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Uniquely Human

Author : George Hillier
ISBN : 9781770673908
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"Uniquely Human" helps to define those experiences which influenced my life through this collection of short stories, poetry, and characterizations. Do we ever really understand what it is that makes us who we are? This book is meant to entertain the reader through glimpses into the wide spectrum of human emotions that are shared by us all: some humorous, some poignant, some bittersweet, and most uplifting.

Uniquely Human

Author : Barry M. Prizant
ISBN : 9781476776248
Genre : Family & Relationships
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One of the world's leading authorities on autism suggests a major shift in understanding autism and offers inspiring stories and practical advice drawn from his more than four-decade career.

Uniquely Human The Basis Of Human Rights

Author : Gabriel Moran
ISBN : 9781483685656
Genre : Self-Help
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The basis of human rights remains in need of exploration. The effectiveness of the language of human rights is threatened by its widespread but uncritical use. This book is neither a sermon to believers nor an attack by a skeptic. It is a critical look at the basis of those few rights that are genuinely universal, for example, a right not to be tortured or a right to basic subsistence. A human right is a claim that every human being can make on the whole human race. The rights that are specifically human arise from a human respect for all living beings. There is still a widespread assumption that "human rights" is just another name for the confused idea of "natural rights" from the eighteenth century, rights that were promulgated by and for adult white males. The authors of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 assumed that they were reformulating an old idea. Instead, they were beginning a new idea. Human rights can be realized only through conversations across differences within gender, age, culture and religion. This book traces those continuing conversations that fill out the diversity within the unity of the human race. The convergence of many particular traditions creates a human tradition that can sustain human rights as a standard of moral conduct for all nations.

Uniquely Human

Author : Philip Lieberman
ISBN : 0674921836
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In a stimulating synthesis of cognitive science, anthropology, and linguistics, Philip Lieberman tackles the fundamental questions of human nature: How and why are human beings so different from other species? Can the Darwinian theory of evolution explain human linguistic and cognitive ability? How do our processes of language and thought differ from those of Homo erectus 500,000 years ago, or of the Neanderthals 35,000 years ago? What accounts for human moral sense? Lieberman believes that evolution for rapid, efficient vocal communication forged modern human beings by creating the modern human brain. Earlier hominids lacked fully human speech and syntax, which together allow us to convey complex thoughts rapidly. The author discusses how natural selection acted on older brain mechanisms to produce a structure that can regulate the motor activity necessary for speech and command the complex syntax that enhances the creativity of human language. The unique brain mechanisms underlying human language also enhance human cognitive ability, allowing us to derive abstract concepts and to plan complex activities. These factors are necessary for the development of true altruism and moral behavior. Lieberman supports his argument about the evolution of speech and the human brain by combining the comparative method of Charles Darwin, insights from archaeology and child development, and the results of high-tech research with computerized brain scanning and computer models that can recreate speech sounds made by our ancestors over 100,000 years ago. Uniquely Human will stimulate fresh thought and controversy on the basic question of how we came to be.

Uniquely Human

Author : Gordon H. Hurlburt
ISBN : 1498462375
Genre : Family & Relationships
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BRIEF BIO Gordon Hurlburt was born of missionary parents in the former Belgian Congo. After graduating from Biola College (now University) in Los Angeles with a BA in Christian Education, he served in Kenya and England, in missionary ministry among people originally from India. Gordon later served with Children's Bible Ministries here in the USA. He is now retired and lives in Florida."

The Emergence Of Culture

Author : Philip Chase
ISBN : 9780387306742
Genre : Social Science
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This book describes the emergent nature of human culture, based on the human ability to create and pass on social codes through instruction and example. It proposes hypotheses to explain how a phenomenon that is potentially maladaptive for individuals could have evolved, and to explain why culture plays such a pervasive role in human life. It then reviews the primatological, fossil, and archaeological data to test these hypotheses.

Language In Our Brain

Author : Angela D. Friederici
ISBN : 9780262036924
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Language makes us human. It is an intrinsic part of us, although we seldom think about it. Language is also an extremely complex entity with subcomponents responsible for its phonological, syntactic, and semantic aspects. In this landmark work, Angela Friederici offers a comprehensive account of these subcomponents and how they are integrated. Tracing the neurobiological basis of language across brain regions in humans and other primate species, she argues that species-specific brain differences may be at the root of the human capacity for language. Friederici shows which brain regions support the different language processes and, more important, how these brain regions are connected structurally and functionally to make language processes that take place in milliseconds possible. She finds that one particular brain structure (a white matter dorsal tract), connecting syntax-relevant brain regions, is present only in the mature human brain and only weakly present in other primate brains. Is this the "missing link" that explains humans' capacity for language? Friederici describes the basic language functions and their brain basis; the language networks connecting different language-related brain regions; the brain basis of language acquisition during early childhood and when learning a second language, proposing a neurocognitive model of the ontogeny of language; and the evolution of language and underlying neural constraints. She finds that it is the information exchange between the relevant brain regions, supported by the white matter tract, that is the crucial factor in both language development and evolution.

The Robot Syndrome

Author : John J. Miksa
ISBN : 1438998902
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Great Global Recession has rumbled through the worlds economies like a freight train out of control and wreaked havoc with businesses both large and small in every industry. Fewer customers are spending less and demanding more satisfaction with every purchase. And as companies continue to reduce the size of their workforces, employees are challenged as never before to maintain and improve customer satisfaction. How can employees at every level in a company contribute to delivering uniquely human customer service? How can they learn to overcome using robot-like responses to address customer service issues? What mustevery employee learn to do tohelp transformtheir companys customer service into a competitive advantage? In his book, The Robot Syndrome, John presents a highly practical set of Adaptive Service Principles and companion Pointers to address what may be todays most pressing business issue. Using an entertaining combination of wit, common sense, and practical advice, he presents a new way to help companies achieve and sustain the highest possible level of customer satisfaction. By using the principles and pointers that he sets forth, individuals will become more adaptive and will learn to unleash the power of their minds and the uniquely human traits of their hearts, one customer interaction at a time.

Happiness And The Human Spirit

Author : Abraham J. Twerski
ISBN : 9781580234047
Genre : Religion
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Identify your positive traits as well as negative habits that hinder your ability to achieve happiness. Provides practical steps to exercise your unique qualities to the fullest, actualize your potential and attain happiness in all aspects of your life.

Ethics In Human Communication

Author : Richard L. Johannesen
ISBN : 9781478609124
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Broad in scope, yet precise in exposition, the Sixth Edition of this highly acclaimed ethics text has been infused with new insights and updated material. Richard Johannesen and new coauthors Kathleen Valde and Karen Whedbee provide a thorough, comprehensive overview of philosophical perspectives and communication contexts, pinpointing and explicating ethical issues unique to human communication. Chief among the authors objectives are to: provide classic and contemporary perspectives for making ethical judgments about human communication; sensitize communication participants to essential ethical issues in the human communication process; illuminate complexities and challenges involved in making evaluations of communication ethics; and offer ideas for becoming more discerning evaluators of others communication. Provocative questions and illustrative case studies stimulate reflexive thinking and aid readers in developing their own approach to communication ethics. A comprehensive list of resources spotlights books, scholarly articles, videos, and Web sites useful for further research or personal exploration.

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