Category: Science

By Freeman Dyson

«Il titolo Infinito in ogni direzione ha due significati. Allude alle illimitate possibilità dell’universo, che esso sviluppa prendendo coscienza di se stesso attraverso l’azione della vita e dell’intelligenza. Ma si riferisce anche alle enormi responsabilità dell’umanità come custode della vita su un piccolo pianeta.» Così Freeman J. Dyson definisce i punti di riferimento del suo discorso sulla scienza, che mette costantemente a confronto i risultati della ricerca più aggiornata in campo fisico, astronomico, biologico con gli interrogativi più stringenti dell’etica e della politica. Quali sono le strade che los angeles scienza contemporanea esplora nella sua indagine sulle origini della vita e sulla sua evoluzione? Quali i dilemmi cui portano i risultati della ricerca? Quali le scelte necessarie perché le raffinate tecnologie prodotte dal progresso scientifico vengano usate in step with il progresso dell’umanità e non according to l. a. sua distruzione? A questo intreccio di temi di appassionante attualità e di domande rivolte al futuro, Freeman Dyson porta il suo illuminante e inventivo contributo: una riflessione che lega l. a. scienza alla filosofia, il gusto della scoperta all’attenzione costante alle componenti spirituali del pensiero e della vita umana.

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By Carol Kranowitz

The revised and up to date variation of a groundbreaking special-needs task advisor

This revised version of the significant other quantity to The Out-of-Sync Child comprises new actions that oldsters of children with Sensory Processing illness can do at domestic with their baby, besides up to date details on which actions are superb for kids with coexisting stipulations similar to Asperger's, autism, and extra.

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By Sheldon Krimsky

Seventy-five percentage of processed meals on grocery store shelves—from soda to soup, crackers to condiments—contain genetically engineered parts. The long term results of those meals on human future health and ecology are nonetheless unknown, and public obstacle has been progressively intensifying.

This new publication from the Council for in charge Genetics gathers the easiest, such a lot thought-provoking essays by way of the major scientists, technological know-how writers, and public wellbeing and fitness advocates. jointly, they deal with such questions as:

Are GM meals secure and fit for us?
Will GM nutrients rather clear up global hunger?
Who particularly controls the facility constitution of foodstuff production?
Are GM meals ecologically secure and sustainable?
Why is it so tricky to get GM meals classified within the US?
What forms of laws and regulations will be instituted?
How is seed biodiversity, of lack thereof, affecting constructing countries?
Should animals be genetically converted for food?
How are different nations dealing with GM crops?

Ultimately, this definitive publication encourages us to consider the social, environmental, and ethical ramifications of the place this actual department of biotechnology is taking us, and what we should always do approximately it.

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How and why does the drowsing mind generate desires? even though the query is previous, a paradigm shift is now happening within the technological know-how of sleep and dreaming that's making room for brand new solutions. From brainstem-based types of sleep cycle keep watch over, study is relocating towards mixed brainstem/forebrain types of sleep cognition itself. The ebook provides 5 papers by way of prime scientists on the middle of the present firmament, and greater than seventy-five commentaries on these papers via the majority of the opposite best experts within the box. subject matters contain mechanisms of dreaming and REM sleep, reminiscence consolidation in REM sleep, and an evolutionary speculation of the functionality of dreaming. The papers and commentaries, including the authors' rejoinders, symbolize an immense step forward in our knowing of the snoozing and dreaming mind. The book's multidisciplinary viewpoint will attract scholars and researchers in neuroscience, cognitive technology, and psychology.

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By Alan Lightman

With ardour and interest, Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised via fresh discoveries in technology. He appears to be like on the discussion among technological know-how and faith; the clash among our human wish for permanence and the impermanence of nature; the prospect that our universe is just an twist of fate; the way within which glossy know-how has separated us from direct event of the realm; and our resistance to the view that bodies and minds might be defined by way of medical good judgment and laws.

Behind all of those issues is the suggestion--at as soon as haunting and exhilarating--that what we see and comprehend of the area is barely a tiny piece of the intense, probably unfathomable whole. 

