Soul Machine The Invention Of The Modern Mind

Autore: George Makari
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248690
Grandezza: 70,17 MB
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A brilliant and comprehensive history of the creation of the modern Western mind. Soul Machine takes us back to the origins of modernity, a time when a crisis in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to searching questions about the nature of human inner life. This is the story of how a new concept—the mind—emerged as a potential solution, one that was part soul and part machine, but fully neither. In this groundbreaking work, award-winning historian George Makari shows how writers, philosophers, physicians, and anatomists worked to construct notions of the mind as not an ethereal thing, but a natural one. From the ascent of Oliver Cromwell to the fall of Napoleon, seminal thinkers like Hobbes, Locke, Diderot, and Kant worked alongside often-forgotten brain specialists, physiologists, and alienists in the hopes of mapping the inner world. Conducted in a cauldron of political turmoil, these frequently shocking, always embattled efforts would give rise to psychiatry, mind sciences such as phrenology, and radically new visions of the self. Further, they would be crucial to the establishment of secular ethics and political liberalism. Boldly original, wide-ranging, and brilliantly synthetic, Soul Machine gives us a masterful, new account of the making of the modern Western mind.

The Invention Of Madness

Autore: Emily Baum
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022658075X
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Throughout most of history, in China the insane were kept within the home and treated by healers who claimed no specialized knowledge of their condition. In the first decade of the twentieth century, however, psychiatric ideas and institutions began to influence longstanding beliefs about the proper treatment for the mentally ill. In The Invention of Madness, Emily Baum traces a genealogy of insanity from the turn of the century to the onset of war with Japan in 1937, revealing the complex and convoluted ways in which “madness” was transformed in the Chinese imagination into “mental illness.” ​ Focusing on typically marginalized historical actors, including municipal functionaries and the urban poor, The Invention of Madness shifts our attention from the elite desire for modern medical care to the ways in which psychiatric discourses were implemented and redeployed in the midst of everyday life. New meanings and practices of madness, Baum argues, were not just imposed on the Beijing public but continuously invented by a range of people in ways that reflected their own needs and interests. Exhaustively researched and theoretically informed, The Invention of Madness is an innovative contribution to medical history, urban studies, and the social history of twentieth-century China.

Power Pleasure And Profit

Autore: David Wootton
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674976673
Grandezza: 13,80 MB
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David Wootton guides us through four centuries of Western thought to show how new ideas about politics, ethics, and economics stepped into a gap opened up by religious conflict and the Scientific Revolution. As ideas about godliness and Aristotelian virtue faded, theories about the rational pursuit of power, pleasure, and profit moved to the fore.

Your Evolving Soul

Autore: Byron Belitsos
Editore: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1579830374
Grandezza: 62,94 MB
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Sparks of genuine revelation are contained in many religions and esoteric systems. Your Evolving Soul declares that we’ve been graced with a new revelation for our time: the little-known Urantia Book, which has quietly sold over one million copies in a dozen languages. According to the author of this comparative analysis, the disclosures about self, soul, and spirit in the Urantia Revelation stand alone in their coherence and richness of detail. Your Evolving Soul is the first book to fully explain this advanced teaching for the ordinary reader, offering clarity and inspiration for those on any path. Belitsos compares the Urantia Book’s futuristic teachings about the threefold design of the human self-system to the models of selfhood proposed by many previous thinkers, ranging from from Plato and Saint Augustine to Carl Jung and Ken Wilber. He provides essential context for this discussion by illumining the relationship of the Urantia text to scientific psychology and to the world’s religions, with special emphasis on Christianity and Buddhism. Your Evolving Soul also provides an introduction to the cosmology, theology, and philosophy of the Urantia teaching, and reveals its many affinities with contemporary integral theory and modern theology. Through his lucid interpretation of the Urantia Revelation, the author offers a model of the human self and soul to be tested, examined, and compared—not a finished truth to be accepted as doctrine. Readers of this book will discover a plausible hypothesis of how our evolving soul becomes an immortal vehicle of our true identity. They also learn how our soul-making decisions can lead to the development of a creative, loving, unified, and perfected personality, now and into the afterlife.

Makers Of The Modern Mind

Autore: Thomas Patrick Neill
Editore:
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From Myth To Modern Mind

Autore: Richard H. Schlagel
Editore:
ISBN: 9780820426723
Grandezza: 36,39 MB
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Vista: 4673
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Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Body A L

Autore: Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Editore: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780313341465
Grandezza: 42,30 MB
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Vista: 733
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Explores the human body alphabetically by part, detailing practices and beliefs from the past and present and from around the world.

