Transforming Human Culture

Transforming Human Culture

Author: Jay Earley

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438401782

Category: Psychology

Page: 382

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Explains how human social evolution has led both to worthwhile achievements and moral horrors and provides perspective on today's planetary crisis by viewing it as a transition within the larger picture of social evolution.

Discreteness, Continuity, & Consciousness

Discreteness, Continuity, & Consciousness

Author: Alan M. Laibelman

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 082049528X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

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This volume is the third in elaboration of a self-consistent and comprehensive philosophical system comprising the areas of metaphysics (volume one), ethics (volume two), and epistemology (volume three). Consciousness is conceived as the principal transcendental agency bringing all of manifestation into existence. The current work focuses on methods of cognition: sensory representations, ratiocination, intuition, mystical revelation, and the parapsychological skills pertaining to telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition. The discipline of psychophysics is conceived as the unifier for all modalities. There is developed both a qualitative and a quantitative mechanism for gaining knowledge. Knowledge accumulation was proposed in volume two to be the ethical goal of all lifeforms. The purpose toward which that goal is placed in service is in resolution of the metaphysical crisis detailed in volume one.

On World Religions

On World Religions

Author: Anindita N. Balslev

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9789351501749

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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‘… Swamiji attended the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893 as a true representative of his country and religion…Through his speeches at Chicago, and his subsequent work in America and England, [he] showed the universal relevance and significance of India’s ancient philosophy and spiritual culture in solving many of the problems associated with modern living’. —Shri Pranab Mukherjee, The President of India Based on the ideas propagated by Swami Vivekananda, this book presents a brief survey of various approaches to religion and offers different perspectives of religious diversity. Scholars and philosophers of many religious traditions examine the social and cultural issues that lie at the interstices of this religious diversity. The volume throws light on several mega trends—knowledge revolution, a new kind of humanism stressing on the rights of underprivileged people, equality of gender, and protection against all forms of exploitation, injustice along with the awareness toward environmental concerns, as well as spiritual revolution—all characteristics of a new age. The contributors to this volume have devoted themselves to studying specific facets of this vast and intricate theme over many years of their respective professional careers. The interview with HH Dalai Lama, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, Karan Singh and Reverend Mpho Tutu forms the key feature of this book. The volume will appeal to those interested in Philosophy, Religion, History, Culture and Asian Studies.

Symbiosis Of Science And Spirituality Generation Of Innovation In Science For Human Survival

Symbiosis Of Science And Spirituality Generation Of Innovation In Science For Human Survival

Author: Sampooran Singh

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 8178355094

Category: Consciousness

Page: 410

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This scholarly monograph initiates an open dialogue with an open mind, with scientists, philosophers, and social activists on symbiosis of science and spirituality. It discusses the generation of innovation in Science for human survival. Part I investigates creativity in science, Part II explores symbiosis of science and spirituality, Part III deals with science, education, and ethics. Part IV- discusses A New Vision on Earthquake and Tsunamis.

Essays on Hinduism

Essays on Hinduism

Author: Karan Singh

Publisher: Ratna Sagar

ISBN: 8170701732

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Authored by Dr Karan Singh, the book discusses the basis of Hinduism, outlining the message of the Upanishads and the Bhagwad Gita.

Science, Education, Health And Consciousness

Science, Education, Health And Consciousness

Author: Sampooran Singh

Publisher: Gyan Books

ISBN: 8178354438

Category: Consciousness

Page: 366

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Science is denounced for having brought present chaos and conflict in the world. Spiritual renaissance vis-à-vis contemporary scientific self-annihilation of civilization can avert the burgeoning doom. This book deals with mutation of human psyche with consciousness of man to preserve our very existence; to bring about a new culture and resolve the crisis in human psyche. Consists of three parts-Part I highlights challenge of thought, consciousness, education, violence, relationship and society. The United Nations project launched on 23 September 2003 has been incorporated in Part II. Part III explores subject-object dualism, crisis of perception, science and spirituality. In principle, the total matter is a single dynamic flow of dimensional transformation of the whole psyche including latest discoveries of science.

Hegemonic Transitions, the State and Crisis in Neoliberal Capitalism

Hegemonic Transitions, the State and Crisis in Neoliberal Capitalism

Author: Yildiz Atasoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134026777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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More than 15 years have passed since the end of the Cold War, but uncertainty persists in the political-economic shaping of the world economy and state system. Although many countries have institutionalized neoliberal policies since the mid-1970s, these policies have not taken hold to the same degree, nor have their effects been uniform across all countries. Nevertheless there has been widespread deepening of inequalities, and, therefore, scepticism towards the neoliberal project. Uncertainty prevails not only in the relations between states, but also in the relations between forces of capital, citizens, and political power within states. Moreover, there is conceptual confusion in our understanding of the events and processes of neoliberal global transformation. This collection of essays provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical examination of neoliberal restructuring as a complex political process. In an effort to penetrate and clarify this complexity, the book explores the connections between the economy, state, society, and citizens, while also offering current examples of resistance to neoliberalism. The book provides a forum for rethinking politics that represents a turn to societal forces as essential not only to the uncovering of this complexity but also to the formulation of democratic possibilities beyond global hegemonic projects. The book does not seek to produce a new model for social change, nor does it dwell on the spatial aspects of modernity's new form or the emergence of a new state hegemony (China) or new forms of rule (empire) in managing the world capitalist economy. Instead, the book argues that an understanding of hegemonic transformations requires the problematization of global power as embedded in historically specific social relations.

Environmental Security in Transnational Contexts

Environmental Security in Transnational Contexts

Author: Harlan Koff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351176255

Category: History

Page: 138

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Much of the discussion surrounding the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 global development agenda has contextualized sustainable development within the framework of ‘transformation’, specifically prioritizing concepts such as equity, security, justice, and rights. While these debates correctly discussed power imbalances and relational obstacles to human development they have remained abstract because they focused only on the international level. In this regard, discussions have not adequately examined mechanisms that facilitate or block the emergence of sustainable development as a political priority, nor do they address specific policy proposals to link environmental justice to human development strategies. This book contends that human and environmental security should be framed in terms of transnational discussions rather than being limited to general international debates in order to examine both governance challenges and potential policy mechanisms that can effectively address environmental security issues that cross national boundaries. The chapters in this volume undertake an empirical examination of the relationships between human and environmental security, cross-border exchanges, and regional integration. They address the relationships between international norms, transnational human and environmental security issues, and the regionalization of governance in different parts of the world as the book includes comparative analyses as well as case studies from Europe, Asia and the Americas. The chapters originally published as a special issue in Globalizations.

Toward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global Era

Toward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global Era

Author: Elena Mustakova-Possardt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461473916

Category: Psychology

Page: 289

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This book explores the concept of “socially-responsible psychology in a global age” and how it might be used to organize, integrate and bring enhanced focus a field that has the potential to contribute to solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. In this volume, the editors explore the central and defining features of socially-responsible psychology, challenges that this work would face, and the mechanisms and processes by which psychological work could be synergistically integrated with the work of other disciplines. For this purpose, the volume also examines a variety of factors currently that limit psychology in carrying out this goal.