The Fabric Of Reality

Author by : David Deutsch
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Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : An extraordinary and challenging synthesis of ideas uniting Quantum Theory, and the theories of Computation, Knowledge and Evolution, Deutsch's extraordinary book explores the deep connections between these strands which reveal the fabric of realityin which human actions and ideas play essential roles.


Physics The Fabric Of Reality

Author by : Sung Kyu Kim
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Publisher by : MacMillan Publishing Company
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The Fabric Of The Cosmos

Author by : Brian Greene
Languange : en
Publisher by : Vintage
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Description : From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene has set himself a daunting task: to explain non-intuitive, mathematical concepts like String Theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience. From Newton’s unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein’s fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics’ entangled arena where vastly distant objects can instantaneously coordinate their behavior, Greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world.


Physics

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Fabric Of Reality

Author by : Pinchas Winston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Reality seems so obvious. What you see is what you get, right? Not necessarily, according to recent scientific findings, and the implications are extremely important to understand and utilize to get life right--the FIRST time.


The Beginning Of Infinity

Author by : David Deutsch
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Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve. In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind.


The Hidden Reality

Author by : Brian Greene
Languange : en
Publisher by : Vintage
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Description : The bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos tackles perhaps the most mind-bending question in modern physics and cosmology: Is our universe the only universe? There was a time when "universe" meant all there is. Everything. Yet, a number of theories are converging on the possibility that our universe may be but one among many parallel universes populating a vast multiverse. Here, Briane Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a breathtaking journey to a multiverse comprising an endless series of big bangs, a multiverse with duplicates of every one of us, a multiverse populated by vast sheets of spacetime, a multiverse in which all we consider real are holographic illusions, and even a multiverse made purely of math--and reveals the reality hidden within each. Using his trademark wit and precision, Greene presents a thrilling survey of cutting-edge physics and confronts the inevitable question: How can fundamental science progress if great swaths of reality lie beyond our reach? The Hidden Reality is a remarkable adventure through a world more vast and strange than anything we could have imagined.


Reality The Ego And Kindness

Author by : Samuel Pedrielli
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : My intention in this short piece is to propose a journey.A journey in stages towards the construction of a model that can take the reader by the hand and lead them to gently explore a new point of view on life and the meaning of all things. Subtly pulling aside the veil that discreetly covers the scenery of the universal theatre created for us and in which we unwitting actors operate.At a first reading, it may prove difficult to understand how that's compatible with the topics being discussed, but my hope is that in some way, even just for an instant, the true and underlying purpose of the piece, which has nothing to do with considerations on the nature of reality, might appear.


Science S First Mistake

Author by : Ian O. Angell
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. The purpose of the book is to deconstruct the process of knowledge discovery and theory construction. Grounded in the tradition of second-order cybernetics, the concept of self-reference is used in the context of systems theory in order to examine the mode in which observation, paradox and delusion become 'structurally coupled' with cognition. To put this simply, physical scientists take it as a given that all the universe is explainable once we've discovered the underlying rules. Whereas social scientists and philosophers are more sensitive to the issues around how the observer actually impacts that which is being observed. The authors work in the fields of Information Studies, which is within the technical or physical realm, and Management Studies, which is about human behaviour. Their argument is that all scientists (physical and social) rely too much on the absolutism and certainty of the methods of traditional physical science and that we should acknowledge the limitations of how we know what we know. Rooted in information systems analysis this fresh and audacious examination of knowledge discovery and theory construction makes an important contribution to the understanding of how we employ scientific method.


Brain Mind And The Structure Of Reality

Author by : Paul L. Nunez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Does the brain create the mind, or is some external entity involved? This book synthesizes ideas borrowed from philosophy, religion, and science. Topics range widely from brain imagining of thought processes to quantum mechanics and the essential role of information in brains and physical systems.


The Critique Of Theological Reason

Author by : James P. Mackey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Far from merely reinvigorating relativism, postmodernism has detected and expressed in our time a powerful nihilating process of which truth and reality itself are the final casualties; and with these morality and religion. Beginning from the theological reaches of philosophy, this book argues that gods played a crucial part in modern philosophy, even when it was most critical of them; that the dominant nihilism of Derrida is really an excessive and misleading outcome of a contemporary philosophy which could otherwise resonate with all that is best in our evolutionary image of the universe; that moralists who turn to art in order to overcome the fact–value version of this deadly dualism do not thereby rule out religion; and that a Christian theology which recognises the evolutionary and historical conditions of faith and revelation is once again producing a theology that builds upon the best of contemporary philosophy and science.


