The Mind in the Cave

The Mind in the Cave

How did these images spring into the human story? This book, a masterful piece of detective work, puts forward the most plausible explanation yet.

Author: David Lewis-Williams

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500770306

Category: History

Page: 291

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The art created in the caves of western Europe in the Ice Age provokes awe and wonder. What do these symbols on the walls of Lascaux and Altamira, tell us about the nature of ancestral minds? How did these images spring into the human story? This book, a masterful piece of detective work, puts forward the most plausible explanation yet.
Categories: History

Inside the Neolithic Mind

Inside the Neolithic Mind

Drawing on the latest research, this brilliantly argued, elegantly written book examines belief, myth and society in the Neolithic period, arguably the most significant turning point in human history, when the society we know was born.

Author: David Lewis-Williams

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500770313

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Drawing on the latest research, this brilliantly argued, elegantly written book examines belief, myth and society in the Neolithic period, arguably the most significant turning point in human history, when the society we know was born. Linking consciousness, imagery and belief systems the authors create a bridge to the thought-lives of the past.
Categories: Psychology

Evolution and the Emergent Self

Evolution and the Emergent Self

Ibid., 195; Mithen, “Ethnobiology and the Evolution of the Human Mind,” S51. 6. J.
David Lewis-Williams, The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of
Art (London: Thames and Hudson, 2002). 7. Ibid., 80. 8. F. d'Errico et al., ...

Author: Raymond L. Neubauer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231521680

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Evolution and the Emergent Self is an eloquent and evocative new synthesis that explores how the human species emerged from the cosmic dust. Lucidly presenting ideas about the rise of complexity in our genetic, neuronal, ecological, and ultimately cosmological settings, the author takes readers on a provocative tour of modern science's quest to understand our place in nature and in our universe. Readers fascinated with "Big History" and drawn to examine big ideas will be challenged and enthralled by Raymond L. Neubauer's ambitious narrative. How did humans emerge from the cosmos and the pre-biotic Earth, and what mechanisms of biological, chemical, and physical sciences drove this increasingly complex process? Neubauer presents a view of nature that describes the rising complexity of life in terms of increasing information content, first in genes and then in brains. The evolution of the nervous system expanded the capacity of organisms to store information, making learning possible. In key chapters, the author portrays four species with high brain:body ratios—chimpanzees, elephants, ravens, and dolphins—showing how each species shares with humans the capacity for complex communication, elaborate social relationships, flexible behavior, tool use, and powers of abstraction. A large brain can have a hierarchical arrangement of circuits that facilitates higher levels of abstraction. Neubauer describes this constellation of qualities as an emergent self, arguing that self-awareness is nascent in several species besides humans and that potential human characteristics are embedded in the evolutionary process and have emerged repeatedly in a variety of lineages on our planet. He ultimately demonstrates that human culture is not a unique offshoot of a language-specialized primate, but an analogue of fundamental mechanisms that organisms have used since the beginning of life on Earth to gather and process information in order to buffer themselves from fluctuations in the environment. Neubauer also views these developments in a cosmic setting, detailing open thermodynamic systems that grow more complex as the energy flowing through them increases. Similar processes of increasing complexity can be found in the "self-organizing" structures of both living and nonliving forms. Recent evidence from astronomy indicates that planet formation may be nearly as frequent as star formation. Since life makes use of the elements commonly seeded into space by burning and expiring stars, it is reasonable to speculate that the evolution of life and intelligence that happened on our planet may be found across the universe.
Categories: Science

Nick Cave the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave   the Bad Seeds

Reinhard Kleist zeigt in diesem Bildband die unterschiedlichsten Facetten dieser vielschichtigen Künstlerpersönlichkeit.

