In Thinking of Others, Ted Cohen argues that the ability to imagine oneself as another person is an indispensable human capacity--as essential to moral awareness as it is to literary appreciation--and that this talent for identification is ...
Author: Ted Cohen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
In Thinking of Others, Ted Cohen argues that the ability to imagine oneself as another person is an indispensable human capacity--as essential to moral awareness as it is to literary appreciation--and that this talent for identification is the same as the talent for metaphor. To be able to see oneself as someone else, whether the someone else is a real person or a fictional character, is to exercise the ability to deal with metaphor and other figurative language. The underlying faculty, Cohen argues, is the same--simply the ability to think of one thing as another when it plainly is not. In an engaging style, Cohen explores this idea by examining various occasions for identifying with others, including reading fiction, enjoying sports, making moral arguments, estimating one's future self, and imagining how one appears to others. Using many literary examples, Cohen argues that we can engage with fictional characters just as intensely as we do with real people, and he looks at some of the ways literature itself takes up the question of interpersonal identification and understanding. An original meditation on the necessity of imagination to moral and aesthetic life, Thinking of Others is an important contribution to philosophy and literary theory.
A young boy named Niko shares what it means to be thoughtful. Throughout the story, characters practice thoughtfulness and express how being thoughtful makes us feel.
Author: Loren Noble
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A young boy named Niko shares what it means to be thoughtful. Throughout the story, characters practice thoughtfulness and express how being thoughtful makes us feel. Book contains: positive language, emotional awareness, simple wording and illustrations. A fun and educational book for ages 2 and up.
In the process of putting this book together I sought input from various people as I was getting close to finalizing this project but out of respect to all that will purchase and read this material I reserve the crediting and discrediting ...
Author: Miguel A. Ornelas S.
Throughout the ages people have used ancient scripture, made reference to the words of past queens and kings or have attempted to validate their claims by documenting bits and pieces from recognizable authority figures to support their ideas and writings. I believe that to a high degree it is done to give their perspective validity. In a deeper sense it may potentially be used to corner the reader to a predetermined train of thought. You see every book I read and each topic I researched had what I interpreted as a biased representation of facts. The author or writer seemed to lead and tailor their writing to their way of thinking; how they viewed life, which in the grand scheme of things that is why people write. I am doing neither and desire to have you be the judge. In the process of putting this book together I sought input from various people as I was getting close to finalizing this project but out of respect to all that will purchase and read this material I reserve the crediting and discrediting of the material to be left in your hands. I took on this endeavor as a ‘bucket list’ item but along the way I began to feel obligated to share some insight, my insight on the many topics that I will be touching on throughout the book but the more I began to read up on and write about the clearer the message that I was to deliver became. My wish is that you open your mind and take what is been read, what is being talked about and what is being seen and regardless of the person writing, saying or doing those things, you take it in. Reason with it. Seek to understand it. Once you’ve done that form your own conclusion. After all it is your life, your thoughts and your beliefs. The idea behind what I have written is that you expand your belief system to accept things that resonate with your own thoughts because there is only one you in this universe and my wish is that you become the best you that you can be by being the only person that sets limits to your belief system. May your life be that of continuous growth.
In Savages, Romans, and Despots, Robert Launay takes us on a fascinating tour of early modern and modern history in an attempt to untangle how various depictions of “foreign” cultures and civilizations saturated debates about religion, ...
Author: Robert Launay
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
From the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, Europeans struggled to understand their identity in the same way we do as individuals: by comparing themselves to others. In Savages, Romans, and Despots, Robert Launay takes us on a fascinating tour of early modern and modern history in an attempt to untangle how various depictions of “foreign” cultures and civilizations saturated debates about religion, morality, politics, and art. Beginning with Mandeville and Montaigne, and working through Montesquieu, Diderot, Gibbon, Herder, and others, Launay traces how Europeans both admired and disdained unfamiliar societies in their attempts to work through the inner conflicts of their own social worlds. Some of these writers drew caricatures of “savages,” “Oriental despots,” and “ancient” Greeks and Romans. Others earnestly attempted to understand them. But, throughout this history, comparative thinking opened a space for critical reflection. At its worst, such space could give rise to a sense of European superiority. At its best, however, it could prompt awareness of the value of other ways of being in the world. Launay’s masterful survey of some of the Western tradition’s finest minds offers a keen exploration of the genesis of the notion of “civilization,” as well as an engaging portrait of the promises and perils of cross-cultural comparison.
