The Power Of Illusion

Author: Christopher Anvil
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1618247832
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The Power Of Illusion from the Author: Christopher Anvil. A new collection of stories by the master of humorous science fiction adventure, including: The full-length novel, The Day the Machines StoppedÂľand what happens, not just to civilization, but to humanity and its chances of survival when all the machines stop working at once? A man is captured by aliens who are investigating the Earth as a possible target for colonization. The aliens have science and technology far in advance of humansÂľbut, unfortunately for them, they have never developed the human art of bluffing. For the first time in book form, Anvil's stories of Richard Verner, who is called in to solve apparently insoluble problems, such as explaining why experimental missiles keep failing for no apparent reason, or locating a kidnapped judge, or even solving an inexplicable murder that's interrupting his vacation. And much more, in a generous volume of sardonically humorous science fiction. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Power Of Illusion

Author: Maya Vidhyadharan
Publisher: Emerald Book Company
ISBN: 097984620X
Size: 71.65 MB
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The Power Of Illusion from the Author: Maya Vidhyadharan. The Power of Illusion will help the reader see through illusion with clarity, connect to the truth within, and release self-sabotaging programs, whereby enabling the reader to own creative power, live in joy, and manifest desires by mastering reality.

Dreaming The Southern Song Landscape

Author: Valérie Malenfer Ortiz
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004110113
Size: 77.51 MB
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Dreaming The Southern Song Landscape from the Author: Valérie Malenfer Ortiz. A study of Chinese landscape painting, centered on the 12th century handscroll, "Dream Journey over Xiao Xiang (Xiao Xiang woyou tu)," in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum.

Lassalle

Author: Arno Schirokauer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781494087661
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Lassalle from the Author: Arno Schirokauer. This is a new release of the original 1932 edition.

The Knowledge Illusion

Author: Steven Sloman
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509811052
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The Knowledge Illusion from the Author: Steven Sloman. Human reasoning is remarkably shallow - in fact, our thinking and justifications just scratch the surface of the true complexity of the issues we deal with. The ability to think may still be the greatest wonder in the world (and beyond), but the way that individuals think is less than ideal. In The Knowledge Illusion, Sloman and Fernbach show that our intelligence resides not in individual brains but in the collective mind. To function, individuals rely not only on knowledge that is stored within our skulls but also on knowledge stored elsewhere, be it in our bodies, in the environment or especially in other people. Put together, human thought is incredibly impressive, but at its deepest level it never belongs to any individual alone. And yet the mind supports the most sublime, incredible phenomenon of all: consciousness. How can any of this be possible with a mind that is so imperfect? This is one of the key challenges confronted in this book. The Knowledge Illusion ties together established scientific facts whilst also considering what the mind is for. Understanding why the mind is as it is, and what it is for, will show why we need to consider it as extending beyond our skulls; why we should think about 'the mind' as far more than an extension of the brain but as an emergence from multiple brains interacting. Simply put, individuals know relatively little, but the human hive that emerges when people work together knows a lot.

The Power Of Illusion

Author: Dr Vijai S. Shankar
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780954529833
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The Power Of Illusion from the Author: Dr Vijai S. Shankar.

Democracy

Author: Stanislaw Filipowicz
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9783631628942
Size: 52.60 MB
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Democracy from the Author: Stanislaw Filipowicz. Democracy - hope or illusion? Blooming, failing or declining? Our doubts and hesitation make part of unbending efforts to endorse and explain democracy. Who is right - the custodians of promise or the prophets of decline? The book concentrates on doubts. The author tries to explore -the other side of the moon-, emphasizing the role of critical thinking, opposing a main-current optimism. Defending democracy we want to generate hope, but hoping may be a dangerous craft. Protecting our hope we are prone to believe that democracy - even if it is not a full success story - is justified in its nature and out of question. How much do we have to forget to sanction this view? This is, in fact, the main question the book raises. It gives voice to those who never, in their writing on democracy, used a flattering tone. Starting with Greek giants - Plato and Aristotle - up to modern and most recent times, going through a broad field of revealing criticism, leaving us with an unsettling feeling that democracy is rather something to be explained than something to be celebrated. Living in democracy, lamenting its underperformances, we must not overlook a fundamental question - in what part do our disappointments reflect the -art of forgetting-, allowing us to cast into oblivion all serious doubts originating in a critical discourse on modernity and democracy?"

The Illusion Of Power

Author: Stephen Orgel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520027411
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The Illusion Of Power from the Author: Stephen Orgel. Describes the role of the theatre in forming Renaissance royalty's conception of itself, especially in the cases of James I and Charles I. Bibliogs

Iran Rle Iran D

Author: Robert Graham
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136834338
Size: 24.36 MB
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Iran Rle Iran D from the Author: Robert Graham. The sudden increase of oil prices in 1973 meant that the foreign revenues of Iran quadrupled in just over two months. As the first OPEC member to begin disbursing this extra revenue on a significant scale, Iran offers the first complete example of the social, economic and political problems this caused. This book examines the cycle of the boom and the years that led up to it – from the rural and essentially backward nature of the country to the euphoria of 1973 when the Shah seriously talked of Iran reaching the Great Civilisation, where by the 1990s Iran would be the world’s fifth power. And then finally through to the loss of control over expenditure, the cancellation of ambitious projects and eventual disillusionment with all the attendant problems of expectations and increased social and political tension. A comprehensive analysis of the system of government in Iran is provided in Part Three of the book, demonstrating that this has created a repressed stability, incapable of promoting social and economic progress.

Race

Author: Vincent Sarich
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786738219
Size: 58.65 MB
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Race from the Author: Vincent Sarich. The conventional wisdom in contemporary social science claims that human races are not biologically valid categories. Many argue the very words '”race” and “racial differences” should be abolished because they support racism. In Race, Vincent Sarich and Frank Miele challenge both these tenets. First, they cite the historical record, the art and literature of other civilizations and cultures, morphological studies, cognitive psychology, and the latest research in medical genetics, forensics, and the human genome to demonstrate that racial differences are not trivial, but very real. They conclude with the paradox that, while, scientific honesty requires forthright recognition of racial differences, public policy should not recognize racial-group membership. The evidence and issues raised in this book will be of critical interest to students of race in behavioral and political science, medicine, and law.