Choosing Not To Choose

Author: Cass R. Sunstein
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190231696
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This is among the most significant ways in which they effect social change, yet we are just beginning to understand the power and impact of default rules. Many central questions remain unanswered: When should governments set such defaults, and when should they insist on active choices? How should such defaults be made? What makes some defaults successful while others fail? Cass R. Sunstein has long been at the forefront of developing public policy and regulation to use government power to encourage people to make better decisions. In this major new book, Choosing Not to Choose, he presents his most complete argument yet for how we should understand the value of choice, and when and how we should enable people to choose not to choose. The onset of big data gives corporations and governments the power to make ever more sophisticated decisions on our behalf, defaulting us to buy the goods we predictably want, or vote for the parties and policies we predictably support.

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Choice is a blessing and a curse. Being able to choose is part of being free and financially secure-but sometimes it is better not to choose. This is the takeaway from Choosing Not to Choose by Harvard professor, best-selling author, and legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein. Learn about the most insightful findings from Sunstein's book in this short, audio-only summary from getAbstract. Sunstein discusses academic studies, theoretical concepts, practical examples and real-world applications, including oft-neglected aspects like the power of "default choices." Social scientists, marketers, and anyone interested in decision-making and human cognition will appreciate Sunstein's rigor and imagination. This audiobook summary was created by getAbstract, the world's largest provider of business book summaries. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.

Choosing Not Choosing

Author: Sharon Cameron
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226092324
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Although Emily Dickinson copied and bound her poems into manuscript notebooks, in the century since her death her poems have been read as single lyrics with little or no regard for the context she created for them in her fascicles. Choosing Not Choosing is the first book-length consideration of the poems in their manuscript context. Sharon Cameron demonstrates that to read the poems with attention to their placement in the fascicles is to observe scenes and subjects unfolding between and among poems rather than to think of them as isolated riddles, enigmatic in both syntax and reference. Thus Choosing Not Choosing illustrates that the contextual sense of Dickinson is not the canonical sense of Dickinson. Considering the poems in the context of the fascicles, Cameron argues that an essential refusal of choice pervades all aspects of Dickinson's poetry. Because Dickinson never chose whether she wanted her poems read as single lyrics or in sequence (nor is it clear where any fascicle text ends, or even how, in context, a poem is bounded), "not choosing" is a textual issue; it is also a formal issue because Dickinson refused to chose among poetic variants; it is a thematic issue; and, finally, it is a philosophical one, since what is produced by "not choosing" is a radical indifference to difference. Extending the readings of Dickinson offered in her earlier book Lyric Time, Cameron continues to enlarge our understanding of the work of this singular American poet.

The Infinite Intelligence

Author: Afoma Eguh-Okafor MD.
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469102730
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Fatal Choice

Author: John Timmerman
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877352
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Using Socratic dialogue to argue the evidence, Fatal Choice makes its case for an orthodox view of hell. But more than that, the narrator finds himself on an actual tour of hell with none other than Hieronymus Bosch, the master of paintings on hell, as his mentor.

Control And Constraint In E Learning Choosing When To Choose

Author: Dron, Jon
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599043920
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"This book unifies and synthesizes an assortment of theories about learner control, autonomy, self-direction, adult learning for educationalists, e-learning practitioners and e-learning developers; it provides a theoretical approach to building computer systems to support adults learning via the Internet, existing e-learning environments and how they should be used, and the process of education in general"--Provided by publisher.

Developing Thinking In Algebra

Author: John Mason
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412911719
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By integrating pedagogy and subject knowledge through experiencing a variety of tasks for learners, this book makes it possible for all learners to succeed in thinking algebraically.

The Existentialist S Guide To Death The Universe And Nothingness

Author: Gary Cox
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441157379
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The Existentialist's Guide to Death, the Universe and Nothingness is an entertaining philosophical guide to life, love, hate, freedom, sex, anxiety, God and death; a guide to everything and nothing. Gary Cox, bestselling author of How to Be an Existentialist and How to Be a Philosopher, takes us on an exciting journey through the central themes of existentialism, a philosophy of the human condition. The Existentialist's Guide fascinates, informs, provokes and inspires as it explores existentialism's uncompromising view of human reality. It leaves the reader with no illusions about how hard it is to live honestly and achieve authenticity. It has, however, a redeeming humour that sets the wisdom of the great existentialist philosophers alongside the wit of great musicians and comedians. A realistic self-help book for anyone interested in personal empowerment, The Existentialist's Guide offers a wealth of profound philosophical insight into life, the universe and everything.

Choosing The Best

Author: Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468552988
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Do you want your life to really count? If so, you must learn to make the right choices because the choices you make turn around to make you. The way you choose has the potential of increasing or decreasing your joy in life. Making a quality choice between several alternatives is tough. To ease the path and alleviate the problem of making wrong choices, this book presents twelve major criteria you should consider in making choices. These criteria include: The Greatest Tragedy The Greatest Mistake The Greatest Priority The Greatest Knowledge The Greatest Pursuit The Greatest Motive The Greatest Motivation The Greatest Influence The Greatest Enemy The Greatest Friend The Greatest Helper The Greatest Power These criteria affect our personal, social, and spiritual life. Choosing the best involves making choices in view of the criteria. It involves having priorities and being focused in life. Choosing the best is knowing what God wants you to accomplish in life and investing your resources time, talent, and treasure on just that. In short, it is to live for the things that really matter in the long run.

