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The Politics of Life Itself by Nikolas Rose

Title The Politics of Life Itself
Author Nikolas Rose
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release 2009-02-09
Category Social Science
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1400827507
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For centuries, medicine aimed to treat abnormalities. But today normality itself is open to medical modification. Equipped with a new molecular understanding of bodies and minds, and new techniques for manipulating basic life processes at the level of molecules, cells, and genes, medicine now seeks to manage human vital processes. The Politics of Life Itself offers a much-needed examination of recent developments in the life sciences and biomedicine that have led to the widespread politicization of medicine, human life, and biotechnology. Avoiding the hype of popular science and the pessimism of most social science, Nikolas Rose analyzes contemporary molecular biopolitics, examining developments in genomics, neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychopharmacology and the ways they have affected racial politics, crime control, and psychiatry. Rose analyzes the transformation of biomedicine from the practice of healing to the government of life; the new emphasis on treating disease susceptibilities rather than disease; the shift in our understanding of the patient; the emergence of new forms of medical activism; the rise of biocapital; and the mutations in biopower. He concludes that these developments have profound consequences for who we think we are, and who we want to be.

Work Death and Life Itself by Burkard Sievers

Title Work Death and Life Itself
Author Burkard Sievers
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release 1994
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 346
ISBN 9783110138696
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This unusual and thought-provoking work questions current mainstream approaches to organizational psychology. Grounded in organizational symbolism the author depicts the potential meaning of work in the broader context of life and death. Thus Siever's book is a fundamental critique of motivation, participation and leadership research. With human mortality in mind, organization and management appear in a different light: motivation as a surrogate for meaning, participation and management as a quarrel about immortality, and leadership as a perpetuation of immaturity. Sievers advocates a "management of wisdom".

Life Itself by Annie van den Oever

Title Life Itself
Author Annie van den Oever
Publisher Dalkey Archive Press
Release 2008
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 137
ISBN 1564785076
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Life Itself is the first book-length study in English of the great Flemish writer Louis Paul Boon. A.M.A. van den Oever begins by questioning the paradox between Boon's international reputation as a significant innovator of the novel, and the peculiarly reductive biographical interpretations regularly uttered by some of his fellow countrymen and contemporaries. She looks for answers in Boon's misinterpreted "primitive" Flemish and analyzes the so-called refined pseudo-primitive style within both the grotesque tradition (Kafka, van Ostaijen, Gogol) and the skeptical, radical tradition of Nietzsche. In addition, she offers fresh insight into Boon's character Boontje, seen by many as a diminutive for the writer himself, outlining the sublime and slightly sinister relation of this quasi-comical character to its mighty creator.

Life Itself by Boyce Rensberger

Title Life Itself
Author Boyce Rensberger
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release 1998
Category Science
Total Pages 290
ISBN 9780195125009
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Veteran science writer Boyce Rensberger takes readers to the front lines of cell research with some of the brightest investigators in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. He maintains that the solutions to the most pressing challenges facing scientists today will be found in the innermost workings of the cell. 52 illustrations.

Life Itself by Elaine Dundy

Title Life Itself
Author Elaine Dundy
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2012-01-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 400
ISBN 1405514914
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Author of the celebrated and hilarious THE DUD AVOCADO, the classic novel about a young American ingenue in Paris, Elaine Dundy was born in New York in the 1930s. Her first years were spent in an apartment on Park Avenue until the stock market crash wiped out most of the family's money. She went to university in the south where, among other studies, she worked hard at losing her virginity. Deciding the stage was her true home, Elaine Dundy headed first to Paris and then to London, where she met and married the famous theatre critic Kenneth Tynan. Though their union was intoxicating, it was far from easy and the successful publication in 1958 of her novel finished off the marriage. But it was the opening of a new world of writers for Elaine Dundy, including friendships with Tennessee Williams, Hemingway and Gore Vidal. Extremely funny and extraordinarily honest this wonderfully remembered story of growing up in America is as much a tonic as life itself.

