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The Future of Post-human Architecture: A Preface to a New Theory of Form and Function
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Post-human Architecture: A Preface to a New Theory of Form and Function

by Peter Baofu
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The Future of Post-Human Literature: A Preface to a New Theory of Fiction and Non-Fiction
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The Future of Post-Human Literature: A Preface to a New Theory of Fiction and Non-Fiction

by Peter Baofu
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Is the invention of accounting so useful that, as Charlie Munger once said, you have to know accounting. It's the language of practical business life. It was a very useful thing to deliver to civilization. I've heard it came to civilization through Venice which of course was once the great ...
The Future of Post-Human Accounting: Towards a New Theory of Addition and Subtraction in Information Management
Is the invention of accounting so useful that, as Charlie Munger once said, you have to know accounting. It's the language of practical business life. It was a very useful thing to deliver to civilization. I've heard it came to civilization through Venice which of course was once the great commercial power in the Mediterranean ? (WOO 2013) This positive view on accounting can be contrasted with an opposing view by Paul Browne that the recent [accounting] scandals have brought a new level of attention to the accounting profession as gatekeepers and custodians of social interest. (DUM 2013) Contrary to these opposing views (and other ones as will be discussed in the book), accounting (in relation to addition and subtraction) are neither possible (or impossible) nor desirable (or undesirable) to the extent that the respective ideologues (on different sides) would like us to believe. Of course, this reexamination of different opposing views on accounting does not mean that the study of addition and subtraction is useless, or that those fields (related to accounting)-like bookkeeping, auditing, forensics, info management, finance, philosophy of accounting, accounting ethics, lean accounting, mental accounting, environmental audit, creative accounting, carbon accounting, social accounting, and so on-are unimportant. (WK 2013) In fact, neither of these extreme views is plausible. Rather, this book offers an alternative (better) way to understand the future of accounting in regard to the dialectic relationship between addition and subtraction-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the double-sided theory of accounting) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way and is organized in four chapters. This seminal project will fundamentally change the way that we think about accounting in relation to addition and subtraction from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its post-human fate.
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48.290000 USD

The Future of Post-Human Accounting: Towards a New Theory of Addition and Subtraction in Information Management

by Peter Baofu
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The Futureof Post-human Education: A Preface to a New Theory of Teaching and Learning
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84.000000 USD

The Futureof Post-human Education: A Preface to a New Theory of Teaching and Learning

by Peter Baofu
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The Future of Post-human Geography: A Preface to a New Theory of Environments and Their Interactions
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Post-human Geography: A Preface to a New Theory of Environments and Their Interactions

by Peter Baofu
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Are natural resources really so limited that, as Mahatma Gandhi once famously said, Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed ? (TE 2012) This limiting view of natural resources can be contrasted with an opposing view by John Maynard Keynes, who summarized Say's Law ...
Beyond Natural Resources to Post-Human Resources: Towards a New Theory of Diversity and Discontinuity
Are natural resources really so limited that, as Mahatma Gandhi once famously said, Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed ? (TE 2012) This limiting view of natural resources can be contrasted with an opposing view by John Maynard Keynes, who summarized Say's Law as 'supply creates its own demand' but then turned Say's Law on its head in the 1930s by declaring that demand creates its own supply, so whenever a demand exists, there will be resources to create the supply. (EN 2012) Contrary to these opposing views (and other ones as will be discussed in the book), natural resources, in relation to both diversity and discontinuity are neither possible or impossible, nor desirable or undesirable to the extent that the respective ideologues on different sides would like us to believe. Needless to say, this challenge to the opposing views of natural resources does not mean that natural resources are unimportant, or that those interdisciplinary fields (related to natural resources) like conservation biology, environmental management, ecological economics, political ecology, environmental ethics, adaptive management, genetic engineering, Malthusianism, and so on are not worth studying. Of course, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Rather, this book offers an alternative, better way to understand the future of natural resources, especially in the dialectic context of diversity and discontinuity-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them or integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other. More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the resilient theory of natural resources) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way. If successful, this seminal project is to fundamentally change the way that we think about natural resources in relation to diversity and discontinuity from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its post-human fate.
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124.940000 USD

