The Art of Seeing

This book studies icons and iconographic themes in the light of Orthodox theology, making special use of perspectives and insights from the patristic interpretation of Scripture.

Author: Maximos (of Simonopetra)

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ISBN: 1936773198

Category: Christian art and symbolism

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This book studies icons and iconographic themes in the light of Orthodox theology, making special use of perspectives and insights from the patristic interpretation of Scripture. The four chapters here lucidly treat diverse topics, including the enigmatic face of Christ, the paradoxes of Annunciation, the art of Chalcedon, the aesthetics of ambiguity, the art of kenosis, hagiographically oriented studies on St. George, Byzantine warrior saints, and the contemporary theology of the 'icon screen'.--Publisher.

Paradox and Perception

The "quality of life" concept of quality of life is a broad one. It incorporates basic needs but also extends beyond them to include capabilities, the "livability" of the environment, and life appreciation and happiness.

Author: Carol L. Graham

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815703953

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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The "quality of life" concept of quality of life is a broad one. It incorporates basic needs but also extends beyond them to include capabilities, the "livability" of the environment, and life appreciation and happiness. Latin America's diversity in culture and levels of development provide a laboratory for studying how quality of life varies with a number of objective and subjective measures. These measures range from income levels to job insecurity and satisfaction, to schooling attainment and satisfaction, to measured and self-assessed health, among others. Paradox and Perception greatly improves our understanding of the determinants of well-being in Latin America based on a broad "quality of life" concept that challenges some standard assumptions in economics, including those about the relationship between happiness and income. The authors' analysis builds upon a number of new approaches in economics, particularly those related to the study of happiness and finds a number of paradoxes as the region's respondents evaluate their well-being. These include the paradox of unhappy growth at the macroeconomic level, happy peasants and frustrated achievers at the microlevel, and surprisingly high levels of satisfaction with public services among the region's poorest. They also have important substantive links with several of the region's realities, such as high levels of income inequality, volatile macroeconomic performance, and low expectations of public institutions and faith in the capacity of the state to deliver. Identifying these perceptions, paradoxes, and their causes will contribute to the crafting of better public policies, as well as to our understanding of why "populist" politics still pervade in much of the region.

The Paradox of Perceptions

The Perceiver, The Main Star Perceptions can be extremely difficult to identify and understand fully. The lack of psychological research in this area is ...

Author: Elijah Tan

Publisher: Elijah Tan

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Category: Psychology

Page: 204

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Ever wondered if someone hated you in secret or why friendships fail? Whose fault is it when it comes to such a predicament? Why are some people particularly closer to you than others? A topic hardly delved into in the realm of Psychology, this book will walk you through how people think as they make observations about one another, the factors amplifying perceptions, and how to manage perceptions.

The Autonomy Paradox Teachers Perceptions of Self Governance Across Europe

These surprising conclusions challenge the increasingly orthodox view that increased autonomy is a desirable end in itself. This is what the authors call the autonomy paradox.

Author: Wieland Wermke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030656012

Category: Education

Page: 180

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What do we mean when we speak about teacher autonomy? How free are teachers to go about their work? To answer these complex questions the authors asked thousands of teachers in four national contexts: in Finland, Ireland, Germany and Sweden, what they think autonomy looks like. The resulting book examines teacher autonomy theoretically and empirically, comparing teachers’ perceptions of their professional autonomy. Utilizing a mixed method approach the authors combine data from a large-scale questionnaire study, teacher interviews, lesson and meeting observations, and workshops that brought together teachers from the four participating countries. All this engagement with teachers revealed that simply increasing their professional autonomy might not lead to desired outcomes. This is because, from a teachers’ point of view, increased decision-making capacity brings further complexity and risk to their work, and it may instead lead to anxiety, self-restriction, and the eventual rejection of autonomy. These surprising conclusions challenge the increasingly orthodox view that increased autonomy is a desirable end in itself. This is what the authors call the autonomy paradox.

Chinese Media in Africa

Chinese Media in Africa: Perception, Performance, and Paradox is a contribution to the debate on Chinese media expansion into Africa.

Author: Emeka Umejei

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498593968

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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Chinese Media in Africa: Perception, Performance, and Paradox is a contribution to the debate on Chinese media expansion into Africa. Interviews bring to light the paradoxical nature of Chinese media organizations that both preach equality with Africa and simultaneously promote Chinese hegemony in the media.

Paradoxes

We show that even numbers are always half of any set of all whole numbers. THIRTYSEVEN: Paradox of Limits and Asymptotes. The infinitesimal of Leibniz is absurd. The idea that limits get around this is nonsense.

