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The present publication is a continuation of two earlier series of chronicles, Philosophy in the Mid-Century (Firenze 1958/59) and Contemporary Philosophy (Firenze 1968), edited by Raymond Klibansky. As with the earlier series the present surveys purport to give a survey of significant trends in contemporary philosophical discussion. The need for such surveys has, I believe, increased rather than decreased over the last years. The philosophical scene appears, for various reasons, rather more complex than ever before. The continuing process of specialization in most branches, the emergence of new schools of thought, particularly in philosophical logic in the philosophy of language, and in social and political philosophy, the increasing attention being paid to the history of philosophy in discussions of contem- porary problems as well as the increasing interest in cross-cultural philosophical discussion, are the most important contributory factors. Surveys of the present kind are a valuable source of knowledge about this complexity and may as such be of assistance in renewing the understanding of one's own philosophical problems. The surveys, it is to be hoped, may help to strengthen the Socratic element of modern philosophy, the world wide dialogue or Kommunikationsgemeinschaft. So far, six volumes have been prepared for the new series. The present surveys in Asian Philosophy (Vol. 7) follow the surveys in the Philosophy of Language and Philosophical Logic (Vol. I), Philosophy of Science (Vol. 2), Philosophy of Action (Vol. 3), Philosophy of Mind (Vol. 4), African Philosophy (Vol. 5), and Medieval Philosophy Part 1-2 (Vol. 6).
The rapid growth of the Asian urban population concentrates on a few large cities, turning them into giant megacities. Despite new theoretical insights into the benefits of megacities, the emerging Asia is facing a daunting challenge concerning the management of infrastructure and services in their megacities. The deteriorating urban mobility is the most difficult challenge with respect to the sharp increase in vehicle numbers and to inadequate and poorly managed road infrastructure. Public transport, a sustainable mode of mobility, is subjected to a vicious cycle of poor service, decreasing ridership and lower investment. Despite various policy initiatives, the situation has not improved. The scale and growth pattern of Asian megacities have distinctive features which generate a unique set of challenges and opportunities. New perspectives are needed to effectively address the transportation problems making the best use of available opportunities. This book, which is a result of an international collaborative research, addresses these challenges by providing insightful analysis and novel viewpoints.
By documenting, analysing and interpreting the transformations in the local diets of Asian peoples within the last hundred years, this volume pinpoints the consequences of the tension between homogenisation and cultural heterogenisation, which is so characteristic for today's global interaction.
This is the first biography of a world-famous pioneering development economist, Sir Hans W. Singer, who is better known throughout the developing world than any other economist, living or dead. It gives a detailed account of the way in which the 'twists of fate' led him to becoming a leading development economist. It contains a thematic synthesis of all his major theoretical and conceptual work and of the many initiatives in which he has been involved to solve the problems of developing countries.
Have you ever wondered why Asian women are among the most fit and thin women in the world? Many women have tried to understand the hidden secrets those Asian women keep but failed. The reason why it is so difficult to unveil the secret is that Asian women have a huge variety of traditions to keep them fit. Observing and interpreting everything in your own culture context individually will only lead you to inaccurate and ineffective answers. For example, you might be misguided by the surface that Asian women do eat as much as they feel like and very often even more than men, and they also spend much time watching television and much more time in front of a computer than women from western countries. Similar stereotype as above has produced hatred and jealous thoughts among many western women, who, even when living in Asian countries, cannot discover these secrets by themselves. Even though the Author has been focusing on the health and cultural principles of Asian Cultures, he ended up finding, all the hidden secrets to the widely envied as well as most desired Perfect Female body. Five years of research in China, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia, as well as famous autonomous regions such as Hong Kong and Macau, and conversations with dozens of women regarding the habits that contribute to their body-shape, no matter how much they eat or how old they are, lead to the discoveries of all the principles that reveal clearly what anyone can expect - the ideal body for women. It is interesting to notice the fact that these principles have no age limits. Asian women far beyond their 40's can still maintain an amazing body any young woman is dying for. This book is therefore a revelation of the best well-kept secrets among Asian women explaining how they achieve their obvious physical advantage easily, as well as a healthier lifestyle.
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