In Mindwise, renowned psychologist Nicholas Epley shows that this incredible capacity for inferring what others are thinking and feeling is, however sophisticated, still prone to critical errors.
Author: Nicholas Epley
Publisher: Penguin UK
Arguably our brain's greatest sense is the ability to understand the minds of others - our sixth sense. In Mindwise, renowned psychologist Nicholas Epley shows that this incredible capacity for inferring what others are thinking and feeling is, however sophisticated, still prone to critical errors. We often misread social situations, misjudge others' characters, or guess the wrong motives for their actions. Drawing on the latest in psychological research, Epley suggests that only by learning more about our sixth sense will we have the humility to overcome these errors and understand others as they actually are instead of as we imagine them to be.
In this timely book, Dag Heward-Mills challenges you to go beyond thinking about yourself and think of others also! Love others also! Consider others also! Care about others also! Live for others also!
Author: Dag Heward-Mills
Publisher: Dag Heward-Mills
The Bible admonishes us to: "look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others"(Phillippians 2:4). In this timely book, Dag Heward-Mills challenges you to go beyond thinking about yourself and think of others also! Love others also! Consider others also! Care about others also! Live for others also! Jesus came to die for us because He thought about "others". I want to be more like Him. Do you want to be like Jesus?
'If you ever wanted to know how a mentalist can tell what is in your mind, then this is the book for you.' - Joe Navarro, author of the international bestseller What Every Body is Saying
Author: Henrik Fexeus
Publisher: Hachette UK
'A fascinating tour around the world of hidden signals and communication by Sweden's foremost mentalist. Use this wisely!' - Derren Brown Learning to mind read isn't as out there as it may sound. In every interaction we have, we give away a range of non-verbal signals, often more powerful than the words we say. The Art of Reading Minds teaches you how to influence others, bringing them round to your way of thinking. Rooted in cognitive psychology, Henrik Fexeus explains how readers can find out what another person feels - and consequently control that individual's thoughts and beliefs. Short, snappy chapters cover subjects like: Contradictory signs and what they mean How you flirt with people without even knowing it Methods of suggestion and undetectable influence How to plant and trigger emotional states Fexeus offers practical tips to master the art of persuasion, which will boost your confidence both in personal and professional settings. Simple exercises throughout the book will heighten your self-awareness, revealing how you are perceived by others. Whether you want to get a promotion, negotiate a pay rise, network like a pro, find romance or spot when someone is lying, The Art of Reading Minds shows you how to uncover what people are really saying. 'If you ever wanted to know how a mentalist can tell what is in your mind, then this is the book for you.' - Joe Navarro, author of the international bestseller What Every Body is Saying
Other people provide comfort and protection and funny faces; they are the most
important parts of our environment. Through years ... Others believe mind reading
is more organic, and that the term “theory of mind" is misleading. They propose a
Author: Matthew Hutson
In this witty and perceptive debut, a former editor at Psychology Today shows us how magical thinking makes life worth living. Psychologists have documented a litany of cognitive biases- misperceptions of the world-and explained their positive functions. Now, Matthew Hutson shows us that even the most hardcore skeptic indulges in magical thinking all the time-and it's crucial to our survival. Drawing on evolution, cognitive science, and neuroscience, Hutson shows us that magical thinking has been so useful to us that it's hardwired into our brains. It encourages us to think that we actually have free will. It helps make us believe that we have an underlying purpose in the world. It can even protect us from the paralyzing awareness of our own mortality. In other words, magical thinking is a completely irrational way of making our lives make rational sense. With wonderfully entertaining stories, personal reflections, and sharp observations, Hutson reveals our deepest fears and longings. He also assures us that it is no accident his surname contains so many of the same letters as this imprint.
