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Knowledge, Possibility, and Consciousness (Jean Nicod Lectures)
Knowledge, Possibility, and Consciousness (Jean Nicod Lectures)
Physicalism is the idea that if everything that goes on in the universe is physical, our consciousness and feelings must also be physical. Ever since Descartes formulated the mind-body problem, a long line of philosophers has found the physicalist view to be preposterous. According to John Perry, the history of the mind-body problem is, in part,...
Devices of the Soul: Battling for Our Selves in an Age of Machines
Devices of the Soul: Battling for Our Selves in an Age of Machines
"Self-forgetfulness is the reigning temptation of the technological era. This is why we so readily give our assent to the absurd proposition that a computer can add two plus two, despite the obvious fact that it can do nothing of the sort--not if we have in mind anything remotely resembling what we do when we add numbers. In the computer's...
The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success
The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success

"When most people think of corporate responsibility, they are focusing on a business's effect on and relationship to stakeholders. A Responsible Business sees stakeholders as full partners and meaningful instruments for the evolution of healthier communities and more successful businesses."
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California For Dummies (Dummies Travel)
California For Dummies (Dummies Travel)
With two of the nation’s largest megalopolises — Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area—California has the largest, wealthiest, and most urbanized population of any state in the nation. Yet it’s also an agricultural wonderland, a nature-lovers paradise, a wine-lover’s dream, an outdoor enthusiast’s ideal...
Phenomenology of Life - From the Animal Soul to the Human Mind: Book II. The Human Soul in the Creative Transformation of the Mind
Phenomenology of Life - From the Animal Soul to the Human Mind: Book II. The Human Soul in the Creative Transformation of the Mind
The human condition comes into its own only, as we have pointed out before,1 when Imaginatio Creatrix emerges and progressively reaches the realization of its full potential, bringing in the freedom to interrogate and the powers of creative invention.

When we come to stand back and ponder it, we are amazed at how the ontopoietic
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Psychological Types (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.6)
Psychological Types (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.6)
One of the most important of Jung's longer works, and probably the most famous of his books, Psychological Types appeared in German in 1921 after a "fallow period" of eight years during which Jung had published little. He called it "the fruit of nearly twenty years' work in the domain of practical psychology," and in...
Knowledge Exploration in Life Science Informatics: International Symposium KELSI 2004, Milan, Italy, November 25-26, 2004
Knowledge Exploration in Life Science Informatics: International Symposium KELSI 2004, Milan, Italy, November 25-26, 2004
This volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series contains the contributions presented at the International Symposium on Knowledge Exploration in Life Science Informatics (KELSI 2004) held in Milan, Italy, 25–26 November 2004.

The two main objectives of the symposium were:

To explore the symbiosis
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2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl
2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl

The acclaimed metaphysical epic that binds together the cosmological phenomena of our time, ranging from crop circles to quantum theory to the resurgence of psychedelic drugs, to support the contention of the Mayan calendar that the year 2012 portends a global shift-in consciousness, culture, and way of living-of unprecedented...

Consciousness Explained
Consciousness Explained
Consciousness is notoriously difficult to explain. On one hand, there are facts about conscious experience--the way clarinets sound, the way lemonade tastes--that we know subjectively, from the inside. On the other hand, such facts are not readily accommodated in the objective world described by science. How, after all, could the reediness of...
Artificial Life and Virtual Reality
Artificial Life and Virtual Reality
Artificial life refers to all the methods that try to recreate living organisms and creatures by computers. Virtual reality is the immersion of human beings in virtual worlds. This landmark book demonstrates artificial life in virtual reality. It introduces new concepts such as artificial consciousness, presence, autonomy and perception. Includes...
Quantum Leap: From Dirac and Feynman, Across the Universe, to Human Body and Mind
Quantum Leap: From Dirac and Feynman, Across the Universe, to Human Body and Mind
This is a unique 21st-century monograph that reveals a basic, yet deep understanding of the universe, as well as the human mind and body all from the perspective of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory.

This book starts with both non-mathematical and mathematical preliminaries. It presents the basics of both non-relativistic and...

Digital People: From Bionic Humans to Androids
Digital People: From Bionic Humans to Androids
Robots, androids, and bionic people pervade popular culture, from classics like Frankenstein and R.U.R. to modern tales such as The Six Million Dollar Man, The Terminator, and A.I. Our fascination is obvious – and the technology is quickly moving from books and films to real life.

In a lab at MIT, scientists and technicians have created...

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