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Holding On to Reality by Albert Borgmann

Title Holding On to Reality
Author Albert Borgmann
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2007-12-01
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 282
ISBN 0226066223
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Holding On to Reality is a brilliant history of information, from its inception in the natural world to its role in the transformation of culture to the current Internet mania and is attendant assets and liabilities. Drawing on the history of ideas, the details of information technology, and the boundaries of the human condition, Borgmann illuminates the relationship between things and signs, between reality and information. "[Borgmann] has offered a stunningly clear definition of information in Holding On to Reality. . . . He leaves room for little argument, unless one wants to pose the now vogue objection: I guess it depends on what you mean by nothing."—Paul Bennett, Wired "A superb anecdotal analysis of information for a hype-addled age."—New Scientist "This insightful and poetic reflection on the changing nature of information is a wonderful antidote to much of the current hype about the 'information revolution.' Borgmann reminds us that whatever the reality of our time, we need 'a balance of signs and things' in our lives."—Margaret Wertheim, LA Weekly

MATHEMATICAL REALITY by Linfan MAO

Title MATHEMATICAL REALITY
Author Linfan MAO
Publisher Infinite Study
Release
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Total Pages 507
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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A thing is complex, and hybrid with other things sometimes. Then, what is the reality of a thing? The reality of a thing is its state of existed, exists, or will exist in the world, independent on the understanding of human beings, which implies that the reality holds on by human beings maybe local or gradual, not the reality of a thing. Hence, to hold on the reality of things is the main objective of science in the history of human development.

Title International Journal of Mathematical Combinatorics Volume 3 2018
Author Linfan Mao
Publisher Infinite Study
Release
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 165
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The International J. Mathematical Combinatorics is a fully refereed international journal, sponsored by the MADIS of Chinese Academy of Sciences and published in USA quarterly, which publishes original research papers and survey articles in all aspects of mathematical combinatorics, Smarandache multi-spaces, Smarandache geometries, non-Euclidean geometry, topology and their applications to other sciences.

Holding on to Hope by Kelvin Chilvers

Title Holding on to Hope
Author Kelvin Chilvers
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release 2020-08-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 650
ISBN 1984594141
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Seventeen-year-old Rebecca lives in a world of romantic fantasy and hope. Dark secrets have stolen her voice and her happiness. Her ghosts tread cumbersome through the corridors of her sleep. With the arrival of her prince and his dog, Rebecca has an opportunity to leave behind a past of being subjected to the worst abuse and torment imaginable. The dark denizens of evil have an alternative agenda—to prolong her misery and pain. Can love win the battle? To do so, Rebecca is required to hold on to hope.

Holding On While Letting Go by Carl Pickhardt

Title Holding On While Letting Go
Author Carl Pickhardt
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2022-10-04
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0757324231
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Harvard-trained psychologist and Psychology Today parenting expert Carl Pickhardt gives parents an eye-opening look at what to expect on rocky road of middle school and high school, revealing the Four Freedoms that every child must master to become a healthy adult--and how parents can adapt, encourage, and grow themselves during these tumultuous times. Parenting a teenager is not for the faint of heart. It is during these roller-coaster years that frustrated parents find themselves at their wits' end, barely even recognizing their offspring as they move through the teen years. Carl Pickhardt, Harvard-trained psychologist and the voice of reason behind Psychology Today's advice column, "Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence," shares critical insights and practical tools that parents need to know as their children move through the teen years toward independence and adulthood. There's a reason the road is rocky--it's supposed to be. Children must pass through "four unfolding freedoms" in order to become competent, independent, and confident adults. How easily parents can navigate these twists and turns with less hand-holding, angst, and hitting the brakes directly correlates to how successful their children will be. The four unfolding freedoms are these: 1) freedom from rejection of childhood, around the late elementary school years, when they want to stop acting and being treated as children anymore. 2) freedom of association with peers, around the middle school years, when they want to form a second family of friends. 3) freedom for older experimentation, around the high school years, when they want to try more grown-up activities. 4) freedom to claim emancipation, around the college age years, when they decide to become their own ruling authority. With each successive push for freedom, both parents and teens need to learn how to do less holding on to each other while doing more letting go. Dr. Carl Pickhardt will show them the way with compassion, experience, and time-tested guidance.

The Future of Africa by W. Forje

Title The Future of Africa
Author W. Forje
Publisher African Books Collective
Release 2020-10-19
Category Social Science
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9956551430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This provocative book on The Future of Africa addresses fundamental genealogical developmental challenges of vital concern to Africa's transformation is premised on the orientation that the continent's future is up to Africans, cognizant of the fact that Africans cohabit the same diversified and inter-connected planet with others. The issues addressed include: political, economic, social and technological reconstruction of Africa, the richest but the least developed part of the world; the need to fight the pandemic of inequality and social injustice; chronic corruption; the urgent need to usher the rule of law and of putting in place strategies addressing abject poverty; the empowerment of the female gender and youths; the comprehensive development and proper utilisation of indigenous knowledge systems in partnership with modern science and technology to energize infrastructural development and the industrialisation prowess of the continent. The book unveils vast inadequacies that need to be rectified to give the continent a new face uplift. It is a comprehensive, Afro-centric cross-cutting edge publication that structurally examines outstanding issues plaguing Africa as it advances critical priority policy proposals for the future of the continent. Policymakers, students, organisations and institutions will find the book indispensable for the sustainable transformation of the continent. The underlying message is 'development with a human face' and without leaving anyone behind.

