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Modern Civilization

A Crisis of Fragmentation

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ISBN: 9788124610299
Year Of Publication: 2020
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages : xxxiv, 190 .
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 500

Overview

The crisis of the age inheres in this, that notwithstanding the century’s mind-numbing disasters, it persists in subscribing to propositions which have logically led to the atomization of the whole cloth of human experiencing, and being. Great indeed is the value which is placed on the procedure of analytic dismemberment. While the method has certainly been result-producing, materially, in its wake it has brought immense suffering – both physical and spiritual. The price paid for a lopsided advance is thirty major wars – with their toll of one hundred and thirty million lives, and the irreparable destruction of the natural environment. The time demands a reappraisal of the basic paradigms of human existence, but the hegemony of well-entrenched vested interests – material or intellectual – would seem to preclude this.
The “advanced” people among the mankind of the day become suicidally specialized. For, if the mechanical model of thought has been of advantage in man’s preceding unfolding, the same, what may be called the “survival” paradigm, now creates dangerous dualities, binary oppositions (you–me, body–mind, East–West, etc). The model has outlived its usefulness merely enforcing dormancy on a major part of the human brain.
It behoves mankind to choose wisely right now – since parallel to the socio-economic, scientific and technological revolutions there has got to be the overdue radical psychic transformation. The first step towards clearing the fateful crisis would therefore be to be aware and end the hold of the linear, causal, mechanical thought orientation over the intellectual culture of the times.
Delving deep into the epistemological­ cum ontological causation of the emergency confronting the being and becoming of man, this volume provokes the thoughtful lay reader to a serious engagement with his or her self.

Contents

Endorsements                                                                        

            Preface to the Second Edition                                 

            Preface to the First Edition                                       

            Acknowledgements                                                   

            List of Figures

  1. Introduction

Evolutionary Perspectives

  1. Obsolescence in Research: The Biological Analogy
  2. New Ideas in Biology

Morphogenetic Fields, Evolution and Consciousness

Morphic Resonance: Some Examples

Implications of Morphic Resonance

Behaviour

Instinct and Learning

Modified Materialism

The Conscious Self

The Creative Universe

Transcendent Reality

  1. A Study of the Past and the Concept of Time
  2. Learning and Communication

Learning Is Unlearning

What Is True Communication?

Barriers to Learning and Communication

Beyond Barriers

  1. The Person: Physical and Social Conditioning

Physical Conditioning

Social Conditioning

  1. The Person: Will and Loss of Experience

Does the Person Have a Will?

The Loss of Experience

  1. The Dual Nature of Mechanical Thought

The Fragment and the Whole

Dichotomous Thought

The Dual Movement

  1. Who Am I?
  2. The Pole of Birth and Death
  3. Creativity and Self-expression
  4. Dimensionless Space as Eternal Silence

            Bibliography                                                                

            Index                                                                            

 

 

 

 

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