Author: Reinhard Kleist

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783551763297

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

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Nick Cave, Musiker und Schriftsteller, Schauspieler und Drehbuchautor, ist einer der vielseitigsten und auch erfolgreichsten Künstler der letzten Jahrzehnte. Reinhard Kleist zeigt in diesem Bildband die unterschiedlichsten Facetten dieser vielschichtigen Künstlerpersönlichkeit. Gezeichnete und gemalte Porträts und Szenen aus dem Leben Caves laden ein, den Popstar zu betrachten, den man kennt, und dazu weitere großartige Seiten durch Reinhard Kleists sehr persönliche Bilder zu entdecken. Das Artbook erscheint als Hardcover im Schallplattenformat 30 x 30 cm und ergänzt Reinhard Kleists biografischen Comic „Nick Cave – Mercy on Me“, der im September 2017 erscheint.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Cave

Cave

... 1967 ) The Mind in the Cave : Consciousness and the Origins of Art by David
LewisWilliams ( Thames & Hudson , 2002 ) The Roots of Civilization : The
Cognitive Beginnings of Man ' s First Art , Symbol and Notation by Alexander
Marshack ...

Author: Richard Lewis

Publisher: Touchstone Center Publicati

ISBN: 1929299036

Category: Art

Page: 56

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CAVE: An Evocation of the Beginnings of Art by Richard Lewis is a poetic imagining why humans over thirty thousand years ago began to paint on the walls of dark caves astonishing images of animals they hunted and revered. Illustrating the book ar
Categories: Art

The Poems of Browning Volume One

The Poems of Browning  Volume One

Or we will go together, like twin gods Of the infernal world, with scented lamp
Over the dead—to call and to awake— Over the unshaped images which lie 970
Within my mind's cave—only leaving all That tells of the past doubts. So when ...

Author: John Woolford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317873167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 840

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The Poems of Browning is the first collected edition to be based on the earliest printed texts, and to present these texts in order of their composition.Together, volumes I and II provide an authoritative and accessible tribute to this great poet. Volume I, 1826-1840 traces Browning's career up to the writing of Sordello. It includes his only surviving juvenilia: The Dance of Death and The First-Borm of Egypt; Pauline, his first anonymous publication, and Paracelsus, the poem which made his literary reputation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Austria

Austria

There was something exceedingly awful in the impression made on my mind by
the cave of the Magdalena . The approach to it is first over wild rocky hills then
through a forest abounding in bears . Here , concealed from the pathway by a
dark ...

Author: Peter Evan Turnbull

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z155318905

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The Freudian Labyrinth

The Freudian Labyrinth

The grand myth of Crete's labyrinth is important to keep in mind. In the cave
dwells the Minotaur, the human with a bull's head, who kills all who venture into
his maze. Theseus enters the cave with a magic sword (psychoanalysis) while ...

Author: Frank Reinhardt Morris

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781435714786

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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A psychotherapeutic journey from boyhood to adulthood. The author sifted through a century of Freudian theory and in this book through self-examination, explains specifically how those theories can be used for an individual's liberation. Beginning with personal conflicts, the reader is led through a maze of identity formation and into the achievement of true intimacy.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Landscape of the Mind

Landscape of the Mind

See also Middle Stone Age, in Africa; modernity Boden, Margaret, 8. See also
creativity Bodo (Ethiopia), 81 Boëda, Eric, 89–90. See also Levallois prepared-
core technology Bone Cave (Tasmania), 207n.41 Bonn-Oberkassel (Germany),
132.

Author: John F. Hoffecker

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231518482

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In Landscape of the Mind, John F. Hoffecker explores the origin and growth of the human mind, drawing on archaeology, history, and the fossil record. He suggests that, as an indirect result of bipedal locomotion, early humans developed a feedback relationship among their hands, brains, and tools that evolved into the capacity to externalize thoughts in the form of shaped stone objects. When anatomically modern humans evolved a parallel capacity to externalize thoughts as symbolic language, individual brains within social groups became integrated into a "neocortical Internet," or super-brain, giving birth to the mind. Noting that archaeological traces of symbolism coincide with evidence of the ability to generate novel technology, Hoffecker contends that human creativity, as well as higher order consciousness, is a product of the superbrain. He equates the subsequent growth of the mind with human history, which began in Africa more than 50,000 years ago. As anatomically modern humans spread across the globe, adapting to a variety of climates and habitats, they redesigned themselves technologically and created alternative realities through tools, language, and art. Hoffecker connects the rise of civilization to a hierarchical reorganization of the super-brain, triggered by explosive population growth. Subsequent human history reflects to varying degrees the suppression of the mind's creative powers by the rigid hierarchies of nationstates and empires, constraining the further accumulation of knowledge. The modern world emerged after 1200 from the fragments of the Roman Empire, whose collapse had eliminated a central authority that could thwart innovation. Hoffecker concludes with speculation about the possibility of artificial intelligence and the consequences of a mind liberated from its organic antecedents to exist in an independent, nonbiological form.
Categories: Social Science

Kith

Kith

spirit which is illuminated in the darkness of the cave, the shadowside which
matters to the world beyond compare. The Kogi child in the cave is encouraged
to live in the fertile dark of the mind, the brain cave where imagination shines
brighter ...

