Divine Images Human Visions

The man whose aesthetic sensibility and vision made this pictorial revolution possible was Akbar himself . It was Akbar's curiosity about other religions and cultural traditions that made him take note ... 80 DIVINE IMAGES , HUMAN VISIONS.

Author: Pratapaditya Pal

Publisher: Bayeux Arts Incorporated

ISBN: 189620905X

Category: Art

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Over 150 exquisite color illustrations and text make this account of one of North America's finest South Asian art collections an invaluable guide.
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Visions of the Human

For example, in many ways, its challenge was inherited, indirectly, from John Locke's work on the relationship between seeing and knowing, the limits of visual language, and the notion that human vision is not ontologically veridical.

Author: Tom Slevin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857738912

Category: Art

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In what ways do the artistic avant-garde's representations of the human body reflect the catastrophe of World War I? The European modernists were inspired by developments in the nineteenth-century, yielding new forms of knowledge about the nature of reality and repositioning the human body as the new 'object' of knowledge. New 'visions' of the human subject were created within this transformation. However, modernity's reactionary political climate - for which World War I provided a catalyst - transformed a once liberal ideal between humanity, environment, and technology, into a tool of disciplinary rationalisation. Visions of the Human considers the consequences of this historical moment for the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It explores the ways in which the 'technologies of the self' that inspired the avant-garde were increasingly instrumentalised by conservative politics, urbanism, consumer capitalism and the society of 'the spectacle'. This is an engaging and powerful study which challenges prior ideas and explores new ways of thinking about modern visual culture.
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Visions of the Human in Science Fiction and Cyberpunk

It involves transforming the self into something entirely new, combining technology with human identity. Although human subjectivity is not lost in the process, it is significantly altered.1 In this post-industrial age we are witnesses ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781904710165

Category: Social Science

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This collection of papers joins a growing body of work addressing what are arguably some of the most important questions faced in the 21st century; what does it mean to be human and what do we understand by humanity?
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Latino Hispanic Liaisons and Visions for Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Latino/Hispanic Liaisons and Visions for Human Behavior in the Social Environment Latino/Hispanic Liaisons andVisionsfor Human Behaviorin the Social Environment hasbeen copublished simultaneouslyas JournalofHuman Behavior in ...

Author: Felix G Rivera

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317971597

Category: Social Science

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Add to your knowledge of Latino/Hispanic diversity, attitudes, behaviors, and experiences to provide more effective services! Latino-Hispanic Liaisons and Visions for Human Behavior in the Social Environment dispels pervasive historical and contemporary misconceptions and inaccuracies and highlights the diversity of Latino/Hispanic experiences to help you provide more effective services to those clients. As editors Torres and Rivera point out, “Literature on Latinos/Hispanics reflects a dysfunctional and myopic cultural view in which they are often depicted in stereotypic characteristics and as a homogenous population.” In Latino-Hispanic Liaisons and Visions for Human Behavior in the Social Environment, you’ll find chapters examining: the social ecology of Mexican-American child development caregiver well-being among Cuban and Puerto Rican mothers of mentally retarded adults the adjustment process among Cuban refugee families one Southwestern community’s efforts to create a multiethnic neighborhood coalition against substance abuse a study of changes related to migration, family, and work in Caribbean women’s lives and much more!
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Stories in Post Human Cultures

'Visions'. and. the. (Un)Seeing. of. Class. Rob. Wilkie. Abstract Digital image culture is represented as not just a ... we are said to move away from this universalising humanist vision to a post-human vision which Nicholas Mirzoeff ...

Author: Adam L. Brackin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848882713

Category: Social Science

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Changing European Visions of Disaster and Development

Visions of rewilding without humans are replacing the visions of advanced hydro-engineering inspiring Goethe's Faust. Human retreat characterises the new millennium in Europe. This retreat is starkly evident in the EU's newest member, ...

