Nature Exposed to Our Method of Questioning

Front Cover
Diatrope Press, 2002 - Culture - 254 pages
0 Reviews
Nature Exposed to our Method of Questioning explores how we create our cultural assumptions about personhood, culture and nature. The following four questions frame the study: (1) How do premodern, modern, and postmodern perspectives in art, religion, philosophy, and science differ and interpenetrate? (2) What does it mean to integrate questions, ideas, values, and beliefs as we create our living environments? (3) What are symbols and metaphors and how do they contribute to the human dialogue? (4) How do purpose, intention, and consciousness foster creativity and influence our perceptions of human living?Three conclusions emerged in exploring these questions: (1) Models of earlier eras are not comprehensive enough to speak about the nature of our contemporary environment. (2) Human models are creative human inventions. (3) We benefit in defining open models rather than models which attempt to be universal in an all-inclusive fashion.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Chapter 2
27
The Metaphysical Indian Religions
43
The Greek Discovery of the Mind
57
The Western Synthesis
71
Symbols and Metaphors
93
The Province of Every Human Being
113
Chapter 14
114
The Relational Philosophies of China
133
Cultures as ValueGuided Systems
157
Science Religion and Creativity
173
The Limitations in Comparisons of Quantum
185
Conclusion
215
Notes
231
Index
249
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information