Beyond Natural Resources to Post-Human Resources: Towards a New Theory of Diversity and Discontinuity

by Peter Baofu
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The Future of Information Architecture examines issues surrounding why information is processed, stored and applied in the way that it has, since time immemorial. Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many scholars in human history, the recurrent debate on the explanation of the most basic categories of information (eg ...
The Future of Information Architecture
The Future of Information Architecture examines issues surrounding why information is processed, stored and applied in the way that it has, since time immemorial. Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many scholars in human history, the recurrent debate on the explanation of the most basic categories of information (eg space, time causation, quality, quantity) has been misconstrued, to the effect that there exists some deeper categories and principles behind these categories of information - with enormous implications for our understanding of reality in general. To understand this, the book is organised in to four main parts: Part I begins with the vital question concerning the role of information within the context of the larger theoretical debate in the literature. Part II provides a critical examination of the nature of data taxonomy from the main perspectives of culture, society, nature and the mind. Part III constructively invesitgates the world of information network from the main perspectives of culture, society, nature and the mind. Part IV proposes six main theses in the authors synthetic theory of information architecture, namely, (a) the first thesis on the simpleness-complicatedness principle, (b) the second thesis on the exactness-vagueness principle (c) the third thesis on the slowness-quickness principle (d) the fourth thesis on the order-chaos principle, (e) the fifth thesis on the symmetry-asymmetry principle, and (f) the sixth thesis on the post-human stage.
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Information Architecture

by Peter Baofu
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The Future of Post-human Chess: A Preface to a New Theory of Tactics and Strategy
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Post-human Chess: A Preface to a New Theory of Tactics and Strategy

by Peter Baofu
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The Future of Post-Human Acoustics: A Preface to a New Theory of Sound and Silence
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Post-Human Acoustics: A Preface to a New Theory of Sound and Silence

by Peter Baofu
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The Future of Post-Human Computing: A Preface to a New Theory of Hardware, Software, and the Mind
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Post-Human Computing: A Preface to a New Theory of Hardware, Software, and the Mind

by Peter Baofu
Hardback
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The Future of Post-Human Religion: A Preface to a New Theory of Spirituality
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Post-Human Religion: A Preface to a New Theory of Spirituality

by Peter Baofu
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The Future of Post-human Personality: A Preface to a New Theory of Normality and Abnormality
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Post-human Personality: A Preface to a New Theory of Normality and Abnormality

by Peter Baofu
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Beyond Cosmology to Post-cosmology: A Preface to a New Theory of Different Worlds
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84.000000 USD

Beyond Cosmology to Post-cosmology: A Preface to a New Theory of Different Worlds

by Peter Baofu
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The Future of Post-human Gambling: A Preface to a New Theory of Risk and Caution
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Post-human Gambling: A Preface to a New Theory of Risk and Caution

by Peter Baofu
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Are the visual arts really so central in our time that, as Doug Adams once said, people under 60, raised on television remember by what they see [F]ilm and television are really the language of today ? (TE 2013) This central view on the visual arts can be contrasted with ...
Future of Post-Human Visual Arts: Towards a New Theory of Techniques & Spirits -- Volume 1
Are the visual arts really so central in our time that, as Doug Adams once said, people under 60, raised on television remember by what they see [F]ilm and television are really the language of today ? (TE 2013) This central view on the visual arts can be contrasted with an opposing view by Camille Paglia, who wrote that the visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship. Art history has attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism. Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images. (TE 2013a) Contrary to these opposing views (and other ones as will be discussed in the book), the visual arts (in relation to techniques and spirits) are neither possible (nor impossible) nor desirable (or undesirable) to the extent that the respective ideologues (on different sides) would like us to believe. Needless to say, this questioning of the opposing views on the visual arts does not mean that the study of techniques and spirits is useless, or that those fields (related to the visual arts)like drawing, cosmetics, manicure, painting, landscape, calligraphy, photography, digital art, computer technology, advertisement, graphic design, filmmaking, fashion, sculpture, architecture, and so onare unimportant. (WK 2013) Of course, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Instead, this book offers an alternative (better) way to understand the future of the visual arts in regard to the dialectic relationship between techniques and spiritswhile learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the ephemeral theory of the visual arts) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way and is organized in four chapters. This seminal project will fundamentally change the way that we think about the visual arts in relation to techniques and spirits from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its post-human fate.
300.30 USD

