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Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-10-08 - Publisher: iUniverse
A once talented and acclaimed writer inexplicably suffers a sudden breakdown and can no longer co-exist with his wife and adoring son. Could this have been brought about by a rare personality disorder as diagnosed? Or is the horror of these events the result of a greedy corporation seeking to destroy a family for the sake of money and power? Can a burned out FBI Agent discover the truth? Or will he become the next victim?
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987-08-11 - Publisher: Yale University Press
How does the mind work? How do human beings perceive and analyze the various aspects of the world around them? Are occasional misinterpretations inevitable, given the way the brain functions? In this book, a distinguished psychologist describes the most important and up-to-date explanations of our mental processes. Designed specifically for a general audience, the book is written in an accessible and lively style and draws on a wide range of familiar situations to illustrate the concepts it presents. Anthony J. Sanford discusses such intriguing topics as memory, reasoning, learning, and problem solving. In each case, he describes the relevant theories and experiments of cognitive science and psychology and shows how they have increased our knowledge. Sanford explains, for example, that language, thinking, intuition, and judgment depend heavily on mental models (existing memory structures that can be used as analogies to understand a new situation). He considers mental models from two points of view: the first seeks to evaluate the processes underlying some of the variety of human understanding; the second examines limitations and errors in thought and imagination that occur as a natural by-product of normal human understanding. Original, comprehensive, and fascinating, this book will be of interest to students, faculty, and lay people alike. "This book is an excellent introduction to the structure of knowledge. It is very readable, clear, and illuminating without being highly technical." -R.L. Gregory, University of Bristol
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-26 - Publisher: WestBow Press
The life of a man is built around his thoughts. Your thoughts determine your experiences in life. You can’t live above your thoughts. Your thoughts determine your self-image, self-worth, and status in life. Inferiority complexes, superiority complexes, pride, arrogance, and timidity are all products of self-analysis. What you think of yourself determines how you carry yourself. Success in every area of life is determined by the use of the mind. The purpose of this guide is not to teach how to be led by the mind. Instead, it reveals much about the nature of the mind; the domineering and controlling power of the thoughts that go through our minds; the ways in which the thoughts we think affect the way we speak, feel, act and behave; and ways to renew and bring it under control. In this book, you will learn the power of the mind of man; the nature of the mind; the power of positive thinking; the power of god consciousness; the winning attitude; the role of the mind in managing problems; how to overcome lust and immoral behavior; how to maintain peace; and how to deal with evil thoughts.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-04 - Publisher: Ambassador International
The current controversy over the Bible's text and translations is creating confusing division within the ranks of Fundamentalism. A mass of m isinformation fuels the debate. Scores of men realize the enormous errors being popularized but hesitate to engender further debate by speaking out. The confusion, however, is now so pervasive within Fundamentalism that the true, biblical and historical facts on the text, transmission, and translations of Scripture must be restated in layman's terms. These facts argue eloquently for the unity, not the division of God's people on these issues.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-30 - Publisher: Routledge
First Published in 1971, Human Values and the Mind of Man examines how value questions have been treated in traditional theories of human nature. It discusses the following topics: theory of mind as seen through the rules of the generation of languages; the implications for human value of automata theory; the nervous system, higher mental processes and human values; value consequences of various positions on the mind-body problem; the implications of self-actualization theory for human value; and specific value problems in the philosophy of mind. The book presents an interdisciplinary dialogue centred around thoughts about man and their implications for human action, decision, and nature of what we call the ‘human mind’. This book is an essential read for philosophers, psychologists, scientists, and humanists.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-18 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Recreating Genius - a very wealthy man and a collector of antique music and instruments, loses his wife and young son in an accident and becomes an alcoholic, but always holds out hope that he can regain that lost happiness one day. A scientist contacts him, he sobers up, a plan is made, and a secret lab is funded. Radiation Can Really Mess Things Up, is a classic Sci-Fi story about what happens when you aren’t monitoring the site of a nuclear disaster like Chernobyl, quite closely enough. The Fate Of Humanity Rests In Her Hands: When a scientist and his assistant visit a formerly shuttered and remote temporal research station in a remote part of Alaska, they learn the true purpose of their visit. At least, one of them does.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Seeking to rediscover the connection between philosophy as studied in universities and those general views of man and reality which are 'philosophy' to the educated layman, Edward Craig here offers a view of philosophy and its history since the early seventeenth century. He presents this period as concerned primarily with just two visions of the essential nature of man. One portrays human beings as made in the image of God, required to resemble him as far as lies in our power; the othersees us as autonomous creators of our own environment and values. The author writes with a broad sweep not encouraged by recent fashion, yet shows (with particular reference to Hume and Hegel) how textual detail which previous commentators have found opaque becomes transparent when viewed against such a background. In the final chapter he treats passages from recent work in the same way. The general conceptions which philosophical thought embodies can equally well be embodied in other media, especially literary. The author illustrates this point with German and English examples and thereby draws together disciplines often felt to be far apart. He also reveals striking similarities between Anglo-American and certain twentieth-century continental European lines of thought.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: iUniverse
Found wisdom I did while searching to understand my reality. I found that my reality was not mine alone. It is ours. And that explained why everytime I tried to write about myself I wrote about you. I had to first dissect and respect your reality to understand and accept mine.