On Being Certain

Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not

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Author: Robert A. Burton, M.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429926119

Category: Science

Page: 272

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You recognize when you know something for certain, right? You "know" the sky is blue, or that the traffic light had turned green, or where you were on the morning of September 11, 2001--you know these things, well, because you just do. In On Being Certain, neurologist Robert Burton challenges the notions of how we think about what we know. He shows that the feeling of certainty we have when we "know" something comes from sources beyond our control and knowledge. In fact, certainty is a mental sensation, rather than evidence of fact. Because this "feeling of knowing" seems like confirmation of knowledge, we tend to think of it as a product of reason. But an increasing body of evidence suggests that feelings such as certainty stem from primitive areas of the brain, and are independent of active, conscious reflection and reasoning. The feeling of knowing happens to us; we cannot make it happen. Bringing together cutting edge neuroscience, experimental data, and fascinating anecdotes, Robert Burton explores the inconsistent and sometimes paradoxical relationship between our thoughts and what we actually know. Provocative and groundbreaking, On Being Certain, will challenge what you know (or think you know) about the mind, knowledge, and reason.

GERTRUDE STEIN Premium Collection: 60+ Stories, Poems & Plays in One Volume

Three Lives, Tender Buttons, Geography and Plays, Matisse, Picasso and Gertrude Stein, The Making of Americans, The Psychology of Nations, Do Let Us Go Away…

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Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075831942

Category: Fiction

Page: 578

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This unique collection of Gertrude Stein's greatest poems, short stories & plays has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. THREE LIVES The Good Anna Melanctha The Gentle Lena TENDER BUTTONS Objects Food Rooms MATISSE, PICASSO AND GERTRUDE STEIN A Long Gay Book Many Many Women G.M.P. GEOGRAPHY AND PLAYS Susie Asado Ada Miss Furr and Miss Skeene A Collection France Americans Italians A Sweet Tail The History of Belmonte In the Grass England Mallorcan Stories Scenes The King or Something Publishers, the Portrait Gallery, and the Manuscripts of the British Museum Roche Braque Portrait of Prince B. D. Mrs. Whitehead Portrait of Constance Fletcher A Poem about Walberg Johnny Grey A Portrait of F. B. Sacred Emily IIIIIIIIII One (Van Vechten) One (Harry Phelan Gibb) A Curtain Raiser Ladies Voices What Happened White Wines Do Let Us Go Away For the Country Entirely Turkey Bones and Eating and We Liked It Every Afternoon Captain Walter Arnold Please Do Not Suffer He Said It Counting Her Dresses I Like It to Be a Play Not Sightly Bonne Annee Mexico A Family of Perhaps Three Advertisements Pink Melon Joy If You Had Three Husbands Work Again Tourty or Tourtebattre Next Land of Nations Accents in Alsace The Psychology of Nations or What Are You Looking At Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright and art collector, best known for Three Lives, The Making of Americans and Tender Buttons. Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Picasso and Cubism were an important influence on Stein's writing. Her works are compared to James Joyce's Ulysses and to Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

Matisse, Picasso, and Gertrude Stein, with Two Shorter Stories

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Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486414065

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Three early experimental pieces involving such stylistic devices as repeated variations on a limited set of sentences and phrases, and "word portraits." Also includes "A Long Gay Book" and "Many, Many Women."

A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind

What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves

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Author: Robert A. Burton, M.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 125002840X

Category: Science

Page: 272

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What if our soundest, most reasonable judgments are beyond our control? Despite 2500 years of contemplation by the world's greatest minds and the more recent phenomenal advances in basic neuroscience, neither neuroscientists nor philosophers have a decent understanding of what the mind is or how it works. The gap between what the brain does and the mind experiences remains uncharted territory. Nevertheless, with powerful new tools such as the fMRI scan, neuroscience has become the de facto mode of explanation of behavior. Neuroscientists tell us why we prefer Coke to Pepsi, and the media trumpets headlines such as "Possible site of free will found in brain." Or: "Bad behavior down to genes, not poor parenting." Robert Burton believes that while some neuroscience observations are real advances, others are overreaching, unwarranted, wrong-headed, self-serving, or just plain ridiculous, and often with the potential for catastrophic personal and social consequences. In A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind, he brings together clinical observations, practical thought experiments, personal anecdotes, and cutting-edge neuroscience to decipher what neuroscience can tell us – and where it falls woefully short. At the same time, he offers a new vision of how to think about what the mind might be and how it works. A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind is a critical, startling, and expansive journey into the mysteries of the brain and what makes us human.

John Calvin's Commentaries On The Catholic Epistles (Annotated Edition)

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Author: John Calvin

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849620360

Category:

Page: 560

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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. His commentaries cover the larger part of the Old Testament, and all of the new excepting Second and Third John and the Apocalypse. His commentaries and lectures stand in the front rank of Biblical interpretation. This book contains Calvin's commentaries on James, John, Jude and 1 and 2 Peter.

On Being a Better You

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Author: Holland E. Bynam

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 147598569X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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This is a book for self-mentors. Its value is in featuring topics that are not covered in schools, universities, or in professional training programs, and in promoting key knowledge and skill sets people need in order to have an edge on others for dealing successfully with many 21st century concerns.

On Becoming a Person

A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

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Author: Carl Rogers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054408666X

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement, revolutionized psychotherapy with his concept of "client-centered therapy." His influence has spanned decades, but that influence has become so much a part of mainstream psychology that the ingenious nature of his work has almost been forgotten. A new introduction by Peter Kramer sheds light on the significance of Dr. Rogers's work today. New discoveries in the field of psychopharmacology, especially that of the antidepressant Prozac, have spawned a quick-fix drug revolution that has obscured the psychotherapeutic relationship. As the pendulum slowly swings back toward an appreciation of the therapeutic encounter, Dr. Rogers's "client-centered therapy" becomes particularly timely and important.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies

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Author: Rhena Branch,Rob Willson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119992189

Category: Psychology

Page: 322

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CBT is a proven and effective approach to mastering your thoughts, and here the authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies show you step-by-step how to put the lessons of their book into practice. Inside you’ll find a huge number of hands-on exercises and techniques to help you remove roadblocks to change - whether you’re seeking to overcome anxiety and depression, boost self-esteem, lose weight, beat addiction or simply improve your outlook in your professional and personal life – and regain control over your life. Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are CBT therapists at the Priory Clinic in London, and the authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies.