Material World

Material World
Author: Peter Menzel,Charles C. Mann
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780871564306
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Material World Book Excerpt:

Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle

Cultural Histories of the Material World

Cultural Histories of the Material World
Author: Peter N. Miller
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN: 0472118919
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Histories of the Material World Book Excerpt:

All across the humanities fields there is a new interest in materials and materiality. This is the first book to capture and study the “material turn” in the humanities from all its varied perspectives. Cultural Histories of the Material World brings together top scholars from all these different fields—from Art History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Folklore, History, History of Science, Literature, Philosophy—to offer their vision of what cultural history of the material world looks like and attempt to show how attention to materiality can contribute to a more precise historical understanding of specific times, places, ways, and means. The result is a spectacular kaleidoscope of future possibilities and new perspectives.

Material World

Material World
Author: Perri Lewis
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-11-02
ISBN: 1448128102
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Material World Book Excerpt:

Tired of the clichés often trotted out about craft, Perri Lewis makes it her task to bring the world of making into the 21st century. In Material World, Perri enlists the help of luminaries from the worlds of art, craft, design and fashion to share their knowledge and advice. Among these include Rob Ryan, Emma Bridgewater, Grayson Perry, Philip Treacy, Tatty Devine, Topshop and Tracey Emin. Instead of just giving the reader individual projects, you can learn the techniques for crafts such as paper-cutting, dress-making, printing, encrusting, leather work and tailoring. However, if you prefer more guidance, there are 15 projects to make, including découpage shoes, a patchwork Louis chair and a printed scarf. With the compiled words of wisdom of these experts, and Perri's own timeless advice, you'll be up and running with scissors in no time.

Social Change in a Material World

Social Change in a Material World
Author: Theodore R. Schatzki
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2019-05-02
ISBN: 0429626827
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Change in a Material World Book Excerpt:

Social Change in a Material World offers a new, practice theoretical account of social change and its explanation. Extending the author’s earlier account of social life, and drawing on general ideas about events, processes, and change, the book conceptualizes social changes as configurations of significant differences in bundles of practices and material arrangements. Illustrated with examples from the history of bourbon distillation and the formation and evolution of digitally-mediated associations in contemporary life, the book argues that chains of activity combine with material events and processes to cause social changes. The book thereby stresses the significance of the material dimension of society for the constitution, determination, and explanation of social phenomena, as well as the types of space needed to understand them. The book also challenges the explanatory significance of such key phenomena as power, dependence, relations, mechanisms, and individual behavior. As such, it will appeal to sociologists, geographers, organization studies scholars, and others interested in social life and social change.

Aquinas s Ontology of the Material World

Aquinas s Ontology of the Material World
Author: Jeffrey E. Brower
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-06-26
ISBN: 0191023752
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquinas s Ontology of the Material World Book Excerpt:

What is the nature of the material world? And how are its fundamental constituents to be described? These questions are of central concern to contemporary philosophers, and in their attempt to answer them, they have begun reconsidering traditional views about metaphysical structure, including the Aristotelian view that material objects are best described as 'hylomorphic compounds'—that is, objects composed of both matter (hyle) and form (morphe). In this major new study, Jeffrey E. Brower presents and explains the hylomorphic conception of the material world developed by Thomas Aquinas, the most influential Aristotelian of the Middle Ages. According to Brower, the key to understanding Aquinas's conception lies in his distinctive account of intrinsic change. Beginning with a novel analysis of this account, Brower systematically introduces all the elements of Aquinas's hylomorphism, showing how they apply to material objects in general and human beings in particular. The resulting picture not only sheds new light on Aquinas's ontology as a whole, but provides a wholesale alternative to the standard contemporary accounts of material objects. In addition to presenting and explaining Aquinas's views, Brower seeks wherever possible to bring them into dialogue with the best recent literature on related topics. Along the way, he highlights the contribution that Aquinas's views make to a host of contemporary metaphysical debates, including the nature of change, composition, material constitution, the ontology of stuff vs. things, the proper analysis of ordinary objects, the truthmakers for essential vs. accidental predication, and the metaphysics of property possession.

