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The Resource On desire : why we want what we want, William B. Irvine

On desire : why we want what we want, William B. Irvine

Label
On desire : why we want what we want
Title
On desire
Title remainder
why we want what we want
Statement of responsibility
William B. Irvine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Desires often come to us unbidden and unwanted, and they can have a dramatic impact, sometimes changing the course of our lives. Philosopher Irvine takes us on a wide-ranging tour of our impulses, wants, and needs, showing us where these feelings come from and how we can try to rein them in. Irvine considers the teachings of religion as well as ancient and modern philosophers, looks at what modern science can tell us about desire--what happens in the brain when we desire something and how animals evolved particular desires--and advances a new theory about how desire itself evolved. Brimming with wisdom and practical advice, On Desire offers a thoughtful approach to controlling unwanted passions and attaining a more meaningful life.--From publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irvine, William Braxton
Dewey number
128/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.D4
LC item number
I78 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Desire
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Desire
Label
On desire : why we want what we want, William B. Irvine
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ebb and flow of desire -- Other people -- Mapping our desires -- The wellsprings of desire -- The psychology of desire -- The evolution of desire -- The biological incentive system -- The human condition -- Religious advice -- Religious advice continued : Protestant sects -- Philosophical advice -- The eccentrics -- Conclusions
Control code
79819619
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195188622
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)79819619
Label
On desire : why we want what we want, William B. Irvine
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ebb and flow of desire -- Other people -- Mapping our desires -- The wellsprings of desire -- The psychology of desire -- The evolution of desire -- The biological incentive system -- The human condition -- Religious advice -- Religious advice continued : Protestant sects -- Philosophical advice -- The eccentrics -- Conclusions
Control code
79819619
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195188622
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)79819619

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