Future of Post-Human Visual Arts: Towards a New Theory of Techniques & Spirits -- Volume 1

by Peter Baofu
Hardback
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The Future of Post-Human Humor: A Preface to a New Theory of Joking and Laughing
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Post-Human Humor: A Preface to a New Theory of Joking and Laughing

by Peter Baofu
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Contrary to the thinking of many contemporaries, both capitalism and democracy will not last and are to be superceded one day by post-capitalism and post-democracy. The short-lived triumph of market capitalism and liberal democracy in the post-Cold War era does not imply the coming end of systematic ideology, of structural ...
The Future of Capitalism and Democracy
Contrary to the thinking of many contemporaries, both capitalism and democracy will not last and are to be superceded one day by post-capitalism and post-democracy. The short-lived triumph of market capitalism and liberal democracy in the post-Cold War era does not imply the coming end of systematic ideology, of structural oppression, or of violent conflict at the rational endpoint of history.
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127.040000 USD

The Future of Capitalism and Democracy

by Peter Baofu
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Why should inquiry be possible, only if some knowledge is required to guide it, as conventionally understood? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many thinkers in all human history hitherto existing, there are some fundamental dialectic principles hidden behind any categories of understanding in knowing. And these principles impose ...
The Future of Post-Human Knowledge: A Preface to a New Theory of Methodology and Ontology
Why should inquiry be possible, only if some knowledge is required to guide it, as conventionally understood? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many thinkers in all human history hitherto existing, there are some fundamental dialectic principles hidden behind any categories of understanding in knowing. And these principles impose some constraints, at both methodological and ontological levels, together with other levels in culture, society, nature, and the mind - on how reality is to be understood. Furthermore, the specific categories of understanding (as conventionally understood), even if valid at all (which are often not the case), are often not that important, when compared with these more fundamental dialectic principles hidden behind them. The focus on understanding the nature of knowledge has been much misplaced, in this sense, in the intellectual history hitherto existing, and much time and talent have been wasted for something less important. If true, this thesis will alter the way of how knowledge is to be understood across the board.
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73.500000 USD

The Future of Post-Human Knowledge: A Preface to a New Theory of Methodology and Ontology

by Peter Baofu
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The Future of Post-Human Geology: A Preface to a New Theory of Statics and Dynamics
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Post-Human Geology: A Preface to a New Theory of Statics and Dynamics

by Peter Baofu
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The Future of Post-Human Data Analysis A Preface to a New Theory of Quantitative and Qualitative Research
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Post-Human Data Analysis A Preface to a New Theory of Quantitative and Qualitative Research

by Peter Baofu
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The Future of Post-human Criminality: A Preface to a New Theory of Heroes and Villains
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84.000000 USD

The Future of Post-human Criminality: A Preface to a New Theory of Heroes and Villains

