Ruth milikan chapters 5 and 6 in her book varieties of meaning and critique it.

Ruth milikan chapters 5 and 6 in her book varieties of meaning and critique it.

 

The teleologist needs a base theory of the representing relation on which to build his description of intentional representation. Fred Dretske (1986, 1988, 1995) placed his theory of natural signs and the natural information they carry at the base of his teleological theory (see chapter 3 above). Some items, Dretske claimed, have the “function” of carrying natural information, and when they do this they come to represent intentionally.

They become intentional representations, representations that can be false (Dretske 1986, 1991). Dretske’s “functions” are what I have been calling “purposes,” at least close enough for my purposes.1 If we take it that a plain representation, one that is not intentional in Brentano’s sense, is just a bearer of natural information, then Dretske’s theory of intentional representation is a neat example of a completed teleosemantic theory of the sort described in chapter 5.

NS622 Leadership and Collaborative Inter-professional Practice

This is a 3000-words essay based assignment.

The assignment requires you to:

 To give your assignment a title and to weave elements of the case study into the essay (Please remember that it’s not a reflective essay).

 You are expected to provide general information about leadership and management to include nursing, in addition identify relevant leadership and management theories and/or models. But, most importantly discuss the styles that are applicable to your case study and why / why not they were/are appropriate in the context. You are required to support your discussions with current policies, literature, and practice experience which is related to your formative case study.

 You are required to identify collaboration, MDT and interprofessional working; and discuss the impact of these to your formative case study and to patient-centred care.

 Discuss relational leadership and its effectiveness to create positive and/or negative relationships- e.g. inclusiveness, empowerment and how this links to theory, patient-centred care and your case study.

 You are required to demonstrate self-awareness- within the essay. Apply your discussions to ‘self’- as a qualified nurse, what do your findings/conclusions mean for your future practice.

ADVANCED STUDIO TECHNIQUES LO1• A 700-word evaluation

Plan and conduct a multi-track recording session’ In order to pass this assessment you must complete a recording consisting of at least 16 audio tracks with at least 4 overdubbing stages. This requirement should be met in a single session which will be observed by your tutor. You may add other tracks at a later date if necessary to complete the recording. Before conducting the recording session you should provide a plan. The plan should provide evidence that you have:

• Planned a multi-track recording session in conjunction with artist/client/engineer

• Booked and confirmed appropriate studio time in conjunction with artist/client/engineer, dependent on studio availability

• Select and/or booked appropriate equipment relevant to purpose Your plan may include e-mails between you and a client, or minutes of planning meetings held. You should also provide documentation showing records of studio and equipment booking.

During the observed recording session you must demonstrate that you can:

• maintain correct gain structure and signal flow throughout a recording session

• communicate effectively with client/artist • maintain correct monitoring of playback for engineer and performer • successfully record signals onto tracks on a multi-track recorder ensuring the resultant recording is undistorted and acceptable in terms of level and clarity • demonstrate the effective use of relevant onboard and/or outboard signal processing within a multi-track recording

DCF Valuation & Analysis – EVA & MVA

The company is NETFLIX.

1. Prepare a DCF Valuation of the selected company using the eVal model and the projections developed in Week 2. Compare the intrinsic value of the company’s stock (valuation) to the current stock price. Interpret and explain the results.

2. EVA & MVA Analysis – Prepare an analysis of EVA and MVA for the selected company. Excel models are provided by the instructor. Explain the results. Refer to the detailed instructions for the assignments. The attachment ‘Professor Stevens Financial Projection model’ word document is the instruction for using the ‘2- Fin-Proj-Model-050817’ which needs to used in this evaluation. Additionally, ensure the ‘EVA& MVA model’ is used as well. Make sure both excel spreadsheets are used. 

Create a narrative essay for political and military decision-makers describing the full set of alternative possibilities

The PRC-Taiwan Crisis; Assessing Alternative Outcomes

When reporting the results of your analysis, it’s important to discuss the relative likelihood of all the hypotheses, not just the most likely one.  Analytical judgments are never certain; there is

always a good possibility of their being wrong. Decision makers need to make decisions on the basis of a full set of alternative possibilities, not just the single most likely alternative.  Contingency or fallback plans may be needed in case one of the less likely alternatives turns out to be true.  When one recognizes the importance of proceeding by eliminating rather than confirming hypotheses, it becomes apparent that any written argument for a certain judgment is incomplete unless it also discusses alternative judgments that were considered and why they were rejected.  In the past, this was seldom done.

 

1.  Overview.  Based on your analysis, create a narrative essay for political and military decision-makers describing the full set of alternative possibilities.

 

2. Instructions.  Prepare a six page essay ranking the three hypotheses (from most likely to occur to the least likely to occur).  The narrative essay must meet the criteria contained in the week six lessons folder.

Trusts and Equity – Charity Law – The Public Benefit Test

‘A group of persons may be numerous but, if the nexus between them is their personal relationship to a single propositus or to several propositi, they are neither the community nor a section of the community for charitable purposes’ (per Lord Simmonds, Oppenheim v Tobacco Securities Trust Co Ltd [1951] AC 297, 306).’

Discuss the above statement in relation to the public benefit test within the ambit of Charity Law. Your answer should also analyse whether the personal nexus test differs in charities set up for the relief of poverty

Using examples, examine why and how policy-makers and practitioners intervene to encourage new firm formation and development?

Using examples, examine why and how policy-makers and practitioners intervene to encourage new firm formation and development?

The word limit is 1,900 words. References and Appendices are excluded from the above word limit. Appendices should be used sparingly and only if the information is very important. However, detailed information included in the appendices must be summarised and referred to in the main body of the essay. 

