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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 9780226066226
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

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

Title Mathematical 4th Crisis to Reality
Author Linfan MAO
Publisher Infinite Study
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 12
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

There are 3 crises in the development of mathematics from its internal, and particularly, the 3th crisis extensively made it to be consistency in logic, which finally led to its more and more abstract, but getting away the reality of things. It should be noted that the original intention of mathematics is servicing other sciences to hold on the reality of things but today’s mathematics is no longer adequate for the needs of other sciences such as those of theoretical physics, complex system and network, cytology, biology and economy developments change rapidly as the time enters the 21st century.

Holding on to Humanity by Robert Elsie

Title Holding on to Humanity
Author Robert Elsie
Publisher NYU Press
Release 1995-06-01
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0814715133
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The effects of the Holocaust on those who survived it are immeasurable. How can one experience the trauma of the concentration camps—being reduced to a helpless witness of the brutality of torture, medical experiments, and execution of those around you—how can one survive this and remain the same? In many ways the Holocaust has drastically effected those who survived, and in Holding on to Humanity Shamai Davidson explores the complex results of this dehumanizing experience. As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in Israel, Davidson spent 30 years working with this special group, trying to understand the nature of their experience. Uniquely skillful in evoking from survivors their most silenced stories, Davidson concentrated on giving them voice and recorded memory. Davidson worked on this book for many years--since 1972 it was a dream of his to write an authoritative work on the life experiences of the Holocaust survivors and their families--but unfortunately Davidson died in 1986 at the age of 59. This book is the result of extensive effort by Israel W. Charny to complete the project at the request of Davidson's widow, Jenny Davidson. Shamai Davidson was born in 1926 in Dublin. In his youth he witnessed from afar the Nazi rise to power and the death of his aunts and cousins in the ghettos of Warsaw, Lodz, and the gas chambers of Treblinka. Davidson studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and completed his psychiatric residency at Oxford University Medical School in 1955, after which Davidson secured a position as a psychiatrist at Talbieh Psychiatric Hospital in Jerusalem. It is at this point that he encountered the subject that he would pursue for the remainder of his life. Davidson cofounded the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide along with Israel W. Charny and Elie Wiesel, and worked as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, treating Holocaust survivors, until his death.

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

Book Summary:

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.

Title The Reality Slap 2nd Edition
Author Russ Harris
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2021-03-25
Category Psychology
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1472146492
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Sometimes, it can feel like life holds endless setbacks and challenges; like reality is continually slapping you in the face and causing pain that you aren't equipped to handle. This 'reality slap' can take many forms, from the death of a loved one to the loss of a job, from loneliness to rejection. And whatever form it takes, it hurts! With constructive methods based on real world research, this guide gives you the tools to rebuild your life and thrive after serious setbacks. Ten years after the success of its first edition, this fully updated and rewritten edition of The Reality Slap contains a new wealth of advanced expertise on coping effectively when life hurts. Dr Russ Harris shows you how to apply the scientifically proven methods of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in your daily life and reconnect with yourself and others. Written in a kind, supportive voice with lots of examples and exercises, this timely self-help book contains mindfulness wisdom, hands-on advice and case studies. Every aspect of the book is designed to be accessible and simple to implement so that you can comprehensively tackle emotions arising from setbacks. If you are facing difficulty and don't know where to turn, The Reality Slap is the essential guide to finding happiness and fulfilment. Learn how to heal from your pain and come out stronger than before with this powerful book that might just change your life.

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

Book Summary:

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.

Holding on by Alyson O'Daniel

Title Holding on
Author Alyson O'Daniel
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release 2016-06-01
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 264
ISBN 0803288409
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

In "Holding On," anthropologist Alyson O Daniel analyzes the abstract debates about health policy for the sickest and most vulnerable Americans as well as the services designated to help them by taking readers into the daily lives of poor African American women living with HIV at the advent of the 2006 Treatment Modernization Act. At a time when social support resources were in decline and publicly funded HIV/AIDS care programs were being re-prioritized, women s daily struggles with chronic poverty, drug addiction, mental health, and neighborhood violence influenced women s lives in sometimes unexpected ways. An ethnographic portrait of HIV-positive black women and their interaction with the U.S. healthcare system, "Holding On" reveals how gradients of poverty and social difference shape women s health care outcomes and, by extension, women s experience of health policy reform. Set among the realities of poverty, addiction, incarceration, and mental illness, the case studies in "Holding On" illustrate how subtle details of daily life affect health and how overlooking them when formulating public health policy has fostered social inequality anew and undermined health in a variety of ways."

Turn Your Vision Into Reality by Christer Rasmusson

Title Turn Your Vision Into Reality
Author Christer Rasmusson
Publisher BoD - Books on Demand
Release 2016-01-07
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9175692899
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Christer Rasmusson is the founder of McCarthy Business Consulting and one of the leading experts within leadership and personal development in Scandinavia. In this book he will show you how to turn your vision into reality. This book is a valuable tool for anyone who is interested in leadership, in personal development, is a business owner, an entrepreneur or has the desire to become one. Christer is well known for his ability to inspire people to achieve greater results, and as a top performance strategist he clarifies some of the most important principles that many struggles with in their leadership roles. The advice he shares with us, and the simple yet effective methods he teaches, add value not only in the workplace, but in every area of life where balance and goal setting is needed. As a entrepreneur, business owner, husband and father his experiences are relatable, insightful and ultimately of great help to people in all walks of life or business. Christer and his wife, Maureen, are the parents of eight children and live in the south of Sweden.

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

Book Summary:

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.