Author: Vanessa Pupavac

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538144947

Category: Political Science

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Goethe’s 1832 poem Faust offers a vision of humanity realising freedom and prosperity through transcending natural adversity. Changing European Visions of Disaster and Development returns to Faust as a way of exploring the rise and fall of European humanist aspirations to build free and prosperous national political communities protected from natural disasters. Faust stories emerged in early modern Europe linked to the shaking of the traditional religious and political order, and the pursuit of new areas of human knowledge and activity which led to a shift from viewing disasters as acts of God to acts of nature. Faust’s dam building and land reclamation project in Goethe’s poem was inspired by Dutch hydro-engineering and in turn inspired others. Faustian dreams of an engineered future were pursued by the American Yugoslav inventor Nikola Tesla and the country of his birth towards establishing its national independence and escaping the fate of being a borderland. Faust remains a compelling reference point to explore European visions of disaster and development. If Faust captured the European spirit of earlier centuries, what is today’s outlook? Ambitious Faustian development visions to eradicate natural disasters have been replaced by anti-Faustian risk cosmopolitanism sceptical towards human activity in ways counter to building collective protection from disaster. Tesla’s country of birth fears returning to being an insecure borderland of Europe. This powerful and timely book calls for a rekindling of European humanism and Faust’s vision of ‘free people standing on free land’.
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The Evolution of International Human Rights

Focusing on the theme of visions seen by those who dreamed of what might be, Lauren explores the dramatic transformation of a world patterned by centuries of human rights abuses into a global community that now boldly proclaims that the way ...

Author: Paul Gordon Lauren

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812221381

Category: Political Science

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Focusing on the theme of visions seen by those who dreamed of what might be, Lauren explores the dramatic transformation of a world patterned by centuries of human rights abuses into a global community that now boldly proclaims that the way governments treat their own people is a matter of international concern.
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Visions

Such , without entering into details , is the apparatus of human vision ; and such the agent , whose delicate undulations set it in motion and enable it to ...

Author: Edward Hammond Clarke

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ISBN: UOM:39015031384939

Category: Hallucinations and illusions

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The New Human in Literature

This is a study about imagination, aesthetics and ethics that demonstrates literature's capacity to not only imagine the future but portray the conflicting desires between individual and various collectives better than any other media.

Author: Mads Rosendahl Thomsen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441114068

Category: Literary Criticism

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Twentieth-century literature changed understandings of what it meant to be human. Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, in this historical overview, presents a record of literature's changing ideas of mankind, questioning the degree to which literature records and creates visions of the new human. Grounded in the theory of Niklas Luhmann and drawing on canonical works, Thomsen uses literary changes in the mind, body and society to define the new human. He begins with the modernist minds of Virginia Woolf, Williams Carlos Williams and Louis-Ferdinand Celine's, discusses the society-changing concepts envisioned by Chinua Achebe, Mo Yan and Orhan Pamuk. He concludes with science fiction, discussing Don DeLillo and Michel Houellebecq's ideas of revolutionizing man through biotechnology. This is a study about imagination, aesthetics and ethics that demonstrates literature's capacity to not only imagine the future but portray the conflicting desires between individual and various collectives better than any other media. A study that heightens reflections on human evolution and posthumanism.
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Visions a study of false sight pseudopia

Such , without entering into details , is the apparatus of human vision ; and such the agent , whose delicate undulations set it in motion and enable it to ...

Author: Edward Hammond Clarke

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ISBN: STANFORD:24503423309

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The Visions of the Apocalypse and Their Lessons

He sees God - as far as human vision can see Him , though He is ( suggestively ) undescribed — he sees God seated in Royal Council , and with Him , called ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH3XC3

Category: Bible

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Science Wars

Temperament and Visions Similar to Coleridge, economist-philosopher Thomas Sowell (1987) posits that two ... The constrained vision views human activities as constrained by a self-centered and largely unalterable human nature.

Author: Anthony Walsh

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412851633

Category: Science

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Few issues cause academics to disagree more than gender and race, especially when topics are addressed in terms of biological differences. To conduct research in these areas or comment favorably on research can subject one to scorn. When these topics are addressed, they generally take the form of philosophical debates. Anthony Walsh focuses upon such debates and supporting research. He divides parties into biologists and social constructionists, arguing that biologists remain focused on laboratory work, while constructionists are acutely aware of the impact of biologists in contested territories. "Science Wars" introduces the ideas motivating the parties and examines social constructionism and its issues with science. He explores arguments over conceptual tools scientists love and constructionists abhor, and he provides a solid discussion of the co-evolution of genes and culture. Walsh then focuses his attention on gender, how constructionists view it, and the neuroscience explanation of gender differences. Moving to race, Walsh looks at how some have tried to bury the concept of race, while others emphasize it. He considers definitions of race--essentialist, taxonomic, population, and lineage--as they have evolved from the time of the Enlightenment to the present. And finally, he attempts to bring the opposing sides together by pointing out what each can bring to a meaningful discussion.
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Critical issues in the history of spaceflight

9 It is my contention that both the human and robotic space visions contain elements that make them attractive when viewed as continuations of past traditions . The visions do not fare as well when contemplated from the perspective of ...

