A Certain Light

Author: Ann Chandler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244915288


Page: N.A

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Poetry is all too often regarded as irrelevant, its meaning seemingly hidden. Conversely, story form seems more accessible in its communication and has a more defined nature than its opaque poetic cousin. A poem, however, is more compact in its delivery and has the added dimension of being open to wider interpretation. It acts like a mirror, revealing the secret wounds of the soul, its words offering the balm of understanding. Poems reveal vulnerability - emotion laid bare, inner journeys exposed, the fragility of life, the freedom of imagination... Poems are meant not so much to be understood as to be felt and to connect at a deeper level. The pattern, shape and rhythm of words convey meaning that goes far beyond the mind and into the heart. I hope that those contained in these pages reach both your heart and mind.

In a Certain Light

Author: Karen Brownstein

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780861889082


Page: 240

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Conception and Causation: Selected Philosophical Papers

Author: John-Michael Kuczynski

Publisher: John-Michael Kuczynski


Category: Philosophy

Page: 734

View: 4494

Papers on the philosophy of mind and philosophical logic. Topics covered include probabilistic causation, the nature of formal truth, the role of language in thought, conceptual atomism, simulated vs. actual intelligence, and the nature of emotion.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception

Author: Mohan Matthen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191669040

Category: Philosophy

Page: 944

View: 2883

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception is a survey by leading philosophical thinkers of contemporary issues and new thinking in philosophy of perception. It includes sections on the history of the subject, introductions to contemporary issues in the epistemology, ontology and aesthetics of perception, treatments of the individual sense modalities and of the things we perceive by means of them, and a consideration of how perceptual information is integrated and consolidated. New analytic tools and applications to other areas of philosophy are discussed in depth. Each of the forty-five entries is written by a leading expert, some collaborating with younger figures; each seeks to introduce the reader to a broad range of issues. All contain new ideas on the topics covered; together they demonstrate the vigour and innovative zeal of a young field. The book is accessible to anybody who has an intellectual interest in issues concerning perception.

An Anthology of Christian Mysticism

Author: Harvey D. Egan

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814660126

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 680

View: 5743

"A Pueblo book." Includes bibliographical references (p. 610-615) and index.

Active Lighting and Its Application for Computer Vision

Author: Katsushi Ikeuchi,Yasuyuki Matsushita,Ryusuke Sagawa,Hiroshi Kawasaki,Yasuhiro Mukaigawa,Ryo Furukawa,Daisuke Miyazaki

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030565777

Category: Computers

Page: 308

View: 4746

This book describes active illumination techniques in computer vision. We can classify computer vision techniques into two classes: passive and active techniques. Passive techniques observe the scene statically and analyse it as is. Active techniques give the scene some actions and try to facilitate the analysis. In particular, active illumination techniques project specific light, for which the characteristics are known beforehand, to a target scene to enable stable and accurate analysis of the scene. Traditional passive techniques have a fundamental limitation. The external world surrounding us is three-dimensional; the image projected on a retina or an imaging device is two-dimensional. That is, reduction of one dimension has occurred. Active illumination techniques compensate for the dimensional reduction by actively controlling the illumination. The demand for reliable vision sensors is rapidly increasing in many application areas, such as robotics and medical image analysis. This book explains this new endeavour to explore the augmentation of reduced dimensions in computer vision. This book consists of three parts: basic concepts, techniques, and applications. The first part explains the basic concepts for understanding active illumination techniques. In particular, the basic concepts of optics are explained so that researchers and engineers outside the field can understand the later chapters. The second part explains currently available active illumination techniques, covering many techniques developed by the authors. The final part shows how such active illumination techniques can be applied to various domains, describing the issue to be overcome by active illumination techniques and the advantages of using these techniques. This book is primarily aimed at 4th year undergraduate and 1st year graduate students, and will also help engineers from fields beyond computer vision to use active illumination techniques. Additionally, the book is suitable as course material for technical seminars.

Western Mysticism

Author: Edward Cuthbert Butler,Dom Cuthbert Butler,Cuthbert Butler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0710306628

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 7425

The writings are meant to be studied from three distinct points of view: religious philosophy, material for the study of those states between mind and body such as ecstasy and trance, and for the sake of their mysticism. Drawn from the writings and teachings of Saint Augustine, Saint Gregory and Saint Bernard, the writings form a coordinated body of doctrine with what three great teachers of mystical theology in the Western Church have written concerning their own religious experience and the theories they based on it.

Mind and Nature

Author: Hermann Weyl

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400833329

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

View: 7943

Hermann Weyl (1885-1955) was one of the twentieth century's most important mathematicians, as well as a seminal figure in the development of quantum physics and general relativity. He was also an eloquent writer with a lifelong interest in the philosophical implications of the startling new scientific developments with which he was so involved. Mind and Nature is a collection of Weyl's most important general writings on philosophy, mathematics, and physics, including pieces that have never before been published in any language or translated into English, or that have long been out of print. Complete with Peter Pesic's introduction, notes, and bibliography, these writings reveal an unjustly neglected dimension of a complex and fascinating thinker. In addition, the book includes more than twenty photographs of Weyl and his family and colleagues, many of which are previously unpublished. Included here are Weyl's exposition of his important synthesis of electromagnetism and gravitation, which Einstein at first hailed as "a first-class stroke of genius"; two little-known letters by Weyl and Einstein from 1922 that give their contrasting views on the philosophical implications of modern physics; and an essay on time that contains Weyl's argument that the past is never completed and the present is not a point. Also included are two book-length series of lectures, The Open World (1932) and Mind and Nature (1934), each a masterly exposition of Weyl's views on a range of topics from modern physics and mathematics. Finally, four retrospective essays from Weyl's last decade give his final thoughts on the interrelations among mathematics, philosophy, and physics, intertwined with reflections on the course of his rich life.