Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life by Derk Pereboom

Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life
  • Title : Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life
  • Author : Derk Pereboom
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199685517
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Derk Pereboom articulates and defends an original, forward-looking conception of moral responsibility. He argues that although we may not possess the kind of free will that is normally considered necessary for moral responsibility, this does not jeopardize our sense of ourselves as agents, or a robust sense of achievement and meaning in life.


Free Will by Michael McKenna,Derk Pereboom

Free Will
  • Title : Free Will
  • Author : Michael McKenna,Derk Pereboom
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317220277
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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As an advanced introduction to the challenging topic of free will, this book is designed for upper-level undergraduates interested in a comprehensive first-stop into the field’s issues and debates. It is written by two of the leading participants in those debates—a compatibilist on the issue of free will and determinism (Michael McKenna) and an incompatibilist (Derk Pereboom). These two authors achieve an admirable objectivity and clarity while still illuminating the field’s complexity and key advances. Each chapter is structured to work as one week’s primary reading in a course on free will, while more advanced courses can dip into the annotated further readings, suggested at the end of each chapter. A comprehensive bibliography as well as detailed subject and author indexes are included at the back of the book.


Living Without Free Will by Derk Pereboom

Living Without Free Will
  • Title : Living Without Free Will
  • Author : Derk Pereboom
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521029961
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Argues that morality, meaning and value remain intact even if we are not morally responsible for our actions.


Free Will Skepticism in Law and Society by Elizabeth Shaw,Derk Pereboom,Gregg D. Caruso

Free Will Skepticism in Law and Society
  • Title : Free Will Skepticism in Law and Society
  • Author : Elizabeth Shaw,Derk Pereboom,Gregg D. Caruso
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108493475
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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Brings together leading philosophers and legal scholars to explore the practical implications of free will skepticism for law and society.


The Routledge Companion to Free Will by Kevin Timpe,Meghan Griffith,Neil Levy

The Routledge Companion to Free Will
  • Title : The Routledge Companion to Free Will
  • Author : Kevin Timpe,Meghan Griffith,Neil Levy
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1317635477
  • Pages : 730
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  • Language : English
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Questions concerning free will are intertwined with issues in almost every area of philosophy, from metaphysics to philosophy of mind to moral philosophy, and are also informed by work in different areas of science (principally physics, neuroscience and social psychology). Free will is also a perennial concern of serious thinkers in theology and in non-western traditions. Because free will can be approached from so many different perspectives and has implications for so many debates, a comprehensive survey needs to encompass an enormous range of approaches. This book is the first to draw together leading experts on every aspect of free will, from those who are central to the current philosophical debates, to non-western perspectives, to scientific contributions and to those who know the rich history of the subject. Its 61 chapters, commissioned especially for this volume from the world’s leading researchers, are framed by a General Introduction and briefer introductions for each of the six sections. A list of References, an annotated Suggested Reading list, and a short list of Related Topics are included at the end of each chapter.


Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health by Mike Slade,Lindsay Oades,Aaron Jarden

Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health
  • Title : Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health
  • Author : Mike Slade,Lindsay Oades,Aaron Jarden
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107543053
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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This book brings together current research on recovery and wellbeing, to inform mental health systems and wider community development.


The Experience of Meaning in Life by Joshua A. Hicks,Clay Routledge

The Experience of Meaning in Life
  • Title : The Experience of Meaning in Life
  • Author : Joshua A. Hicks,Clay Routledge
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9400765274
  • Pages : 417
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  • Language : English
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This book offers an in-depth exploration of the burgeoning field of meaning in life in the psychological sciences, covering conceptual and methodological issues, core psychological mechanisms, environmental, cognitive and personality variables and more.


Consciousness and the Prospects of Physicalism by Derk Pereboom

Consciousness and the Prospects of Physicalism
  • Title : Consciousness and the Prospects of Physicalism
  • Author : Derk Pereboom
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199764034
  • Pages : 195
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  • Language : English
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The deepest relation between the psychological and the microphysical is constitution, where this relation is not to be explicated by the notion of identity.


