The Future Of Post Human Knowledge

The Future Of Post Human Knowledge Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Knowledge
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Elsevier
✏Release Date : 2008-09-30
✏Pages : 294
✏ISBN : 9781780631417
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Knowledge Book Summary : Why should inquiry be possible, only if some knowledge is required to guide it, as conventionally understood? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many thinkers in all human history hitherto existing, there are some fundamental dialectic principles hidden behind any categories of understanding in knowing. And these principles impose some constraints, at both methodological and ontological levels, together with other levels in culture, society, nature, and the mind - on how reality is to be understood. Furthermore, the specific categories of understanding (as conventionally understood), even if valid at all (which are often not the case), are often not that important, when compared with these more fundamental dialectic principles hidden behind them. The focus on understanding the nature of knowledge has been much misplaced, in this sense, in the intellectual history hitherto existing, and much time and talent have been wasted for something less important. If true, this thesis will alter the way of how knowledge is to be understood across the board. Is written by a highly knowledgeable and well-respected scholar A new theory called The Holistic Theory of Knowledge A comprehensive analysis of knowledge in relation to methodology and ontology, from the perspectives of nature, the mind, society, and culture

The Future Of Post Human Mathematical Logic Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Mathematical Logic
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
✏Release Date : 2009-03-26
✏Pages : 278
✏ISBN : 9781443806213
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Mathematical Logic Book Summary : Why should mathematical logic be grounded on the basis of some formal requirements in the way that it has been developed since its classical emergence as a hybrid field of mathematics and logic in the 19th century or earlier? Contrary to conventional wisdom, the foundation of mathematic logic has been grounded on some false (or dogmatic) assumptions which have much impoverished the pursuit of knowledge. This is not to say that mathematical logic has been useless. Quite on the contrary, it has been quite influential in shaping the way that reality is to be understood in numerous fields of knowledge—by learning from the mathematical study of logic and its reverse, the logical study of mathematics. In the final analysis, the future of mathematical logic will depend on how its foundational crisis is to be resolved, and "the contrastive theory of rationality" (in this book) is to precisely show how and why it can be done by taking a contrastive turn, subject to the constraints imposed upon by "existential dialectic principles" at the ontological level (to avoid any reductionistic fallacy) and other ones (like the perspectives of culture, society, nature, and the mind). The contrastive theory of rationality thus shows a better way to ground mathematical logic (beyond both classical and non-classical logics) for the future advancement of knowledge and, if true, will alter the way of how mathematical logic is to be understood, with its enormous implications for the future of knowledge and its "post-human" fate.

The Future Of Post Human Space Time Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post human Space time
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Peter Lang
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 202
✏ISBN : 0820488712
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post human Space time Book Summary : Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many in much of human history, in this book Peter Baofu here proposes what he calls «the perspectival theory of space-time.» According to this theory, there are multiple perspectives of space and time in society, culture, the mind, and nature, all of which are subject to «the regression-progression principle» in «existential dialectics.» These perspectives exist in society, culture, the mind, and nature with good reasons, being subject to «the symmetry-asymmetry principle» in «existential dialectics» and with some being more successful and hegemonic (dominant) than others. Furthermore and more importantly in the long haul, space and time as humans have known them will end and will eventually be altered by post-humans in different forms, be they here in this universe or in multiverses, subject to «the change-constancy principle» in «existential dialectics.»

The Future Of Post Human Personality Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Personality
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge International Science Pub
✏Release Date : 2010
✏Pages : 444
✏ISBN : 1907343121
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Personality Book Summary : This book takes up the difficult challenge to provide an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of personality, especially in relation to normal and abnormal characters—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). Thus, this book offers a new theory to transcend the existing approaches in the literature on personality in a way not thought of before.

