Causal Analysis

Legitimizing Final Causes
Legitimizing Final Causes
Legitimizing Final Causes The word telos in ancient Greek meant: goal, target, mission, completion, perfection. The Greeks seem to have associated the attaining of a goal with perfection. Modern scientific thought is much less sanguine about teleology, the belief that causes are preceded by their effects. The idea is less zany than it sounds. It was Aristotle who postulated the existence of four types of causes. It all started with the attempt to differentiate explanatory theories from theor
The Effect of Breastfeeding on Children?s Cognitive Development
The Effect of Breastfeeding on Children?s Cognitive Development
Earlier this year, 2012, Time magazine issued a cover page which featured an attractive 26-year-old mother, clad in trendy skinny jeans with sleekly muscled bear arms, breast-feeding her toddler son under the headline, ?Are You Mom Enough?? Jenifer Lopez, a famous Latina singer, resents breastfeeding My mom didn\'t breast feed and I think that was the thing for me. You read and figure out what\'s the best thing for them (Gaza, M). Beyonc?, a pop icon, was spotted breastfeeding her child Blue I
Incredibly Incorrect Crediting
Incredibly Incorrect Crediting
Incredibly Incorrect Crediting Maxim A. Potashov Dr. Hackemann English Composition 111 Friday 20 September 2014 Incredibly Incorrect Crediting Fairy-tales are a very important and integral element in today’s society. Fairy-tales are things that can capture people’s attention and captivate their imaginations in truly fantastical ways, as well as teach children at young ages important lessons of life that would stick with them subconsciously for great periods of time. However, the majority of toda
The Myth Of The Earnings Yield
The Myth Of The Earnings Yield
The Myth of the Earnings Yield A very slim minority of firms distribute dividends. This truism has revolutionary implications. In the absence of dividends, the foundation of most - if not all - of the financial theories we employ in order to determine the value of shares, is falsified. These theories rely on a few implicit and explicit assumptions: (a) That the (fundamental) value of a share is closely correlated (or even equal to) its market (stock exchange or transaction) price (b) That pric
Taming The Beast: Pathological Narcissism And The Quality Of Life
Taming The Beast: Pathological Narcissism And The Quality Of Life
Taming the Beast: Pathological Narcissism and the Quality of Life Part 1 Many textbooks (and many patients ...) claim that the psychodynamic therapies when applied to personality disorders are ineffective. Functional (cognitive, behavioral) treatments should be preferred in certain cases and regarding certain aspects of the disorder. To a Narcissist, I would recommend a beavioral-cognitive-functional and less protracted type of therapy. (1) Know and accept thyself. This is what you are. You are
Psychology As Storytelling
Psychology As Storytelling
Psychology as Storytelling Storytelling has been with us since the days of campfire and besieging wild animals. It served a number of important functions: amelioration of fears, communication of vital information (regarding survival tactics and the characteristics of animals, for instance), the satisfaction of a sense of order (justice), the development of the ability to hypothesize, predict and introduce theories and so on. We are all endowed with a sense of wonder. The world around us in inexp
Unemployment
Unemployment
Unemployment I. Recommendations Get the Real Picture No one in Macedonia knows the real picture. How many are employed and not reported or registered? How many are registered as unemployed but really have a job? How many are part time workers ? as opposed to full time workers? How many are officially employed (de jure) ? but de facto unemployed or severely underemployed? How many are on ?indefinite? vacations, on leave without pay, etc.? The Statistics Bureau must be instructed to make the gathe
The Science Of Superstitions
The Science Of Superstitions
The Science of Superstitions The debate between realism and anti-realism is, at least, a century old. Does Science describe the real world ? or are its theories true only within a certain conceptual framework? Is science only instrumental or empirically adequate or is there more to it than that? Jose Ortega y Gasset said (in an unrelated exchange) that all ideas stem from pre-rational beliefs. William James concurred by saying that accepting a truth often requires an act of will which goes beyon
The End Permian Mass Extinction
The End Permian Mass Extinction
The End Permian Mass Extinction Unknown Introduction Think of a world which existed 290 million years ago. As you look out over the terane in front of you, you think that you are on an alien planet. You see volcanoes spewing ash and lava. Beside them is the ocean which is swarming with many different species of echinoderms, bryozoans and brachiopods. As you look down onto the sea floor you are amazed at the countless number of starfish and urchins. Some animals leave you can't even describe and
Werner Heisenberg And The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Werner Heisenberg And The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Werner Heisenberg and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Unknown Werner Heisenberg, born in the dawn of the twentieth century became one of its greatest physicists; he is also among its most controversial. While still in his early twenties, he was among the handful of bright, young men who created quantum mechanics, the basic physics of the atom, and he became a leader of nuclear physics and elementary particle research. He is best known for his uncertainty principle, a component of the so-cal
Humans cause their own suffering as an insane matter of course
Humans cause their own suffering as an insane matter of course
In the past century dreadful diseases like diphtheria, leprosy and typhoid were halted; sterile women have been given children; numerous devices have been developed to let handicapped people participate in society. Many of the things we prayed for during ages have been achieved by means of expensive scientific research. What is hard to understand however is that humans spent even more scientific efforts and even more finances to destroy all those benefits. For each disease we have overcome, we h
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A Study of Scalability and Performance of Solaris Zones A Study of Scalability and Performance of Solaris Zones by Yuan Xu LITH-IDA-EX--07/010--SE 2007-03-12 Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Schuba Examiner: Prof. Dr. Christoph Schuba Linkopings universitet Rapporttyp Report category Licentiatavhandling Examensarbete C-uppsats D-uppsats Ovrig rapport Sprak Language Svenska/Swedish Engelska/English ISBN ISRN LITH-IDA-EX--07/010--SE Serietitel och serienummer ISSN Title of series, numbering Datum