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An Experiment With Time

By J. W. Dunne
  • ISBN Code: : 1786259893
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Pages : 197
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A book by the British aeronautical engineer J. W. Dunne (1875-1949) on the subjects of precognitive dreams and the nature of time. First published in March 1927, it was very widely read, and his ideas were promoted by several other authors, in particular by J. B. Priestley. He published three sequels; The Serial Universe, The New Immortality, and Nothing Dies.

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What is the nature of time? Does it flow? Do the past and future exist? Drawing connections between historical and present-day questions, A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Time provides an up-to-date guide to one of the most central and debated topics in contemporary metaphysics. Introducing the views and arguments of Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Newton and Leibniz, this accessible introduction covers the history of the philosophy of time from the Pre-Socratics to the beginning of the 20th Century. The historical survey presents the necessary background to understanding more recent developments, including McTaggart's 1908 argument for the unreality of time, the open future, the perdurance/endurance debate, the possibility of time travel, and the relevance of current physics to the philosophy of time. Informed by cutting-edge philosophical research, A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Time evaluates influential historical arguments in the context of contemporary developments. For students looking to gain insights into how ideas within the philosophy of time have developed and better understand recent arguments, this is the ideal starting point.

Loving My Actual Christmas

By Alexandra Kuykendall
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1493412205
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 189
  • Pdf File: loving-my-actual-christmas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Christmas season is a particularly difficult time for women to slow down and relish what's right in front of them. An annual marker for many, it is a holiday that can often remind us how life is not going as we'd planned. Our family relationships remain strained, our finances stretched, and our schedules stuffed with too much to do in too little time. Following the formula of her successful Loving My Actual Life, Alexandra Kuykendall shares with readers her own personal experiment to be completely present in her life as it is during the holiday season. Addressing the themes of Advent and Christmas, she reflects on hope, love, joy, peace, and relishing the season, with practical pullouts on common Christmas stressors, such as finances, schedules, and extended family. Kuykendall's signature candor helps women go easy on themselves, remember what truly matters, and find joy in their imperfect Christmases.

Intelligence as Adaptive Behavior

By B. Chandrasekaran
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 1483288129
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 373
  • Pdf File: intelligence-as-adaptive-behavior.pdf

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The "intelligence" of traditional artificial intelligence systems is notoriously narrow and inflexible--incapable of adapting to the constantly changing circumstances of the real world. Although traditional artificial intelligence systems can be successful in narrowly prescribed domains, they are inappropriate for dynamic, complex domains, such as autonomous robot navigation.**This book proposes an alternative methodology for designing intelligent systems based on a model of intelligence as adaptive behavior. The author describes an experiment in computational neuroethology--the computer modeling of neuronal control of behavior--in which the nervous system for an artificial insect is modeled. The experiment demonstrates that simple, complete intelligent agents are able to cope with complex, dynamic environments--suggesting that adaptive models of intelligence, based on biological bases of adaptive behavior, may prove to be very useful in the design of intelligent, autonomous systems. Provides a lucid critique of traditional artificial intelligence research programs Presents new methodology for the construction autonomous agents, which has implications for mobile robotics Of interest to researchers in a variety of fields: artificial intelligence, neural networks, robotics, cognitive science, and neuroscience

The Secret Science Behind Miracles

By Mac Freedom Long
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1625581823
  • Total of Pages : 255
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 467
  • Pdf File: the-secret-science-behind-miracles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This report deals with the discovery of an ancient and secret system of workable magic, which, if we can learn to use it as did the native magicians of Polynesia and North Africa, bids fair to change the world ... provided the atom bomb does not make all further changes impossible. Union is strength, prosperity, and safety. The High Beings ruling the ants and bees demonstrate this. Rugged individualism and disunion, as demonstrated by preying animals who eat other animals, and are in constant danger of being eaten, represent the stage of growth in which the hard lessons of life under Free Will must be learned. Following that stage comes the one which we have been missing so long; the stage in which the man returns to united and cooperative effort, still possessing his free will, but using it in the right relation to his fellows and their free will. And, above all, in the right relation to the High Selves from whence come both help and guidance.

Modernism and Cosmology

By K. Ebury
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137393750
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 485
  • Pdf File: modernism-and-cosmology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Through examining the work of W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett, Katherine Ebury shows cosmology had a considerable impact on modernist creative strategies, developing alternative reading models of difficult texts such as Finnegans Wake and 'The Trilogy'.

Random Harvest [Trilogy Ed.]

By James Hilton
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786258935
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : History
  • Members : 805
  • Pdf File: random-harvest-trilogy-ed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This completes the trilogy of classic James Hilton novels (the other two being "Lost Horizon" and "Goodbye Mr. Chips") which were all made into movies during Hollywood’s Golden Era. It is the lesser known of the three novels, although “Random Harvest” is his most complete work. The story is a romance, a mystery, a critique of England’s class structure, and a parable. Hilton uses the lost years of Charles Rainier as a metaphor for the lost years of the 1920/1930’s when England failed to prepare for the next war. Told in flashbacks and bookended by World War I and World War II, the resolution is only revealed in its final sentence that will shock you and change everything that you have just read & thought you understood. You will go back and re-read the book as your perception of all the characters are altered by the surprise ending...

The Tao of Travel

By Paul Theroux
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 0771086210
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 579
  • Pdf File: the-tao-of-travel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This beautiful collection of travel wisdom is the perfect gift for any Theroux fan, and will equally delight seasoned travelers, young adventurers, and everyone in between. Few have traveled more than Paul Theroux, and fewer have crafted the original, perceptive, and entertaining body of work that he has. The Tao of Travel is a departure for him: it's a gift book, a gorgeously illustrated and pithy distillation of quotes about the pleasures and perils of travel by Theroux himself, as well as many other travel writers he admires, including Dervla Murphy, Graham Greene, and Bruce Chatwin. Inspired by the number of readers who have asked him for his favourite travel book, Theroux has artfully selected over 1000 quotes, both historical and contemporary, giving the reader genuine insight into what underlies the travel urge in humans. Whether it's modes of travel or the art of packing, loneliness or the unexpected kindnesses of strangers, unusual meals in weird places or encountering danger, The Tao of Travel contains a smorgasbord of delights for any travel junkie.

Tourism Management, Marketing, and Development

By M. Mariani,R. Baggio,D. Buhalis,C. Longhi
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137354356
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 561
  • Pdf File: tourism-management-marketing-and-development.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tourism Management, Marketing, and Development revolves around the implementation of ICT applications in the tourism sector: technology is engendering a major shift both in the performance of individuals and companies involved in the tourism sector and having an impact on the way individuals consume services and enjoy experiences in space and time.

British Avant-Garde Theatre

By C. Warden
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137020695
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 751
  • Pdf File: british-avant-garde-theatre.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book explores an under-researched body of work from the early decades of the twentieth century, connecting plays, performances and practitioners together in dynamic dialogues. Moving across national, generational and social borders, the book reads experiments in Britain during this period alongside theatrical innovations overseas.