Literature And The Modern Mind

Autore: Francis X. Canfield
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 38,36 MB
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Vista: 1989
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Christ The Modern Mind

Autore: Robert Wayne Smith
Editore: IVP Books
ISBN:
Grandezza: 17,35 MB
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Vista: 2557
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The Making Of The Modern Mind

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Grandezza: 34,85 MB
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Vista: 4509
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The Making Of The Modern Mind

Autore: John Herman Randall
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Grandezza: 27,52 MB
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From Myth To The Modern Mind

Autore: Richard H. Schlagel
Editore:
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Grandezza: 35,83 MB
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Vista: 7666
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Modern Minds

Autore: Howard Mumford Jones
Editore:
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Grandezza: 61,59 MB
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Vista: 9014
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The Origin And Meaning Of Christianity

Autore: Gilbert Thomas Sadler
Editore:
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Grandezza: 57,40 MB
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Vista: 8518
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From Myth To Modern Mind Copernicus Through Quantum Mechanics

Autore: Richard H. Schlagel
Editore: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820426990
Grandezza: 52,80 MB
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More than any other discipline, science has shaped the modern view of the world. The purpose of this two volume study is to recount how this came to be. Beginning with a depiction of primitive forms of mentality, Volume I, Theogony through Ptolemy, traces the contributions of the Presocratics and Plato to the sustained growth of scientific rationalism, culminating in Aristotle's organismic cosmology. This is followed by a description of the research of the Hellenistic precursors of modern science from Euclid and Archimedes through Ptolemy and Galen, comparing their mental outlook with that of the early church fathers. Volume II, Copernicus through Quantum Mechanics, recounts the origins of modern physical science and its conceptual development from the fourteenth century to the present.

In Our Own Image

Autore: George Zarkadakis
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1473501431
Grandezza: 74,20 MB
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'TIMELY AND IMPORTANT' JIM AL-KHALILI In Our Own Image by Dr George Zarkadakis explores one of humankind’s oldest love–hate relationships – our ties with Artificial Intelligence or AI. Zarkadakis traces AI’s origins in ancient myth, through literary classics such as Frankenstein, to today’s sci-fi blockbusters, arguing that a fascination with AI is hardwired into the human psyche. He explains AI’s history, technology and potential; its manifestations in intelligent machines; its connections to neurology and consciousness, as well as – perhaps most tellingly – what AI reveals about us as human beings. In Our Own Image argues that we are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution – poised to enter the age of Artificial Intelligence as science fiction becomes science fact. Ultimately, Zarkadakis observes, the fate of AI has profound implications for the future of science and humanity itself...

India S Destiny

Autore: R. Narasimha Reddy
Editore:
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Grandezza: 76,86 MB
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The Soul Of Science

Autore: Nancy R. Pearcey
Editore: Turning Point Christian Worldv
ISBN: 9780891077664
Grandezza: 70,73 MB
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This Turning Point book surveys the development of science and its historic and present relationship to Christianity, and re-introduces believers to their rich intellectual heritage.

Secrets Of The Talking Jaguar

Autore: Martín Prechtel
Editore: Tarcher
ISBN:
Grandezza: 75,89 MB
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A shaman and leader of the so-called men's movement offers a rare glimpse into the complex, joyful culture of contemporary Mayan village life and spirituality, expounding its teaching that all humans possess an innate spirit of generosity and community.

The Lagoon

Autore: Armand Marie Leroi
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408836211
Grandezza: 16,22 MB
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Vista: 1972
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In the Eastern Aegean lies an island of forested hills and olive groves, with streams, marshes and a lagoon that nearly cuts the land in two. It was here, over two thousand years ago, that Aristotle came to work. Aristotle was the greatest philosopher of all time. Author of the Poetics, Politics and Metaphysics, his work looms over the history of Western thought. But he was also a biologist – the first. Aristotle explored the mysteries of the natural world. With the help of fishermen, hunters and farmers, he catalogued the animals in his world, dissected them, observed their behaviours and recorded how they lived, fed, and bred. In his great zoological treatise, Historia animalium, he described the mating habits of herons, the sexual incontinence of girls, the stomachs of snails, the sensitivity of sponges, the flippers of seals, the sounds of cicadas, the destructiveness of starfish, the dumbness of the deaf, the flatulence of elephants and the structure of the human heart. And then, in another dozen books, he explained it all. In The Lagoon, acclaimed biologist Armand Marie Leroi recovers Aristotle's science. He goes to Lesbos to see the creatures that Aristotle saw, where he saw them, and explores the Philosopher's deep ideas and inspired guesses – as well as the things that he got wildly wrong. Leroi shows how Aristotle's science is deeply intertwined with his philosophical system and how modern science even now bears the imprint of its inventor.