I Am, Therefore I Think: A Wolrdview for the Twenty-First Century

I Am, Therefore I Think: A Wolrdview for the Twenty-First Century

by Albert Low
     
 

This book presents a new worldview that provides coherence, meaning, purpose, and value. To change the world for the better, the present crisis should be seen as an opportunity to transcend the value relativity of the prevailing worldview. A new worldview will empower us to act in a different, more constructive, less competitive, and less obsessed way.

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Overview

This book presents a new worldview that provides coherence, meaning, purpose, and value. To change the world for the better, the present crisis should be seen as an opportunity to transcend the value relativity of the prevailing worldview. A new worldview will empower us to act in a different, more constructive, less competitive, and less obsessed way.

The last great change in our worldview happened in the 17th century, beginning with the writings of Sir Francis Bacon and René Descartes, and with the discoveries made by Sir Isaac Newton and Galileo. Together they ushered in a revolutionary way to perceive the world called the Enlightenment, a very different way of perceiving reality from the religious, church-dominated world of the Middle Ages. Powering scientific research and thought, the Enlightenment revolutionized the West. But this worldview is out of step with present times; a new post-scientific worldview is emerging. I am, therefore I think: a worldview for the 21st century moves beyond Descartes and Bacon, providing an integral and visionary worldview based on Western and Buddhist thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014143707
Publisher:
Paragon House Publishers
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
936 KB

Meet the Author

Albert Low has lived for most of his life according to two different worldviews—Western and Zen Buddhist—and is well qualified to explore an entirely new world views drawing on his life experience for inspiration.

He was a business executive for the first half of his life, employed as a senior human resource executive in South Africa and later in Canada. He has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree by Queen’s University, Ontario, for academic achievement and community service. A Zen Buddhist for more than 40 years, in 1976 he retired from the business world to study and teach Zen Buddhism on a full time basis. He spent three years on the staff of the Rochester Zen Center. He has been the teacher and director of the Montreal Zen Center since 1979.

Widely read in Western and Eastern philosophy and psychology and Western science, he spent many years as a psychological counselor.

His books have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, and German.

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