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Absence Of Mind

Author : Marilynne Robinson
ISBN : 9780300166477
Genre : Religion
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In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought—science, religion, and consciousness. Crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, Absence of Mind challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. In Robinson’s view, scientific reasoning does not denote a sense of logical infallibility, as thinkers like Richard Dawkins might suggest. Instead, in its purest form, science represents a search for answers. It engages the problem of knowledge, an aspect of the mystery of consciousness, rather than providing a simple and final model of reality.By defending the importance of individual reflection, Robinson celebrates the power and variety of human consciousness in the tradition of William James. She explores the nature of subjectivity and considers the culture in which Sigmund Freud was situated and its influence on his model of self and civilization. Through keen interpretations of language, emotion, science, and poetry, Absence of Mind restores human consciousness to its central place in the religion-science debate.
Category: Religion

Absence Of Mind

Author : H. C. H. Ritz
ISBN : 9781938821769
Genre : Fiction
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It’s 2034, and society is dominated by technology and almost bankrupt of direct human contact. Phoebe Bernhart is a nurse in the “neuro ward” at Grady Hospital in Atlanta when her youngest brother becomes one of the first victims of what is soon dubbed Hyper-Aggression Disorder. When Phoebe suspects a technological cause, her strange, beautiful, antisocial new acquaintance, Mila Bremer, a software engineer, agrees to help. Mila may be part of the cure… or she may be the cause… or maybe she’ll prove to be indifferent to the fates of thousands of people, including Phoebe’s brother.
Category: Fiction

London Society

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ISBN : UOM:39015020108372
Genre : English literature
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An Anatomy Of Thought

Author : Ian Glynn
ISBN : 0195158032
Genre : Science
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Drawing on a dazzlingly wide array of disciplines--physiology, neurology, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, and philosophy--the renowned Cambridge scientist Ian Glynn presents a tour-de-force exploration of the workings of the human mind. 48 line drawings.
Category: Science

The Literary Panorama

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ISBN : IND:30000093223612
Genre : English literature
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Author : Simeon Locke
ISBN : 9781499014150
Genre : Science
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A major problem in understanding how the nervous system works deals with the coversion of the physical – nerve structures and impulses – to the psychophysical – sensations and feelings. Somewhere in the nervous system this transition occur to account for characteristics that make us human. One possible mechanism for this elusive even is the concept of emergent properties – The appearance of a property that does not inrtere to, and is not predictable from, the components or modules of a system. The suggestion is made that late Phylogenetic cortical areas constitute the critical components to allow emergence of tituse properties that are uniquely human.
Category: Science

An English Arabic Lexicon

Author : George Percy Badger
ISBN : UOM:39015053155118
Genre : Arabic language
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The Elements Of A Polite Education

Author : Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield
ISBN : GENT:900000115172
Genre : Conduct of life
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Category: Conduct of life

The Young Gentleman And Lady S Monitor And English Teacher S Assistant

Author : John Hamilton Moore
ISBN : 9783842498396
Genre : Fiction
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
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The Concept Of Mind

Author : Gilbert Ryle
ISBN : 0226732967
Genre : Philosophy
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This now-classic work challenges what Ryle calls philosophy's "official theory," the Cartesians "myth" of the separation of mind and matter. Ryle's linguistic analysis remaps the conceptual geography of mind, not so much solving traditional philosophical problems as dissolving them into the mere consequences of misguided language. His plain language and esstentially simple purpose place him in the traditioin of Locke, Berkeley, Mill, and Russell.
Category: Philosophy

The Conservative Mind

Author : Russell Kirk
ISBN : 0895261715
Genre : Social Science
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The book that launched the modern American conservative movement, now available in trade paperback.
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Rene Louis D Argenson

Author : J M Gallanar--Editor
ISBN : 9781435789517
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Rene Louis d'Argenson's ESSAYS...IN THE MANNER OF M. MONTAGNE is an English translation of his ESSAIS DANS LE GOUT DE CEUX DE MONTAGNE. The present edition is based on the American (Boston) translation of 1797.There was also a translation published in Dublin in 1789. The original was composed in 1736 and published after the author's death by his son in 1787. There are in all fifty essays dealing with historical and literary figures of which a number of essays dealt with 18thC personalities and issues. The work is described as being interspersed with "characters, portraits and ancedotes."

The Beauties Of Chesterfield

Author : Philip Dormer Earl of Stanhope Chesterfield
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000136103
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The Blue Sapphire Of The Mind

Author : Douglas E. Christie
ISBN : 9780199986644
Genre : Religion
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"There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.
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