Why Free Will Is Real by Christian List

Why Free Will Is Real
  • Title : Why Free Will Is Real
  • Author : Christian List
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674979583
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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Many scientists and scientifically-minded philosophers are skeptical that free will exists. In clear, scientifically rigorous terms, Christian List explains that free will is like other real phenomena that emerge from physical laws but are autonomous from them—like an ecosystem or the economy—and are indispensable for explaining our world.


Self Expressions by Owen Flanagan

Self Expressions
  • Title : Self Expressions
  • Author : Owen Flanagan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9780195126525
  • Pages : 222
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  • Language : English
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In this trailblazing collection of essays on free will and the human mind, distinguished philosopher Owen Flanagan seeks to reconcile a scientific view of ourselves with an account of ourselves as meaning makers and agents of free will. He approaches this old philosophical quagmire from new angles, bringing to it the latest insights of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychiatry. Covering a host of topics, these essays discuss whether the conscious mind can be explained scientifically, whether dreams are self-expressive or just noise, the moral socialization of children, and the nature of psychological phenomena. Ultimately, Flanagan concludes that a naturalistic view of the self need not lead to nihilism, but rather to a liberating vision of personal identity which makes sense of agency, character transformation, and the value and worth of human life.


Reading the past, writing the future by UNESCO

Reading the past, writing the future
  • Title : Reading the past, writing the future
  • Author : UNESCO
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9231002147
  • Pages : 92
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  • Language : English
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Free Will by Sam Harris

Free Will
  • Title : Free Will
  • Author : Sam Harris
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451683405
  • Pages : 83
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  • Language : English
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The physiologist Benjamin Libet famously demonstrated that activity in the brain's motor regions can be detected some 300 milliseconds before a person feels that he has decided to move. Another lab recently used fMRI data to show that some "conscious" decisions can be predicted up to 10 seconds before they enter awareness (long before the preparatory motor activity detected by Libet). Clearly, findings of this kind are difficult to reconcile with the sense that one is the conscious source of one's actions. The question of free will is no mere curio of philosophy seminars. A belief in free will underwrites both the religious notion of "sin" and our enduring commitment to retributive justice. The Supreme Court has called free will a "universal and persistent" foundation for our system of law. Any scientific developments that threatened our notion of free will would seem to put the ethics of punishing people for their bad behaviour in question.In Free Will Harris debates these ideas and asks whether or not, given what brain science is telling us, we actually have free will?


Aspects of Agency by Alfred R. Mele

Aspects of Agency
  • Title : Aspects of Agency
  • Author : Alfred R. Mele
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190659971
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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The libertarian theory of free will combines a negative thesis and a positive thesis. The negative thesis is that free will is incompatible with determinism. The positive thesis is that there are actions that involve exercises of free will---'free actions, ' for short. While remaining neutral on this negative thesis, Aspects of Agency develops a detailed version of the positive thesis that represents paradigmatically free actions as indeterministically caused by their proximal causes and pays special attention to decisions so instigated. The bulk of Mele's work is a masterful defense of a positive libertarian thesis against objections to theses of its kind. Aspects of Agency includes solutions to problems about luck and control that are widely discussed in the literature on free will and moral responsibility. The seven chapters on free will are preceded by an introductory chapter and three chapters on central issues in the philosophy of action that bear on standard treatments of free will: deciding to act, agents' abilities, and commitments of a causal theory of action explanation.


The Power of Meaning by Emily Esfahani-Smith

The Power of Meaning
  • Title : The Power of Meaning
  • Author : Emily Esfahani-Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0143194194
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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For anyone exhausted or disillusioned by the perpetual pursuit of personal happiness, here is the antidote: a book about the pursuit of meaning, a better route to a fulfilling life. We have a lot to be happy about. And yet, we're more dissatisfied than ever. In The Power of Meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith argues that we've been chasing the wrong thing. It's not happiness that makes life worth living--it's meaning. Drawing on the latest cognitive science research, as well as insights from literature and philosophy and her own prodigious reporting, Smith shows that by developing a "meaning mindset," we can all achieve a deeper satisfaction. With a warm, assured voice that moves effortlessly from George Eliot and Aristotle to Monty Python and Louis C.K., Smith spells out the four pillars of the meaning mindset: cultivating connections to others, working toward our life's purpose, telling stories about our place in the world, and finding transcendence. And she shows us how we can lean on the pillars in difficult times, and how we might begin to build a culture of meaning in our families, our workplaces, and our communities. Stirring, inspiring, and story-driven, The Power of Meaning will strike a profound chord in anyone seeking more in life.


