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Links and Factoids

By: Sam Vaknin

...sts, it is not futile to continue to look for Atlantis. http://dmoz.org/Science/Social_Sciences/Archaeology/Alternative/Lo st_Civilizations/Atlan... ...tp://wekker.seagull.net/bolivar/biograf_menu.html Bra Mary Phelps Jacob - a rich socialite - received the first patent for a bra in 1914. Her cor... ...99 and 1906 Gorky lived in St. Petersburg and participated in the activities of the Social Democratic Party. When it split in 1903, he, indeed, supp... ...he opposed the 1917 October Revolution (the Bolshevik coup against the post-Tsarist Social Democratic government). So damaging was his criticism of ... ...n raised by gay or lesbian parents exhibit the same level of emotional, cognitive, social and sexual functioning as children raised by heterosexual... ... numerous courses in Finance Theory and International Trading. Certified E-Commerce Concepts Analyst by Brainbench. Certified in Psychological Couns...

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A Guide To the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

... to examine our feelings, even in the field of psychology, psychiatry and other social disciplines. Behavioral factors remain hidden from our unders... ...ithin our mistaken perception, for we are all in fact one. What are some of the concepts I will find in The Zohar? And who wrote The Zohar? The boo... ... things in plain view, as is the case here. Kabbalah utilizes many mathematical concepts such as matrices, geometry, numbers, graphs, characters and... ...o-called animal desires. Later these are followed by desires for wealth, honor, social position and so on. On a higher level are the desires for kno...

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The Ulysseans

By: Antonio Mercurio

...le interpretation, it is a journey. If you want to grasp all the wealth of concepts it contains I suggest that besides reading it individually you di... ...y produce every type of handicraft and they create every type of familial, social and cultural works, especially those we call works of art, that a... ... written out, but first I would like to talk “off the cuff” about the main concepts I would like to share with you, and then I will read my paper. ... ...guments, not to destroy what we affirmed before but to make a synthesis of concepts and realities that are opposite to each other. This will also s... ...firms that the line is an absolute. Now, so we can assimilate well these concepts, let’s say that the principle of a single cause is equal to a st... ... this does not happen the artist cannot exist, either on a public level or socially or historically. The artist can exist on his or her own, but no ... ...secute them. This is true of all human relationships, be they personal or social. How can we break this spiral of perfectionism and hatred? I kn... ...ics have one and the same soul: in every sphere of life, be it personal or social, we want to blend together TRUTH and BEAUTY, like artists know how... ...d of daily life, in the field of human relations, be they interpersonal or social. I hope that every Existential Anthropologist can say, at the e...

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The Suffering of Being Kafka

By: Sam Vaknin

...me to his bookstore to inspect a new shipment. I used to spend all weekends there, reading, socialising, and devouring unwholesome food in the adjac... ...er public places. I cherish the risk of being found excreting in these urns – the potential social condemnation, the forced commitment to a madhouse... ...ted to immutable classification. This forced admission would undermine the pillars of their social order. It's better to pretend that they do believ... ...d, thrifty person to have chosen such accommodation. It sort of placed us both, despite his social inferiority, on equal footing. He solemnly infor... ...uate of numerous courses in Finance Theory and International Trading. Certified E-Commerce Concepts Analyst by Brainbench. Certified in Psychologic... ...ia and the Czech Republic. Collaborated with the Agency of Transformation of Business with Social Capital. Economic commentator in "Nova Makedonija...

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Secret of the Sands

By: Aren, Rai and E., Tavius

...been tolerated by him and given a voice in most matters due to the family’s long-standing social position. Now that Mesah’s son Traeus had become Ki... ...few symbols on their ‘crib notes’, they just hoped to be able to glean some of the larger concepts. Alex flipped through some of the pages in the la... ...ded to let every- one discuss the status of the various excavations and findings in a more social set- ting near the end of the dig season as well as ... ...mpathetically at the fallen faces of Jack and Bob. He knew how uncomfortable they were at social gatherings. Mitch and Alex walked over to join Prof... ... to meet you in person.” “Unfortunately, my duties often interfere with the more pleasant social activi- ties. My aides often benefit from the many o...

