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The Conquest of Happiness: The Scientific Method Applied to Human Condition - Book IV
Price: Free! Words: 45,380. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2018. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Essay » Political
The pursuit of happiness is, generally, identified with: the search for success and well-being. Success and well-being, however, reveals itself as a very labile and unsatisfactory surrogate, of the dreamed and longed happiness. Achieving a stable, conscious and fully satisfying happiness, implies a profound transformation of the human condition.
Comments on Sasha Newell's Article (2018) "The Affectiveness of Symbols"
Series: Re-Articulations. Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Anthropology
In the February 2018 issue of Current Anthropology, Sasha Newell, a Professor in Brussels, Belgium, publishes an essay with the subtitle, "Materiality, Magicality, and the Limits of the Antisemiotic Turn". These comments re-articulate Newell's argument using models based on the category-based nested form. In the process, the interventional sign is discovered.
Semillas y Soliloquios
Price: Free! Words: 42,150. Language: Spanish. Published: March 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Essay » Author profile
El libro busca llegar a un público de cierta amplitud con una propuesta intrínseca y reflexiva para con la filosofía y el amor a aquél andar de camino que pretende todo hombre en cuanto cuitado se somete a la auto-reflexión. Dividido en dos partes, una enfocada en el trato de filosofía a través de la literatura y luego la otra en la cual se posa luz cenital sobra la filosofía de manera personal.
The Human Niche
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,210. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
What is an adaptation? What is a niche? The category-based nested form turns out to be useful in relating the two. An adaptation exploits a niche. A niche is the potential of an actuality independent of the adapting species. What is the human niche? What is the potential, independent of the hominins, that sculpts humanity through many generations. Here is a scientific hypothesis.
Comments on Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky's Book (2016) Why Only Us?
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky's book, Why Only Us?, is subtitled: Language and Evolution. This collection of essays addresses the evolution of language from the point of view of computational systems and generative grammar, the expertise of each author respectively. These comments offer a category-based alternative.
Comments on Steven Mithen's Book (1996) The Prehistory of The Mind
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
These comments address a book by an archaeologist, Steven Mithen, about human evolution. Mithen presents two evocative analogies for the mental evolution of hominins. The first is a play in four acts. The second is the historical evolution of church architecture. This work comments using the special vocabulary of the category-based nested form. The human niche is proposed.
Auroras, Petroglyphs, and Pagans
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,310. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Astrophysics
Some researchers demonstrated ancient myths and religions are similar across the world. Other researchers have known that ancient petroglyph images are similar everywhere. What was not known until recently was that scientists could reproduce the petroglyph images in the plasma laboratory. Well-documented information here explains why those images often led to pagan religious explanations.
Comments on Clive Gamble, John Gowlett and Robin Dunbar’s Book (2014) Thinking Big
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
These comments address a 2014 book by three British researchers, on the evolution of language and mind. The subtitle is: How the Evolution of Social Live Shaped the Human Mind. My goal is to re-articulate their arguments using the category-based nested form and the first singularity.
Metal Skeleton
Price: Free! Words: 15,400. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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An oil tanker lost at sea. An entire village in the Amazon gone without a trace. A single body washes ashore in Lima, Peru. An unlikely team of an anthropologist, a police officer and an FBI agent search for answers, and find themselves on a mysterious artificial island. What they discover appears to be a social experiment gone wrong. Or maybe it is going exactly as planned…
Daily LIfe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2017 by Marfa House. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Native American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 17th Century
Feared by settlers and natives alike, the Shawnee tribe have been misunderstood by people throughout history. Who were these conservative people? What was their daily life like? How were their villages organized? This informative book will answer these questions and more in the first volume of the We are Shawnee series.