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The Abolition of Man
Ian Hacking
Behemoth : a Journal on Civilisation , 2009,
Abstract: Scepticism and fear about biotechnology is widespread. It takes two important literary forms, namely dystopias and jeremiads. Neither is compelling in itself, but together they provide a strong collection of arguments for great caution. The dystopias examined here range from Aldous Huxley′s Brave New World to o two recent novels by Margaret Atwood. The Jeremiads range from C. S. Lewis in 1942 to Habermas and Fukuyama.
The Organization Man Still Matters: Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt  [cached]
Hartig, Marcel
COPAS : Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies , 2008,
Abstract: Ever since its publication Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt (1922) has been a thorn in the side of many businessmen and organizations. Debates ranging from its literary merit to its content caused a stir during the ‘Roaring Twenties.’ However, the novel could also be read as a starting point in a series of writings about the evolution of modern business and businessmen. The paper argues that Babbitt traces developments of the contemporary organization man and his estrangement from his personal culture due to a boosting consumer culture. Lewis’s Babbitt thus is an early predecessor of sociologist William H. Whyte’s organization man and of the yuppie of the 1980s.
Was man vom Teufel lernen kann. Gedanken zu einem Buch von C. S. Lewis  [cached]
Norbert Feinendegen
Aemaet , 2013, DOI: urn:nbn:de:0288-20120612229
Abstract: Die Ratschl ge des Teufels; Verdrehung des Guten; Flucht vor der Wahrheit; Was der Teufel nicht versteht; Vertrauen in die Liebe Gottes
C. Smit
Akroterion , 2012, DOI: 10.7445/51-0-65
Abstract: In hierdie artikel word twee literêre bekeringsverhale waarin die historiese werklikheid deur die skrywers weergegee word, met mekaar vergelyk: die Confessiones van die vierde eeuse kerkvader Augustinus, en Surprised by Joy van die twintigste eeuse skrywer en geleerde C.S. Lewis. Die navorsing word gestruktureer aan die hand van bakens wat Augustinus op sy bekeringsweg uitgelig het: persone wat ’n beduidende rol gespeel het, besondere gebeure wat hom be nvloed het en innerlike konflik wat hom voortgedryf het. Die artikel toon deur ’n analise op grond van inhoud en tematiek aan dat daar duidelike ooreenkomste is tussen die bakens op Augustinus se bekeringsweg en dié op Lewis se bekeringsweg.
The creative word and poetic visions of the world. The beginnings of an epic fantasy in C. S. Lewis  [cached]
Gutierrez Bautista, O. D.
Ocnos , 2011,
Abstract: The enormous popularity of the book series The Chronicles of Narnia by British author C. S. Lewis invites the study of the work′s artistic quality that forms part of the beginning of the epic fantasy; not only because it represents a milestone in literary history, but also because it remains an expression of fundamental human needs that, in the same manner, were found in post-war days ofthe twentieth century, as observed in the great questions of postmodernity. The crisis of the greatstories generally expressed by religions and thecultural dissolution of major literary referencesproduce a fertile ground for the emergence ofliterary works, such as The Chronicles of Narnia,and propose a vision of the world and a projectfor the future. In this paper we will analyze theartistic value of The Magician’s Nephew (1955), abook which opens the collection of children’s books,as a work that offers a poetic vision of the worldwith the Judeo-Christian religious background ofcreation.
Ciencia y técnica en la anticiencia ficción de C. S. Lewis
Burgos López,Campo Ricardo;
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas , 2011,
Abstract: the article analyzes the image of western science and technology (and by extension of civilization in which they are prominent), that put cs lewis's cosmic trilogy (classic of fantasy literature and religion of the twentieth century). in the scientific-technical culture now prevailing in these three novels, lewis proposes a civilization rooted in christianity. faced with a scientific-technical culture to promote the dehumanization just the discrimination of humans and nonhumans, new forms of alienation and, ultimately, opposed to wisdom, lewis bet the alternative of a return to christ. such a return to christ is also the return to wisdom, and thus opting for a path leading to full humanization.
