How Do You Know

Author: J.M. Beach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351598473
Format: PDF
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This book defines the concept and practices of literacy through a discussion of knowledge, information media, culture, subjectivity, science, communication, and politics. Examining the ways in which the spread of literacy and education have caused culture wars in pluralist societies since the 16th century, the author reviews an interdisciplinary array of scholarly literature to contend that science, and more broadly evidence-based inductive arguments, offer the only reliable source information, and the only peaceful solution to cultural conflict in the 21st century. With a focus on the multifaceted practice of literacy-as-communication as embedded within larger social and political processes, this book offers a comprehensive study of literacy through five core topics: knowledge, psychology, culture, science, and arguing over truth in pluralist democracies. The central thesis of the book argues that we require a new literacy that incorporates reading and writing with advanced cognitive and epistemological skills. Today’s citizens need to be able to understand the basic cognitive and cultural processes through which knowledge is created, and they need to know how to evaluate knowledge, peacefully debate knowledge, and productively use knowledge, for both personal decisions and public policy. How Do You Know? The Epistemological Foundations of 21st Century Literacy is an interdisciplinary study that will appeal to scholars across the sciences and humanities, especially those concerned with pedagogy and the science of learning.

Insect or Spider

Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780766036819
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Explains to young readers how to tell the difference between insects and spiders"--Provided by publisher.

How Do You Know

Author: Russell Hardin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400830664
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How do ordinary people come to know or believe what they do? We need an account of this process to help explain why people act as they do. You might think I am acting irrationally--against my interest or my purpose--until you realize that what you know and what I know differ significantly. My actions, given my knowledge, might make eminently good sense. Of course, this pushes our problem back one stage to assess why someone knows or believes what they do. That is the focus of this book. Russell Hardin supposes that people are not usually going to act knowingly against their interests or other purposes. To try to understand how they have come to their knowledge or beliefs is therefore to be charitable in assessing their rationality. Hardin insists on such a charitable stance in the effort to understand others and their sometimes objectively perverse actions. Hardin presents an essentially economic account of what an individual can come to know and then applies this account to many areas of ordinary life: political participation, religious beliefs, popular knowledge of science, liberalism, culture, extremism, moral beliefs, and institutional knowledge. All of these can be enlightened by the supposition that people are attempting reasonable actions under the severe constraints of acquiring better knowledge when they face demands that far outstretch their possibilities.

How Do You Know It s True

Author: David Klein
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595005810
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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author bio: David Klein had retired as Professor of Social Sciences from Michigan State University, where he taught much of the material in this book. Marymae Klein was a college reference librarian who devoted much of her time to helping students find authoritative source materials for their various assignments. The Kleins, who have written a number of books for young readers, now live in Seattle. Book Reviews: "Certainly an eye-opening and thought-provoking introduction to how to use one抯 power of reason in discriminating sense from nonsense." Booklist "This is a well-written, interesting, easy-to-read book. I recommend it for middle-school students and adults." Science Teacher, February 1986 "An articulate introduction to the art of logical thinking匰tressing at all times the value of a questioning mind, the authors cannily use statistical subjects that are of interest to young people, such as the accident rates of teenage drivers 匛venhanded in its treatment of issues, the book is outstanding in its clarity, sometimes surprising in its conclusions, and fascinating." The Horn Book How Do You Know It抯 True? has joined my short list of hallmark children抯 literature titles." Linda Winkler, St. Petersburg Times

How Do You Know

Author: Meredith Schorr
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781635111576
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Life doesn't happen on a schedule, there are no deadlines in love, and age is just a number. On the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday, Maggie Piper doesn't look, act, or feel much different than she did at twenty-eight, but with her fortieth birthday speeding toward her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly-aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary break from her live-in boyfriend results in a breakup, Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4-0.As Maggie re-enters the New York City dating jungle, suitors present themselves quickly, but who is "The One?" Is he a sexy coworker, one of many bachelors at a speed-dating event, or is he the man she already set free? How do you know? Her fun-loving friends and supportive family, including meddlesome "no-filter" Aunt Helen, eagerly share their (often unsolicited) opinions, but Maggie is determined to find her own way, even if she falls on her face--repeatedly.

What Do You Mean and How Do You Know

Author: Nicholas Johnson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 055707925X
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We are the only species able to talk ourselves into difficulties that would not otherwise exist, from divorce to war. Here's a book full of practical suggestions on how to use our language to improve our lives.

Yes But How Do You Know

Author: Stephen Hetherington
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 155111903X
Format: PDF
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Yes, But How Do You Know? is an invitation to think philosophically through the use of sceptical ideas. Hetherington challenges our complacency and asks us to reconsider what we think we know. How much can we discover about our surroundings? What sort of beings are we? Can we trust our own reasoning? Is science all it is cracked up to be? Can we acquire knowledge of God? Are even the contents of our own minds transparent? In inviting, lucid prose, Hetherington addresses these questions and more, using scepticism to illuminate many perennial philosophical puzzles.

How Do You Know It s Winter

Author: Ruth Owen
Publisher: Bearport Publishing
ISBN: 1617723975
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Describes some of the signs of winter, including changes in light and temperature, plants at rest, bare branches on trees, animals and birds responding to the cold and lack of food, and other differences, and suggests related activities.