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Thomas Reid on Character and Freedom

Thomas Reid on Character and Freedom

Although Yaffe is correct that an agent who consistently and intentionally followed some rule would exemplify a character trait regardless of the content of that rule, he is incorrect in supposing that it is possible, on Reid’s view, to have the character trait of acting according to one’s affections. For Reid, to have a character trait is to exercise reliably the power of self-command or self-government in certain ways. But Reid conceives of this power precisely as a power of resisting impulses (EAP, 4.4 218). To be “carried by the strongest moving force ... requires no exertion, no self-government, but passively to yield to the strongest impulse” (EAP, 3.2.1 97). Character involves having reliable tendencies to exercise self-command, but the following of one’s strongest impulse 164 is not the exercise of self-command but the abdication of it. It does not make sense to speak of a character trait of always following one’s strongest impulses, because it is impossible that following this rule should ever require the exercise of self-command. This rule cannot be adopted in the way that rules must be adopted in order to become character traits.
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Guilt and freedom : Thomas Keneally

Guilt and freedom : Thomas Keneally

which govern the fate of his characters. Landscape plays a particularly important part in this novel. This image is a symbol of the action of the whole novel. Halloran is already caught,[r]

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Selling "Operation Passage to Freedom": Dr. Thomas Dooley and the Religious Overtones of Early American Involvement in Vietnam

Selling "Operation Passage to Freedom": Dr. Thomas Dooley and the Religious Overtones of Early American Involvement in Vietnam

communists. He states, “From December until the last day [of the evacuation], there were two or three atrocities a week that came within my orbit …. I was puzzled not only by the growing number but by the character of Communist atrocities. So many seemed to have religious significance.” The Navy doctor describes students who were punished for attending Catechism lessons: “one of [the Viet Minh soldiers] firmly grasped the head …. The other then rammed a wooden chopped chopstick into each ear …. The stick split the ear canal wide and tore the ear drum.” He also tells of a priest who was hung upside-down from rafters and beaten with bamboo rods and a Catholic man who was left hanging by only his thumbs for several days. 91 Perhaps the most lurid details of Catholic persecution by the Viet Minh that appear in the pages of Deliver Us from Evil describe what Dooley refers to as a “Communist version of the Crown of Thorns.” Dooley describes the priest who received this treatment:
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PRESENTATIONS OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE IMAGES IN A. M. KOLLONTAI'S VASILISA MALIGINA: A SEARCH FOR AN IDEAL WOMAN

PRESENTATIONS OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE IMAGES IN A. M. KOLLONTAI'S VASILISA MALIGINA: A SEARCH FOR AN IDEAL WOMAN

Furthermore, it can be observed that Kollontai tries to expose the ambiguity of men’s characters. Through her story Kollontai shows that, partly, men need independent women whom they can rely on, as it can be seen from the attitudes of Vladimir, Mr. Feodoseev to his partner. However, partly, men also enjoy their privileges, which are given by patriarchal culture, to be dominant and superior. Because of that, they still insist that their partners serve their needs, especially in private matters. It can be assumed that Kollontai exposes the ambiguity of men’s characters in her stories in order to strengthen her idea that it is necessary to change men’s behaviour to “achieve relationships based on the unfamiliar ideas of complete freedom, equality, and genuine friendship”. 15
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Beyond solidarity and academic freedom

Beyond solidarity and academic freedom

Karen Eliot: Yes, exactly. By 1915 the lateral relations of power had spread still further with the first report of the American Association of University Professors Commission on Academic Freedom and Tenure registering that cases where academic freedom had been delimited while once primarily associated with religion or science now appeared ever more prevalent in connection to the political and social sciences. Indeed, places for resistance shrink to the extent that certain subjects, such as philosophy, are said to be outside of the bounds of intellectual debate for social scientists because of their speculative nature – there could be no objective conclusions that ended debate and therefore the professors could only potentially open themselves up for criticism and potential disciplinary action by their employer. This was no empty threat. Among those disciplined in this manner were radical scholars such as Ely, Bemis, Commons, Pattern, Nearing and Adams. The excessive, abnormal individuals who attempted to stray beyond the proscribed limits were normalized and their intellectual course redirected along routes deemed safe. Hardly surprising but even Ely who was sheltered at the liberal University of Wisconsin relented from his ethical agenda and bracketed his researches into labour issues turning instead to more socially respectable studies of land economics and research for private utilities. Here it was much safer to avoid controversial topics or topics otherwise out of favour with those in positions of power than to engage in any form of speaking the truth to power or parrhesia.
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Book review: Contemporary Scottish plays, edited by Trish Reid

