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Why Materialism Is Baloney

Author : Bernardo Kastrup
ISBN : 9781782793618
Genre : Philosophy
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The present framing of the cultural debate in terms of materialism versus religion has allowed materialism to go unchallenged as the only rationally-viable metaphysics. This book seeks to change this. It uncovers the absurd implications of materialism and then, uniquely, presents a hard-nosed non-materialist metaphysics substantiated by skepticism, hard empirical evidence, and clear logical argumentation. It lays out a coherent framework upon which one can interpret and make sense of every natural phenomenon and physical law, as well as the modalities of human consciousness, without materialist assumptions. According to this framework, the brain is merely the image of a self-localization process of mind, analogously to how a whirlpool is the image of a self-localization process of water. The brain doesn't generate mind in the same way that a whirlpool doesn't generate water. It is the brain that is in mind, not mind in the brain. Physical death is merely a de-clenching of awareness. The book closes with a series of educated speculations regarding the afterlife, psychic phenomena, and other related subjects.

Information Consciousness Reality

Author : James B. Glattfelder
ISBN : 9783030036331
Genre : Science
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This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence. Over 300 years ago, the human mind discovered the machine code of reality: mathematics. By utilizing abstract thought systems, humans began to decode the workings of the cosmos. From this understanding, the current scientific paradigm emerged, ultimately discovering the gift of technology. Today, however, our island of knowledge is surrounded by ever longer shores of ignorance. Science appears to have hit a dead end when confronted with the nature of reality and consciousness. In this fascinating and accessible volume, James Glattfelder explores a radical paradigm shift uncovering the ontology of reality. It is found to be information-theoretic and participatory, yielding a computational and programmable universe.

Brief Peeks Beyond

Author : Bernardo Kastrup
ISBN : 9781785350191
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is a multi-faceted exploration and critique of the human condition as it is presently manifested. It addresses science and philosophy, explores the underlying nature of reality, the state of our society and culture, the influence of the mainstream media, the nature of free will and a number of other topics. Each of these examinations contributes an angle to an emerging idea gestalt that challenges present mainstream views and behaviors and offers a sane alternative. The book is organized as a series of short and self-contained essays, most of which can be read in under one hour.

Proceedings Of Iac Getl In Budapest 2016

Author : group of authors
ISBN : 9788090623156
Genre : Education
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International Academic Conference on Global Education, Teaching and Learning in Budapest, Hungary 2016 (IAC-GETL 2016), November 23 - 24, 2016

Strange Dimensions

Author : Jack Hunter
ISBN : 9781326360108
Genre : Religion
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It is from the paranormal's multifaceted nature that the title of this book takes its meaning. Throughout its pages we encounter, time and again, talk of a wide variety of dimensions, levels and layers, from social, cultural, psychological and physiological dimensions, to spiritual, mythic, narrative, symbolic and experiential dimensions, and onwards to other worlds, planes of existence and realms of consciousness. The paranormal is, by its very nature, multidimensional. ""Once again, Jack Hunter takes us down the proverbial rabbit hole, here with the grace, nuance and sheer intelligence of a gifted team of essayists, each working in her or his own way toward new theories of history, consciousness, spirit, the imagination, the parapsychological, and the psychedelic. Another clear sign that there is high hope in high strangeness, and that we are entering a new era of thinking about religion, about mind, about us."" -- Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred.

Damned Facts

Author : Jack Hunter
ISBN : 9963221424
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'I have a confession to make. My secret inner reaction to claims of anomalous phenomena is usually this: we haven't yet converged to even a half-decent ontology to explain the ordinary, why bother with the extra-ordinary? What this fascinating book does, however, is to disrupt our attempts to draw neat and smooth boundaries around what we consider real. The damned facts discussed in it spoil our elegant tentative models. Frankly, it's damn annoying. But books like this are also crucially important to keep us honest, insofar as our pursuit is for the truth, not merely intellectual reassurance.' - Bernardo Kastrup, author of Why Materialism is Baloney and More Than Allegory: On Religious Myth, Truth and Belief. 'Jack Hunter's Damned Facts, a collection of well-researched and closely argued essays into all things anomalous, presents some delightful, fascinating, and eye-brow raising evidence that there are more things in heaven and earth-and anywhere in between-than are dreamed of in practically anyone's philosophy. Taking their cue from the original anomalist, Charles Fort, who argued that mystery begins everywhere, Hunter and his contributors plunge headfirst into some deep waters and drag up to the surface enough oddities to satisfy even the most discerning taste in the unusual. It's my bet that Fort himself would have been damned proud.' - Gary Lachman, author of Revolutionaries of the Soul and The Secret Teachers of the Western World. Over the course of four ground-breaking books published between 1919-1932, Charles Fort gathered thousands of accounts of weird events and experiences that seemed to upset the established models of mainstream science and religion. In order to explore these events Fort developed the philosophy of Intermediatism, whereby all phenomena (from the most mundane to the most extraordinary), are understood to partake of a quasi-existence, neither real nor unreal. It is from this indeterminate vantage point that the chapters in this book begin their investigations... Jack Hunter is an anthropologist exploring the borderlands of consciousness, religion and the paranormal. He is the author of Why People Believe in Spirits, Gods and Magic (2012), editor of Strange Dimensions: A Paranthropology Anthology

