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Suns, myths and men.

Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: New York, Norton [1968]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Moore
OCLC Number: 1186256
Notes: Earlier ed. pub. under title: The story of man and the stars.
Description: 3-236 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : the problem of communication. The historicity of communication --
The varied senses of "communication" --
Sorting theoretical debates in (and via) the 1920s --
Technical and therapeutic discourses after World War II. 1. Dialogue and dissemination. Dialogue and eros in the Phaedrus --
Dissemination in the synoptic gospels. 2. History of an error : the spiritualist tradition. Christian sources --
From matter to mind : "communication" in the seventeenth century --
Nineteenth-century spiritualism. 3. Toward a more robust vision of spirit : Hegel, Marx, and Kierkegaard. Hegel on recognition --
Marx (versus Locke) on money --
Kierkegaard's incognitos. 4. Phantasms of the living, dialogues with the dead. Recording and transmission --
Hermeneutics as communication with the dead --
Dead letters. 5. The quest for authentic connection, or bridging the chasm. The interpersonal walls of idealism --
Fraud or contact? : James on psychical research --
Reach out and touch someone : the telephonic uncanny --
Radio : broadcasting as dissemination (and dialogue). 6. Machines, animals, and aliens : horizons of incommunicability. The Turing test and the insuperability of eros --
Animals and empathy with the inhuman --
Communication with aliens. Conclusion : a squeeze of the hand. The gaps of which communication is made --
The privilege of the receiver --
The dark side of communication --
The irreducibility of touch and time.

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