A General Theory of Love

A General Theory of Love
Author: Thomas Lewis,Fari Amini,Richard Lannon
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307424341
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This original and lucid account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being draws on the latest scientific research. Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain. A General Theory of Love demonstrates that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood, our brains actually link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that alters the very structure of our brains, establishes life-long emotional patterns, and makes us, in large part, who we are. Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child’s developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy.

A General Theory of Love

A General Theory of Love
Author: Thomas Lewis,Fari Amini,Richard Lannon
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780375709227
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Release: 2001
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Debunking Freudian theory, the authors of this groundbreaking analysis of the biological underpinnings of love offer a new paradigm for understanding the human "heart", redefining family ties, community, and romance in the process. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

A General Theory of Love

A General Theory of Love
Author: Thomas Lewis,Fari Amini,Richard Lannon
Pages: 274
ISBN: 0375503897
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Release: 2000
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the nature of love and how the brain is the source and conduit of emotions such as love and emotional intimacy

A General Theory of Love

A General Theory of Love
Author: Thomas Lewis,Fari Amini,Richard Lannon
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0307424340
Available:
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Random House of Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing comparisons to the most eloquent science writing of our day, three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain. The result is an original, lucid, at times moving account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being. A General Theory of Love draws on the latest scientific research to demonstrate that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood, our brains actually link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that alters the very structure of our brains, establishes life-long emotional patterns, and makes us, in large part, who we are. Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child’s developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A General Theory of Oblivion

A General Theory of Oblivion
Author: Jose Eduardo Agualusa
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780914671329
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Release: 2015-12-15
Editor: Archipelago
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As the country goes through various political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil war to peace and capitalism, the world outside seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of someone peeing on a balcony, or a man fleeing his pursuers. A General Theory of Oblivion is a perfectly crafted, wild patchwork of a novel, playing on a love of storytelling and fable.

A General Theory of Emotions and Social Life

A General Theory of Emotions and Social Life
Author: Warren D. TenHouten
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781134229086
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Release: 2006-11-22
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Founded upon the psychoevolutionary theories of Darwin, Plutchik and Izard, a general socioevolutionary theory of the emotions - affect-spectrum theory - classifies a wide spectrum of the emotions and analyzes them on the sociological, psychological and neurobiological levels. This neurocognitive sociology of the emotions supersedes the major theoretical perspectives developed in the sociology of emotions by showing primary emotions to be adaptive reactions to fundamental problems of life which have evolved into elementary social relationships and which can predict occurrences of the entire spectrum of primary, complex secondary, and tertiary emotions. Written by leading social theorist Warren D. TenHouten, this book presents an encyclopaedic classification of the emotions, describing forty-six emotions in detail, and presenting a general multilevel theory of emotions and social life. The scope of coverage of this key work is highly topical and comprehensive, and includes the development of emotions in childhood, symbolic elaboration of complex emotions, emotions management, violence, and cultural and gender differences. While primary emotions have clearly defined valences, this theory shows that complex emotions obey no algebraic law and that all emotions have both creative and destructive potentialities.

The Quest for a General Theory of Leadership

The Quest for a General Theory of Leadership
Author: George R. Goethals,Georgia Jones Sorenson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781847202932
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Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book represents a most robust look at the study of leadership while representing multiple disciplines in a quest to find agreement about leadership and theory. Russ Volckmann, International Leadership Review In this compelling book, top scholars from diverse fields describe the progress they have made in developing a general theory of leadership. Led by James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winning author of the classic Leadership (1978), they tell the story of this intellectual venture and the conclusions and questions that arose from it. The early chapters describe how, in order to discuss an integrative theory, the group first wrestled with the nature of theory as well as basic aspects of the human condition that make leadership necessary and possible. They then tackle topics such as: the many faces of power woven into the leadership fabric; crucial elements of group dynamics and the leader follower relationship; ethical issues lying at the heart of leadership; constructivist perspectives on leadership, causality, and social change; and the historical and cultural contexts that influence and are influenced by leadership. The book concludes with a commentary by Joanne Ciulla and an Afterword by James MacGregor Burns. The contributors thorough coverage of leadership, as well as their approach to this unique undertaking, will be of great interest to leaders, students and scholars of leadership.

