Materials of the Mind

Materials of the Mind tells the story of how phrenology changed the world—and how the world changed phrenology. This is a story of skulls from the Arctic, plaster casts from Haiti, books from Bengal, and letters from the Pacific.

Materials of the Mind

Author: James Poskett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022662689X

Page: 368

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Phrenology was the most popular mental science of the Victorian age. From American senators to Indian social reformers, this new mental science found supporters around the globe. Materials of the Mind tells the story of how phrenology changed the world—and how the world changed phrenology. This is a story of skulls from the Arctic, plaster casts from Haiti, books from Bengal, and letters from the Pacific. Drawing on far-flung museum and archival collections, and addressing sources in six different languages, Materials of the Mind is an impressively innovative account of science in the nineteenth century as part of global history. It shows how the circulation of material culture underpinned the emergence of a new materialist philosophy of the mind, while also demonstrating how a global approach to history can help us reassess issues such as race, technology, and politics today.

Material and Mind

In some fields, the medium of work is, in fact, the very medium of thinking—as fabric is for the tailor.

Material and Mind

Author: Christopher Bardt

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026204272X

Page: 392

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An in-depth exploration of the interaction between mind and material world, mediated by language, image, and making—in design, the arts, culture, and science. In Material and Mind, Christopher Bardt delves deeply into the interaction of mind and material world, mediated by language, image, and the process of making. He examines thought not as something “pure” and autonomous but as emerging from working with material, and he identifies this as the source of imagination and creative insight. This takes place as much in such disciplines as cognitive science, anthropology, and poetry as it does in the more obvious painting, sculpture, and design. In some fields, the medium of work is, in fact, the very medium of thinking—as fabric is for the tailor. Drawing on the philosophical notions of the “extended mind” and the “enactive mind,” and looking beyond the world of material-based arts, Bardt investigates the realms in which material and mind interweave through metaphor, representation, projection, analogues, tools, and models. He considers words and their material origins and discusses the paradox of representation. He draws on the design process, scientific discovery, and cultural practice, among others things, to understand the dynamics of human thinking, to illuminate some of the ways we work with materials and use tools, and to demonstrate how our world continues to shape us as we shape it. Finally, he considers the seamless “immaterial” flow of imagery, text, and data and considers the place of material engagement in a digital storm.

Raw Materials for the Mind

Presents a philosophical look at why classrooms must change in the information age and discusses the part that technology, specifically the Internet, plays in this revolution.

Raw Materials for the Mind

Author: David F. Warlick



Page: 292

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Presents a philosophical look at why classrooms must change in the information age and discusses the part that technology, specifically the Internet, plays in this revolution.

Automated Ecologies Towards an Adaptive Ecology of Mind Material and Intelligent Machines in Architecture

33 - Bruce Sterling To approach the idea of the material and immaterial in an
automated, machine-enabled ecology in architecture, perhaps it is best to revisit
the origins of digitisation and digital fabrication in the context of architectural ...

Automated Ecologies  Towards an Adaptive Ecology of Mind  Material and Intelligent Machines in Architecture

Author: Augustine Ong Wing

Publisher: Augustine Ong Wing


Page: 51

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Popular notions of sustainability in architecture and urbanism idealizes nature as primary over the mediated complexity that is inevitable in a modern city's functioning. More specifically, contemporary ecological debates and models have failed to sufficiently account for the convergence of computers, automation and machine intelligence with the physical and social environments that is gradually emerging in the post-digital condition. The following publication takes an ecological view to interpret critically the micro-ecology of Amazon's automated warehouses which rely on adaptive machine intelligence which is further examined critically within the framework of cybernetic systems. Paradoxically, it also happens to thrive within the logic of the dominant global mode of consumption and production which is capitalism. Most importantly, this relational ecology lies at the intersection of the mediated complexity where the digital and physical worlds meet.

Inclusion in the Secondary School Support Materials for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders ASD

Teach Mind Mapping ' Mind Maps® ' were invented by Tony Buzan . They use a
combination of key words , colour and visual images to record everything that can
be remembered about a particular topic on a single sheet of paper .

Inclusion in the Secondary School Support Materials for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders  ASD

Author: Penny Kershaw

Publisher: National Autistic Society

ISBN: 9781905722020

Page: 60

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Packed with useful strategies and photocopiable work materials, this book will be useful for SENCOs and the mainstream staff. The ideas and methods suggested by authors will benefit a whole range of the students in the school, not only children with an ASD.

