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The Way of Evolution: Philosophical Essays

The Way of Evolution: Philosophical Essays
 

Dating from 1981, this collection of essays is thematically more homogeneous than anything previously written by John O'Loughlin in the genre and reflects a newly-acquired optimistic outlook on evolutionary progress as something that should culminate in a future paradise having n... read full description below.

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Published 5 June 2014 by Createspace
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Revised by O'Loughlin, John James
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ISBN-13 9781499799170
ISBN-10 1499799179
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace
Publication Date 5 June 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Revised by O'Loughlin, John James
Category Philosophy
Number of Pages 134
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 191g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
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Dating from 1981, this collection of essays is thematically more homogeneous than anything previously written by John O'Loughlin in the genre and reflects a newly-acquired optimistic outlook on evolutionary progress as something that should culminate in a future paradise having nothing whatsoever to do with the cosmic inception of life. Art, literature, music, sex, gender, history, technology and religion are the principal themes under consideration in this volume, and they're generally treated in relation to the author's philosophy of evolution, which owes not a little, in its origins, to the estimable likes of Friedrich Nietzsche, Oswald Spengler, and Teilhard de Chardin. As usual for his writings of this period, 'The Way of Evolution' ends with a series of maxims which both summarize and encapsulate its overall philosophy.

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Author's Bio

John James O'Loughlin was born in Salthill, Co. Galway, the Republic of Ireland, of Irish- and British-born parents in 1952. Following a parental split while still a child, he was brought to England by his mother and grandmother (who had initially returned to Ireland with intent to stay) in the mid-50s and subsequently attended schools in Aldershot (Hampshire), and, following the death and repatriation of his grandmother, Carshalton Beeches (Surrey), where, despite an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been put into care by his mother, he attended a state school. Graduating in 1970 with an assortment of CSE's (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCE's (General Certificate of Education), including history and music, he moved the comparatively short distance up to London and went on, via two short-lived jobs, to work at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, WC1, where he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues. After a brief flirtation with Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, he returned to his former job in the West End but retired from the ABRSM in 1976 due to a combination of factors, including ill-health, and dedicated himself to writing, which, despite a brief spell as a computer tutor at Hornsey Management Agency in the late '80s and early '90s, he has continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), Cross-Purposes (1979), Thwarted Ambitions (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), and Deceptive Motives (1982). From the mid-80s Mr O'Loughlin dedicated himself exclusively to philosophy, his true literary vocation, and has penned more than sixty titles of a philosophical order, including Devil and God - The Omega Book (1985-6), Towards the Supernoumenon (1987), Elemental Spectra (1988-9), and Philosophical Truth (1991-2). John O'Loughlin lives in Crouch End, north London, England, UK, where he continues to regard himself as a kind of bohemian intellectual.

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