THE PHENOMENON OF LIFE

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The Phenomenon Of Life

Author : Hans Jonas
ISBN : 0810117495
Genre : Philosophy
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One of the most prominent thinkers of his generation, Hans Jonas wrote on topics as diverse as the philosophy of biology, ethics and cosmology. This work sets forth a systematic philosophy of biological facts, laid out in support of his claim that mind is prefigured throughout organic existence.
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The Nature Of Order The Phenomenon Of Life

Author : Christopher Alexander
ISBN : 0972652914
Genre : Architecture
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This four-volume work allows the reader to form one picture of the world in which the perspectives from science, beauty and grace, and commonsense intuitions are interlaced.
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The Phenomenon Of Life

Author : Christopher Alexander
ISBN : 0972652906
Genre : Architecture
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The Nature Of Order The Phenomenon Of Life

Author : Christopher Alexander
ISBN : 0972652914
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 24.14 MB
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This four-volume work allows the reader to form one picture of the world in which the perspectives from science, beauty and grace, and commonsense intuitions are interlaced.
Category: Architecture

Self And The Phenomenon Of Life A Biologist Examines Life From Molecules To Humanity

Author : Lim Ramon
ISBN : 9789813203808
Genre : Science
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The book describes a common ground between the biology of life and the humanity of life without compromising either discipline. It attempts to bridge the gap between our "two cultures" — the sciences and the humanities, as advocated by C P Snow fifty years ago. This book connects our meager existence to the entire living world and the universe, physically and spiritually, through the simple perspective of "self," being defined as a system that seeks its own perpetuation.
Category: Science

The Legacy Of Hans Jonas

Author : Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
ISBN : 9789004167223
Genre : Philosophy
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An international, interdisciplinary, and interreligious retrospective examination of Hans Jonas (1903-1993) that engages his ideas in light of Existentialism, utopian thought, process philosophy and theology, Zionism, and environmentalism.
Category: Philosophy

The Dual Nature Of Life

Author : Gennadiy Zhegunov
ISBN : 9783642303944
Genre : Science
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Life is a diverse and ubiquitous phenomenon on Earth, characterized by fundamental features distinguishing living bodies from nonliving material. Yet it is also so complex that it has long defied precise definition. This book from a seasoned biologist offers new insights into the nature of life by illuminating a fascinating architecture of dualities inherent in its existence and propagation. Life is connected with individual living beings, yet it is also a collective and inherently global phenomenon of the material world. It embodies a dual existence of cycles of phenotypic life, and their unseen driver — an uninterrupted march of genetic information whose collective immortality is guaranteed by individual mortality. Although evolution propagates and tunes species of organisms, the beings produced can be regarded merely as tools for the survival and cloning of genomes written in an unchanging code. What are the physical versus informational bases and driving forces of life, and how do they unite as an integrated system? What does time mean for individuals, life on the global scale, and the underlying information? This accessible examination of principles and evidence shows that a network of dualities lies at the heart of biological puzzles that have engaged the human mind for millennia.
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The Reincarnating Mind Or The Ontopoietic Outburst In Creative Virtualities

Author : Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
ISBN : 9789401149006
Genre : Philosophy
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Tymieniecka's phenomenology of life reverses current priorities, stressing the primogenital role of aesthetic enjoyment, rather than cognition, as typifying the Human Condition. The present collection offers clues to a crucial breakthrough in the perennial uncertainties about the powers and prerogatives of the human mind. It proposes human creativity as the pivot of the mind's genesis and its endowment. In the midst of the current defiance of the transcendental certainties of cognition, this turn to the creative act of the human being represents a radical reversion to an approach to human powers that is predominated by the aesthetic virtualities of the Human Condition. The collection lays down the foundations for a new discovery of the human mind, addressing the `plumbing' of the functional system that originates in the creative potentiality of the Human Condition, undercutting the currently prevalent empirical reductionism.
Category: Philosophy

Life Death And Subjectivity

Author : Stan van Hooft
ISBN : 9042019123
Genre : Philosophy
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This book presents an exploration of concepts central to health care practice. In exploring such concepts as Subjectivity, Life, Personhood, and Death in deep philosophical terms, the book aims to draw out the ethical demands that arise when we encounter these phenomena, and also the moral resources of health care workers for meeting those demands.The series Values in Bioethicsmakes available original philosophical books in all areas of bioethics, including medical and nursing ethics, health care ethics, research ethics, environmental ethics, and global bioethics.
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Life Energies Forces And The Shaping Of Life Vital Existential

Author : Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
ISBN : 1402006276
Genre : Philosophy
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The nature of life consists in a constructive becoming (see Analecta Husserliana vol. 70). Though caught up in its relatively stable, stationary intervals manifesting the steps of its accomplishments that our attention is fixed. In this selection of studies we proceed, in contrast, to envisage life in the Aristotelian perspective in which energia, forces, and dynamisms of life at work are at the fore. Startling questions emerge: `what distinction could be drawn between the prompting forces of life and its formation? Or, is this distinction a result of our transcendental faculties?' The answers to these questions reveal themselves, as Tymieniecka proposes, at the phenomenologically ontopoietic level of life's origination where transcendentality surges.
Category: Philosophy