Nessuno vorrebbe essere stressato, inefficiente o con i conti in rosso. Ma a volte lo siamo. E anche se nelle nostre scelte ci illudiamo di essere razionali, in realtà siamo più simili ai Peanuts: insicuri come Charlie Brown, umorali come Lucy, egocentrici come Snoopy. Eppure esiste il modo per spingerci nella direzione giusta. Quale? Ce lo spiega Matteo Motterlini in questo libro che, prendendo spunto dai mitici personaggi di Schulz, mostra come creare un ambiente in grado di cambiare in meglio i nostri comportamenti e anche il Paese in cui viviamo: dalla trasparenza delle istituzioni all'accessibilità delle informazioni, fino all'uso dell'enorme quantità di dati a nostra disposizione, Motterlini si muove tra esperimenti sul campo e nuovi modelli di governo applicati in diversi Paesi del mondo, per spiegare come possiamo prendere le decisioni migliori per il nostro portafoglio e il nostro benessere. Perché, soprattutto oggi, "abbiamo bisogno di ricondurre al mondo reale i modelli economici su cui abbiamo costruito un sistema di vita che sta collassando. Solo così potremo trovare nuovi strumenti per risolvere i problemi anziché complicarli".
Idee in cammino
Author: Primavera Fisogni
Publisher: Lampi di stampa
La vita, l'anima, Dio, la relazione con l'ambiente, la violenza e la guerra, l'amore. I grandi temi dell'esistenza entrano in gioco nel dialogo dell'autrice con i maggiori filosofi contemporanei, stranieri e italiani. Kwame A. Appiah, James Hillman, Martha Nussbaum, Rudolph Rummel, Michel Onfray, il Nobel Ilya Prigogine, Gianni Vattimo, Emanuele Severino, Giulio Giorello, Adriana Cavarero e Giovanni Reale sono alcuni dei protagonisti di questa raccolta, che riunisce conversazioni edite dal 1999 al 2017, insieme con alcune meditazioni su quanto fa maggiormente problema ai nostri tempi. Pur ispirate da specifiche circostanze (festival, pubblicazioni di saggi, incontri pubblici, convegni), le interviste proposte continuano a comunicare spunti di riflessione, in un originale percorso di idee.
On Elegance While Sleeping
Author: Emilio Lascano Tegui
Publisher: Columbia University Press
“A hidden genius of Argentine literature.”—Le Monde
A clear and concise history of economic thought, developed from the author's award-winning book, The Wealth of Ideas.
The Sky's the Limit
Author: Wayne W. Dyer
Author: György Kampis, Ladislav Kvasz, Michael Stoeltzner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Imre Lakatos (1922-1974) was one of the protagonists in shaping the "new philosophy of science". More than 25 years after his untimely death, it is time for a critical re-evaluation of his ideas. His main theme of locating rationality within the scientific process appears even more compelling today, after many historical case studies have revealed the cultural and societal elements within scientific practices. Recently there has been, above all, an increasing interest in Lakatos' philosophy of mathematics, which emphasises heuristics and mathematical practice over logical justification. But suitable modifications of his approach are called for in order to make it applicable to modern axiomatised theories. Pioneering historical research in England and Hungary has unearthed hitherto unknown facts about Lakatos' personal life, his wartime activities and his involvement in the political developments of post-war Europe. From a communist activist committed to Györgyi Lukács' thinking, Lakatos developed into a staunch anti-Marxist who found his intellectual background in Popper's critical rationalism. The volume also publishes for the first time a part of his Debrecen Ph.D. thesis and it is concluded by a bibliography of his Hungarian writings.
Let's Dance, Snoopy
Author: Charles M. Schulz
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Collects "Peanuts" strips featuring Snoopy the beagle, covering his time as a World War I flying ace, living as Joe Cool, hanging out with Woodstock, or playing shortstop.
For and Against Method
Author: Imre Lakatos, Paul Feyerabend, Matteo Motterlini
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The text opens with an imaginary dialogue between Lakatos and Feyerabend, which Matteo Motterlini has constructed, based on their published works, to synthesize their positions and arguments. Part one presents the transcripts of the last lectures on method that Lakatos delivered. Part two, Feyerabend's response, consists of a previously published essay on anarchism, which began the attack on Lakatos's position that Feyerabend later continued in "Against Method." The third and longest section consists of the correspondence Lakatos and Feyerabend exchanged on method and many other issues and ideas, as well as the events of their daily lives, between 1968 and Lakatos's death in 1974.