by Peter Baofu
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Is moral goodness really so desirable in the way that its proponents through the ages would like us to believe? For instance, in our time, there is even this latest version of the popular moral idea shared by many, when Dalai Lama suggested that [w]e need these human values [of ...
Beyond Ethics To Post-Ethics: A Preface to a New Theory of Morality and Immorality
Is moral goodness really so desirable in the way that its proponents through the ages would like us to believe? For instance, in our time, there is even this latest version of the popular moral idea shared by many, when Dalai Lama suggested that [w]e need these human values [of compassion and affection]...Even without religion,...we have the capacity to promote these things. (WK 2009) The naivety of this popular moral idea can be contrasted with an opposing (critical) idea advocated not long ago by Sigmund Freud (1966), who once wrote that men are not gentle creatures who want to be loved, and who at the most can defend themselves if they are attacked; they are, on the contrary, creatures among whose instinctual endowments is to be reckoned a powerful share of aggressiveness. As a result, their neighbor is for them...someone who tempts them to satisfy their aggressiveness on him, to exploit his capacity for work without compensation, to use him sexually without his consent, to seize his possessions, to humiliate him, to cause him pain, to torture and to kill him. Homo homini lupus. Contrary to the two opposing sides of this battle for the high moral ground, morality and immorality are neither possible nor desirable to the extent that their respective ideologues would like us to believe. But one should not misunderstand this challenge as a suggestion that ethics is a worthless field of study, or that other fields of study (related to ethics) like political philosophy, moral psychology, social studies, theology, or even international relations should be dismissed. Needless to stress, neither of these two extreme views is reasonable either. Instead, this book provides an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of ethics, especially in relation to morality and immorality-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). This book offers a new theory to transcend the existing approaches in the literature on ethics in a way not thought of before. This seminal project is to fundamentally alter the way that we think about ethics, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its post-human fate.
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48.290000 USD

Beyond Ethics To Post-Ethics: A Preface to a New Theory of Morality and Immorality

by Peter Baofu
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Is moral goodness really so desirable in the way that its proponents through the ages would like us to believe? For instance, in our time, there is even this latest version of the popular moral idea shared by many, when Dalai Lama suggested that [w]e need these human values [of ...
Beyond Ethics To Post-Ethics: A Preface to a New Theory of Morality and Immorality
Is moral goodness really so desirable in the way that its proponents through the ages would like us to believe? For instance, in our time, there is even this latest version of the popular moral idea shared by many, when Dalai Lama suggested that [w]e need these human values [of compassion and affection]...Even without religion,...we have the capacity to promote these things. (WK 2009) The naivety of this popular moral idea can be contrasted with an opposing (critical) idea advocated not long ago by Sigmund Freud (1966), who once wrote that men are not gentle creatures who want to be loved, and who at the most can defend themselves if they are attacked; they are, on the contrary, creatures among whose instinctual endowments is to be reckoned a powerful share of aggressiveness. As a result, their neighbor is for them...someone who tempts them to satisfy their aggressiveness on him, to exploit his capacity for work without compensation, to use him sexually without his consent, to seize his possessions, to humiliate him, to cause him pain, to torture and to kill him. Homo homini lupus. Contrary to the two opposing sides of this battle for the high moral ground, morality and immorality are neither possible nor desirable to the extent that their respective ideologues would like us to believe. But one should not misunderstand this challenge as a suggestion that ethics is a worthless field of study, or that other fields of study (related to ethics) like political philosophy, moral psychology, social studies, theology, or even international relations should be dismissed. Needless to stress, neither of these two extreme views is reasonable either. Instead, this book provides an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of ethics, especially in relation to morality and immorality-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). This book offers a new theory to transcend the existing approaches in the literature on ethics in a way not thought of before. This seminal project is to fundamentally alter the way that we think about ethics, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its post-human fate.
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90.290000 USD

Beyond Ethics To Post-Ethics: A Preface to a New Theory of Morality and Immorality