The Future Of Post Human History Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human History
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
✏Release Date : 2012-03-15
✏Pages : 620
✏ISBN : 9781443838368
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human History Book Summary : Is history really so universalistic (even when similar events happen in different contexts) that, as George Santayana (1905) once famously wrote, “[t]hose who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”? This more universalistic view of history can be contrasted with an opposing view which is more relativistic in orientation, as shown by the equally known remark by Winston Churchill that “[h]istory is written by the victor,” to the extent that what is regarded as true in history today may not be so in another era when a new victor comes into power. (THEX 2011) So, which of the two views is correct here? Contrary to these opposing views (and other ideas as will be discussed in the book), history, in relation to both universality and relativity, is neither possible or impossible, nor desirable or undesirable to the extent that the respective ideologues on different sides would like us to believe. Of course, this challenge to the opposing views about history does not suggest that the study of history is controversial at best, or that those fields (related to the study of history) like political science, economics, military studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, theology, literature, ethics, and so on should be rejected too. Needless to say, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Rather, this book offers an alternative, better way to understand the future of history, especially in the dialectic context of universality and relativity—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them or integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other. Instead, this book offers a new theory (that is, the multifold theory of history) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way. If successful, this seminal project is to fundamentally change the way that we think about history, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its “post-human” fate.

The Future Of Post Human Transportation Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Transportation
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
✏Release Date : 2013-01-03
✏Pages : 615
✏ISBN : 9781443845052
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Transportation Book Summary : Can transportation really have such a destructive impact on society that, as Jay Holtz Kay (1998) once forcefully wrote, with the automobile industry as an example, that “the modern consequences of heavy automotive use contribute to the use of non-renewable fuels, a dramatic increase in the rate of accidental death, social isolation, the disconnection of community, the rise in obesity, the generation of air and noise pollution, urban sprawl, and urban decay”? (WK 2012) This negative expectation from transportation, with the automobile industry as an example here, can be contrasted with an opposing (positive) expectation in the old “glory days” when, as Skip McGoun (2012) thus reminded us, “we have sung songs about the glory and wonder that surrounds the very concept of the car. Examples of this range from the 1909 tune, ‘In My Merry Oldsmobile,’ to what is considered to be the first rock and roll song, ‘Rocket 88,’ in 1949. . . . Motion pictures have portrayed . . . expensive sleek sports cars . . . associated with wealth and success. . . . One commercial described Hell as being a place where a teenager would have to drive a minivan!” Contrary to these opposing expectations (and other views as will be discussed in the book), transportation, in relation to both networks and operations, is neither possible or impossible, nor desirable or undesirable, to the extent that the respective ideologues on different sides would like us to believe. This challenge to the opposing expectations from transportation does not mean that transportation is useless, or that those interdisciplinary fields (related to transportation studies) like urban planning, environmental sustainability, migration, tourism, transport economics, traffic engineering, transportation technology, energy efficiency, the tragedy of the commons, and so on are unimportant. Needless to say, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Rather, this book offers an alternative, better way to understand the future of transportation, especially in the dialectic context of networks and operations—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them or integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other. More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the panoramic theory of transportation) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way. If successful, this seminal project is to fundamentally change the way that we think about transportation in relation to networks and operations from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its “post-human” fate.

The Future Of Post Human Migration Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Migration
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
✏Release Date : 2013-01-03
✏Pages : 630
✏ISBN : 9781443844871
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Migration Book Summary : Is migration really so constructive that, as Ralph Emerson (1909) once wrote, in the context of the New World, “asylum of all nations . . . will construct a new race, a new religion, a new state, a new . . . smelting-pot”? (WK 2012) This noble lie—the “melting pot” in the 20th century—can be contrasted with an opposing noble lie of the “salad bowl” in the 21st century, when those in multiculturalism like Tariq Modood (2007) argue nowadays that multiculturalism “is most timely and necessary, and . . . we need more not less.” (WK 2012a) Contrary to these opposing noble lies (and other views as will be discussed in the book), migration, in relation to both the Same and the Others, is neither possible or impossible, nor desirable or undesirable, to the extent that the respective ideologues on different sides would like us to believe. Surely, this exposure of the opposing noble lies about migration does not mean that the specific field of study on migration is a waste of time, or that those interdisciplinary fields (related to the study of migration) like animal migration, gene migration, diaspora politics, culural assimlation, human trafficking, urbanization, brain drain, tourism, ethnic cleansing, environmental migration, globalization, religious persecution, national identity, gentrification, fifth column, migration art, xenophobia, space colonization, multiculturalism, and so on are worthless. Needless to say, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Instead, this book offers an alternative, better way to understand the future of migration, especially in the dialectic context of the Same and the Others—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them or integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other. More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the theory of the cyclical progression of migration) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way. If successful, this seminal project is to fundamentally change the way that we think about migration in relation to Sameness, Otherness, and identity, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its “post-human” fate.

