New Philosophical Essays on Love and Loving

New Philosophical Essays on Love and Loving
Author: Simon Cushing
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2021-09-20
ISBN 10: 3030723240
ISBN 13: 9783030723248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Philosophical Essays on Love and Loving Book Review:

New philosophical essays on love by a diverse group of international scholars. Topics include contributions to the ongoing debate on whether love is arational or if there are reasons for love, and if so what kind; the kinds of love there may be (between humans and artificial intelligences, between non-human animals and humans); whether love can explain the difference between nationalism and patriotism; whether love is an necessary component of truly seeing others and the world; whether love, like free will, is “fragile,” and may not survive in a deterministic world; and whether or not love is actually a good thing or may instead be a force opposed to morality. Key philosophers discussed include Immanuel Kant, Iris Murdoch, Bernard Williams, Harry Frankfurt, J. David Velleman, Niko Kolodny, Thomas Hurka, Bennett Helm, Alfred Mele and Derk Pereboom. Essays also touch on the treatment of love in literature and popular culture, from Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair to Spike Jonze’s movie her.

Human Nature in Politics

Human Nature in Politics
Author: Graham Wallas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1909
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101071994741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social Psychology and Human Values

Social Psychology and Human Values
Author: Mahlon Brewster Smith
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 438
Release: 1969
ISBN 10: 0202369110
ISBN 13: 9780202369112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What We Are The Evolutionary Roots of Our Future

What We Are  The Evolutionary Roots of Our Future
Author: Lonnie Aarssen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2022-07-05
ISBN 10: 3031058798
ISBN 13: 9783031058790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Are The Evolutionary Roots of Our Future Book Review:

Other animals are driven to spend essentially their whole lives just trying to get fed, stay alive, and get laid. That’s about it. The same was true for our proto-human ancestors. And modern humans of course also require a Survival Drive and a Sex Drive in order to leave descendants. But today we spend most of our lives mainly just trying to convince ourselves that our existence is not absurd. In What We Are, Queen’s University biologist, Lonnie Aarssen, traces how our biocultural evolution has shaped Homo sapiens into the only creature that refuses to be what it is — the only creature preoccupied with a deeply ingrained, and absurd sentiment: I have a distinct ‘mental life’—an ‘inner self’—that exists separately and apart from ‘material life’, and so, unlike the latter, need not come to an end. This delusion conceivably gave our distant ancestors some wishful thinking for finding some measure of relief from the terrifying, uniquely human knowledge of the eventual loss of corporeal survival. But this came with an impulsive, nagging doubt — an obsessive underlying uncertainty: ‘self-impermanence anxiety’. Biocultural evolution, however, was not finished. It also gave us two additional, uniquely human, primal drives, both serving to help quell the burden of this anxiety. Legacy Drive generates delusional cultural domains for ‘extension’ of self; and Leisure Drive generates pleasurable cultural domains for distraction – ‘escape’ – from self. Legacy Drive and Leisure Drive, Aarssen argues, represent two of the most profound consequences of human cognitive and cultural evolution. What We Are advances propositions regarding how a visceral susceptibility to self-impermanence anxiety has — paradoxically — played a pivotal role in rewarding the reproductive success of our ancestors, and has thus been a driving force in shaping fundamental motivations and cultural norms of modern humans. More than any other milestone in the evolution of human minds, self-impermanence anxiety, and its mitigating Drives for Legacy and Leisure, account for not just the advance of civilization over the past many thousands of years, but also now, its impending collapse. Effective management of this crisis, Aarssen insists, will require a deeper and more broadly public understanding of its Darwinian evolutionary roots — as laid out in What We Are.

The Cultural Animal

The Cultural Animal
Author: Roy F. Baumeister
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2005-02-10
ISBN 10: 0199727392
ISBN 13: 9780199727391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Animal Book Review:

This book provides a coherent explanation of human nature, which is to say how people think, act, and feel, what they want, and how they interact with each other. The central idea is that the human psyche was designed by evolution to `nable people to create and sustain culture.

Reading Human Nature

Reading Human Nature
Author: Joseph Carroll
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 143843524X
ISBN 13: 9781438435244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Human Nature Book Review:

Showcases the latest developments in literary Darwinism, a powerful approach that integrates evolutionary social science with literary humanism.