Author: Edward Rochon

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ISBN: 1973500353

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Magnum opus of paradoxes USA & Earth. Recreate 40 paradoxes of Zeno USA style. Include 1st 9 by Zeno. Add the 31 others by author. Posit paradox and then analyze. From number theory, infinity and finite, motion, time, space, ghosts, gossip, continuum, chance, gravity, magnets, riddles, words, life, death, monads, prime numbers, perception, and stuff. We cover it all, all the delusions of paradox.Preface sets scope of work. 40 paradoxes in order in two chapters. Chapter 1 covers Zeno's paradoxes, after laying out 8 prefatory statements and 3 Math assertions: ONE: Paradox of Denseness. TWO: Paradox of Finite Size. THREE: Paradox of Complete Divisibility. FOUR: Paradox of Dichotomy of Motion and Change in Position. FIVE: Achilles and the Tortoise. SIX: Paradox of the Arrow. SEVEN: Paradox of the Stadium. EIGHT: Paradox of Place. NINE: Paradox of the Grain of Millet. Chapter 2 offers 31 other paradoxes. TEN: Paradox of Even/Odd Rational Numbers. Show how rational numbers can be both even and odd. ELEVEN: Paradox of Prime Numbers. Show that all prime factors must come out to an even count. TWELVE: Paradox of Classes. Show that A and B for one thing need not be identical as a class. THIRTEEN: Paradox of Conventions. Show that conventions are sometimes necessary. FOURTEEN: Paradox of Continuums. Continuums are a problem. FIFTEEN: Paradox of Curves. We show that curves are really polygonal progression. SIXTEEN: Paradox of Algebra and Number. We show infinite series are invalid. SEVENTEEN: Paradox of Dot Lines. We speculate all lines may be dotted lines. EIGHTEEN: Paradox of Determinism. We show that Determinism is impossible. NINETEEN: Paradox of Intent and Lies. We show that intention and reality can create paradoxes. TWENTY: Paradox of Universals. We demonstrate that ideas are real. TWENTYONE: Paradox of Ordinals. We explain why ordinals can be infinite while cardinal numbers cannot. TWENTYTWO: Paradox of Blink. We suppose all motion and time come from a blinking universe. TWENTYTHREE: Paradox of Monads. We discuss monads. TWENTYFOUR: Paradox of Linguistic Monads. We discuss why language should be composed of basic terms. TWENTYFIVE: Paradox of Space. We surmise two types of space: infinite space and finite space. TWENTYSIX: Paradox of Causation. We note that particular causation cannot be proven, while the general assertion is an axiom. TWENTYSEVEN: Paradox of Life and Death. Here we show that life is not a part of death. TWENTYEIGHT: Paradox of Chance. We maintain chance is not possible. TWENTYNINE: Paradox of False Attributes. We discuss false attributes and events lead to paradoxes. THIRTY: Paradox of Perception. We discuss confusion about perception. THIRTYONE: Paradox of Opposites. We break opposites into two: positional and antagonistic. THIRTYTWO: Paradox of Time. We discuss time and its nature. THIRTYTHREE: Paradox of Gravitation. We discuss the absurdities of Newton's gravitation at a distance. THIRTYFOUR: Paradox of Dipolar Force. We speak of magnetism in terms of mechanical forces. THIRTYFIVE: Paradox of Reciprocal Progressions. We show that since all fractional proportions of the root of 2 are incremental, all fractional parts are commensurable. THIRTYSIX: Paradox of Even Numbers. We show that even numbers are always half of any set of all whole numbers. THIRTYSEVEN: Paradox of Limits and Asymptotes. The infinitesimal of Leibniz is absurd. The idea that limits get around this is nonsense. THIRTYEIGHT: Paradox of One or Many. Zeno supposed that since parts are unlike the whole, the whole cannot be composed of parts. THIRTYNINE: Paradox of Ghosts. We surmise ghosts have telepathic powers that create eidetic imagery in perceivers. FORTY: Paradox of Gossip. What is the difference between gossip and news? BONUS PARADOX: FORTYONE: Paradox of Einstein's Proof. We note Einstein is full of it.

Handbook of Perception and Action

A musical paradox. Music Perception, 3, 275-280. Deutsch, D. (1987). The tritone paradox: Effects of spectral variables. Perception and Psychophysics, 42, ...

Author: Wolfgang Prinz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080533667

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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This volume combines the classical fields of perception research with the major theoretical attitudes of today's research, distinguishing between experience- versus performance-related approaches, transformational versus interactional approaches, and approaches that rely on the processing versus discovery of information. Perception is separated into two parts. The first part deals with basic processes and mechanisms, and discusses early vision and later, yet still basic, vision. The second covers complex achievements with accounts of perceptual constancies and the perception of patterns, objects, events, and actions. Gives an overview of the current status of research in classical areas and of current approaches to perception Covers research areas and theoretical approaches Combines American and European research Emphasizes complex achievements of perception: auditory patterns, object identification, event perception, and perception of action

Studies in Perception and Action VII

Spectral-motion aftereffects and the tritone paradox among Canadian subjects. Perception and Psychophysics, 60, 209–220. Deutsch, D. (1991).

Author: Sheena Rogers

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135617424

Category: Psychology

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.