Anthropic Awareness Book

Anthropic Awareness


  • Author : Csaba Szantay, Jr.
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-06-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124199798

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Anthropic Awareness: The Human Aspects of Scientific Thinking in NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry blends psychology, philosophy, physics, mathematics, and chemistry, describing a human-centered philosophy of the essence of scientific thinking in the natural sciences and in everyday life. It addresses the reasons why we are prone to make errors in our conclusions and how to avoid such mistakes, also exploring a number of the "mental traps" that can lead to both individual mistakes and mass misconceptions. The book advocates that by understanding the nature of these mental traps we can adopt tactics to safely evade them. It includes Illustrative examples of common scientific misunderstandings and mental traps in both the theory and real-life application of NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Provides strategies on how to deal with molecular challenges and instrument limitations Presents multiple applications of small molecule structure elucidation using NMR, MS, IR, and UV Explores critical topics, including anthropic awareness (AA), NMR Spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, scientific thinking, and more Includes tactics on how to Improve quality control and data interpretation skills while minimizing data analysis time and increasing confidence in results Presents coverage on tactics to optimize experimental NMR parameters and enhance NMR vocabulary

Traditional Korean Philosophy Book

Traditional Korean Philosophy


  • Author : Youngsun Back
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786601872

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Traditional Korean Philosophy Excerpt :

With contributions by some of the best and most significant contemporary Korean philosophers, this important volume provides an overview of the different debates, problems, figures and periods that make up traditional Korean Buddhist and Confucian thought. The book highlights the richness and diversity of Korean philosophy as a vital and ongoing philosophical endeavour.

Dao Companion to Korean Confucian Philosophy Book

Dao Companion to Korean Confucian Philosophy


  • Author : Young-chan Ro
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9789048129331

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Dao Companion to Korean Confucian Philosophy Excerpt :

This volume is the first comprehensive and in-depth discussion written in English of the Confucian tradition in the context of the intellectual history of Korea. It deals with the historical, social, political, philosophical and spiritual dimensions of Korean Confucianism, arguably the most influential intellectual tradition, ethical and religious practice, and political-ideological system in Korea. This volume analyzes the unique aspects of the Korean development of the Confucian tradition by examining the role of Confucianism as the ruling ideology of the Choson Dynasty (1302-1910). It investigates Confucianism’s social and cultural construction, and intellectual foundation in highlighting the Korean achievement of the Neo-Confucian discussion on "human nature and its principle" in light of the Chinese Neo-Confucian development. The volume also surveys the most influential Korean Confucian scholars discussing their philosophical significance in relation to one of the most fundamental Neo-Confucian discourses, namely the li (principle) and qi (material force) debates, to elucidate how metaphysical theories shaped the socio-political factions of the Choson Dynasty. Furthermore, issues concerning the relationship between Confucianism and Buddhism and other native traditional belief systems are also included in this volume. The volume explores the Confucian confrontation with modernity, encounter with the "Western Learning" including Western science and Catholicism, and the Confucian struggle with modernity in dealing with issues such as democracy, human rights, and gender in modern Korea. Individual contributors of this volume are either well established senior scholars or promising young scholars in the field.

The Challenge of Eurocentrism Book

The Challenge of Eurocentrism


  • Author : R. Kanth
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-04-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230620896

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The Challenge of Eurocentrism Excerpt :

Eurocentrism is the current object of a global critique, which has the potential to be as significant as Marxist and Feminist critiques have been. This critique focuses on and dissects the paradigms that have emanated from the European Enlightenment.

The Mysteries of Consciousness Book

The Mysteries of Consciousness


  • Author : Ingrid Fredriksson
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-10-03
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476616902

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The Mysteries of Consciousness Excerpt :

For hundreds of years the Western world has believed that humans—indeed all living things—consist of more than pure biology. Not mere physical bodies, humans possess something else that helps to define them. In this collection of new essays scientists, psychologists, theoretical physicists and other experts in the mind-body connection explore the nature of consciousness and its future as a new paradigm in science. With contributions covering near death experiences, the concept of “free will,” conscious spacetime, DNA consciousness, the role of consciousness in the evolution of life, quantum theory and the non-local universe, the scientific basis of love, and the principles and applications of self-hypnosis, this volume clarifies the meaning of consciousness and establishes a model for further exploration into a burgeoning realm of scientific study.

