A General Theory of Love

Author: Thomas Lewis,Fari Amini,Richard Lannon

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307424341

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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This original and lucid account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being draws on the latest scientific research. Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain. A General Theory of Love demonstrates that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood, our brains actually link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that alters the very structure of our brains, establishes life-long emotional patterns, and makes us, in large part, who we are. Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child’s developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A General Theory of Love

Author: Thomas Lewis,Fari Amini,Richard Lannon

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375709223

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

View: 2453

Debunking Freudian theory, the authors of this groundbreaking analysis of the biological underpinnings of love offer a new paradigm for understanding the human "heart", redefining family ties, community, and romance in the process. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

A General Theory of Love

Author: Thomas Lewis,Fari Amini,Richard Lannon

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780375503894

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

View: 2932

Describes the nature of love and how the brain is the source and conduit of emotions such as love and emotional intimacy

A General Theory of Oblivion

Author: Jose Eduardo Agualusa

Publisher: Archipelago

ISBN: 0914671324

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 9220

As the country goes through various political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil war to peace and capitalism, the world outside seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of someone peeing on a balcony, or a man fleeing his pursuers. A General Theory of Oblivion is a perfectly crafted, wild patchwork of a novel, playing on a love of storytelling and fable. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Working Theory of Love

Author: Scott Hutchins

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241962552

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7283

A Working Theory of Love by Scott Hutchins is a recklessly witty, outrageously honest novel about sex, love and artificial intelligence. 'Tremendous, big, clever. Every once in a while a novel comes along and speaks to a generation ... has much to say about what it means to live, love and lose in the twenty-first century' Guardian Silicon Valley: home of online start-ups, couture coffee, sexual meditation, and the future. In its midst, Neill Bassett is helping to build the world's first artificial intelligence - a computer that talks, thinks, lies, and if all goes to plan, feels bad about it too. But when the experiment swerves in an unexpected direction, Neill is forced to confront a few buried feelings of his own - for his ex-wife, for his dead father, for his twenty-first-century life, and for a very twenty-first-century woman called Rachel, who might just hold the answer to it all... 'Electrifying. Clever, funny and very entertaining' The New York Times 'Worthy of Chuck Palahniuk ... Hutchins's satirical take on 21st-century existence is sharply observed' Independent 'Touching and extremely funny, Neill Bassett is a disenchanted bachelor for the Noughties generation. Brilliantly achieved' GQ 'Inventive, intelligent, hilarious. One of the pleasures here is Hutchins' terrific grasp of the zeitgest' San Francisco Chronicle 'Terrific. Throughout, Hutchins hits that sweet spot where humour and melancholy comfortably coexist' Entertainment Weekly 'Mixes the everyman likeability of Nick Hornby with a splash of the offbeat intellect of Douglas Coupland' Metro Scott Hutchins teaches at Stanford University, California. His work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, The Rumpus, The New York Times and Esquire. This is his first novel.

The General Theory of the Translation Company

Author: Renato Beninatto,Tucker Johnson

Publisher: Nimdzi

ISBN: 9780999289419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8178

The first book about localization that won't bore you to tears! Renato and Tucker share their decades of combined experience in an entertaining and easy to digest format. Focusing primarily on the management of Language Service Providers (LSPs), this book is a great reference for anybody wanting to know more about the language services industry.

A General Theory of Emotions and Social Life

Author: Warren D. TenHouten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134229070

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 6688

Founded upon the psychoevolutionary theories of Darwin, Plutchik and Izard, a general socioevolutionary theory of the emotions - affect-spectrum theory - classifies a wide spectrum of the emotions and analyzes them on the sociological, psychological and neurobiological levels. This neurocognitive sociology of the emotions supersedes the major theoretical perspectives developed in the sociology of emotions by showing primary emotions to be adaptive reactions to fundamental problems of life which have evolved into elementary social relationships and which can predict occurrences of the entire spectrum of primary, complex secondary, and tertiary emotions. Written by leading social theorist Warren D. TenHouten, this book presents an encyclopaedic classification of the emotions, describing forty-six emotions in detail, and presenting a general multilevel theory of emotions and social life. The scope of coverage of this key work is highly topical and comprehensive, and includes the development of emotions in childhood, symbolic elaboration of complex emotions, emotions management, violence, and cultural and gender differences. While primary emotions have clearly defined valences, this theory shows that complex emotions obey no algebraic law and that all emotions have both creative and destructive potentialities.

