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Essays on the Active Powers of the Human Mind

Author : Thomas Reid
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The Human Mind

Author : Lord Robert Winston
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It is the most complex and mysterious object in the universe. Covered by a dull grey membrane, it resembles a gigantic, convoluted fungus. Its inscrutability has captivated scientists, philosophers and artists for centuries. It is, of course, the human brain. With the help of science we can now begin to understand the extraordinary complexity of the brain's circuits: we can see which nerve cells generate electricity as we fall in love, tell a lie or dream of a lottery win. And inside the 100 billion cells of this rubbery network is something remarkable: you. In this entertaining and accessible book, Robert Winston takes us deep into the workings of the human mind and shows how our emotions and personality are the result of genes and environment. He explains how memories are formed and lost, how the ever-changing brain is responsible for toddler tantrums and teenage angst, plus he reveals the truth behind extra-sensory perception, déjà vu and out-of-body experiences. He also tells us how to boost our intelligence, how to tap into creative powers we never knew we had, how to break old habits and keep our brain fit and active as we enter old age. The human mind is all we have to help us to understand it. Paradoxically, it is possible that science may never quite explain everything about this extraordinary mechanism that makes each of us unique.

Essays on the Powers of the Human Mind

Author : Thomas Reid
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A Short Treatise on the Passions illustrative of the human mind By a Lady

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Evolution Culture and the Human Mind

Author : Mark Schaller
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An enormous amount of scientific research compels two fundamental conclusions about the human mind: The mind is the product of evolution; and the mind is shaped by culture. These two perspectives on the human mind are not incompatible, but, until recently, their compatibility has resisted rigorous scholarly inquiry. Evolutionary psychology documents many ways in which genetic adaptations govern the operations of the human mind. But evolutionary inquiries only occasionally grapple seriously with questions about human culture and cross-cultural differences. By contrast, cultural psychology documents many ways in which thought and behavior are shaped by different cultural experiences. But cultural inquires rarely consider evolutionary processes. Even after decades of intensive research, these two perspectives on human psychology have remained largely divorced from each other. But that is now changing - and that is what this book is about. Evolution, Culture, and the Human Mind is the first scholarly book to integrate evolutionary and cultural perspectives on human psychology. The contributors include world-renowned evolutionary, cultural, social, and cognitive psychologists. These chapters reveal many novel insights linking human evolution to both human cognition and human culture – including the evolutionary origins of cross-cultural differences. The result is a stimulating introduction to an emerging integrative perspective on human nature.

An Inquiry Into the Human Mind

Author : Thomas Reid
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Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Author : Thomas Brown
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Making the Human Mind

Author : R. A. Sharpe
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"Making the Human Mind" is an attack on the widespread assumption that the mind has parts and that it is the interaction between these parts which accounts for some of the most characteristic human behaviour, the sorts of irrational behaviour displayed in self-deception and weakness of will. The implications of this attack are considerable: Professor Sharpe contests a realism about the mind, the belief that there is an inventory which an all-seeing deity could compile and which could contain answers to all the questions we could ask about people. With this goes a hermeneutic approach to the understanding of human behaviour: these forms of understanding are markedly different from that suggested by the scientific model and favoured by those who partition the mind. Finally, the author undermines eliminative materialism and the idea that the way we talk about the mind constitutes a "folk psychology", arguing that what is distinctively human about the human mind has been created by self-consciousness and is self-created.