Author: Jay Griffiths

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141902333

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Kith is Jay Griffiths's passionate examination of what it means to be a child. While travelling the world in order to write her award-winning book Wild, Jay Griffiths became increasingly aware of the huge differences in how childhood is experienced in various cultures. One central riddle, in particular, captured her imagination: Why are so many children in Euro-American cultures unhappy -- and why is it that children in many traditional cultures seem happier? In Kith, Jay Griffiths explores these questions and many more. Moving from communities in West Papua and the Arctic to the ostracised young people of contemporary Britain, she asks why we have enclosed our children in a consumerist cornucopia but denied them the freedoms of space, time and deep play. She uses history, philosophy, language and literature to illustrate children's affinity for the natural world and the essential quest element of childhood. Kith is Jay Griffiths' impassioned, illuminating analysis of a universal rite of passage and an antidote to books such as Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. In its urgent defence of the rights and needs of every child, it is a journey into the heart of human experience. 'Kith could have been written by no-one but Jay Griffiths. It is ablaze with her love of the physical world and her passionate moral sense that goodness and a true relation with nature are intimately connected. She has the same visionary understanding of childhood that we find in Blake and Wordsworth, and John Clare would have read her with delight. Her work isn't just good -- it's necessary' Philip Pullman 'Jay Griffiths writes with such richness and mischief about the one thing that could truly save the world: its children' KT Tunstall 'An impassioned, visionary plea to restore to our children the spirit of adventure, freedom and closeness to nature that is their birthright. We must hear it and act on it before it is too late' Iain McGilchrist Jay Griffiths is the author of Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time; Wild: An Elemental Journey; and A Love Letter from a Stray Moon, a novella about the life of Frida Kahlo. She is the winner of the inaugural Orion Book Award and of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for the best new non-fiction writer to be published in the USA. She has also been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and the World Book Day award.
Categories: Social Science

The Escape of the Mind

The Escape of the Mind

Then he imagines what it would be like for one of these prisoners to be freed and
brought out of the dark cave and into the bright sunlight of our world. He
describes the initial blindness and the subsequent enlightenment that the freed
prisoner ...

Author: Howard Rachlin PhD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199322374

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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The Escape of the Mind is part of a current movement in psychology and philosophy of mind that calls into question what is perhaps our most basic, most cherished, and universally accepted belief--that our minds are inside of our bodies. Howard Rachlin adopts the counterintuitive position that our minds, conscious and unconscious, lie not where our firmest (yet unsupported) introspections tell us they are, but in how we actually behave over the long run. Perhaps paradoxically, the book argues that our introspections, no matter how positive we are about them, tell us absolutely nothing about our minds. The name of the present version of this approach to the mind is "teleological behaviorism." The approaches of teleological behaviorism will be useful in the science of individual behavior for developing methods of self-control and in the science of social behavior for developing social cooperation. Without in any way denigrating the many contributions of neuroscience to human welfare, The Escape of the Mind argues that neuroscience, like introspection, is not a royal road to the understanding of the mind. Where then should we look to explain a present act that is clearly caused by the mind? Teleological behaviorism says to look not in the spatial recesses of the nervous system (not to the mechanism underlying the act) but in the temporal recesses of past and future overt behavior (to the pattern of which the act is a part). But scientific usefulness is not the only reason for adopting teleological behaviorism. The final two chapters on IBM's computer, Watson (how it deviates from humanity and how it would have to be altered to make it human), and on shaping a coherent self, provide a framework for a secular morality based on teleological behaviorism.
Categories: Psychology

The Platform Sutra

The Platform Sutra

But if you practice Empty-mind Zen... ” But if you practice Empty-mind Zen. The
Huihsin edition has: “If you ching-tso: 'sit quietly' with an empty mind.” The
Tunhuang Cave edition (as amended by Suzuki) has “If you tso: 'sit' with an
empty mind.

