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Becoming Human

Author : Jean Vanier
ISBN : 0809145871
Genre : Philosophy
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In this deeply compassionate work, Jean Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships and ourselves. He proposes that by opening ourselves to others, those we perceive as weak, different, or inferior, we can achieve true personal and societal freedom. The 10th anniversary edition includes a new Introduction by the author.
Category: Philosophy

Becoming Human

Author : Ian Tattersall
ISBN : 0156006537
Genre : Science
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Explores the evolution of humankind--who we are, where we came from, and where we are going
Category: Science

Becoming Human

Author : Brian C. Taylor
ISBN : 9781561012572
Genre : Religion
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Succinct summations of what Jesus taught-Forgive yourself; Love everybody; Help the poor, and so on-provide the basis for this series of reflections on the transformative wisdom that inspired those who follow him.
Category: Religion

Becoming Human By Design

Author : Tony Fry
ISBN : 9780857853561
Genre : Architecture
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The last in Tony Fry's celebrated trilogy of books continues his radical rethinking of design. Becoming Human by Design's provocative argument presents a revised reading of human 'evolution' centred on ontological design. Examining the relation of design to the nature of the human species - where the species came from, how it was created, what it became and its likely future - Fry asserts that current biological and social models of evolution are an insufficient explanation of how 'we humans' became what we are. Making a case for ontological design as an evolutionary agency, the book posits the relation between the formation of the world of human fabrication and the making of mankind itself as indivisible. It also functions as a provocation to rethink the fate of Homo sapiens, recognising that all species are finite and that the fate of humankind turns on a fundamental Darwinian principle - adapt or die. Fry considers the nature of adaptation, arguing that it will depend on an ability to think and design in new ways.
Category: Architecture

Becoming Human

Author : Chad Wellmon
ISBN : 9780271037349
Genre : Philosophy
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"Examines the crisis of a late eighteenth-century anthropology as it relates to the emergence of a modern consciousness that sees itself as condemned to draw its norms and very self-understanding from itself"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Philosophy

Becoming Human

Author : Eliza Green
ISBN : 1481082930
Genre : Fiction
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In 2163, a polluted and overcrowded Earth forces humans to search for a new home. But the exoplanet they target, Exilon 5, is occupied. Having already begun a massive relocation programme, Bill Taggart is sent to monitor the Indigenes, the race that lives there. He is a man on the edge. He believes the Indigenes killed his wife, but he doesn't know why. His surveillance focuses on the Indigene Stephen, who has risked his life to surface during the daytime. Stephen has every reason to despise the humans and their attempts to colonise his planet. To protect his species from further harm, he must go against his very nature and become human. But one woman holds a secret that threatens Bill's and Stephen's plans, an untruth that could rip apart the lives of those on both worlds.
Category: Fiction

Becoming Human

Author : Paul Sheehan
ISBN : 0275978990
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Engages the problem of finding purpose and meaning in a perplexing and postmodern world, utilizing disciplines including philosophy, literature, sociology, and film studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Becoming Human

Author : Jennifer Greenwood
ISBN : 9780262029780
Genre : Philosophy
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A novel, wide-ranging, and comprehensive account of how human emotionality develops, proposing a process in which "nature" and "nurture" are integrated.
Category: Philosophy

On Running And Becoming Human

Author : Thomas F. Carter
ISBN : 9783319748443
Genre : Social Science
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How does the simple act of running make us human? As a form of enskilled movement that shapes how we perceive our surroundings, running enacts a mindful bodily engagement with the world, an engagement that generates our very minds through perceptual learning. Thomas F. Carter examines the interrelated aspects of a runner’s being—mind, body, and environs—to illustrate that the skillful act of locomotion is one of principle ways that we as human beings become integral parts of the larger world. Synthesizing recent developments in neuroscience, anthropology, and philosophy of mind, On Running proves there is more to running than merely clocking up the miles.
Category: Social Science

Becoming Human

Author : J. Canfield
ISBN : 9780230288225
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is a philosophical examination of the stages in our journey from hominid to human. Dealing with the nature and origin of language, self-consciousness, and the religious ideal of a return to Eden, it has a philosophical anthropology approach. It provides an account of our place in nature consistent with both empiricism and mysticism.
Category: Philosophy