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The Universe, Life and Everything

The Universe, Life and Everything

dialogues on our changing understanding of reality

  • Author: Sarah Durston,Ton Baggerman
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN: 9048539056
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: N.A
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he way we understand the world we live in is changing. Our traditional understanding is being challenged by developments in physics, including quantum mechanics, and our inability to explain certain complex phenomena such as consciousness. In this book, scholars from a variety of backgrounds discuss how our understanding of our world is expanding to include such phenomena.

Changing anarchism

Changing anarchism

Anarchist theory and practice in a global age

  • Author: Jonathan Purkis,James Bowen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1847791018
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 259
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The massive protests against globalisation in recent years have re-awoken interest in anarchism. Changing anarchism sets out to reposition anarchist theory and practice by documenting contemporary anarchist practice and providing a viable analytical framework for understanding it. The contributions here, from both academics and activists, raise challenging and sometimes provocative questions about the complex nature of power and resistance to it. The areas covered include: sexuality and identity; psychological dependency on technology; libertarian education; religion and spirituality; protest tactics; mental health and artistic expression; and the ongoing 'metaphorical wars' against drugs and terror. This collection epitomises the rich diversity that exists within contemporary anarchism as well as demonstrating its ongoing relevance as a sociological tool.

Cosmic Conversations

Cosmic Conversations

Dialogues on the Nature of the Universe and the Search for Reality

  • Author: Stephan Martin
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • ISBN: 1601637616
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 288
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Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered “What is the universe?” In this lively and engaging collection of interviews, astronomer Stephan Martin talks with some of today's most innovative and cutting-edge thinkers on the nature of the universe and our relationship to it. Scientists, mystics, indigenous elders, and cultural creatives all share their unique voices on the nature of reality, the interplay of science and religion, the future of humanity, and the role of each person in a mysterious and evolving universe. Filled with rich insight, dynamic discussion, and penetrating wisdom, Cosmic Conversations asks the fundamental questions about the universe many of us have wondered about, yet few have explored in-depth, questions such as: Do time, space, and matter really exist? Can the universe be inside us, outside us, or both? Is the universe alive, conscious, and intelligent? Where are we in the cosmic evolutionary picture? A compelling journey from the farthest reaches of outer space to the innermost realms of the human heart, Cosmic Conversations will change the way you look at the universe (and yourself) forever.

The Dialogues

The Dialogues

Conversations about the Nature of the Universe

  • Author: Clifford Victor Johnson,Frank Wilczek
  • Publisher: Mit Press
  • ISBN: 9780262037235
  • Category: SCIENCE
  • Page: 231
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"In this graphic book/novel, readers eavesdrop on conversations about contemporary science and learn about how scientists uncover the secrets of the universe. Topics in the book range from black holes, to the multiverse, to string theory, to food science. The book is structured as a set of 9 conversations in 11 chapters. The people in the conversations include non-experts and experts in physics, both adults and children, both male and female. These characters are fictional. The locations are in cities around the world, in cafes, train stations, on the street, buses, museums, libraries. The book is, uniquely for this subject matter, a fully graphic book. A graphic novel, but NOT science fiction. The science is real, and often concerns research topics that have been highlighted in general-interest media outlets"--

A Unique Window Into the Soul's Understanding of Reality

A Unique Window Into the Soul's Understanding of Reality

  • Author: Kim Ripley Hartt
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing
  • ISBN: 1616638389
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 104
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A Unique Window into the Soul's Understanding of Reality is a compilation of original essays by Kim Ripley Hartt designed to bring readers to a new understanding of themselves. These essays cover basic questions about the mind with regard to family, work, and life's purpose and direction. Kim's writings expound on topics such as life, death, health, and spiritual renewal to open up readers' minds to a new awareness of themselves. This book embraces interest in spiritual, philosophical, and New Age thought. Anyone who has ever wondered about his or her place in the world will find food for thought in this collection of essays. Readers are encouraged to meditate upon these writings and come back to them again and again, as each reading will reveal new truths, depending on events that have transpired since the initial reading. Open your heart and mind and allow your thoughts to be naturally guided as you look through A Unique Window into the Soul's Understanding of Reality.

