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Author Nicolescu, Basarab, author.

Title From modernity to cosmodernity : science, culture, and spirituality / Basarab Nicolescu.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2014]

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 UniM Bail  110 NICO    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in Western Esoteric Traditions.
SUNY series in Western esoteric traditions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-252) and indexes.
Contents Chapter 1 From Shattered Culture Toward Transculture 3 -- Christian Origin of Modem Science 3 -- Do Science and Culture Have Something in Common? 7 -- Transcultural and the Mirror of the Other 10 -- Transreligious Attitude and the Presence of the Sacred 14 -- Chapter 2 Contemporary Physics and the Western Tradition 19 -- Tradition and Traditions 19 -- Science and Tradition: Two Poles of a Contradiction 20 -- A Possible Bridge between Sciences and Tradition: The Rationality of the World 23 -- Describing God's Being... 24 -- Movement and Discontinuity: The Eternal Genesis of Reality 26 -- Scientific Thinking and Symbolic Thinking: Icons and Thêmata 30 -- A Necessary Encounter 34 -- Chapter 3 Grandeur and Decadence of Scientism 37 -- Classical Vision of the World and the Death of Man 37 -- Modem Mahabharata-like Drama: The Quantum Vision of the World 40 -- Chapter 4 Valley of Astonishment: The Quantum World 45 -- About the Difficulties of the Journey 45 -- Planck, Discontinuity, and the Quantum Revolution 47 -- Particle and Quantum Spontaneity 50 -- Heisenberg's Relations and the Failure of Classic Determinism 52 -- Multiplicity of Quantum Values and the Role of Observation 53 -- Quantum Vacuum: A Full Vacuum 54 -- Quantum Nonseparability 56 -- Chapter 5 Endless Route of the Unification of the World 59 -- Is a Single Energy the Source of the World's Diversity? 59 -- Final Theory: Superstrings? 62 -- Unification of Heaven and Earth 63 -- Can Everything Be Unified? 65 -- Everything Is Vibration 66 -- Mystery Theorists 70 -- Seekers of Truth 71 -- Chapter 6 Strange Fourth Dimension 75 -- Chapter 7 Bootstrap Principle and the Uniqueness of Our World 87 -- Eddington and the Epistemological Principles 87 -- Unity and Self-Consistency: The Bootstrap Principle 88 -- Is There a Nuclear Democracy? 91 -- Bootstrap and the Anthropic Principle 92 -- Methodological Considerations 95 -- Chapter 8 Complexity and Reality 99 -- Emergence of Complex Plurality 99 -- Some Reflections on Systemic Thinking 101 -- Systemic Thinking and Quantum Physics 102 -- Levels of Reality 104 -- Is There a Cosmic Bootstrap? 107 -- Evolution and Involution 110 -- Chapter 9 Human Being: The Most Perfect of All Signs 113 -- Natural Language and Scientific Language 113 -- Peirce and Spontaneity 114 -- Invariance and Thirdness 116 -- Possibility of a Universal Language 118 -- Chapter 10 Beyond Dualism 121 -- A Stick Always Has Two Ends 121 -- Stéphane Lupasco (1900-1988): The Herald of the Coming Third 125 -- Included Third 127 -- Ternary Dialectics of Reality 128 -- Triadic Systemogenesis and the Three Matters 130 -- Nonseparability and the Unity of the World 131 -- Nature of Space-Time 131 -- Is Lupasco a Prophet of the Irrational? 132 -- Experienced Third 134 -- Chapter 11 Psychophysical Problem 137 -- Reduction and Reductionism 137 -- Coincidentia Oppositorum and Hermetic Irrationalism 138 -- Core of the Problem: We Are Too Deeply Immersed in the Seventeenth Century 139 -- Most Important Task of Our Time: A New Idea about Reality 142 -- New Perspectives in the Ternary-Qua ternary Debate 142 -- Umberto Eco's Logical and Epistemological Error 144 -- Chapter 12 From the Quantum World to Ionesco's Antitheater And Quantum Aesthetics 147 -- For a Yes or for a No 147 -- Ionesco and the Non-Aristotelian Theater 148 -- Gregorio Morales: Quantum Aesthetics and Quantum Theater 151 -- Chapter 13 Theater of Peter Brook as a Field of Study of Energy Movement and Interrelations 155 -- Chapter 14 From Contemporary Science to the World of Art 167 -- André Breton and the Logic of Contradiction 167 -- Georges Mathieu and Aristotle's Cage 169 -- Salvador Dali and Nuclear Mysticism 170 -- Frédéric Benrath, Karel Appel, and René Huyghe 174 -- Chapter 15 Vision of Reality and Reality of Vision 177 -- Poincaré and Sudden Enlightenment 178 -- Hadamard and Thinking without Words 180 -- Kepler and the Living Earth 182 -- Bohr and Complementarity 184 -- Understanding the Reality of the Imaginary: The Imaginary and the Imaginal 186 -- Chapter 16 Can Science Be a Religion? 189 -- Clowns of the Impossible 189 -- Highlights of the New Barbarity 190 -- Between the Anecdote and the Unspeakable 191 -- Sokal Affair Beyond Three Extremisms 193 -- A Necessary isomorphism 197 -- End of Science? 198 -- Spiritual Dimension of Democracy: Utopia or Necessity? 199 -- Chapter 17 Hidden Third and the Multiple Splendor of Being 203 -- Premodernity, Modernity, Postmodernity, and Cosmodernity as Different Visions of the Relation between the Subject and the Object 203 -- Ladder of Divine Ascent and Levels of Being 205 -- Toward a Unified Theory of Levels of Reality 207 -- At the Threshold of New Renaissance 214.
Summary "Offers a new paradigm of reality, based on the interaction between science, culture, spirituality, religion, and society"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Reality.
Complexity (Philosophy)
Religion and science.
ISBN 9781438449630 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1438449631 (hardcover : alk. paper)