Living in a Material World

Living in a Material World
Author: Kevin Morrison
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2008-12-08
ISBN: 0470697458
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living in a Material World Book Excerpt:

At a time when the world is grappling with rising food and energy prices and climate change, Living in a Material World provides an insight into some of the contributing factors behind these challenges. The emergence of new consumers in China, India, Russia and the Middle East has added formidable competition to the natural resources that have been taken for granted in the developed world. Everything we consume involves the use of metals, fossil fuels or agriculture. Our high tech 'lifestyles' depend on the secure supply of these raw materials which we take from planet earth and use to make our lives more comfortable, more productive or more manageable. The effect of this increasing global demand for commodities has pushed up prices of materials from oil and copper to corn and wheat; forcing consumers to pay more for the many 'necessities' of life, from a loaf of bread to electricity bills. Since the commodity boom has unfolded, commodities have gone from the back page of the newspaper to the front; with more and more headlines about record food and oil prices, dire climate change warnings, energy security and China's demand for more raw materials. This era of high oil and food prices is no passing phase: The supply of many key natural resources is stretched to the limit. But what is the real cost? Living in a Material World makes the link between raw materials and the consumer, and shows how they are relevant to everybody, everyday - now more so than at any time since the last oil shock nearly three decades ago. A unique insight into this 'once in a generation' boom, the book shows how the increasing value of commodities is impacting on consumers and investors, in ways we are only just beginning to understand. "It was a great pleasure to read this book which provides an essential background to understanding commodities for anybody interested in understanding them more closely. It is so rare to see all the essential elements brought together in one book." –Chris Brodie, Krom River Partners LLP "Kevin Morrison set out to write a book about the daily relevance that raw materials have for the ordinary consumer. He has achieved his objective par excellence. The subject matter has been comprehensively researched and well documented - yet the writer has avoided using complicated technical language. The style of the book is more in tune with a novel and the main topics are treated with a special sense of humour. I would readily recommend this work to anyone interested in how global energy issues have a direct affect on us all." –Mehdi Varzi, President, Varzi Energy, London

Planning for a Material World

Planning for a Material World
Author: Laura Lieto,Robert A. Beauregard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN: 1317564464
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning for a Material World Book Excerpt:

Today, urban scholars think of cities and regions as evolving through networks of human associations, technologies, and natural ecologies. This being the case, planners are faced with the task of navigating a profoundly material world. Planning with and for humans alone is unacceptable: in the unfolding of urban processes, non-human things cannot be ignored. This inclusive vision has consequences for how planners envision the connections among norms, technologies and life-worlds as well as how they design and implement their plans. The contributors to this volume utilize a variety of examples – ecologically-sensitive, regional planning in Naples (Italy); congestion pricing in New York City; and public participation in Europe, among others – to explore how planners engage a heterogeneous and restless world. Inspired by assemblage thinking and actor-network theory, each chapter draws on this "new materialism" to acknowledge, in quite pragmatic ways, that spatial politics is a process of becoming that is inseparable from the materiality of urban practices.

Managing a Material World

Managing a Material World
Author: Pier Vellinga,Frans Berkhout,J. Gupta
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401151253
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing a Material World Book Excerpt:

As we reach the end of the 20th century, the question of how to meet human needs and preferences while safeguarding the global environment is a major concern facing humanity. This book reflects the state of the art of thinking on the necessary concepts, tools and instruments that are likely to help producers, consumers and governments to adjust their policies and practices. It covers theories and concepts, practical approaches and visions of industry and government. The book has been written by a team of authors that includes the most forward thinking researchers and managers on the issue. It is a handbook for all those involved in decisions about product design and eco-efficiency, about environment and resource use policies. Moreover it can serve as a handbook for all those who are studying with the aim to become involved in such issues.

