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Mental As Anything

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Utilizing elements of rockabilly, rock and R&B combined with an energetic live act, the Sydney, Australia-based Mental As Anything has proved a lasting, popular live and recording outfit....

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Mental As Anything

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 349 words.

Utilizing elements of rockabilly, rock and R&B combined with an energetic live act, the Sydney, Australia-based Mental As Anything has

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Mental As Anything

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Utilizing elements of rockabilly, rock and R&B combined with an energetic live act, the Sydney, Australia-based Mental As Anything has proved a lasting, popular live and recording outfit....

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Mental Causation

Cei Maslen, Terry Horgan and Helen Daly.

in The Oxford Handbook of Causation

November 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Metaphysics; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Science. 14880 words.

Mental causation is held so dear because it seems essential in order for people to do anything (at least voluntarily). If one accepts Davidson's view that motivating reasons are causes,...

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Mental Time Travel and the Shaping of the Human Mind

Thomas Suddendorf, Donna Rose Addis and Michael C. Corballis.

in Predictions in the Brain

April 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 7284 words.

This chapter reviews neuroscientific evidence for the continuity of mental time travel into the past and future, and considers what, if anything, might be uniquely human about mental time...

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avowals

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

A speech act thought of as an expression of a state of mind rather than a description of anything. Wittgenstein took utterances such as ‘I am in pain’ or ‘I intend to have lunch’ not as...

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Sympathy and Subjectivity

Peter Carruthers.

in Consciousness

May 2005; p ublished online July 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 9859 words.

Shows that even if the mental states of non-human animals lack phenomenal properties, as some accounts of mental-state consciousness imply, this need not prevent those states from being...

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Human flourishing and salutogenetics

Corey L. M. Keyes.

in Genetics of Psychological Well-Being

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Psychology. 10903 words.

This chapter reviews the underpinnings of positive psychology, and argues for counterbalancing the current emphasis on pathogenesis in behavioral genetics. To that end, this chapter focuses...

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ālambana

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(Skt., foundation, basis).

A cognitive object; anything functioning as the objective support or basis of perception, whether in normal states of consciousness (vijñāna) or during...

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Can we Know the Nature of Reality as It is In Itself?

Galen Strawson.

in Real Materialism

May 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 14026 words.

Many hold that it is impossible in principle for finite creatures like ourselves to know anything of the nature of non-mental concrete reality as it is in itself, even if we can be said to...

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An Interview With Brian Patten

Stephen Wade.

in Gladsongs and Gatherings

March 2001; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 2129 words.

This chapter presents an interview with poet Brian Patten. It suggests that Liverpool clearly remains a mental, creative landscape for Patten; it is perhaps emblematic of a phase of...

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Mental Causation

Stephen Yablo.

in Thoughts

November 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 14885 words.

This chapter begins with a discussion of the traditional paradigm of one-way necessitation — the relation of determinate to determinable. It then considers the question: What if mental...

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mental illness

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

A disputed concept (see, for example, the entries elsewhere in this dictionary on Laing and anti-psychiatry) founded on the everyday contrast between mind and body which, when applied to...

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Contamination After Physical or Psychological Violations

Stanley Rachman, Anna Coughtrey, Roz Shafran and Adam Radomsky.

in Oxford Guide to the Treatment of Mental Contamination

November 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 2713 words.

Significant feelings of mental contamination, and the associated compulsions, are generated by physical or psychological violation. The effects of significant violations include fear,...

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Causalism and Interpretationism: The Problem of Compatibility

William Child.

in Causality, Interpretation, and the Mind

January 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 9004 words.

Interpretationism in the philosophy of mind is often thought to conflict with the idea that beliefs and desires play a genuinely causal role. It is argued that there is in fact no such...

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Religion and Spirituality as Troublesome Knowledge: The Views and Experiences of Mental Health Social Workers in Northern Ireland

Patricia Carlisle.

in The British Journal of Social Work

April 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Work. 6815 words.

Over the past twenty years, interest in religion and spirituality within social work practice has grown internationally. Whilst the social work profession in the UK is criticised for being...

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Deliberation and the First Person

David Owens.

in Normativity and Control

September 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy. 8624 words.

Following Descartes, philosophers like Shoemaker and Burge argue that only self-conscious creatures can exercise rational control over their mental lives. In particular, they urge that...

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Dermatology

Joseph A. Locala.

in Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 12059 words.

Dermatology is a discipline in which psychosomatic issues play a key role in understanding the etiology and progression of skin diseases, as well as in the determination of appropriate...

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Deliberation and the First Person

David Owens.

in Self-Knowledge

March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 9001 words.

Philosophers like Shoemaker and Burge argue that only self-conscious creatures can exercise rational control over their mental lives. In particular they urge that reflective rationality...

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Phenomenology: The General Question

Galen Strawson.

in Selves

July 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 30489 words.

This chapter defends the proposal about the minimal case of genuine self-experience made Chapter 2 and drawn on in Chapter 3. It argues that any genuine form of self-experience must involve...

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