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This Strange Eventful History: A Philosophy of Meaning

Paul Bradley

Editore: Algora Publishing, 2011
ISBN 10: 0875868770 / ISBN 13: 9780875868776
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Titolo: This Strange Eventful History: A Philosophy ...

Casa editrice: Algora Publishing

Data di pubblicazione: 2011

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Riassunto: All of us must seek at a personal and a general level for a philosophy of meaning in life, this strange eventful history, to borrow a descriptive phrase for our existence from Shakespeare. A sense of meaning is essential for peace of mind, yet meaning may appear elusive in our present-day divided world.

This book sets out to survey our options concisely, drawing on philosophy, religion, science and art, across the gamut from classical philosophers to atheists, mystics, sensualists, agnostics, primatologists, neuroscientists, Unifaith believers, Interfaith, Multifaith and lastly Transfaith, to seek a religious attitude freed from myth and magic. A new concept of intelligent design is examined, linked with Panspermia, independent of the concept of anthropomorphic creation.

Each chapter draws on the opinions of two (or more) prominent inter-related thinkers, including Sartre, Foucault, and Frankl, Freud and Richard Dawkins, Carl Jung and Mircea Eliade, the Greeks and the Buddha, Van Gogh and Gauguin, and many others, to help us form an opinion, often provocatively, with no holds barred! The stimulating inter-relationship between these stars steers us on a path towards a viewpoint of Cosmic Compassionate Plurality.

The Existentialist philosophers cautioned that life is essentially meaningless but they allowed that we may choose ourselves. Certainly, our choices are many and various in this current era. Often, however, we bemoan the lack of time to read and research those possibilities. This book sets out to provide the needed background material.

L'autore: PAUL BRADLEY MD, FDS, FRCS, earned a Certificate in Religion and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Bradley has been a professor in the Universities of Edinburgh, London and currently teaches at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.His hobby is the study of world religions and philosophies, both theistic and non theistic. Much of his research material is obtained during academic visits; he has been an invited lecturer to over 30 countries.

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