The Sense of Agency by Baruch Eitam

The Sense of Agency
  • Title : The Sense of Agency
  • Author : Baruch Eitam
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190267275
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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Agency has two meanings in psychology and neuroscience. It can refer to one's capacity to affect the world and act in line with one's goals and desires--this is the objective aspect of agency. But agency can also refer to the subjective experience of controlling one's actions, or how it feels to achieve one's goals or affect the world. This subjective aspect is known as the sense of agency, and it is an important part of what makes us human. Interest in the sense of agency has exploded since the early 2000s, largely because scientists have learned that it can be studied objectively through analyses of human judgment, behavior, and the brain. This book brings together some of the world's leading researchers to give structure to this nascent but rapidly growing field. The contributors address questions such as: What role does agency play in the sense of self? Is agency based on predicting outcomes of actions? And what are the links between agency and motivation? Recent work on the sense of agency has been markedly interdisciplinary. The chapters collected here combine ideas and methods from fields as diverse as engineering, psychology, neurology, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind, making the book a valuable resource for any student or researcher interested in action, volition, and exploring how mind and brain are organized.


Spreadable Media by Henry Jenkins,Sam Ford,Joshua Green

Spreadable Media
  • Title : Spreadable Media
  • Author : Henry Jenkins,Sam Ford,Joshua Green
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1479856053
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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"Spreadable Media" maps fundamental changes taking place in the contemporary media environment, a space where corporations no longer tightly control media distribution. This book challenges some of the prevailing frameworks used to describe contemporary media.


Truth Decay by Kavanagh,Michael D. Rich

Truth Decay
  • Title : Truth Decay
  • Author : Kavanagh,Michael D. Rich
  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1977400132
  • Pages : 324
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  • Language : English
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Political and civil discourse in the United States is characterized by “Truth Decay,” defined as increasing disagreement about facts, a blurring of the line between opinion and fact, an increase in the relative volume of opinion compared with fact, and lowered trust in formerly respected sources of factual information. This report explores the causes and wide-ranging consequences of Truth Decay and proposes strategies for further action.


Philosophy a School of Freedom by Moufida Goucha

Philosophy a School of Freedom
  • Title : Philosophy a School of Freedom
  • Author : Moufida Goucha
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231040707
  • Pages : 279
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  • Language : English
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Originally published in French as "La Philosophie, une Ecole de la Liberte. Enseignement de la philosophie et apprentissage du philosopher : Etat des lieux et regards pour l'avenir." - This study is dedicated to all those who engaged themselves, with vigour and conviction, in the defence of the teaching of philosophy a fertile guarantor of liberty and autonomy. This publication is also dedicated to the young spirits of today, bound to become the active citizens of tomorrow.


Law's Meaning of Life by Ngaire Naffine

Law's Meaning of Life
  • Title : Law's Meaning of Life
  • Author : Ngaire Naffine
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1847314821
  • Pages : 206
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  • Language : English
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The perennial question posed by the philosophically-inclined lawyer is 'What is law?' or perhaps 'What is the nature of law?' This book poses an associated, but no less fundamental, question about law which has received much less attention in the legal literature. It is: 'Who is law for?' Whenever people go to law, they are judged for their suitability as legal persons. They are given or refused rights and duties on the basis of ideas about who matters. These ideas are basic to legal-decision making; they form the intellectual and moral underpinning of legal thought. They help to determine whether law is essentially for rational human beings or whether it also speaks to and for human infants, adults with impaired reasoning, the comotose, foetuses and even animals. Are these the right kind of beings to enter legal relationships and so become legal persons. Are they, for example, sufficiently rational, or sacred or simply human? Is law meant for them? This book reveals and evaluates the type of thinking that goes into these fundamental legal and metaphysical determinations about who should be capable of bearing legal rights and duties. It identifies and analyses four influential ways of thinking about law's person, each with its own metaphysical suppositions. One approach derives from rationalist philosophy, a second from religion, a third from evolutionary biology while the fourth is strictly legalistic and so endeavours to eschew metaphysics altogether. The book offers a clear, coherent and critical account of these complex moral and intellectual processes entailed in the making of legal persons.


