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Ancient Myth , Religion , and Philosophy

  title={Ancient Myth , Religion , and Philosophy},
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness... when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it... this is the condition of children and barbarians, in whom instinct has learned nothing from experience." George Santayana Thinking about the future has a rich and deep history. 1 There is much to be learned from past ideas and images of the future. In fact, contemporary views of the future… Expand
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In this research the researcher collects philology materials, local oral stories, forms stories in a story book and uses them as a basis for developing a literacy program based on local oral storiesExpand


History of the Idea of Progress
The idea of progress from the Enlightenment to postmodernism is still very much with us. In intellectual discourse, journals, popular magazines, and radio and talk shows, the debate between those whoExpand
The alphabet versus the goddess: The conflict between word and image.
  • L. Shlain
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • 2005
It is only by acknowledging the downside of literacy that the authors can incorporate its benefits into a culture rooted in "the right-hemispheric values of tolerance, caring and respect for nature", the author argues. Expand
Time, the familiar stranger
No part of existence is more intimately familiar, yet more elusive and mysterious, than time. This wide-ranging, learned, and accessible book surveys the enormous variety of our understandings ofExpand
Hope and Despair: How Perceptions of the Future Shape Human Behavior
Humans, unlike all other animals, are endowed with the capacity for hope and despair. This unique ability allows us to generate positive or negative expectations about the future, regardless ofExpand
The Presocratic Philosophers
cannot be neither nor nonfor every value of . Aristotle, it need hardly be said, was well aware of this (cf., e.g., GC 329a10). But if the ‘unlimited’ was not entirely characterless, what was itsExpand
The Emergence of Everything: How the World Became Complex
In The Emergence of Everything, one of the leading scientists involved in the study of complexity, Harold J. Morowitz takes us on a sweeping tour of the universe, a tour with 28 stops, each one highlighting a particularly important moment of emergence. Expand
The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future
The phenomenal bestseller, with more than 500,000 copies sold worldwide, now with a new epilogue from the author-- "The Chalice and the Blade" has inspired a generation of women and men to envision aExpand
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
Book I The Mind of Man 1. The Consciousness of Consciousness 2. Consciousness 3. The Mind of Iliad 4. The Bicameral Mind 5.The Double Brain 6. The Origin of Civilization. Book II The Witness ofExpand
The passion of the Western mind : understanding the ideas that have shaped our world view
A collection of the pivotal ideas from the great minds of Western civilization. From Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud, their concepts are described simply butExpand
A Theory of Everything. (Book Reviews: The Quark and the Jaguar. Adventures in the Simple and the Complex.)
This book is about how the wonderful diversity of the universe can arise out of a set of fairly simple basic laws. It is written by an expert in both the fundamental laws and the complex structuresExpand