a cabo este estudio. Se presenta un marco teórico de la semántica, tomando en consideración su relevancia a este trabajo. Se da el planteamiento del estudio y los objetivos correspondientes que se esperan lograr. Luego, se delimitan las hipótesis del estudio tanto como los procesos metodológicos que se realizaron con el fin de ...


Change And Continuity In Paraguayan History - 1811, 1911, 2011, Robert Andrew Nickson 2010 University of Birmingham

Change And Continuity In Paraguayan History - 1811, 1911, 2011, Robert Andrew Nickson

Robert Andrew Nickson

This concluding chapter of a book to celebrate the bicentenary of Paraguay in 2011 briefly traces the dramatic changes to the country - in territorial dimension, demography, landscape and social indicators - over the 200 years since independence in 1811. In contrast, it then highlights the continuity of dependence on primary production for insertion in the global economy as well as the cultural resilience of the Guaraní language as the key marker of national identity.


Revisões Constitucionais Inconstitucionais?, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Revisões Constitucionais Inconstitucionais?, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Algumas propostas de revisão constitucional parecem ignorar que tal procedimento está constitucionalizado, e que há regras para o fazer, assim como vários limites a respeitar. Só podem ser consideradas iniciativas de divulgação de ideários políticos porque, se por absurdo fossem por diante, acabariam por constituir revisões constitucionais inconstitucionais. Um dos pontos mais nevráligicos da polémica (não só portuguesa) sobre as mutações constitucionais é o Estado Social. Sobre ele se gerou um amplo consenso na Constituinte, que persiste e até talvez se haja aprofundado na sociedade de hoje. Ele faz intrinsecamente parte do programa da Constituição vigente, pelo que revê-la de ...


Visões E Revisões Constitucionais, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Visões E Revisões Constitucionais, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Os tempos actuais são apesar de tudo excelentes para reflectir sobre o vero alcance das normas. E sobretudo das normas generosas da nossa Constituição democrática e social. Não se pense que a Constituição é milagrosa. As crises, como aquela em que nos encontramos, colocam-lhe desafios sérios, e é a força das coisas, dos factos, e não o normativo dos textos, quem impera normalmente.


Shaking The Closet: Analyzing Johnny Mathis’S Sexual Elusiveness, 1956-1982, Vincent L. Stephens 2010 Bucknell University

Shaking The Closet: Analyzing Johnny Mathis’S Sexual Elusiveness, 1956-1982, Vincent L. Stephens

Vincent L Stephens

Though pop crooner Johnny Mathis inadvertently revealed his homosexuality in a 1982 “off-the-record” interview his sexuality had long been an open secret prior to this disclosure. “Shaking the Closet” argues that the notion of “the closet” is insufficient for understanding Mathis’s career and those of many other seemingly “closeted” queer public figures. The presentation suggests that the non-threatening sexual image Mathis presented in the 1950s was an overt commercial strategy intended to appease white audiences and adhere to an imperative for public respectability, an enduring theme within African-American cultural politics. Despite these seeming compromises close critical attention to his ...


Gêneros Textuais E Práticas Discursivas Jurídicas: A Arquitetura De Uma Petição Inicial, Marcia Terezinha Jerônimo Oliveira Cruz 2010 Universidade Federal de Sergipe - Brasil

Gêneros Textuais E Práticas Discursivas Jurídicas: A Arquitetura De Uma Petição Inicial, Marcia Terezinha Jerônimo Oliveira Cruz

Marcia Terezinha Jerônimo Oliveira Cruz

O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar a Petição Inicial enquanto gênero textual. A importância do estudo se justifica no fato de a Petição Inicial se constituir na peça inaugural de toda demanda na esfera cível, de procedimento ordinário. A pesquisa baseou-se em levantamento bibliográfico composto do conceito de gênero textual proposto por Koch (2005) e Marcuschi (2008) e na concepção teórica e método sóciosemiótico de Ruqayia Hasan explicitados por Motta-Roth e Heberle (2005). Do ponto de vista jurídico, o estudo se fundamentou no Código de Processo Civil Brasileiro e na concepção de linguagem jurídica de Bittar (2006). O procedimento analítico ...


Economic Writing On The Pressing Problems Of The Day: The Roles Of Moral Intuition And Methodological Confusion, Julie A. Nelson 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

Economic Writing On The Pressing Problems Of The Day: The Roles Of Moral Intuition And Methodological Confusion, Julie A. Nelson

Julie A. Nelson

Economists are often called on to help address pressing problems of the day, yet many economists are uncomfortable about disclosing the values that they bring to this work. This essay explores how an inadequate understanding of the role of methodology, as related to ethics and human emotions of concern, underlies this reluctance and compromises the quality of economic advice. The tension between caring about the problems, on the one hand, and writing within the existing culture of the discipline, on the other, are illustrated with examples from U.S. policymaking, behavioral economics, and the economics of climate change and global ...


Effects Of Icts On Media Transformation, Education And Training In Vietnam, Laos And Cambodia, Eric Loo, D. T. T. Hang 2010 University of Wollongong

Effects Of Icts On Media Transformation, Education And Training In Vietnam, Laos And Cambodia, Eric Loo, D. T. T. Hang

Eric Loo

Journalists in the affluent industrialised world have since the mid-80s adopted information and communication technology (hereafter referred to as the internet) as part of their daily work. The internet has also enabled geographically isolated journalists to build an extensive network of contacts and access diverse information sources. Journalists, and citizens alike, are increasingly publishing their work for access by a global audience. This has effectively forced a redefinition of what constitutes professional practice in journalism. We hear varied claims of how the internet have transformed mainstream journalism practices and empowered citizens to tell their own stories via alternative online news ...