Cases Materials on Criminal Law

( 2 ) If not , what direction ought to be given to a jury as to the approach to be
taken to selfinduced intoxication which was present at the material time in
conjunction with an abnormality of mind which falls within s 2 ( 1 ) of the 1957 Act
? Lord ...

Cases   Materials on Criminal Law

Author: Michael T. Molan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781859419359

Page: 709

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This new edition of Cases and Materials on Criminal Law has been thoroughly updated to provide a comprehensive selection of key materials drawn from law reports, legislation, Law Commission consultation papers and reports, and Home Office publications. Clear and highly accessible, this volume is presented in a coherent structure and provides full coverage of the topics commonly found in the criminal law syllabus. The range of thoughtfully selected materials and authoritative commentary ensures that this book provides an essential collection of materials and analysis to stimulate the reader and assist in the study of this difficult and challenging area of law. New features include: revised text design with clear page layout, headings and boxed and shaded sections to aid navigation and readability chapter introductions to highlight the salient features under discussion short chapter table of contents to enable easier navigation "Comments and Questions" sections to encourage students to reflect on their reading expanded further reading to encourage students to engage further with the subject a Companion Website to provide regular updates to the book. Recent decisions of note that are extracted and analysed include R v Kennedy (manslaughter based on supply of heroin); Attorney General for Jersey v Holley (provocation); R v Mark and R v Willoughby (elements of killing by gross negligence); R v Barnes (consent as a defence to sporting injuries); Attorney General's Reference (No 3 of 2004) (accessorial liability) and R v Hatton (intoxicated mistake in self defence cases). Consideration is also given to the likely changes to the law relating to corporate manslaughter, at the time of writing contained in the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill currently before Parliament. Two major law reform publications are extensively extracted and contextualised in this 4th edition - the Law Commission's report on Murder, Manslaughter and Infanticide (Law Com No 304) and the Law Commission's Report on Inchoate Liability for Assisting and Encouraging Crime (Law Com 300). This book is an invaluable reference for students on undergraduate or CPE/PG Diploma in Law criminal law courses, particularly those studying independently or on distance learning programmes.

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

Both Dan/Vin and Cabanis agreed that sensations provided by internal as well as
external organs constitute the construction materials of the mind, a position
reflected in the lines from “Tintern Abbey” quoted above. (Richardson 2001: 67-
71) ...

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

Author: Charles Mahoney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390643

Page: 640

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Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available

Philosophy of Mind

First, living things such as human beings are exhaustively decomposable into
fundamental physical particles or materials of the sort described by physics – the
very same fundamental physical materials found in nonliving things.

Philosophy of Mind

Author: William Jaworski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444397581

Page: 520

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Philosophy of Mind introduces readers to one of the liveliest fields in contemporary philosophy by discussing mind-body problems and the various solutions to them. It provides a detailed yet balanced overview of the entire field that enables readers to jump immediately into current debates. Treats a wide range of mind-body theories and arguments in a fair and balanced way Shows how developments in neuroscience, biology, psychology, and cognitive science have impacted mind-body debates Premise-by-premise arguments for and against each position enable readers to grasp the structure of each argument quickly and easily Diagrams and illustrations help readers absorb the more complex ideas Bibliographic essays at the end of each chapter bring readers up to date on the latest literature Written in a clear, easy to read style that is free of technical jargon, and highly accessible to a broad readership The only book to explain systematically how a hylomorphic theory such as Aristotle’s can contribute to current mind-body debates and vie with current mind-body theories Online chapters on free will and the philosophy of persons make the book a flexible teaching tool for general and introductory philosophy courses - available at

The Innovative Use of Materials in Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Materials. in. Mind. A book about the history, theory and performance of materials
draws its arguments through principles. Questioning why a particular material
may be chosen based on its fundamental properties, I believe, leads to using that

The Innovative Use of Materials in Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Author: Caren Yglesias

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476614644

Page: 216

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This book is about materials. The fundamental properties and technical aspects are reviewed within a context of a material’s history, the theories of its meaning and making, and its use. Information about the sustainability aspects of each material is included (as a critical necessity in construction). Innovative design comes from an understanding of materials for what they are, how they have been used in the past, and how they can support human activity. The author provides essential information to students and professionals concerned with advancing their design at a time when the consumption of natural resources and the consequences of wasteful practices are of urgent concern. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Mind and its World

T2 and T3 provide the materials for Descartes' answers to Ql and Q3: according
to him, a mind is essentially a thinking and reasoning substance with the
potential for using language if connected to a suitable body (T3). Thinking and
reasoning ...