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Basic Concepts in Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

... Rav Michael Laitman, PhD Basic Concepts in Kabbalah LAITMAN KABBALAH PUBLISHERS Rav Michael Laitm... ...ts in Kabbalah LAITMAN KABBALAH PUBLISHERS Rav Michael Laitman, PhD Basic Concepts in Kabbalah Translation: David Brushin Proofreading: Josia ... ...www.kabbalah.info Laitman Kabbalah Publishers E-mail: info@kabbalah.info BASIC CONCEPTS IN KABBALAH Copyright © 2006 by MICHAEL LAITMAN All rights re... ...ace, no boundary, no name. The ARI, a great 16 th century Kabbalist Basic Concepts in Kabbalah TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Introduction .......... ...he boundaries of “absolute egoism.” According to Kabbalah, the laws regulating social relationships are more important than the laws regulating the r... ...ith the Creator. This is so because when we follow these laws under changing social circumstances, we are able to correct ourselves effec- tively an... ...em is the cause of all our sufferings. It is common knowledge that humans are social beings. We cannot survive without the assistance of others in t... ...suffering, in this life- time or in a subsequent life, influenced by physical, social, and eco- nomic factors, every one of us and all of humanity wil... ... receive from Him. Yet, since thoughts depend on the influence of society and social environments, every- thing that society praises also becomes ele...

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Collected Papers, Vol. 2

By: Florentin Smarandache

...Abstract. The goal of this paper is to experiment new math concepts and theories, especially if they run counter to the classical ones. To prove that contradiction is not a catastrophe, and to learn to handle it in an (un)usual way. To transform the apparently unscientific ideas in...

...matics, NonMathematics, or even Anti-Mathematics: not in a nihilistic way, but in positive one. The truly innovative researchers will banish the old concepts in oder of check, by heuristic processes, some new ones: their opposites. Don't simply follow the crowd, and don't accept to be manipulated by any (political, economical, social, even scientific, or artistic, cultur...

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The Labor Divide

By: Sam Vaknin

...nemployment A First Draft Report Presented to the Minister of Labour and Social Policy By: Dr. Sam Vaknin Formerly Economic Advisor to the Gover... ...efits not limited in their duration. In most of these, countries, though, social welfare payments replace unemployment benefits following the prescr... ...s new employment – or if he or she is a recipient of welfare payments and social benefits through the Employment Bureau. This is much like the very ... ...ess in the proposal to use disguised unemployment for the construction of social overhead capital projects arises from inadequate consideration of t... ...ureau, the Health Fund, the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund and the Social Security Office. To cross and compare information from all these bu... ... pressures begin to exert themselves. This is closely linked to the other concepts, those of "structural", "frictional" and "conjectural or cyclical... ...courses in Finance Theory and International Trading. Certified E-Commerce Concepts Analyst by Brainbench. Certified in Psychological Counselling Tec...

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The Marketing of Ideas and Social Issues

By: Seymour Fine

... 2 The Marketing of Ideas and Social Issues Seymour H. Fine With Foreword by Philip K... ... by Praeger Publishers. 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS THE MARKETING OF IDEAS AND SOCIAL ISSUES 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 FOREWORD 6 PREFACE 7 GLOSS... ...TS 3 FOREWORD 6 PREFACE 7 GLOSSARY 9 INTRODUCTION 10 1 THE NATURE OF IDEAS AND SOCIAL ISSUES 12 ORIGINATION, MATURATION AND ADOPTION OF IDEAS: A... ... ORIGINATION, MATURATION AND ADOPTION OF IDEAS: A MICROPROCESS 12 FROM PROBLEMS TO SOCIAL ISSUES TO SOCIAL CHANGE: A MACROPROCESS 14 Social Issues a... ...OCIAL ISSUES TO SOCIAL CHANGE: A MACROPROCESS 14 Social Issues and Causes 14 SOME CONCEPTS AND THEIR ATTRIBUTES 15 INCREASE IN CONCERN WITH IDEAS 1... ...ctedness 17 Voluntary Simplicity 18 SUMMARY 18 2 A MARKETING APPROACH TO IDEAS: SOCIAL MARKETING 19 MARKETING. 19 The Marketing Concept 20 The ... ...nel Leadership and Control. 76 Competition and Conflict. 76 CHANNEL STRUCTURE FOR CONCEPTS 77 An action network. 77 INTERMEDIARY DISSEMINATORS OF ... ...and issues can be more effectively disseminated through the use of modern marketing concepts and tools. Marketing ideas goes far beyond their promo... ...d their perceptions, attitudes and needs; develop and test effective communication concepts; and use the most cost-effective distribution channels. ...

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Information Technology Tales

By: Brad Bradford

...it dazzled his readers. Besides flourishing in the arts, society, and social life, China also boasted:  Paper currency.  An efficient posta... ...t were confined almost entirely to the clergy and spawned no wide ranging social movements, such as the one developed in the later Italian Renaissan... ...ergy tended to downgrade prayers and monkish ideals while it enhanced the concepts of more worldly hard work and utilitarian values. Theologians... ...de of industrial capitalism. the ―divine art‖ helped them escape the low social status traditionally assigned to the mercenary trade. Fonts more e... ...ortedly ready to resign in 1906 because he violated Victorian standards of social conduct. They accused him of ―publicly hugging, squeezing, and kiss... ... Wide Web, laptop computers, mobile phones, tablet computers, and digital social networking. Soon, individuals could transmit not just text and so...