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Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160877539

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Perfecting Human Futures

This interdisciplinary volume assembles scholars of science and technology studies, sociology, philosophy, theology, ethics, and history to examine imaginations of technological progress that promises to transcend the constraints of human ...

Author: J. Benjamin Hurlbut

Publisher: Springer VS

ISBN: 3658110430

Category: Philosophy

Page: 380

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Humans have always imagined better futures. From the desire to overcome death to the aspiration to dominion over the world, imaginations of the technological future reveal the commitments, values, and norms of those who construct them. Today, the human future is thrown into question by emerging technologies that promise radical control over human life and elicit corollary imaginations of human perfectibility. This interdisciplinary volume assembles scholars of science and technology studies, sociology, philosophy, theology, ethics, and history to examine imaginations of technological progress that promises to transcend the constraints of human body and being. Attending in particular to transhumanist and posthumanist visions, the volume breaks new ground by exploring their utopian and eschatological dimensions and situating them within a broader context of ideas, institutions, and practices of innovation. The volume invites specialists and general readers to explore the stakes of contemporary imaginations of technological innovation as a source of progress, a force of social and historical transformation, and as the defining essence of human life.
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Social Class and Crime

Sowell avers that two contrasting visions in constant conflict with each other have shaped thoughts about the subject matter of the human sciences throughout history: the constrained and unconstrained visions. The constrained vision ...

Author: Anthony Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136918759

Category: Social Science

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Social class has been at the forefront of sociological theories of crime from their inception. It is explicitly central to some theories such as anomie/strain and conflict, and nips aggressively at the periphery of others such as social control theory. Yet none of these theories engage in a systematic exploration of what social class is, how individuals come to be placed in one rung of the class ladder rather than another, or the precise nature of the class-crime relationship. This book avers that the same factors that help to determine a person’s class level also help to determine that person’s risk for committing criminal acts. Social class is a modern outcome of primordial status-striving and requires explanation using the modern tools of genetics, neurobiology, and evolutionary biology, and this is what this book does. Many aspects of criminal behavior can be understood by examining the shared factors that lead to the success or failure in the workplace and to pro- or antisocial activities. A biosocial approach requires reducing sociology’s “master variable” to a lower level analysis to examine its constituent parts, which is resisted by many criminologists as highly controversial. However, this book makes plain that the more we know about the nature side of behavior the more important we find the nurture side to be. It makes clear how the class/crime relationship and criminology in general, can benefit from the biosocial perspective; a perspective that many criminological luminaries expect to be the dominant paradigm for the twenty first century.
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The Review of Austrian Economics

But perhaps Sowell's vision has transmitted Jensen's thoughts to him as well as Burt's. Sowell's reason for excluding moral judgments from ... The two visions differ mainly over what human beings can become, not what they now are like.

Author: Murray N. Rothbard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401734547

Category: Business & Economics

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The Candle of Vision

But this memory cannot be recorded as ours through bodily organs of sight or hearing , nor can imagination make clear to me how any medium could exist in nature which would reflect upon itself as a mirror reflects , or as human vision ...

Author: A. E.

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 0787300047

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1919 We are indeed most miserable when we dream we have no power over circumstance, and I account it the highest wisdom to know this of the living universe that there is no destiny in it other than that we make for ourselves. Some of the Contents: Retrospect; The Earth Breath; Slave of the Lamp; Meditation; Many-Coloured Land; Analytic; Mingling of Natures; Memory of Earth; Imagination; Dreams; Intuition; Power; Earth, etc.
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The Dada Cyborg

In an era when technology, biology & culture are becoming ever more closely connected, 'The Dada Cyborg' explains how the cyborg as we know it today developed between 1918 & 1933 as German artists gave visual form to their utopian hopes & ...

Author: Matthew Biro

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816636198

Category: Art

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In an era when technology, biology & culture are becoming ever more closely connected, 'The Dada Cyborg' explains how the cyborg as we know it today developed between 1918 & 1933 as German artists gave visual form to their utopian hopes & fantasies in a fearful response to World War I.
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Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

... only from the standpoint of the appearance to human vision ; while the human eye ... just as in the preceding seal - visions , the simple admonition is ...

Author: Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR00264075

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Critical and Exegetical Hand book to the New Testament

... from the standpoint of the appearance to human vision ; while the human ... for here , just as in the preceding seal - visions , the simple admonitic ...

Author: Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer

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ISBN: HARVARD:HWBN4X

Category: Bible

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