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In this revised edition of Moral Conflicts of Organ Retrieval: A Case for Constructive Pluralism, Charles Hinkley elaborates on his moral philosophy of constructive pluralism and updates the literature on organ retrieval strategies. Hinkley challenges a deeply entrenched moral triad: 1) moral values are comparable; 2) the weighing metaphor helps us conceptualize decisions regarding conflicting values; and 3) there is a single best discoverable response to a moral decision. This book offers an alternative—cases of incomparability, a constructing or making metaphor, and multiple permissible responses to some moral questions. Constructive pluralism has important implications for organ transplantation, health, and ethics.
Ostasiens Trafalgar. 2. überarbeitete Auflage
Author: Frank Jacob
Die Seeschlacht von Tsushima brachte die Entscheidung im Russisch-Japanischen Krieg von 1904/05. Sie hatte einen prägenden Einfluss auf die Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts.
Dieses Buch schildert nicht nur die Hintergründe und den Verlauf der Schlacht, sondern auch, wie die Ereignisse in Ostasien die Weltgeschichte mitbestimmten.
Wehrwissenschaft und Medizinverbrechen im "Ahnenerbe" der SS
Im Nürnberger Ärzteprozess wurde Wolfram Sievers für die unter seiner Verantwortung im Institut für wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung begangenen Medizinverbrechen zum Tode verurteilt.
Nun liegt erstmals eine Gesamtdarstellung dieser aus dem „Ahnenerbe“ der SS hervorgegangenen Einrichtung vor. Nahezu ausschließlich auf der Grundlage von Archivquellen rekonstruiert der Autor die Arbeit aller Bereiche des Instituts für wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung. Dabei werden nicht nur bisher unbekannte Abteilungen vorgestellt, sondern auch zahlreiche weitere neue Erkenntnisse präsentiert: Die bislang ungeklärte Identität der Opfer von Kampfstoff-Versuchen wird ebenso aufgedeckt wie die Beteiligung des Instituts an der Entwicklung von B- und C-Waffen oder die Aneignung von Immobilien teils prominenter Voreigentümer.
„Das wichtigste Buch über das SS-Ahnenerbe seit Jahrzehnten. Vergleichbar profunde Studien wünscht man sich auch zu anderen Teilen des SS-Imperiums.“ (Sven Felix Kellerhoff, Geschichtsredakteur DIE WELT)
Part I: The Pre-Islamic Period
Editor: Valerie Hansen
This is the first of two collections by top scholars working on the history of the Silk Road. This collection’s main focus is the first millennium CE when the Silk Road trade was at its height. Most of the entries are organized chronologically and geographically, concentrating on the sites (like Niya and Loulan) which flourished in the third and fourth centuries, then Turfan and Samarkand (500-800), and closes with the period after 800, when Tang China withdrew its troops from the region and the local peoples reverted to a largely barter economy. Coverage ends in 1000, when the first cities on the western edge of the Taklamakan converted to Islam. Introductory texts provide general overviews of the trade (including classic pre- and post-war studies), followed by a brief survey of the ancient trade routes. Of particular interest in this collection are the Silk Road’s most famous group of travellers, the Sogdians, a people from the region of Samarkand (in today's Uzbekistan) thanks to Chinese archaeologists who have recently uncovered several tombs that allow us to see how the Sogdians gradually adjusted to Chinese culture, decorating their tombs with detailed scenes of everyday life.
New Directions for Effective Practices
Volume Editors: Nicola Yelland, Greg A. Neal, and Eva Dakich
This book brings together a number of academics who have conducted research and written about effective practices and pedagogies that incorporate the use of information and communications technologies (ICT). The book is intended for graduate and undergraduate students in Teacher Education programmes, as well as teachers and those who are interested in contemporary educational issues. The authors in this book have been engaged in rethinking education with ICT. Implicit in this, is the view that we need to reconceptualise our pedagogies and practices in order to make schools relevant to the lives of the young people who inhabit them. The chapters in this book are based on empirically grounded research work. The chapters illustrate the various dimensions of innovative practices with ICT that can extend teachers’ pedagogies and engage learners so that they are able to extend their potential for knowledge building in new and dynamic ways.