HOW TO LIVE A SPIRITUAL LIFE IN A MATERIAL WORLD

HOW TO LIVE A SPIRITUAL LIFE IN A MATERIAL WORLD
Author: AiR
Publsiher: AiR Institute of Realization
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2021-11-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HOW TO LIVE A SPIRITUAL LIFE IN A MATERIAL WORLD Book Excerpt:

Most of us are lost in the material world and only turn to Spirituality when suffering comes our way. We don't realize that a Spiritual life can liberate us from all misery and suffering. Some people do take the road less traveled, the Spiritual path, and go on a quest to Realize the Truth. But is it even possible to live a Spiritual life in this material world, surrounded by worldly pleasures? Of course, it is! Spirituality is not really about renunciation, but Realization. This book shows the way to that inner voyage of eternal happiness.

The Material World of Ancient Egypt

The Material World of Ancient Egypt
Author: William H. Peck
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2013-08-12
ISBN: 0521886163
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Material World of Ancient Egypt Book Excerpt:

Examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that reveal the day-to-day life of ancient Egyptians.

Intelligent Applications in a Material World Select Papers from IPMM 2001

Intelligent Applications in a Material World Select Papers from IPMM 2001
Author: John A. Meech
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 952
Release: 2002-11-18
ISBN: 9780849314933
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Applications in a Material World Select Papers from IPMM 2001 Book Excerpt:

Intelligence in a Materials World contains 87 refereed papers selected from those presented at the Third International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials. The contents span the full scope of the field of materials production and manufacturing from all parts of the world. The focus of this book is on practical applications of intelligent hardware and software. Topics include: New Intelligent Software Methods and Models Production of Raw Materials Biologically-Inspired Systems Simulation and Design of New Materials Atomistic and Electronic Modeling Web-based Design Metrology and Instrumentation Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Agent-based Large-Scale System Simulation Environmental Systems Planning and Scheduling Applications in Space Exploration Financial Transactions Materials Forming Rolling and Sheet Metal Systems Machining and Finishing Processes Language Recognition and Communication Cross-Disciplinary Research This book is an essential reference tool for individuals interested in applying state-of-the-art artificial Intelligence and its related modeling methods within areas that deal with materials production and manufacturing, from raw materials and ore to final consumer products. IPMM is an organization of over 400 individuals from over 45 countries who come together every two years to share in new ideas and applications that use intelligence (artificial or otherwise) to achieve new designs, novel planning methods, improved system optimization techniques, advanced process control or monitoring methods in different fields dealing with material science and engineering.

A Material World What Is Matter

A Material World  What Is Matter
Author: David Stephens
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1900-01-01
ISBN: 1477763287
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Material World What Is Matter Book Excerpt:

With a rich historical perspective, this volume supplies readers with a comprehensive understanding of the basics of matter. A timeline of important scientists and their contributions, engaging material about the trickier aspects of matter, and fun experiments that show how matter can alter states will give readers a different perspective of the world.

The Conscious Mind and the Material World

The Conscious Mind and the Material World
Author: Douglas M. Stokes
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2007-05-02
ISBN: 0786430044
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conscious Mind and the Material World Book Excerpt:

What makes us who we are? From a scientific viewpoint, any individual's existence is improbable at best. Consciousness as an actuality is inarguable; its nature, however, remains elusive. This work argues the view of self as a field of pure consciousness, debating the existence of a continuing self and drawing conclusions about this entity and its relation to the physical body and the physical world. Beginning with an exploration of the relationship between mind and matter, it discusses ostensible psi phenomena such as extra-sensory perception and psychokinesis and their implications for our understanding of the mind and the cosmos. Additional topics include the perennial mind-body problem; the role of consciousness in quantum mechanics (and conversely the role of quantum mechanics in the study of consciousness); the anthropic principle; and evidence for Intelligent Design. Quasi-religious questions such as the survival of consciousness after death are also addressed.