The Art Of Choosing

Author: Sheena Iyengar
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 074811744X
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Every day we make choices. Coke or Pepsi? Save or spend? Stay or go? Whether mundane or life-altering, these choices define us and shape our lives. Sheena Iyengar asks the difficult questions about how and why we choose: Is the desire for choice innate or bound by culture? Why do we sometimes choose against our best interests? How much control do we really have over what we choose? Her award-winning research reveals that the answers are surprising and profound. In our world of shifting political and cultural forces, technological revolution, and interconnected commerce, our decisions have far-reaching consequences. Use this book as your companion and guide for the many challenges ahead. 'No one asks better questions, or comes up with more intriguing answers' Malcolm Gladwell, author of THE TIPPING POINT

Existential Phenomenology And The World Of Ordinary Experience

Author: Paul T. Brockelman
Editor: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819111920
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Working Choices

Author: Bob Mendonsa
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595122388
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Most people become disillusioned with work at some point in their lives. Organizational politics get in the way of real achievement. Stress interferes with enjoying the rest of our lives. And sometimes we get the nagging feeling that we screwed up when choosing a career and now we're stuck with something we don't really want. While it's easy to blame the company, the boss, our parents or our teachers for our predicament, blame is a dead-end street. The only way to fix the problem is to fix ourselves first. Working Choices helps you look at your career from an entirely new perspective. You'll take an honest look at organizational life, from the positives of shared experience and community to the negatives of status games and truth avoidance. You'll also move beyond the old question, "what do I want to be when I grow up?" through a series of exercises designed to help you choose work that enriches your entire life. Whether you're just starting out in your career or find yourself wondering, "Is That All There Is," Working Choices gives you the tools you need to make a difference in your work and improve the quality of your working life.

Deliberate Ignorance

Author: Ralph Hertwig
ISBN: 9780262045599
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"Psychologists, economists, historians, computer scientists, sociologists, philosophers, and legal scholars discuss when is deliberate ignorance a virtue, and what type of environment does it require"--

Empirical And Rational Psychology

Author: Aaron Schuyler
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Generation Unbound

Author: Isabel V. Sawhill
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815725590
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Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many are unplanned. The result is increased poverty and inequality for children. The left argues for more social support for unmarried parents; the right argues for a return to traditional marriage. In Generation Unbound, Isabel V. Sawhill offers a third approach: change "drifters" into "planners." In a well-written and accessible survey of the impact of family structure on child well-being, Sawhill contrasts "planners," who are delaying parenthood until after they marry, with "drifters," who are having unplanned children early and outside of marriage. These two distinct patterns are contributing to an emerging class divide and threatening social mobility in the United States. Sawhill draws on insights from the new field of behavioral economics, showing that it is possible, by changing the default, to move from a culture that accepts a high number of unplanned pregnancies to a culture in which adults only have children when they are ready to be a parent.

Beyond Douglass

Author: Michael J. Drexler
Editor: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838757116
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Essays dealing with early African American literature.

Lives Entrusted

Author: Barbara J. Blodgett
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451404123
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Behind all the issues of ministerial conduct and character lies a simple reality. The heart of ministerial ethics and integrity, argues Barbara Blodgett, is trust - trust expected, trust earned, trust practiced. In Lives Entrusted, Blodgett shows how trust is not an emotion or intention but a transaction. People entrust each other with things they value, and that interaction endows a relationship, which in turn helps to create community. Trust, however, is undermined by a number of trust-busters common in the church, including secrecy, auditing, gossip, and b.s. By focusing on crucial practices of trust-identified in terms of risk, vulnerability, and power-Blodgett shows us how we may practice better trust and thus create a unique new framework for ministerial identity and ethics.

The Bloomsbury Companion To Existentialism

Author: Felicity Joseph
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472567862
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Existentialism is the definitive guide to this key area of modern European philosophy. Now available in paperback, the book covers the fundamental questions asked by existentialism, providing valuable guidance for students and researchers to some of the many important and enduring contributions of existentialist thinkers. Chapters from an international team of experts explore existentialism's relationship to philosophical method; ontology; politics; psychoanalysis; ethics; religion; literature; emotion; feminism and sexuality; emotions; authenticity and the self; its significance in Latin American culture; and its contribution to the development of post-structuralism and cognitive science. In addition, five short chapters summarize the status of canonical figures Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre and de Beauvoir, delineating the historical approach to their work, while pointing to new directions contemporary research is now taking. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools such as an A to Z glossary, a timeline of key events, texts and thinkers in existentialism, a list of resources, and an annotated guide to further reading, this Companion is an essential resource to help the new reader navigate through the heart of Existentialism and modern European philosophy.

Moving Meditation

Author: Mary Jo Ricketson
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449724671
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We all have within us a potential to experience optimal well-being of mind-body. This potential, the Good Within, is our inherent and true nature. The mind-body is an amazing gift of God. Mind-Body Training provides the exercises to help us remember our true nature and bring the Good Within to life. Through our work on and off the mat we learn to be vital, energized, stable, and strong. We develop a willingness to persevere while maintaining a sense of ease, a flow to our movements that some call grace. Our attention is focused, and we are ready and able to respond to all that life brings. As we increase our awareness of the mind-body as an amazing gift, we unleash its potential to serve as an instrument of Gods goodness and love. Dear Reader, I hope that you will come to love this work as you sense the vital energy that it awakens in you. Peace, Mary Jo

Philosophy Of Religion

Author: Keith E. Yandell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134827237
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Philosophy of Religion provides an account of the central issues and viewpoints in the philosophy of religion but also shows how such issues can be rationally assessed and in what ways competing views can be rationally assessed. It includes major philosophical figures in religious traditions as well as discussions by important contemporary philosophers. Keith Yandell deals lucidly and constructively with representative views from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. This book will appeal to students of both philosophy and religion as well as to the general reader interested in the subject. Unique features of Philosophy of Religion: * key reading and new reading in the subject area * questions at the ends of chapters * a glossary of philosophical terms * annotated further reading