The Metasphysics of Free Will by John Martin Fischer

The Metasphysics of Free Will
  • Title : The Metasphysics of Free Will
  • Author : John Martin Fischer
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN Code : 9781557868572
  • Pages : 284
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  • Language : English
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The Metaphysics of Free Will provides a through statement of the major grounds for skepticism about the reality of free will and moral responsibility. The author identifies and explains the sort of control that is associated with personhood and accountability, and shows how it is consistent with causal determinism. In so doing, out view of ourselves as morally responsible agents is protected against the disturbing changes posed by science and religion.


Law & Inequality by N.A

Law & Inequality
  • Title : Law & Inequality
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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On Being Me by J. David Velleman

On Being Me
  • Title : On Being Me
  • Author : J. David Velleman
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691200955
  • Pages : 112
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  • Language : English
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"In being me, a philosopher reflects in everyday language on what it is like to be a person, arriving at unexpected conclusions about the self and its future, time and mortality, free will and personal efficacy, regret and love. These topics are explored in brief sections titled "Wanting to go on", "Running out of time", "Regretting what might have been", "Aspiring to Authorship", "Making things happen", and "Wanting to be loved". Written in the first person, the text shows how reflecting on ordinary human concerns can lead anyone to profound puzzles that only philosophy can solve. Familiar examples and an artist's illustrations make each train of thought accessible to readers having no prior acquaintance with philosophy"--


Shaping the future we want by Buckler, Carolee,Creech, Heather

Shaping the future we want
  • Title : Shaping the future we want
  • Author : Buckler, Carolee,Creech, Heather
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231000535
  • Pages : 202
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  • Language : English
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World Heritage in Europe today by Galland, Pierre,Lisitzin, Katri,Oudaille-Diethardt, Anatole,Young, Christopher

World Heritage in Europe today
  • Title : World Heritage in Europe today
  • Author : Galland, Pierre,Lisitzin, Katri,Oudaille-Diethardt, Anatole,Young, Christopher
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9231001434
  • Pages : 120
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  • Language : English
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Neuroexistentialism by Gregg Caruso,Owen Flanagan

Neuroexistentialism
  • Title : Neuroexistentialism
  • Author : Gregg Caruso,Owen Flanagan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190460725
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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Existentialisms arise when the foundations of being, such as meaning, morals, and purpose come under assault. In the first-wave of existentialism, writings typified by Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, and Nietzsche concerned the increasingly apparent inability of religion, and religious tradition, to support a foundation of being. Second-wave existentialism, personified philosophically by Sartre, Camus, and de Beauvoir, developed in response to similar realizations about the overly optimistic Enlightenment vision of reason and the common good. The third-wave of existentialism, a new existentialism, developed in response to advances in the neurosciences that threaten the last vestiges of an immaterial soul or self. Given the increasing explanatory and therapeutic power of neuroscience, the mind no longer stands apart from the world to serve as a foundation of meaning. This produces foundational anxiety. In Neuroexistentialism, a group of contributors that includes some of the world's leading philosophers, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, and legal scholars, explores the anxiety caused by third-wave existentialism and possible responses to it. Together, these essays tackle our neuroexistentialist predicament, and explore what the mind sciences can tell us about morality, love, emotion, autonomy, consciousness, selfhood, free will, moral responsibility, law, the nature of criminal punishment, meaning in life, and purpose.


