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Introduction: comprehending Rastafari

Introduction: comprehending Rastafari  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777844
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0001
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What is the appeal of the Rastafari movement? Is it the anti-establishment impulse the Rastas have come to represent? To understand Rastafari we must understand that it arose partly from a ... More
10. Dream consciousness

10. Dream consciousness  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0010
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‘Dream consciousness’ describes how modern sleep science has contributed to the dramatic progress of the last decade in understanding the brain basis of consciousness, and how that ... More
6. Thought gone wrong

6. Thought gone wrong  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778148
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0006
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The organs of thought sometimes go wrong. What is a delusion? What kinds of thoughts are delusions? How can they be explained? ‘Thought gone wrong’ acknowledges that there are no solid ... More
8. The limits of thought

8. The limits of thought  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778148
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0008
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What is the scope of human thought? Is there a limit on what we can grasp in thought? ‘The limits of thought’ focuses on whether there are thoughts that we cannot entrain and whether there ... More
1. Why the mystery?

1. Why the mystery?  

Susan Blackmore

in Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191836206
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10.1093/actrade/9780198794738.003.0001
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What is consciousness? What does it do? Could we have evolved without it? ‘Why the mystery?’ considers the definition of consciousness and how psychologists, neuroscientists, and ... More
2. The human brain

2. The human brain  

Susan Blackmore

in Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191836206
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10.1093/actrade/9780198794738.003.0002
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‘The human brain’ considers the brain as a vast network of connections from which come our extraordinary abilities: perception, learning, memory, reasoning, language, and somehow or ... More
1. What is hermeneutics?

1. What is hermeneutics?  

Jens Zimmermann

in Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191781582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199685356.003.0001
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‘What is hermeneutics?’ begins with the simple answer that hermeneutics means interpretation. But how and why do we interpret? Hermeneutics is the art of understanding and of making oneself ... More
4. Brute thought

4. Brute thought  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778148
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0004
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9780199601721
Do animals think? What do they think about? Can they make predictions? It is clear that there are profound differences between the cognitive capacities of humans and those of non-human ... More
Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction

Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Susan Blackmore

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191836206
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198794738.001.0001
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book
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9780198794738
Consciousness is ‘the last great mystery for science’. How can a physical brain create our experience of the world? What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Could ... More
2. ‘Rastalogy’ and ‘livity’: the principles and practices of Rastafari

2. ‘Rastalogy’ and ‘livity’: the principles and practices of Rastafari  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777844
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0003
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9780199584529
Where do the worldview, symbols, and lifestyles of Rastafari come from? Rastas and scholars of Rastafari employ the term ‘Rastology’ to mean the totality of Rastafarian ideas, and ‘livity’ ... More
3. Grounding, houses, and mansions: social formation of Rastafari

3. Grounding, houses, and mansions: social formation of Rastafari  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777844
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0004
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9780199584529
Rastafari is not like Christian denominations. It is not homogenous. It is not able to regulate the behaviour of its members or dictate their beliefs. It is more like other African diaspora ... More
7. What is a person?

7. What is a person?  

Stephen Mumford

in Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778308
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.003.0008
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9780199657124
‘What is a person?’ asks why a person has special status. What makes a person a different particular from a table or other physical object? Is it intelligence, consciousness, or moral ... More
1. What is thought?

1. What is thought?  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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9780191778148
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0001
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We think all the time. A life devoid of thought would not be recognizably human. It is one thing to think and another to understand thinking. ‘What is thought?’ considers this question by ... More
5. ‘They don’t think like we do’

5. ‘They don’t think like we do’  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778148
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0005
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Are the structures of thought fundamentally invariant across changes of cultural context, or is it true that ‘they’ do not think like ‘we’ do? Most psychologists consider human thought as ... More
7. The ethics of thought

7. The ethics of thought  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778148
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0007
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9780199601721
Under what circumstances are we responsible for our thoughts? How can that responsibility be exercised? ‘The ethics of thought’ examines what lies at the heart of the nature of thought and ... More
4. A grand illusion

4. A grand illusion  

Susan Blackmore

in Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191836206
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10.1093/actrade/9780198794738.003.0004
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9780198794738
Is consciousness an illusion? If so, it isn’t that consciousness doesn’t exist, but that it isn’t what it seems. ‘A grand illusion’ considers change and inattentional blindness, challenging ... More
3. Language, creativity, emotion

3. Language, creativity, emotion  

Margaret A. Boden

in Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191821448
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10.1093/actrade/9780199602919.003.0003
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9780199602919
If AI cannot model language, creativity, and emotion, hopes of artificial general intelligence (AGI) are illusory. These quintessentially ‘human’ areas have been modeled, but only up to a ... More
4. Alienation and reification

4. Alienation and reification  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780190692704
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0005
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9780190692674
‘Alienation and reification’ explores the concepts of alienation and reification in Karl Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, and how this affected 20th century Western ... More
5. The self

5. The self  

Susan Blackmore

in Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191836206
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10.1093/actrade/9780198794738.003.0005
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9780198794738
Who—or what—am I? ‘The self’ shows that this question is intimately bound up with the problem of consciousness because whenever there are conscious experiences it is easy to assume they ... More
3. Time and space

3. Time and space  

Susan Blackmore

in Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191836206
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10.1093/actrade/9780198794738.003.0003
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9780198794738
‘Time and space’ discusses a range of experiments and theories of consciousness including neuroscientist Benjamin Libet’s ‘half second lag’ and the ‘cutaneous rabbit’ illusion, dualism, ... More

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