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Domestic inquiry

A domestic inquiry, in the context of human resource management, is a search for truth, facts, or circumstances concerning charges alleged by the employer against its employee. It is an inquiry created by the management against its own employee against who allegedly committed certain acts of misconduct. The process begins after the issuance of the so-called "show cause" letter to the employee accused of committing the infraction. Once the response to the letter was deemed unsatisfactory, the domestic inquiry can then commence. Objectivity is guaranteed in the inquiry and this is demonstrat ...

Empirical limits in science

"A deep-rooted opinion, which appears today as if it were quite self-evident, is that Science has to supply man with knowledge, and that he cannot expect knowledge from any other province of life. Science separates us and the objects far from each other, while it teaches us to view the objects in their own connections." So wrote Rudolf Eucken in 1913. In philosophy of science, the empirical limits of science define problems with observation, and thus are limits of human ability to inquire and answer questions about phenomena. These include topics such as infinity, the future and god. In th ...

William R. Harwood

William R. Harwood is a scientist and author, contributor to Skeptical Inquirer, Free Inquiry, and contributing editor to the American Rationalist. He is the author of over 50 books including Mythology’s Last Gods, God, Jesus and the Bible: The Origin and Evolution of Religion, Dictionary of Contemporary Mythology; The Disinformation Cycle ; several novels, and the two-volume The Fully Translated Bible, as well as over 600 articles and book reviews for periodicals in nine countries. He obtained his B.Ed and M.A from the University of Calgary in 1972 and 1974, M.Litt. from the University of ...

Narrative inquiry

Narrative inquiry or narrative analysis emerged as a discipline from within the broader field of qualitative research in the early 20th century. Narrative inquiry uses field texts, such as stories, autobiography, journals, field notes, letters, conversations, interviews, family stories, photos, and life experience, as the units of analysis to research and understand the way people create meaning in their lives as narratives. Narrative inquiry has been employed as a tool for analysis in the fields of cognitive science, organizational studies, knowledge theory, sociology, occupational scienc ...

Philosophical Inquiry

Philosophical Inquiry is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes articles, reviews, and critical notes in all areas of philosophy. The journal aims to facilitate international communication of philosophical thought, and it does this by publishing submissions in English, German, or French from authors in several countries. Notable contributors include Gerard Casey, Theodoros Christidis, Alexander Nehamas, Vasiliki Karavakou, Fred Miller, Ron Polansky, Michael Polemis, and Nicholas Rescher. The journal is indexed in the International Philosophical Bibliography, The Philosophers Index ...

Progressive inquiry

Progressive inquiry is a pedagogical model which aims at facilitating the same kind of productive knowledge practices of working with knowledge in education that characterize scientific research communities. It is developed by Professor Kai Hakkarainen and his colleagues in the University of Helsinki as a pedagogical and epistemological framework to support teachers and students in organizing their activities for facilitating expert-like working with knowledge. The model emphasizes shared expertise and collaborative work for knowledge building and inquiry by setting up the context, using q ...

Society for Philosophical Inquiry

The Society for Philosophical Inquiry is a non-profit organization devoted to propagating a version of Socratic inquiry through the establishment of regular meetings. Based on their different settings, they are called Socrates Cafe, Philosophers Club, these meetings take place all over the world. The purpose of these meetings is to facilitate discussion of philosophy. Christopher and Cecilia Phillips co-founded SPI in 1998. The Society is funded through a grant from the Whitman Institute in San Francisco.

Universal rhetoric

Universal rhetoric is a central concept in Charles Sanders Peirces philosophy. According to Peirce, the main purpose of universal rhetoric is to consider questions of Inquiry in the context of community, and "the very origin of the conception of reality shows that this conception ultimately involves a COMMUNITY, without definite limits, and capable of a definite increase of knowledge." Peirce alternatively called it speculative rhetoric, general rhetoric, formal rhetoric, objective logic, or methodeutic. It constitutes the third and last branch of his general theory of signs.