Ladders of Beauty

Hierarchical Pedagogy from Plato to Dante

Author: Wayne Hugo

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039111749

Category: Education

Page: 251

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Pedagogy and hierarchy are intimately connected. This book traces historical versions of the relationship between hierarchy and education through four key figures: Plato, Augustine, Abelard and Dante. Each provided canonical contributions to how hierarchies both work and fail in education: Plato through the ladder of beauty and the cave metaphor; Augustine through his "Confessions"; Abelard through his relationship with Heloise; and Dante through the "Divine Comedy. "All four worked within the tradition of a Great Chain of Being. Its basic premise was that there were qualitatively different orders of experience that needed to be described with the intent of pedagogically revealing to the reader how to travel through the varying stages. As such this tradition exists as one of the great repositories of hierarchical pedagogic practice in the West. This book is an introduction to the history of hierarchical teaching practice by describing various journeys of learning and discussing the techniques and paths used in the process.
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An Object of Beauty

A Novel

Author: Steve Martin

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446573663

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9122

Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights--and, at times, the dark lows--of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.
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John Climacus (CWS)

Author: Saint John (Climacus)

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809123308

Category: Religion

Page: 301

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John Climacus (c. 579-649) was abbot of the monastery of Catherine on Mount Sinai. His Ladder was the most widely used handbook of the ascetical life in the ancient Greek Church.
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Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing

Author: Hélène Cixous,Sarah Cornell,Susan Sellers

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231076593

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 162

View: 8157

Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing is a poetic, insightful, and ultimately moving exploration of 'the strange science of writing.' In a magnetic, irresistible narrative, Cixous reflects on the writing process and explores three distinct areas essential for 'great' writing: The School of the Dead--the notion that something or someone must die in order for good writing to be born; The School of Dreams--the crucial role dreams play in literary inspiration and output; and The School of Roots--the importance of depth in the 'nether realms' in all aspects of writing. Cixous's love of language and passion for the written word is evident on every page. Her emotive style draws heavily on the writers she most admires: the Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector, the Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva, the Austrian novelists Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard, Dostoyevsky and, most of all, Kafka. -- Jacques Derrida
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Ladder of Angels

Author: Brian Thompson

Publisher: Do Not Press

ISBN: 9781871033489

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

View: 9085

British PI Patrick Ganley is hired to find the missing daughter of a businessman and the probe leads him to an affair with the client's wife. A tale of sodomy, sex-for-hire and murder.
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A Theological Engagement with Gregory of Nyssa

Author: Natalie Carnes

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625645848

Category: Religion

Page: 282

View: 2234

Beauty engages fourth-century bishop Gregory of Nyssa to address beauty's place in theology and the broader world. With the recent resurgence of attention to beauty among theologians, questions still remain about what exactly beauty is, how it is perceived, and whether we should celebrate its return. If beauty fell out of favor because it was seen to distract from the weightier concerns of poverty and suffering--because it can even be a tool of oppression--why should we laud it now? Gregory's writings offer surprisingly rich and relevant reflections that can move contemporary conversations beyond current impasses and critiques of beauty. Drawing Gregory into conversation with such disparate voices as novelist J. M. Coetzee and art theorist Kaja Silverman, Beauty displays the importance of beauty to theology and theology to beauty in a discussion that bridges ancient and modern, practical and theoretical, secular and religious.
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Ladder to the Moon

Author: Maya Soetoro-Ng

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076366667X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Features an audio read-along performed by the author, Maya Soetoro-Ng. From Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Obama, comes a lyrical story relaying the loving wisdom of their late mother to a young granddaughter she never met. Little Suhaila wishes she could have known her grandma, who would wrap her arms around the whole world if she could, Mama says. And one night, Suhaila gets her wish when a golden ladder appears at her window, and Grandma Annie invites the girl to come along with her on a magical journey. In a rich and deeply personal narrative, Maya Soetoro-Ng draws inspiration from her mother’s love for family, her empathy for others, and her ethic of service to imagine this remarkable meeting. Evoking fantasy and folklore, the story touches on events that have affected people across the world in our time and reaffirms our common humanity. Yuyi Morales’s breathtaking artwork illuminates the dreamlike tale, reminding us that loved ones lost are always with us, and that sometimes we need only look at the moon and remember.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder

Creating Value by Investing in Your Workforce

Author: Jody Heymann

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 142215842X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2131

Most managers assume that surviving, especially in recessions, requires slashing wages, benefits, and other workforce expenses. And lowest-skilled workers are often viewed as the most expendable. In Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder, Jody Heymann overturns these assumptions. Drawing from thousands of interviews with employees from front line to C-suite at companies around the world, Heymann shows how enterprises have profited more by improving working conditions. She also demonstrates that lower-skilled employees - in call centers, repair services, product assembly - aren't expendable. They can determine 90 percent of companies' profitability. High performers positively shape customers' perceptions of businesses, driving satisfaction and loyalty. To attract, train, and retain top-caliber people in these roles, you must enhance working conditions, creating a system in which your company and its employees profit together. Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder shows what works - from stock options for bakers to flexibility for factory workers to career tracks in call centers. Featuring cases from companies around the globe - including a leading concrete manufacturer in India, a top European pharmaceutical firm operating in China, and successful U.S. manufacturers - this book shows how real organizations are excelling financially by strengthening frontline employees' working conditions.
Posted in Business & Economics

Climbing the Ladder of Business Intelligence

Happy about Creating Excellence Through Enabled Intuition

Author: James E. Cates,Sam S. Gill,Natalie Zeituny

Publisher: Happy About

ISBN: 1600050441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

View: 9538

Gills "Ladder of Business Intelligence (LOBI)" aims to create intelligent organizations in which technology systems are designed to support success. He demonstrates how to use this framework to enable skillful use of technology and better use of human intelligence.
Posted in Business & Economics