A General Theory of International Relations

A General Theory of International Relations
Author: Jayantanuja Bandyopadhyaya
Pages: 291
ISBN: 8170231264
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Release: 1993-09
Editor: Allied Publishers
Language: en

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A General Theory of Trade and Competition

A General Theory of Trade and Competition
Author: Shanker Singham
Pages: 551
ISBN: 9781905017423
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Release: 2007
Editor: Cameron May
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

General Theory of Trade... is the first academic or practitioner text book to establish a general theory of trade and competition and attempts to bring these two disciplines back together. Shanker Singham demonstrates that there is indeed a powerful interface between these two areas and that by understanding this interface practitioners, be they in governments, companies or law and economics firms can succeed in trade negotiations as well as build up support for free trade principles in a time when they are being increasingly challenged. By noting that consumer welfare is enhanced where trade liberalization is accompanied by competitive markets and property rights protection, the author articulates an overall vision in which future policymakers can frame a different kind of trade debate.

The Mating Game

The Mating Game
Author: Pamela C. Regan
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781483379203
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Release: 2016-01-12
Editor: SAGE Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pamela C. Regan’s The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage, Third Edition is the only introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience. Encompassing a wide array of disciplines, this comprehensive review of theory and empirical research takes an integrated perspective on the fundamental human experiences of attraction and courtship; mate selection and marriage; and love and sex. Strongly grounded in methodology and research design, the book offers relevant examples and anecdotes along with ample pedagogy that will spark debate and discussion on provocative and complex topics.

A General Theory of Institutional Change

A General Theory of Institutional Change
Author: Shiping Tang
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781351578059
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Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Institutional change is a central driving force behind social changes, and thus a central topic in all major fields of social sciences. Yet, no general theory of institutional change exists. Drawing from a diverse literature, this book develops a general theory of institutional change, based on a social evolutionary synthesis of the conflict approach and the harmony approach. The book argues that because the whole process of institutional change can be understood as a process of selecting a few ideas and turning them into institutions, competition of ideas and struggle for power to make rules are often at the heart of institutional change. The general theory not only integrates more specific theories and insights on institutional change that have been scattered in different fields into a coherent general theory but also provides fundamental new insights and points to new directions for future research. This book makes a fundamental contribution to all major fields of social sciences: sociology (sociological theory), political sciences, institutional economics, and political theory. It should be of general interest to scholars and students in all major fields of social science.

The General Theory of the Translation Company

The General Theory of the Translation Company
Author: Renato Beninatto,Tucker Johnson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0999289411
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Release: 2018-01-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first book about localization that won't bore you to tears! Renato and Tucker share their decades of combined experience in an entertaining and easy to digest format. Focusing primarily on the management of Language Service Providers (LSPs), this book is a great reference for anybody wanting to know more about the language services industry.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

The General Theory of Employment  Interest  and Money
Author: John Maynard Keynes,General Press
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9789389440621
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Release: 2019-10-05
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, written by legendary author John Maynard Keynes is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This masterpiece was published right after the Great Depression. It sought to bring about a revolution, commonly referred to as the ‘Keynesian Revolution’, in the way economists thought—especially challenging the proposition that a market economy tends naturally to restore itself to full employment on its own. Regarded widely as the cornerstone of Keynesian thought, this book challenged the established classical economics and introduced new concepts. ‘The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money’ transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned.

Love Sense

Love Sense
Author: Dr. Sue Johnson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780316251082
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Release: 2013-12-31
Editor: Little, Brown Spark
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling author of Hold Me Tight presents a revolutionary new understanding of why and how we love, based on cutting-edge research. Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. Love Sense presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our "love sense" -- our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. Love Sense covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more. Based on groundbreaking research, Love Sense will change the way we think about love.

The General Theory of Relativity

The General Theory of Relativity
Author: Anadijiban Das,Andrew DeBenedictis
Pages: 678
ISBN: 9781461436584
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Release: 2012-06-26
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The General Theory of Relativity: A Mathematical Exposition will serve readers as a modern mathematical introduction to the general theory of relativity. Throughout the book, examples, worked-out problems, and exercises (with hints and solutions) are furnished. Topics in this book include, but are not limited to: tensor analysis the special theory of relativity the general theory of relativity and Einstein’s field equations spherically symmetric solutions and experimental confirmations static and stationary space-time domains black holes cosmological models algebraic classifications and the Newman-Penrose equations the coupled Einstein-Maxwell-Klein-Gordon equations appendices covering mathematical supplements and special topics Mathematical rigor, yet very clear presentation of the topics make this book a unique text for both university students and research scholars. Anadijiban Das has taught courses on Relativity Theory at The University College of Dublin, Ireland, Jadavpur University, India, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA, and Simon Fraser University, Canada. His major areas of research include, among diverse topics, the mathematical aspects of general relativity theory. Andrew DeBenedictis has taught courses in Theoretical Physics at Simon Fraser University, Canada, and is also a member of The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. His research interests include quantum gravity, classical gravity, and semi-classical gravity.