The Divine Manifold Book

The Divine Manifold


  • Author : Roland Faber
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2014-07-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN 10 : 9780739191408

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In an intricate play on Dante’s Divine Comedy, this book engages questions of religion and philosophy through the aporetic dynamics of love and power, locating its discussions in the midst of, and in between the spheres of a genuine philosophy of multiplicity.

The Way of the Explorer  Revised Edition Book

The Way of the Explorer Revised Edition


  • Author : Dr. Edgar Mitchell
  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Release Date : 2008-01-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601636782

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The Way of the Explorer Revised Edition Excerpt :

In February 1971, as Apollo 14 astroanaut Edgar Mitchell hurtled Earthward through space, he was engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness. He intuitively sensed that his presence and that of the planet in the window were all part of a deliberate, universal process and that the glittering cosmos itself was in some way conscious. The experience was so overwhelming, Mitchell knew his life would never be the same.

The Way of the Explorer Book

The Way of the Explorer


  • Author : Edgar Mitchell
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2009-03-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442976115

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The Way of the Explorer Excerpt :

The Way of the Explorer traces two remarkable journeys--one through space, and one through the mind. Together they fundamentally alter the way we understand the miracle and mystery of being, and ultimately reveal humankind's role in its own destiny.

The Mystic Heart Book

The Mystic Heart


  • Author : Wayne Teasdale
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781577311409

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An interreligious monk shares his insights from both Hinduism and Christianity, revealing the road to moral capacity, nonviolence, self-knowledge, selfless service, and simplicity of lifestyle. Tour.

The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality Book

The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality


  • Author : Lisa J. Miller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 657
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199357345

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The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality Excerpt :

Postmaterial spiritual psychology posits that consciousness can contribute to the unfolding of material events and that the human brain can detect broad, non-material communications. In this regard, this emerging field of postmaterial psychology marks a stark departure from psychology's traditional assumptions about materialism, making this text particularly attractive to the current generation of students in psychology and related health and wellness disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality codifies the leading empirical evidence in the support and application of postmaterial psychological science. Sections in this volume include: - personality and social psychology factors and implications - spiritual development and culture - spiritual dialogue, prayer, and intention in Western mental health - Eastern traditions and psychology - physical health and spirituality - positive psychology - scientific advances and applications related to spiritual psychology With chapters from leading scholars in psychology, medicine, physics, and biology, The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality is an interdisciplinary reference for a rapidly emerging approach to contemporary science. This overarching work provides both a foundation and a roadmap for what is truly a new ideological age.

Quantum Buddhist Wonders of the Universe Book

Quantum Buddhist Wonders of the Universe


  • Author : Graham Smetham
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2012-07-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 602
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471773686

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An exploration of the implications of the meeting of Quantum Physics and Buddhist metaphysics for our understanding of paranormal phenomenon. The quantum nature of telepathy. The quantum truth of rebirth. The holographic principle and enlightenment. Advanced states of consciousness in Buddhist jhana meditation and the psychology of Abraham Maslow. The misleading ideas of Brian Cox and Jim Al-Khalali. Michael Mensky's Quantum Concept of Consciousness.... and much more....

The Physics of Reality Book

The Physics of Reality


  • Author : Richard L. Amoroso
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814504782

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A truly Galilean-class volume, this book introduces a new method in theory formation, completing the tools of epistemology. It covers a broad spectrum of theoretical and mathematical physics by researchers from over 20 nations from four continents. Like Vigier himself, the Vigier symposia are noted for addressing avant-garde, cutting-edge topics in contemporary physics. Among the six proceedings honoring J.-P. Vigier, this is perhaps the most exciting one as several important breakthroughs are introduced for the first time. The most interesting breakthrough in view of the recent NIST experimental violations of QED is a continuation of the pioneering work by Vigier on tight bound states in hydrogen. The new experimental protocol described not only promises empirical proof of large-scale extra dimensions in conjunction with avenues for testing string theory, but also implies the birth of the field of unified field mechanics, ushering in a new age of discovery. Work on quantum computing redefines the qubit in a manner that the uncertainty principle may be routinely violated. Other breakthroughs occur in the utility of quaternion algebra in extending our understanding of the nature of the fermionic singularity or point particle. There are several other discoveries of equal magnitude, making this volume a must-have acquisition for the library of any serious forward-looking researchers.