Communism And The Reality Of Moral Law

Author : James D. Bales
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033628384
Genre : Communist ethics
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Darwinism Defeated?

Author : Phillip E. Johnson
ISBN : 1573831336
Genre : Philosophy
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Moments Of Modernity

Author : Becky Conekin
ISBN : UOM:39015047533867
Genre : History
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Gift to King's University College Library from Prof. Brian Patton, 2005.

The William Saroyan Reader

Author : William Saroyan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021516260
Genre : Literary Collections
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The most complete and generous sampling of the first half of an indispensable American writer's career. Here is the vintage Saroyan of the 1030s and early 1940s, the period during which the short story writer, playwright and novelist achieved a critical and popular success comparable to F. Scott Fitzgerald's during the 1920s. The selection has the added distinction of having been edited, introduced and annotated by Saroyan's son Aram. It contains five novels, 30 stories, two complete plays, a memoir, essays and a long poem.

The New Saroyan Reader

Author : William Saroyan
ISBN : 0916870804
Genre : Fiction
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Briefly outlines the life and career of William Saroyan, and gathers a selection of his short stories and essays

Christina Stead

Author : Christina Stead
ISBN : 0702225207
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Christina Stead is often coupled with Patrick White as the two most important Australian-born novelists of this century. Her published work spans five decades, but official recognition came late in her life, with an Emeritus Fellowship from the Australian National University in 1979 and the NSW Premier's Award for her contribution to Australian literature in 1982. This cross-section of Stead's work, both published and unpublished, amply displays the range of her writing as well as her political and social views. Her fiction is represented by selections from three novels and short fiction with Australian settings and associations, and by the complete novella The Puzzleheaded Girl. Material previously unavailable in book form includes extracts from interviews and the draft of a rare public talk on "The Uses of the Many Charactered Novel".

Ararat

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113217215
Genre : Armenian literature
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Giants Of Asia Conversations With Lee Kuan Yew

Author : Tom Plate
ISBN : 9789814435673
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Political genius is never without controversy, or without mystery. This is what makes it so interesting and so rare. Is Lee Kuan Yew the feral, authoritarian figure that Western critics claim? Or a stoic pioneer in new approaches to developing a nation—uncorrupt, modern, almost scientific? American journalist Tom Plate first interviewed the founder of modern Singapore in 1996 in a continuing back-and-forth with LKY that led to the summer of 2009, when the former prime minister agreed to sit down for two days of unprecedentedly informal but intense conversations that led to this special book.This new edition includes fascinating excerpts from prior interviews, as well as the author’s assessment of the man who goes down in history as the world’s longest-serving prime minister—and as one of the most unforgettable political figures of modern times. “You have done a superb job of capturing the many facets of this extraordinary man...." - Dr Henry A. Kissinger on Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew.

Bad Money

Author : Kevin Phillips
ISBN : 9781101046326
Genre : Business & Economics
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In his acclaimed book American Theocracy, Kevin Phillips warned of the perilous interaction of debt, financial recklessness, and the spiking cost (and growing scarcity) of oil- warnings that are proving to be frighteningly accurate. Now, in his most significant and timely book yet, Phillips takes the full measure of this crisis. They are a part of what he calls "bad money"- not just the depreciated dollar, but also the dangerous attitudes and the flawed products of wayward mega-finance. His devastating conclusion: In its hubris, the financial sector has hijacked the American economy and put our very global future at risk-and it may be too late to stop it.

Defeating Darwinism By Opening Minds

Author : Phillip E. Johnson
ISBN : 0830813608
Genre : Religion
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Phillip E. Johnson provides an easy-to-understand guide on how to effectively engage the debate over creation and evolution.

The Best Short Plays

Author : Margaret Gardner Mayorga
ISBN : UOM:39015049187308
Genre : Drama
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The Best One Act Plays Of

Author : Margaret Gardner Mayorga
ISBN : UCAL:B3037118
Genre : Drama
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First Things

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ISBN : UOM:39015081910252
Genre : Religion
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Resurgence

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ISBN : NWU:35556003488616
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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