Human Posture: The Nature of Inquiry

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1989 - Science - 259 pages
Schumacher has written a provocative work in the philosophy of science. In presenting posture as the most important aspect of life, Schumacher examines how the terms of posture encompass all the major disciplines and provide a means for resolving human dilemmas through a humanistically oriented philosophy of inquiry. He investigates a variety of important philosophical topics: abstract thought, perception, time, space, sexuality, education, and community. Insights into the origins and measures of space and time are especially valuable.
 

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Contents

The Origin of Inquiry
17
Faces
22
First Human Faces
31
First Promises
40
First Human Voices
47
First Views
55
First Opacity
63
Origin of Inquiry
72
Quantum Mechanical Analysis Bohr and Bohm
118
Quantum Mechanical Analysis Implications
128
End of Inquiry
141
The CoMaking of Inquiry
159
Sensuality and the Panopticon
165
Panopticon of Everyday Life The CellLike Posture
176
Sensual Friendship
192
The CoMaking of Inquiry
209

The End of Inquiry
79
Classical Analysis Newton
84
Relativistic Analysis Einstein
95
Relativistic Analysis Implications
108

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About the author (1989)

John A. Schumacher is an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Science and Technology Studies Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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