Biocentrism

Biocentrism

How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe

  • Author: Robert Lanza,Bob Berman
  • Publisher: BenBella Books
  • ISBN: 1935251740
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 213
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Building on quantum physics, Biocentrism turns the planet upside down with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe rather than the other way around. The central claim of Biocentrism is that what is referred to as space and time are forms of animal perception rather than external physical objects. Lanza and Berman take readers on a fascinating journey through a foreign universe - our own - that will alter their perception of reality for ever.

The Production of Reality

The Production of Reality

Essays and Readings on Social Interaction

  • Author: Jodi O'Brien
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 9781412915199
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 550
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This social psychology reader contains readings from popular literature as well as from peer-reviewed journals and 'framing essays' written by the editors. All articles have been chosen with their readability and appropriateness for an undergraduate audience.

Mind and Life

Mind and Life

Discussions with the Dalai Lama on the Nature of Reality

  • Author: Pier Luigi Luisi
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231529708
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 232
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For over a decade, a small group of scientists and philosophers members of the Mind and Life Institute have met regularly to explore the intersection between science and the spirit. At one of these meetings, the themes discussed were both fundamental and profound: can physics, chemistry, and biology explain the mystery of life? How do our philosophical assumptions influence science and the ethics we bring to biotechnology? And how does an ancient spiritual tradition throw new light on these questions? Pier Luigi Luisi not only reproduces this dramatic, cross-cultural dialogue, in which world-class scientists, philosophers, and Buddhist scholars develop a holistic approach to the scientific exploration of reality, but also adds scientific background to their presentations, as well as supplementary discussions with prominent participants and attendees. Interviews with His Holiness the Karmapa, the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, and the actor and longtime human rights advocate Richard Gere take the proceedings into new directions, enriching the material with personal viewpoints and lively conversation about such topics as the origin of matter, the properties of cells, the nature of evolution, the ethics of genetic manipulation, and the question of consciousness and ethics. A keen study of character, Luisi incorporates his own amusing observations into this fascinating dialogue, painting a very human portrait of some of our greatest and most intimidating thinkers. Deeply textured and cleverly crafted, Mind and Life is an excellent opportunity for any reader to join in the debate surrounding this cutting-edge field of inquiry.

Issues in Contemporary Christian Thought

Issues in Contemporary Christian Thought

A Fortress Introduction

  • Author: Duane Olson
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 1451407319
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 296
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Olson's clear and concise overview roots contemporary questions firmly in Christian responses to the Enlightenment. He discusses the range of contemporary opinions, their rationales, and what's at stake. Olson illustrates these alternate frameworks as they play out in central concerns over the being of God in relation to the universe, how to understand the figure of Christ today, and the distinctively new notions of being human. Specifically geared to the novice theologue in college or seminary settings, Olson's text includes Reflection/Research Questions, Suggestions for Further Reading, and a Glossary.

Buddhist-Christian Dialogue as Theological Exchange

Buddhist-Christian Dialogue as Theological Exchange

An Orthodox Contribution to Comparative Theology

  • Author: Ernest Valea
  • Publisher: James Clarke & Co
  • ISBN: 0227905237
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 260
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Buddhist-Christian Dialogue as Theological Exchange is an Orthodox cont ribution to comparative theology. Ernest M. Valea uses comparative theology as a new approach in contemporary Buddhist-Christian dialogue in order to ensure mutual respect for each religious tradition’s uniqueness and that dialogue is beneficial for all participants interested in a real theological exchange. As a result of the impasse reached by the current theologies of religions (exclusivism, inclusivism, and pluralism) in formulating a constructive approach in dialogue, this volume assesses the thought of the founding fathers of an academic Buddhist-Christian dialogue in search of clues that would encourage a comparativist approach. These founding fathers are considered to be three important representatives of the Kyoto School—Kitaro Nishida, Keiji Nishitani, and Masao Abe—and John Cobb, the American process theologian. The guide line for assessing their views of dialogue is the concept of human perfection, as it is expressed by the original traditions in Mahayana Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity. Following Abe’s methodology in dialogue, Buddhist-Christian Dialogue as Theological Exchange proposes a reciprocal enrichment of traditions, not by syncretistic means, but by providing a better understanding and even correction of one’s own tradition when considering it in the light of the other, while using internal resources for making the necessary corrections.