by Peter Baofu
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Is the invention of accounting so useful that, as Charlie Munger once said, you have to know accounting. It's the language of practical business life. It was a very useful thing to deliver to civilization. I've heard it came to civilization through Venice which of course was once the great ...
The Future of Post-Human Accounting: Towards a New Theory of Addition and Subtraction in Information Management
Is the invention of accounting so useful that, as Charlie Munger once said, you have to know accounting. It's the language of practical business life. It was a very useful thing to deliver to civilization. I've heard it came to civilization through Venice which of course was once the great commercial power in the Mediterranean ? (WOO 2013) This positive view on accounting can be contrasted with an opposing view by Paul Browne that the recent [accounting] scandals have brought a new level of attention to the accounting profession as gatekeepers and custodians of social interest. (DUM 2013) Contrary to these opposing views (and other ones as will be discussed in the book), accounting (in relation to addition and subtraction) are neither possible (or impossible) nor desirable (or undesirable) to the extent that the respective ideologues (on different sides) would like us to believe. Of course, this reexamination of different opposing views on accounting does not mean that the study of addition and subtraction is useless, or that those fields (related to accounting)-like bookkeeping, auditing, forensics, info management, finance, philosophy of accounting, accounting ethics, lean accounting, mental accounting, environmental audit, creative accounting, carbon accounting, social accounting, and so on-are unimportant. (WK 2013) In fact, neither of these extreme views is plausible. Rather, this book offers an alternative (better) way to understand the future of accounting in regard to the dialectic relationship between addition and subtraction-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the double-sided theory of accounting) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way and is organized in four chapters. This seminal project will fundamentally change the way that we think about accounting in relation to addition and subtraction from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its post-human fate.
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90.290000 USD

The Future of Post-Human Accounting: Towards a New Theory of Addition and Subtraction in Information Management

by Peter Baofu
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Is positive thinking really so healthy that, as Martin Seligman (2000) and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi passionately thus argued, we believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise, which achieves a scientific understanding and effective interventions to build thriving individuals, families, and communities ? This optimistic view on positive thinking ...
Future of Post-Human Health Care: Towards a New Theory of Mind & Body
Is positive thinking really so healthy that, as Martin Seligman (2000) and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi passionately thus argued, we believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise, which achieves a scientific understanding and effective interventions to build thriving individuals, families, and communities ? This optimistic view on positive thinking for health can be contrasted with an opposing view by Barbara Ehrenreich (2009), who extensively critiqued 'positive psychology' and showed how obsessive positive thinking impedes productive action, causes delusional assessments of situations, and people are then blamed for not visualising hard enough and thus 'attracting' failure even in situations when 'masses of lives were lost'. (WK 2013; R Byrne 2006) Contrary to these opposing views (and other ones as will be discussed in the book), health care (in relation to mental health and physical health in the context of mind and body) are neither possible (or impossible) nor desirable (or undesirable) to the extent that the respective ideologues (on different sides) would like us to believe. Surely, this questioning of the opposing views on health care does not suggest that the study of health care is worthless, or that those fields (related to health care) like medicine, chiropractic, health system, dentistry, health info tech, nursing, psychiatrics, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, pharmacy, allied health, and so on are unimportant. Needless to say, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Instead, this book offers an alternative (better) way to understand the future of health care, especially in the dialectic relationships between mental health and physical health in the context of mind and body -- while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favouring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the interconnected theory of health care) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way and is organised in four chapters.
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283.24 USD

