A New Renaissance: Transforming Science, Spirit, and Society

A New Renaissance: Transforming Science, Spirit, and Society

by David Lorimer
     
 

This book diagnoses an urgent need for change and renewal in a period of crisis for philosophy, science and society

The Florentine Renaissance, some six hundred years ago, took a huge leap forward into realism, rationality and self-awareness. We stand now at a similar junction in history. It is apparent to many that reductionist science with its materialist

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This book diagnoses an urgent need for change and renewal in a period of crisis for philosophy, science and society

The Florentine Renaissance, some six hundred years ago, took a huge leap forward into realism, rationality and self-awareness. We stand now at a similar junction in history. It is apparent to many that reductionist science with its materialist values - the worldview that has driven modern culture for the last two centuries - is losing credibility. Its objectives of growth and acquisition, and its guiding principles asserting that there is no intrinsic meaning to life or purpose in the cosmos, are now widely seen as creating an unsustainable world.

The essays gathered in A New Renaissance are a cultural response to the failings of the materialist worldview. The first part diagnoses the sources of the crisis in today's world. The second section searches for a new understanding of consciousness and mind. The third section looks to a renewal of spirituality beyond religion. The fourth section examines possible reforms in politics, economics and education to help bring forth a society that can sustain the flourishing of human beings in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863157592
Publisher:
Floris Books
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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