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The Loom of Time

by: Subhash Kak

It shows how reality is generated in a recursive fashion and uses this insight to illuminate many puzzles of history and culture. The book straddles history and science, aesthetics and religion, and politics and power, by juxtaposing material in ways that provide surprising new insights.

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ISBN: 9788124608746
Year Of Publication: 2017
Edition: Revised Edition Published in India
Pages : xii, 154
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 450

Overview

The Loom of Time shows how reality is generated in a recursive fashion and uses this insight to illuminate many puzzles of history and culture. Recursion is at basis of mimicry in nature and germination and development of biological organisms; it also provides structure to mental images of physical systems and human behavior. It helps us make sense of the repeating patterns across cultures and nations, understand the manner in which technology is impacting society, and see the reasons behind the crises of the contemporary world.
The topics covered in this book include philosophical bases of recursion, cosmologies old and new, religion and modernity, globalization and bureaucratic control, loss of meaning and freedom, spirituality, narcissism leading to despair, and limits of medicine. It deals with problems of employment and questions of meaning of life when robots and other machines become more numerous than humans. The book straddles history and science, aesthetics and religion, and politics and power, by juxtaposing material in ways that provide surprising new insights.

Contents

Preface
1. Many Worlds
2. Mind’s Evolution
3. Impressions in Recursion
4. Names of God
5. Mimic Worlds
6. Masks of Power
7. Worship of Many Gods
8. Prison Suffering
9. Modernity and Tradition
10. Endangered Future
11. Colonizing Body and Mind
12. The Fight over Water
13. Asia’s Two Butterfly Syndromes
14. Taiping to Tiananmen
15. Chinese Whispers
16. Thanks, But no Thanks, to the Empire
17. The Revenge of Medea
18. Biology and the Past
19. El and Yahweh
20. America’s Angst
21. Globalization East and West
22. Paris Burning
23. Pie in the Sky
24. Non-Western Cosmology
25. Three Kinds of Reality
26. The Age of Machines
27. The Future of Living Sanskrit
28. In Praise of the Yazidis
29. The Fourth Way
30. Freedom and Harmony
Index

Meet the Author
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Subhash Kak is a widely known scientist and historian of ideas. Currently Donald C. & Elaine T. Delaune Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor in the Asian Studies Program at Louisiana State University, he has authored fourteen books and more than 250 research papers in the fields of information theory, neural networks, Vedic studies, and history of science. His books include The Ashvamedha: The Rite and its Logic, The Architecture of Knowledge, and the co-authored In Search of the Cradle of Civilization.
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