Thinking Without Words by José Luis Bermúdez

Thinking Without Words
  • Title : Thinking Without Words
  • Author : José Luis Bermúdez
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0195341600
  • Pages : 225
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  • Language : English
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First Oxford University Press pbk edition.


Proofs Without Words by Roger B. Nelsen

Proofs Without Words
  • Title : Proofs Without Words
  • Author : Roger B. Nelsen
  • Publisher : MAA
  • ISBN Code : 9780883857007
  • Pages : 152
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  • Language : English
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Proofs without words are generally pictures or diagrams that help the reader see why a particular mathematical statement may be true, and how one could begin to go about proving it. While in some proofs without words an equation or two may appear to help guide that process, the emphasis is clearly on providing visual clues to stimulate mathematical thought. The proofs in this collection are arranged by topic into five chapters: Geometry and algebra; Trigonometry, calculus and analytic geometry; Inequalities; Integer sums; and Sequences and series. Teachers will find that many of the proofs in this collection are well suited for classroom discussion and for helping students to think visually in mathematics.


Investigating Pristine Inner Experience by Russell T. Hurlburt

Investigating Pristine Inner Experience
  • Title : Investigating Pristine Inner Experience
  • Author : Russell T. Hurlburt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139499602
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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You live your entire waking life immersed in your inner experiences (thoughts, feelings, sensations and so on) – private phenomena created by you, just for you, your own way. Despite their intimacy and ubiquity, you probably do not know the characteristics of your own inner phenomena; neither does psychology or consciousness science. Investigating Pristine Inner Experience explores how to apprehend inner experience in high fidelity. This book will transform your view of your own inner experience, awaken you to experiential differences between people and thereby reframe your thinking about psychology and consciousness science, which banned the study of inner experience for most of a century and yet continued to recognize its fundamental importance. The author, a pioneer in using beepers to explore inner experience, draws on his 35 years of studies to provide fascinating and provocative views of everyday inner experience and experience in bulimia, adolescence, the elderly, schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, virtuosity and more.


Games Without Words by Sydney Wolff,Caryl Wolff

Games Without Words
  • Title : Games Without Words
  • Author : Sydney Wolff,Caryl Wolff
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 101
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  • Language : English
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Suggests activities designed to stimulate logical thought in deaf children at the preoperational and operational stage


Proofs without Words II by Roger B. Nelsen

Proofs without Words II
  • Title : Proofs without Words II
  • Author : Roger B. Nelsen
  • Publisher : Mathematical Association of America
  • ISBN Code : 9780883857212
  • Pages : 142
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  • Language : English
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Like its predecessor, Proofs without Words, this book is a collection of pictures or diagrams that help the reader see why a particular mathematical statement may be true, and how one could begin to go about proving it. While in some proofs without words an equation or two may appear to help guide that process, the emphasis is clearly on providing visual clues to stimulate mathematical thought. The proofs in this collection are arranged by topic into five chapters: geometry and algebra; trigonometry, calculus and analytic geometry; inequalities; integer sums; and sequences and series. Teachers will find that many of the proofs in this collection are well suited for classroom discussion and for helping students to think visually in mathematics.


Proofs Without Words III by Roger B. Nelsen

Proofs Without Words III
  • Title : Proofs Without Words III
  • Author : Roger B. Nelsen
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN Code : 0883857901
  • Pages : 187
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Proofs without words (PWWs) are figures or diagrams that help the reader see why a particular mathematical statement is true, and how one might begin to formally prove it true. PWWs are not new, many date back to classical Greece, ancient China, and medieval Europe and the Middle East. PWWs have been regular features of the MAA journals Mathematics Magazine and The College Mathematics Journal for many years, and the MAA published the collections of PWWs Proofs Without Words: Exercises in Visual Thinking in 1993 and Proofs Without Words II: More Exercises in Visual Thinking in 2000. This book is the third such collection of PWWs.