God Faith

Author by : JEFFREY. GRUPP
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Beat Streuli The Fabric Of Reality

Author by : Nils Röller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lars Muller Publishers
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Description : With his new artist's book 'The Fabric of Reality', Beat Streuli for the first time lays a trail leading through his oeuvre. Following 'Public Works' (JRP Ringier, 2012), which delivered an overview of Streuli's installations from 1996-2011, the artist now links projects, photographs, and video stills from the past seven years with early black-and-white works. Arranged in close succession and with frequent superimposition, the works create a visual rhythm that conveys an impression of an oeuvre marked by sober conceptual observation verging on documentary status. Essays on the themes of urbanism and sociology, as well as on media theory and the theory of perception, embed Streuli's work in a discursive context.


Are Photographs Truthful Whence Veracity

Author by : Michael Shapter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : For decades, people have made certain assumptions about photographs, the primary one being that they are truthful in depicting reality. While this is true in many cases, it is not always so. This book traces the rise of photography’s perceived veracity. It shows why a combination of pre-knowledge of early developments in imagery, a persistent marketing campaign espousing the accuracy of photographs and a perception by users that what they got from their photographs was an accurate depiction acted to create the belief in the photograph’s veracity. The book uses philosophy, physiology, psychology and photography to tell this story and concludes by describing a system of identification that could be used to separate images that are not always what they seem. The turbulence caused to photography with the introduction of digital imaging is described and is the impetus for the beginning of the discussion about where photography sits today amongst other images.


Monsters In America A Rift In The Fabric Of Reality

Author by : Lillian Carrero
Languange : en
Publisher by : Independently Published
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Description : Gil was created by scientist, a human/monster hybrid, as the last hope for humanity. He succeeds. And now that Uropia no longer has monsters to worry about, the people of Uropia are worried about Gil. A new monster is created to defeat Gil and then nothing goes as expected. But malice continues to swirl around the two men and they discover that there are still monsters in the world.In a LGBT story inspired by Gilgamesh, two men meet and fall in love and the world around them wants them gone. Bonus Stories - Sneak Peek: The Book of Secrets ~ Seasons. Sneak Peek: Song Book ~ Forever in a Date. Sneak Peek: Ghost Stories ~ Speaking of the Dead.


Self Reason And Freedom

Author by : Andrea Christofidou
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Freedom and its internal relation to reason is fundamental to Descartes’ philosophy in general, and to his Meditations on First Philosophy in particular. Without freedom his entire enquiry would not get off the ground, and without understanding the rôle of freedom in his work, we could not understand what motivates key parts of his metaphysics. Yet, not only is freedom a relatively overlooked element, but its internal relation to reason has gone unnoticed by most studies of his philosophy. Self, Reason, and Freedom: A New Light on Descartes’ Metaphysics, by defending freedom’s internal relation to reason, sheds new light on Descartes’ metaphysics and restores the often dismissed Fourth Meditation to the core of his metaphysics as he conceived it. Implicit in that relation is a rejection of any authority external to reason. Andrea Christofidou shows how this lends strength and explanatory force to Descartes’ enquiry, and reveals his conception of the unity of the self and of its place in the world. Self, Reason, and Freedom: A New Light on Descartes’ Metaphysics is essential reading for students and scholars of Descartes and anyone studying seventeenth-century philosophy.


The Fabric Of Paul Tillich S Theology

Author by : David H. Kelsey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : By taking seriously Tillich's claim to be a confessional Church theologian rather than a metaphysician with religious interests, this carefully ordered study gains a fresh perspective on the structure of argument upon which his theological enterprise rests. Scriptural material is shown to control his judgments in much the same way that literature controls those of the literary critic--a particularly illuminating comparison in view of his argument that the verbal icon provided by the biblical picture of Jesus as the Christ bears analogia imaginis to the historical Jesus and hence provides the sole access to the original Christian revelation. Tillich's movement from symbols as data to theological judgments as conclusions is seen to be warranted, not by his ontology, but by his presentation of the phenomenology of revelatory events. Though historical study of Jesus and of the Bible is in principle irrelevant to this use of scripture, his confusions in this area are examined, and the structural flaws in his accounts of the biblical picture of Jesus are shown to yield a Christian theology in which Christology is oddly dispensable. Finally, his discussion of God is used as a test case for the analysis of the general structure of his argument, and the various sorts of conclusions that he feels Scripture authorizes him to draw are cogently appraised.