American Communication Research

American Communication Research
Author: Everette E. Dennis,Ellen Ann Wartella
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1136688730
ISBN 13: 9781136688737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Communication Research Book Review:

This book captures the essence of a never-to-be-repeated glimpse at the history of media research. It offers a unique examination of the origins, meaning, and impact of media and communication research in America, with links to European antecedents. Based on a high-level seminar series at Columbia University's Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, the book features work by leading scholars, researchers, and media executives. Participants in the series have called the program "heroic and unprecedented." The book encompasses essays, commentaries, and reports by such leading figures as William McGuire, Elihu Katz, and Leo Bogart, plus posthumous reports by Wilbur Schramm, Malcolm Beville, and Hilde Himmelweit. It also contains original insights on the collaboration of Frank Stanton, Paul Lazarfeld, and Robert K. Merton.

Living L Arche

Living L Arche
Author: Kevin Scott Reimer
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1847064353
ISBN 13: 9781847064356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living L Arche Book Review:

Explores the origins and characteristics of compassionate love in those who care for the disabled.

Motivation and Its Regulation

Motivation and Its Regulation
Author: Joseph P. Forgas,Eddie Harmon-Jones
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2014-04-03
ISBN 10: 1317746996
ISBN 13: 9781317746997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motivation and Its Regulation Book Review:

It is motivation that drives all our daily endeavors, and it is motivation, or the lack of it, that accounts for most of our successes and failures. Motivation, however, needs to be carefully controlled and regulated to be effective. This book surveys the most recent psychological research on how motivational processes are regulated in daily life to achieve desired outcomes. Contributors are all leading international investigators, and they explore such exciting questions as: What is the relationship between motivation and self-control? What is the role of affect and cognition in regulating motivation? How do conscious and unconscious motivational processes interact? What role do physiological processes play in controlling motivation? How can we regulate aggressive impulses? How do affective states control motivation? Can motivation distort perception and attention? What are the social, cultural and interpersonal effects of motivational control? Understanding human motivation is not only of theoretical interest, but is also fundamental to applied fields such as clinical, counseling, educational, organizational, marketing and industrial psychology. The book is also suitable as an advanced textbook in courses in motivational sciences, and is recommended to students, teachers, researchers and applied professionals as well as laypersons interested in the psychology of human motivation and self-control.

The Future of Being Human and Other Essays

The Future of Being Human and Other Essays
Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publsiher: Sylvia Engdahl
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Being Human and Other Essays Book Review:

What will humans be like in the future? According to science fiction author Sylvia Engdahl, they will be no different from what they're like now. There will be many innovations in technology and ways of daily life, but people are people, wherever and whenever they happen to live, and that's not going to change. In this book Engdahl departs from the theme of space colonization on which her past essays (available in her book From This Green Earth) have focused, and discusses such topics as artificial intelligence, "paranormal" psi powers, healthcare policy, and the coming loss of personal privacy. Her controversial views on these subjects will inspire thought about what the future is likely to bring.

Essays on Indian Politics

Essays on Indian Politics
Author: Raj Kumar
Publsiher: Discovery Publishing House
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9788171416998
ISBN 13: 8171416993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essays on Indian Politics Book Review:

Politics and political behaviour have undergone radical changes. We have developed a kind of psyche which is alien. We seem to have lost our moorings. Attempt here has been made to examine some of the basic issues on the subject under study. Object is to place before our readers selected essays which will enable them to formulate viable political philosophy for a happy, healthy and vibrant India of twentieth first century. No claim, therefore, is made to give a connected and complete account on the subject of the volume. Our main effort is at understanding the subject in appropriate perspectives for a future policy for a brighter India. Contents: Introduction, Rajadharma, Thoughts on Polity, Kautilya, The Kural Polity in the Modern Context, The Political Allegory in Kalidasa s Kumarasambhava, Polity and Governance, The Administration of Departments, The State, Swami Dayanand s Concept of the Indian Swaraj, The Striving for Swaraj, Politics of Indian Revolutionaries 1905-1910, Democracy and Political Change in India.

The Crisis of Psychoanalysis

The Crisis of Psychoanalysis
Author: Erich Fromm
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN 10: 1497693454
ISBN 13: 9781497693456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis of Psychoanalysis Book Review:

This book brings together Erich Fromm’s basic statements on the application of psychoanalytic theory to social dynamics. At the same time it offers an image of man consonant with the hopes of radical humanism. The Crisis of Psychoanalysis is a collection of nine brilliant essays. Although his work is deeply rooted in Freudian theory, Fromm further develops Freud’s doctrines by including both social and ethical dimensions and applies his discoveries and insights to address the problems we face in society at large.