Without Words by James Tanton

Without Words
  • Title : Without Words
  • Author : James Tanton
  • Publisher : Tarquin Group
  • ISBN Code : 9781907550232
  • Pages : 80
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  • Language : English
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All real life mathematics is problem solving. And all those fascinated by puzzles are problem solvers at heart. But thinking mathematically is a skill we have to learn and one which it is easy to forget. Recreational mathematicians and students can practise problem solving in different ways. In this book solving puzzles is practised in a different way from most books they will have seen before: - Readers get no clues to what the puzzle is about - They may take hours or even days to work out what is being asked of them - Even after that, some problems may have no solution The result of this challenge is a really challenging book that will fascinate anyone interested in puzzles and recreational mathematicians in particular. This volume contains 36 puzzles ranging from quite easy to more difficult. The sister volume More Without Words: Mathematical Puzzles to Confound and Delight is also available - containing 36 more puzzles with more easy and fewer testing ones.


I Am Not a Machine by Jack Lynch

I Am Not a Machine
  • Title : I Am Not a Machine
  • Author : Jack Lynch
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781593301514
  • Pages : 244
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  • Language : English
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The humanist's plaintive cry, "I am not a machine" is in response to the mainstream cognitive science view that the human mind is similar to a computational machine, what scientist's call a formal system. In a series of three books, Dr. Lynch challenges these mainstream theories by showing how human cognition consists of two parts: a part inherited from the nonhuman primates that is not based on language, and a part that is based on human natural syntactic language. Natural language is therefore, not just a means of communication, as asserted by most cognitive scientists, but is essential to what is often referred to as human thought or reason. Humans can, of course, think without using language but only in a way that is also shared by our chimp cousins. Characterizing that languageless mode of cognition is the focus of this first book, Thinking Without Words.


Mind in Motion by Barbara Tversky

Mind in Motion
  • Title : Mind in Motion
  • Author : Barbara Tversky
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0465093078
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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An eminent psychologist offers a major new theory of human cognition: movement, not language, is the foundation of thought When we try to think about how we think, we can't help but think of words. Indeed, some have called language the stuff of thought. But pictures are remembered far better than words, and describing faces, scenes, and events defies words. Anytime you take a shortcut or play chess or basketball or rearrange your furniture in your mind, you've done something remarkable: abstract thinking without words. In Mind in Motion, psychologist Barbara Tversky shows that spatial cognition isn't just a peripheral aspect of thought, but its very foundation, enabling us to draw meaning from our bodies and their actions in the world. Our actions in real space get turned into mental actions on thought, often spouting spontaneously from our bodies as gestures. Spatial thinking underlies creating and using maps, assembling furniture, devising football strategies, designing airports, understanding the flow of people, traffic, water, and ideas. Spatial thinking even underlies the structure and meaning of language: why we say we push ideas forward or tear them apart, why we're feeling up or have grown far apart. Like Thinking, Fast and Slow before it, Mind in Motion gives us a new way to think about how--and where--thinking takes place.


Proofs Without Words III by Roger B. Nelsen

Proofs Without Words III
  • Title : Proofs Without Words III
  • Author : Roger B. Nelsen
  • Publisher : The Mathematical Association of America
  • ISBN Code : 0883857901
  • Pages : 187
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Proofs without words (PWWs) are figures or diagrams that help the reader see why a particular mathematical statement is true, and how one might begin to formally prove it true. PWWs are not new, many date back to classical Greece, ancient China, and medieval Europe and the Middle East. PWWs have been regular features of the MAA journals Mathematics Magazine and The College Mathematics Journal for many years, and the MAA published the collections of PWWs Proofs Without Words: Exercises in Visual Thinking in 1993 and Proofs Without Words II: More Exercises in Visual Thinking in 2000. This book is the third such collection of PWWs. The proofs in the book are divided by topic into five chapters: Geometry & Algebra; Trigonometry, Calculus & Analytic Geometry; Inequalities; Integers & Integer Sums; and Infinite Series & Other Topics. The proofs in the book are intended primarily for the enjoyment of the reader, however, teachers will want to use them with students at many levels: high school courses from algebra through precalculus and calculus; college level courses in number theory, combinatorics, and discrete mathematics; and pre-service and in-service courses for teachers.


