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The Search for Certainty

Author: Wilford W Spradlin; Patricia B Porterfield
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 1984.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who are we? What are we? How do we fit into the world? Or into the universe? These and other questions pertaining to ourselves and our environ­ ment are as compelling to us today as they were to our primitive ancestors. Throughout our history we have developed paradigms of thought that have attempted to answer these questions, each conceptual framework being par­ ticularly relevant to its age. We are, in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wilford W Spradlin; Patricia B Porterfield
ISBN: 9781461252122 1461252121 9780387908892 0387908897
OCLC Number: 858879981
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. The Birth of Certainty --
Civilization and Its Concepts --
Language and the Concept of Self --
Construction of the Word World --
The Anthropomorphic World of Words --
2. Spirits and Gods --
3. Christian Concepts --
4. Self, Soul, and Psyche --
The Mechanical World of Form and Function --
5. Knowledge in Numbers --
6. Living Machines --
The Relative World of Process --
7. The Return of Uncertainty --
8. The Emergence of I --
Conclusion --
9. The Death of Certainty.
Responsibility: by Wilford W. Spradlin, Patricia B. Porterfield.

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We are now, with the aid of tech- nology, able to bring together both ancient and new patterns of thought and to observe the emergence of a kaleidoscopic world view that is uniting the once dissonant  Read more...

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