Inclusive Communities

Inclusive Communities
Author: Andrew Azzopardi,Shaun Grech
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 9460918492
ISBN 13: 9789460918490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inclusive Communities Book Review:

The term "Inclusive Communities" has increasingly featured in recent years, at policy, practice and theoretical levels, drawing from different disciplinary standpoints. Much of this has been spurred by efforts at understanding the exclusions confronted by certain populations, to develop the notion of and mechanisms by which communities can include those who are marginalised and/or oppressed, and in some contexts to 'bring back' community as something real or imagined. In spite of this, this deceptive term remains shrouded in epistemological darkness, conveniently endorsed but often little theorised and less understood. This text provides an exciting introductory textbook, drawing academics, policy makers and activists from various fields to theorise, create new and innovative conceptual platforms and develop further the hybrid idea of inclusive communities.

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office  United States Army
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015070989267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reconstructing the Psychological Subject

Reconstructing the Psychological Subject
Author: Betty M Bayer,John Shotter
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1998-01-12
ISBN 10: 9780803976146
ISBN 13: 0803976143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstructing the Psychological Subject Book Review:

This major book offers a comprehensive overview of key debates on subjectivity and the subject in psychological theory and practice. In addition to social construction's long engagement with social relations, this volume addresses questions of the body, technology, intersubjectivity, writing and investigative practices. The internationally renowned contributors explore the tensions and opposing viewpoints raised by these issues, and show how analyzing the psychological subject interrelates with reforming the practices of psychology. Drawing on perspectives that include feminism, dialogics, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and cultural or social studies of science, readers are guided through pivotal

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence Homicide and War

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence  Homicide  and War
Author: Todd K. Shackelford,Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2012-08-23
ISBN 10: 0199738408
ISBN 13: 9780199738403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence Homicide and War Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War synthesizes the theoretical and empirical work of leading scholars in the evolutionary sciences to produce the first extensive and authoritative review of this literature. Its breadth of coverage is unique, and ensures that the handbook provides essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of psychology, anthropology, criminology, sociology, ethology, biology, and behavioral ecology.

Reading Lists Based on Columbia University Courses

Reading Lists Based on Columbia University Courses
Author: Columbia University. Extension Teaching
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1914
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU56673841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology
Author: Louise Barrett
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780198568308
ISBN 13: 0198568304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology Book Review:

With contributions from over 50 experts in the field, this book provides an overview of the latest developments in evolutionary psychology. In addition to well studied areas of investigation, it also includes chapters on the philosophical underpinnings of evolutionary psychology, comparative perspectives from other species, and more.

Psychology

Psychology
Author: Michael W. Eysenck
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 984
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781841693613
ISBN 13: 1841693618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology Book Review:

Unlike typical American texts, this book provides an international approach to introductory psychology, providing comprehensive and lively coverage of current research from a global perspective, including the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Holland, Australia and Canada, as well as the USA.

Society and Personality

Society and Personality
Author: Tamotsu Shibutani
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN 10: 1351489186
ISBN 13: 9781351489188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society and Personality Book Review:

Being an "interactionist" approach to social psychology, Society and Personality deals with people, not as isolated individuals, but as participants in groups. The aim of the book is to help the reader develop an orderly perspective—a consistent point of view from which to see his (or her) own conduct and that of his (or her) fellows. Propositions about behavior seen from the viewpoint are presented, and relevant evidence, both descriptive and experimental, is examined and evaluated. The author draws upon the two great intellectual traditions of pragmatism and psychoanalysis, and attempts to integrate them into a single, consistent approach. All concepts are reduced to behavioristic terms—defined always in terms of what people do. In this way, it is possible to draw freely on these two schools, and at the same time, avoid much of the jargon of both. Other approaches to the study of human behavior are frequently mentioned and sometimes discussed, but the objective is to give the reader one perspective rather than confuse him with many. Of course, this standpoint is presented as only one of many possible ways of looking at people. Although the book's basic ideas are drawn from two main schools of psychological thought, relevant material has been gathered from other sources as well—sociology, ethnography, linguistics, experimental psychology, and clinical data from psychiatry. One very important extra feature is the List of Personal Documents, compiled by the author to guide interested readers to first-person accounts—biographies, diaries, clinical records—each of which provides a valuable record of human experience.