A Simples Life

This autobiography offers the same humour as his TV ads, giving us the full story of his ancestor's Journey of Courageousness from the Kalahari to Russia.

Author: Aleksandr Orlov

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780091940508

Category: Meerkat

Page: 125

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Aleksandr Orlov has in the last year become one of the most loved figures in British culture and his catchphrase - Simples! - can be heard from the playground to the office. This autobiography offers the same humour as his TV ads, giving us the full story of his ancestor's Journey of Courageousness from the Kalahari to Russia.
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The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism

Van Inwagen's moderate account ofcomposition12holds that ifagroup of material simples is to possess the unity required to compose an object then they must becaught up together in a life and persistence at different times requires ...

Author: Jonathan J. Loose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119375296

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

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A groundbreaking collection of contemporary essays from leading international scholars that provides a balanced and expert account of the resurgent debate about substance dualism and its physicalist alternatives. Substance dualism has for some time been dismissed as an archaic and defeated position in philosophy of mind, but in recent years, the topic has experienced a resurgence of scholarly interest and has been restored to contemporary prominence by a growing minority of philosophers prepared to interrogate the core principles upon which past objections and misunderstandings rest. As the first book of its kind to bring together a collection of contemporary writing from top proponents and critics in a pro-contra format, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism captures this ongoing dialogue and sets the stage for rigorous and lively discourse around dualist and physicalist accounts of human persons in philosophy. Chapters explore emergent, Thomistic, Cartesian, and other forms of substance dualism—broadly conceived—in dialogue with leading varieties of physicalism, including animalism, non-reductive physicalism, and constitution theory. Loose, Menuge, and Moreland pair essays from dualist advocates with astute criticism from physicalist opponents and vice versa, highlighting points of contrast for readers in thematic sections while showcasing today’s leading minds engaged in direct debate. Taken together, essays provide nuanced paths of introduction for students, and capture the imagination of professional philosophers looking to expand their understanding of the subject. Skillfully curated and in touch with contemporary science as well as analytic theology, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism strikes a measured balanced between advocacy and criticism, and is a first-rate resource for researchers, scholars, and students of philosophy, theology, and neuroscience.
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Soul Body and Survival

related in such a way that they are caught up in the life of my body. Let the larger circles represent the life into which the physical simples are caught up. Let the box represent a corpse. Broken lines will represent causal paths.

Author: Kevin Corcoran

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501723520

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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How are soul and body related to one another? Are human beings immaterial souls, or complex physical organisms? Will we survive the death of our bodies? Does only the dualist view allow the possibility of life after death? This collection brings together cutting-edge research on the metaphysics of human nature and the possibility of post-mortem survival. Kevin Corcoran's collection, Soul, Body, and Survival, includes chapters from those who embrace traditional soul-body dualism, those who assert person-body identity, and those who propose entirely new views that fall outside the categories of monism and dualism. The first book to connect the metaphysics of persons with the belief in life after death, thus intersecting with theological as well as philosophical inquiry, it blurs the divide between metaphysics and the philosophy of mind.
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God Mind and Knowledge

But the larger circles represent the life into which the physical simples are caught up. But the box represents a corpse. Broken lines will represent causal paths'.17 What is important to note about this construction is the way life ...

Author: Andrew Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317126454

Category: Philosophy

Page: 202

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The themes of God, Mind and Knowledge are central to the philosophy of religion but they are now being taken up by professional philosophers who have not previously contributed to the field. This book is a collection of original essays by eminent and rising philosophers and it explores the boundaries between philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology. Its introduction will make it accessible to newcomers to the field, especially those approaching it from theology. Many of the book’s topics lie at the focal point of debates - instigated in part by the so-called New Atheists - in contemporary culture about whether it is rational to have religious beliefs, and the role these beliefs can or should play in the life of individuals and of society.
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God Mind and Knowledge

He illustrates this as follows: Corcoran's Illustration of Fission 1 2 3 He explains the illustration: 'let the smaller circles ... represent the physical simples propertied and related in such a way that they are caught up in the life ...