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Apec's Achievements in Trade Facilitation 2007-2010-Final Assessment of Tfapii

By: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Policy Support Unit

... all contributors, including ITS Global, GED Advisory, Institute for Economic and Social Research, and Alicia Say et al. We are also grateful for th... ...to utilize information and communications technology to drive economic growth and social development. The principles for the work of the ECSG are se... ... economy constituents can reference regarding current trade practices on general concepts as well as export-related forms and financing assistance....

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Contributing to Efforts for Greater Financial Markets Stability in Apec Economies

By: Apec Finance Minister Process

...mic stimulus programs tailored toward job creation; gave tax incentives; reformed the Social Security Act to increase the amount of retirement savin... ... retirement savings that could be withdrawn by the unemployed; and provided temporary social security coverage for those suffering from job loss. ... ...; • Discretionary Spending: Discretionary spending will decline as a share of GDP; • Social Security: Social Security lacks sufficient dedicated rev... ...he principal causes of rising government deficit: mandatory spending programs such as social security, Medicare, and Medicaid (reforms needed which ... ...ntific, and technical services Construction Manufacturing Retail trade Health care and social assistance Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 201... ...aditional securities (shares, debentures), options (Fox and Willis, 2002). Two key concepts of this Act are (Fox and Willis, 2002): 1. There is a...

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Elementary Fuzzy Matrix Theory and Fuzzy Models for Social Scientists

By: Florentin Smarandache

...This book aims to assist social scientists to analyze their problems using fuzzy models. The basic and essential fuzzy matrix theory is given. The book does not promise to give the complete properties of basic fuzzy theory or basic fuzzy matrices. In...

...Preface 4 Dedication 6 Chapter One BASIC MATRIX THEORY AND FUZZY MATRIX THEORY 7 1.1 Basic Matrix Theory 7 1.2 Basic Concepts on Fuzzy Matrices 33 1.3 Basic Concepts on Graphs 47 Chapter Two DESCRIPTION OF SIMPLE FUZZY MODELS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS TO REAL WORLD PROBLEMS 71 2.1 Description of Simple Fuzzy Matrix Model 72 2.2 Definitio...

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Analysis of Social Aspects of Migrant Labourers Living with Hiv/Aids Using Fuzzy Theory and Neutrosophic Cognitive Maps

By: W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy and Florentin Smarandache

...W. B. VASANTHA KANDASAMY FLORENTIN SMARANDACHE ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL ASPECTS OF MIGRANT LABOURERS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS USING FUZZY THE... ... To Rural Tamilnadu In India XIQUAN Phoenix 2004 ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL ASPECTS OF MIGRANT LABOURERS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS USING FUZZY THEO... ... Factors For Migration and Vulnerability To HIV/AIDS 3.1 Some basic concepts of BAM 98 3.2 Use of BAM model to study the cause of vulnerab... ...ese 60 HIV/AIDS infected migrant labourers so that people from different social and cultural backgrounds follow our analysis. The last chapter give... ...ricts like Namakkal. Thus we are justified in studying the psychological, social and economic status of these HIV/AIDS infected migrant labourers a... ...we derived from the interviews when we looked into gender- stereotypes and socialization patterns. Such conventional beliefs about male (hetero)sexu... ...heterosexual men and has sought to downplay and distinguish/segregate the concepts of masculinity and risk- taking (that includes multiple sex partne... ...ulation, Crime, Economic condition, Poverty and Unemployment as nodes or concepts. Here the simple trivalent directed graph is given by the foll... ...ing fuzzy knowledge. DEFINITION 2.2.1: An FCM is a directed graph with concepts like policies, events etc. as nodes and causalities as edges. It ...

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Trade Facilitation through Customs Procedures: Assessment of Apec's Progress

By: Its Global

... that economy constituents can reference regarding current trade practices on general concepts as well as export-related forms and financing assis...

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Air Force Research Institute Papers 2012-1 : Air Force Leadership Study; The Need for Deliberate Development

By: Dr. Karen Currie, Dr. Adam Lowther, Lt Col Brian Landry, Scott Johnson, John Conway

1 Introduction 1 2 Leadership Concepts 11 3 The Deliberate Development of Air Force Officers 21 4 Recommendations 35 5 Conclusions 45

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The Ideal Within : A Discourse and Hegemony Theoretical Analysis of the International Anticorruption Discourse

By: Anja Carolin Gebel, Dr.

