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Some Wittgensteinian Reservationas About Neuroeconomics, Greg Hill 2009 Selected Works

Some Wittgensteinian Reservationas About Neuroeconomics, Greg Hill

Greg Hill

Abstract: In Economic Theory and Cognitive Science, Don Ross proposes a radical reconstruction of neoclassical economics, retaining its rational-choice framework while substituting neural networks and other “mechanisms” for people as the prototypical decision-making agents. This essay describes some of the difficulties that arise when concepts belonging to what Wittgenstein called the human “form of life” are invoked to explain the behavior of such sub-personal “agents” as parts of the brain. The result is a misbegotten conception of “agency” and a “cyborg economics” the subject matter of which bears little relation to what economists and ordinary people mean by “making a ...


Summer Engineering Experience For Girls (See): An Evolving Hands-On Role For The Engineering Librarian., G. Lynn Berard, Donna Beck, Bo Baker, Nancy George 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Summer Engineering Experience For Girls (See): An Evolving Hands-On Role For The Engineering Librarian., G. Lynn Berard, Donna Beck, Bo Baker, Nancy George

G. Lynn Berard

The summer of 2009 marked the third year that the EQT Corporation sponsored a two-week Summer Engineering Experience for Girls (SEE) at Carnegie Mellon University. The program's goal is to provide junior high girls the opportunity to learn of the appeal of engineering as a career choice by demonstrating how engineering contributions make the world "a better place." The girls complete an application and attach a copy of their latest report card, a teacher recommendation form, and a one page essay explaining their interest in SEE. Twenty+ participants per year attend the July program free of charge. Librarians are ...


English Language Teachers’ Perception And Management Of Learners’ Oral Communication Apprehension, Arshad Abd Samad, Annisa Nor Jettey, Khairuddin Md.Idris, Samsilah Roslan 2009 Universiti Putra Malaysia

English Language Teachers’ Perception And Management Of Learners’ Oral Communication Apprehension, Arshad Abd Samad, Annisa Nor Jettey, Khairuddin Md.Idris, Samsilah Roslan

Arshad Abd Samad

This study reports on how English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers perceive and manage oral communication apprehension (CA) among learners in the language classrooms. The main purpose of this qualitative study was to understand language teachers’ perception and how they think they are addressing the phenomenon. A qualitative methodology was employed with data generated through interviews, classroom observations and document reviews. A total of twelve respondents from five Malaysian secondary schools were involved in this study. They comprised eight ESL teachers, who were the primary respondents, as well as one principal and three heads of the English language department ...


Review Of Space, Oil And Capital By Mazen Labban. Routledge Press, 2008. Economic Geography 86(1): 113-114, Paul K. Gellert 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Review Of Space, Oil And Capital By Mazen Labban. Routledge Press, 2008. Economic Geography 86(1): 113-114, Paul K. Gellert

Paul K. Gellert

[Extract] Conventional geopolitical perspectives on oil posit that the world's total oil supplies have been depleted to such an extent that we are past the peak, and confiict and rising prices are to be expected. Political economy perspectives often reject such neo- Malthusian ideas and stress the importance of oil as a strategic commodity for the perpetuation of hegemonic power, in this case by the United States. Mazen Labban's insightful, dense, and short book (roughly 150 pages) applies a Marxian geographic analysis to the subject of oil with a focus on the Soviet Union, Russia, and Iran. In ...


Is The European Union Ready For Fdi From Emerging Markets?, Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes 2009 Universidad de Cantabria

Is The European Union Ready For Fdi From Emerging Markets?, Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes

Daniel Díaz-Fuentes

This chapter asks whether the European Union Member States are ready for inward Foreign Direct Investment from the Emerging Markets. It concludes that European Union Member States have relatively open Foreign Direct Investment regimes in the international context, and yet instances of protectionism have been apparent in the recent period. However, protectionism has occurred both vis-a-vis Foreign Direct Investment from the Global South as well as from within the European Union, particularly in the so-called 'strategic' industries.


The Decline Of George W. Bush's Approval Rating, Richard M. Skinner 2009 Rollins College

The Decline Of George W. Bush's Approval Rating, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Salud Y Felicidad En Uruguay, Maximo Rossi, Todd Jewell, Mariana Gerstenblüth 2009 Universidad del Uruguay - Departamento de Economía (dECON)

Salud Y Felicidad En Uruguay, Maximo Rossi, Todd Jewell, Mariana Gerstenblüth

Maximo Rossi

In this paper we study the relationship between individual happiness and self reported health status, using the Religion, Health and Young Emancipation ISSP survey for Uruguay in 2008. Probit estimates suggests that health status has the highest correlation with happiness. In order to control for the observed heterogeneity of this variable, we estimate using matching methods. Results show that reporting a good health rises the probability of being happy between 18 an 29 percentage points. Previous literature support this findings.