Masao Abe a Zen Life of Dialogue

Masao Abe a Zen Life of Dialogue

  • Author: Donald W. Mitchell
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462902618
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 479
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Masao Abe: A Zen Life of Dialogue is a compilation of essays that cover the life and work of Masao Abe, perhaps one of the greatest Zen Buddhist communicators of the twentieth century. Masao Abe has opened up a rich dialogue between Japan and the West. He is considered the leading living Zen figure in the Kyoto School of Buddhist thought and the successor of D.T. Suzuki, his early mentor, as the foremost exponent of Zen Buddhism in the West. Through stories and recollections, thirty-five leading intellectual figures explore Abe’s encounter with the West, including his work on interfaith dialogue as a basis for world peace as well as his comparative philosophical scholarship over the past thirty years. This book is a retrospective and an extra ordinary step ahead in the encounter between Zen and the West.

The Eloquence of Grace

The Eloquence of Grace

Joseph Sittler and the Preaching Life

  • Author: James M. Childs,Richard Lischer
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1621894630
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 340
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Joseph A. Sittler (1904-1987) was one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century, distinguished for his pioneering work in ecology and for his preeminence as a preacher. He gave both the Beecher Lectures at Yale and the Noble Lectures at Harvard. As the "preacher's theologian," Sittler approached the interpretation of Scripture with a clear understanding of current critical scholarship, but also in the freedom of the gospel at the center of Scripture and with the humility of a theologian of the cross. In following the trajectory of the text into the preaching situation he gave a lively, timeless, and eloquent expression to the fact that the interpretation of texts is in the service of proclamation. This collection of readings from Sittler's rich legacy contains a great many presentations and sermons that have never before appeared in print. Theologically serious preaching, close attention to language, engagement with the best of sacred and secular culture, and a deep respect for the text, all characteristics of Sittler's work, are the sort of features that continue to edify. They remain as benchmarks for good preaching even as styles and contexts evolve.

Dialogue as a Means of Collective Communication

Dialogue as a Means of Collective Communication

  • Author: Bela H. Banathy,Patrick M. Jenlink
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780306486890
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 440
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The authors in this work offer a cross-disciplinary approach to examining dialogue as a communicative medium.

Dialogue on Life: Buddhist perspectives on the eternity of life

Dialogue on Life: Buddhist perspectives on the eternity of life

  • Author: Daisaku Ikeda
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Buddha (The concept)
  • Page: 268
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Life on Earth

Life on Earth

Understanding Who We Are, How We Got Here, and What May Lie Ahead

  • Author: Mike Dooley
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 1401952429
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 224
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In his best-selling books and hugely popular “Notes from the Universe” daily e-mails, Mike Dooley teaches that the first step in changing our lives is to understand the nature of our very presence here on earth —the truth about who we are, how we got here, and the power we wield. Ultimately, Mike teaches that we are divine, eternal creators for whom all things are possible, here by choice, and we shape all of our life’s experiences through the focus of our thoughts, our words, and the actions we take. Yet there are nuances, clouded by history and warped by those with agendas, that, if not understood, can sabotage our progress and keep us stuck in circumstances that seem out of our control. Mike unpacks these subtleties with his trademark irrepressible humor and joy in this new explorer’s guide to “the jungles of time and space.” Life on Earth probes the mysteries and magic of our reality, from past civilizations to modern times, with an eye to the immediate future, offering an insider’s view of how we humans create our experience on earth literally from the ground up, as Mike pulls back the curtain on: • What it means to say that “thoughts become things” • Religions, secret societies, and what the truth really is • How to make sense of natural disasters and manmade tragedies • The ultimate goal of life on earth (it’s simpler than you think) As one of the featured teachers in The Secret, Mike is an internationally recognized expert in the science of deliberate living and conscious creation, known for taking a rational approach to even the deepest mysteries. Life on Earth is filled with insight, inspiration, and practical tools for mastering the game of life and learning how to build a better world.

