Nature Alive Book

Nature Alive


  • Author : Adam Scarfe
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-04-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527509689

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This volume pays homage to Alfred North Whitehead’s (1861-1947) profound lecture and essay entitled “Nature Alive,” which was one of his most mature expressions of his process-relational metaphysics – a holistic conceptual framework that renders vivid the dynamic character of the natural world and the intrinsic purposiveness, selective agency, and creativity of living organisms. Inspired by, but not beholden to, Whitehead’s process metaphysical “lens,” the contributors to this volume bring a multiplicity of philosophical orientations to the table in challenging the mechanistic and reductionistic neo-Darwinian paradigm that is still dominant today in the life sciences. Mechanistic neo-Darwinism views nature and living organisms as “machines,” namely, as networks of externally related and linear causal “switches,” “dials,” “levers,” “pulleys,” and “gears,” that are “at the ready” for technological and biotechnological manipulation. Seeking a conceptual framework and a language that are more adequate to the study of the natural world and of living creatures than the mechanistic orientation, the contributors to this volume explore several of the “New Frontiers of Biology,” which are areas of biology whose findings to some extent go beyond the explanatory confines of the Modern Synthesis of natural selection and genetics. Most notably, emergence theory, the theory of organic selection, epigenetics, homeostasis, chronobiology, and autopoiesis research can provide us with key insights that can assist us in explaining how living agents emerged, including the evolutionary origins of mentality, consciousness, and mind. Moreover, attention to the “New Frontiers of Biology” can serve to “re-enchant” our understanding of the natural world and to prevent ecological devastation, through a restoration to objectivity of notions such as “intrinsic purposiveness,” “selective agency,” “creativity,” and “intrinsic value

The Journal of Sacred Literature and Biblical Record Book

The Journal of Sacred Literature and Biblical Record


  • Author : B. Harris Cowper
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2021-11-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN 10 : 9783752533606

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The Journal of Sacred Literature and Biblical Record Excerpt :

Reprint of the original, first published in 1867.

Fundamental Problems Book

Fundamental Problems


  • Author : Paul Carus
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HNTUDG

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Nature s Wonders Book

Nature s Wonders


  • Author : Richard Newton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1872
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : COLUMBIA:CR59868600

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The Catholic Encyclopedia Book
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The Catholic Encyclopedia


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1913
  • Genre: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105023622736

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Natural Science Book

Natural Science


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1896
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105010401037

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Cassell s Natural History Book

Cassell s Natural History


  • Author : Francis Martin Duncan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1913
  • Genre: Natural history
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3271891

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The Open Court Book

The Open Court


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1910
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3058178

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Natural History Museum Alive Book

Natural History Museum Alive


  • Author : Amabel Adcock
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-01
  • Genre: Extinct animals
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 0957243650

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This title explores the incredible array of extinct creatures chosen by David Attenborough in his film 'Natural History Museum Alive 3D'. Each chapter investigates the stories and myths surrounding the discovery of these priceless specimens and reveals the surprising true stories behind their journey to the museum's display cabinets.

The Perry Magazine Book

The Perry Magazine


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : SRLF:D0001891027

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Natural Hippocratic Medicine Book

Natural Hippocratic Medicine


  • Author : Carlos Casanova-Lenti
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : UCLA:L0075023960

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Images of Human Nature Book

Images of Human Nature


  • Author : Donald J. Munro
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-14
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400859740

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In this volume Donald Munro, author of important studies on early and contemporary China, provides a critical analysis of the doctrines of the Sung Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200). For nearly six centuries Confucian orthodoxy was based on Chu Hsi's commentaries on Confucian classics. These commentaries were the core of the curriculum studied by candidates for the civil service in China until 1905 and provided guidelines both for personal behavior and for official policy. Munro finds the key to the complexities of Chu Hsi's thought in his mode of discourse: the structural images of family, stream of water, mirror, body, plant, and ruler. Furthermore, he discloses the basic framework of Chu Hsi's ethics and the theory of human nature that is provided by these illustrative images. As revealed by Munro, Chu Hsi's thought is polarized between family duty and a broader altruism and between obedience to external authority and self-discovery of moral truth. To understand these tensions moves us toward clarifying the meaning of each idea in the sets. The interplay of these ideas, selectively emphasized over time by later Confucians, is a background for explaining modern Chinese thought. In it, among other things, Confucianism and Marxism-Leninism co-exist. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Contemporary Review Book

The Contemporary Review


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Genre: Literature
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015078140749

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The Athenaeum Book

The Athenaeum


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1902
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89013032008

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