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Intelligence In Nature

Author : Jeremy Narby
ISBN : 1585424617
Genre : Nature
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The anthropologist author of The Cosmic Serpent presents an around-the-world study of traditional healers and modern researchers to offer insight into the nature of biological intelligence, presenting evidence of intelligence in non-human life forms while discussing what the human world can learn from nature's examples. Reprint.
Category: Nature

The Cosmic Serpent

Author : Jeremy Narby
ISBN : 9781101494356
Genre : Science
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This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences," leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge.In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.
Category: Science

Virtues Of The Mind

Author : Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski
ISBN : 0521578264
Genre : Philosophy
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This remarkable book is the first attempt to establish a theory of knowledge based on the model of virtue theory in ethics.
Category: Philosophy

Naked Science

Author : Laura Nader
ISBN : 9781136667503
Genre : Social Science
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Naked Science is about contested domains and includes different science cultures: physics, molecular biology, primatology, immunology, ecology, medical environmental, mathematical and navigational domains. While the volume rests on the assumption that science is not autonomous, the book is distinguished by its global perspective. Examining knowledge systems within a planetary frame forces thinking about boundaries that silence or affect knowledge-building. Consideration of ethnoscience and technoscience research within a common framework is overdue for raising questions about deeply held beliefs and assumptions we all carry about scientific knowledge. We need a perspective on how to regard different science traditions because public controversies should not be about a glorified science or a despicable science.
Category: Social Science

Radical Knowledge

Author : Gonzalo Munévar
ISBN : OCLC:802809641
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Surpassing Ourselves

Author : Carl Bereiter
ISBN : UOM:39015029077628
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Nature Of God

Author : Edward R. Wierenga
ISBN : 0801488508
Genre : Philosophy
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The Nature of God explores a perennial problem in the philosophy of religion. Drawing upon developments in philosophy, most notably those in philosophical logic, Edward R. Wierenga examines the traditional divine attributes of omnipotence, omniscience, eternity, timelessness, immutability, and goodness. His philosophically defensible formulations of the nature of God are in accord with the views of classical theists. The author provides an account of each of the divine attributes by stating in contemporary terms what such classical theists as Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas wrote about the nature of God; he then seeks to determine whether one can defend the ascription of traditional divine attributes to God against philosophical objections.Clearly written and comprehensive, The Nature of God contains a wealth of illuminating and original material on a central topic in the philosophy of religion
Category: Philosophy

Faith On Earth

Author : H. Richard Niebuhr
ISBN : 0300051220
Genre : Religion
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Drawing on Niebuhr's manuscript "On Faith" and on the Stone Lectures he gave at Princeton Theological Seminary in the 1950s, this study considers the structure of human faith, the association between interpersonal faith and faith in God, and faith in everyday living
Category: Religion

Machines Who Think

Author : Pamela McCorduck
ISBN : 1568812051
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Pamela McCorduck first went among the artificial intelligentsia when the field was fresh and new, and asked the scientists engaged in it what they were doing and why. She saw artificial intelligence as the scientific apotheosis of one of the most enduring, glorious, often amusing, and sometimes alarming, traditions of human culture: the endless fascination with artifacts that think. Machines Who Think was translated into many languages, became an international cult classic, and stayed in print for nearly twenty years. Now, Machines Who Think is back, along with an extended addition that brings the field up to date in the last quarter century, including its scientific and its public faces. McCorduck shows how, from a slightly dubious fringe science, artificial intelligence has moved slowly (though not always steadily) to a central place in our everyday lives, and how it will be even more crucial as the World Wide Web moves into its next generation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography