Passionate Minds
Title Passionate Minds PDF eBook
Author David Bodanis
Publisher Little Brown GBR
Pages 312
Release 2006
Genre Authors, French
ISBN 9780316730877

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David Bodanis presents this history of the turbulent love affair that fired the Enlightenment's intellectual revolution.

Passionate Minds
Title Passionate Minds PDF eBook
Author Lewis Wolpert
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 249
Release 1997-09-25
Genre Science
ISBN 0198549040

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The popular stereotype of the scientist as mad boffin or weedy nerd has been peddled widely in film and fiction, with the implication that the world of science is far removed from the intellectual and emotional messiness of other human activities. In Passionate Minds, distinguished scientist Lewis Wolpert investigates the style and motivation of some of the most eminent scientists in the world. In this stimulating collection of conversations, scientists in fields as diverse as particle physics and evolutionary biology explore how their backgrounds have shaped their careers and discoveries - how being an outsider or an "innocent" can play an invaluable role in overcoming conventional barriers to new understanding. Being a little crazy does seem to help. As Nobel laureate for physics Sheldon Glashow says, "If you would simply take all the kookiest ideas of the early 1970s and put them together you would have made for yourself the theory which is, in fact, the correct theory of nature, so it was like madness..." These personal explorations with individual scientists are not only accessible and truly fascinating in their insights into the minds of some of the greatest men and women of science, but they also provide a strong case that the life and works of our leading scientists are at least as illuminating and interesting as the personalities of the latest literary prizewinners. A sequel to A Passion for Science, this book will delight and intrigue scientists and non-scientists alike.

The Passionate Mind
Title The Passionate Mind PDF eBook
Author Wendy Lawson
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pages 226
Release 2011
Genre Psychology
ISBN 1849051216

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Lawson lays out her theory of Single Attention and Associated Cognition in Autism. Whereas neurotypical people easily shift their attention from one interest to another, those on the autism spectrum tend to focus on a single theme. When this learning style is understood individuals on the autism spectrum can achieve their full potential.

Descartes and the Passionate Mind
Title Descartes and the Passionate Mind PDF eBook
Author Deborah J. Brown
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 256
Release 2006-06-22
Genre History
ISBN 9780521857284

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An important and original reading of Descartes' account of mind-body unity and his theory of mind.

The Passionate Mind
Title The Passionate Mind PDF eBook
Author Joel Kramer
Publisher North Atlantic Books
Pages 132
Release 1993-01-31
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 9780938190127

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In The Passionate Mind, Joel Kramer asserts that "what we believe determines much of what we think and do: the way we move, the way we respond to people, how we think of ourselves, how we see the world in general." His basic message, stated in short, clear prose, is that passion is to be found only in the present moment, and mainly through becoming aware of the thoughts flowing through our minds, and through the primal process of observing our thoughts, they begin to self-correct. From the author of The Guru Papers, The Passionate Mind is a wonderful journey for anyone seeking to discover how to look at oneself.

The Passionate Mind Revisited
Title The Passionate Mind Revisited PDF eBook
Author Joel Kramer
Publisher North Atlantic Books
Pages 400
Release 2013-07-30
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 1583948147

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The Passionate Mind Revisited takes readers on a liberating inner journey into the workings of their mind that can transform the way people look at themselves and the world. This expanded inquiry reflects the authors’ own and the world’s evolution since The Passionate Mind came out in 1974. The original book focusing on the individual is now extended to social and philosophical spheres and global challenges, exploring how the world’s life-threatening dramas are largely a function of people’s genetic and cultural conditioning, worldviews, beliefs, and values. Kramer and Alstad assert that humanity is on an evolutionary cusp requiring further awareness and conscious social evolution. Worldviews can create rigid beliefs and narrow identities that are destructive in a world of global impact. While acknowledging the fallibility of any mental construction, the book offers an evolutionary worldview deemed more likely than traditional worldviews or scientific materialism. In exploring what it is to be a human social animal, The Passionate Mind Revisited offers fresh vantage points on life’s core issues: the nature of thought, authority and belief, pleasure and pain, desire and fear, identity, love and care, freedom, power, gender, time, meditation, violence, and evolution. By demonstrating how to inwardly see and break through one’s conditioning, the authors delve deeply into the nature and processes of the mind, including how subjectivity filters perception. This approach to self-inquiry can help free people from mechanical responses that develop from unexamined beliefs and habits. Dysfunctional worldviews and their values inhibit the creative solutions much needed in a perilous world of runaway change. This book, through its discussion and methodology, fosters curiosity and truth-seeking. Kramer and Alstad offer new insights on personal and global issues that can facilitate a necessary shift to conscious social evolution.

The Passionate Mind of Maxine Greene
Title The Passionate Mind of Maxine Greene PDF eBook
Author William F. Pinar
Publisher Routledge
Pages 272
Release 2005-08-08
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1135707723

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This collection of work is an analysis and investigation into Maxine Greene, the most important philosopher of education in the United States today. The book opens and concludes with Greene's own autobiographical statements.