This book brings together and develops some of the most important economic, social, and ethical ideas Sen has explored over the last two decades. It examines the claims of equality in social arrangements, stressing that we should be concerned with people's capabilities rather than either their resources or their welfare. Sen also looks at some types of inequality that have been less systematically studied than those of class or wealth.
This book demonstrates how Homeric poetry manages to confer significance on persons and actions, interpreting the world and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Taking central themes like characterization, death, and the gods, the author argues that current ideas of the limitations of "oral poetry" are unreal, and that Homer embodies a view of the world both unique and profound.
This ground-breaking text, now in a paperback edition, describes a new model for temporary memory--the brief, nonpermanent storage of information necessary for learning, reasoning, and comprehension. Dr. Baddeley outlines the concept of working memory, which entails a central executive controller and a number of "slave" systems. Two of these systems are justified in terms of experimental results from both normal and brain damaged subjects. The concept of working memory is applied to the development of children's reading skills, and the cognitive deficits observed in patients suffering from frontal lobe damage are considered. Cognitive psychologists and advanced students in the field will welcome the paperback version of this acclaimed work.
One Hundred Twentieth-Century Philosophers offers biographical information and critical analysis of the life, work and impact of some of the most significant figures in philosophy this century. Taken from the acclaimed Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers, the 100 entries are alphabetically organised, from Adorno to Zhang Binglin, and cover individuals from both continental and analytic philosophy. The entries have an identical four-part structure making it easy to compare and contrast information, comprising: * biographical details * a bibliography of major works * a listing of relevant secondary and critical literature * an appraisal of the philosopher's thoughts and achievements. A separate glossary provides an introduction to the origins, development and main features of major philosophical schools and movements and offers select bibliographies to guide the reader to further research.
This second edition has been completely revised and expanded to become the most up-to-date and thorough professional reference text in this fast-moving area of biostatistics. It contains an additional two chapters on fully parametric models for discrete repeated measures data and statistical models for time-dependent predictors.