The Future Of Post Human Martial Arts Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Martial Arts
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
✏Release Date : 2009-10-02
✏Pages : 392
✏ISBN : 9781443815864
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Martial Arts Book Summary : Is it really true that martial arts, in spite of their popularity in this day and age of ours, have, at their deepest level, the promised land of “self-knowledge,” “the expression of beauty,” or something highly spiritual to be pursued for the human soul? Or, to put it in a different way, what exactly makes martial arts so amazing that, somehow, they will eventually lead the practitioners to the spiritual realm of self-cultivation in its highest depth? Contrary to the conventional wisdom about martial arts as held by many over the ages, this popular view about martial arts has become so legendary that their dark sides have yet to be systematically explored and that the lofty aims of martial arts are neither possible nor desirable to the extent that their proponents would like us to believe. Of course, this is not to say that the very tradition of martial arts is absolutely useless, or that the literature on martial arts hitherto existing in history is spiritually unworthy to be appreciated. Instead, this book constructively offers an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of martial arts, in special relation to the body and spirit of warriors—while learning from different views in the literature, without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, as they are not necessarily compatible with each other), and, in the end, transcending them towards a new horizon not conceived before. This seminal view, if proven valid, will fundamentally change the legendary way that people have thought about martial arts—from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its “post-human” fate. _____________________

The Future Of Post Human Language Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Language
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
✏Release Date : 2009-10-02
✏Pages : 411
✏ISBN : 9781443815369
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Language Book Summary : To what extent is there really a universal structure, whether innate or not, of language for learning? Or conversely, is language learning mainly context-based? And, in the end, does the very nature of language delimit our mental world—such that “the limits of my language mean the limits of my world” or, in a different parlance, constitute “the prison house of language”? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many in history, all these seemingly plausible views are highly misleading, to the extent that something vital is missing in the conventional debate, such that the nature of learning has yet to be more comprehensively and systematically understood. This is not to say, however, that the literature in the study of language (and other related fields) hitherto existing in history has been much ado about nothing. In fact, much can be learned from different theoretical approaches in the literature. The virtue of this book is to provide an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of learning, especially (though not exclusively) in relation to language—which, while incorporating the different views in the literature, transcends them all in the end, with the use of language and also beyond it. This inquiry may sound academic, but it has enormous implications not just for the narrow concern with the nature of language, but also, more importantly, for the larger concern with the nature of thinking, feeling, and doing in learning, both with the use of language and beyond it. If true, this seminal work will fundamentally change the way that we think, not only about the nature of language, in a small sense— but also about the nature of learning, with the use of language and also beyond it, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, for the human future and what I originally called its “post-human” fate, in a broad sense.