Death, Immorality, and Meaning in Life by John Martin Fischer

Death, Immorality, and Meaning in Life
  • Title : Death, Immorality, and Meaning in Life
  • Author : John Martin Fischer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780190921149
  • Pages : 203
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  • Language : English
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"There are seven chapters, addressing philosophical issues pertaining to death, the badness of death, time and death, ideas on immortality, near death experiences, and extending life through medical technology. The book is shorter, and less elaborate, than Kagan's Death. And it goes into more depth about a selection of central issues related to death and immortality than May's book. It gives an original take on various basic puzzles pertaining to death, and integrates a discussion of these philosophical issues with an analysis of near-death experiences, as well as an exploration of contemporary efforts to extend life by heroic medical means"--


Free Will and Consciousness by Gregg D. Caruso

Free Will and Consciousness
  • Title : Free Will and Consciousness
  • Author : Gregg D. Caruso
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • ISBN Code : 0739171364
  • Pages : 301
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  • Language : English
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This book argues two main things: The first is that there is no such thing as free will—at least not in the sense most ordinary folk take to be central or fundamental; the second is that the strong and pervasive belief in free will can be accounted for through a careful analysis of our phenomenology and a proper theoretical understanding of consciousness.


Communities in Action by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States

Communities in Action
  • Title : Communities in Action
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309452961
  • Pages : 582
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  • Language : English
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In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.


Cohort Studies in Health Sciences by René Mauricio Barría

Cohort Studies in Health Sciences
  • Title : Cohort Studies in Health Sciences
  • Author : René Mauricio Barría
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 1789236940
  • Pages : 72
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  • Language : English
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Physical Activity in Natural Settings by Aoife A. Donnelly,Tadhg E. MacIntyre

Physical Activity in Natural Settings
  • Title : Physical Activity in Natural Settings
  • Author : Aoife A. Donnelly,Tadhg E. MacIntyre
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351718452
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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Exercise interactions with green and blue spaces offer low-cost, non-invasive solutions to public health challenges—particularly around mental health and obesity—and issues around environmental sustainability. Physical Activity in Natural Settings brings together multi-disciplinary, international research on physical activity, health and the natural environment, offering evidence-based guidance on implementing nature-based solutions at individual, patient and population levels. Divided over four sections, the book assesses the current research landscape, explores the underlying psychological and physiological mechanisms of the benefits of green exercise, details applied examples of physical activity in natural settings, and suggests future directions for research and practice. It features contributions from experts from around the world and covers topics including: Self-determination, nature and wellbeing Visual cognition and multisensory stimuli Nature’s role in growing resilience Physical education and nature Mindfulness and green exercise Positive psychology and pro-environmental behaviour Timely and prescient, and showcasing real-life examples of green exercise prescription, Physical Activity in Natural Settings is fascinating and important reading for any students or researchers in the psychology or physiology of physical activity and health, physical education or outdoor studies, and policy-makers and health professionals.


Free Will: Free agency, moral responsibility, and skepticism by John Martin Fischer

Free Will: Free agency, moral responsibility, and skepticism
  • Title : Free Will: Free agency, moral responsibility, and skepticism
  • Author : John Martin Fischer
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 9780415327305
  • Pages : 289
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  • Language : English
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Monotheism and the Meaning of Life by T. J. Mawson

Monotheism and the Meaning of Life
  • Title : Monotheism and the Meaning of Life
  • Author : T. J. Mawson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781108731171
  • Pages : 75
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  • Language : English
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Monotheism and the Meaning of Life explores the role of God, and the relationship to the question 'What is the meaning of life?' for adherents of the main monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Exploring the various senses of 'meaning' and 'life', Mawson argues that there are various questions implicit in the notion of the meaning of life and that the God of monotheistic religion is central to the correct answers to all of them.


Book Donations for Development by Mauro Rosi,Gwynneth Evans

Book Donations for Development
  • Title : Book Donations for Development
  • Author : Mauro Rosi,Gwynneth Evans
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780921416500
  • Pages : 72
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  • Language : English
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Provides policy and practical information for donors and recipients of book donation projects; is intended as an educational and training tool; sets book donations within the context of the book chain and the importance of enhancing the book industry in every UN member state, especially the developing world.


