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The End of Academia? From Cogito Ergo Sum to Consumo Ergo Sum Germany and Malaysia in Comparison
Lim Kim-Hui,Har Wai-Mun
International Education Studies , 2008, DOI: 10.5539/ies.v1n2p32
Abstract: The lack of academic and thinking culture is getting more worried and becomes a major challenge to our academia society this 21st century. Few directions that move academia from cogito ergo sum to consumo ergo sum are actually leading us to “the end of academia”. Those directions are: (1) the death of dialectic; (2) the surrender of culture to technology; (3) the slavery of market-driven education; (4) administrators’ hegemony and the syndrome of pseudo-professors; and (5) the bandwagon culture and wholesale purchase of ISO in education.
Hintikka on Descartes's Cogito  [cached]
Ciprotti, Nicola
Nordicum-Mediterraneum , 2009,
Abstract: In the early Sixties Jaakko Hintikka wrote a couple of papers devoted to arguing that Descartes's saying 'cogito ergo sum' is not, contrary to well-established opinion, a deductive inference built upon contingent facts of the matter, but rather a necessarily self-verifying statement of existence. The paper purports to show that, even when read according to Hintikka's interpretation, 'cogito ergo sum' admits of a counterexample, and thus accomplishes much less than it is commonly taken to do by foundationalist programmes in epistemology.
Constitución epistemológica del cogito cartesiano  [cached]
Anakaren Monserrat Rojas Cuautle
Andamios , 2011,
Abstract: El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo investigar en qué consiste la primera certeza filosófica de René Descartes, la naturaleza del cogito ergo sum. En primer lugar, se describen los argumentos escépticos que el filósofo francés introduce en su doctrina. Posteriormente se analiza la Segunda meditación metafísica para investigar la constitución epistemológica del cogito cartesiano.
Dasein that It Has Its Identity in Death: 'Moribundus Sum' versus 'Cogito Sum'
Emin ?elebi
Beytulhikme : An International Journal of Philosophy , 2012,
Abstract: Heidegger’s most important and distinguished feature from the other philosophers, to us, is his linguistic analysis when he explain his ideas and his putting forward conceptual innovations. The word Dasein that Heidegger used it as a synonym for "human entity" and settled it in the basis of his ontology is one of those terms, possibly the most important one. Dasein is ground, meaning and end of Being. Besides, it is an incomplete Being. It only can reach its totality and completeness with death. Thus, Heidegger sometimes called it as sum moribundus (I am in dying). In this study, we try to examine the nature of its possibility to get its identity as a being-toward death. And in this context, we try to take up its relation with Cartesian subject (cogito sum).
The Rhetoric of Begin: Leadership in Changing Times  [PDF]
David Schwartz
Open Journal of Leadership (OJL) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojl.2016.53008
Abstract:
A precise examination of Menachem Begin’s speeches and history over the years reveals that Begin’s rhetoric constituted a political instrument that he knew to change according to the circumstances. Begin’s rhetoric was controversial, as he went from the leader of a terrorist organization, was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, and was the Prime Minister who signed the peace treaty with Egypt. This quality study claims that begin’s rhetoric is integral part of his personality and of his leadership. The assumption is that like a typical politician his leadership changed according the winds of times. His charisma and transformational leadership made him a great leader. His rhetoric constituted just instrument for justification his political actions. Begin was revealed to be pragmatic, in contrast to the militant images that his political rivals attempted to affix to him.
The Cogito: Indubitability without Knowledge?
Stephen Hetherington
Principia : an International Journal of Epistemology , 2009,
Abstract: How should we understand both the nature, and the epistemic potential, of Descartes’s Cogito? Peter Slezak’s interpretation of the Cogito’s nature sees it strictly as a selfreferential kind of denial: Descartes cannot doubt that he is doubting. And what epistemic implications flow from this interpretation of the Cogito? We find that there is a consequent lack of knowledge being described by Descartes: on Cartesian grounds, indubitability is incompatible with knowing. Even as the Cogito halts doubt, therefore, it fails to be knowledge.