The Mind of the Child: The development of the intellect by William T. Preyer

The Mind of the Child: The development of the intellect
  • Title : The Mind of the Child: The development of the intellect
  • Author : William T. Preyer
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  • Pages : N.A
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Three Introductory Lectures on the Science of Thought by Friedrich Max Müller

Three Introductory Lectures on the Science of Thought
  • Title : Three Introductory Lectures on the Science of Thought
  • Author : Friedrich Max Müller
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 123
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  • Language : English
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The Nineteenth Century by N.A

The Nineteenth Century
  • Title : The Nineteenth Century
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Wooster Alumni Bulletin by N.A

Wooster Alumni Bulletin
  • Title : Wooster Alumni Bulletin
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Blink
  • Title : Blink
  • Author : Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • ISBN Code : 0316005045
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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The landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making -- from #1 bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. In his breakthrough bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work--in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others? In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"--filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.


The Paradox of Self-consciousness by José Luis Bermúdez

The Paradox of Self-consciousness
  • Title : The Paradox of Self-consciousness
  • Author : José Luis Bermúdez
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780262522779
  • Pages : 338
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  • Language : English
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In this book, Jos� Luis Berm�dez addesses two fundamental problems in the philosophy and psychology of self-consciousness: (1) Can we provide a noncircular account of fully fledged self-conscious thought and language in terms of more fundamental capacities? (2) Can we explain how fully fledged self-conscious thought and language can arise in the normal course of human development? Berm�dez argues that a paradox (the paradox of self-consciousness) arises from the apparent strict interdependence between self-conscious thought and linguistic self-reference. The paradox renders circular all theories that define self-consciousness in terms of linguistic mastery of the first-person pronoun. It seems to follow from the paradox of self-consciousness that no such account or explanation can be given. Drawing on recent work in empirical psychology and philosophy, the author argues that any explanation of fully fledged self-consciousness that answers these two questions requires attention to primitive forms of self-consciousness that are prelinguistic and preconceptual. Such primitive forms of self-consciousness are to be found in somatic proprioception, the structure of exteroceptive perception, and prelinguistic forms of social interaction. The author uses these primitive forms of self-consciousness to dissolve the paradox of self-consciousness and to show how the two questions can be given an affirmative answer.


Can Animals Be Persons? by Mark Rowlands

Can Animals Be Persons?
  • Title : Can Animals Be Persons?
  • Author : Mark Rowlands
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190846038
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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Can animals be persons? To this question, scientific and philosophical consensus has taken the form of a resounding, 'No!' In this book, Mark Rowlands disagrees. Not only can animals be persons, many of them probably are. Taking, as his starting point, John Locke's classic definition of a person, as "a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself the same thinking thing, in different times and places," Rowlands argues that many animals can satisfy all of these conditions. A person is an individual in which four features coalesce: consciousness, rationality, self-awareness and other-awareness, and many animals are such individuals. Consciousness--something that is like to have an experience--is widely distributed through the animal kingdom. Many animals are capable of both causal and logical reasoning. Many animals are also self-aware, since a form of self-awareness is essentially built into the possession of conscious experience. And some animals are capable of a kind of awareness of the minds of others, quite independently of whether they possess a theory of mind. This is not just a book about animals, however. As well as being fascinating in their own right, animals, as Claude Levi-Strauss once put it, are "good to think." In this seamless interweaving of the empirical study of animal minds with philosophy and its history, this book makes a powerful case for the idea that reflection on animals allows us to better understand each of these four pillars of personhood, and so illuminates what means for any individual--animal or human--to be conscious, rational, self- and other-aware.


Proofs Without Words: Exercises in Visual Thinking by Roger B. Nelsen

Proofs Without Words: Exercises in Visual Thinking
  • Title : Proofs Without Words: Exercises in Visual Thinking
  • Author : Roger B. Nelsen
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN Code : 1470451867
  • Pages : 152
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  • Language : English
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Proofs without words are generally pictures or diagrams that help the reader see why a particular mathematical statement may be true, and how one could begin to go about proving it. While in some proofs without words an equation or two may appear to help guide that process, the emphasis is clearly on providing visual clues to stimulate mathematical thought. The proofs in this collection are arranged by topic into five chapters: Geometry and algebra; Trigonometry, calculus and analytic geometry; Inequalities; Integer sums; and Sequences and series. Teachers will find that many of the proofs in this collection are well suited for classroom discussion and for helping students to think visually in mathematics.