It Aint Necessarily So Book One

Author by : Bob Maddison
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Publisher by : Lulu.com
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The Living Universe

Author by : Duane Elgin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Description : By the bestselling author of Voluntary Simplicity (over 150,000 sold) • Brings together cutting-edge science and ancient spiritual wisdom to demonstrate that the universe is a living, sentient system and that we are an integral part of it • Explores the power of this new paradigm to move humanity toward a sustainable and promising future Science has traditionally regarded the universe as mostly made up mostly of inert matter and empty space. At one time this point of view was liberating, part of the Enlightenment-born rationalism that helped humanity free itself from superstition and fear and achieve extraordinary intellectual and technological breakthroughs. But this paradigm has outlived its usefulness. It has led to rampant materialism and environmental degradation—if the universe is essentially dead and we are alive, then the inanimate stuff of the universe should be ours to exploit. But we now know that not only is the view of a dead universe destructive, it is also inaccurate and misleading. In The Living Universe, Duane Elgin brings together evidence from cosmology, biology, physics, and even his participation in NASA-sponsored psychic experiments to show that the universe is permeated by a living field and that we are always in communion with that field of aliveness whether we are conscious of it or not. This is a world-view that, as Elgin explains, is shared by virtually every spiritual tradition, and the implications of it are vast and deep. In a living system, each part is integral to the whole, so each of us is intimately connected to the entire universe. Elgin eloquently demonstrates how our identity manifests itself on a whole series of levels, from subatomic to galactic. We are, he writes, “far more than biological beings—we are beings of cosmic connection and participation.” To confront our ongoing planetary crisis of dwindling resources and escalating conflict, we need to move past an ideology of separation, competition, and exploitation. Duane Elgin asks us to see humanity sharing in the same field of aliveness, to discover how to live sustainably and harmoniously within the living universe.


Our Relational God

Author by : Danny Kershen
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Description : For millions of people, God is little more than a concept or such a distant figure that they question whether he exists at all. Many Christians struggle with making God real in their lives, complaining that God seems silent when they reach out to him. Could God really love us and want a relationship with us? It is a struggle to believe this when he also gives the impression of being hidden. But what if we are seeing this all wrong? What if God is right there waiting for us to discover and all we need to do is dim the florescent lights of this world so we can see? Come along as we look at how relational God is through his creation and what he tells us about himself through his own words. Let him wrap his arms around you and show you just how relational he is.


The Fabric Of Hope

Author by : Glenn Tinder
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : This superb new volume is addressed to everyone interested in hope, regardless of their religious or philosophical beliefs. Glenn Tinder, one of our most astute and creative thinkers, probes the failure of modern, secular hope and shows, with great sensitivity and openness, why the tenets of Christian faith offer a true and meaningful source for hope amid the widespread distress, confusion, and despondency of contemporary life. From The Critics Jean Bethke Elshtain Glenn Tinder argues compellingly that modern despondency flows from a collapse of unreasonable optimism about our individual and collective prospects. By contrast to despondency and brittle optimism, Tinder calls for a renewal of hope. Framed by Christian belief, Tinder's elegant essay reaches out to appeal to all men and women troubled by our current condition. A beautifully written and touching work. Michael Novak Tinder's weighty essay on the nature, spirituality, and politics of hope offers an illuminating perspective on a central pillar of civilization. Mary Ann Glendon "A pristine intellectual and spiritual achievement by one of the most penetrating thinkers. of our day" Richard John Neuhaus "With this essay Tinder once again vindicated his reputation as one of the most incisive thinkers and graceful writers working today. His is a most powerful argument that only a hope that has come to terms with all the reasons for despair can sustain us into a future that we do not and cannot control. Tinder's wisdom is in knowing that attention to first things requires facing up to last things."


The Compiled Writings Collection

Author by : Christopher Tarris
Languange : en
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Description : Paperback edition. Originally titled The Infinite Nature of the Universe. This book is about you and where you fit in what we call life.


Gothic Stories Within Stories

Author by : Clayton Carlyle Tarr
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : Frame narratives—stories within stories—are featured in nearly every canonical Gothic novel. Sometimes dismissed as a shopworn convention of the genre, frame narratives in fact function as a dynamic basis for imaginative variation and are vital to evaluating the diverse Gothic tradition. The juxtaposition between the everyday “frame world” of the story and the disturbing embedded narrative allows the monstrous to escape textual confines, forcing the reader to experience the reassurance of the ordinary alongside the horror of the uncanny.


Jesus And Lao Tzu

Author by : Martin Aronson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Comparing the New Testament with the Tao Te Ching, Taoism’s most sacred book, Jesus and Lao Tzu reveals a surprising set of examples in which these two spiritual masters point their followers in the same direction. With over 90 parallel sayings, readers find fresh understanding and new perspectives here, since the time-honored teachings are presented side by side. The book also shows how these shared truths transcend traditional religious boundaries.