Political Science

Return to Common Sense

Return to Common Sense

Author: William Edward Skokos

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781617772580

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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There has been an assault on conservative based values by the liberal left; this situation has only been exacerbated by moderate Republicans who have in some cases refused to take a stand. Even the Republican leadership has been timid in engaging the left and holding firm to their moral high ground. Common Sense Conservatism is the antidote for all that troubles our great nation. We must allow Common Sense to dictate our actions if we ever hope to save our way of life from those who wish to destroy America and transform it into a second rate power. What is it in a person's life that sets forth a conservative outlook? Here William Edward Skokos allows us a peak into his experiences for the key to that conservatism. He takes on the policies of both the left and the right as he provides a provocative and well informed explanation of the origins of these policies and what needs to be done in order to turn the tide and revitalize America. His belief and faith in the American people is the key element which he believes will ensure the continuation of the American dream.
Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Common-Sense Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Common-Sense Philosophy

Author: Rik Peels

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108476003

Category: Philosophy

Page: 370

View: 148

A comprehensive exploration of the historical development and philosophical importance of common-sense philosophy.

Riddle of Common Sense

Riddle of Common Sense

Author:

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780578018355

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Biography & Autobiography

With Courage and Common Sense

With Courage and Common Sense

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292784406

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

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Women who were sixty or older at the turn of the twenty-first century have lived through some of recent history's most momentous moments—and yet these women often believe that their personal lives and stories are insignificant, not worthy of being recorded for future generations. To change that perception and capture some of these life stories before they are lost, the Story Circle Network, a national organization dedicated to helping women write about their lives, developed the Older Women's Legacy (OWL) Circle Memoir Workshops. During the first two years of the project (1998-2000), nearly 500 older women participated in workshops that offered them the opportunity and encouragement to reflect on and create written records of their lives. With Courage and Common Sense presents an extensive selection of memoirs from the OWL Circle project. Organized thematically, they describe women's experiences of identity, place, work, family life, love and marriage, loss and healing, adventures great and small, major historical events, and legacies to keep and pass along. Taken as a whole, the memoirs chronicle far-reaching changes in the ways that women participated in the world during the twentieth century. They show how women learned to surmount obstacles, to courageously make the most of the opportunities that came their way, and to move quietly and wisely beyond the limits that were imposed upon them.
Business & Economics

Common Sense Investing

Common Sense Investing

Author: Fred McAllen

Publisher: Fred McAllen

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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No more excuses. Relying on a salesman to make your investing decisions is one of the biggest mistakes you will ever make. Many times it is nothing short of financial suicide. No one told you how to make your hard-earned money, and no one will have your best interests in mind when investing it. In Common Sense Investing Fred McAllen shares 25 years experience that gives the individual investor the necessary tools to understand investing, when to invest, and what to invest in to be successful. It is your money - learn how to invest it properly, or keep it in the bank. It is simple as that. The next step is yours.
Business & Economics

Corporate Common Sense

Corporate Common Sense

Author: Thomas J Wurtz

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449037345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 164

In 1776, an American patriot, Thomas Paine, authored a revolutionary document titled, COMMON SENSE, that stirred his fellow countrymen to fight for independence. Over 200 years later, corporate America is suffering at the hands of weak and often insane leadership. If you're tired of your company's weak leadership and ridiculous gimmicks, this book is a must read for you. Many once proud institutions in America have been socialized: Media Education Government And now, corporate America is signing on to a socialistic leadership strategy. If you believe corporate America is on the wrong path, I urge you to join the Eagle Nation and fight for a return to COMMON SENSE leadership. The following three lessons from the book illustrates Wurtz's pursuit of COMMON SENSE leadership: Discipline Like Momma Would Diversity Training - Adults Attending Kindergarten The Noble Pursuit of Extreme Profits In 1776, Thomas Paine proclaimed, "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." It's time to attack corporate insanity. It's what patriots do! I hope you will join us!
Philosophy

Aristotle on the Common Sense

Aristotle on the Common Sense

Author: Pavel Gregoric

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199277377

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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Gregoric investigates the Aristolian concept of the common sense, which was introduced to explain complex perceptual operations that can't be explained in terms of the five senses taken individually. Such operations include perceiving that the same object is white and sweet, or knowing that one's senses are inactive.
Business & Economics

The Common Sense behind Basic Economics

The Common Sense behind Basic Economics

Author: Justin Vélez-Hagan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498509015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 433