Four Views on Free Will by John Martin Fischer,Robert Kane,Derk Pereboom,Manuel Vargas

Four Views on Free Will
  • Title : Four Views on Free Will
  • Author : John Martin Fischer,Robert Kane,Derk Pereboom,Manuel Vargas
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1405182040
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Focusing on the concepts and interactions of free will, moralresponsibility, and determinism, this text represents the mostup-to-date account of the four major positions in the free willdebate. Four serious and well-known philosophers explore the opposingviewpoints of libertarianism, compatibilism, hard incompatibilism,and revisionism The first half of the book contains each philosopher’sexplanation of his particular view; the second half allows them todirectly respond to each other’s arguments, in a lively andengaging conversation Offers the reader a one of a kind, interactive discussion Forms part of the acclaimed Great Debates in Philosophyseries


A Metaphysics for Freedom by Helen Steward

A Metaphysics for Freedom
  • Title : A Metaphysics for Freedom
  • Author : Helen Steward
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199552053
  • Pages : 267
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  • Language : English
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Helen Steward argues that determinism is incompatible with agency itself--not only the special human variety of agency, but also powers which can be accorded to animal agents. She offers a distinctive, non-dualistic version of libertarianism, rooted in a conception of what biological forms of organisation might make possible in the way of freedom.


The Oxford Handbook of Free Will by Robert Kane

The Oxford Handbook of Free Will
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Free Will
  • Author : Robert Kane
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 0195399692
  • Pages : 646
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A guide to current work on free will and related subjects, the focus is on writings of the past 40 years, in which there has been a resurgence of interest in traditional issues about the freedom of the will in the light of new developments in the sciences, philosophy and humanistic studies.


The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer

The Life You Can Save
  • Title : The Life You Can Save
  • Author : Peter Singer
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 9781588367792
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each day on less than many of us pay for bottled water. In The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer uses ethical arguments, illuminating examples, and case studies of charitable giving to show that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but morally indefensible. The Life You Can Save teaches us to be a part of the solution, helping others as we help ourselves.


Measuring Racial Discrimination by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on Methods for Assessing Discrimination

Measuring Racial Discrimination
  • Title : Measuring Racial Discrimination
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on Methods for Assessing Discrimination
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309091268
  • Pages : 334
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Many racial and ethnic groups in the United States, including blacks, Hispanics, Asians, American Indians, and others, have historically faced severe discriminationâ€"pervasive and open denial of civil, social, political, educational, and economic opportunities. Today, large differences among racial and ethnic groups continue to exist in employment, income and wealth, housing, education, criminal justice, health, and other areas. While many factors may contribute to such differences, their size and extent suggest that various forms of discriminatory treatment persist in U.S. society and serve to undercut the achievement of equal opportunity. Measuring Racial Discrimination considers the definition of race and racial discrimination, reviews the existing techniques used to measure racial discrimination, and identifies new tools and areas for future research. The book conducts a thorough evaluation of current methodologies for a wide range of circumstances in which racial discrimination may occur, and makes recommendations on how to better assess the presence and effects of discrimination.


World Development Report 1978 by N.A

World Development Report 1978
  • Title : World Development Report 1978
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821372823
  • Pages : 122
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This first report deals with some of the major development issues confronting the developing countries and explores the relationship of the major trends in the international economy to them. It is designed to help clarify some of the linkages between the international economy and domestic strategies in the developing countries against the background of growing interdependence and increasing complexity in the world economy. It assesses the prospects for progress in accelerating growth and alleviating poverty, and identifies some of the major policy issues which will affect these prospects.


Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility by Gregg D. Caruso

Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility
  • Title : Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility
  • Author : Gregg D. Caruso
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • ISBN Code : 073917732X
  • Pages : 344
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility is an edited collection of new essays by an internationally recognized line-up of contributors. It is aimed at readers who wish to explore the philosophical and scientific arguments for free will skepticism and their implications.