Reality Through the Looking-Glass: Science and Awareness in the Postmodern World

By: Clarke, C.J.S.

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The picture of the world constructed by traditional science -- a collection of particles rushing through the void -- is only one possible model of the universe. In our century, a radically new way of looking at reality has been opened up by quantum theory, with its image of humanity in dialogue with nature.

The author argues that we need to rebuild science, recognizing that its aim should be to explain the world that we are actually aware of as human beings. This rebuilding must start with our own awareness.

Reviewing a wide literature in the scientific, mystical, and philosophical traditions, Clarke calls into question the "bedrock" reality of spacetime, examines the idea of alternative realities founded on different sorts of consciousness, and explores concepts of being and non-being in religious traditions.

He concludes that we should now embrace the idea of a reality-in-relation, a "creative communion" which recognizes our innate human potential to work constructively with nature, and empowers every individual to be an active player in the drama of the universe.

Title: Reality Through the Looking-Glass: Science and Awareness in the Postmodern World

Author: Clarke, C.J.S.

Categories: Science, General, Philosophy,

Publisher: United Kingdom, Floris Books: 1996

ISBN Number: 0863152163

ISBN Number 13: 9780863152160

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 109232

Description: A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding.

Keywords: POSTMODERNISM PHILOSOPHY HISTORY SURVEYS MODERN,