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Becoming Human

Author : Jean Vanier
ISBN : 0809145871
Genre : Self-Help
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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: Self-Help

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 : Ian Tattersall
ISBN : 0192862146
Genre : Fossil hominids
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Offering wisdom gleaned from fossil remains, primate behavior, prehistoric art, and archaeology, Tattersall presents a stunning picture of human evolution.
Category: Fossil hominids

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 : Michel Dubois
ISBN : 9781786305848
Genre : Science
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The human specificity can be described by verticality/bipedalism, technique use, articulated language, high cognitive capacities, complex society at three levels: body, mind, social. In this book, is proposed an evolutionary process that make better understand how such humanity could have emerged in the long time (more than 6 million years). The process is based on a very early necessity to use technic for surviving correlated with neoteny which impulsed a darwinian evolutionary process, with four distinguished punctuation described as neotenizations.
Category: Science

Becoming Human

Author : Teresa Bejarano
ISBN : 9789027252173
Genre : Psychology
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What do the pointing gesture, the imitation of new complex motor patterns, the evocation of absent objects and the grasping of others false beliefs all have in common? Apart from being (one way or other) involved in the language, they all would share a demanding requirement a second mental centre within the subject. This redefinition of the simulationism is extended in the present book in two directions. Firstly, mirror-neurons and, likewise, animal abilities connected with the visual field of their fellows, although they certainly constitute important landmarks, would not require this second mental centre. Secondly, others beliefs would have given rise not only to predicative communicative function but also to pre-grammatical syntax. The inquiry about the evolutionary-historic origin of language focuses on the cognitive requirements on it as a faculty (but not to the indirect causes such as environmental changes or greater co-operation), pays attention to children, and covers other human peculiarities as well, e.g., symbolic play, protodeclaratives, self-conscious emotions, and interactional or four-hand tasks."
Category: Psychology

Becoming Human

Author : John Behr
ISBN : 0881414395
Genre : Religion
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Becoming Human

Author : Michael Tomasello
ISBN : 9780674980853
Genre : Psychology
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Virtually all theories of how humans have become a distinctive species focus on evolution. Here, Michael Tomasello proposes a complementary theory focused on ontogenetic processes. Built on the essential ideas of Vygotsky, his data-driven model explains how those things that make us most human are constructed during the first six years of life.
Category: Psychology

On Becoming Human

Author : Arthur H. Niehoff
ISBN : 9781585002580
Genre : Science
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The author began writing poems and prose dating back to the early '80's. This book features many of those as well as more recent ones. The Section "From the Heart" has love, romance and heartache as well as inspirational offerings sprinkled throughout. The "Seasons" Section will truly be enjoyed by Nature lovers everywhere. The Section "Angels and Bluebirds" should appeal to those who believe in them. "Musings and Reflections" has dashes of humor and wit. Dead End Streets and The One That Got Away read like real life events. "Regional Thoughts" provides a glimpse of the author's upbringing in Western North Carolina. Hopefully in the pages of this book each reader will find certain events, occasions, thoughts, or insights relevant to experiences and feelings of their own.
Category: Science

On Being And Becoming Human

Author : Willard Gaylin
ISBN : 0140117814
Genre : Psychology
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Explores humanity's biological roots and astounding capacity for self-creation and self-alteration, examining freedom and choice, sexuality and love, conscience and justice, work and pleasure, and other issues
Category: Psychology

Becoming Human

Author : Colin Renfrew
ISBN : 9780521876544
Genre : Social Science
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In this volume, fifteen internationally renowned scholars contribute essays that explore the relationship between symbolism, spirituality, and humanity in the prehistoric societies of Europe and traditional societies elsewhere.
Category: Social Science

Becoming Human

Author : Amy Michelle Carpenter
ISBN : 1953491960
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On Becoming Human

Author : Nancy Makepeace Tanner
ISBN : 0521280281
Genre : Science
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First published in 1981, On Becoming Human presents a unique theory of human origins, an original explanation of how early hominids evolved from their ape-like primate ancestors. Professor Nancy M. Tanner's book integrates the data on chimpanzee behaviour with the available information on early phases of human evolution. The result is a model by which we can more accurately reconstruct the lifeways of the early hominids and better understand the rapid transition from ape to early human. By an innovative use of conventional data and a fresh perspective on traditional anthropological approaches, Professor Tanner, in her first book, has developed a powerful new theory of human origins by which we can understand the actual dynamics of becoming human.
Category: Science

Becoming Human

Author : Letty M. Russell
ISBN : 0664244084
Genre : Religion
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Basing her discussion on the Bible and today's situation in society and theology, Letty Russell explores what it means to be human. She focuses particular attention on who we are in light of Jesus' own humanity, relationships between men and women, those who are treated as less than human, and how human liberation may be achieved.
Category: Religion

Being Human Becoming Human

Author : Helmut Thielicke
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039564690
Genre : Man (Christian theology)
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An answer to humanity's search for for an ideal that can be a shaping force in life.
Category: Man (Christian theology)