Book review: Contemporary Scottish plays, edited by Trish Reid

The first in a projected series of plays from around the UK, Contemporary Scottish plays is also the latest anthology to celebrate Scottish playwriting: from the seventies, A Decade’s Drama and Plays of the Seventies ; from the eighties, Scot-Free ; in the nineties, Made in Scotland and Scotland Plays . Canongate produced a doorstopper volume (Craig and Stevenson, 2001) spanning the twentieth century from J.M. Barrie’s Mary Rose (1920) to Chris Hannan’s Shining Souls (1996). Trish Reid now updates this Caledonian canon by presenting recent plays from 2009 to 2013, although she takes pains to note that her volume ‘lays no claim to be a “best of” selection’ (p.ix).
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The Impact of Economic Freedom on Per Capita Real GDP: A Study of OECD Nation

The Impact of Economic Freedom on Per Capita Real GDP: A Study of OECD Nation

One criticism of a cross-country comparison is that it is not appropriate to include city-states such as Singapore and Hong Kong in regressions with large countries because city states can get economic freedom at lower cost due to either greater homoge- neity or greater ease in shifting the median voter towards economic freedom. Regardless of why, the countries with the most economic freedom often do have a tendency to be small. This criticism obscures the fact that there are real differences between coun- tries (e.g., Denmark and France) that actually have very different policies. One compelling reason to study the OECD is to control for the fact that all of the countries are at least somewhat similar and therefore are more reasonably comparable in that they are already developed in many parallel dimen- sions. Thus, there is little concern that the results are driven by outliers that obscure our understanding of how, for example, decreases in fiscal freedom result- ing from a rise in the maximum marginal tax rate to 75% in France will play out.
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Relativistic versus Newtonian Frames

Relativistic versus Newtonian Frames

coordinates remain constant. This simple fact shows that, in spite of the historical custom of associating to a coor- dinate a causal orientation, saying that it is time-like, light-like or space-like, this appellation is not generically coherent. Causal orientations are generically associated with directions of geometric objects, but not with space- time coordinates associated to them. In the case of a co- ordinate x  , this generic incoherence appears because its two natural variations in the coordinate system, d x  and   , have generically different causal orientations. Only when both causal orientations coincide, it is possi- ble to extend to the coordinate x  itself the character of the common causal orientation of its two mentioned variations.
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The Reid Inter rogation Technique and False Confessions: A Time for Change

The Reid Inter rogation Technique and False Confessions: A Time for Change

The tactics of the Reid Method are not limited to serious crimes of violence or ticking bomb scenarios, nor are they confined to the interrogation room. Rather, they permeate the entire system of policing in this country. As Professor Duane points out, this includes not only local police and sheriffs, as well as federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and the DEA, but also dozens of specialized federal agencies that have their own armed investigative agents, such as the U.S. Postal Service, the Fish and Wildlife service, the EPA, the Railroad Retirement Board, and even the library of Congress. 134 And none of them are your friends; if any of them
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Reid v. Commonwealth
506 S.E.2d 787 (Va. 1998)

Reid v. Commonwealth 506 S.E.2d 787 (Va. 1998)

On direct appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia, Reid claimed that the trial court failed to consider his uncontradicted evidence, including indicia of a lack of planning, preme[r]

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Evaluation of temperament and character (TCI), intrapsychic and interpersonal experiences and depression in women affected by fibromyalgia syndrome: a case control study

Evaluation of temperament and character (TCI), intrapsychic and interpersonal experiences and depression in women affected by fibromyalgia syndrome: a case control study

It can be said, in summary the psychological situations may represent a risk factor for the development of fibromyalgia considering its real presence in a good number of patients even if in some patients may also be a consequence of the disease (Aguglia et al., 2012; González et al., 2010; Okifuji et al., 2000; Huber et al., 2009; Nordahl, 2007; Taymur et al., 2014). FMS is not, however, neither a purely psychiatric disorder nor a hypochondriac disorder from which it must be differentiated (Huber et al., 2009; Taymur et al., 2014; Fietta et al., 2007; Arnold et al., 2006). So, the reatment requires a multidisciplinary approach that includes a pharmacological physical (and psychological intervention (groups of psychological, psycho-educational groups) (Malin, 2012; Luyten, 2013; Fors et al., 2002; van Eijk-Hustings et al., 2013; Scheidt et al., 2013; Köllner et al., 2012; Vázquez-Rivera et al.,2009). The specific aim of our study was to establish whether a difference existed in the prevalence of depression, of temperament and character dimension (TCI) and of intrapsychic and interpersonal dynamics of women with and without FMS. The investigation of intrapsychic and interpersonal processes by using SASB Model allow to understand which psychotherapeutic intervention may be planned to face on the maladjustment modalities in FMS woman which have special vulnerability to the effects of pain related to symptoms and functional impairment.
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The purpose of the present study was to assess the prevalence of genital infections among women in reproductive age group in a rural area in Kannur district, assess [r]

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The general objectives of the investigation were to establish what KM practices are used in the library of DUT; establish if and how the staff of this academic[r]

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perceived stress scale, whereas in a study done by Vimala et al conducted a study in Chennai it was observed that 55.22% of study subjects experienced moderate levels of str[r]

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The English King agreed that his power was not absolute and that government should be limited in what it could do.