Enteroscopia por cápsula na suspeita de doen a de Crohn: há lugar para o Score de Lewis na prática clínica? Diagnosis of Crohn’s disease by capsule enteroscopy: is there a role for Lewis Score in clinical practice?  [cached]
Bruno Rosa,Maria Jo?o Moreira,Ana Rebelo,José Cotter
Jornal Português de Gastrenterologia , 2010,
Abstract: INTRODU O: A suspeita de Doen a de Crohn (DC) é uma indica o frequente para a realiza o de enteroscopia por cápsula (EC). No entanto, os achados endoscópicos s o inespecíficos e n o existem critérios validados ou um gold-standard para o diagnóstico da doen a. O Score de Lewis (SL) valoriza a presen a de edema vilositário, úlceras e estenoses, permitindo classificar o nível de actividade inflamatória. OBJECTIVOS: Avaliar a utilidade do SL na prática clínica, enquanto contributo para o diagnóstico da DC. MéTODOS: Foram incluídos trinta doentes consecutivos com suspeita de DC, submetidos a EC e com um follow-upmínimo de seis meses. A actividade inflamatória foi classificada em três níveis: n o significativa (score < 135); ligeira (135 ≤ score ≤ 790) ou moderada a severa (score > 790). RESULTADOS: Foi estabelecido o diagnóstico de DC em 10 doentes (33%). A presen a de actividade inflamatória significativa (score ≥ 135), apresentou um Valor Preditivo Positivo (VPP) = 75%, Valor Preditivo Negativo (VPN) = 94%, Sensibilidade (S) = 90% e Especificidade (E) = 85% para o diagnóstico de DC. CONCLUS ES: A utiliza o do SL parece ser um indicador útil na suspeita de DC, permitindo aumentar a objectividade da interpreta o dos achados endoscópicos e apresentando uma boa correla o com o diagnóstico estabelecido durante o follow-up. INTRODUCTION: Suspected Crohn’s Disease (CD) is a common indication for capsule enteroscopy (CE). However, lesions are nonspecific and no gold standard is available for diagnosing CD. Lewis Score (LS) measures inflammatory activity based on oedematous villous appearance, ulcers and stenoses. AIM: To evaluate the role of SL in the diagnosis of CD in clinical practice. METHODS: Thirty patients who underwent CE for suspected CD were included and followed up for at least six months. Inflammatory activity was classified in three levels: clinically insignificant (score<135), mild (135≤score≤790) or moderate to severe (score > 790). RESULTS: Diagnosis of CD was established in 10 patients (33%). Clinically significant inflammatory activity (score ≥ 135) had a Positive Predictive Value (VPP) = 75%, Negative Predictive Value (VPN) = 94%, Sensitivity (S) = 90% and Specificity (E) = 85% for the diagnosis of CD. CONCLUSIONS: LS seems to be a useful index in the setting of suspected CD, increasing the objectivity of CE findings; it also has a good correlation with the diagnosis established during follow-up.
On the Lewis-Riesenfeld (Dodonov-Man'ko) invariant method  [PDF]
Julio Guerrero,Francisco F. López-Ruiz
Physics , 2015,
Abstract: We revise the Lewis-Riesenfeld invariant method for solving the quantum time-dependent harmonic oscillator in light of the Quantum Arnold Transformation previously introduced and its recent generalization to the Quantum Arnold-Ermakov-Pinney Transformation. We prove that both methods are equivalent and show the advantages of the Quantum Arnold-Ermakov-Pinney transformation over the Lewis-Riesenfeld invariant method. We show that, in the quantum time-dependent and damped harmonic oscillator, the invariant proposed by Dodonov & Man'ko is more suitable and provide some examples to illustrate it, focusing on the damped case.
From mould to man. Edward Lewis Tatum’s vision of the future of medicine
Charles Coutelle
Cellular Therapy and Transplantation , 2009,
The Role of Naturalness in Lewis's Theory of Meaning  [cached]
Brian Weatherson
Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy , 2013, DOI: 10.4148/jhap.v1i10.1620
Abstract: Many writers have held that in his later work, David Lewis adopted a theory of predicate meaning such that the meaning of a predicate is the most natural property that is (mostly) consistent with the way the predicate is used. That orthodox interpretation is shared by both supporters and critics of Lewis's theory of meaning, but it has recently been strongly criticised by Wolfgang Schwarz. In this paper, I accept many of Schwarze's criticisms of the orthodox interpretation, and add some more. But I also argue that the orthodox interpretation has a grain of truth in it, and seeing that helps us appreciate the strength of Lewis's late theory of meaning.
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