..."Overall, IAC discourse delegitimizes any social constellation and political project that involves a conception of human beings which differs from ‘rational and self-interested’. [...] These negations of different social structures and political projects are related ...

...Abbreviations Figures Acknowledgements Quotes Introduction 1 Corruption as a social construction – implications for an analysis of international anticorruption efforts The fight against corruption – an intrinsically good project? Positivist research on corruption – corruption as a fact ...

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Smarandache Rings

By: W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy

...I feel that such a venture, which has consolidated several ring theoretic concepts, has made the current book a unique one from the angle of researc... ...ook is by creating the Smarandache analogue of the various ring theoretic concepts we have succeeded in defining around 243 Smarandache concepts. ... ...ally makes the study easier and also gives way to greater number of newer concepts. Also localization of properties automatically comes when Smarand... ...gramam Alamelu Ammal, whose only son, an activist-writer and crusader for social justice, is my dear husband. She was the daughter of Sakkarai Pulav... ...e study of this book. In section one we introduce certain group theory concepts to make the reader understand the notions of Smarandache semigrou... ... in building rings viz. semigroup rings. Section three aims to give basic concepts in lattices. The final section on Smarandache semigroups gives th...

... basic properties or classical results that the standard textbooks contain. I feel that such a venture, which has consolidated several ring theoretic concepts, has made the current book a unique one from the angle of research. One of the major highlights of this book is by creating the Smarandache analogue of the various ring theoretic concepts we have succeeded in definin...

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Applications of Bimatrices to Some Fuzzy and Neutrosophic Models

By: Florentin Smarandache

...rica 3 CONTENTS Preface 5 Chapter One BASIC CONCEPTS ON BIMATRICES 1.1 Definition and Basic Operation on Bimatr... ... bigraphs, trigraphs and n-graphs and describe some of its properties. These concepts are also extended neutrosophically in this book. Using th... ...his book is organized into four chapters. The first chapter recalls the basic concepts of bimatrices and neutrosophic bimatrices. Second chapter int... ...LORENTIN SMARANDACHE K.ILANTHENRAL 7 Chapter One BASIC CONCEPTS ON BIMATRICES In this chapter we just briefly recall ... ...cated parents C 3 – School dropouts / never attended any school C 4 – Social status of child labourer C 5 – Poverty / source of livelihood... ...le the analyzer to understand derive conclusion and make further study of the social problem at every stage. Using the trimatrix or the FCTM model... ...ject the practice of female infanticide will continue in India. In India, social factors play a major role in female infanticide. Even when the ... ...ngle reason it is highly dependent on the feeling of individuals ranging from social stigma, monetary waste, social status etc. Suppose we take ... ...nsupervised data relating to the study of female infanticide. We take the social status of the people as the domain space D D 1 – Very ri...

...ly invented mathematical tools like bimatrices, trimatrices, n-matrices, bigraphs, trigraphs and n-graphs and describe some of its properties. These concepts are also extended neutrosophically in this book....

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Utility, Rationality and Beyond – from Behavioral Finance to Informational Finance

By: Sukanto Bhattacharya

... 5 I. Summary This work covers a substantial mosaic of related concepts in utility theory as applied to financial decision-making. It rev... ...th in the presence as well as absence of downside risk and postulates the concepts of resolvable and irresolvable risk. A formal theorem of consiste... ...ences do show that thermodynamic entropy and economic utility are related concepts sharing the same formal framework. Utility is said to arise from ... ...f utility derivable from a basket of commodities. We have illustrated the concepts with an applied finance perspective whereby we have used this met... ...ing the product a quasi - capital guarantee status. We have also borrowed concepts from mathematical information theory and coding to draw analogica... ...ations on the Likelihood of Discredited Outcomes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 33, 1997: 561-578. De Gooijer, J. G. and K. Kumar. Som... ...ance: Dissonance as psychological discomfort. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 67, 1994: 382-394. Fabozzi, F. J. Handbook of Financi... ...h. Cognitive consequences of forced compliance. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 58, 1959: 203-210. Fishbain, M. A Theory of Reasoned A... ...The singular role of behavioral consequences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 56, 1989: 899-906. 132 Sedgewick, R. Algorithms in ...

...This work covers a substantial mosaic of related concepts in utility theory as applied to financial decision-making. It reviews some of the classical notions of Benthamite utility and the normative utility paradigm offered by the von Neumann-Morgenstern expected utility the...

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