Varieties of Thinking

Varieties of Thinking

A collection of essays discussing the philosophical perspectives of thinking and education, this book considers such subjects as the development of education, the role of micro-computers in science education and theories of education.

Author: V. A. Howard

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ISBN: UOM:39015018295728

Category: Education

Page: 176

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A collection of essays discussing the philosophical perspectives of thinking and education, this book considers such subjects as the development of education, the role of micro-computers in science education and theories of education.
Categories: Education

The Varieties of Thinking

The Varieties of Thinking

Rylean Reflections on Thought and Intelligence Ludovic Peferoen. 一一一一 impossible for an agent to think without performing actions .

Author: Ludovic Peferoen

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025699492

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Page: 348

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The Varieties of Consciousness

The Varieties of Consciousness

I suspect that “thinking about a being F” is just ambiguous as between thinking ... comes in two separate varieties, thinking-that and thinking-about/of.

Author: Uriah Kriegel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190273248

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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Recent work on consciousness has featured a number of debates on the existence and character of controversial types of phenomenal experience. Perhaps the best-known is the debate over the existence of a sui generis, irreducible cognitive phenomenology, a phenomenology proper to thought. Another concerns the existence of a sui generis phenomenology of agency. Such debates bring up a more general question: how many types of sui generis, irreducible, basic, primitive phenomenology do we have to posit to just be able to describe the stream of consciousness? This book offers a first general attempt to answer this question in contemporary philosophy. It develops a unified framework for systematically addressing this question and applies it to six controversial types of phenomenal experience, namely, those associated with thought and judgment, will and agency, pure apprehension, emotion, moral thought and experience, and the experience of freedom.
Categories: Philosophy

Varieties of Skepticism

Varieties of Skepticism

One needs grounds—in the end, sufficient grounds —for thinking so. Hence, if doubt never requires justification, then there is no such thing as a fallible ...

Author: James Conant

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110336795

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

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This volume brings out the varieties of forms of philosophical skepticism that have continued to preoccupy philosophers for the past of couple of centuries, as well as the specific varieties of philosophical response that these have engendered — above all, in the work of those who have sought to take their cue from Kant, Wittgenstein, or Cavell — and to illuminate how these philosophical approaches are related to and bear upon one another. The philosophers brought together in this volume are united by the thought that a proper appreciation of the depth of the skeptical challenge must reveal it to be deeply disquieting, in the sense that skepticism threatens not just some set of theoretical commitments, but also-and fundamentally-our very sense of self, world, and other. Second, that skepticism is the proper starting point for any serious attempt to make sense of what philosophy is, and to gauge the prospects of philosophical progress.
Categories: Philosophy

Thinking what We Want

Thinking what We Want

Author: Susanne Fader

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ISBN: OCLC:243502027

Category: Thought and thinking

Page: 186

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Categories: Thought and thinking

Fire in the Crucible

Fire in the Crucible

Sternberg's categories are convenient because they help classify related varieties of thinking that take place in a wide range of creative situations.

Author: John Briggs

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781609256579

Category: Psychology

Page: 382

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What makes geniuses different from the rest of us? What is the difference between a prodigy and a genius? Are geniuses born or made? What is creative vision and where does it come from? What are the secrets of talent? And why do great creators seem to have so many oppositions in their personalities? In this mind-expanding investigation of creativity, John Briggs reveals that there is no special trait of genius. Geniuses are not necessarily smarter or more talented than other people, but they give their attention to subtle nuances, contradictory feelings and perceptions that others experience and ignore. By focusing on sensory nuances, geniuses create themselves. Fire in the Crucible offers a compelling exploration of the roots of creativity and genius. Drawing on the lives and work of extraordinary scientists, artists, writers, composers, and inventors, Briggs shows how creative individuals exploit doubt and uncertainty, and the mental strategies and tactics they employ when they work. "In asking about creativity," he writes, "we are really asking about what is best, what is deepest in life." Fire in the Crucible draws the reader into an eye-opening journey through the inner workings of some of the greatest creative minds of all times -- and allows us to more deeply understand the nature of the creativity in our own lives and work.
Categories: Psychology

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

is obviously not the only one, for there are many kinds of thinking, and so many ways in which one can think well or badly, correctly or incorrectly.

