Why the World Doesn't Seem to Make Sense
An Inquiry Into Science, Philosophy, and PerceptionBook - 2012 | First Sentient Publications edition --.
This book offers an eminently down-to-earth, practical, and non-technical response to the urgent questions posed by contemporary science and philosophy. It does not require readers to have any familiarity with modern or classical physics, philosophy, formal logic, or any other specific body of knowledge. The book takes the reader on a journey that examines our most basic assumptions about reality; focuses on fundamental questions of knowledge, perception, and belief, both in the light of quantum research (which yields contradictions) and ancient wisdom (which anticipated such contradictions); and ultimately suggests not only a new way of seeing the world, but a set of practical and ethical principles for living in it and experiencing it, free of mind-boggling contradiction. The primary purpose of this book is to help readers learn to perceive the world directly -- as it is, not how they conceive it to be. It is through this perception that each of us can answer profound moral questions, resolve philosophical and ethical dilemmas, and live lives of harmony and joy.
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Sentient Publications, 2012.
Edition: First Sentient Publications edition --.
Branch Call Number: 299.934 HAG
Characteristics: xi, 303 pages :,illustrations
Alternative Title: Why the world does not seem to make sense