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The Science Of Possibility

Author : Freeman Jon
ISBN : 0956010733
Genre : Religion
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This book offers a radical perspective uniting science with spiritual experience and non-ordinary views of reality. It provides a comprehensive view through physics, biology, genetics, psychology and human development. The result is a connected web that shows the patterns connecting consciousness to material existence. It reveals the non-ordinary reality of intuition, psychic experience and alternative medicine as not just side-effects created by human minds, but as the ground base of reality that underpins and defines material existence. Everything that universe consists of rests in patterns of relationship. All that we are lives in and influences those patterns. This is the source of our potential and possibility.
Category: Religion

The Science Of Making Things Happen

Author : Kim Marcille Romaner
ISBN : 9781577318538
Genre : Self-Help
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Describes five principles, taken from recent scientific discoveries, that can be used to realize one's dreams.
Category: Self-Help

Descartes And The Possibility Of Science

Author : Peter A. Schouls
ISBN : 080143775X
Genre : Science
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Joining these topics together within the context of Cartesian doctrine, Schouls opens up a substantially new reading of the Meditations and a more complete picture of Descartes as a scientist."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Science

The Physics Of Possibility

Author : Michael Tondre
ISBN : 9780813941462
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Physics of Possibility traces the sensational birth of mathematical physics in Victorian literature, science, and statistics. As scientists took up new breakthroughs in quantification, they showed how all sorts of phenomena—the condition of stars, atoms, molecules, and nerves—could be represented as a set of probabilities through time. Michael Tondre demonstrates how these techniques transformed the British novel. Fictions of development by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and others joined the vogue for alternative possibilities. Their novels not only reflected received pieties of maturation but plotted a wider number of deviations from the norms of reproductive adulthood. By accentuating overlooked elements of form, Tondre reveals the novel’s changing identification with possible worlds through the decades when physics became a science of all things. In contrast to the observation that statistics served to invent normal populations, Tondre brings influential modes of historical thinking to the foreground. His readings reveal an acute fascination with alternative temporalities throughout the period, as novelists depicted the categories of object, action, and setting in new probabilistic forms. Privileging fiction’s agency in reimagining historical realities, never simply sanctioning them, Tondre revises our understanding of the novel and its ties to the ascendant Victorian sciences.
Category: Literary Criticism

Space Life Science And Stories

Author : Carl L. DeVito
ISBN : 9781527543645
Genre : Science
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Some time ago, an unusual book sold over seventy million copies and was translated into twenty-eight languages. It dealt with the possibility of life from the cosmos visiting humanity. This was just one of many surges of public interest in this matter. Unfortunately, the scientific community rarely addresses the causes of these surges. This leaves many confused, not sure what to believe. Indeed, there are always those who try to exploit this confusion. This book explores the causes of the surges, the stories they generate and the relevant science. It does not presuppose in-depth knowledge on the part of the reader, allowing them to become aware of the sciences behind these stories, and to judge them for themselves.
Category: Science

The Possibility Of Naturalism

Author : Roy Bhaskar
ISBN : 9781134639410
Genre : Philosophy
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Since its original publication in 1979, The Possibility of Naturalism has been one of the most influential works in contemporary philosophy of science and social science. It is one of the cornerstones of the critical realist position, which is now widely seen as offering perhaps the only viable alternative to positivism and post positivism. This edition contains a new foreword.
Category: Philosophy

The Creativity Crisis

Author : Roberta B. Ness
ISBN : 9780199375387
Genre : Medical
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"The Creativity Crisis excavates the root causes of America's innovation slow-down, showing why revolutionary insights are no longer chased by young talent. Economically and socially, caution has overtaken creation. This book is ultimately a roadmap for reinvigorating innovation within the system of science"--
Category: Medical

Time Travel In Einstein S Universe

Author : J. Richard Gott
ISBN : 0618257357
Genre : Science
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A leading astrophysicist takes time travel science fiction to science fact, speculating on the real possibility that temporal navigation might be within the grasp of humanity. Reprint.
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The Scientific Enterprise

Author : Edna Ullmann-Margalit
ISBN : 9789401126885
Genre : Philosophy
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The volume before us is the fourth in the series of proceedings of what used to be the Israel Colloquium for the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science. This Colloquium has in the meantime been renamed. It now bears the name of Yehoshua Bar-Hillel (1915-1975). Bar-Hillel was an eminent philosopher of science, language, and cognition, as well as a fearless fighter for enlightenment and a passionate teacher who had a durable influence on Israeli philosophical life. The essays collected in this volume have of course this much in common, that they are all in, of, and pertaining to science. They also share the property of having all been delivered before live, and often lively, audiences in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv, in the years 1984-1986. As is customary in the volumes of this series, the essays and commentaries presented here are intended to strike a rather special balance between the disciplines to which the Colloquium is dedicated. The historical and sociological vantage point is addressed in Kramnick's and Mali's treatment of Priestley, in Vickers' and Feldhay's studies of the Renaissance occult, and in Warnke's and Barasch's work on the imagination. From a philosophical angle several concepts, all material to the methodology of science, are taken up: rule following, by Smart and Margalit; analysis, by Ackerman; explanation, by Taylor; and the role of mathematics in physics, by Levy-Leblond and Pitowsky.
Category: Philosophy