Becoming Human

Author : Zakiyyah Iman Jackson
ISBN : 9781479873623
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Argues that blackness disrupts our essential ideas of race, gender, and, ultimately, the human Rewriting the pernicious, enduring relationship between blackness and animality in the history of Western science and philosophy, Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World breaks open the rancorous debate between black critical theory and posthumanism. Through the cultural terrain of literature by Toni Morrison, Nalo Hopkinson, Audre Lorde, and Octavia Butler, the art of Wangechi Mutu and Ezrom Legae, and the oratory of Frederick Douglass, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson both critiques and displaces the racial logic that has dominated scientific thought since the Enlightenment. In so doing, Becoming Human demonstrates that the history of racialized gender and maternity, specifically antiblackness, is indispensable to future thought on matter, materiality, animality, and posthumanism. Jackson argues that African diasporic cultural production alters the meaning of being human and engages in imaginative practices of world-building against a history of the bestialization and thingification of blackness—the process of imagining the black person as an empty vessel, a non-being, an ontological zero—and the violent imposition of colonial myths of racial hierarchy. She creatively responds to the animalization of blackness by generating alternative frameworks of thought and relationality that not only disrupt the racialization of the human/animal distinction found in Western science and philosophy but also challenge the epistemic and material terms under which the specter of animal life acquires its authority. What emerges is a radically unruly sense of a being, knowing, feeling existence: one that necessarily ruptures the foundations of "the human."
Category: Literary Criticism

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

Author : Gene Brewer
ISBN : 9781479781553
Genre : Fiction
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Becoming Human is the story of a human-like artificial brain created by a team of scientists in a neurology laboratory. As Oscars intellectual capacity increases with the daily addition of hundreds of neurons, he becomes more and more human, eventually becoming deeply involved in the lives of his creators. All of this raises questions about the meaning of being human, of the soul, and of existence itself. Ultimately, however, Oscar must be dismantled and moved to a new laboratory, with surprising and unforeseen results.
Category: Fiction

Becoming Human

Author : Lance Lee
ISBN : 1469786850
Genre : Literary Collections
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Lance Lee knows that Animals, Places and the Past (his past, our pasts) all have a part to play in Becoming Human. The deer's soft eyes look at him, he thinks of death. In "The Light at Vezelay" he writes of Mary Magdalene. "Poker-Faced", he lied to his father at 12. Read all about it in this splendid new collection. Lance Lee knows what it takes and proves it skillfully in Becoming Human. Martin Bax, Editor, Ambit, England's leading Arts Quarterly; author, The Hospital Ship Being male and keeping some balance of mind and heart is eloquently explored in Lance Lee's Becoming Human. "The years have planted multitudes in my heart" he says, and accepting adulthood's sorrows and corruptions while moving on with one's life is a continual step-by-small-step act of heroism. It is wonderful to read a poetry that does not fear to feel, nor softens and delays the fierce depths of experience with mere agreeable anecdote or trendy nostalgia. From the child in his crib, to the boy running from the wolf beneath the stairs, from desire's greed for beauty and solace, to acknowledging the "German" and the "Jew's" joint contribution to his genetics, Lee's poems ask that we attend to that continual interior warfare which is the stuff of humanity. With his richly sensuous diction, Lance Lee tackles head on questions of love with all its dignities of aspiration and indignities of the reflective, divided self. This is an honest book, and one of the most passionate documents of the masculine heart around. Our heroic insufficiencies are acknowledged and embraced. This book moves from memory to landscape, into Dante's mind, across Italy and into Dachau. Becoming Human is a rare book; it takes time to savor and while the poet continually hungers, the poems consistently nourish. This is a book to read time and again; it's grown-up; it's real - uncompromising and very beautiful. Pamela Stewart, The Red Window; Infrequent Mysteries What immediately draws me into this book is the urgency and honesty with which Lance lee explores the self and its parameters. He writes about childhood when a wolf "lived beneath the stairs" whose "breath singed my legs before/I leaped to the safety of the steps," and of how when waking to terror at night, "I learned I was alone/and became human." He is deeply aware of family history, his mixed gentile and Jewish background and he examines, often through dream and vision, his attitudes and feelings. He looks unflinchingly at his own feral nature, the bear that's "my familiar stranger" - a desire to be powerful, destructive, taste pleasure and "wild freedom". There is too an extraordinary empathy with wildlife, a celebration of it, and the questioning of self and God, the spirituality which underlies all this work, is particularly moving in the nature poems. "The Wheatfield" ends: Joy is not peace or summer's gold but this swing between barren and bursting poles that makes me complete. The energy of Lee's writing, its sensuousness and passion is, for me, the true stuff of poetry. He deserves to be much better known. Nyra Schneider, Insisting on Yellow ? New and Selected Poems; Panic Bird
Category: Literary Collections

Becoming Human

Author : Godelieve Prové
ISBN : 9789059720374
Genre : Religion
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"[This book] is a story of an unusual group of women, the international organization of Medical Mission Sisters, as told by one sister, a Flemish medical doctor ... In the second part of this book, the author relfects on her own psychological and spiritual development, using a model based on the writings of the medieval mystic Ruusbroec."--Back cover.
Category: Religion