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Purposing: How Purpose Develops Self-Organizing Capacities

Hani Nagati Boulos
2017 Academy of Management Proceedings  
, love, hope, peace and justicedespite all the difficult times when life was not showing its good side.  ...  To the spirit of my father, Nagati, mother, Marie-Claire and grandmother, Julia, who not only gave me life, but also nurtured a meaning of the sense of life and a sense of humanity, that are based on faith  ...  Then it became, "Let me tell you what I'm doing on my furlough day," and then it became positive stories about what I did on my day that I wasn't working. You caught a day off, but unpaid day off.  ... 
doi:10.5465/ambpp.2017.17754abstract fatcat:qxq6x4qgczcrdipf5es5mahm34

Are Children "Intuitive Theists"?. Reasoning About Purpose and Design in Nature

Deborah Kelemen
2004 Psychological Science  
Separate bodies of research suggest that young children have a broad tendency to reason about natural phenomena in terms of purpose and an orientation toward intention-based accounts of the origins of  ...  A review of research on children's concepts of agency, imaginary companions, and understanding of artifacts suggests that by the time children are around 5 years of age, this description of them may have  ...  I thank Justin Barrett, Krista Casler, Cara DiYanni, Liz Donovan, and an anonymous reviewer for very helpful comments on earlier drafts. Special thanks go to Kim Saudino.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.0956-7976.2004.00672.x pmid:15102137 fatcat:iunsv65kxndnfmk74dg2xx3fxu

Purposeful Explanation and Causal Gaps

Stewart Goetz
2013 European Journal for Philosophy of Religion  
In short, science vis-à-vis the methodological principle of causal closure poses no problem for souls as explanatory agents.  ...  Stated slightly differently, I maintain that one can both affirm science and believe that souls causally interfere in the course of events in the physical world.  ...  we regularly and often reply 'because God did it that way' ...  ... 
doi:10.24204/ejpr.v5i1.253 fatcat:mjtuzv6ahne57lc77lproxjxr4

Cosmic Purpose and the Question of a Personal God

Andrew Pinsent
2013 European Journal for Philosophy of Religion  
'Person' is therefore a misleading term to use of God on the evidence of cosmic purpose alone in the absence of suitable revelation.  ...  In this paper, however, I argue that the primary understanding of what is meant by a person is formed by the experience of 'I' – 'you' or second-person relatedness, a mode of relation with God that is  ...  Although there is still some doubt as to its intended use, there is no doubt that this artefact was brought about by a rational agent or agents who had the intention to create it for some purpose.  ... 
doi:10.24204/ejpr.v5i1.250 fatcat:5m27c72qrngchaiwudkbs5juqi

In Defense of Supernatural Purpose Theory

Stewart Goetz
2016 European Journal for Philosophy of Religion  
This discussion naturally leads to consideration of supernatural purpose theory about life's meaning. I will briefly try to defend a certain form of it.  ...  My first opportunity was in my review of it in the June 6, 2014 Notre Dame Philosophical Review.  ...  life and into the next), regardless of whether or not it is embodied in the future life.  ... 
doi:10.24204/ejpr.v8i2.56 fatcat:etmlqc7345gjbjyr3zap5yw5wa

The Persistent Problem of Purposeful Availment

Henry S. Noyes
2012 Social Science Research Network  
ALTHOUGH NICASTRO DID NOT BREAK NEW GROUND, IT DOES TELL US A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT ABOUT THE CURRENT JUSTICES' VIEWS ON PURPOSEFUL AVAILMENT. A.  ...  The host at a restaurant would have to inquire of each customer, "You are not from Oklahoma, are you?"  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2010803 fatcat:ufrp35u6infjvo2vsbcuwzl7pm

Has the Universe an Intelligent Back-Ground and Purpose?

James H. Hyslop
1904 International Journal of Ethics  
Has the Universe an Intelligent Purpose? HAS THE UNIVERSE AN INTELLIGENT BACK-GROUND AND PURPOSE?  ...  The struggle of modern philosophy to make its peace with both orthodoxy and scepticism is one of the most amusing and at the same time one of the most irritating and exasperating incidents in the history  ...  Now unless nature gives the same permanence to personality that it gives to dead matter, in spite of all its changes, we can hardly accept any purpose in it as embodying the rationality which our ethics  ... 

Has the Universe an Intelligent Back-Ground and Purpose?

James H. Hyslop
1904 International Journal of Ethics  
, and this tendency did not go beyond the present cosmic order.  ...  result either without any purpose or without the evidence of it.  ...  Now unless nature gives the same permanence to personality that it gives to dead matter, in spite of all its changes, we can hardly accept any purpose in it as embodying the rationality which our ethics  ... 
doi:10.1086/intejethi.14.4.2376253 fatcat:sxa3s4iapnfq7phhyuwhzpmc4a

The Purpose of Art: Intelligent Dialogue or Mere Decoration?