Art and Ethics in a Material World

Art and Ethics in a Material World
Author: Jennifer A McMahon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN: 1134110537
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and Ethics in a Material World Book Excerpt:

In this book, McMahon argues that a reading of Kant’s body of work in the light of a pragmatist theory of meaning and language (which arguably is a Kantian legacy) leads one to put community reception ahead of individual reception in the order of aesthetic relations. A core premise of the book is that neo-pragmatism draws attention to an otherwise overlooked aspect of Kant’s "Critique of Aesthetic Judgment," and this is the conception of community which it sets forth. While offering an interpretation of Kant’s aesthetic theory, the book focuses on the implications of Kant’s third critique for contemporary art. McMahon draws upon Kant and his legacy in pragmatist theories of meaning and language to argue that aesthetic judgment is a version of moral judgment: a way to cultivate attitudes conducive to community, which plays a pivotal role in the evolution of language, meaning, and knowledge.

Buddhism Approach to the Material World

Buddhism Approach to the Material World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 193
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transcendence and Non Naturalism in Early Chinese Thought

Transcendence and Non Naturalism in Early Chinese Thought
Author: Alexus McLeod,Joshua R. Brown
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN: 1350082554
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcendence and Non Naturalism in Early Chinese Thought Book Excerpt:

Contemporary scholars of Chinese philosophy often presuppose that early China possessed a naturalistic worldview, devoid of any non-natural concepts, such as transcendence. Challenging this presupposition head-on, Joshua R. Brown and Alexus McLeod argue that non-naturalism and transcendence have a robust and significant place in early Chinese thought. This book reveals that non-naturalist positions can be found in early Chinese texts, in topics including conceptions of the divine, cosmogony, and apophatic philosophy. Moreover, by closely examining a range of early Chinese texts, and providing comparative readings of a number of Western texts and thinkers, the book offers a way of reading early Chinese Philosophy as consistent with the religious philosophy of the East and West, including the Abrahamic and the Brahmanistic religions. Co-written by a philosopher and theologian, this book draws out unique insights into early Chinese thought, highlighting in particular new ways to consider a range of Chinese concepts, including tian, dao, li, and you/wu.

Wisdom of the Eternal Self

Wisdom of the Eternal Self
Author: Sayyed Aamir Raza
Publsiher: Wasila Society
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2020-10-10
ISBN: 1095384481
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wisdom of the Eternal Self Book Excerpt:

This book discusses the reality of human being by pointing out some of the very fundamental issues that remain hidden from the eyes of the modern and post-modern western thought. By elaborating Mulla Sadra’s concept of Soul’s origination from the body and its survival through the Spirit, this book explains how the human soul develops stage by stage in a gradual manner from a vegetative body in the womb. By using Mulla Sadra’s principles of causality, this book shows how God and his Angels create man and other species on the Earth without denying Darwin’s evolutionary theory. In this reference, the role of metaphysical worlds in actualizing human knowledge is also discussed. This book also shows how the human life is a journey back towards its origin i.e. towards God and how this journey would continue even after death. In this reference, this book also explains the principles on the basis of which human soul would continue its life in the post-humus world. This book also clarifies the benefits of focusing onto the self and how this focus may lead to the realization of the Eternal Self of God. In this way, it shows how it is not impossible to experience the post-humus conditions even before death. It also specifies what kind of lifestyle may possibly ensure the occurrence of such mystic experiences.

Great Success Formula for Life

Great Success Formula for Life
Author: Sudarshan Pukale
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2018-05-28
ISBN: 1947429795
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Success Formula for Life Book Excerpt:

Do you aspire to become a great successful person and lead a great successful life by balancing both material and spiritual success? If yes, then, Mahan Yash-Sutra is for you. Here are the key points you can get from this book: The difference between success and great success. The formula for great success. The process of checking your progress. Questions you need to ask yourself: What you need to be, have, use, do, and account for and how you need to develop yourself. The seven areas of self-development.

Datta Kaustubham

Datta Kaustubham
Author: HH Bhanu Swami,Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura
Publsiher: Tattva Cintāmaṇi Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Datta Kaustubham Book Excerpt:

Datta Kaustubham

The Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology

The Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 836
Release: 1857
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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