The Future Of Post Human Engineering Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Engineering
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
✏Release Date : 2009-03-26
✏Pages : 372
✏ISBN : 9781443808132
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Engineering Book Summary : Why should mass media be informational and accurate as much as its proponents would claim—and, conversely, disinformational and propagandistic as much as its critics would argue? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many since the modern era of mass media, neither of the two opposing views is correct, to the extent that a total analysis of media influence has yet to be adequately explored and understood. Something fundamentally vital to the analysis of communication has been missing. This is not to say, however, that the literature on media studies hitherto existing in history has been much ado about nothing; on the contrary, indeed, much can be learned from different theoretical approaches in the field. But the important point to remember here is that this book aims to show an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of mass media (which goes beyond both the pros and cons in the literature on media influence, while learning from them all). If true, this seminal view will alter the way of how mass media are to be understood, with its enormous theoretical implications for going beyond the existing paradigms on the future of communication, in a small sense—and for predicting the future of open and closed societies, in a large sense.

The Future Of Post Human Creative Thinking Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Creative Thinking
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
✏Release Date : 2009-03-26
✏Pages : 390
✏ISBN : 9781443807371
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Creative Thinking Book Summary : What exactly makes creative thinking so magical that, somehow, “everyone can be creative” and, by implication, creativity is a good thing to have—to the point that this popular view is fast becoming a fashionable nonsense in this day and age of ours? To put things in a historical perspective—this popular view contrasts sharply with the opposing view in the older days (e.g., during the Enlightenment and Romantic eras), when people used to think that creativity was primarily for the selected few with extraordinary abilities. Contrary to the respective conventional wisdom in each of the two opposing eras, neither of the two views is valid. Ours is no more so than theirs. This is not to imply, of course, that there are only a few instances of creativity in human history, or, in reverse, that creativity can be equally taught to everyone—and, for that matter, that there is absolutely nothing good about creativity. Obviously, extreme views like this are far from the truth. The point in this book, however, is to show an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of creative thinking, which goes beyond both convergent and divergent thinking, while learning from them. The current fashionable nonsense on creative thinking has tended to minimize its hidden downsides and exaggerate its overstated promises, as part of a new ideology in this age of ours. In addition, there is nothing intrinsically good (or bad) about “creative thinking”—just as there is nothing essentially good (or evil) about “God,” “the King,” “Motherland,” or the like, by analogy. They have all been used and misused in accordance to the interests and powers that be over the ages. If true, this seminal view will fundamentally change the way that we think about the nature of imagination and intuition, with its enormous implications for the future of invention and innovation, in a small sense, and what I originally called its “post-human” fate, in a large one.

The Future Of Post Human Mass Media Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Mass Media
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
✏Release Date : 2009-01-14
✏Pages : 355
✏ISBN : 9781443804318
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Mass Media Book Summary : Why should mass media be informational and accurate as much as its proponents would claim—and, conversely, disinformational and propagandistic as much as its critics would argue? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many since the modern era of mass media, neither of the two opposing views is correct, to the extent that a total analysis of media influence has yet to be adequately explored and understood. Something fundamentally vital to the analysis of communication has been missing. This is not to say, however, that the literature on media studies hitherto existing in history has been much ado about nothing; on the contrary, indeed, much can be learned from different theoretical approaches in the field. But the important point to remember here is that this book aims to show an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of mass media (which goes beyond both the pros and cons in the literature on media influence, while learning from them all). If true, this seminal view will alter the way of how mass media are to be understood, with its enormous theoretical implications for going beyond the existing paradigms on the future of communication, in a small sense—and for predicting the future of open and closed societies, in a large sense.

