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Reality Making

By Mark Jago
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780191072369
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Philosophy
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What makes up reality, and how? What kinds of entity are fundamental to reality, and how do dependent entities depend on the fundamental ones? How does one entity metaphysically ground another? These questions are central to contemporary metaphysics. The papers in this collection, written by a new generation of metaphysicians, address these and related questions. They investigate the metaphysical concepts of grounding and fundamentality, and the relationship between the fundamental and all the other parts of reality. Together, these papers represent the cutting-edge of a central topic in contemporary metaphysics.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781351490030
  • Pages : 421
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  • Pages : 336
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A masterful translation of classic scholar Buddhapalita’s breakthrough elucidation of Nagarjuna’s famous Middle Way text, which has profoundly influenced generations of Buddhist philosophers. This “Buddhapalita” commentary on Nagarjuna’s famous first-century text Wisdom: Fundamental Middle Way Verses has been considered for over a thousand years by Indian and Tibetan philosophers to be the special key that best unlocks the deep philosophical freedom from confusion and perplexity that the Middle Way (or Centrist) school seeks to provide for its students. Chandrakirti (seventh century) defended Buddhapalita’s elegant approach as most effective in opening the Middle Way for the inquiring mind to find the liberating experience of reality. Atisha (eleventh century) brought Buddhapalita’s and Chandrakirti’s transformative critical method to spread widely in Tibet, and Tsongkhapa (fifteenth century) provided a clarification of this philosophical work that was so rigorous and crystal clear that it opened the minds of Tibetan philosopher scientists of all schools until today. Ian Coghlan’s masterful translation makes Buddhapalita’s breakthrough elucidation of the Wisdom Verses clearly accessible. The translator’s unique education combines the Indo-Tibetan geshé curriculum with the modern doctoral training that adds comparative text-critical analysis and comparative language research in Sanskrit as well as Tibetan. This intellectual and experiential education enabled him to produce this reliable translation for the philosophical seeker to fully engage with Buddhapalita’s richly transformative, liberating work.

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In Chains of Being, Ross P. Cameron argues for both Metaphysical Infinitism, the view that there can be infinitely descending chains of ontological dependence or grounding, with no bottom level of fundamental things or facts, and Metaphysical Holism, the view that there can be circles of ontological dependence or grounding. Cameron argues against the widespread orthodoxy of Metaphysical Foundationalism: that everything in reality is ultimately accounted for by a base class of fundamental phenomena. In doing so, he makes the case against another widespread orthodoxy: that relations like grounding and ontological dependence are explanatory relations. Cameron provides an alternative account of metaphysical explanation that does not tie explanation to determination relations like grounding and ontological dependence, and he shows how explanation works in infinitist and holistic metaphysics. Embracing the possibility of infinite regress and circularity can be theoretically fruitful, as is shown by applying it to a number of cases across a wide range of philosophical areas, including: non-well-founded set theory, mathematical structuralism, the metaphysics of persons, the metaphysics of gender and sexuality, the semantic paradoxes, and others. In the course of exploring these applications, Cameron defends distinctive views concerning when an infinite regress is vicious, the nature of truth, non-classical logic and dialetheism, social construction, and more.

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The title of this book, Forever Pursuing Genesis, derives from a statement that Vonnegut once made about the nature of the universe and humankind's place in it. This study applies that statement to the narrative themes that Vonnegut has treated in his career.

The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies

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Written by a team of veteran scholars and exciting emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the field internationally, drawing out regional differences in the way that systematic intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been translated into an academic discipline. It examines the conversations between Film Studies and its contributory disciplines that not only defined a new field of discourse but also modified existing scholarly traditions. It reflects on the field's dominant paradigms and debates and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks forward optimistically to the future of the medium of film, the institution of cinema and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film and cinema are being called into question by new technological, industrial and aesthetic developments.

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By Julie Vick
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  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Isbn : 9781682686560
  • Pages : 208
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A baby can be a good excuse to skip a party, but . . . goodbye alone time, hello awkward new social obligations. All parents want the same things: to balance work and home life, to raise happy kids, to never attend a baby drumming class, and to build a secret room in their home where they can hide (preferably not the bathroom). Yes, an introverted parent would more keenly want to be free of the slew of attention and expectations that accompany both pregnancy and parenthood, but even the most outgoing person is sure to reach their limit eventually. Here, with laugh-out-loud humor and well-earned experience, Julie Vick offers coping mechanisms for everything from sharing the news that you are becoming a parent to the moment the baby is born (one way or another, it will happen), from managing doctor’s visits to handling playdates. She offers advice on finding childcare and ignoring the nursing versus formula conversation with strangers. Witty yet valuable, her tips, checklists, and the occasional chart focus on the time from pregnancy through preschool.

