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            The Flip: Who You Really Are and Why It Matters
             

            The Flip: Who You Really Are and Why It Matters (Paperback)

            By Kripal, Jeffrey J.

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              7 Jul 20

            Why do we know so much more about the cosmos than our own consciousness? Are there limits to the scientific method? Why do we assume that only science, mathematics and technology reveal truth? The Flip shows us what happens when we realise that consciousness is fundamental to the... cosmos and not some random evolutionary accident or surface cognitive illusion; that everything is alive, connected, and 'one'. We meet the people who have made this visionary, intuitive leap towards new forms of knowledge: Mark Twain's prophetic dreams, Marie Curie's seances, Einstein's cosmically attuned mind. But these forms of knowledge are not archaic; indeed, they are essential in a universe that has evolved specifically to be understandable by the consciousnesses we inhabit. The Flip peels back the layers of our beliefs about the world to reveal a visionary, new way of understanding ourselves and everything around us, with huge repercussions for how we live our lives. After all, once we have flipped, we understand that the cosmos is not just human. The human is also cosmic.
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            ISBN 9780141992563
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction
              

            Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Gaukroger, Stephen

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            Objectivity is both an essential and elusive philosophical concept. This Very Short Introduction explores the theoretical and practical problems raised by objectivity, and also deals with the way in which particular understandings of objectivity impinge on social research, scienc...e, and art.
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            ISBN 9780199606696
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            A Passion for Ignorance: What We Choose Not to Know and Why
             

            A Passion for Ignorance: What We Choose Not to Know and Why (Hardback, New edition)

            By Salecl, Renata

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              15 Sep 20

            An original and provocative exploration of our capacity to ignore what is inconvenient or traumatic Ignorance, whether passive or active, conscious or unconscious, has always been a part of the human condition, Renata Salecl argues. What has changed in our post-truth, postindustr...ial world is that we often feel overwhelmed by the constant flood of information and misinformation. It sometimes seems impossible to differentiate between truth and falsehood and, as a result, there has been a backlash against the idea of expertise, and a rise in the number of people actively choosing not to know. The dangers of this are obvious, but Salecl challenges our assumptions, arguing that there may also be a positive side to ignorance, and that, by addressing its role in society, we may be able to reclaim the role of knowledge. Drawing on philosophy, social and psychoanalytic theory, popular culture, and her own experience, Salecl explores how the passion for ignorance plays out in many different aspects of life today, from love, illness, trauma, and the fear of failure to genetics, forensic science, big data, and the Incel movement-and she concludes that ignorance is a complex phenomenon that can, on occasion, benefit individuals and society as a whole. The result is a fascinating investigation of how the knowledge economy became an ignorance economy, what it means for us, and what it tells us about the world today.
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            ISBN 9780691195605
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe
             

            Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe (Hardback)

            By Mercier, Hugo

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            Why people are not as gullible as we think Not Born Yesterday explains how we decide who we can trust and what we should believe-and argues that we're pretty good at making these decisions. In this lively and provocative book, Hugo Mercier demonstrates how virtually all attempts ...at mass persuasion-whether by religious leaders, politicians, or advertisers-fail miserably. Drawing on recent findings from political science and other fields ranging from history to anthropology, Mercier shows that the narrative of widespread gullibility, in which a credulous public is easily misled by demagogues and charlatans, is simply wrong. Why is mass persuasion so difficult? Mercier uses the latest findings from experimental psychology to show how each of us is endowed with sophisticated cognitive mechanisms of open vigilance. Computing a variety of cues, these mechanisms enable us to be on guard against harmful beliefs, while being open enough to change our minds when presented with the right evidence. Even failures-when we accept false confessions, spread wild rumors, or fall for quack medicine-are better explained as bugs in otherwise well-functioning cognitive mechanisms than as symptoms of general gullibility. Not Born Yesterday shows how we filter the flow of information that surrounds us, argues that we do it well, and explains how we can do it better still.
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            ISBN 9780691178707
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning
             

            The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning (Hardback)

            By Gleiser, Marcelo

            Why discovering the limits to science may be the most powerful discovery of all

            ISBN 9780465031719
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2014
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Modality

            A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Modality (Hardback)

            By Borghini, Andrea

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            An up-to-date introduction to contemporary metaphysical theories of possibility and necessity, featuring an historical overview of the metaphysics of modality

            ISBN 9781472524263
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2016
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Bloomsbury Critical Introductions to Contemporary Metaphysics
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            Philosophy of Social Science: The Philosophical Foundations of Social Thought
             

            Philosophy of Social Science: The Philosophical Foundations of Social Thought (Paperback)

            By Benton, Ted; Craib, Ian

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            This text offers a comprehensive introduction to philosophical problems in the social sciences, encompassing traditional and contemporary perspectives. The authors argue that there are no final answers to questions raised, only better questions.

            ISBN 9780333774991
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2001
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Traditions in Social Theory
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            Foresight and Knowledge
             

            Foresight and Knowledge (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Simon, Yves R.; Translated by Somin, Anthony O.; Simon, Anthony O.; Nelson, Ralph

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            This work on the philosophy of science is based on the author's belief that philosophy and science are both seeking explanation. He calls this critical realism, after Jacques Maritain. The central focus of Simon's treatment is the problem of determinism, causality and chance.

            ISBN 9780823216222
            Released NZ 1 Jan 1999
            Publisher Inbooks
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism
              

            The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism (Hardback)

            Edited by Altman, M.

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            The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism features essays from leading scholars on German philosophy. It is the most comprehensive secondary source available, covering not only the full range of work by Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel, but also idealists such as Reinhold and Sch...openhauer, critics such as Jacobi, Maimon, and the German Romantics
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            ISBN 9781137334749
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2014
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism
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            Judgment and Agency

            Judgment and Agency (Hardback)

            By Sosa, Ernest

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            Ernest Sosa extends his distinctive approach to epistemology, intertwining issues concerning the role of the will in judgment and belief with issues of epistemic evaluation. While noting that human knowledge trades on distinctive psychological capacities, Sosa also emphasizes the... role of the social in human knowledge.
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            ISBN 9780198719694
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2015
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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