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The Illusion of Certainty: How the Flawed Beliefs of Religion Harm Our Culture

James T Houk · Prometheus Books
Pages: 381
Format: Paperback

In this examination of religion's influence on society, an anthropologist critiques fundamentalism and all mindsets based on rigid cultural certainties. The author argues that the future can only be safeguarded by a global humanistic outlook that recognizes and respects differing cultural...
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What We Think About When We Think About Soccer

Simon Critchley · Penguin Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

You play soccer. You watch soccer. You live soccer You breathe soccer. But do you think about soccer?Soccer is the world's most popular sport, inspiring the absolute devotion of countless fans around the globe. But what is it about soccer that makes it so compelling to watch, discuss,...
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Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate

Sue Scheff · Sourcebooks
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"Engaging, sharp, and important -- Shame Nation will inspire you to open your eyes and be better." -- Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions and Deputy Director of Intelligence on CBS' HuntedIn today's digitally driven world, disaster is only a click away. A rogue...
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Ancestors: Who We Are and Where We Come From

David Hertzel · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

People involve their ancestors in every aspect of culture. Individuals and societies worldwide and throughout history have incorporated ancestors into rituals public and private, religious and secular. Societies often organize their aristocracies, tribes, and other kinship groups around...
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Beyond ADHD: Overcoming the Label and Thriving

Jeff Emmerson · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

Beyond ADHD weaves Emmerson's personal story of his ADHD diagnosis, exploring along the way the latest medical, scientific and societal explanations and tools for managing and living with the condition. Including interviews with a number of experts at the forefront of next-generation...
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Chronicles of a Liquid Society

UMBERTO ECO · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A posthumous collection of essays by the great novelist, essayist, literary critic, and philosopher Umberto Eco. Umberto Eco began writing a regular column called "La Bustina di Minerva" for the Italian weekly magazine L'Espresso in 1985. Its title referred to a brand of matchbook...
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The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought

Dennis Carl Rasmussen · Princeton University Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The story of the greatest of all philosophical friendships -- and how it influenced modern thoughtDavid Hume is widely regarded as the most important philosopher ever to write in English, but during his lifetime he was attacked as "the Great Infidel" for his skeptical religious...
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Living with Robots

Paul Dumouchel · Harvard University Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Living with Robots recounts a foundational shift in the field of robotics, from artificial intelligence to artificial empathy, and foreshadows an inflection point in human evolution. Today's robots engage with human beings in socially meaningful ways, as therapists, trainers, mediators,...
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Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion

EFuller Torrey · Columbia University Press
Pages: 291
Format: Hardcover

Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans. Atheist, humanist, and materialist critics, meanwhile, have attempted to turn theology on its head, claiming that religion is a human invention. In this book, E. Fuller Torrey draws on cutting-edge neuroscience...
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Getting Ahead of ADHD: What Next-Generation Science Says about Treatments That Work―and How You Can Make Them Work for Your Child

Joel T Nigg · The Guilford Press
Pages: 299
Format: Paperback

Does toxic pollution cause attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ? What about screen use? Are alternative treatments worth exploring? Can dietary changes help? From leading ADHD researcher Joel T. Nigg, this book presents exciting treatment advances grounded in the new science...
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