Language, Thought, and Reality by Benjamin Lee Whorf

Language, Thought, and Reality
  • Title : Language, Thought, and Reality
  • Author : Benjamin Lee Whorf
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780262730068
  • Pages : 278
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  • Language : English
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Essays by a linguistic specialist develop the theory that the structure of language determines the structure of thought, thus influencing the ways in which different cultures perceive reality


Scientific Writing by N.A

Scientific Writing
  • Title : Scientific Writing
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 1486311482
  • Pages : N.A
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Telling people about research is just as important as doing it. But many competent researchers are wary of scientific writing, despite its importance for sharpening scientific thinking, advancing their career, obtaining funding for their work and growing the prestige of their institution. This Second Edition of David Lindsay's popular book "Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words" presents a way of thinking about writing that builds on the way good scientists think about research. The simple principles in this book will help you to clarify the objectives of your work and present your results with impact. Fully updated throughout, with practical examples of good and bad writing, an expanded chapter on writing for non-scientists and a new chapter on writing grant applications, this book makes communicating research easier and encourages researchers to write confidently. It is an ideal reference for researchers preparing journal articles, posters, conference presentations, reviews and popular articles; for students preparing theses; and for researchers whose first language is not English.


Black World/Negro Digest by N.A

Black World/Negro Digest
  • Title : Black World/Negro Digest
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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Founded in 1943, Negro Digest (later “Black World”) was the publication that launched Johnson Publishing. During the most turbulent years of the civil rights movement, Negro Digest/Black World served as a critical vehicle for political thought for supporters of the movement.


The Magic Of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz

The Magic Of Thinking Big
  • Title : The Magic Of Thinking Big
  • Author : David J Schwartz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 073181598X
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and -- most important of all -- find greater happiness and peace of mind. The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don't need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction -- but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. This book gives you those secrets!


Natural Religion by Friedrich Max Müller

Natural Religion
  • Title : Natural Religion
  • Author : Friedrich Max Müller
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 608
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  • Language : English
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Sprint by Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Sprint
  • Title : Sprint
  • Author : Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 150112174X
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.


Thoughts Without A Thinker by Mark Epstein

Thoughts Without A Thinker
  • Title : Thoughts Without A Thinker
  • Author : Mark Epstein
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0465063926
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Blending the lessons of psychotherapy with Buddhist teachings, Mark Epstein offers a revolutionary understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life The line between psychology and spirituality has blurred, as clinicians, their patients, and religious seekers explore new perspectives on the self. A landmark contribution to the field of psychoanalysis, Thoughts Without a Thinker describes the unique psychological contributions offered by the teachings of Buddhism. Drawing upon his own experiences as a psychotherapist and meditator, New York-based psychiatrist Mark Epstein lays out the path to meditation-inspired healing, and offers a revolutionary new understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life.


Decision Theory and Rationality by José Luis Bermúdez

Decision Theory and Rationality
  • Title : Decision Theory and Rationality
  • Author : José Luis Bermúdez
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191609455
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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The concept of rationality is a common thread through the human and social sciences — from political science to philosophy, from economics to sociology, and from management science to decision analysis. But what counts as rational action and rational behavior? José Luis Bermúdez explores decision theory as a theory of rationality. Decision theory is the mathematical theory of choice and for many social scientists it makes the concept of rationality mathematically tractable and scientifically legitimate. Yet rationality is a concept with several dimensions and the theory of rationality has different roles to play. It plays an action-guiding role (prescribing what counts as a rational solution of a given decision problem). It plays a normative role (giving us the tools to pass judgment not just on how a decision problem was solved, but also on how it was set up in the first place). And it plays a predictive/explanatory role (telling us how rational agents will behave, or why they did what they did). This controversial but accessible book shows that decision theory cannot play all of these roles simultaneously. And yet, it argues, no theory of rationality can play one role without playing the other two. The conclusion is that there is no hope of taking decision theory as a theory of rationality.