The Consolidation Of Two Campus Interlibrary Loan Units Into One: A Partnership Between Law And Main Campus, Ruth Sara Connell 2009 Valparaiso University

The Consolidation Of Two Campus Interlibrary Loan Units Into One: A Partnership Between Law And Main Campus, Ruth Sara Connell

Ruth S. Connell

Until July 2009 Valparaiso University had two campus interlibrary loan units, one serving the main campus and the other serving the law school. In the wake of a projected 15-20% campuswide budget cut, the two campus libraries investigated ways to work together to reduce costs. The libraries came together with Online Computer Library Center and Atlas Systems, Inc., to consolidate the two separate units and ILLiad databases into one. This article discusses the reasons for merging two interlibrary loan units and the steps undertaken to combine two ILLiad systems.


Market And Welfare Impacts Of Cool On The U.S.-Mexican Tomato Trade, Julie Caswell 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Market And Welfare Impacts Of Cool On The U.S.-Mexican Tomato Trade, Julie Caswell

Julie Caswell

A two-country, comparative static partial equilibrium model is used to simulate the ex ante market and welfare outcomes of U.S. country-of-origin labeling for the U.S.-Mexico fresh tomato trade. In all scenarios where consumers show a relative preference for U.S. tomatoes, Mexican tomato exports decline and U.S. production increases. Mexican trade losses using low- to mid-range consumer preference assumptions are 14% to 32% of the value of Mexican tomato exports to the United States and 1% to 3% of the total value of agricultural produce exports, partially negating the market access gains of NAFTA. Consumer effects ...


'Rally Round The Flag’ Events For Presidential Approval Research, Brian Newman, Andrew Forcehimes 2009 Pepperdine University

'Rally Round The Flag’ Events For Presidential Approval Research, Brian Newman, Andrew Forcehimes

Brian Newman

Since Mueller's [Mueller, J., 1970. Presidential popularity from Truman to Johnson. The American Political Science Review 64 (1), 18-34.] pioneering study, students of presidential approval ratings have agreed that major events affect these ratings. Despite this consensus, there is wide divergence in the ways that scholars have selected events for inclusion in models of approval ratings. This inconsistency inhibits direct comparisons across studies and raises the possibility that results are contingent on those selection criteria. Thus, what we have learned about the impact of various factors that may affect approval may depend on the details of selection criteria. Practically ...


Holistic Medicine Not "Torture": Performing Acupuncture In Galway, Ireland, Kevin Taylor Anderson 2009 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Holistic Medicine Not "Torture": Performing Acupuncture In Galway, Ireland, Kevin Taylor Anderson

Kevin Taylor Anderson

This article examines how the aesthetic design of clinics and interactive discourse 5 and rituals construct the social reality of acupuncture sessions as a form of holistic medical therapy. Verbal and nonverbal interactions create an appealing medical environment but also help prevent the emergence of undesired counter-realities (e.g., pain, biomedical intervention). Based on observations of acupuncture sessions conducted in Galway, Ireland, I illustrate how 10 ambiance and aesthetic elements of clinics create a complex medico-cultural environment that balances oppositional associations (Western=non-Western, exoticism=convention, medical alterity=medical professionalism). Patients inter- viewed continually referred to acupuncture as a natural and ...


Canada: Managing Diversity And Social Cohesion Under Bill C-50 And Beyond, Hristina Petrova 2009 Policy Studies Organization

Canada: Managing Diversity And Social Cohesion Under Bill C-50 And Beyond, Hristina Petrova

Hristina Petrova

The recent changes in the Canadian immigration system have led to the development of other programs designed to attract highly skilled immigrants. Bill C-50 was implemented in order to reduce the immigration backlog and match supply with demand on the labour market. Whatever the scheme, there’s one particular group of immigrants whose entry into the country has been encouraged via numerous parallel initiatives – the one of international students. Their retention is strategic because they could be just what Canada needs – young people proficient in the official languages, with Canadian credentials and work experience.


