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Author : Harold Aspden
ISBN : IND:30000109979926
Genre : Cosmology
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Harold Aspden deciphers in physical terms nature's messages, as coded in the numerical values of the fundamental physical constants.

The Conceptual Link From Physical To Mental

Author : Robert Kirk
ISBN : 9780199669417
Genre : Philosophy
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How are truths about physical and mental states related? In The Conceptual Link from Physical to Mental Robert Kirk articulates and defends a fresh approach to the physical-to-mental connection in his theory of 'redescriptive physicalism'. The theory provides an invaluable philosophical basis for dealing with the problems that mental causation raises for other non-reductive views.

Content And Modality

Author : Judith Thomson
ISBN : 9780191515736
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Eleven distinguished philosophers have contributed specially written essays on a set of topics much debated in recent years, including physicalism, qualia, semantic competence, conditionals, presuppositions, two-dimensional semantics, and the relation between logic and metaphysics. All these topics are prominent in the work of Robert Stalnaker, a major presence in contemporary philosophy, in honour of whom the volume is published. It also contains a substantial new essay in which Stalnaker replies to his critics, and sets out his current views on the topics discussed. Contributors: Richard Heck, Frank Jackson, William Lycan, Vann McGee, John Perry, Paul Pietroski, Sydney Shoemaker, Scott Soames, Daniel Stoljar, Timothy Williamson, and Stephen Yablo.

Physical Therapy The Truth

Author : Monie Phillips, PT
ISBN : 1452046832
Genre : Education
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The most exciting and challenging times are upon the healthcare professionals of this nation today and it is my hope the issues covered in this book will help guide your future decisions. This book will assist the reader by providing valuable information to the student trying to decide if PT is the right career or the PT student contemplating what area of practice to take on first. The reader will get a genuine account of the PT profession and what it takes to get in and stay in. For the practicing Physical Therapist you can be certain that what you read in this book will either elevate your spirit or convict your soul. For the PT student staying up all night trying to make it through another lecture under a sleep deprived state of mind this book will lead you in the right direction before you begin your practice. Last but not least to my peers practicing daily, you know if you are providing quality care or just putting in your eight-hour day watching patients perform chair aerobics, this book will give you reasons to strive for more than mediocrity. If you are already aligned with the material in this book then enjoy the feeling of accomplishment because you are the moral fiber of the profession. Keep digging in finding the true cause of the patient’s limitations while simultaneously thinking of how to correct the problem and document the truth. Just a reminder, words like; Program integrity, and Error Rates, coupled with the fact that Medicare is requesting $720 million for the Medicare Integrity Program means the medical community should take notice. The information in this book will make a difference in your career and in the PT profession as a whole, will you?

On The Adaptation Of External Nature To The Physical Condition Of Man

Author : John Kidd
ISBN : 9781108069649
Genre : History
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This 1833 Bridgewater Treatise exemplifies the influence of natural theology within the scientific establishment before the era of Darwin.

Thinking About Consciousness

Author : David Papineau
ISBN : 9780191529481
Genre : Philosophy
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The relation between subjective consciousness and the physical brain is widely regarded as the last mystery facing science. This book argues that there is no real puzzle here. Consciousness seems mysterious, not because of any hidden essence, but only because we think about it in a special way. David Papineau exposes the resulting potential for confusion, and shows that much scientific study of consciousness is misconceived. Modern physical science strongly supports a materialist account of consciousness. But there remains considerable resistance to this, both in philosophy and in the way most people think about the mind; we fall back on a dualist view, that consciousness is not part of the material world. Papineau argues that resistance to materialism is groundless. He offers a detailed analysis of the way human beings think about consciousness, and in particular the way in which we humans think about our conscious states by activating those selfsame states. His careful account of this distinctive mode of phenomenal thinking enables him, first, to show that the standard arguments against dualism are unsound, second, to explain why dualism is nevertheless so intuitively persuasive, and third, to expose much contemporary scientific study of consciousness as resting on a confusion. In placing a materialist account of consciousness on a firm foundation, this clear and forthright book lays many traditional problems to rest, and offers escape from immemorial misconceptions about the mind.

Spiritual Truths And Experiences Of Life After Death

Author : Gert Niemand
ISBN : 9781477134474
Genre : Religion
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Most of the information in this book came from Angels and Spiritual Masters, who are living in the greater World of Spirit. Therefore, I would like to thank all the Angels and Masters who came down to do their work for God in Love and with Love, and all their helpers, who helped me to fulfill an oath I made. During an out of the body experience, while standing at Mountain Zion in the Presence of God, I promised Him that I would tell all the people the truth about Him and His Spiritual Messengers, the Angels and other life in the Spirit World. All the Angels and Masters spoken to have nothing but Love for God, their fellows spirits, all of Mankind and the Animal Kingdom. Life as we know it, continuo after death in a slightly different format, and regardless of what we say or believe every one of us knows deep in our inner being that we came from the world of spirit, and we knows deep inside ourselves that that world is real, and that we must one day return to it. Regardless of what we say or believe, we know within ourselves about the Presence of God! I have used most of these short stories as talks during church services, because Angels advised me what to write down, and to use what they have shown me in the world of spirit, as the talk. Therefore, most of the information in this book is from spiritual beings, they are the real authors of this book. I am just an instrument used by them as a voice box in the wilderness of Babel, to explain some of the wonderful stories we read of in the bible. In this way am I also complying with the vow I made to God.

Conscious Mind In The Physical World

Author : E.J Squires
ISBN : 0750300450
Genre : Science
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We have seen remarkable progress in our detailed understanding of the physical world, from the smallest constituents of atoms to the remotest distances seen by telescopes. However, we have yet to explore the phenomenon of consciousness. Can physical things be conscious or is consciousness something else, forever outside the range of physics? And how does consciousness interact with physical things? A lively account of quantum theory and its puzzles, Conscious Mind in the Physical World examines two developments in particular that have altered the context of discussions about consciousness. One is computer technology, which allows us to make machines that can calculate at speeds far greater than the human brain, while the other is the study of the microscopic world. The book explores philosophical issues such as idealism and free will and speculates on the relationship of consciousness to quantum mechanics. This resource will stimulate physicists with an interest in philosophy, philosophers interested in physics, and anyone fascinated about the waking state of the mind.

Laws Of Nature Causation And Supervenience

Author : Michael Tooley
ISBN : 0815330642
Genre : Philosophy
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

What Is Truth

Author : Richard Schantz
ISBN : 9783110886665
Genre : Philosophy
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In this collection of original papers, leading international authorities turn their attention to one of the most important questions in theoretical philosophy: what is truth? To arrive at an answer, two further questions need to be addressed in this context: 1) Does truth possess any essence, any inner nature? and 2) If so, what does this nature consist of? The present discussion focuses on the antagonism between substantial or robust theories of truth, with correspondence theory taking the lead, and deflationist or minimalist views, which have been commanding an increasing amount of attention in recent years. Whereas substantial theories proceed from the premise that truth has an essence, and that therefore the objective is to discover this essence, the challenge presented by deflationism is to dispense with this very premise.

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