Courts without Borders by Tonya L. Putnam

Courts without Borders
  • Title : Courts without Borders
  • Author : Tonya L. Putnam
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107137098
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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This book is about the US politics and law of judicial extraterritoriality and how it influences international rule making and enforcement.


Describing Inner Experience? by Russell Hurlburt,Eric Schwitzgebel

Describing Inner Experience?
  • Title : Describing Inner Experience?
  • Author : Russell Hurlburt,Eric Schwitzgebel
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 0262263165
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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A psychologist and a philosopher with opposing viewpoints discuss the extent to which it is possible to report accurately on our own conscious experience, considering both the reliability of introspection in general and the particular self-reported inner experiences of "Melanie," a subject interviewed using the Descriptive Experience Sampling method. Can conscious experience be described accurately? Can we give reliable accounts of our sensory experiences and pains, our inner speech and imagery, our felt emotions? The question is central not only to our humanistic understanding of who we are but also to the burgeoning scientific field of consciousness studies. The two authors of Describing Inner Experience disagree on the answer: Russell Hurlburt, a psychologist, argues that improved methods of introspective reporting make accurate accounts of inner experience possible; Eric Schwitzgebel, a philosopher, believes that any introspective reporting is inevitably prone to error. In this book the two discuss to what extent it is possible to describe our inner experience accurately. Hurlburt and Schwitzgebel recruited a subject, "Melanie," to report on her conscious experience using Hurlburt's Descriptive Experience Sampling method (in which the subject is cued by random beeps to describe her conscious experience). The heart of the book is Melanie's accounts, Hurlburt and Schwitzgebel's interviews with her, and their subsequent discussions while studying the transcripts of the interviews. In this way the authors' dispute about the general reliability of introspective reporting is steadily tempered by specific debates about the extent to which Melanie's particular reports are believable. Transcripts and audio files of the interviews will be available on the MIT Press website. Describing Inner Experience? is not so much a debate as it is a collaboration, with each author seeking to refine his position and to replace partisanship with balanced critical judgment. The result is an illumination of major issues in the study of consciousness—from two sides at once.


Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Don't Make Me Think
  • Title : Don't Make Me Think
  • Author : Steve Krug
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • ISBN Code : 0321648781
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day. In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike. Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design. Three New Chapters! Usability as common courtesy -- Why people really leave Web sites Web Accessibility, CSS, and you -- Making sites usable and accessible Help! My boss wants me to ______. -- Surviving executive design whims "I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book. Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site. After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book. In this second edition, Steve Krug adds essential ammunition for those whose bosses, clients, stakeholders, and marketing managers insist on doing the wrong thing. If you design, write, program, own, or manage Web sites, you must read this book." -- Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards


Advanced Technical Ceramics by Shigeyuki Somiya

Advanced Technical Ceramics
  • Title : Advanced Technical Ceramics
  • Author : Shigeyuki Somiya
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • ISBN Code : 0323154018
  • Pages : 366
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  • Language : English
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Advanced Technical Ceramics provides a thorough overview of technical ceramics. This book is divided into three parts encompassing 13 chapters that cover all aspects of technical ceramics, including definitions, raw materials, electronic and mechanical materials and processes, and biomaterials. Part I deals with the classification of ceramics by their chemical composition, mineral content, processing and production methods, properties, and uses. This part also includes the synthetic raw materials, production processes, and thermo-mechanical properties of ceramics. Part II describes the electrical, electronic, magnetic, thermal, chemical, and optical properties of ceramics, as well as their biomedical applications. Part III focuses on several precision machining methods for ceramics, such as cutting, grinding, lapping, polishing, and laser processing. Ceramics scientists, engineers, and researchers will find this text invaluable.


