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Me (The Art of Living)
Me (The Art of Living)

'Who am I?' In a world where randomness and chance make life transient and unpredictable, religion, psychology and philosophy have all tried, in their different ways, to answer this question and to give meaning and coherence to the human person. How we should construct a meaningful 'me' - and to make sense of one's life -...

Belief and Beyond: Adventures in Consciousness from the Upanishads to Modern Times
Belief and Beyond: Adventures in Consciousness from the Upanishads to Modern Times
Belief and Beyond delves into the realm of the mystic - Adi Sankara, Allama Prabhu, Kabir, Nagarjuna, Gaudapada, Akka Mahadevi, Lalleshwari, Anandamayi Ma, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Sri Aurobindo, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Jiddu Krishnamurti, U.G. Krishnamurti, and the Buddha - bringing to life their spiritual quests and the...
Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition
Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition

How do we determine right from wrong? Conscience illuminates the answer through science and philosophy.

In her brilliant work Touching a Nerve, Patricia S. Churchland, the distinguished founder of neurophilosophy, drew from scientific research on the brain to understand its...

The Gorakhnath Enlightenment : The Path to Om
The Gorakhnath Enlightenment : The Path to Om
The Gorakhnath Enlightenment seeks to explore the teachings and philosophy of Gorakhnath, which form the backbone of yoga and the quest for immortality. While yoga is accessible to all, the path to becoming a true yogi is known only to a few. An esoteric practice, it requires years of learning, dedication, willpower and the thirst for a...
The Computer and the Brain (The Silliman Memorial Lectures Series)
The Computer and the Brain (The Silliman Memorial Lectures Series)
With a foreword by Paul M. Churchland and Patricia S. ChurchlandThis book represents the views of one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century on the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain. John von Neumann concludes that the brain operates in part digitally, in part analogically, but uses a peculiar...
Mathematical Models of Spoken Language
Mathematical Models of Spoken Language
Humans use language to convey meaningful messages to each other. Linguistic competence consists in the ability to express meaning reliably, not simply to obtain faithful lexical transcriptions. This invaluable reference tool is the product of many years' experience and research on language and speech technology. It presents the motivations for,...
Persons, Souls and Death: A Philosophical Investigation of an Afterlife
Persons, Souls and Death: A Philosophical Investigation of an Afterlife

Awareness of mortality is the price of intelligent consciousness. This book argues that a person is essentially an immaterial subject of conscious states who, though intimately linked by causal ties to the body, is nevertheless distinct from it. The book also examines apparently paranormal occurrences supporting the belief that some persons...

The Physical Nature of Consciousness (Advances in Consciousness Research)
The Physical Nature of Consciousness (Advances in Consciousness Research)

The Physical Nature of Consciousness contains twelve chapters that discuss recent and new perspectives on the relation between modern physics and consciousness.
Stuart Hameroff opens with an extended and updated exposition of the Penrose/Hameroff Orch-OR model, and subsequently addresses recent criticisms of quantum approaches
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At the Wilderness Edge: The Rise of the Antidevelopment Movement on Canada's West Coast (Volume 11)
At the Wilderness Edge: The Rise of the Antidevelopment Movement on Canada's West Coast (Volume 11)
Vancouver prides itself on being a green city, and the west coast is known for its active environmental protest culture. But the roots of this mentality reach far beyond the founding of organizations such as Greenpeace. Small campaigns led by local community groups from the 1960s onward left a lasting impact on the region. At the...
Artificial Mind System: Kernel Memory Approach (Studies in Computational Intelligence)
Artificial Mind System: Kernel Memory Approach (Studies in Computational Intelligence)

This book is written from an engineer's perspective of the mind. "Artificial Mind System" exposes the reader to a broad spectrum of interesting areas in general brain science and mind-oriented studies. In this research monograph a picture of the holistic model of an artificial mind system and its behaviour is drawn, as concretely as...

Radical Embodied Cognitive Science (Bradford Books)
Radical Embodied Cognitive Science (Bradford Books)
While philosophers of mind have been arguing over the status of mental representations in cognitive science, cognitive scientists have been quietly engaged in studying perception, action, and cognition without explaining them in terms of mental representation. In this book, Anthony Chemero describes this nonrepresentational approach (which he terms...
The Crucible of Consciousness: An Integrated Theory of Mind and Brain
The Crucible of Consciousness: An Integrated Theory of Mind and Brain
There are lots of books on consciousness being published these days, and I end up skimming most of them and reading a few of them. Reading somebody else’s take on the whole set of issues is often frustrating and depressing: they just don’t get it. Other times it is tantalizing; they start on the right foot, in other words, where I...
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