I Am, Therefore I Think: A Wolrdview for the Twenty-First Century [NOOK Book]

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 ...
See more details below
I Am, Therefore I Think: A Wolrdview for the Twenty-First Century

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.95
BN.com price

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014143707
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,190,994
  • File size: 915 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.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)