Power of Thinking Big by Thomas Abreu

Power of Thinking Big
  • Title : Power of Thinking Big
  • Author : Thomas Abreu
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • ISBN Code : 9781517400965
  • Pages : 46
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  • Language : English
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Success is measured not by the size of your brain, but rather by the size of your thinking. This intrigues a lot of people, and if you observe how people behave, you will have a clear understanding of what success really means. Time and time again, history and experience have proved that the degree of our general satisfaction and happiness is dependent on how we think. There is magic in thinking big! Positive thinking helps accomplish so much in our life, but unfortunately not everyone thinks that way. We are all products of our thinking that goes within and around us. There is an environment around us that exerts all sorts of forces on your thinking; some will push you up the ladder while others will pull you down. We have been told many times that opportunities to lead are no longer there; hence we should be content with who we are without having positive aspirations on leadership. The petty environment surrounding us also has its own narrative concerning our lives. It constantly tells us that whatever is destined will eventually happen and we have no control over it. Leaving your fate in the hands of chance can potentially ruin your life and make you miserable. Therefore, before you start giving up your dreams of a finer home or giving a better life for your children, stand firm and resist resigning to fate. Do not lie down and wait to die. Success is worth every effort you expend, and every step you make pays a dividend. Even in an environment where competition is intense, you still can succeed as long as your thinking is in the positive quadrant of your mind frame. The basic concepts and principles that underlie the power of thinking big are drawn from the highest-pedigree sources and the finest thinking minds such as Emerson who said "Great men are those who see that thoughts rule the world." Milton who wrote in his book Paradise Lost, "The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven." Shakespeare made an interesting observation about thinking which he summarized and said "There is nothing either good or bad except that thinking makes it so." Proof is everywhere that thinking big indeed works. When you look at the lives of people who you consider as big thinkers, you will be amazed at their winning success, happiness and achievements. This book will show you proven strategies from different life situations that will turn your life around.


Beyond Words by Carl Safina

Beyond Words
  • Title : Beyond Words
  • Author : Carl Safina
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 0805098887
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In a world where we usually measure animals by human standards, prize-winning author and MacArthur Fellow Carl Safina takes us inside their lives and minds, witnessing their profound capacity for perception, thought and emotion, showing why the word "it" is often inappropriate as we discover who they really are. Weaving decades of observations of actual families of free-living creatures with new discoveries about brain functioning, Carl Safina's narrative breaches many commonly held boundaries between humans and other animals. InBeyond Words, readers travel the wilds of Africa to visit some of the last great elephant gatherings, then follow wolves of Yellowstone National Park sort out the aftermath of their personal tragedy, then plunge into the astonishingly peaceful society of killer whales living in waters of the Pacific Northwest. We spend quality time, too, with dogs and falcons and ravens; and consider how the human mind originated. In his wise and passionate new book, Safina delivers a graceful examination of how animals truly think and feel, which calls to question what really does—and what should—make us human.


Visuo-spatial Working Memory by Robert H. Logie

Visuo-spatial Working Memory
  • Title : Visuo-spatial Working Memory
  • Author : Robert H. Logie
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 1317775465
  • Pages : 161
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Representation of the visual and spatial properties of our environment is a pivotal requirement of everyday cognition. We can mentally represent the visual form of objects. We can extract information from several of the senses as to the location of objects in relation to ourselves and to other objects nearby. For some of those objects we can reach out and manipulate them. We can also imagine ourselves manipulating objects in advance of doing so, or even when it would be impossible to do so physically. The problem posed to science is how these cognitive operations are accomplished, and proffered accounts lie in two essentially parallel research endeavours, working memory and imagery. Working memory is thought to pervade everyday cognition, to provide on-line processing and temporary storage, and to update, moment to moment, our representation of the current state of our environment and our interactions with that environment. There is now a strong case for the claims of working memory in the area of phonological and articulatory functions, all of which appear to contribute to everyday activities such as counting, arithmetic, vocabulary acquisition, and some aspects of reading and language comprehension. The claims for visual and spatial working memory functions are less convincing. Most notable has been the assumption that visual and spatial working memory are intimately involved in the generation, retention and manipulations of visual images. There has until recently been little hard evidence to justify that assumption, and the research on visual and spatial working memory has focused on a relatively restricted range of imagery tasks and phenomena. In a more or less independent development, the literature on visual imagery has now amassed a voluminous corpus of data and theory about a wide range of imagery phenomena. Despite this, few books on imagery refer to the concept of working memory in any detail, or specify the nature of the working memory system that might be involved in mental imagery. This essay follows a line of reconciliation and positive critiquing in exploring the possible overlap between mental imagery and working memory. Theoretical development in the book draws on data from both cognitive psychology and cognitive neuropsychology. The aim is to stimulate debate, to address directly a number of assumptions that hitherto have been implicit, and to assess the contribution of the concept of working memory to our understanding of these intriguing core aspects of human cognition.