More Than Life Itself by A. H. Louie

Title More Than Life Itself
Author A. H. Louie
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release 2013-05-02
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 388
ISBN 3110321947
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A. H. Louie's More Than Life Itself is an exploratory journey in relational biology, a study of life in terms of the organization of entailment relations in living systems. This book represents a synergy of the mathematical theories of categories, lattices, and modelling, and the result is a synthetic biology that provides a characterization of life. Biology extends physics. Life is not a specialization of mechanism, but an expansive generalization of it. Organisms and machines share some common features, but organisms are not machines. Life is defined by a relational closure that places it beyond the reach of physicochemical and mechanistic dogma, outside the reductionistic universe, and into the realm of impredicativity. Function dictates structure. Complexity brings forth living beings.

I Am Life Itself by Unmani Liza Hyde

Title I Am Life Itself
Author Unmani Liza Hyde
Publisher Lulu.com
Release 2007
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 104
ISBN 1430315520
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Finally waking up from the dream. The end of the search. The end of searching for that which has never been anywhere but right here. The end of trying to know. This is absolute not-knowing. Forever falling in absolute insecurity. Simply the direct recognition of what is. This is what I am. I am Life itself. Unmani points to the nature of Life itself with clarity and simplicity.

Mourning Memory and Life Itself by Maxine Borowsky Junge

Title Mourning Memory and Life Itself
Author Maxine Borowsky Junge
Publisher Charles C Thomas Publisher
Release 2008
Category Psychology
Total Pages 269
ISBN 0398085846
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The collection of essays in this book Mourning, Memory and Life Itself, is the life work of a well-known art therapist. This book represents ideas that are peculiarly fascinating, and reflects the variety of interests that has startled and provoked the author for many years. Many of the chapters are written from a feminist point of view that acknowledges Junge’s interest in female artists and art therapists. Presented in five parts, Part I examines mourning, memory, life itself, the AIDS Quilt, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, the perception of doors in twentieth-century painting, and Georgia O’Keeffe on attachment and separation. Part II covers creative realities and systems approach, women and creativity, feminine imagery, a young woman's search for identity, and two case studies of the artists Frida Kahlo and Diane Arbus; Part III explores the art therapist as social activist, people of color in art therapy, and reflections and visions. Part IV discusses art therapy as a woman's profession, the art therapist and aging, and reconsiders the wars between art and therapy. Part V defines family art evaluation and therapy, including preventive art therapy techniques to help families deal with the death of a family member. This book will be of primary interest to art therapists, artists, art educators, art lovers, and other mental health professionals.

The Feeling of Life Itself by Christof Koch

Title The Feeling of Life Itself
Author Christof Koch
Publisher MIT Press
Release 2020-09-08
Category Science
Total Pages 280
ISBN 0262539551
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An argument that consciousness, more widespread than previously assumed, is the feeling of being alive, not a type of computation or a clever hack. In The Feeling of Life Itself, Christof Koch offers a straightforward definition of consciousness as any subjective experience, from the most mundane to the most exalted—the feeling of being alive. Psychologists study which cognitive operations underpin a given conscious perception. Neuroscientists track the neural correlates of consciousness in the brain, the organ of the mind. But why the brain and not, say, the liver? How can the brain, three pounds of highly excitable matter, a piece of furniture in the universe, subject to the same laws of physics as any other piece, give rise to subjective experience? Koch argues that what is needed to answer these questions is a quantitative theory that starts with experience and proceeds to the brain. In The Feeling of Life Itself, Koch outlines such a theory, based on integrated information. Koch describes how the theory explains many facts about the neurology of consciousness and how it has been used to build a clinically useful consciousness meter. The theory predicts that many, and perhaps all, animals experience the sights and sounds of life; consciousness is much more widespread than conventionally assumed. Contrary to received wisdom, however, Koch argues that programmable computers will not have consciousness. Even a perfect software model of the brain is not conscious. Its simulation is fake consciousness. Consciousness is not a special type of computation—it is not a clever hack. Consciousness is about being.

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