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Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582439952

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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A Zen Buddhist masterpiece, winner of the 2018 Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation. The Platform Sutra occupies a central place in Zen (Ch’an) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. It is often linked with The Heart Sutra and The Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. However, unlike the other sutras, which transcribe the teachings of the Buddha himself, The Platform Sutra presents the autobiography of Hui-neng, the controversial 6th Patriarch of Zen, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life. Hui-neng’s instruction still matters—the 7th-century school of Sudden Awakening that he founded survives today, continuing to influence the Rinzai and Soto schools of contemporary Zen. Red Pine, whose translations of The Heart Sutra and The Diamond Sutra have been celebrated and widely received, now provides a sensitive and assured treatment of the third and final sutra of the classic triumvirate. He adds remarkable commentary to a translation that, combined with the full Chinese text, a glossary, and notes, results in a Mahayana masterpiece sure to become the standard edition for students and seekers alike.
Categories: Religion

Seasons of the Mind

Seasons of the Mind

On the day of his release, a reporter asked him what had occupied his mind
during his long confinement. ... the Jewish people, and Ishmael, the founder of
the Arab people, standing side-by-side at the Cave of Machpelah, mourning her
death.

Author: Bernard S. Raskas

Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing

ISBN: 0822542587

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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Rabbi Bernie Raskas has been living and teaching his faith for over 50 years. He offers witty, yet practical, commentary on life, faith, and spirituality.
Categories: Religion

The Spiritual Battle With The Mind

The Spiritual Battle With The Mind

The battle of the mind will bring questions, because the mind wrestles without
knowing why. David wrestled with many ... Later he resorted to hiding in a cave (1
Samuel 24:3), clearly showing the Devil's plan to keep him isolated was working.

Author: Paul R. Hillman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483668048

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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The focus of the book is to let the readers know that the Devil's focus is to use the mind as a place of isolation. He will try to bring back the past of fear to block one from reaching his or her own destiny. This book tells you that only the word of God brings healing to the mind. In addition, only the word of God can bring restoration to a mind that is wrestling, and a heart that is broken. When you finish reading this book, you will be able to get past your pass, from the old you, into a brand new you. It all begins in the belief in your mind.
Categories: Religion

The Clan of the Cave Bear Enhanced Edition

The Clan of the Cave Bear  Enhanced Edition

head and withdrew a portion of the brain of the man who had been killed by the
cave bear. A whirling, spinning vertigo brought Ayla to the ... She felt a tickling
sensation inside her brain, inside her mind, and a counterpull that slowly drew
her ...

Author: Jean M. Auel

Publisher: Bantam Dell

ISBN: 9780345529329

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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This enhanced eBook includes: • Eight never-before-seen video interviews with Jean M. Auel where she discusses The Clan of the Cave Bear and the Earth’s Children® series: “You Must Be Able to Change in Order to Survive,” “Jondalar and Ayla,” “On Language," “Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals: The Crossbreeding Question,” “On Research (and Glaciers),” “The Domestication of Horses and Wolves,” “The Painted Caves,” and “What Is It Like Finishing a Series?” • An excerpt from The Land of Painted Caves • An Earth’s Children® series sampler • A text Q&A with Jean M. Auel • The full text of the novel This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves The Clan of the Cave Bear. A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly—she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.
Categories: Fiction

Resurrection Initiation

Resurrection Initiation

Upon arrival in Gangotri a saddhu met us and offered us free accommodation in
a cave. We agreed. Gangotri is a small village ... I needed answers, some form of
intellectual balm to ease my mind. I wanted definitive answers; why did this ...