Economics really is just common sense, but few understand the basics. This book explains the basics of economics in simple, easy-to-understand language. Topics include most of the themes presented in an Economics 101 course, as well as a number of end-of-chapter discussions on the policies relevant to economics today.
Social Science

Common Sense as a Paradigm of Thought

Common Sense as a Paradigm of Thought

Author: Tim Delaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429846625

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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The notion of common sense and abiding by its implications is something that, seemingly, everyone agrees is a good way of making behavioral decisions and conducting one's daily activities. This holds true whether one is a liberal, moderate, or conservative; young or old; and regardless of one's race and ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. If utilizing common sense is such a good idea, why then, do so many people seem to violate it? This is just one of many significant questions surrounding the idea of common sense explored and discussed in this book. This volume presents common sense as a ‘paradigm of thought’ and as such, compares it to other major categories of thought — tradition, faith, enlightened and rational. Combining a balance of practical, everyday approaches (through the use of popular culture references and featured boxes) and academic analysis of core and conceptual methodological issues, Delaney demonstrates: The limitations of common sense and its place in everyday social interactions How we learn about common sense Why common sense is so important Common Sense as a Paradigm of Thought introduces readers to a rich variety of sociological authors and will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as: sociology, philosophy, social psychology, cultural studies, communications and health studies.
Philosophy

William James on Common Sense

William James on Common Sense

Author: Frederick Bauer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595529377

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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**"William James (1842-1910) was "a towering figure in the history of American thought--without doubt the foremost psychologist this country has produced." That was the opinion of Gordon Allport, a Harvard professor and one-time president of the American Psychological Association. However, few Americans living in this third millennium have ever heard of James, despite the fact that his profound insights into the human psyche are now more urgently needed than ever before. But before James' insights can once more become available, a barrier to their reception must be removed. What barrier? James' "productive paradoxes." That's what Allport charitably called them. 'They' were more than paradoxes, however. They were the pervasive contradictions in James' thought. To rescue his insights from entangling contradictions, the first step must be to draw attention to common sense, the foundation of all 'scientific' learning. James confessed that it was only in 1903, a few years before his death, that he realized for the first time "the perfect magnificence as a philosophical achievement" of our everyday, common-sense thinking. This book draws together the threads of James' ideas about such elements of common-sense as consciousness, language, meaning, learning, space, time, and thought itself.
Literary Criticism

Common Sense in Early 18th-Century British Literature and Culture

Common Sense in Early 18th-Century British Literature and Culture

Author: Christoph Henke

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110394979

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

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While the popular talk of English common sense in the eighteenth century might seem a by-product of familiar Enlightenment discourses of rationalism and empiricism, this book argues that terms such as ‘common sense’ or ‘good sense’ are not simply synonyms of applied reason. On the contrary, the discourse of common sense is shaped by a defensive impulse against the totalizing intellectual regimes of the Enlightenment and the cultural climate of change they promote, in order to contain the unbounded discursive proliferation of modern learning. Hence, common sense discourse has a vital regulatory function in cultural negotiations of political and intellectual change in eighteenth-century Britain against the backdrop of patriotic national self-concepts. This study discusses early eighteenth-century common sense in four broad complexes, as to its discursive functions that are ethical (which at that time implies aesthetic as well), transgressive (as a corrective), political (in patriotic constructs of the nation), and repressive (of otherness). The selection of texts in this study strikes a balance between dominant literary culture – Swift, Pope, Defoe, Fielding, Johnson – and the periphery, such as pamphlets and magazine essays, satiric poems and patriotic songs.
Education

Common Sense School Reform

Common Sense School Reform

Author: Frederick M. Hess

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250086396

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Forget everything you think you know about school reform. Cutting through the cant, sentiment, and obfuscation characterizing the current school reform debate, Frederick M. Hess lacerates the conventional "status quo" reform efforts and exposes the naivete underlying reform strategies that rest on solutions like class size reduction, small schools, and enhanced professional development. He explains that real improvement requires a bracing regime of common sense reforms that create a culture of competence by rewarding excellence, punishing failure, and giving educators the freedom and flexibility to do their work. He documents the scope of the challenges we face and then provides concrete recommendations for addressing them through reforms to promote accountability, competition, a 21st-century workforce, effective school leadership, and sensible reinvention. Engagingly written and drawing on real world experiences and examples, Common Sense School Reform will generate debate and help set the agenda for the future.