This volume presents an object-oriented approach for developing interactive graphical device models and for delivering instruction and performance aiding with such models. The volume attempts to illustrate, via a series of examples, why and how the particular design given satisfies relatively intensive and diverse instructional and performance-aiding demands with surprising ease.
The early chapters focus on the fundamental design concepts upon which all applications stand, including a consistent design of the basic elements - objects - from which all models are produced; a clear separation between the model of the target domain and the instructional processes; and, wherever possible, automatic generation of user interactions, based on the structure and content of the model.
Each of the later chapters focus on one particular application area, including explication of complex system functions, diagnostic instruction and guidance, procedural guidance, scenario-based instruction, and simulation-based technical documentation.
The volume is intended to serve instructional designers, curriculum developers, and software implementers, an ambitious scope that is hopefully achieved via the early presentation of critical “nuts-and-bolts”, followed by discussions of specific training and aiding environments that can be more selectively considered. The more complex examples presented in the volume are available for active operation and analysis in a Web site developed for the reader’s use.
Critical Essays on Education and Social Class
This book examines the international hopes for equality in education over the past 60 years by looking at the current evidence and theory on social class and schooling. For more than half a century the relation between social class and education has been the subject of intense debate and political struggle, as well as the focus for the aspirations of millions of citizens and their children in Western democracies. This book will be relevant to teachers, advanced undergraduates and graduate students in the areas of the history, sociology and politics of education as well as policy analysis and applied social theory.
Drawings and Descriptions of the Genus Pinus
Author: Aljos Farjon
There has been a steady demand for the first edition of the conifer book PINES, which sold out in 2002. Therefore, a second edition, which is a modest update, was written. The book Pines was never an attempt at monograph in the taxonomic sense. Rather it was an overview with line drawings of the commonly known species of pines, giving concise but essential information on identification, distribution and ecology. Introductory texts explained botanical characteristics of pines and a chapter on classification, one on phylogeny and biogeography, and a glossary, index and short bibliography completed the book. This scope and structure have been maintained in the second edition. It was necessary to make several taxonomic changes, to add or omit a few species, present a new chapter on phylogeny and classification and amend or correct, even expand, some of the information given in the first edition, especially in the species accounts. Conservation aspects have been added to species accounts in a concise format, following IUCN evaluations. The author has maintained the original drawings and made amendments only to correct errors; drawings for additional species have been added in the same style. The book contains a total of 92 drawings and 103 distribution maps. With these amendments the information should have been updated to a satisfactory level, without altering the original format and scope.
Eine Semantik der klassischen Physik
Author: Andreas Kamlah
Um Naturwissenschaft betreiben zu können, müssen wir über die Natur reden können. Das vorliegende Buch handelt davon, wie das möglich ist: Da Physik in Sprache formuliert ist, muß geklärt werden, wie Begriffe gelernt und festgelegt werden. So geht es zunächst um die Stabilität und Exaktheit der Sprache, um die Möglichkeit detaillierter Beschreibungen und analytischer Sätze. Die Festlegung der Bedeutungen durch den theoretischen Kontext führt zum Problem der “Inkommensurabilität”. Mit Hilfe des modelltheoretischen Formalismus Sneeds und der “Strukturalisten” wird die Zurückführung von physikalischen Theorien auf fundamentalere rational rekonstruiert und begründet, warum wir trotz ständigen Wechsels der physikalischen Theorien die physikalische Sprache mit nur wenigen Änderungen weiter verwenden können. Das Buch ist kein Lehrbuch oder Kompendium, sondern enthält viele bedeutende wissenschaftstheoretische Innovationen, darunter eine Theorie der Stabilität der Umgangs- und der Wissenschaftssprache, eine neue Explikation und damit Rehabilitation der operationalen Definition und einen Eindeutigkeitsbeweis einer durch Invarianzgesetze begründeten Zeitskala.
The Hebrew Psalter in its Poetic Shape
A formidable and invaluable working tool for those working with the text of Psalms or with Hebrew poetry.

The Hebrew text of the Psalms is here set out in a unique way – generally one psalm to each large-format (A4) page – to show their poetic shape and structure, in couplets, triptychs and strophes. The visual impact of the layout tells its own striking story, demonstrating at a glance the skill and artistry with which the Psalms have been composed. With its introduction and notes in English, this book will be a standard tool for students, and it will have significant consequences for the scholarly interpretation of the Psalms.