Wisdom Of The Crowds Vs. Groupthink: Learning In Groups And In Isolation, Conor Mayo-Wilson, Kevin Zollman, David Danks 2010 Carnegie Mellon University

Wisdom Of The Crowds Vs. Groupthink: Learning In Groups And In Isolation, Conor Mayo-Wilson, Kevin Zollman, David Danks

Department of Philosophy

We evaluate the asymptotic performance of boundedly-rational strategies in multi-armed bandit problems, where performance is measured in terms of the tendency (in the limit) to play optimal actions in either (i) isolation or (ii) networks of other learners. We show that, for many strategies commonly employed in economics, psychology, and machine learning, performance in isolation and performance in networks are essentially unrelated. Our results suggest that the appropriateness of various, common boundedly-rational strategies depends crucially upon the social context (if any) in which such strategies are to be employed.


Class Notes, 2010 Georgia Southern University

Class Notes

CLASS Notes

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Anonymous Pseudo-Autobiographies: Passing The New Southern Studies In The Southerner And The Autobiography Of An Ex-Colored Man, Matthew S. Dinger 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Anonymous Pseudo-Autobiographies: Passing The New Southern Studies In The Southerner And The Autobiography Of An Ex-Colored Man, Matthew S. Dinger

All Theses and Dissertations

This thesis seeks to understand the South as a space through which the contested bodies of two literary characters and the men who authored them can be more fully explored: the Ex- Colored Man in James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and Nicholas Worth in Walter Hines Page's The Southerner; each appearing within an early twentieth-century novel masquerading as an autobiography. These bodies serve to help us understand how the regional Other of the South has inflicted itself on individuals living in the South and caused an irreparable fracture to the characters' identities forcing them ...


The Impossibility Of Freedom In Las Manos De Dios And El Sueño Del Ángel, Matthew John Di Giordano 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Impossibility Of Freedom In Las Manos De Dios And El Sueño Del Ángel, Matthew John Di Giordano

All Theses and Dissertations

Critics generally read the matter of diagetic subjectivity as existential in Carlos Solórzano's works Las manos de Dios and El sueño del ángel. This study, however, seeks to explore the possibility of non-existential modes of subjectivity in these dramas. It posits an Althusserian mode of subjectivity due to the central conflict of the plays revolving around the oppressive rituals of a controlling church institution. Although the author expresses existential ideals, a reading that takes into account the issue of the church as an ideology producing mechanism, as well as its modes of operation, shows that on the diagetic level ...


Merit Beyond Any Already Published: Austen And Authorship In The Romantic Age, Rebecca Lee Jensen Ogden 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Merit Beyond Any Already Published: Austen And Authorship In The Romantic Age, Rebecca Lee Jensen Ogden

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In recent decades there have been many attempts to pull Austen into the fold of high Romantic literature. On one level, these thematic comparisons are useful, for Austen has long been anachronistically treated as separate from the Romantic tradition. In the past, her writings have essentially straddled Romantic classification, labeled either as hangers-on in the satiric eighteenth-century literary tradition or as early artifacts of a kind of proto-Victorianism. To a large extent, scholars have described Austen as a writer departing from, rather than embracing, the literary trends of the Romantic era. Yet, while recent publications depicting a “Romantic Austen” yield ...


The Drowsy Chaperone, November 30 – December 11, 2010, Theatre Sheridan 2010 Sheridan College

The Drowsy Chaperone, November 30 – December 11, 2010, Theatre Sheridan

Theatre Sheridan Productions

The mousy, agoraphobic, Broadway fanatic ‘Man in Chair’ seeks to cure his “non-specific sadness” by listening to a recording of a (fictional) 1928 musical comedy entitled The Drowsy Chaperone. As he enjoys this rare recording, he is transported into the musical, his dingy apartment transformed into a Broadway set. Frenetic tap dancing, hysterical situational comedy, mistaken identities, and the inevitable happy ending all make for an unforgettable evening in the theatre. Music & lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison. Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar

Director: Geoffrey Tyler

Choreographer: Linda Garneau

Musical Director: David Myers


Rothfuss, Erik, B. 1987 (Fa 488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Rothfuss, Erik, B. 1987 (Fa 488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 488. Information collected by Erik Rothfuss related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Marshall University Music Department Presents The Marshall University Jazz Ensemble 12.0, Dr. Ed Bingham, Director, Ed Bingham 2010 Marshall University

Marshall University Music Department Presents The Marshall University Jazz Ensemble 12.0, Dr. Ed Bingham, Director, Ed Bingham

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No abstract provided.


A Study Of Three Related Versions Of The Medieval Exemplum "The Incestuous Daughter", Sarah L. Goldthrite 2010 The College at Brockport

A Study Of Three Related Versions Of The Medieval Exemplum "The Incestuous Daughter", Sarah L. Goldthrite

English Master’s Theses

Widely overlooked since the late 19th century, three versions of the medieval religious exemplum "The Incestuous Daughter" offer a glimpse into medieval England' s ideas about sexuality and religion. The evaluation of the variation in language among the three versions, as well as a comparison of the usage of now extinct word forms found in each manuscript, point to a late 15th to early 16th century origin. A study of the content of the texts, the physical movement of the texts, and the relationship of these elements to the religious teachings and political disturbances of the time in which the ...


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