Author John H.T. Francis presents a multi-disciplinary look at prevalent interpretations and fundamental questions of human interest. He tackles many of humanity's most important and difficult topics, drawing on many fields of knowledge and action, including science, philosophy, sociology, economics, politics, anthropology, and psychology.
This study explores history, knowledge, the human mind and psyche, the nature of existence, the phenomenon of life, socio-economic and political dynamics, ethics, religions, and several current, pressing individual and collective challenges. It provides elements of answers and attempts to position subjects of general importance under a new light. Universal in his approach, Francis reaches out to those who are interested in delving deeper into the human understanding.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We live in the world of fast information consumed like fast food, in the world of the 140 characters dictatorship and the blinking news feed. It has become harder and harder to just pause in our fast paced lives and just… think! And this is exactly what ‘Reflections on Fundamental Matters’ proposes. An invitation to think. A wake-up call for the brain. Working in advertising, where concepts are only skin deep, running around in my busy social life, I found myself halted in the midst of my chaotic rhythm and pleasantly re-plunging in notions around ethics, humanity, religion, change, and many other philosophical notions inherent to life itself. It made me reconnect with a younger me that was more contemplative and maybe more profound. Non-linear, divided in independent sections, the book is accessible and friendly to the Beta non-initiated reader. Written in a simple down-to-earth style, it provokes the mind without pretension or superiority. For anyone who feels like getting back in touch with a deeper view on our world and who feels like forging a stronger culture on the concepts that shape it and define humanity in general, this is a perfect place to start.