The Science of Power Book

The Science of Power

  • Author : Benjamin Kidd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1918
  • Genre: Civilization
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : PRNC:32101068782554

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Machiavelli  Leonardo  and the Science of Power Book

Machiavelli Leonardo and the Science of Power

  • Author : Roger D. Masters
  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
  • Release Date : 1996-07-09
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9780268160111

Machiavelli Leonardo and the Science of Power Excerpt :

In recent years, Niccolò Machiavelli's works have been viewed primarily with historical interest as analysis of the tactics used by immoral political officials. Roger D. Masters, a leading expert in the relationship between modern natural sciences and politics, argues boldly in this book that Machiavelli should be reconsidered as a major philosopher whose thought makes the wisdom of antiquity accessible to the modern (and post-modern) condition, and whose understanding of human nature is superior to that of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, or Mill. Central to Masters's claim is his discovery, based on previously untranslated documents, that Machiavelli knew and worked with Leonardo da Vinci between 1502-1507. An interdisciplinary tour de force, Machiavelli, Leonardo, and the Science of Power will challenge, perplex, and ultimately delight readers with its evocative story of the relationship between Machiavelli and da Vinci, their crucial roles in the emergence of modernity, and the vast implications this holds for contemporary life and society.

Knowledge and Power Book

Knowledge and Power

  • Author : Joseph Rouse
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 0801497132

Knowledge and Power Excerpt :

This lucidly written book examines the social and political significance of the natural sciences through a detailed and original account of science as an interpretive social practice.

Knowledge is Power  Icon Science  Book
Score: 3
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Knowledge is Power Icon Science

  • Author : John Henry
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785782510

Knowledge is Power Icon Science Excerpt :

Francis Bacon - a leading figure in the history of science - never made a major discovery, provided a lasting explanation of any physical phenomena or revealed any hidden laws of nature. How then can he rank as he does alongside Newton? Bacon was the first major thinker to describe how science should be done, and to explain why. Scientific knowledge should not be gathered for its own sake but for practical benefit to mankind. And Bacon promoted experimentation, coming to outline and define the rigorous procedures of the 'scientific method' that today from the very bedrock of modern scientific progress. John Henry gives a dramatic account of the background to Bacon's innovations and the sometimes unconventional sources for his ideas. Why was he was so concerned to revolutionize the attitude to scientific knowledge - and why do his ideas for reform still resonate today?

Science As Power Book

Science As Power

  • Author : Stanley Aronowitz
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2023-01-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452900100

Science As Power Excerpt :

Science has established itself as not merely the dominant but the only legitimate form of human knowledge. By tying its truth claims to methodology, science has claimed independence from the influence of social and historical conditions. Here, Aronowitz asserts that the norms of science are by no means self-evident and that science is best seen as a socially constructed discourse that legitimates its power by presenting itself as truth.

Imagination Book


  • Author : Jim Davies
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643132884

Imagination Excerpt :

We don’t think of imagination the way that we should. The word is often only associated with children, artists and daydreamers, but in reality, imagination is an integral part of almost every action and decision that we make. Simply put, imagination is a person’s ability to create scenarios in his or her head: this can include everything from planning a grocery list, to honing a golf swing, to having religious hallucinations. And while imagination has positive connotations, it can also lead to decreased productivity and cooperation, or worse, the continuous reliving of past trauma.The human brain is remarkable in its ability to imagine—it can imagine complex possible futures, fantasy worlds, or tasty meals. We can use our imaginations to make us relaxed or anxious. We can imagine what the world might be, and construct elaborate plans. People have been fascinated with the machination of the human brain and its ability to imagine for centuries. There are books on creativity, dreams, memory, and the mind in general, but how exactly do we create those scenes in our head? With chapters ranging from hallucination and imaginary friends to how imagination can make you happier and more productive, Jim Davies' Imagination will help us explore the full potential of our own mind.

Knowledge and Power Book

Knowledge and Power

  • Author : William Burns
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-07-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351787581

Knowledge and Power Excerpt :

Knowledge and Power presents and explores science not as something specifically for scientists, but as an integral part of human civilization, and traces the development of science through different historical settings from the Middle Ages through to the Cold War. Five case studies are examined within this book: the creation of modern science by Muslims, Christians and Jews in the medieval Mediterranean; the global science of the Jesuit order in the early modern world; the relationship between "modernization" and "westernization" in Russia and Japan from the late seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century; the role of science in the European colonization of Africa; and the rivalry in "big science" between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Each chapter includes original documents to further the reader’s understanding, and this second edition has been enhanced with a selection of new images and a new chapter on Big Science and the Superpowers during the Cold War. Since the Middle Ages, people have been working in many civilizations and cultures to advance knowledge of, and power over, the natural world. Through a combination of narrative and primary sources, Knowledge and Power provides students with an understanding of how different cultures throughout time and across the globe approached science. It is ideal for students of world history and the history of science.