Hegel S Actuality Chapter Of The Science Of Logic

Author : Nahum Brown
ISBN : 9781498560573
Genre : Philosophy
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Brown offers close textual analysis of Hegel’s theory of modality (actuality, possibility, necessity, contingency). It situates Hegel within historical and contemporary debates about metaphysics, bringing him into dialogue with Aristotle, Leibniz, Kant, Heidegger, and Agamben. It is of benefit to anyone interested in the history of possibility.
Category: Philosophy

Theory And Reality

Author : Peter Godfrey-Smith
ISBN : 0226300617
Genre : Science
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How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is "really" like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality, Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the reader on a grand tour of one hundred years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science. Intended for undergraduates and general readers with no prior background in philosophy, Theory and Reality covers logical positivism; the problems of induction and confirmation; Karl Popper's theory of science; Thomas Kuhn and "scientific revolutions"; the views of Imre Lakatos, Larry Laudan, and Paul Feyerabend; and challenges to the field from sociology of science, feminism, and science studies. The book then looks in more detail at some specific problems and theories, including scientific realism, the theory-ladeness of observation, scientific explanation, and Bayesianism. Finally, Godfrey-Smith defends a form of philosophical naturalism as the best way to solve the main problems in the field. Throughout the text he points out connections between philosophical debates and wider discussions about science in recent decades, such as the infamous "science wars." Examples and asides engage the beginning student; a glossary of terms explains key concepts; and suggestions for further reading are included at the end of each chapter. However, this is a textbook that doesn't feel like a textbook because it captures the historical drama of changes in how science has been conceived over the last one hundred years. Like no other text in this field, Theory and Reality combines a survey of recent history of the philosophy of science with current key debates in language that any beginning scholar or critical reader can follow.
Category: Science

Beyond The Science Wars

Author : Ullica Christina Olofsdotter Segerstråle
ISBN : 0791446182
Genre : Science
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Contextualizes the "Science Wars" from interdisciplinary sociological, historical, scientific, political, and cultural perspectives.
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Shockwaves Of Possibility

Author : Phillip E. Wegner
ISBN : 3034307411
Genre : Literary Criticism
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<I>Shockwaves of Possibility explores the deep utopianism of one of the most significant modern cultural practices: science fiction. The author contends that utopianism is not simply a motif in SF, but rather is fundamental to its narrative dynamics. Drawing upon a rich array of theory and criticism in SF and utopian studies, the book opens with a global periodizing history that shows the inseparability of SF from developments in other cultural fields. It goes on to examine literature, film, television, comics, and animation in order to demonstrate SF's unique effectiveness for grappling with the upheavals brought about by globalization. <I>Shockwaves of Possibility proves SF's vitality in the brave new world of the twenty-first century, as it illuminates the contours of the present and educates our desire for a radically other future.
Category: Literary Criticism

Possibility Theory

Author : Didier Dubois
ISBN : 9781468452877
Genre : Mathematics
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In the evolution of scientific theories, concern with uncertainty is almost invariably a concomitant of maturation. This is certainly true of the evolution· of physics, economics, operations research, communication sciences, and a host of other fields. And it is true of what has been happening more recently in the area of artificial intelligence, most notably in the development of theories relating to the management of uncertainty in knowledge-based systems. In science, it is traditional to deal with uncertainty through the use of probability theory. In recent years, however, it has become increasingly clear that there are some important facets of uncertainty which do not lend themselves to analysis by classical probability-based methods. One such facet is that of lexical elasticity, which relates to the fuzziness of words in natural languages. As a case in point, even a simple relation X, Y, and Z, expressed as if X is small and Y is very large then between Z is not very small, does not lend itself to a simple interpretation within the framework of probability theory by reason of the lexical elasticity of the predicates small and large.
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Author : K. A. Perkins
ISBN : 1548136549
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The Most High gave the average person 28,000 days to leave a legacy. But most people are caught in a cycle of merely surviving and living beneath their destiny. Millions of hardworking people live their lives in the despair and the hopelessness that comes from life's disappointments. They experience daily an environment that is not a harmonious balance of worship, work, and service. Until Now! Tikvah, which is Hebrew for Hope, is a compelling invitation to take an epic journey to discover the Keys to Living an Unlimited Life and releasing individual Pearls of Possibility. In this book, K.A. Perkins explains the science of hope, the art of activating one's pearls of possibility, and universal truths that govern our TIKVAH. This powerful book is the result of K.A. Perkins' 10-year journey to understand the power the power and complexities of TIKVAH (Hope). This personal and spiritual manifesto explains how hope operates in the lives of YHWH's Children from the realm of the cosmos to its powerful ability to sustain them daily in peace and harmony. This insightful, life-changing book will encourage, provoke, and awaken the Ruach within and propel you to transform the world by inspiring others to live a life of TIKVAH.