The Book Without Words by Avi

The Book Without Words
  • Title : The Book Without Words
  • Author : Avi
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781439574133
  • Pages : 203
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Having tried for years to unlock the secrets of the magical Book Without Words, old man Thorston dies in failure and the book is passed on to his servant, Sybil, and her magical raven who eagerly begin the process of breaking the code in the hopes of gaining vast riches and eternal life--despite the great risks they know they will face. Reprint.


Mind and Morals by W Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science Vanderbilt University Larry May,Larry May,Marilyn Friedman,Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the School of Philosophy Psychology and Language Sciences Andy Clark,Andy Clark

Mind and Morals
  • Title : Mind and Morals
  • Author : W Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science Vanderbilt University Larry May,Larry May,Marilyn Friedman,Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the School of Philosophy Psychology and Language Sciences Andy Clark,Andy Clark
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780262631655
  • Pages : 315
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The essays in this anthology deal with the growing interconnections between moral philosophy and research that draws upon neuroscience, developmental psychology, and evolutionary biology. The essays in this anthology deal with the growing interconnections between moral philosophy and research that draws upon neuroscience, developmental psychology, and evolutionary biology. This cross-disciplinary interchange coincides, not accidentally, with the renewed interest in ethical naturalism. In order to understand the nature and limits of moral reasoning, many new ethical naturalists look to cognitive science for an account of how people actually reason. At the same time, many cognitive scientists have become increasingly interested in moral reasoning as a complex form of human cognition that challenges their theoretical models. The result of this collaborative, and often critical, interchange is an exciting intellectual ferment at the frontiers of research into human mentality. Sections and Contributors Ethics Naturalized, Owen Flanagan, Mark L. Johnson, Virginia Held - Moral Judgments, Representations, and Prototypes, Paul M. Churchland, Andy Clark, Peggy DesAutels, Ruth Garrett Millikan - Moral Emotions, Robert M. Gordon, Alvin I. Goldman, John Deigh, Naomi Scheman - Agency and Responsibility James P. Sterba, Susan Khin-Zaw, Helen E. Longino, Michael E. Bratman A Bradford Book


Scalable Planning by David C. Dinucci

Scalable Planning
  • Title : Scalable Planning
  • Author : David C. Dinucci
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • ISBN Code : 9781475211160
  • Pages : 328
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Concurrency describes any potential time overlap in a set of activities. Its most onerous complexities have been tackled mostly by parallel programmers trying to speed up their applications by harnessing the power of multiple computers (processors, or cores) tied together. Other programmers have mostly remained content with the relative simplicity and ever-increasing speeds of standard sequential (non-parallel) computers, and the rest of us with one-step-at-a-time approaches. But those days are ending: Typical processor speeds have leveled off, and now even laptops and phones are picking up the slack by integrating multiple processors and graphics coprocessors. In the human realm, as communication of all sorts becomes faster and more ubiquitous, we have ever more services (by computers and people) at our disposal, their decentralized nature implying concurrency. How can we humans plan for, and keep track of, all this available concurrency with our "one track" minds? Can these concurrent plans scale up to exploit ever larger collections of processors and/or services? This text uses simple analogies, examples, and thought experiments to explain basic concepts in concurrency to a broad audience, and to devise an intuitive "elementary particle of activity." A new graphical representation called ScalPL (Scalable Planning Language) is then introduced for building even complex concurrent activities of all kinds from those elemental activities, one mind-sized bite at a time. For programmers, structured and object-oriented programming are extended into the concurrent realm, and performance techniques are explored. For the more serious student, axiomatic semantics and proof techniques are covered. As the world becomes flatter, communication speeds increase, organizations become decentralized, and processors become ubiquitous, Scalable Planning will help you master the trend toward increased concurrency which is here to stay.


