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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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              28 May 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 28 May 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Idea of the World: A multi-disciplinary argument for the mental nature of reality
             

            The Idea of the World: A multi-disciplinary argument for the mental nature of reality (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kastrup, Bernardo

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            A rigorous case for the primacy of mind in nature, from philosophy to neuroscience, psychology and physics.

            ISBN 9781785357398
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2019
            Publisher John Hunt Publishing
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            Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

            Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe (Hardback)

            By Greene, Brian

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            Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time and invites us to ponder meaning in the face of this unimaginable expanse. He shows us how, despite the universe's tendency toward entropy, remarkable structures form: planets, stars, and ga...laxies provide islands in a sea of disorder; biochemical mechanisms animate life; neurons, information, and thought give rise to complex consciousness, which in turn creates cultures and their timeless myths and creativity. Through a series of nested stories Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. Science has proven to be modern society's greatest source for meaning, and Brian Greene takes us on a grand tour of the universe while always keeping his eye on one central question: What does it all mean?
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            ISBN 9780241295984
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Learning Who You Are: An Introduction to Experimental Spirituality
               

            Learning Who You Are: An Introduction to Experimental Spirituality (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Calvert, Peter; Hill, Keith

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            Learning Who You Are offers the spiritually inquisitive and adventurous a unique, contemporary perspective on what it is to be human, and what may be achieved while living on this often perplexing planet.

            ISBN 9780995120440
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Medieval Philosophy: A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 4
             

            Medieval Philosophy: A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 4 (Hardback)

            By Adamson, Peter

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            Adamsom offers a lively and accessible tour through 600 years of intellectual history, offering a feast of new ideas in every area of philosophy. He introduces us to some of the greatest thinkers of the Western tradition including Abelard, Anselm, Aquinas, Hildegard of Bingen, an...d Julian of Norwich.
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            ISBN 9780198842408
            Released NZ 4 Oct 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Series A History of Philosophy
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            The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

            The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance (Paperback)

            By Gottlieb, Anthony

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            Already a classic, this landmark account of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages. The Dream of Reason takes a fresh look at the writings of the great thinkers of classic philosophy and questions many pieces of conventional w...isdom. The book invites comparison with Bertrand Russell's monumental History of Western Philosophy, but Gottlieb's book is less idiosyncratic and based on more recent scholarship (Colin McGinn, Los Angeles Times). A New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Best Book, and a Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2001.
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            ISBN 9780141983844
            Released NZ 3 Oct 2016
            Publisher Penguin
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            Radical Evil

            Radical Evil (Paperback)

            Edited by Copjec, Joan

            Based on the concept of radical evil, an evil at the very heart of the ethical problematic, this book focuses on the modern or political notion of evil as it takes shape in Kant, as it is prefigured by Machiavelli and later developed by Schelling.

            ISBN 9781859840061
            Released NZ 17 Jun 1996
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Philosophy: A Theological Critique

            Philosophy: A Theological Critique (Paperback)

            By Milbank, John

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            This proposed book is an attempt to place theology and philosophy in an entirely new sort of relationship. Instead of regarding philosophy as a prolegomenon to theology, I suggest that the enterprises should rather run in interlinked parallel and that if a philosophical critique ...of theology is possible, then so is the reverse. This is what this book seeks to carry out. It builds upon the new historiography of philosophy in recent years which shows that the turn to a recognisable 'modern' philosophy occurred around the year 1300 and not with Kant. One implication of this is that this turn was itself highly theological and therefore that modern philosophy is grounded in a certain kind of theology. If that theology can be called into question on theological grounds, then so, also, in certain respects, can almost the entirety of modern philosophy in its dominant currents. The book also builds upon a related new non-Kantian return to metaphysics in early 21st century philosophy, which often takes the form of a quest for a pure immanence. While upholding the return to metaphysics I criticise this quest, and reveal its inherent problems, especially the way it tends to re-engender virulent forms of dualism. Instead I contend that, perhaps surprisingly, only philosophies of transcendence linked with a Christian theology can overcome these dualities and in particular sustain a mediating balance between 'life' and 'truth'.
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            ISBN 9781405182386
            Released NZ 13 Jun 2014
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Cultivating the Soul

            Cultivating the Soul (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Zoja, Luigi; Translated by Kyburz, Mark; Peck, John

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            In Cultivating the Soul Luigi Zoja argues that the soul's 'cultivation' underpins all cultural phenomena. The author examines the mythopoetic function in human beings by locating Psychoanalysis within the history of the Western world and firmly rooting it in the classical traditi...on. When for example, Zoja links psychoanalytic narration with the epic-tragic narration in Greek civilization, he is establishing a remarkable kind of continuity, one which transcends centuries of economic, political and social change to insist on the timeless human need to tell a life story with passion in order to make sense of it. Zoja's masterful knowledge of the classical world is here used dialectically, to understand and explicate our modern-day predicaments. Whether employing classical notions, like hubris, (to analyze the modern phenomenon of arrogant acquisitiveness), or deploying a contemporary perspective on antiquity (to examine, for instance Homer's own technique of mass communication ), Zoja's words fall like a sword cutting through to the core of what he sees as the inertia of much contemporary thinking. The author explores what he sees as the failure in the formation of a contemporary European identity. Lacking formative myths, with psyches mutilated by the failure of the mythopoetic function, today's citizens are left with little other than an economic reality called Europe to orient them. It is in such a context that Zoja claims a crucial role for Psychoanalysis in elucidating cultural, social and political phenomena. In these eighteen essays, spanning ten years and grappling with thinkers from Plato to Hillman, Bloch to Ortega, Michelangelo to Rilke, and Nietzsche to Freud and Jung, Luigi Zoja consolidates his position as one of Europe's most erudite, skillful, and genuinely helpful thinkers.
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            ISBN 9781853437588
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2005
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Apology: Of Socrates to the Jury
             

            The Apology: Of Socrates to the Jury (EPUB ebook)

            By Xenophondakyns, H. G.; Dakyns, H. G.

            One of the greatest and most influential thinkers in human history, Greek philosopher Socrates was ultimately sentenced to death after being convicted of impiety and corrupting the minds of Athens' youth. However, rather than shirking his death sentence...

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            Language en
            Released NZ 1 May 2014
            Publisher The Floating Press
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