Future of Post-Human Health Care: Towards a New Theory of Mind & Body

by Peter Baofu
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To what extent is there really a universal structure, whether innate or not, of language for learning? Or conversely, is language learning mainly context-based? And, in the end, does the very nature of language delimit our mental world-such that the limits of my language mean the limits of my world ...
The Future of Post-Human Language: A Preface to a New Theory of Structure, Context, and Learning
To what extent is there really a universal structure, whether innate or not, of language for learning? Or conversely, is language learning mainly context-based? And, in the end, does the very nature of language delimit our mental world-such that the limits of my language mean the limits of my world or, in a different parlance, constitute the prison house of language ? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many in history, all these seemingly plausible views are highly misleading, to the extent that something vital is missing in the conventional debate, such that the nature of learning has yet to be more comprehensively and systematically understood. This is not to say, however, that the literature in the study of language (and other related fields) hitherto existing in history has been much ado about nothing. In fact, much can be learned from different theoretical approaches in the literature. The virtue of this book is to provide an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of learning, especially (though not exclusively) in relation to language-which, while incorporating the different views in the literature, transcends them all in the end, with the use of language and also beyond it. This inquiry may sound academic, but it has enormous implications not just for the narrow concern with the nature of language, but also, more importantly, for the larger concern with the nature of thinking, feeling, and doing in learning, both with the use of language and beyond it. If true, this seminal work will fundamentally change the way that we think, not only about the nature of language, in a small sense- but also about the nature of learning, with the use of language and also beyond it, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, for the human future and what I originally called its post-human fate, in a broad sense.
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89.200000 USD
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Why should inquiry be possible, only if some knowledge is required to guide it, as conventionally understood? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many thinkers in all human history hitherto existing, there are some fundamental dialectic principles hidden behind any categories of understanding in knowing. And these principles impose ...
Future of Post-Human Knowledge: A Preface to a New Theory of Methodology and Ontology
Why should inquiry be possible, only if some knowledge is required to guide it, as conventionally understood? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many thinkers in all human history hitherto existing, there are some fundamental dialectic principles hidden behind any categories of understanding in knowing. And these principles impose some constraints, at both methodological and ontological levels, together with other levels in culture, society, nature, and the mind - on how reality is to be understood. Furthermore, the specific categories of understanding (as conventionally understood), even if valid at all (which are often not the case), are often not that important, when compared with these more fundamental dialectic principles hidden behind them. The focus on understanding the nature of knowledge has been much misplaced, in this sense, in the intellectual history hitherto existing, and much time and talent have been wasted for something less important. If true, this thesis will alter the way of how knowledge is to be understood across the board. * Is written by a highly knowledgeable and well-respected scholar* A new theory called The Holistic Theory of Knowledge* A comprehensive analysis of knowledge in relation to methodology and ontology, from the perspectives of nature, the mind, society, and culture
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110.250000 USD
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Is waste (or trash) really so useless that, as William Faulkner once wrote, [r]ead everything-trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it...If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window ? (TE 2012) Interestingly, this critical view of waste (or trash) ...
The Future of Post-Human Waste: Towards a New Theory of Uselessness and Usefulness
Is waste (or trash) really so useless that, as William Faulkner once wrote, [r]ead everything-trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it...If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window ? (TE 2012) Interestingly, this critical view of waste (or trash) can be contrasted with an opposing observation by Isaac Bashevis Singer, who once famously said that the waste basket is the writer's best friend. (TE 2012a) Contrary to these opposing views (and other ones as will be discussed in the book), waste, in relation to both uselessness and usefulness is neither possible or impossible, nor desirable or undesirable to the extent that the respective ideologues on different sides would like us to believe. Of course, this challenge to the opposing views of waste does not imply that waste has no practical value, or that those interdisciplinary fields (related to waste) like epidemiology, global warming, waste management, low-carbon economics, ethical consumerism, resource recovery, freeganism, environmental justice, space debris, and so on are unimportant. Of course, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Rather, this book offers an alternative, better way to understand the future of waste, especially in the dialectic context of uselessness and usefulness-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them or integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other. More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the transfigurative theory of waste) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way. If successful, this seminal project is to fundamentally change the way that we think about waste in relation to uselessness and usefulness from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its post-human fate.
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124.900000 USD
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Why should mass media be informational and accurate as much as its proponents would claim-and, conversely, disinformational and propagandistic as much as its critics would argue? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many since the modern era of mass media, neither of the two opposing views is correct, to ...
The Future of Post-Human Engineering: A Preface to a New Theory of Technology
Why should mass media be informational and accurate as much as its proponents would claim-and, conversely, disinformational and propagandistic as much as its critics would argue? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many since the modern era of mass media, neither of the two opposing views is correct, to the extent that a total analysis of media influence has yet to be adequately explored and understood. Something fundamentally vital to the analysis of communication has been missing. This is not to say, however, that the literature on media studies hitherto existing in history has been much ado about nothing; on the contrary, indeed, much can be learned from different theoretical approaches in the field. But the important point to remember here is that this book aims to show an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of mass media (which goes beyond both the pros and cons in the literature on media influence, while learning from them all). If true, this seminal view will alter the way of how mass media are to be understood, with its enormous theoretical implications for going beyond the existing paradigms on the future of communication, in a small sense-and for predicting the future of open and closed societies, in a large sense.
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