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By Philip Hodgkiss
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 9781847142863
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Philosophy
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The Making of the Modern Mind traces the emergence of "consciousness" in social thought from the 17th Century to the 21st. Against the classical notions of consciousness and self, alternative agendas began to be developed in the 19th Century by figures as diverse as Marx and Nietzsche. The struggles between classical conceptions of consciousness and these alternatives--which promised more radical and emancipatory interpretations--continued into the 20th Century.From the start, the concept of "consciousness" connected with a range of other notions. Questions of the self and of identity were widely disputed in the Enlightenment whilst the 20th Century contributed new concerns, chiefly the philosophical issues of being and acting and the problematic status of reality for a theory of mind. Today, consciousness is viewed much more as a public and linguistic world rather than a private and mentalistic one.The Making of the Modern Mind explores the contemporary debates around consciousness and identity, crucially setting the analysis within its social and historical context. Written in a clear and engaging style, the book will be of interest to students in Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology.

HCI International 2011 Posters' Extended Abstracts

By Constantine Stephanidis
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9783642220951
  • Pages : 561
  • Category : Computers
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This two-volume set CCIS 173 and CCIS 174 constitutes the extended abstracts of the posters presented during the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2011, held in Orlando, FL, USA in July 2011, jointly with 12 other thematically similar conferences. A total of 4039 contributions was submitted to HCII 2011, of which 232 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected for presentation as extended abstracts in the two volumes.

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  • Publisher : Youcanprint
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The aim of the research was to analyse the practical and daily dimension of the work of the air traffic control officer (ATCO). The ATCO is an operator able to handle unexpected situations within a complex operating, technological and regulatory system while maintaining a high level of reliability and safety. In particular, the work of the ATCO is characterized by two crucial elements: (1) the accurate management of time variables (air traffic management requires the air traffic controller to take decisions and act in extremely restricted fractions of time) and (2) continuous coordination with various items of technology and with other workers (pilots, other ATCOs and other types of personnel employed at airports). This means that it is an activity that at the same time presupposes both individual skills and capabilities and also collective capabilities, aimed at building a common space of mutual understanding and agreement with regard to the interpretive schemes to be utilised in order to deal with the multiple scenarios that can arise in the field of air traffic management. The aims of the research were descriptive-analytical in nature: Describe the characteristics of the ATCO profession, highlighting the aspects of reliability, safety and management of unexpected events; Describe and analyse the cognitive and organizational complexity of the ATCO's work. The research also involved goals of a practical-improvement kind, encouraging greater awareness in terms of: the operators, with reference to the management of unexpected events, to the cognitive and organizational complexity of air traffic control activity, to the operational specificities associated with maintaining and increasing effectiveness, efficiency, reliability and safety in the management of air traffic; The identification of improvement criteria for the initial selection and training (both at the start and then ongoing) of staff dedicated to air traffic control; The complexity of the work of ATCOs in areas different from those of an academic-professional kind, in order to promote an informed exchange of expertise outside the world of the operators in the sector. The research was promoted by four bodies: the Società Nazionale Assistenza al Volo (ENAV S.p.a.); the Associazione Nazionale Assistenti e Controllori Navigazione Aerea (ANACNA); the Confederazione Italiana Sindacati dei Lavoratori (FIT-CISL) and the Unione Italiana Controllo e Assistenza al Volo (UNICA). The research was carried out by a team from the Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale dell’Università of Milano-Bicocca, composed of Maurizio Catino (director of the research project), Alessia Bianco Dolino, Diego Coletto and Chiara Locatelli. The work presents some extremely innovative features in the field of studies available today regarding the profession of air traffic controller and constitutes the first research experience in this sector at an Italian level, as well as being one of first at an international level. In particular, these distinctive features involve, on the one hand, the research methodology used and, on the other hand, the theoretical frame of reference chosen for the analysis. As far as research methodology is concerned, the techniques of organizational ethnography have been employed. This involved a long period of observation in the field of work itself (448 hours of observation over the course of a year), making it possible to directly observe the work practices adopted by front-line operators, the main characteristics of the work and the specific operational needs of the profession. Specifically, observations were carried out in four operating locations: the Area Control Centres (ACCs) in Rome and Milan and the Control Towers (TWRs) at Malpensa and Fiumicino airports.