Ladder of Years

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143196324

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 888

"UTTERLY COMPELLING . . . WONDERFULLY SATISFYING . . . VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS." --Chicago Tribune BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, who feels like a tiny gnat buzzing around her family's edges, "walking away from it all" is not a premeditated act but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life. . . . "TYLER DETAILS DELIA'S ADVENTURE WITH GREAT SKILL. . . . As so often in her earlier fiction, [she] creates distinct characters caught in poignantly funny situations. . . . Tyler writes with a clarity that makes the commonplace seem fresh and the pathetic touching." --The New York Times
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Hook and Ladders

Author: Larry Shapiro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610605878


Page: N.A

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Ladders to Literacy

A Kindergarten Activity Book

Author: Rollanda E. O'Connor,Angela Notari-Syverson,Patricia F. Vadasy

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781557668325

Category: Education

Page: 337

View: 1387

Discusses reading activities that have been tested through practice and research, and includes information on establishing an ideal literacy learning environment at home.
Posted in Education

The Ladder of Rivers the Story of I P Olive

Author: Harry E Chrisman

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781298493767


Page: 432

View: 8503

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Ladder

Author: Halfdan Rasmussen,Marilyn Nelson,Pierre Pratt

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780763622824

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 62

View: 1430

A jolly ladder, left behind by a strange carpenter, takes on a life of its own and embarks on a grand journey through the countryside where it encounters people and animals, who, after climbing it to the top and disappearing into the sky, return in a special way!
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The Ladder of the Beatitudes

Author: Jim Forest,James H. Forest

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608330826

Category: Religion

Page: 163

View: 1726

Drawing on stories from the lives of the saints, scripture, and everyday life, Jim Forest opens up the mysteries of the Beatitudes. These ancient blessings, with which Christ began his Sermon on the Mount, are all aspects of communion with God. As Forest shows, they are like rungs on a ladder, each one leading to the next. They appear at the doorway of the New Testament to provide an easily memorized summary of everything that follows, right down to the crucifixion ("Blessed are you who are persecuted") and the resurrection ("Rejoice and be glad").
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The Broken Ladder

How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die

Author: Keith Payne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069840937X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 6844

A timely examination by a leading scientist of the physical, psychological, and moral effects of inequality. Today’s inequality is on a scale that none of us has seen in our lifetimes, yet this disparity between rich and poor has ramifications that extend far beyond mere financial means. In The Broken Ladder psychologist Keith Payne examines how inequality divides us not just economically, but has profound consequences for how we think, how our cardiovascular systems respond to stress, how our immune systems function, and how we view moral ideas like justice and fairness. Experiments in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics have not only revealed important new insights on how inequality changes people in predictable ways, but have provided a corrective to our flawed way of viewing poverty as the result of individual character failings. Among modern, developed societies, economic inequality is not primarily about money, but rather about relative status: where we stand in relation to other people. Regardless of their average income, countries or states with greater levels of income inequality have much higher rates of all the social problems we associate with poverty, including lower average life expectancies, serious health issues, mental illness, and crime. The Broken Ladder explores such issues as why women in poor societies often have more children, and have them younger; why there is little trust among the working class that investing for the future will pay off; why people’s perception of their relative social status affects their political beliefs, and why growing inequality leads to greater political divisions; how poverty raises stress levels in the same way as a physical threat; inequality in the workplace, and how it affects performance; why unequal societies become more religious; and finally offers measures people can take to lessen the harm done by inequality in their own lives and the lives of their children.
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The Line of Beauty

A Novel

Author: Alan Hollinghurst

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596918085

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8668

Winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the NBCC award. From Alan Hollinghurst, the acclaimed author of The Sparsholt Affair, The Line of Beauty is a sweeping novel about class, sex, and money during four extraordinary years of change and tragedy. In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby-whom Nick had idolized at Oxford-and Catherine, who is highly critical of her family's assumptions and ambitions. As the boom years of the eighties unfold, Nick, an innocent in the world of politics and money, finds his life altered by the rising fortunes of this glamorous family. His two vividly contrasting love affairs, one with a young black clerk and one with a Lebanese millionaire, dramatize the dangers and rewards of his own private pursuit of beauty, a pursuit as compelling to Nick as the desire for power and riches among his friends. Richly textured, emotionally charged, disarmingly comic, this is a major work by one of our finest writers.
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Translations of Beauty

A Novel

Author: Mia Yun

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416589597

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Translations of Beauty maps the tender yet tumultuous relationship of twin sisters Inah and Yunah, from their early years in South Korea to their coming-of-age in Queens, New York. At the heart of the narrative -- told from Yunah's intimate, engaging point of view -- is an unforgettable event from their childhood: an accident that disfigured Inah for life, and the overwhelming sadness and guilt Yunah feels at having been spared. Now that Inah and Yunah are adults, each in search of her own identity while trying to remain true to traditional family values, they must find a way to negotiate their past and become the people they dare -- and dream -- to be. Emotionally charged and thought-provoking, Translations of Beauty is an insightful saga of the immigrant experience that will resonate with all readers.
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Ladders to Heaven

Author: Rachel Reuben

Publisher: Bttw Press

ISBN: 9780988598942

Category: Crown Heights (New York, N.Y.)

Page: 494

View: 8207

"Five compelling coming-of-age characters live out this edgy, push-pull story that juxtaposes ultra-orthodox Judaism with the modern, secular world--a story that explores the boundaries of love, sexual identity, gender, faith, racism and violence."--Publisher description.
Posted in Crown Heights (New York, N.Y.)