Economics and Culture
Author: David Throsby, C. D. Throsby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Highly acclaimed analysis of the links between the two worlds of economics and culture.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"If you're one of those terribly serious readers, now is a good time to leave." The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines. Social climbers and sex-offenders, rogue traders and two-faced preachers - all are subject to his forensic annihilations and often foul-mouthed verses. Packed with incident and detail, Martial's epigrams bring Rome vividly to life in all its variety; biting satire rubs alongside tender friendship, lust for life beside sorrow for loss. Gossipy, clever, and above all entertaining, they express amusement as much as indignation at the vices they expose. This selection brings Martial to a twenty-first century readership in a prose translation that pulls no punches and presents him in all his moods. It establishes his originality as a literary author, and the significance of his achievement as the poet who conquered epigram for Rome. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Development of the Nervous System presents a broad and basic treatment of the established and evolving principles of neural development as exemplified by key experiments and observations from past and recent times. The text is organized ontogenically. It begins with the emergence of the neural primordium and takes a chapter-by-chapter approach in succeeding events in neural development: patterning and growth of the nervous system, neuronal determination, axonal navigation and targeting, neuron survival and death, synapse formation and developmental plasticity. Finally, in the last chapter, with the construction phase nearing completion, we examine the emergence of behavior. This new edition reflects the complete modernization of the field that has been achieved through the intensive application of molecular, genetic, and cell biological approaches. It is richly illustrated with color photographs and original drawings. Combined with the clear and concise writing, the illustrations make this a book that is well suited to students approaching this intriguing field for the first time. Features Thorough survey of the field of neural development Concise but complete, suitable for a one semester course on upper level undergraduate or graduate level Focus on fundamental principles of organogenesis in the nervous system Integrates information from a variety of model systems, relating them to human nervous system development, including disorders of development Systematically develops knowledge from the description of key experiments and results Organized ontologically Carefully edited to be presented in one voice New edition thoroughly updated and revised to include major new findings All figures in full color, updated and revised Specific attention on revising the chapter on cognitive and behavioral development to provide a foundation and outlook towards those very fast moving areas Instructor website with figure bank and test questions Benefits The only thorough textbook of Developmental Neuroscience on the market Carefully structured and edited to map onto the syllabus of most developmental neuroscience courses Priced to be affordable for undergraduates even in addition to broader textbooks Carefully constructed instructor's website Specifically designed to make teaching of complicated subjects easy and fun for instructors and students alike
Using the poignant insights of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, a best-selling author outlines a practical program for coping with life's problems by overcoming low self-esteem, building confidence, and getting rid of guilt. Reprint.
During his fifty-year career, ninety-nine percent of Charles Schulz's creative energies went into the dailyPeanuts comic strip. But once in a while he would create a special something else on the side, and this adorable little package collects two of his best "extras" from the 1960s: two Christmas-themed stories written and drawn for national magazines. Created in 1963 (two years before the Charlie Brown Christmas TV special) as a supplement for Good Housekeeping magazine, "Charlie Brown's Christmas Stocking" comprises 15 original captioned vignettes featuring the entire Peanuts cast of the time ― Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Frieda, Violet, Shermy, and Sally ― each with a joke or reflection about the season. "The Christmas Story" is an original tale created for Woman's Day in 1968, this one focusing just on Snoopy and the Van Pelt siblings, with Lucy and Linus each explaining the meaning of the holiday to Snoopy. "I'm going to have to be careful," Snoopy reflects at the end of the story, resting on his doghouse next to his bone-decorated tree; "all this theology could ruin my Christmas." The book also includes notes on the provenance of the stories and a pocket-sized biography of Schulz.
Pavarotti Up Close
Author: Leone Magiera
Publisher: Ricordi - Bmg Ricordi
This extraordinary biography, a unique account of Luciano Pavarotti's life viewed from a uniquely privileged standpoint, is the result of a close artistic and human bond between Leone Magiera and the great tenor. Written by a musician who shared every important moment of Pavarotti's life, it is an original and intimate portrait of Big Luciano from the early years to the planetary triumphs, ranging from surprising behind-the-scenes insight to private reflections of his last years. For the first time, these page reveal the secrets behind a voice that is already a legend.