Author: Dr Andrew Moore

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409462101

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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The themes of God, Mind and Knowledge are central to the philosophy of religion but they are now being taken up by professional philosophers who have not previously contributed to the field. This book is a collection of original essays by eminent and rising philosophers and it explores the boundaries between philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology.
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Media Psychology

Perhaps the most notable achievement is the success of an “autobiography” from one meerkat A simples Life: My Life and Times by Aleksandr Orlov and various other merchandise. Technological advances that allow consumers to avoid ...

Author: Gayle Brewer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350312586

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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This edited textbook brings together broad and cutting-edge coverage of the core areas in media psychology for undergraduate, introductory-level students. Covering persuasion and influence, interaction with the media, and representation, the authors draw on specific campaigns and studies to introduce readers to key issues in this fascinating field.
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100 Great Branding Ideas

The agency VCCP created Aleksandr the Russian meerkat, which was then turned into a brilliantly lifelike CGI model by Passion Pictures. You can buy the Aleksandr soft toy and his “autobiography” A Simples Life.

Author: Sarah McCartney

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814382618

Category: Business & Economics

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Every company, product and service is considered to be a brand today. How you manage and grow that brand can make or break your business. This book contains 100 great branding ideas, extracted from the world’s best companies.Ideas provide the fuel for individuals and companies to create value and success. Indeed the power of ideas can even exceed the power of money. One simple idea can be the catalyst to move markets, inspire colleagues and employees, and capture the hearts and imaginations of customers. This book can be that very catalyst. Each branding idea is succinctly described and is followed by advice on how it can be applied to the reader’s own business situation. A simple but potenitally powerful book for anyone seeking new inspiration and that killer application.
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Personal Identity and Resurrection

My corpse is not even a candidate for being me, since it does not participate in a Life.30 Thus we have a story that ... One of the two sets of simples would immediately cease to constitute a life and come instead to compose a corpse, ...

Author: Georg Gasser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317081906

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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What happens to us when we die? According to Christian faith, we will rise again bodily from the dead. This claim raises a series of philosophical and theological conundrums: is it rational to hope for life after death in bodily form? Will it truly be we who are raised again or will it be post-mortem duplicates of us? How can personal identity be secured? What is God's role in resurrection and everlasting life? In response to these conundrums, this book presents the first ever joint work of leading philosophers and theologians on life after death. This is an impressive demonstration of interdisciplinary cooperation between philosophy and theology. Various models are offered which depict what resurrection into an incorruptible post-mortem body might look like. Therefore this book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the doctrine of bodily resurrection - be they philosophers, theologians, scholars in religious studies, or believers interested in examining their faith.
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Structure and the Metaphysics of Mind

Finally, lives count on van Inwagen's view; they operate as principles of unity (121) and persistence (145, 148): what binds the simples that compose me into a single being is that their activity constitutes a life, and what enables me ...

Author: William Jaworski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191066498

Category: Philosophy

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Structure and the Metaphysics of Mind is the first book to show how hylomorphism can be used to solve mind-body problems—persistent problems understanding how thought, feeling, perception, and other mental phenomena fit into the physical world described by our best science. Hylomorphism claims that structure is a basic ontological and explanatory principle. Some individuals, paradigmatically living things, consist of materials that are structured or organized in various ways. Those structures are responsible for individuals being the kinds of things they are, and having the kinds of powers or capacities they have. From a hylomorphic perspective, mind-body problems are byproducts of a worldview that rejects structure. Hylomorphic structure carves out distinctive individuals from the otherwise undifferentiated sea of matter and energy described by our best physics, and it confers on those individuals distinctive powers, including the powers to think, feel, and perceive. A worldview that rejects hylomorphic structure lacks a basic principle which distinguishes the parts of the physical universe that can think, feel, and perceive from those that can't, and without such a principle, the existence of those powers in the physical world can start to look inexplicable and mysterious. But if mental phenomena are structural phenomena, as hylomorphism claims, then they are uncontroversially part of the physical world, for on the hylomorphic view, structure is uncontroversially part of the physical world. Hylomorphism thus provides an elegant way of solving mind-body problems.
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