" -Midwest Book Review "This book is practical, useful, and insightful, and it will make a difference in your life." -Richard L. Weaver II, PhD, author, And Then Some: Essays to Entertain, Motivate, and Inspire!
Author: Kevin Hogan
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Using techniques from hypnosis, neurolinguistic programming, the Bible, and the greatest salespeople in history, Hogan empowers you to improve all areas of your life.
We are always different from ourselves and from others—and continually
becoming so—and this, in Emerson's view is ... A man's style is his intellectual
Voice, he wrote in his journal in 1825, when he was twenty-two, and also thinking
of his ...
Author: Michael D. Hurley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
What is 'style', and how does it relate to thought in language? It has often been treated as something merely linguistic, independent of thought, ornamental; stylishness for its own sake. Or else it has been said to subserve thought, by mimicking, delineating, or heightening ideas that are already expressed in the words. This ambitious and timely book explores a third, more radical possibility in which style operates as a verbal mode of thinking through. Rather than figure thought as primary and pre-verbal, and language as a secondary delivery system, style is conceived here as having the capacity to clarify or generate thinking. The book's generic focus is on non-fiction prose, and it looks across the long nineteenth century. Leading scholars survey twenty authors to show where writers who have gained reputations as either 'stylists' or as 'thinkers' exploit the interplay between 'the what' and 'the how' of their prose. The study demonstrates how celebrated stylists might, after all, have thoughts worth attending to, and that distinguished thinkers might be enriched for us if we paid more due to their style. More than reversing the conventional categories, this innovative volume shows how 'style' and 'thinking' can be approached as a shared concern. At a moment when, especially in nineteenth-century studies, interest in style is re-emerging, this book revaluates some of the most influential figures of that age, re-imagining the possible alliances, interplays, and generative tensions between thinking, thinkers, style, and stylists.
This is an inspiring book that not only documents the achievements of people with various learning differences, but reveals their great potential -- especially in a new digital age where traditional clerical and academic skills are less and ...
Author: Thomas G. West
Publisher: Prometheus Books
For over 25 years, Thomas G. West has been a leading advocate for the importance of visual thinking, visual technologies and the creative potential of individuals with dyslexia and other learning differences. In this new book, he investigates how different kinds of brains and different ways of thinking can help to make discoveries and solve problems in innovative and unexpected ways. West focuses on what he has learned over the years from a group of extraordinarily creative, intelligent, and interesting people -- those with dyslexia, Asperger's syndrome, and other different ways of thinking, learning, and working. He shows that such people can provide important insights missed by experts as they also can prevent institutional "group think." Based on first-person accounts, West tells stories that include a dyslexic paleontologist in Montana, a special effects tech who worked for Pink Floyd and Kiss and who is now an advocate for those with Asperger's syndrome, a group of dyslexic master code breakers in a British electronic intelligence organization, a Colorado livestock handling expert who has become a forceful advocate for those with autism and a family of dyslexics and visual thinkers in Britain that includes four winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics. He also discusses persistent controversies and the unfolding science. This is an inspiring book that not only documents the achievements of people with various learning differences, but reveals their great potential -- especially in a new digital age where traditional clerical and academic skills are less and less important while an ability to think in pictures and to understand patterns using high-level computer information visualizations is rapidly increasing in value in the global economic marketplace.
In some contexts , the person may have some difficulty accepting the direction or
opinions of others . The person who has a “ self ” authority pattern will have
thinking strategies that respond to statements from other people such as “ Only
Author: Gerry H. Waller
An innovative approach to helping individuals and teams think better, designed for organizational human resource executives, performance consultants, and employees themselves.