Author: Midas Mantra

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465303162

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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Is there life after death? What are the pyramids for? What is The Process and t he Joy man’s destiny on Earth? In 2001 I died and became the god of resurrection. In this divine state I promised to ‘teach of the process and of the joy’ before returning to my body, fi nding myself in a world of strange auras and weird synchronicity. My hedonistic life of travel crumbled as I struggled to cope with the enormity of this experience and my new found view of the world. Just as I was fi nding my feet, I died again and travelled to the Godhead. Through meditation I experienced the breathless state of Samadhi and travelled the corridors of the cosmic temple of the wheel of time. Through books I found confi rmation as to the nature of the resurrection initiation and its use by ancient shaman, Egyptian, Mayan and Indian kings as well as by Jesus and Plato. This book is an attempt to fulfi l my souls promise and unveil the great mystery.
Categories: Religion

Shelley s Idols of the Cave

Shelley s Idols of the Cave

COUNTRIES OF THE MIND SHELLEY was usually modest about his own work;
therefore one is the more willing to attend carefully when one finds him, in a letter
to Godwin (n December 1817), claiming a particular merit for himself: 'I am ...

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Theatre in Crisis

Theatre in Crisis

Theatre of the mind: a fugue in two parts Shelley Berc Shelley Berc is a
playwright and novelist. ... but a theatre of the mind Crawl through the dark cave
of mind that is the womb of all theatre and you will discover the theatre of the
mind.

Author: Maria M. Delgado

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719062918

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 273

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Theatre in Crisis? Performance Manifestos for a New Century is a wide-ranging look at the state of contemporary theater practice, economics, and issues related to identity, politics, and technology. The volume offers a snapshot dissection of where theater is, where it has been and where it might be going through the voices of established and emerging theater artists and scholars from the UK, US, and elsewhere. Contributors: Maria M. Delgado & Caridad Svich • Oliver Mayer, Jorge Cortiñas, Neena Beber, & Craig Lucas • Jim Carmody • Roberta Levitow • Peter Lichtenfels & Lynette Hunter • Michael Billington • Claire H. Macdonald • Anna Furse • Phyllis Nagy • Max Stafford-Clark • Len Berkman • DD Kugler • Tori Haring-Smith • John London • Kia Corthron • Alice Tuan • Ricardo Szwarcer • Peter Sellars • Dragan Klaic • Lisa D’Amour • Paul Heritage • Matthew Causey • Andy Lavender • Jon Fosse • Erik Ehn • Matthew Maguire • Shelley Berc • Ruth Margraff • Martin Epstein • Mac Wellman • Goat Island
Categories: Performing Arts

The Discipline of the Cave Routledge Revivals

The Discipline of the Cave  Routledge Revivals

In the last lecture we have sketched the general structure and regional
differentiation of the firmament of personal minds or egos. What we have
sketched, being phenomenological and not metaphysical, has ended by being
very much how ...

Author: John Niemeyer Findlay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136625602

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

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First published in 1966, The Discipline of the Cave is the first series of a course of Gifford lectures on philosophical issues.. J N Findlay’s lectures use the image of the Cave to show how familiarity is full of restrictions, and involves puzzles and discrepancies unable to be resolved or removed. Such philosophical perplexities may be a result of the misunderstanding and abuse of ordinary ways of thinking and speaking. They may also be a way of ‘drawing us towards being’, providing proof of the absurdity of ordinary thought, speech and experience unless modified and added to in ways which may point beyond it. What may be called a mystical and otherworldly element may need to be introduced into or rendered explicit in all our experience in order to give a viable sense to the most commonplace human utterances and activities.
Categories: Philosophy

The Transcendence of the Cave Routledge Revivals

The Transcendence of the Cave  Routledge Revivals

Sequel to The Discipline of the Cave John Niemeyer Findlay ... And the interior
medium, in its turn, has no need for the exterior physical one, since the
directedness of mind to this or that real or imaginary object seems a matter of the
mind's ...

Author: John Niemeyer Findlay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136625534

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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First published in 1967, The Transcendence of the Cave is the second in a series of Gifford Lectures on philosophical issues, and continues the themes of the first series entitled The Discipline of the Cave. In the opening chapters, J N Findlay sketches an ontology, an axiology and a theology which are ‘phenomenological’ in the sense of Husserl, as they attempt to show that a ‘firmament’ of logical and other values emerges out of the contingencies of first order liking and interest. The synthesis of these values in an object having many paradoxical, mystical-religious properties is also a necessary outcome of this ‘logic’. In the later chapters, the author attempts to construct an orderly picture of other worldly experiences and their objects based solely on the premise that these experiences must be such as to resolve the many philosophical surds that plague us in this life.
Categories: Philosophy