The Mind Body Problem  Knot or Not  Book

The Mind Body Problem Knot or Not


  • Author : Merle B. Turner
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2008-03-14
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462810345

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The Mind-Body Problem Examined The mystery of consciousness and its relationship to the mind and the material world remains a philosophical enigma. This book is a comprehensive review of the thoughts and research devoted to this problem over the last century and offers the sometimes surprising views of psychologist/philosopher Merle Turner. Written over a period of fifteen years, The Mind-Body Problem: Knot or Not? is the latest word on the identity theory--that mind and body are one. The ontological problem--reality of mind and body; the epistemic problem--interaction of the body and mind; and the methodological problem--relation of knowledge of the mind to the brain are all thoroughly explained. His audience is not limited to professionals. Any concerned lay person or student can follow the arguments. In short, this book offers a brilliant, lucid examination of consciousness and of how the divide between mind and brain can be bridged without denying the reality of either.

From Outer Space to Inner Space Book
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From Outer Space to Inner Space


  • Author : Dr. Edgar Mitchell
  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Release Date : 2023-01-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633412804

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From Outer Space to Inner Space Excerpt :

The sixth man who walked on the moon shares his journey to the stars, into the mind, and beyond. In February 1971, as Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell hurtled Earthward through space, he was engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness. He intuitively sensed that his presence and that of the planet in the window were all part of a deliberate, universal process, and that the glittering cosmos itself was, in some way, conscious. The experience was so overwhelming, Mitchell knew his life would never be the same. For the next thirty-five years, he embarked on another journey, an inward exploration of the ineffable mystery of human consciousness and being. Mitchell left NASA to form the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). There he initiated research in areas of study previously neglected by mainstream science and constructed a theory that could explain not only the mysteries of consciousness, but also the psychic event—what spiritualists call a “miracle” and scientists dismiss altogether. Mitchell also created a new dyadic model of reality, revealing a self-aware universe not predetermined by the laws of physics, preordained by deities, or infinitely malleable. While human actions are generally subject to the laws of physics, these laws are also influenced by the mind. From Outer Space to Inner Space traces two remarkable journeys—one through space and one through the mind. Together they fundamentally alter the way we understand the miracle and mystery of being, and ultimately reveal humankind’s role in its own destiny. Previously published as The Way of the Explorer, this edition includes a new foreword by Avi Loeb, an afterword by Dean Radin, and a postscript chapter by the author.

The Man Who Tasted Shapes  revised edition Book
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The Man Who Tasted Shapes revised edition


  • Author : Richard E. Cytowic
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2003-08-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 0262532557

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In this medical detective adventure, Cytowic shows how synesthesia, or "joined sensation," illuminates a wide swath of mental life and leads to a new view of what it means to be human. Richard Cytowic's dinner host apologized, "There aren't enough points on the chicken!" He felt flavor also as a physical shape in his hands, and the chicken had come out "too round." This offbeat comment in 1980 launched Cytowic's exploration into the oddity called synesthesia. He is one of the few world authorities on the subject. Sharing a root with anesthesia ("no sensation"), synesthesia means "joined sensation," whereby a voice, for example, is not only heard but also seen, felt, or tasted. The trait is involuntary, hereditary, and fairly common. It stayed a scientific mystery for two centuries until Cytowic's original experiments led to a neurological explanation—and to a new concept of brain organization that accentuates emotion over reason. That chicken dinner two decades ago led Cytowic to explore a deeper reality that, he argues, exists in everyone but is often just below the surface of awareness (which is why finding meaning in our lives can be elusive). In this medical detective adventure, Cytowic shows how synesthesia, far from being a mere curiosity, illuminates a wide swath of mental life and leads to a new view of what is means to be human—a view that turns upside down conventional ideas about reason, emotional knowledge, and self-understanding. This 2003 edition features a new afterword.