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📒Actions ✍ Marina Caldarone
✏Actions Book Summary : A vital companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action-words to revitalise performance, with a foreword by Terry Johnson. Finding the right action is an essential part of the process of preparation for the actor. Using this thesaurus of active verbs, the actor can refine the action-word until s/he hits exactly the right one to help make the action come alive. The method of 'actioning' is widely used in rehearsal rooms, but has never before been set down in a systematic and comprehensive way. 'If you want to act, or act better, Actions will take you a long way on the journey to excellence' Terry Johnson
📒Essays On Actions And Events ✍ Donald Davidson
✏Essays on Actions and Events Book Summary : Donald Davidson has prepared a new edition of his classic 1980 collection of Essays on Actions and Events, including two additional essays. In this seminal investigation of the nature of human action, Davidson argues for an ontology which includes events along with persons and other objects. Certain events are identified and explained as actions when they are viewed as caused and rationalized by reasons; these same events, when described in physical, biological, or physiological terms, may be explained by appeal to natural laws. The mental and the physical thus constitute irreducibly discrete ways of explaining and understanding events and their causal relations. Among the topics discussed are: freedom to act; weakness of the will; the logical form of talk about actions, intentions, and causality; the logic of practical reasoning; Hume's theory of the indirect passions; and the nature and limits of decision theory. The introduction, cross-references, and appendices emphasize the relations between the essays and explain how Davidson's views have developed.
📒On Actions Products And Other Topics In Philosophy ✍ Kazimierz Twardowski
✏On Actions Products and Other Topics in Philosophy Book Summary : Kazimierz Twardowski (20/10/1866, Vienna – 11/02/1938, Lvov) is most commonly known as the teacher of great philosophers and the founder of the Lvov-Warsaw School. As a philosopher however, he is primarily remembered for his famous comparison of the contents and objects of various kinds of representations, a comparison that remains enshrined in European thought.In fact, he attained important results in many other branches of philosophy as well. For instance, in (descriptive) ontology, he laid the foundations for the modern theory of formal structure of objects, and he introduced the theoretically fruitful pair of terms, action-product. In epistemology, he developed a profound analysis of the notion and criteria of truth; and he provided a forceful account of the errors underlying relativist theories of truth. In methodology, he drew an explicit distinction between the processes of discovering, systematising, and grounding in science, and he offered accurate descriptions of the nature of psychology and other humanities. In (philosophical) logic, he offered decisive arguments on behalf of the idiogenetic conception of judgement, and he improved the traditional typology of adjectives.These achievements are of significance that is not only historical. Kazimierz Twardowski's work, formulated in plain, precise language, are instructive and inspiring for contemporary students of philosophy.
📒Drug Actions ✍ Mutschler
✏Drug Actions Book Summary : The most highly acclaimed pharmacology and toxicology text/reference used in Europe is now available in English. This excellent translation of Mutschler's Arzneimittelwirkungen combines a clear, informative narrative with 255 figures, 261 diagrams, and 198 tables to appeal to both new students and experts in pharmacy, pharmacology, and therapeutics. Drug structure and activity relationships are emphasized as an important dimension that is sometimes lacking in other pharmacology texts. Drug Actions is organized into three major sections covering general drug action and dosing principles, specific drug therapeutics, and toxicology. The first section provides an integrated overview of basic principles in pharmacology with chapters addressing pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug side effects, drug interactions, chronopharmacology, rational and irrational drug combinations as well as drug developments and drug trials. The second section systematically describes specific drug actions with pharmacology, clinical indications, standard doses side effects, and contraindications described for each approved drug category. The third section addresses toxicology where specific drug toxicities are identified and treatment options for accidental and drug associated poisoning are presented. Topics covered include environmental, occupational, and nutritional exposure to toxins.
📒Ideas And Actions In The Green Movement ✍ Brian Doherty
✏Ideas and Actions in the Green Movement Book Summary : The 'Western' green movement has grown rapidly in the last three decades: green ministers are in government in several European countries, Greenpeace has millions of paying supporters, and green direct action against roads, GM crops, the WTO and neo-liberalism, have become ubiquitous. The author argues that 'greens' share a common ideological framework but are divided over strategy. Using social movement theory and drawing on research from many countries, he shows how the green movement became more differentiated over time, as groups had to face the task of deciding what kind of action was appropriate. In the breadth of its coverage and its novel focus on the relationship between green ideas and action, this book makes an important contribution to the understanding of green politics.
✏A Treatise on the Parties to Actions the Forms of Actions and on Pleading Book Summary :
📒On Action ✍ Carl Ginet
✏On Action Book Summary : A sophisticated account of the individuation of actions propounds a challenging version of the view that freedom of action is incompatible with determinism as well.
📒Nimesulide Actions And Uses ✍ K. D. Rainsford
✏Nimesulide Actions and Uses Book Summary : Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which acts as a cyclooxygenase- 2 inhibitor but also has other novel pharmacological features which account for its effect in the control of pain and inflammation. It has become a leading NSAID in over 50 countries worldwide. This book provides a comprehensive and fully up-to-date critical review of the published literature on nimesulide, including comparisons with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic agents. The emphasis is on the action of nimesulide in relation to its therapeutic and side effects in comparison with other established NSAIDs, including the new class of Coxibs. The chapters are written by leading experts and cover development of nimesulide, including synthesis and production, introduction, and approved uses and applications, followed by pharmacokinetics and toxicological properties, adverse reactions and their mechanisms.
📒The Shape Of Actions ✍ Harry M. Collins
✏The Shape of Actions Book Summary : "In this unusual, challenging, interdisciplinary book, Collins and Kusch have provided us with the best analysis we currently have of the determinants of the possibilities of automation." -- Donald MacKenzie, Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh What can humans do? What can machines do? How do humans delegate actions to machines? In this book, Harry Collins and Martin Kusch combine insights from sociology and philosophy to provide a novel answer to these increasingly important questions. The authors begin by distinguishing between two basic types of intentional behavior, which they call polimorphic actions and mimeomorphicb actions. Polimorphic actions (such as writing a love letter) are ones that community members expect to vary with social context. Mimeomorphic actions (such a swinging a golf club) do not vary. Although machines cannot act, they can mimic mimeomorphic actions. Mimeomorphic actions are thus the crucial link between what humans can do and what machines can do. Following a presentation of their detailed categorization of actions, the authors apply their approach to a broad range of human-machine interactions and to learning. Key examples include bicycle riding and the many varieties of writing machines. They also show how their theory can be used to explain the operation of organizations such as restaurants and armies. Finally, they look at a historical case--the technological development of the air pump--applying their categorization of actions to the processes of mechanization and automation. Automation, they argue, can occur only where what we want to bring about can be brought about through mimeomorphic action.
📒Causing Actions ✍ Paul M. Pietroski
✏Causing Actions Book Summary : Thoughts often cause deeds. Actions are done for reasons. But do actions and their mental causes also have descriptions that do not involve reasons? Various considerations can make it seem that human mental events must be biochemical events. Paul Pietroski, however, defends a non-Cartesianform of dualism. Actions and their rationalizing causes belong to an autonomous mental domain-although this autonomy is compatible with the supervenience of the mental on the non-mental. On this view, some bodily motions have rationalizing causes distinct from any biochemical causes; Pietroskiargues that this is not an objectionable form of overdetermination. Central to his account is his proposed treatment of ceteris paribus laws, their role in explanation, and how such laws are related to singular causal claims. Pietroski also connects these issues to semantic questions arising fromdiscussions of action reports and belief ascriptions. All philosophers interested in mind or causation will be intrigued by his new theory.