A Man Without Words by Susan Schaller

A Man Without Words
  • Title : A Man Without Words
  • Author : Susan Schaller
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520959310
  • Pages : 221
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world. He wasn't a political prisoner or a social recluse, he was simply born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. Susan Schaller, then a twenty-four-year-old graduate student, encountered him in a class for the deaf where she had been sent as an interpreter and where he sat isolated, since he knew no sign language. She found him obviously intelligent and sharply observant but unable to communicate, and she felt compelled to bring him to a comprehension of words. The book vividly conveys the challenge, the frustrations, and the exhilaration of opening the mind of a congenitally deaf person to the concept of language. This second edition includes a new chapter and afterword.


The Voices Within by Charles Fernyhough

The Voices Within
  • Title : The Voices Within
  • Author : Charles Fernyhough
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • ISBN Code : 1782830782
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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We all hear voices. Ordinary thinking is often a kind of conversation, filling our heads with speech: the voices of reason, of memory, of self-encouragement and rebuke, the inner dialogue that helps us with tough decisions or complicated problems. For others - voice-hearers, trauma-sufferers and prophets - the voices seem to come from outside: friendly voices, malicious ones, the voice of God or the Devil, the muses of art and literature. In The Voices Within, Royal Society Prize shortlisted psychologist Charles Fernyhough draws on extensive original research and a wealth of cultural touchpoints to reveal the workings of our inner voices, and how those voices link to creativity and development. From Virginia Woolf to the modern Hearing Voices Movement, Fernyhough also transforms our understanding of voice-hearers past and present. Building on the latest theories, including the new 'dialogic thinking' model, and employing state-of-the-art neuroimaging and other ground-breaking research techniques, Fernyhough has written an authoritative and engaging guide to the voices in our heads.


The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

The Five Love Languages
  • Title : The Five Love Languages
  • Author : Gary Chapman
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1575678853
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse's primary love language-quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. Gary Chapman hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 150 radio stations as well as the weekly syndicated program Building Relationships with Gary Chapman, which can both be heard on fivelovelanguages.com. The Five Love Languages is a consistent New York Times bestseller - with over 5 million copies sold and translated into 38 languages. This book is a sales phenomenon, with each year outselling the prior for 16 years running!


Systems Thinking Complete Self-assessment Guide by Gerardus Blokdyk

Systems Thinking Complete Self-assessment Guide
  • Title : Systems Thinking Complete Self-assessment Guide
  • Author : Gerardus Blokdyk
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781546343905
  • Pages : 78
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Are there recognized Systems Thinking problems? If substitutes have been appointed, have they been briefed on the Systems Thinking goals and received regular communications as to the progress to date? How can skill-level changes improve Systems Thinking? Will Systems Thinking deliverables need to be tested and, if so, by whom? How does the Systems Thinking manager ensure against scope creep? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' For more than twenty years, The Art of Service's Self-Assessments empower people who can do just that - whether their title is marketer, entrepreneur, manager, salesperson, consultant, business process manager, executive assistant, IT Manager, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are people who watch the process as it happens, and ask the right questions to make the process work better. This book is for managers, advisors, consultants, specialists, professionals and anyone interested in Systems Thinking assessment. Featuring 372 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Systems Thinking improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose Systems Thinking projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in Systems Thinking and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the Systems Thinking Index, you will develop a clear picture of which Systems Thinking areas need attention. Included with your purchase of the book is the Systems Thinking Self-Assessment downloadable resource, containing all questions and Self-Assessment areas of this book. This enables ease of (re-)use and enables you to import the questions in your preferred management tool. Access instructions can be found in the book. You are free to use the Self-Assessment contents in your presentations and materials for customers without asking us - we are here to help. This Self-Assessment has been approved by The Art of Service as part of a lifelong learning and Self-Assessment program and as a component of maintenance of certification. Optional other Self-Assessments are available. For more information, visit http://theartofservice.com