Popular Science Complete Book of Power Tools Book

Popular Science Complete Book of Power Tools

  • Author : R. J. De Cristoforo
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release Date : 1998-01-05
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 655
  • ISBN 10 : 1579120261

Popular Science Complete Book of Power Tools Excerpt :

This single-volume comprehensive encyclopedia includes easy-to-understand explanations of hundreds of woodworking techniques, descriptions of various power tools and their accessories, and tool usage and safety.

Dressology  The Science of Power Dressing Book

Dressology The Science of Power Dressing

  • Author : Nandita Pandey
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2018-01-11
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509897360

Dressology The Science of Power Dressing Excerpt :

The corporate world is competitive and challenging, where a crucial survival skill is dressing according to the job profile and that organization’s culture. Nandita Pandey’s Dressology: The Science of Power Dressing talks directly to the working Indian man and woman with references that are local and relatable. Full of tips and tricks that can be easily incorporated into one’s daily life, this easy-to-read guide focuses on simple steps that can help present oneself appropriately, confidently and successfully in a corporate setting. Featuring interviews of top industry executives in India, this book reveals the secrets to making a great first impression.

The Science of Power Book

The Science of Power

  • Author : Benjamin Kidd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-12-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 1614277486

The Science of Power Excerpt :

2014 Reprint of Original 1918 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. According to Kidd, emotion rather than reason is held to be the source of power in life, not knowledge of intellect. The author's distrust of reason as a source of power, no doubt a casualty of World War I, and his doubts regarding the efficacy of knowledge are expressed throughout this work. The intellectual factor is held to be of slight, incidental value in the civilizing process. Kidd's interpretation of the failure of Western civilization is done convincingly and his constructive suggestions for the basis of a new social order are also interesting and thought provoking. The work contains elements of stimulus and challenge throughout.

Political Power Book

Political Power

  • Author : Mark Haugaard
  • Publisher : Verlag Barbara Budrich
  • Release Date : 2012-06-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9783866495166

Political Power Excerpt :

Although the concept of power is central to the study of politics, there is no agreement as to what exactly power is. Power is often viewed negatively, as domination, though it is also the case that power is created by people acting in concert, in which case it can have positive effects. Making sense of this puzzle is one of the aims of this book, which provides the reader with a clear and coherent way of understanding the various forms and manifestations of power, and it does so by bringing together the most important and influential perspectives on power within the political and social sciences. From the Contents: Mark Haugaard and Kevin Ryan: Power in Social and Political Theory John Gledhill: Power in Political Anthropology Stewart Clegg: Foundations of Organizational Power Jill Vickers: Gendering Power: Feminist Approaches John A. Hall and Siniša Maleševic: The Political Sociology of Power Philip G. Cerny: Power and International Relations

Thank You Power Book
Score: 5
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Thank You Power

  • Author : Deborah Norville
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2008-10-07
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418533625

Thank You Power Excerpt :

Deborah Norville's groundbreaking and persuasive book argues that gratitude is the secret key to unlocking one's full life potential. Thank You. Can such small words hold life-changing power? Yes! Rooted in science, presented from a spiritual perspective, Thank You Power details the surprising life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude. In this eye-opening book, Deborah Norville brings together for the first time the behavioral and psychological research that prove what people of faith have long known: giving thanks brings life blessings. Beginning with two small words, thank you, Norville shows how anyone can be happier and more resilient, have better relationships, improved health, and less stress. After two years of scientific research, Norville brings it all together with powerful personal stories of thank you power in action and gives specific steps for readers to cultivate thank you power and put it to work in their own lives.

Science Speaks to Power Book

Science Speaks to Power

  • Author : David Collingridge
  • Publisher : Burns & Oates
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Governments - Social policies - Formulation - Role of scientists
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015012271998

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The Power of Habit Book
Score: 4
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The Power of Habit

  • Author : Charles Duhigg
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679603856

The Power of Habit Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • Financial Times In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives. With a new Afterword by the author “Sharp, provocative, and useful.”—Jim Collins “Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”—Financial Times “A flat-out great read.”—David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity “You’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.”—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind “Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”—The New York Times Book Review