The Future Of Post Human War And Peace Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human War and Peace
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
✏Release Date : 2010-04-16
✏Pages : 488
✏ISBN : 9781443821711
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human War and Peace Book Summary : Is peace really so precious that it is popularly viewed in irenology (peace studies) of our time as “natural” and “a prime force in human behavior”—whereas war, its opposite, is instead condemned as “sinful” and “not” natural? In fact, there is even the prestigious Nobel “peace” prize to be awarded to those who contribute to world peace but not an equivalent Nobel “war” prize to those who do the contrary. This euphoric view of peace is by no means a constant conventional wisdom in human history, as it can be sharply contrasted with an equally seductive view of war in polemology (war studies). For instance, only several decades ago, the well-known writer Thomas Mann once approvingly asked about war: “Is not peace an element of civil corruption and war a purification, a liberation, an enormous hope?” (WK 2009a) This fickleness of conventional wisdom on war and peace has blinded us from the dark sides of both war and peace, with the consequence of impoverishing our understanding of the human condition and its future. Contrary to the two opposing sides of this conventional wisdom in its fickle history, war and peace are neither possible nor desirable to the extent that their respective ideologues would like us to believe. In addition, war and peace cannot exist with each other. Of course, this is not to suggest that irenology (peace studies) and polemology (war studies) are worthless, or that other fields of study (related to war studies and peace studies) like “political science, economics, psychology, sociology, international relations, history, anthropology, religious studies,…gender studies, as well as a variety of others” should be ignored. (WK 2009) Needless to say, neither of these two extreme views is reasonable either. Instead, this book accepts the challenging task to provide an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of war and peace, especially in relation to aggression and pacificity—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). Thus, this book offers a new theory to transcend the existing approaches in the literature on war and peace in a way not conceived before. If successful, this seminal project is to fundamentally change the way that we think about war and peace, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its “post-human” fate.

The Future Of Post Human Chemistry Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Chemistry
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Pub
✏Release Date : 2011
✏Pages : 515
✏ISBN : 1443833045
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Chemistry Book Summary : Is chemistry really so valuable that, as Theodore L. Brown (2011) and his colleagues continue to claim in the twelfth edition of their work in 2011, chemistry is "the central science" in connecting the physical sciences with the life and applied sciences? (WK 2011 & 2011; C. Reinhardt 2001) This crowning of chemistry, however, can be contrasted with an opposing view, as Michael Polanyi once questioned the centrality of chemistry, when he wrote that "[n]o inanimate object is ever fully determined by the laws of . . . chemistry," so other fields of study are just as important. (BQ 2011) Contrary to these conflicting views about chemistry (and other ones discussed in the book), chemistry, in relation to substances and their changes, is neither possible nor desirable to the extent that the respective ideologues on different sides would like us to believe. This challenge to the conflicting views about chemistry does not mean, however, that chemistry is useless, or that those fields of study related to chemistry like astronomy, physics, geology, mathematics, material science, biology, psychology, computer science, and so on should be ignored too. Of course, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Instead, this book provides an alternative, better way of understanding the future of chemistry especially in the dialectic context of substances and their changes while learning from different approaches in literature but without favoring any one of them or integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other. This book offers a new theory (that is, the creational theory of chemistry) to go beyond the existing approaches to literature in an original way. If successful, this seminal project will fundamentally change the way that we think about chemistry, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its "post-human" fate.

The Future Of Post Human Culinary Art Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Culinary Art
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
✏Release Date : 2013-01-03
✏Pages : 615
✏ISBN : 9781443844840
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Culinary Art Book Summary : Is culinary art really so exact that, as Delia Smith once wrote, “cooking is an exact art and not some casual game”? (BQ 2012) This exact view of cooking can be contrasted with an opposing observation by Tom Jaine, when he argued that, “if cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong.” (BQ 2012a) Contrary to these opposing views (and other ones as will be discussed in the book), culinary art, in relation to both ingredients and techniques, is neither possible or impossible, nor desirable or undesirable, to the extent that the respective ideologues on different sides would like us to believe. Needless to say, this challenge to the opposing views of cooking does not mean that culinary art has no practical value, or that those interdisciplinary fields (related to culinary art) like food science, nutritional economics, food chemistry, food aesthetics, the ethics of killing for food, molecular gastronomy, food rheology, food photography, Shechita, the science of aphrodisiacs, and so on, are unimportant. Of course, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Rather, this book offers an alternative, better way to understand the future of culinary art, especially in the dialectic context of ingredients and techniques—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them or integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other. More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the inquisitive theory of culinary art) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way. If successful, this seminal project is to fundamentally change the way that we think about culinary art in relation to ingredients and techniques from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its “post-human” fate.