Author: John Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317972563

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Presupposing no prior knowledge of philosophy, John Benson introduces the fundamentals of environmental ethics by asking whether a concern with human well-being is an adequate basis for environmental ethics. He encourages the reader to explore this question, considering techniques used to value the environment and critically examining 'light green' to 'deep green' environmentalism. Each chapter is linked to a reading from a key thinker such as J.S. Mill and E.O. Wilson. Key features include activities and exercises, enabling readers to monitor their progress throughout the book, chapter summaries and guides to further reading.
Categories: Philosophy

Sundial

Sundial

By again trying on , and appreciating , the varieties of thinking around the ... Sensing types become more Intuitive , Thinking types more Feeling , and so ...

Author: Barbara E. Bryden

Publisher: CAPT

ISBN: 0935652469

Category: Psychology

Page: 327

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Categories: Psychology

Thinking Through the Environment

Thinking Through the Environment

Other kinds of ecological thinking seek to harness market forces for the protection of the environment . Western societies experienced a longer period of ...

Author: Mark J. Smith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415211727

Category: Nature

Page: 435

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This broad ranging and thought provoking set of readings stresses the diversity of responses in the way the natural environment has been understood and questioned in the modern world.
Categories: Nature

Thinking America

Thinking America

New England Intellectuals and the Varieties of American Identity Andrew Taylor. THINKING AMERICA New England lntellectuals and the Varieties ofAmerican ...

Author: Andrew Taylor

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584658634

Category: History

Page: 226

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A penetrating literary and philosophical examination of major figures in the development of American intellectual culture, from Emerson to Santayana
Categories: History

Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age

Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age

Continuative thought is embedded thought, the status quo thinking itself and praising itself. It had no room for the creative individual, since its chief ...

Author: Michael Warner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674072411

Category: Philosophy

Page: 337

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“What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age?” This apparently simple question opens into the massive, provocative, and complex A Secular Age, where Charles Taylor positions secularism as a defining feature of the modern world, not the mere absence of religion, and casts light on the experience of transcendence that scientistic explanations of the world tend to neglect. In Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age, a prominent and varied group of scholars chart the conversations in which A Secular Age intervenes and address wider questions of secularism and secularity. The distinguished contributors include Robert Bellah, José Casanova, Nilüfer Göle, William E. Connolly, Wendy Brown, Simon During, Colin Jager, Jon Butler, Jonathan Sheehan, Akeel Bilgrami, John Milbank, and Saba Mahmood. Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age succeeds in conveying to readers the complexity of secularism while serving as an invaluable guide to a landmark book.
Categories: Philosophy

Varieties of Resilience

Varieties of Resilience

The field as a whole is much more open to the Anglo-Saxon way of thinking. Consequently, it is easier for the term to spread – indeed it is hard for it not ...

Author: Jonathan Joseph

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108693424

Category: Political Science

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Resilience refers to the ability of individuals, groups and societies to withstand and recover from external shocks. This pioneering book-length comparative study examines resilience as it is experienced across different countries, such as the UK, US, France, Germany and EU. Furthermore it considers cases from policy sectors including national security, counterterrorism, civil protection, disaster risk reduction, critical infrastructure protection and overseas interventions. In doing so, Joseph provides an account of why it is that resilience has become such a popular policy topic, looking at its focus on complexity, the human and the role of resilient individuals and communities. Arguing that resilience has risen to prominence because it fits with a particularly Anglo-Saxon and neoliberal form of governance, Joseph discovers differing results across policy domains and national contexts, fomenting variations and tensions in the international discourse of resilience in policy-making.
Categories: Political Science

The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience

The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience

G: “What do you think it is?” S: “It's . . . it's a living brain. . . . My God, I'm holding a living brain in my hand. . . . See . . . there's the fine ...