Mapping the Origins Debate

Mapping the Origins Debate

Six Models of the Beginning of Everything

  • Author: Gerald Rau
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830866396
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 239
  • View: 567
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2013 Midwest Publishing Awards Show Honorable Mention! The debate over evolution and creation has raged for decades and shows no signs of letting up. Many promote one view as the only reasonable solution. But what are the main viewpoints, and just why do they disagree? In the midst of an increasingly intense dispute, Gerald Rau answers the important questions with level-headed clarity and evenhanded analysis. Rau lays out six models of origins, ranging from naturalistic evolution to young-earth creation. He shows how each model presupposes an underlying philosophy that adherents take on faith. With the sensitivity of a seasoned educator, Rau demonstrates how each model assesses the scientific evidence in relation to four different kinds of origins: the universe, life, species and humans. In an age of specialists, Rau sees the big picture. Mapping the Origins Debate cuts through the cacophony and the complexity to provide a lucid and charitable contribution to the conversation.

International Symposium on Astrophysics Research and on the Dialogue Between Science and Religion

International Symposium on Astrophysics Research and on the Dialogue Between Science and Religion

July 8-12, 2002, Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo, Italy

  • Author: Chris Impey,Catherine Petry
  • Publisher: Libreria Editrice Vaticana
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 264
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International Symposium on Astrophysics Research and on the Dialogue between Science and Religion presents the results of a meeting sponsored by the Vatican Observatory and inspired by its recent devotion to two major new initiatives. In addition to continuing its programs of research in astrophysics, during the past decade the Vatican Observatory has sought to provide (1) scholastic dialogue between science and religion, and (2) education and research in astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology for aspiring young scholars, particularly those from developing countries. The symposium itself was designed to promote dialogue between science and religion among established scholars that would also find a place in the work and lives of such young scholars. The result is this unique contribution to literature that combines presentations of research results by young scientists with scholarly discussions on modern topics in the interdisciplinary area of science and religion.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

A Book That Changes Lives

  • Author: Millman Dan
  • Publisher: Dan Millman
  • ISBN: 0982428502
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 242
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20th Anniversary Edition with New Afterword and Revisions by the Author Way of the Peaceful Warrior has become one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time. Shared among friends and families, this million-copy word-of-mouth bestseller has inspired men and women of all ages in twenty languages worldwide. Despite all his success, college student and world-champion athlete Dan Millman is haunted by a feeling that something is missing from his life. Awakened one night by dark dreams, he wanders into an all-night gas station, meets an old man named Socrates, and his world is changed forever. Guided by this eccentric old warrior, drawn to an elusive young woman named Joy, Dan begins a spiritual odyssey into realms of light and shadow, romance and mystery, toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy him. This classic tale, a blend of autobiographical fact and narrative fiction, told with heart and humor, speaks to the peaceful warrior in each of us. Countless readers have been moved to laughter and tears-even moments of illumination-as they rediscover life's larger meaning and purpose. Journey with Dan on the peaceful warrior's path to unreasonable happiness. Find out for yourself why this book changes lives.

The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time

The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time

  • Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger,Lee Smolin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107074061
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 566
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Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin argue for a revolution in our cosmological ideas. Ideal for non-scientists, physicists and cosmologists.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • Author: Douglas Adams
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781509860142
  • Category:
  • Page: 224
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A special edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary. It's an ordinary Thursday morning for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace bypass and his best friend has just announced that he's an alien. At this moment, they're hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed in large, friendly letters with the words: DON'T PANIC.An international phenomenon and a pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been a radio show, TV series, stage play, comic book and film, and is a work of true comic genius. It was the first Pan Original to sell more than one million copies.