Jeannine Belgodere
2016 Anafora  
Indeed, art that reflects the real plight of Natives is missing from the works exhibited at Indian markets, especially the one that is held in August in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  ...  But we will be thinking of it. We are all Indians. We are all made of the same "stuff. " What makes you Indian? It is not a genetic issue. It is a political issue.  ...  Bob Haozous for enlightening me on the works of his father, Allan Houser, as well as on his own artwork, and for his warm welcome over successive summers in Santa Fe.  ... 
doaj:6eb7a88de9eb426086994ba8fcee3342 fatcat:ad4uy6vqrjdmlmt5n3vu7lkkxi

Design Principles for Special Purpose, Embodied, Conversational Intelligence with Environmental Sensors (SPECIES) Agents

Douglas Derrick, Jeffrey Jenkins, Jay Nunamaker
2011 AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction  
We refer to this novel and unique class of intelligent agents as Special Purpose Embodied Conversational Intelligence with Environmental Sensors (SPECIES) agents.  ...  We refer to this next generation of advanced intelligent systems as Special Purpose Embodied Conversational Intelligence with Environmental Sensors (SPECIES) agents.  ...  It also allows the designer to focus on the purpose of the agent.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1thci.00027 fatcat:idxjguuyufh3nosaclqarrrxsy

Conflicting Conceptions of the Purposes of Schooling in a Democracy

Brenda J. McMahon
2013 Journal of Thought  
families, knowing the community and being engaged…if this is the profession you choose, there are certain things you give up in order to make it."  ...  And it takes me to actually show and demonstrate what's expected, and how you can get across to the students.  ... 
doi:10.2307/jthought.48.1.17 fatcat:hj5htxg2c5bkran6i7phqk2cwu

Purposeful tool use in early lithic technologies

Chris Baber, Klint Janulis
2020 Adaptive Behavior  
Tool use can be considered in terms of purposeful behaviour. This emphasis on 'purpose' hides a host of assumptions about the nature of cognition and its relationship with physical activity.  ...  Trivial though this might sound, it has implications for how we define purpose and how this might apply to our understanding of tool use.  ...  The human agent (i.e., the knapper) 'imposes' the intended 'form' on the object ... '[T]emporal' commitment ... The form of the object exists before its objectification in stone.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1059712320941543 fatcat:ugy75lfs65hgjcherqfjo5a6je

The Best Way to Locate a Purpose in Sport: Considerations in Aesthetics?

Leon Culbertson, Graham McFee
2016 Zenodo  
Recent work revitalizing this interface, especially Mumford's Watching Sport (2012), contested Best's fundamental distinction between purposive and aesthetic sports, and insisted that purist viewers are  ...  But, against Mumford's resolutely psychological conception of an aim, we follow Best to defend the centrality, for purposive sports, of the means/ends contrast even when taking an aesthetic interest in  ...  Instead, there is something positive to be said here, roughly in terms of the artist's fulfilled intentions as they are embodied in the artwork, while recognising this intention-as-embodied in recognising  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4017281 fatcat:yij4xsfzsbg5xptbrysi5edjly

Purpose and Spirituality: Exploring the Role of Fidelity in Diverse Adolescents

Drew Carr, Pamela Ebstyne King, Adrienne Maddix Meier
2014 Journal of Youth Development  
Religion has been linked with purpose; however, the nature of this relationship is not well understood.  ...  Purpose is understood to reflect young people's stable and generalized commitments to accomplish meaningful activity and contribute productively to society.  ...  Purpose All but one of the exemplars (N = 29) mentioned statements describing their intention to pursue goals that give their lives meaning.  ... 
doi:10.5195/jyd.2014.56 fatcat:qivkukrogrdsdbvg4rkwgeu5ue

The Purpose of the Fourth Amendment and Crafting Rules to Implement that Purpose

Thomas K. Clancy
2013 Social Science Research Network  
Ct. 1849, 1854, 1858 (2011) (indicating repeatedly that police officers who banged on the door and announced their intent to make entry did not violate the Fourth Amendment). 28.  ...  If the purpose of the Fourth Amendment is to protect the individual, one would place the burden on the government to justify its actions.  ...  Robinson's general rule is that a search incident to arrest produces its own general rule. 26 ' But Gant and Chimel viewed such searches as an exception to the warrant preference rule. 6 If the purpose  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2325481 fatcat:3yqurxansnd4fbe6o6iku2scpm
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