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Armageddon or evolution? : the scientific method and escalating world problems

Author: Bernard S Phillips
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, ©2009.
Series: Advancing the sociological imagination.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An accessible book advocating a broad scientific approach to confront the various threats of human extinction and an evolution in our thinking.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Phillips, Bernard S.
Armageddon or evolution?
Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, ©2009
(OCoLC)607648768
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard S Phillips
ISBN: 9781594516061 1594516065
OCLC Number: 226355640
Description: xx, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The scientific method --
The aspirations-fulfillment gap --
Theoretical framework --
Plan of this book --
pt. 2. Physical and biological structures --
Flatland versus spaceland/timeland --
Invisible man versus visible man --
pt. 3. Personality structures --
"Heart": alienation versus expressive orientation --
"Head": stratified or bureaucratic versus evolutionary worldview --
"Hand": addiction versus meaningful and expressive rituals --
pt. 4. Social structures --
"Heart": anomie versus cultural value fulfillment --
"Head": bureaucratic versus scientific worldview --
"Hand": stratification versus conscious evolution --
pt. 5. The situation --
"Heart": negative reinforcement versus positive reinforcement --
"Head": stereotypical versus hypothetical ideas --
"Hand": conformity versus praxis.
Series Title: Advancing the sociological imagination.
Responsibility: Bernard Phillips.
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