AI and chatbots (virtual assistants) in marketing

AI and chatbots (virtual assistants) in marketing

An artificial report to be written for a CEO of a company of choice, provide him/her with guidance and advice on the following issues:

What is AI? What are chatbots (virtual assistants)? Give three recent examples of how AI has been used in marketing critically evaluate the effectiveness of each Which types of companies and industries will be big winners in AI Marketing and why? Use this article (among others if necessary) for reference: https://hbr.org/2017/06/how-ai-is-streamliningmarketing-and-sales 

Part A Setting the Historical Stage

i) Main benchmark for assessment is the extent to which you can apply what you learnt in the seminar to answer your research question. Your written assignment should explain observable phenomena by means of certain theoretical frameworks.

ii) Structure and clarity: students shall state what your research question is and why is it important and interesting in the introduction (i.e. why it is a puzzle). When answering this question, you shall put forward your own theoretical and empirical arguments. A poor paper would be the one that just lays out different arguments written by different scholars.

iii) Style and formats: spelling, scientific style, references

iv) Ethical principles of scholarly work: no mercy for plagiarism -Word limit: 2000 words (±200), excluding references and bibliography; 1.5-spaced. These are the topics we have covered: (Just needs to be sort of related to any of the topics below)

– Part A

Setting the Historical Stage (1) 19.10.2018: Introduction Required Reading:- Saich, T. (2015). Governance and politics of China. Macmillan International Higher Education, ch 1. (2) 26.10.2018: Chinese Path to Socialism and Its Legacy Guiding Question: What are the key characteristics of the Chinese socialist state and its economy? To what extent do we still observe the socialist legacy nowadays?Required Reading:- Joseph, W. A. (Ed.). (2014). Politics in China: an introduction. Oxford University Press, USA, ch 3.- Riskin, Carl. (1991). “Neither Plan nor Market: Mao’s Political Economy”, in New Perspectives on the Cultural Revolution, ed. William Joseph et.al. Cambridge 3 MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 133-152. (3) 02.11.2018: Politics of Economic ReformGuiding Question: What are the major footsteps of China in carrying out market reforms? Try to analyze the specific roles played by the state in China’s economic reform during the late 1970s to 1990s.Required Reading:- Joseph, W. A. (Ed.). (2014). Politics in China: an introduction. Oxford University Press, USA, ch 4.- Shirk, S. L. (1990). “Playing to the Provinces:” Deng Xiaoping’s political strategy of economic reform. Studies in Comparative Communism, 23(3-4), 227-258.

The Institutional Structure of the Communist Party-State

Part B The Institutional Structure of the Communist Party-State

(4) 16.11.2018: The Chinese Communist PartyGuiding Question: Describe the role of CCP within the Chinese political system. How can it stabilize the ruling of the Chinese authoritarian regime?Required Reading:- Saich, T. (2015). Governance and politics of China. Macmillan International Higher Education, ch 4.- Landry, Pierre F. (2008). Decentralized Authoritarianism in China: The Communist Party’s Control of Local Elites in the Post-Mao Era. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-25. (5) 23.11.2018: The Fragmented StateGuiding Question: The Chinese state would usually be classified as a fragmented state.Explain the rationale behind. What are the benefits and challenges that would arise in this kind of state configuration?Required Reading:- Joseph, W. A. (Ed.). (2014). Politics in China: an introduction. Oxford University Press, USA, ch 6.- Mertha, A. C. (2005). China’s “soft” centralization: shifting tiao/kuai authority relations. The China Quarterly, 184, 791-810. (6) 30.11.2018: Central-Local RelationGuiding Question: Why would local government disobey the command of the central government? How would this behavior affect the policy implementation process?Required Reading:- Saich, T. (2015). Governance and politics of China. Macmillan InternationalHigher Education, ch 6.- Zhou, X. (2010). The institutional logic of collusion among local governments inChina. Modern China, 36(1), 47-78. (7) 07.12.2018: Legal InstitutionsGuiding Question: What are the functions of legal institutions in the Chinese political system? Do you think these legal institutions can promote rule of law?Required Reading:- Joseph, W. A. (Ed.). (2014). Politics in China: an introduction. Oxford University Press, USA, ch 7.- Ginsburg, T., & Moustafa, T. (2008). Rule by law: the politics of courts in authoritarian regimes. Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 1-22. Part C State-Society Relation (8) 14.12.2018: Government-Capital RelationshipGuiding Question: Although it may seem contradictory, quite a number of capitalists are CCP members. Why would CCP adopt this kind of cooptation strategy? What are the pros and cons of this strategy?Required Reading:- Saich, T. (2015). Governance and politics of China. Macmillan International Higher Education, ch 9.- Dickson, B. J. (2007). Integrating wealth and power in China: the Communist Party’s embrace of the private sector. The China Quarterly, 192, 827-854. (9) 21.12.2018: Civil Society Guiding Question: In the past few decades, there has been massive development of civic associations. Do you think one can classify this phenomenon as the emergence of “civil society” in the Western sense? If yes, why? If no, why not?Required Reading:- Saich, T. (2015). Governance and politics of China. Macmillan International Higher Education, ch 7.- Hasmath, R., & Hsu, J. (2008). NGOs in China: Issues of good governance and accountability. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 30(1), 29-39. (10) 11.01.2019: Contentious Politics Guiding Question: How is it possible for social unrest to happen in China? What are the common tactics employed by activists?Required Reading:- Saich, T. (2015). Governance and politics of China. Macmillan International Higher Education, ch 8.- Chen, X. (2012). Social protest and contentious authoritarianism in China. Cambridge University Press, ch 1