The English King agreed that his power was not absolute and that government should be limited in what it could do.

Free exercise of religious beliefs Freedom of speech. Freedom of the press Freedom of assemble Freedom to petition.[r]

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The global classroom for supply chain management, any time, anywhere!

The global classroom for supply chain management, any time, anywhere!

programmes due to resource constraints and the demands to embrace. The purpose of this article is to examine the requirement for quality education in the field of supply chain management. The approach adopted here is a reflective one, looking at recent trends in postgraduate Supply Chain Management (SCM) education and focusing in particular on a new mode of delivery, that of e-learning. The paper considers the development of SCM education and presents the range of supply chain management programmes and modules being offered across a selection of UK universities. The article also highlights the dynamic character of SCM education and considers whether the e-learning format is capable of responding to the requirements for quality in this field. Through a focus on one particular programme, the wholly online postgraduate programme in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of Liverpool. The conclusions are that new forms of teaching and learning are opening up to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The aim of the research was to discover the real time dynamic of SCM practice and theory, objective and subjective perspectives.
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Beyond neoliberalism: Digitization, freedom and the workplace

Beyond neoliberalism: Digitization, freedom and the workplace

In this article, I critically deconstruct three compelling arguments regarding the impact of digitization on the future of freedom and the workplace. It is argued, on the one hand, that digitization would decrease costs, increase productivity and ‘lift all boats’ toward the universal goals of freedom and prosperity for all. On the other hand, it is claimed that digitization produces precarious labour and technological unemployment, thus widening the already gaping inequalities. A third argument revolves around the emergence of a post-capitalist economic paradigm on the model of the Collaborative Commons, supported by the Internet and free/open source technology. It is argued that the Commons favours democratic self-governance over hierarchical management, access over ownership, transparency over privacy, distribution of value over profit maximization and sustainability over growth at all costs. I conclude that the Commons has, indeed, a potential in creating a freer and more sustainable economy. However, for the Commons to expand and prosper, a global institutional reform is sine qua non.
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Lost identities and the need for a
framework for intervention

Lost identities and the need for a framework for intervention

Microsoft Word ReidLost University of Huddersfield Repository Reid, James and Murphy, T Lost identities and the need for a framework for intervention Original Citation Reid, James and Murphy, T (2009)[.]

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Offline Character Recognition Based on Structural Primitives

Offline Character Recognition Based on Structural Primitives

Abstract:- In latter years, character recognition is the most important topic in field of image processing. Character recognition still faces the problem of character matching. In this paper, we have conferred a complete Offline English character recognition system by using a suitable feature extraction algorithm that uses the structural feature primitives of the character image. To overcome this problem we have come up with a suitable feature extraction algorithm. The approach has the states like preprocessing, segmentation, feature extraction and classification and recognition. The offline character recognition system is tested on 26 each of the lowercase and uppercase English characters and 0-9 digits. We performed the experiments by taking different types of benchmark dataset images. The results so obtained are satisfactory. An overall rate of accuracy of 92.5% has been obtained. Performance comparison with other state-of-the- art methods is also carried out whereby the proposed method outperformed the others in terms of rate of accuracy.
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"Teaching Caxton’s Prologue to Eneydos 
        as an Introduction to Renaissance Literary Culture"

"Teaching Caxton’s Prologue to Eneydos as an Introduction to Renaissance Literary Culture"

establishing the continental literary connections as well as the medieval inheritances of England’s early printed texts. A Kentish merchant cum diplomat who spent three decades living abroad in locales including Bruges and Cologne, Caxton learned the nascent art of printing on the continent before returning home to England to set up shop in Westminster in the 1470s. Over the course of his subsequent career, he printed a remarkable number of books—nearly one hundred—which included not only editions of popular Middle English works by famed authors such as Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, and Thomas Malory, but also a plethora of translations (most of which he personally executed, presumably drawing on a polylinguism cultivated in his years spent abroad) from a wide array of French and Dutch sources.
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