Bats in Trouble

Bats in Trouble
Title Bats in Trouble PDF eBook
Author Pamela McDowell
Publisher Orca Book Publishers
Pages 61
Release 2017-10-17
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1459814053

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Cricket McKay is on the case! Cricket McKay and her best friend, Shilo, are enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation when they discover that something is killing bats around Grandpa McKay's farm. Could the new wind turbines be the cause? The kids do some detective work and then jump into action coming up with a plan to save the bats. Bats in Trouble is the third book featuring animal-activist Cricket MacKay.

Trouble with Bats

Trouble with Bats
Title Trouble with Bats PDF eBook
Author Ann Turnbull
Pages 124
Release 1989
ISBN 9780416139426

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Those Amazing Bats

Those Amazing Bats
Title Those Amazing Bats PDF eBook
Author Cheryl M. Halton
Publisher Silver Burdett Press
Pages 102
Release 1991
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 9780875184586

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Describes the varieties, behavior, and benefits of bats and explains why people fear them.

The Natural Problem of Consciousness

The Natural Problem of Consciousness
Title The Natural Problem of Consciousness PDF eBook
Author Pietro Snider
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages 257
Release 2017-06-12
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 3110525577

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The ‚ÄúNatural Problem of Consciousness‚ÄĚ is the problem of understanding why there are presently conscious beings at all. Given a non-reductive naturalist framework taking consciousness as an ontologically subjective biological phenomenon, how can we rationally explain the fact that the actual world has turned out to be one where there are presently living beings that can feel, rather than having developed as a zombie-world in which there would be no conscious experiences of any kind? This book introduces the Natural Problem by relating it to central problems in the philosophy of mind (metaphysical mind-body problem, Hard Problem of consciousness) and emphasizing the distinctive interest of its diachronic dimension. Ranging from philosophy to biology and neuroscience, it offers a thorough analysis aimed at better understanding what could explain why phenomenal consciousness has been preserved throughout evolution by natural selection. This is an original, engaging, and thought provoking philosophical study of a neglected but fundamental question regarding the nature and origin of consciousness.

Wildlife Review

Wildlife Review
Title Wildlife Review PDF eBook
Pages 674
Release 1954
Genre Wild life, Conservation of

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Unloved and Endangered Animals

Unloved and Endangered Animals
Title Unloved and Endangered Animals PDF eBook
Author Cindy Watson
Publisher Enslow Publishing, LLC
Pages 130
Release 2010-07-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 1464601488

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Among the animal species currently in danger are several that are not always understood and appreciated, such as bats, coral, sharks, and bees. Yet they play an important part in the balance of nature on our planet. Author Cynthia Watson explains what is special about these animals, how they are threatened, and what readers can do to help them live and thrive.

Zombies and Consciousness

Zombies and Consciousness
Title Zombies and Consciousness PDF eBook
Author Robert Kirk
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 248
Release 2007
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 0199229805

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By definition zombies would be physically and behaviourally just like us, but not conscious. This currently very influential idea is a threat to all forms of physicalism, and has led some philosophers to give up physicalism and become dualists. It has also beguiled many physicalists, who feel forced to defend increasingly convoluted explanations of why the conceivability of zombies is compatible with their impossibility. Robert Kirk argues that the zombie idea depends on an incoherent view of the nature of phenomenal consciousness. His book has two main aims. One is to demolish the zombie idea once and for all. There are plenty of objections to it in the literature, but they lack intuitive appeal. He offers a striking new argument which reveals fundamental confusions in the implied conception of consciousness. His other main contribution is to develop a fresh and original approach to the true nature of phenomenal consciousness. Kirk argues that a necessary condition is a "basic package" of capacities. An important component of his argument is that the necessary cognitive capacities are not as sophisticated as is often assumed. By focusing on humbler creatures than ourselves he avoids some of the distracting complications of our sophisticated forms of cognition. The basic package does not seem to be sufficient for phenomenal consciousness. What is also needed is "direct activity"--a special feature of the way the events which constitute incoming perceptual information affect the system. This is an integrated process, to be conceived of holistically, and contrasts sharply with what is often called the "availability" or "poisedness" of perceptual information. This original, penetrating, and highly readable book will be of interest to all who have a serious concern with the nature of consciousness: not only professional philosophers and students, but also many psychologists and neuroscientists.