Changing Dynamics of Team Leadership in Global Project Environments  [PDF]
Hans J. Thamhain
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2013.32020
Abstract:

The dynamics and challenges of managing geographically dispersed project teams is examined in a field investigation of 72 multinational product developments, observed and studied between 2008 and 2012. The findings provide insight into the business processes and leadership style most conducive to cross-functional collaboration and effective project integration throughout the enterprise and its partners. The results show that many of the problems that surface on the technical side can be traced to social, psychological and organizational issues. In fact, people issues have the strongest impact on project performance. People are an intricate part of the work process. Issues affecting people, eventually impact the broader enterprise. On the positive side, the study shows that certain conditions, such as personal interest, pride and satisfaction with the work, professional work challenge, accomplishments and recognition, serve as catalysts toward unifying culturally diverse project teams and their work processes. These conditions act as bridging mechanisms between organizational goals and personal interests, between central control and local management norms, and between following a project plan and adaptive problem solving. However, working seamless across borders and cultures requires more than just issuing work orders, project summary plans or management guidelines. Emphasis must be on common values and goals to focus and unify the team. By recognizing the greater autonomy of all international partners as well as their cultural differences, management can build a true partnership among all the contributing organizations with strong linkages for communication, decision making and technology transfer that is sustainable over the project lifecycle. The paper suggests a framework for managerial actions and leadership for building high-performance multinational project teams.

Cidadania
Fischman, Gustavo E.;Haas, Eric;
Educa??o & Realidade , 2012, DOI: 10.1590/S2175-62362012000200007
Abstract: with this article we want to contribute to moving the pedagogical debate about citizenship education beyond what we characterized in previous work as the impasse of idealized perspectives (fischman; haas, 2012). our argument rests on two main ideas: first, the notion of citizen informing citizenship education programs is narrowly defined based on narratives of nationally bounded membership. such narratives are no longer adequate for understanding the complex relationships between citizenship and education (if they ever were) because they do not consider the contemporary political, economic, social, and demographic changes related to the loosely defined, but very influential, processes of globalization. second, and perhaps more importantly, an overemphasis on models of rationality related to the cartesian tradition of cogito ergo sum - and of human actors as purely conscious beings - offers an overly idealistic and educationally impractical model of citizenship education. we begin with a brief presentation of some of the most frequently used models of understanding the relationships between citizenship and education and their shortcomings. then, the next section introduces the concept of embodied cognition and the relevance of metaphors and prototypes in understanding citizenship. we conclude with some notes on going beyond idealized models of citizenship education.
Ergo-spheres, ergo-tori and ergo-Saturns for Kerr black holes with scalar hair  [PDF]
Carlos Herdeiro,Eugen Radu
Physics , 2014,
Abstract: We have recently reported (arXiv:1403.2757) the existence of Kerr black holes with scalar hair in General Relativity minimally coupled to a massive, complex scalar field. These solutions interpolate between boson stars and Kerr black holes. The latter have a well known topologically S^2 ergo-surface (ergo-sphere) whereas the former develop a S^1*S^1 ergo-surface (ergo-torus) in a region of parameter space. We show that hairy black holes always have an ergo-region, and that this region is delimited by either an ergo-sphere or an ergo-Saturn -- i.e. a S^2\oplus (S^1*S^1) ergo-surface. In the phase space of solutions, the ergo-torus can either appear disconnected from the ergo-sphere or pinch off from it. We provide a heuristic argument, based on a measure of the size of the ergo-region, that superradiant instabilities - which are likely to be present - are weaker for hairy black holes than for Kerr black holes with the same global charges. We observe that Saturn-like, and even more remarkable ergo-surfaces, should also arise for other rotating `hairy' black holes.
Globalization and the changing face of educational leadership: Current trends & emerging dilemmas  [cached]
David Litz
International Education Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/ies.v4n3p47
Abstract: This paper has used a deconstructivist conceptual framework in order to explore and analyze the multifaceted and complex impacts of globalization on educational leadership in the early 21st century. It will be argued that globalization has had far-reaching positive and negative effects on all of the various nation-states, cultures, economies, and peoples of the world and that these have also resulted in the emergence and evolution of a variety of interesting and practical educational leadership paradigms and managerial practices. In addition, this paper will conclude with several recommendations that can be used to guide additional research on the varied aspects and trends of educational leadership in a globalized context, and the development of international or cross-cultural international leadership development initiatives.
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