The Mind and its World

Author: Gregory McCulloch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134827857

Page: 240

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Group Mind

Nothing which belongs to the mind exists , at least not in the material world . Mind
is a dimension of ... From simple materials it is possible to build a machine , a
mechanical arrangement of parts without will . It is not possible to build an animal

The Group Mind

Author: Stephen P. Fishelman

Publisher: Freund Publishing House Ltd.

ISBN: 9789652941299

Page: 168

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History of Strength of Materials

During the preparation of the book for publication , considerable material was
added to the initial contents of the lectures , but the general character of the
course remained unchanged . In writing the book , I had in mind principally those

History of Strength of Materials

Author: Stephen Timoshenko

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486611877

Page: 452

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Strength of materials is that branch of engineering concerned with the deformation and disruption of solids when forces other than changes in position or equilibrium are acting upon them. The development of our understanding of the strength of materials has enabled engineers to establish the forces which can safely be imposed on structure or components, or to choose materials appropriate to the necessary dimensions of structures and components which have to withstand given loads without suffering effects deleterious to their proper functioning. This excellent historical survey of the strength of materials with many references to the theories of elasticity and structures is based on an extensive series of lectures delivered by the author at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Timoshenko explores the early roots of the discipline from the great monuments and pyramids of ancient Egypt through the temples, roads, and fortifications of ancient Greece and Rome. The author fixes the formal beginning of the modern science of the strength of materials with the publications of Galileo's book, "Two Sciences," and traces the rise and development as well as industrial and commercial applications of the fledgling science from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century. Timoshenko fleshes out the bare bones of mathematical theory with lucid demonstrations of important equations and brief biographies of highly influential mathematicians, including: Euler, Lagrange, Navier, Thomas Young, Saint-Venant, Franz Neumann, Maxwell, Kelvin, Rayleigh, Klein, Prandtl, and many others. These theories, equations, and biographies are further enhanced by clear discussions of the development of engineering and engineering education in Italy, France, Germany, England, and elsewhere. 245 figures.

Materials Sc

The field acting on the atom A by the atom Bi Mind ( 6.38 ) 2περα ? where u =
Mind , since the dipole is an induced one . The field produced at A by dipole on B
, is equal to that produced by B2 . The atoms are separated by a distance a .

Materials Sc

Author: Rajendran V

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780070583696


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Opening the Mind or Drawing Boundaries

In any given classroom, any number of activities is often in progress, frequently
centered on different types of teaching materials. As a rule it can be assumed that
the teacher's view of what teaching resources are suitable will also have an ...

Opening the Mind or Drawing Boundaries

Author: Thorsteinn Helgason

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3862340619

Page: 283

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History texts studied by students in schools are an important field for drawing boundaries between nations, beliefs, ethnic groups and countries, sometimes causing disputes and protests. Even in the democratic and peaceful Nordic countries, history texts carry a message of authorized content knowledge and situated values. At the same time, they are meant to foster the critical mind, a skillfull eye and a tolerant spirit.In this volume, scholars from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden explore the question of “Us and the Others” in Nordic textbooks and educational media and focus on teachers’ opinions and use of history texts, partly based on a survey among Nordic history teachers in elementary and secondary schools. The questions dealt with are of national identity and multiculturalism, sameness and difference, content and pedagogy, skills and values, goals of history education and teachers’ situations. The scholars and teachers compare the educational and societal aims with the actual teaching materials at hand. The potentialities and limitations of textbooks and other educational media are investigated and discussed.

Materials Research

Materials Research Laboratory, Shil ... mostly towards design, fabrication and
characterization of developed materials keeping in mind these two parameters.
Also ...

Materials Research


Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788177644500

Page: 676

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Contributed articles with reference to India.

Natural Sc Techn Gr4 Tg

They place the correct icons on the mind maps . If they are unsure , they can put a
question mark next to the item . Each group should then discuss their decisions
with the class . Discuss which materials they would consider modern and ...

Natural Sc   Techn Gr4 Tg


Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 9781869281335


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