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The Meaning Of The 21st Century

The Meaning Of The 21st Century

A Vital Blueprint For Ensuring Our Future

  • Author: James Martin
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448127580
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 544
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James Martin, one of the world's most widely respected authorities on the impact of technology on society, argues that we are living at a turning point in human history. 'We are travelling at breakneck speed into an era of extremes - extremes of wealth and poverty, extremes in technology, extremes in globalization. If we are to survive, we must learn how to manage them all.' Although we face huge challenges and conflicts, Martin argues that it is in the scientific breakthroughs of the new century that we will find new hope. In a clear, penetrating and insightful style he addresses the key questions of our age and proposes an interconnected set of solutions to its problems.

The Meaning of Life in the 21st Century

The Meaning of Life in the 21st Century

Tensions Among Science, Religion, and Experience

  • Author: Don Hanlon Johnson Ph. D.,Don Hanlon Johnson
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595451888
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 356
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A collection of twenty cutting-edge essays on issues raised by biotechnology's increasing impact on humans and nature, The Meaning of Life in the 21st Century provides a forward-looking discussion by a wide array of prominent experts on where today's scientific discoveries are taking humankind. The theme is that there are expanded perspectives for retaining unique meanings of being human in the 21st century. This collection is the result of a 2005 conference organized by the Yoko Civilization Research Institute of Japan. Organized into themes by Dr. Don Hanlon Johnson, these essays present deeply informed, sometimes conflicting views of complex issues, which, in the contemporary world, are inescapably global, including: Science and religion in a pivotal age Science, experience, and values Stem cells, embryos, and the meaning of embodiment Enhancement and transformative practices Religion and ecology: a growing alliance Bringing a diversity of prominent thinkers from several continents to the scientific, sociopolitical, and religious issues at the forefront of contemporary challenges, this collection makes clear that the world is now a community which faces these issues together. This serious, thoughtful book, rich in dialogue, provides hope for new perspectives for developing a positive, sustainable future.

The Meaning of Sexual Identity in the Twenty-First Century

The Meaning of Sexual Identity in the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: Judith S. Kaufman,David A. Powell
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443861537
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 175
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Something happened in the 1990s; a group of people who were perceived as radical and unmentionable were transformed into a group of people who deserved human rights, and, if you looked close enough, were normal, just like everybody else (John DOCOEmilio (2002). Had a post-gay era (Ghaziani, 2011) begun? And if so, how might this impact on the meaning of sexual identity and a political movement steeped in identity politics? Have the LGBT youth of today been duped into conformity because..."

Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century

Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century

The Literary Agenda

  • Author: Maryanne Wolf
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191036129
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 192
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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. Being Literate in the 21st Century wrestles with critical, timely questions for 21st-century society. How does literacy change the human brain? What does it mean to be a literate or a non-literate person in the present digital culture: for example, what will be lost in the present reading brain, and what will be gained with different mediums than print? What are the consequences of a digital reading brain for the literary mind and for writing itself ? Can knowledge about the reading brain and advances in technology offer new forms of literacy and new forms of knowledge to the peoples in remote regions of the world who would never otherwise become literate? By using both research from cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, child development, and education, and considering literary examples from world literature, Maryanne Wolf plots a course that seeks to preserve the deepest forms of reading from the past, while developing the cognitive skills necessary for this century's next generation.

The Heart of Things

The Heart of Things

Applying Philosophy to the 21st Century

  • Author: A.C. Grayling
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0297865641
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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The new bestseller from one of Britain's most pre-eminent philosophers and arguably the best known, A.C. Grayling Everyone wishes to live a life that is satisfying and fulfilling, in which there is achievement and pleasure, and which has the respect of people one, in turn, respects. And one of the fundamentals to living such a life is to reflect on the choices we make. In this new collection, A.C. Grayling invites the reader into a conversation with ideas. From personal questions about happiness and quality of life to wider public concerns such as war and democracy, these essays provide a springboard to thought and to exploring what is best about the human heart and mind.

Religion in the 21st Century

Religion in the 21st Century

Challenges and Transformations

  • Author: Margit Warburg,Dr Lisbet Christoffersen,Professor Hanne Petersen,Professor Hans Raun Iversen
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409480860
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 248
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In spite of the debate about secularization or de-secularization, the existential-bodily need for religion is basically the same as always. What have been changed are the horizons within which religions are interpreted and the relationships within which religions are integrated. This book explores how religions continue to challenge secular democracy and science, and how religions are themselves being challenged by secular values and practices. All traditions - whether religious or secular - experience a struggle over authority, and this struggle seems to intensify with globalization, as it has brought people around the world in closer contact with each other. In this book internationally leading scholars from sociology, law, political science, religious studies, theology and the religion and science debate, take stock of the current interdisciplinary research on religion and open new perspectives at the cutting edge of the debate on religion in the 21st century.

The Dynamic Teeners of the 21st Century i Tm' 2005 Ed.

The Dynamic Teeners of the 21st Century i Tm' 2005 Ed.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9789712341687
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Education and Democracy in the 21st Century

Education and Democracy in the 21st Century

  • Author: Nel Noddings
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807772313
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 179
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"Educational philosopher Nel Noddings draws on John Dewey's foundational work to reimagine education's aims and curriculum for the 21st century. Noddings looks at education as a multi-aim enterprise in which schools must address needs in all three domains of life: home and family, occupational, and civic. She raises critical questions about the current enthusiasm for standardization, the search for 'one-best-way' solutions, and the practice of maintaining a sharp separation between the disciplines. Comprehensive in its scope, chapters examine the liberal arts curriculum, vocational education, restructuring secondary school, extracurricular activities, national and global citizenship, critical thinking, and moral education."--Back cover.

Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century

Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century

The Role of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Author: Marco Odello,Sofia Cavandoli
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136831339
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 192
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This book includes a set of studies and reflections that have emerged since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Encompassing a number of human rights, such as the right to environmental protection, the right to humanitarian aid, and the right to democratic governance, this collection focuses on issues and areas that were not originally mentioned or foreseen in the Declaration but that have since developed into salient topics. These developing rights are considered in the light of contemporary national and international law, as well as against the wider picture and the contexts in which human rights may have effect. Moreover, the topics covered take in a wide range of research fields, including law, politics and criminology. Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century is aimed primarily at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and scholars interested in international law, human rights and politics.

The Dynamic Teeners of the 21st Century Iv Tm' 2005 Ed.

The Dynamic Teeners of the 21st Century Iv Tm' 2005 Ed.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9789712341717
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