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bare life

Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's concept for life that has been exposed to what he terms the structure of exception that constitutes contemporary biopower. The term originates in ...

creativity

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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1,365 words

...the same distribution of IQ scores as their fellow students at university. In the American context, the budding scientist of high renown seems typically to be a ‘B+’ student: one who works hard when a topic captures his or her imagination, but otherwise does the bare minimum. Science springs to life for such individuals when they discover that instead of assimilating knowledge created by others, they can create knowledge for themselves—and are hooked from that moment onwards. It is the more detailed studies of thinking that indicate the tensions which underlie...

manners

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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1,635 words

...were translated into most of the European languages, for example the Art de plaire dans la conversation (The Art of Pleasing in Conversation, 1688 ) by Pierre d'Ortigue . The moral pressure of court life ‘to please’ was even apparent in the famous Letters by Lord Chesterfield ( 1694–1773 ), who wrote to his son: ‘By manière I do not mean bare civility; everybody must have that, who would not be kicked out of company: but I mean engaging, insinuating, shining manners: a distinguished politeness, an almost irresistible address’ ( 19 April 1747 )....

cognition, unconscious

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The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

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2010
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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2,846 words

...P. , and Jennings, J. M. (1997). ‘The relation between conscious and unconscious (automatic) influences: a declaration of independence.’ In Cohen, J. and Schooler, J. (eds) Scientific Approaches to Consciousness . Kihlstrom, J. F. (2008). ‘The automaticity juggernaut.’ In Baer, J. et al. (eds) Psychology and Free Will . ——, Barnhardt, T. M. , and Tataryn, D. J. (1992). ‘Implicit perception.’ In Bornstein, R. F. and Pittman, T. S. (eds) Perception Without Awareness: Cognitive, Clinical, and Social Perspectives . ——, Shames, V. A. , and ...

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