Images of Human Nature

Author : Donald J. Munro
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In this volume Donald Munro, author of important studies on early and contemporary China, provides a critical analysis of the doctrines of the Sung Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200). For nearly six centuries Confucian orthodoxy was based on Chu Hsi's commentaries on Confucian classics. These commentaries were the core of the curriculum studied by candidates for the civil service in China until 1905 and provided guidelines both for personal behavior and for official policy. Munro finds the key to the complexities of Chu Hsi's thought in his mode of discourse: the structural images of family, stream of water, mirror, body, plant, and ruler. Furthermore, he discloses the basic framework of Chu Hsi's ethics and the theory of human nature that is provided by these illustrative images. As revealed by Munro, Chu Hsi's thought is polarized between family duty and a broader altruism and between obedience to external authority and self-discovery of moral truth. To understand these tensions moves us toward clarifying the meaning of each idea in the sets. The interplay of these ideas, selectively emphasized over time by later Confucians, is a background for explaining modern Chinese thought. In it, among other things, Confucianism and Marxism-Leninism co-exist. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Mental philosophy a popular view of the human mind

Author : Robert Mudie
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Letters on the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Author : Samuel Bailey
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Number a link between divine intelligence and human an argument

Author : Charles Girdlestone
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Mind Shift

Author : John Parrington
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What makes human consciousness unique? John Parrington draws on early Russian ideas and the latest neuroscience to argue that humans went through a 'mind shift' when we developed language, and words and the shared cultural world they enabled altered our brains, and have shaped them ever since.

Thinking Big

Author : Clive Gamble
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Argues that the need for early humans to live in larger social groups and maintain social relations over greater distances drove the enlargement of the human brain and the development of the human mind.

The Art and Craft of Play Directing

Author : David Stevens
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Theatre is an interpretive art based upon a director's emotional reaction to reading a play and imagining a production of that play. Before the audience experiences the production, the director must go through a process, part art and part craft, to create it. This book is intended to introduce undergraduate students with a solid theatre background to that process. Stevens includes chapters covering theatre and art, the interpretation of the script, composition and movement, working with actors, and matters of style. Each chapter contains exercises in order for students to consolidate what they have learned. The complete text of John Millington Synge's "Riders to the Sea" is included as an example and study text, and Stevens relates many examples from his own rich directing background. Twenty production photos, two sample floor plans, and numerous diagrams round out the text. The study of directing is a life-long project, and in this book Stevens provides a basis for that study.

Winning Instinct

Author : Virender Kapoor
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Passion, purpose, potential, perseverance are the qualities required to make great achievers and leaders. This book tells you how to · turn people into leaders · build trust and confidence · make you reach your destiny · transform your organization

Social Robotics

Author : Shuzhi Sam Ge
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2012, held in Chengdu, China, in October 2012. The 66 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots, situated interaction and embodiment, robots to assist the elderly and persons with disabilities, social acceptance of robots and their impact to the society, artificial empathy, HRI through non-verbal communication and control, social telepresence robots, embodiments and networks, interaction and collaboration among robots, humans and environment, human augmentation, rehabilitation, and medical robots I and II.


Author : Dwarika Nath Raina
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Who am I? What is the purpose of my existence? These are some questions that plague the mind as a constant conflict between our impending desires and our feverish drive to reach them while we remain ignorant of our abilities as prima donna of creation, to reach higher forms of consciousness and become who we are meant to be! It’s a must-read for the youth, as it seeks to open not just your mind and heart but also to redeem you from yourself from remaining enslaved in birth after birth. It is a distillation of our scriptures in a very concise and succinct manner to make you imbibe the essence of our thought and spirituality. If these words fire your zeal to become one with existence, we would consider the book to have achieved its goal. Reach us at: [email protected]

The Conflict

Author : Dhiraj Kumar
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This is the story of two individuals, who are from India and China respectively. During the course of a business interaction, they got close in terms of professional issues, personal life, culture and political issues etc. In the book, there are in-depth descriptions regarding court proceedings, its jurisprudence, development of human civilization, the concept of love and affection, the responsibilities of the human beings and how to development a good mindset? There is also an indication towards the faults, which we (as human beings) may have committed while prioritizing our agendas i.e., less space for individuality and a kind of message/prayer for the international community.

Spirit Growth

Author : Rodger Gibbs
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Through poetry, prayer and its answers, sermon notes, Bible study, and quiet time in communion with God, Gibbs describes his life in Christ. (Christian)