The General Theory of Integration

The General Theory of Integration
Author: Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Leverhulme Research Fellow Ralph Henstock,Ralph Henstock
Pages: 262
ISBN: UOM:39015021856110
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Release: 1991
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every good mathematical book stands like a tree with its roots in the past and its branches stretching out towards the future. Whether the fruits of this tree are desirable and whether the branches will be quarried for mathematical wood to build further edifices, I will leave to the judgment of history. The roots of this book take nourishment from the concept of definite integration of continuous functions, where Riemann's method is the high water mark of the simpler theory.

The New Psychology of Love

The New Psychology of Love
Author: Robert J. Sternberg,Karin Sternberg
Pages: 335
ISBN: 9781108475686
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Release: 2018-12-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a much-needed update on the latest theory and research on love supplied by leading scientific experts. It is suitable for psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, sociologists, and anyone with an interest in love and what has been learned from scientific studies of it.

Charlie Anderson s General Theory of Lying

Charlie Anderson s General Theory of Lying
Author: Richard McHugh
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781742538952
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Release: 2015-05-27
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You will recognise somebody you know in this rollicking Tour De Force. For better or worse, you may even recognize yourself . . . Charlie Anderson is sure of himself. He's sure he's the best consultant in town. He's completely sure his clever wife Anna, in line to be the first female CEO in the Bank's history, is the love of his life and his three smart, happy daughters are the centre of his world. And there's no question in his mind he's a first-class liar and seducer. In all things, Charlie knows the rules of the game. But what happens when he meets someone who can outplay him? Or when Anna's rising star threatens to outshine his own? Or when his daughters begin to draw the attention of men – maybe even men like him? Ranging from the politics of the bedroom to the post-GFC economy, Charlie Anderson's General Theory of Lying is a wildly entertaining portrait of coming unstuck. Funny, provoking and confronting, it is a remarkable debut novel that shows us afresh the world we live in now. 'A brutal, funny, ridiculous and sometimes sinister maze of infidelity and moral bankruptcy.' Matthew Condon 'A wry, insightful portrait of the lures and delusions of over-entitlement among the directorate class. The plotting is smart and wickedly original – and knowing.' The Saturday Paper 'A hugely hilarious tale.' Qantas: The Australian Way 'A revealing insight into a privileged life coming apart.' Who Weekly

Love and Other Emotions

Love and Other Emotions
Author: Jason W. Brown
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780429915895
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Release: 2018-03-08
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is an account of the psychology of romantic love in the context of a theory of emotions. The account develops out of studies in brain psychology and the extension to topics in process-philosophy, such as the nature of value and belief, and the central role of feeling in mental process. The approach is subjectivist, that is, from the internal standpoint, and in this respect it differs greatly from the externalist and objectivist trends in modern cognitive science and empiricist philosophy. Love is the ultimate in value, so that a theory of love is also a theory of the nature of value and its relation to feeling, belief, and to drive and desire. The role of intention, reason, and appraisal is critiqued. The relation to other feelings, such as jealousy, envy, anger, loss and grief is discussed in terms of a general theory of emotion and the basis in a process account of the mind/brain state.

Weber Schumpeter and Modern Capitalism

Weber  Schumpeter and Modern Capitalism
Author: John Love
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781315278391
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Release: 2017-07-20
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book provides the groundwork for a general theory of modern capitalism by reinterpreting Max Weber’s work on the origins and institutional underpinnings of modern capitalism, and Joseph Schumpeter’s thought on the mechanisms and functioning of the capitalist economy. Focusing on the lesser-known works of both figures, particularly in the case of Weber, whose writings on economics and economic history are frequently overlooked, the author contends that a combination of Schumpeter’s and Weber’s theoretical schemas, incorporating their many valuable insights, provides the basis of a unified, overall theory of modern capitalism that is comprehensive, coherent and persuasive. With attention to the important theoretical connections between Weber and Schumpeter and the respective contributions of both with regard to the nature and workings of capitalism, the author explores the compatibility of the two approaches, arguing that the full significance of the contributions of the two writers has not been adequately appreciated. A systematic and sympathetic comparison and synthesis of the contributions of two of the central figures in social and economic theory, which highlights the enduring relevance of their work in times of political and economic crisis, Weber, Schumpeter and Modern Capitalism will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in social and economic theory, classical sociology and economic history.