Unraveling

Author: Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452963320

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Developing a cybernetic model of subjectivity and personhood that honors disability experiences to reconceptualize the category of the human Twentieth-century neuroscience fixed the brain as the basis of consciousness, the self, identity, individuality, even life itself, obscuring the fundamental relationships between bodies and the worlds that they inhabit. In Unraveling, Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer draws on narratives of family and individual experiences with neurological disorders, paired with texts by neuroscientists and psychiatrists, to decenter the brain and expose the ableist biases in the dominant thinking about personhood. Unraveling articulates a novel cybernetic theory of subjectivity in which the nervous system is connected to the world it inhabits rather than being walled off inside the body, moving beyond neuroscientific, symbolic, and materialist approaches to the self to focus instead on such concepts as animation, modularity, and facilitation. It does so through close readings of memoirs by individuals who lost their hearing or developed trauma-induced aphasia, as well as family members of people diagnosed as autistic—texts that rethink modes of subjectivity through experiences with communication, caregiving, and the demands of everyday life. Arguing for a radical antinormative bioethics, Unraveling shifts the discourse on neurological disorders from such value-laden concepts as “quality of life” to develop an inclusive model of personhood that honors disability experiences and reconceptualizes the category of the human in all of its social, technological, and environmental contexts.

The Magnetic Pulse of Life

Author: Alan Cruice

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728383684

Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 5747


Earth’s endemic life exists on an active planet, and its physical characteristics shape its development by affecting it in many ways. The planet’s magnetic field plays its part in that scenario. In this new book, the author concentrates on this little-understood aspect of terrestrial life’s existence. In an all-pervasive way, Earth’s natural magnetism imparts a pulse to the life forms that exist on the planet. From the very simplest to the most complex, organisms cannot ignore their natural magnetic environment. A lot of recent research into this phenomenon has been collated and reviewed by the author. In this book, he appraises the evidence from that research in a scientific yet interesting manner.

The Cambridge Companion to William James

Author: Ruth Anna Putnam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521459068

Category: Philosophy

Page: 430

View: 546


The most convenient and accessible guide to James currently available.

Reason, Faith, and Tradition

Author: Martin C. Albl

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884899829

Category: Religion

Page: 412

View: 8825


Is religious belief reasonable? Specifically, is the doctrine of the Catholic faith consistent with reason? Drawing on Catholic and Christian theological traditions, Martin Albl engages readers in theological thinking on various topics including the Trinity, Christology, ecclesiology, human nature, sin, salvation, revelation, and eschatology. Clear and focused, the text links traditional teaching with contemporary issues to show the relevance of faith to contemporary issues. A glossary, cross-referencing system, text and discussion questions, and footnotes with information about Internet resources provide more in-depth information. --Publisher description.

Dictionary of the English Language

Author: Joseph E. Worcester

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3375101511

Category: Fiction

Page: 950

View: 6980


Reprint of the original, first published in 1860.

Autism in Film and Television

Author: Murray Pomerance,R. Barton Palmer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477324941

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

View: 2982


Global awareness of autism has skyrocketed since the 1980s, and popular culture has caught on, with film and television producers developing ever more material featuring autistic characters. Autism in Film and Television brings together more than a dozen essays on depictions of autism, exploring how autistic characters are signified in media and how the reception of these characters informs societal understandings of autism. Editors Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer have assembled a pioneering examination of autism’s portrayal in film and television. Contributors consider the various means by which autism has been expressed in films such as Phantom Thread, Mercury Rising, and Life Animated and in television and streaming programs including Atypical, Stranger Things, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Community. Across media, the figure of the brilliant, accomplished, and “quirky” autist has proven especially appealing. Film and television have thus staked out a progressive position on neurodiversity by insisting on screen time for autism but have done so while frequently ignoring the true diversity of autistic experience. As a result, this volume is a welcome celebration of nonjudgmental approaches to disability, albeit one that is still freighted with stereotypes and elisions.

Animation and Memory

Author: Maarten van Gageldonk,László Munteán,Ali Shobeiri

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030348881

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

View: 5899


​This book examines the role of memory in animation, as well as the ways in which the medium of animation can function as a technology of remembering and forgetting. By doing so, it establishes a platform for the cross-fertilization between the burgeoning fields of animation studies and memory studies. By analyzing a wide range of different animation types, from stop motion to computer animation, and from cell animated cartoons to painted animation, this book explores the ways in which animation can function as a representational medium. The five parts of the book discuss the interrelation of animation and memory through the lens of materiality, corporeality, animation techniques, the city, and animated documentaries. These discussions raise a number of questions: how do animation films bring forth personal and collective pasts? What is the role of found footage, objects, and sound in the material and affective dimensions of animation? How does animation serve political ends? The essays in this volume offer answers to these questions through a wide variety of case studies and contexts. The book will appeal to both a broad academic and a more general readership with an interest in animation studies, memory studies, cultural studies, comparative visual arts, and media studies. Chapter “Introduction” is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

The Hierarchy of Intelligences

Author: Valentin Matcas

Publisher: Valentin Leonard Matcas

ISBN: 1311564969

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 204

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You are familiar with your physical body, and now you may see what happens in the cognitive world with your own human intelligences and with all intelligences that these reach to interconnect, from the slightest elemental intelligences of the field, to the most remarkable higher intelligences of all upper worlds. Because intelligences are not similar and cannot melt into cognitive blobs for example, but they remain distinct while interconnecting by specialization and by expertise, forming genuine living communities, genuine societies of living beings, called systems of intelligences, or cognitive systems, or minds. Yet even the human mind is poorly understood today. Because not only the human brain holds the human mind as many assume, but the entire organism does, since this is how intelligences are seen from the outer, objective perspective, as organisms, or as physical bodies. And you can never understand minds, cognition, intelligence, awareness, consciousness, living communities, living societies, and entire worlds and realities if you do not understand all intelligences forming these. And since intelligences count in zillions and comprise all life in all its forms and realities, you must consider all accurate references defining them in order to help you understand everything. These accurate, comprehensive references are Life, Existence, Causality, Intelligence, Interconnectivity, and the wider world, throughout this comprehensive classification or hierarchy of intelligences that we perform in this book, which is part of the hierarchy of everything. This book studies all intelligences from living, cognitive, interconnective, and existential perspectives, throughout a comprehensive classification of everything alive and intelligent, helping you understand yourself, life, intelligence, consciousness, the world, and your conscious place, meaning, and fulfillment in life and in the wider world.

The Gospel According to Jesus

Author: Chris Seay

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0849949343

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 449


Most Christians are living a distorted Christian life. You don't have to be one of them. Imagine a church where 84% of Christians are completely unfamiliar with the essential tenets of their faith, with a crippling misunderstanding of the word righteousness and, in turn, the gospel of Jesus. According to a recent survey conducted by Chris Seay and Barna Research Group, this is not just speculation; it's the reality for the church today. The Gospel According to Jesus takes an in-depth look at this research study, which examines our understanding of the command, "Seek first the kingdom and His righteousness." Most Christians define righteousness as morality. This means that what's being preached by the church is not at all the gospel Jesus intended for His followers. Through personal stories, interviews with today's church leaders, and a detailed study of the book of Romans, Chris uncovers a staggering disconnect between the gospel according to Christians and the gospel according to Jesus--the redeeming, restorative gospel that a broken world so desperately needs. Our role, he says, is to join Jesus in restoring the world. Will you?