Making Sense

Author: Peter Moddel
ISBN: 9782970096702
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Set in everyday language, Making Sense is an adventure into philosophy that leads to a coherent view of the interaction of mind, self and world. Long-held assumptions that generated the discipline of science are released, revealing what they eclipsed: intent - a mysterious but essential component of reality. To describe intent is to describe how thought produces concepts, how our senses give rise to what we perceive (sound, color, distance, etc.), and what exactly "I" signifies. With this, a curious question arises, "Do I choose to be who I am?" This is a journey to the source of being. Each person follows a unique path yet the paths come together for we are interconnected, yes, you and I. So come as you are and we'll have the pleasure of meeting.

Making Sense of People

Author: Samuel Barondes
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0134214382
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A NEW, MORE PRACTICAL EDITION OF THE POPULAR SCIENTIFIC GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING OTHER PEOPLE What really bothers you about your boss—or your daughter’s boyfriend? Why are you so attracted to the person you’re dating? Can you rely on your intuition about people? This book will help you find out. Drawing on extensive research, renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist Samuel Barondes gives you powerful tools for understanding what people are really like and how they got that way. Now improved with easy, step-by-step “practical summaries,” these tools will help you quickly assess anyone’s tendencies, patterns, character, and sense of identity. You’ll learn how to combine these into a unified picture of who that person is. With these insights, you can choose more satisfying relationships, recognize telltale signs of dysfunction and danger, and savor the complexity and uniqueness of everyone you meet. A quick, easy system for understanding anyone! Supplement your intuition Identify character strengths and weaknesses Make better decisions about whom to seek out and whom to avoid Find out how all personalities are shaped by two great chance events: the set of genes we happen to be born with, and the world we happen to grow up in

Making Sense

Author: Schneider
ISBN: 9781935567561
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Our senses! Thanks to them, our brains are constantly flooded with information about the world around us. What may surprise you is that we re not all wired the same way, and some of us are unable to understand exactly what we re sensing. People with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), a newly identified neurological condition, as well as those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), are frequently misunderstood by others when they over- or under-react to sounds, sights, smells, tastes, touch, movement, balance, and feelings within their bodies. In this guide, mental health counselor, SPD community advocate, and sensory adult Rachel S. Schneider, M.A., MHC, helps us to make sense of sensory issues. Whether you re someone with sensory issues, a loved one supporting a sensory person, a professional, or someone that is curious about unusual and complex sensory experiences, this guide will answer your questions about life with sensory processing differences. Illustrations by Kelly Dillon of the humorous illustrated sensory blog, Eating Off Plastic."

Making Sense of the Troubles

Author: David McKittrick
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561310700
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Compellingly written and evenhanded in its judgments, this is by far the clearest account of what has happened through the years in the Northern Ireland conflict, and why. Mr. McKittrick and Mr. McVea tell the story clearly, concisely, and, above all, fairly. The book includes a detailed chronology, statistical tables, and a glossary of terms. "If you want a frank, accurate and authoritative account you cannot do much better.... Likely to be the definitive account." Irish Independent."

Making Sense of Research

Author: Elaine K. McEwan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148336092X
Format: PDF
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This book is for practitioners at all levels, from teachers making site-specific decisions to administrators making schoolwide and policy decisions.

Making Sense of Sports

Author: Ellis Cashmore
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415552206
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This book looks at sport not just as recreation, but as an integral part of contemporary culture, with connections to industry, commerce and politics. It explores the history and theories of sport, and touches on more controversial issues.

Making Sense

Author: Ralf Hertel
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042018648
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Fiction is fascinating. All it provides us with is black letters on white pages, yet while we read we do not have the impression that we are merely perceiving abstract characters. Instead, we see the protagonists before our inner eye and hear their voices. Descriptions of sumptuous meals make our mouths water, we feel physically repelled by depictions of violence or are aroused by the erotic details of sexual conquests. We submerge ourselves in the fictional world that no longer stays on the paper but comes to life in our imagination. Reading turns into an out-of-the-body experience or, rather, an in-another-body experience, for we perceive the portrayed world not only through the protagonist's eyes but also through his ears, nose, tongue, and skin. In other words, we move through the literary text as if through a virtual reality.~ How does literature achieve this trick? How does it turn mere letters into vividly experienced worlds? This study argues that techniques of sensuous writing contribute decisively to bringing the text to life in the reader's imagination. In detailed interpretations of British novels of the 1980s and 1990s by writers such as John Berger, John Banville, Salman Rushdie, Jeanette Winterson, or J. M. Coetzee, it uncovers literary strategies for turning the sensuous experience into words and for conveying it to the reader, demonstrating how we make sense in, and of, literature. Both readers interested in the contemporary novel and in the sensuousness of the reading experience will profit from this innovative study that not only analyses the interest of contemporary authors in the senses but also pin-points literary entry points for the sensuous force of reading.

Making Sense of Everyday Life

Author: Susie Scott
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745642675
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Student-friendly introduction to the sociology of everyday life. Introduces in very accessible style the various theories used to interpret our everyday actions that on the surface of things might look mundane.

Making Sense of Sex

Author: William Loader
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802870953
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This book is about listening to what writers were saying about sex in early Judaism and Christianity -- ancient words surprisingly relevant for today. It functions as both a summary and a conclusion to William Loader's five previous books on sexuality in a form accessible to those who may not have a background knowledge of early Judaism and Christianity. It also contains a useful subject index to those five previous volumes. In examining thoroughly all the relevant writings and related evidence of the Greco-Roman period, Loader dialogues with scholarship related to each writing in order to make his conclusions as objective as possible. By enabling the reader to listen respectfully to these ancient texts, Making Sense of Sex provides a basis for informed discussion of sexual issues today.

Making Sense of Place

Author: Ian Convery
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843837072
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Essays dealing with the question of how "sense of place" is constructed, in a variety of locations and media.