New Proofs for the Existence of God

By Robert J. Spitzer
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  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Isbn : 9780802863836
  • Pages : 319
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 220
  • File Pdf: new-proofs-for-the-existence-of-god.pdf

Book Summary:

Responding to contemporary popular atheism, Robert J. Spitzer's New Proofs for the Existence of God examines the considerable evidence for God and creation that has come to light from physics and philosophy during the last forty years. An expert in diverse areas, including theology, physics, metaphysics, and ethics, Spitzer offers in this text the most contemporary, complete, and integrated approach to rational theism currently available. "Skepticism about the possibility of proving the existence of God often relies on data from modern science. In this splendid new book Father Robert Spitzer explores the implications of the latest discoveries in big bang cosmology, string theory, quantum physics, and the ontology of time to craft a series of convincing philosophical arguments. To paraphrase a popular commercial, this is not your father's old 'natural theology' textbook ù it's a gripping and compelling account of the best current arguments for theism."ùJoseph W. Koterski, S.J., Foidham University "A most original and insightful case for the existence of God.... Fr. Spitzer's new proofs pose a serious and compelling challenge to the unconscious hegemony of naturalism in the worlds of both philosophy and the sciences."ùFrancis J. Beckwith, Baylor University "Rare is the theologian who keeps abreast of the latest developments in fundamental physics, and even rarer the one who can discuss them with the theological and philosophical sophistication that Fr. Spitzer displays in this book. A challenging and original work."ùStephen M. Barr, University of Delaware, author of Modern Physics and Ancient Faith

Reality Is Broken

By Jane McGonigal
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9781101475492
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 953
  • File Pdf: reality-is-broken.pdf

Book Summary:

“McGonigal is a clear, methodical writer, and her ideas are well argued. Assertions are backed by countless psychological studies.” —The Boston Globe “Powerful and provocative . . . McGonigal makes a persuasive case that games have a lot to teach us about how to make our lives, and the world, better.” —San Jose Mercury News “Jane McGonigal's insights have the elegant, compact, deadly simplicity of plutonium, and the same explosive force.” —Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness. With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks, should games be used for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking book, she shows how we can leverage the power of games to fix what is wrong with the real world-from social problems like depression and obesity to global issues like poverty and climate change-and introduces us to cutting-edge games that are already changing the business, education, and nonprofit worlds. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality Is Broken shows that the future will belong to those who can understand, design, and play games. Jane McGonigal is also the author of SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient.

On a collision route with God

By Gabriel L.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Youcanprint
  • Isbn : 9788827854365
  • Pages : 242
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 107
  • File Pdf: on-a-collision-route-with-god.pdf

Book Summary:

Questo libro contiene una serie di informazioni, desunte dall'autore attraverso lunghe conversazioni con un misterioso personaggio, un uomo che gli ha trasmesso una serie di "rivelazioni" sorprendenti, in cui la presenza di esseri extraterrestri (fisici e spirituali) fra noi costituisce il filo conduttore che domina la storia umana. Tali rivelazioni si riferiscono alla teoria della colonizzazione della Terra, all'analisi delle categorie degli esseri che la popolano, alle potenzialità della memoria e sui concetti di dubbio, sogno e realtà. This book contains a series of information, taken from the author through long conversations with a mysterious character, a man who has transmitted a series of surprising "revelations", in which the presence of extraterrestrial beings (physical and spiritual) between us constitutes a common thread that dominates the history of human beings. These revelations refer to the theory of the colonization of the Earth, to the analysis of the categories of beings that populate it, to the potentialities of memory and the concepts of doubt, dream and reality, which could irreparably change our existence.

The Diasporic Condition

By Ghassan Hage
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 9780226547237
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 379
  • File Pdf: the-diasporic-condition.pdf

Book Summary:

Bridging the gap between migration studies and the anthropological tradition, Ghassan Hage illustrates that transnationality and its attendant cultural consequences are not necessarily at odds with classic theory. In The Diasporic Condition, Ghassan Hage engages with the diasporic Lebanese community as a shared lifeworld, defining a common cultural milieu that transcends spatial and temporal distance—a collective mode of being here termed the “diasporic condition.” Encompassing a complicated transnational terrain, Hage’s long-term ethnography takes us from Mehj and Jalleh in Lebanon to Europe, Australia, South America, and North America, analyzing how Lebanese migrants and their families have established themselves in their new homes while remaining socially, economically, and politically related to Lebanon and to each other. At the heart of The Diasporic Condition lies a critical anthropological question: How does the study of a particular sociocultural phenomenon expand our knowledge of modes of existing in the world? As Hage establishes what he terms the “lenticular condition,” he breaks down the boundaries between “us” and “them,” “here” and “there,” showing that this convergent mode of existence increasingly defines everyone’s everyday life.

