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Stover and Erdmann deal with the crises confronting today's world and argue that solutions will come not from new technology nor in retreating to an idealized agrarian past, but by overhauling the beliefs that structure society. They link the dilemmas facing civilization to a fundamental rift running through society-one between religion and the humanities, rooted in subjective experience, and science, which emphasizes objective knowledge. They suggest a promising way of closing this rift found in the work of Nobel Laureate and neuroscientist Roger W. Sperry.
They examine Sperry's lifework, including his famous split- brain research and show how it led him to propose a theory of consciousness that challenged science's dismissal of subjective experience as irrelevant. By seeing consciousness as an emergent, causal property of brain function, Sperry reinstated subjective experience into the scientific worldview, laid the foundation for the cognitive revolution that has since swept through psychology, and created a means by which science can help create ethical systems better able to deal with today's challenges. Stover and Erdmann conclude by looking at ways in which others have built upon Sperry's ideas, and they hold out the hope that, with the creation of belief systems more compatible with science, a way out of humanity's current troubles may indeed be found. The result is an excursion through a world of exciting ideas, and a book sure to absorb anyone interested in the fate of our species-and how that fate might be influenced for the better. Students, researchers, scholars, and concerned citizens particularly interested in cognitive psychology, science and society, and futures studies will find the book intriguing.
From the Foreword.
Independence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income argues that philosophers have focused too much on scalar freedom and proposes a theory of status freedom as effective control self-ownership: the power to have or refuse active cooperation with other willing people, or simply: freedom as the power to say no.
The modern family unit has been affected by the ongoing crisis. Stable marriages are on the decline, as is a sense of community with friends and neighbors. These factors impact our most precious resource - children- as more and more children grow up without a stable household to give them basic guidance, in a society that ridicules "old-fashioned" values and morality. In this book, Ms.Yi provides fundamental support for parents to educate their children about what is right or wrong, worthy or unworthy, important or unnecessary, in order to provide a basis for sound ethics and judgment in adulthood. Ms.Yi discusses generational changes in family structure, roles, and responsibilities and the ways in which these shifts can affect core values. This Guide's thorough and thought-provoking text gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to interact and reflect on fundamental aspects of their role in educating children and preparing them for life, as well as providing tools and a framework of healthy values. Preserving the family unit gives room to social improvement. The main purpose of Ms. Yi s Guide is setting a new path for the generations to follow.
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