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By Daniel H. Pink

The New York Times bestseller that offers readers a paradigm—shattering new technique to take into consideration motivation.

Most humans think that how one can inspire is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick strategy. that is a mistake, says Daniel H. purple (author of To promote Is Human: The superb fact approximately Motivating Others). during this provocative and persuasive new booklet, he asserts that the key to excessive functionality and satisfaction-at paintings, in class, and at home—is the deeply human have to direct our personal lives, to benefit and create new issues, and to do larger by way of ourselves and our world.

Drawing on 4 many years of clinical study on human motivation, purple exposes the mismatch among what technology understands and what enterprise does—and how that has effects on each point of existence. He examines the 3 parts of real motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and deals shrewdpermanent and miraculous concepts for placing those into motion in a distinct publication that may switch how we predict and remodel how we are living.

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By David Waltner-Toews

An unique and enlightening exploration of why waste concerns The foundation of Feces takes a massive topic out of locker-rooms, potty-training manuals, and bio-solids administration boardrooms into the clean air of everyone’s lives. With perception and wit, David Waltner-Toews explores what has been too frequently neglected and makes a compelling argument for a deeper realizing of human and animal waste. drawing close the topic from numerous views — evolutionary, ecological, and cultural — The foundation of Feces indicates us how necessary excrement is to biodiversity, agriculture, public health and wellbeing, foodstuff creation and distribution, and international ecosystems. From the primordial ooze to dung beetles, from malicious program frass, cat scats, and flush bathrooms to worldwide alternate, pandemics, and effort, this can be the notable, , unexpurgated tale of feces.

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By Bruno A. Cayoun

This can be a transparent, streamlined advisor to utilizing Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive habit remedy (MiCBT) to enhance wellbeing and fitness and deal with a number of own and interpersonal difficulties.

Integrates the middle rules of jap mindfulness with the Western evidence-based rules of CBT
Provides uncomplicated and useful, step by step assistance to knowing and imposing the 4 levels of MiCBT with priceless FAQ sections, good fortune tales from sufferers, and loose entry at the spouse site to the author’s MP3 audio directions for simple and complex mindfulness meditation techniques
Written by means of the most important specialist during this region, with over 25 years’ event in mindfulness meditation and coaching from round the world
Perfect for people operating towards self-improvement on their lonesome, in addition to execs helping consumers in person or team therapy

Product Details
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 version (February sixteen, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1118509137
ISBN-13: 978-1118509135
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x nine inches

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This publication explores Nietzsche's philosophical naturalism in its old context, displaying that his place is healthier understood opposed to the history of encounters among neo-Kantianism and the existence sciences within the 19th century. reading such a lot of Nietzsche's writings from the overdue 1860s onwards, Christian J. Emden reconstructs Nietzsche's naturalism and argues for a brand new figuring out of his account of nature and normativity. Emden proposes historic the reason why Nietzsche got here to undertake the location he did; his family tree of values and his account of a will to strength are as a lot encouraged by means of Kantian concept as they're through nineteenth-century debates on teleology, organic services, and theories of evolution. This wealthy and wide-ranging research should be of curiosity to students and scholars of Nietzsche, the heritage of contemporary philosophy, highbrow historical past, and heritage of technological know-how.

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By Biagio G. Tassone

In 1874 a debatable ex-Catholic priest released a publication that might swap the process modern psychology and philosophy. Franz Brentano, a German professor of philosophy, may move directly to train scholars as vital and various as Edmund Husserl, Sigmund Freud, and Rudolf Steiner. Brentano's Psychology from an Empirical point of view, may pass directly to make a mark within the historical past of philosophy for its reintroduction of the doctrine of intentionality in philosophy of brain and its formidable try to identify psychology as an self sufficient technological know-how. Brentano's Psychology explored very important points of the brain and psychological existence reminiscent of the character of recognition and psychological illustration. In next years the process smooth philosophy and smooth psychology may swap dramatically and Brentano's process will be left as a big resource extra referenced in passing than paid critical recognition.

Biagio Tassone's research From Psychology to Phenomenology deals a close exploration of Brentano's seminal paintings for instance of a nonetheless appropriate method of philosophy of brain.

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