A General Theory of Domination and Justice

Author: Frank Lovett

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191614726

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 570

In all societies, past and present, many persons and groups have been subject to domination. Properly understood, domination is a great evil, the suffering of which ought to be minimized so far as possible. Surprisingly, however, political and social theorists have failed to provide a detailed analysis of the concept of domination in general. This study aims to redress this lacuna. It argues first, that domination should be understood as a condition experienced by persons or groups to the extent that they are dependent on a social relationship in which some other person or group wields arbitrary power over them; this is termed the 'arbitrary power conception' of domination. It argues second, that we should regard it as wrong to perpetrate or permit unnecessary domination and, thus, that as a matter of justice the political and social institutions and practices of any society should be organized so as to minimize avoidable domination; this is termed 'justice as minimizing domination', a conception of social justice that connects with more familiar civic republican accounts of freedom as non-domination. In developing these arguments, this study employs a variety of methodological techniques - including conceptual analysis, formal modelling, social theory, and moral philosophy; existing accounts of dependency, power, social convention, and so on are clarified, expanded, or revised along the way. While of special interest to contemporary civic republicans, this study should appeal to a broad audience with diverse methodological and substantive interests.

A General Theory of Trade and Competition

Trade Liberalisation and Competitive Markets

Author: Shanker Singham

Publisher: Cameron May

ISBN: 1905017421

Category: Commercial policy

Page: 551

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General Theory of Trade... is the first academic or practitioner text book to establish a general theory of trade and competition and attempts to bring these two disciplines back together. Shanker Singham demonstrates that there is indeed a powerful interface between these two areas and that by understanding this interface practitioners, be they in governments, companies or law and economics firms can succeed in trade negotiations as well as build up support for free trade principles in a time when they are being increasingly challenged. By noting that consumer welfare is enhanced where trade liberalization is accompanied by competitive markets and property rights protection, the author articulates an overall vision in which future policymakers can frame a different kind of trade debate.

Toward a General Theory of Expertise

Prospects and Limits

Author: K. Anders Ericsson,Jacqui Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521406123

Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

View: 8434

In this book, scientists review current knowledge about expertise. They provide a summary of general methods and reveal the existence of many general characteristics of expertise

A General Theory of Competition

Resources, Competences, Productivity, Economic Growth

Author: Shelby D. Hunt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452221642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2513

A General Theory of Competition develops a ground-breaking new theory of competition - `resource-advantage theory'. Recent thinking on competition has assumed the premises, structure and implications of the theory of perfect competition. In his long-awaited book Shelby Hunt draws on economics, management, marketing and sociology to articulate resource-advantage theory. The author proceeds to illustrate how and why his theory may be used to explain and predict economic phenomena with great accuracy. This volume is extremely well-referenced, with detailed source notes.

A General Theory of Magic

Author: Marcel Mauss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134522231

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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First written by Marcel Mauss and Henri Humbert in 1902, A General Theory of Magic gained a wide new readership when republished by Mauss in 1950. As a study of magic in 'primitive' societies and its survival today in our thoughts and social actions, it represents what Claude Lévi-Strauss called, in an introduction to that edition, the astonishing modernity of the mind of one of the century's greatest thinkers. The book offers a fascinating snapshot of magic throughout various cultures as well as deep sociological and religious insights still very much relevant today. At a period when art, magic and science appear to be crossing paths once again, A General Theory of Magic presents itself as a classic for our times.