The Ministry of the Word, Vol. 25, No. 05

By Various Authors
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 173
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 235
  • File Pdf: the-ministry-of-the-word-vol-25-no-05.pdf

Book Summary:

This issue of The Ministry of the Word contains the six messages from the Memorial Day weekend conference, which was a web-hosted video teleconference held on May 28-31, 2021. The subject of this series of messages is "Knowing the Truth, Being Absolute for the Truth, and Proclaiming the Truth in the Present Evil Age." The key statements in the following section embody the crucial truths and the main burden of the conference. The Announcements section at the end of this issue contains a list of upcoming conferences and trainings hosted by Living Stream Ministry and a website link for information related to similar events in Europe.

For Keeps: Marriages That Last a Lifetime

By Finnegan Alford-Cooper
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781315293356
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 469
  • File Pdf: for-keeps.pdf

Book Summary:

Derived from the author's own survey called the Long Island Long-Term Marriage Survey, this text examines couples married 50 years or more. The survey, comprising of questionnaires and interviews, was conducted to learn what factors contributed to the longevity of marriages.

The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis

By Otto Fenichel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781134969579
  • Pages : 744
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 415
  • File Pdf: the-psychoanalytic-theory-of-neurosis.pdf

Book Summary:

The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis, Fenichel's classic text, summarized the first half century of psychoanalytic investigation into psychopathology and presented a general psychoanalytic theory of neurosis. When Otto Fenichel died, Anna Freud mourned the loss of 'his inexhaustible knowledge of psychoanalysis and his inimitable way of organizing and presenting his facts'. These qualities shine through The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis which has been a standard reference for generations of psychoanalysts. For this anniversary edition, Leo Rangell has written an introduction that sets Fenichel's work in context. He sees Fenichel as a worthy heir to Freud; both men influenced their followers by what Rangell calls 'the charisma of ideas'. In his epilogue, Rangell describes the fate of Fenichel's ideas and of this book as 'a barometer of the place of psychoanalysis ... within the external intellectual world and, even more significantly, of the trends and shifting winds of opinion within the psychoanalytic field itself'. He traces those trends through the turbulent controversies of the field, concluding that Fenichel's observations are as fresh and relevant today as they were fifty years ago.

The Ministry, Vol. 10, No. 04

By Various Authors
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 444
  • File Pdf: the-ministry-vol-10-no-04.pdf

Book Summary:

This issue of The Ministry contains a complete record of the twelve messages given during the 2006 summer training on the Crystallization-study of the Body of Christ, held July 3 to 8 in Anaheim, California. The crucial truth and burden embodied in these twelve messages may be summarized in four statements: (1) The divine economy is God's plan to dispense Christ into His chosen people to produce, constitute, and build up the organic Body of Christ. (2) The unique oneness of the Body of Christ is the oneness of the Spirit--the mingling of the processed Triune God with all the believers in Christ. (3) The overcomers see the Body, know the Body, care for the Body, honor the Body, do the work of the Body, and keep every principle of the Body. (4) The overcomers live out and work out the New Jerusalem by the mingling of God with man for the oneness of the Body of Christ. These messages are being published immediately following the training in order that they may benefit the saints participating in many video trainings that are held throughout the earth. The Announcements section includes fellowship concerning the use of the Bower House property in London, UK.

Kierkegaard's Existential Approach

By Arne Grøn,René Rosfort,K. Brian Söderquist
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 9783110491012
  • Pages : 292
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 891
  • File Pdf: kierkegaard-s-existential-approach.pdf

Book Summary:

Recently there has been a growing interest not only in existentialism, but also in existential questions, as well as key figures in existential thinking. Yet despite this renewed interest, a systematic reconsideration of Kierkegaard’s existential approach is missing. This anthology is the first in a series of three that will attempt to fill this lacuna. The 13 chapters of the first anthology deal with various aspects of Kierkegaard's existential approach. Its reception will be examined in the works of influential philsophers such as Heidegger, Gadamer, and Habermas, as well as in lesser known philosophers from the interwar period, such as Jean Wahl, Lev Shestov, and Benjamin Fondane. Other chapters reconsider central notions, such as "anxiety", "existence", "imagination", and "despair". Finally, some chapters deal with Kierkegaard's relevance for central issues in contemporary philosophy, including "naturalism", "self-constitution", and "bioethics". This book is of relevance not only to researchers working in Kierkegaard Studies, but to anyone with an interest in existentialism and existential thinking.