Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
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Politics in 60 seconds. Lowering the voting age
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2.9 How successful is Grice's theory of the meaning of utterances?

I turn now to difficulties for Grice's account of the meaning of utterances, beginning with a concern over his methodology. By focusing on examples, real or imagined, Grice attempts to draw out our intuitions and so lead us, as he has been led, to Grice 3. But perhaps our intuitions are wildly inaccurate, or wildly irrelevant. We need to check that Grice's notion of meaning, mined out of his and our intuitions, delivers what we were after when we turned to him for a theory of the meaning of u
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Emerging Market Leaders Should Give Up Some Power
Attracting and retaining talent is one of the top priorities for emerging market executives. To succeed, yield some intellectual leadership to the front lines.
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Theories and concepts
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Brain scans of American footballers reveal the darker side of contact sports and a new study on social media uncovers why we take selfies
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5.1 Monogamy and polygamy

You've seen plenty of evidence that reproduction in rodents - more precisely what I've called their reproductive strategies - are versatile and varied. You'll appreciate that 'versatile and varied' describes the range of sexual habits seen in the rodents as a group, not the behaviour within a single species. As DA says, some are monogamous, which means that individuals mate exclusively with one partner, over at least a single breeding cycle or season. The marmots are an example of a group tha
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2 Why do earthquakes occur?

What causes the apparently solid and rigid Earth to move and so produce an earthquake? Earthquakes mainly occur when the different blocks or plates that make up the Earth's surface move relative to each other (Figure 2a), causing distortion in the rock (Author(s): The Open University

The Labour leadership contest
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2.2 Older lives and the shadows of the workhouse: mediating ‘welfare’ through the thre

For much of the nineteenth century, the experience of public welfare by older working-class people was mediated through the local administrations of the 1834 New Poor Law Act (a separate Act was introduced in Scotland in 1845) and the deterrent of the workhouse that provided its spine. The Act enshrined a particular set of social relations underpinned by the dominant liberal political ideology of laissez-faire. Predicated on a philosophy of non-state intervention, this ideology advocat
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1.2 Preparing for the video clips

Read the extract ‘I live by faith: the religions described’ by clicking the link below.

A3: this extract is from Worlds of Faith, pp.24–48, by John Bowker, 1983, with the permission of BBC Worldwide Limited.Reading A3: John Bowker,I live by faith: the religions described


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Souvenirs et avenir de l'Assurance Maladie

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La conférence a été donnée à l'Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 dans le cadre du cycle de conférences "L'invité du Mercredi" / Saison 2009-2010
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Does the UK's current immigration policy cause us problems or does it provide us with opportunities for economic growth? Are we experiencing a new immigration phenomenon or is the flow of people from country to country something that has always been with us? Professor Zig Layton-Henry, Politics and International Studies, is an expert in the patterns and policy of migration. Length: 22 minutes
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