The general theory of integration

Author: Ralph Henstock

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198535669

Category: Mathematics

Page: 262

View: 4183

Written by one of the subject's foremost experts, this is the first book on division space integration theory. It is intended to present a unified account of many classes of integrals including the Lebesgue-Bochner, Denjoy-Perron gauge, Denjoy-Hincin, Cesaro-Perron, and Marcinkiewicz-Zygmund integrals. Professor Henstock develops here the general axiomatic theory of Riemann-type integration from first principles in such a way that familiar classes of integrals (such as Lebesgue and Wiener integrals) are subsumed into the general theory in a systematic fashion. In particular, the theory seeks to place Feynman integration on a secure analytical footing. By adopting an axiomatic approach, proofs are, in general, simpler and more transparent than have previously appeared. The author also shows how one proof can prove corresponding results for a wide variety of integrals. As a result, this book will be the central reference work in this subject for many years to come.

Culture and Citizenship

Author: Nick Stevenson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761955603

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 4671

`Culture' and `citizenship' are two of the most hotly contested concepts in the social sciences. What are the relationships between them? This book explores the issues of inclusion and exclusion, the market and policy, rights and responsibilities, and the definitions of citizens and non-citizens. Substantive topics investigated in the various chapters include: cultural democracy; intersubjectivity and the unconscious; globalization and the nation state; European citizenship; and the discourses on cultural policy.

Sex on the Brain

12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life

Author: Daniel G. Amen

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0307339084

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 276

View: 9069

The best-selling author of Change Your Brain offers a practical guide to enhancing one's love life, presenting up-to-date information, helpful advice and techniques, and twelve important lessons based on the latest research into brain science. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

The Mating Game

A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage

Author: Pamela C. Regan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483379221

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 472

View: 2845

Pamela C. Regan’s The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage, Third Edition is the only introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience. Encompassing a wide array of disciplines, this comprehensive review of theory and empirical research takes an integrated perspective on the fundamental human experiences of attraction and courtship; mate selection and marriage; and love and sex. Strongly grounded in methodology and research design, the book offers relevant examples and anecdotes along with ample pedagogy that will spark debate and discussion on provocative and complex topics.

The General Theory of Social Relativity

Author: Johanna Drucker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995348363


Page: 93

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Literary Nonfiction. THE GENERAL THEORY OF SOCIAL RELATIVITY deploys quantum theory, which has been used to describe the physical universe for a century, to the social world, and in so doing presents a radically innovative framework for thinking about social processes. In the early 20th century, theories of quantum physics and general relativity exposed the limits of Newton's classical, mechanical, approach to explaining the forces at work in the physical world. But the social sciences, including critical aesthetics rooted in 19th century political theory, remain caught in a mechanistic paradigm. The formulation of the GTSR offers a non-mechanistic approach to the understanding workings of the social world and the affective forces at work in non-linear politics and aesthetics.

Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Author: Allan N. Schore

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039373403X

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 8336

This volume (one of two) is the first presentation of Schore's comprehensive theory in book form, as it has developed since 1994. In 1994 Allan Schore published his groundbreaking book, Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self, in which he integrated a large number of experimental and clinical studies from both the psychological and biological disciplines in order to construct an overarching model of social and emotional development. Since then he has expanded his regulation theory in more than two dozen articles and essays covering multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, attachment, and trauma. Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self contains chapters on neuropsychoanalysis and developmentally oriented psychotherapy. It is absolutely essential reading for all clinicians, researchers, and general readers interested in normal and abnormal human development.

The General Theory of Dirichlet's Series

Author: G. H. Hardy,Marcel Riesz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107493870

Category: Mathematics

Page: 88

View: 6865

Originally published in 1915 as number eighteen in the Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics series, and here reissued in its 1952 reprinted form, this book contains a condensed account of Dirichlet's Series, which relates to number theory. This tract will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of mathematics or in the work of G. H. Hardy.