Author: Robert Masters

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594775369

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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One of the most important books written on the effects of LSD on the human psyche. • Its authoritative research has great relevance to the current debate on drug legalization. • Prolific authors Robert Masters and Jean Houston are pioneer figures in the field of transpersonal psychology and founders of the Human Potentials Movement. The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience was published in 1966, just as the first legal restrictions on the use of psychedelic substances were being enacted. Unfortunately, the authors' pioneering work on the effects of LSD on the human psyche, which was viewed by its participants as possibly heralding a revolution in the study of the mind, was among the casualties of this interdiction. As a result, the promising results to which their studies attested were never fully explored. Nevertheless, their 15 years of research represents a sober and authoritative appraisal of what remains one of the most controversial developments in the study of the human psyche. Avoiding the wild excesses taken by both sides on this issue, this book is unique for the light it sheds on the possibilities and the limitations of psychedelic drugs, as well as on the techniques for working with them. With drug legalization an increasingly important issue, The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience provides a welcome and much needed contrast to the current hysteria that surrounds this topic.
Categories: Medical

Thinking like a Linguist

Thinking like a Linguist

... vowels could have a different sample word because there is even more variation in vowels across language varieties than there is for the consonants.

Author: Jordan B. Sandoval

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316877418

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This is an engaging introduction to the study of language for undergraduate or beginning graduate students, aimed especially at those who would like to continue further linguistic study. It introduces students to analytical thinking about language, but goes beyond existing texts to show what it means to think like a scientist about language, through the exploration of data and interactive problem sets. A key feature of this text is its flexibility. With its focus on foundational areas of linguistics and scientific analysis, it can be used in a variety of course types, with instructors using it alongside other information or texts as appropriate for their own courses of study. The text can also serve as a supplementary text in other related fields (Speech and Hearing Sciences, Psychology, Education, Computer Science, Anthropology, and others) to help learners in these areas better understand how linguists think about and work with language data. No prerequisites are necessary. While each chapter often references content from the others, the three central chapters on sound, structure, and meaning, may be used in any order.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Common Varieties Act

Common Varieties Act

Mr. Greeley , on the basis of the testimony that has been presented to date in the record , do you think this was a proper decision to make a contest on ?

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Minerals, Materials, and Fuels

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ISBN: MINN:31951P007373756

Category: Natural resources, Communal

Page: 178

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Reviews impact of Interior Dept and USDA interpretations and administration of provisions defining "common substances" which may be extracted from public lands under licenses but which may not be claimstaked.
Categories: Natural resources, Communal

My novel by Pisistratus Caxton or Varieties in English life

 My novel  by Pisistratus Caxton  or  Varieties in English life

The Great Commoner effort to think ! had , indeed , “ something to show " Now , 0 dear reader , I assume , of for the money he had disdained and course ...

Author: Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.)

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ISBN: OXFORD:555044528

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My Novel Or Varieties in English Life

My Novel  Or Varieties in English Life

The Great Commoner effort to think ! had , indeed , “ something to show Now , O dear reader , I assume , of for the money he had disdained and course ...

Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044090345521

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Varieties of Understanding

Varieties of Understanding

... a special (and consequently marginal) aesthetic domain,”60 examining instead ways in which literature reflects and fosters human thinking more broadly.

Author: Stephen R. Grimm

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190860974

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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What does it mean to understand something? What is the essence of understanding, when compared across multiple domains? Varieties of Understanding offers new and original work on the nature of understanding, raising questions about what understanding looks like from different perspectives and exploring how ordinary people use the notion of understanding. According to a long historical tradition, understanding comes in different varieties. In particular, it is said that understanding people has a different epistemic profile than understanding the natural world-that it calls on different cognitive resources and brings to bear distinctive normative considerations. Thus, in order to understand people we might need to appreciate, or in some way sympathetically reconstruct, the reasons that led a person to act in a certain way. By comparison, when it comes to understanding natural events, like earthquakes or eclipses, no appreciation of reasons or acts of sympathetic reconstruction is arguably needed-mainly because there are no reasons on the scene to even be appreciated, and no perspectives to be sympathetically pieced together. This volume brings together some of the world's leading philosophers, psychologists, and theologians in order to shed light on the various ways in which we understand the world, pushing debates on this issue to new levels of sophistication and insight.
Categories: Philosophy