Title Nature and Experience in the Culture of Delusion
Author D. Kidner
Publisher Springer
Release 2012-03-06
Category Psychology
Total Pages 327
ISBN 0230391362
Language English, Spanish, and French
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While the historical development of symbolic power has benefitted humanity enormously, there is an insidious and seldom recognised price that goes beyond environmental degradation and cultural disintegration. With insights from both social and natural sciences, this book explores the changing character of subjectivity in contemporary life.

Walking Barefoot by Jeff Doles

Title Walking Barefoot
Author Jeff Doles
Publisher Walking Barefoot Ministries
Release 2002
Category Religion
Total Pages 128
ISBN 0974474800
Language English, Spanish, and French
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TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES, YOU ARE ON HOLY GROUND! When Moses approached the burning bush, in Exodus 3, the Lord spoke to him and said, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground” (v. 5). Moses found himself in the powerful, purposeful presence of God. On that day he began to walk barefoot. Walking Barefoot is about learning to recognize and respond to God’s presence in our lives. Like Moses, we must realize that God’s presence is holy ~ He’ll not have us separated from Him by any of our human contrivances. It’s about an ongoing relationship, learning to love God deeply, trusting Him more and more, partnering with Him in the world, flowing in His power to fulfill His purposes. These writings are about faith, the things that activate it and the things that hinder it. They are about praying according to the will of God and expecting to see results. They are about speaking in agreement with the Word of God in ways that are life-changing and world-changing. They are about God’s desire to bless, heal and prosper His people. They are about receiving the wonderful inheritance we have in God, and passing it on to our children. They are about healing, for the inner and outer man. They are about giving and forgiving ~ and thanksgiving. They are about growing strong in faith and joyfully enduring in difficult situations. They are about moving mountains. In this book you will learn about: • The power of faith, and how to activate it • The power of praying God’s will and expecting to see results • The power of speaking God’s Word over your life • The power of agreement • The power of giving, forgiving and thanksgiving • The power of praying over your children • The power of your inheritance in God and how to pass it on • The power of Jesus’ healing ministry today

Technology and the Good Life by Eric Stowe Higgs

Title Technology and the Good Life
Author Eric Stowe Higgs
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2000-11-15
Category Science
Total Pages 392
ISBN 9780226333861
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Can we use technology in the pursuit of a good life, or are we doomed to having our lives organized and our priorities set by the demands of machines and systems? How can philosophy help us to make technology a servant rather than a master? Technology and the Good Life? uses a careful collective analysis of Albert Borgmann's controversial and influential ideas as a jumping-off point from which to address questions such as these about the role and significance of technology in our lives. Contributors both sympathetic and critical examine Borgmann's work, especially his "device paradigm"; apply his theories to new areas such as film, agriculture, design, and ecological restoration; and consider the place of his thought within philosophy and technology studies more generally. Because this collection carefully investigates the issues at the heart of how we can take charge of life with technology, it will be a landmark work not just for philosophers of technology but for students and scholars in the many disciplines concerned with science and technology studies.

Title The Literature of Reconstruction
Author Wolfgang Funk
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release 2015-09-24
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1501306170
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the 2016 ESSE Junior Scholar Book Award in Literatures in the English Language The Literature of Reconstruction argues for the term and concept of 'postmillennial reconstruction' to fill the gap left by the decline of postmodernism and deconstruction as useful cultural and literary categories. Wolfgang Funk shows how this notion emerges from the theoretical and philosophical development that led to the demise of postmodernism by relating it to the idea of 'authenticity': immediate experience that eludes direct representation. In addition, he provides a clear formal framework with which to identify and classify the features of 'reconstructive literature' by updating the narratological category of 'metafiction', originally established in the 1980s. Based on Werner Wolf's observation of a 'metareferential turn' in contemporary arts and media, he illustrates how the specific use of metareference results in a renegotiation of the specific patterns of literary communication and claims that this renegotiation can be profitably described with the concept of 'reconstruction'. To substantiate this claim, in the second half of the book Funk discusses narrative texts that illustrate this transition from postmodern deconstruction to postmillennial reconstruction. The analyses take in distinguished and prize-winning writers such as Dave Eggers, Julian Barnes, Jennifer Egan and Jasper Fforde. The broad scope of authors, featuring writers from the US as well as the UK, underlines the fact that the reconstructive tendencies and strategies Funk diagnoses are of universal significance for the intellectual and cultural self-image of the global North.

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