Field Notes From A Protest: Toronto, Ontario, June 26, 2010, G20 Summit Protests, Denice J. Szafran 2009 SUNY Geneseo

Field Notes From A Protest: Toronto, Ontario, June 26, 2010, G20 Summit Protests, Denice J. Szafran

Denice J Szafran, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Herencias Secretas: Masonería, Política Y Sociedad En México, David Merchant 2009 Policy Studies Organization

Book Review Of Herencias Secretas: Masonería, Política Y Sociedad En México, David Merchant

David Merchant

Book Review of Herencias Secretas: Masonería, política y sociedad en México by Guillermo De Los Reyes.


The Impact Of Web-Scale Discovery On The Use Of A Library Collection, Doug Way 2009 Grand Valley State University

The Impact Of Web-Scale Discovery On The Use Of A Library Collection, Doug Way

Doug Way

Grand Valley State University Libraries implemented Serials Solutions’ web-scale discovery tool, Summon, during the fall of 2009. This case study explores whether Summon had an impact on the use of the library’s resources during its first semester of implementation. An examination of usage statistics showed a dramatic decrease in the use of traditional abstracting and indexing databases and an equally dramatic increase in the use of full text resources from full text database and online journal collections. The author concludes that the increase in full text use is linked to the implementation of a web-scale discovery tool.


The Role Of Inclusive Leadership In Bridging Cultures And Building Peace, Effenus Henderson 2009 HenderWorks, Inc.

The Role Of Inclusive Leadership In Bridging Cultures And Building Peace, Effenus Henderson

Effenus Henderson

The Third Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations Bridging Cultures, Building Peace United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Rio de Janeiro May 28, 2010 With the 21st Century comes a new and growing set of challenges facing private industry CEOS, government leaders, and NGOs. The changing global dynamics will underscore the need for greater collaboration, partnerships, respect, and dialogue across businesses, governments, and NGOs.


The Traditional View Of Hamilton’S Federalist No. 77 And An Unexpected Challenge: A Response To Seth Barrett Tillman, Jeremy D. Bailey 2009 University of Houston - Main

The Traditional View Of Hamilton’S Federalist No. 77 And An Unexpected Challenge: A Response To Seth Barrett Tillman, Jeremy D. Bailey

Jeremy D Bailey

In Federalist No. 77, Alexander Hamilton writes that the Senate's consent would be necessary to "displace" a federal executive officer. Because Hamilton is well known as a defender of executive power, this comment has long been a puzzle. Seth Barrett Tillman proposes to solve this puzzle by reading "displace" as "replace" rather than "remove." If Tillman is correct, then he would not only solve a major interpretative dilemma, but also would liberate those who argue on originalist grounds for unilateral presidential removal powers. This paper responds to Tillman's argument by considering three ways to consider Hamilton's No ...


You Can’T Be Nonviolent Without Violence: The Rainbow Family’S Nonkilling Nomadic Utopia And Its Survival Of Persistent State Violence, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. 2009 Buffalo State College

You Can’T Be Nonviolent Without Violence: The Rainbow Family’S Nonkilling Nomadic Utopia And Its Survival Of Persistent State Violence, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Since 1972, the Rainbow Family of Living Light, a nonhierarchical nomadic community, has been holding large temporary gatherings in remote forests around the world to pray for world peace and to create a model of a functioning utopian society. Wherever and whenever they gather, the temporary Rainbow city remains essentially unchanged, modeling what anarchist theorist Hakim Bey calls the Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ). Revolutions, Bey writes, seek permanent change and, in doing so, lead to violence and martyrdom. Revolutionaries aim to hold territory. The TAZ, by contrast, does not directly engage the state, but instead “liberates an area (of land ...


The Forward Premium Puzzle Across Maturities, Liang Ding, Linh To 2009 Macalester College

The Forward Premium Puzzle Across Maturities, Liang Ding, Linh To

Liang Ding

No abstract provided.


Touring The Troubles In West Belfast: Building Peace Or Reproducing Conflict?, Wendy A. Wiedenhoft Murphy 2009 John Carroll University

Touring The Troubles In West Belfast: Building Peace Or Reproducing Conflict?, Wendy A. Wiedenhoft Murphy

Wendy A. Wiedenhoft Murphy

This article examines the development of tourism in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, and explores the extent to which tourism builds peace or reproduces processes of past conflict. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with tour managers and tour guides that include West Belfast in their itineraries and participant observations of tours conducted in West Belfast in the summer of 2007. The findings from this data suggest that while tourism there is reproducing some processes of past conflict, particularly territoriality, it has the potential to build cross-community relationships.


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