The Future Of Post Human Organization Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post human Organization
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Pub
✏Release Date : 2009
✏Pages : 398
✏ISBN : NWU:35556039520614
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post human Organization Book Summary : The aim of this book is to provide an alternative way to understand the nature of organizations in special relation to communication, decision-making, and leadership.

The Future Of Post Human Sexuality Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post human Sexuality
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Pub
✏Release Date : 2010
✏Pages : 424
✏ISBN : PSU:000064221557
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post human Sexuality Book Summary : What precisely resides in sexuality which warrants the popular discourse on sexuality as part of our world freedom, or something as an inspiring source for our own creation of new forms of relationships or new forms of love never before possible in human history? This popular treatment of sexual freedom has become so politically correct, in this day and age of ours, that it fast degenerates into a seductive ideology which has impoverished our understanding of sexuality by blinding us from its dark sides. Contrary to this intoxicating conventional wisdom, the dark sides of this seductive ideology have yet to be systematically understood and that its very creative freedom is neither possible nor desirable to the extent that its advocates would like us to believe. Of course, this is not to suggest that sexuality should not be about freedom nor creativity, or that the literature in sexual studies (and other related fields like gender studies, queer studies, and cultural studies, for example) should be ignored because of their scholarly nonsense. Needless to say, neither of these two extreme views is reasonable either. Instead, the purpose of this book is to provide an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of sexuality, in special relation to the sexual body and spirit, in conjunction with the mind-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). This seminal project, if successful, will fundamentally change the way that we think about the nature of sexuality, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its post-human fate.

The Future Of Post Human Performing Arts Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Post Human Performing Arts
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
✏Release Date : 2013-01-03
✏Pages : 560
✏ISBN : 9781443844857
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Future of Post Human Performing Arts Book Summary : Are the performing arts really supposed to be so radical that, as John Cage once said in the context of music, “there is no noise, only sound,” since “he argued that any sounds we can hear can be music”? (WK 2007a; D. Harwood 1976) This radical tradition in performing arts, with music as an example here, can be contrasted with an opposing view in the older days, when “Greek philosophers and medieval theorists in music defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies, and vertically as harmonies. Music theory, within this realm, is studied with the presupposition that music is orderly and often pleasant to hear.” (WK 2007a) Contrary to these opposing traditions (and other views as will be discussed in the book), performing arts, in relation to both the body and its presence, is neither possible nor desirable to the extent that the respective ideologues on different sides would like us to believe. Needless to say, the challenge to these opposing traditions in performing arts does not imply that performing arts are worthless human endeavors, or that those fields of study related to performing arts like aesthetics, acoustics, communication studies, psychology, culture studies, sociology, religion, morality, and so on should be rejected too. Of course, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Instead, this book provides an alternative, better way of understanding the future of performing arts, especially in the dialectic context of the body and its presence—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them or integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other. In other words, this book offers a new theory (that is, the transdisiciplinary theory of performing arts) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way. If successful, this seminal project will fundamentally change the way that we think about performing arts, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its “post-human” fate.

Beyond Ethics To Post Ethics Book PDF
✏Book Title : Beyond Ethics to Post ethics
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher : Information Age Pub Incorporated
✏Release Date : 2011
✏Pages : 389
✏ISBN : IND:30000127484024
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✏Beyond Ethics to Post ethics Book Summary : Is moral goodness really so desirable in the way that its proponents through the ages would like us to believe? For instance, in our time, there is even this latest version of the popular moral idea shared by many, when Dalai Lama suggested that " w]e need these human values of compassion and affection]....Even without religion, ...we have the capacity to promote these things." (WK 2009) The naivety of this popular moral idea can be contrasted with an opposing (critical) idea advocated not long ago by Sigmund Freud (1966), who once wrote that "men are not gentle creatures who want to be loved, and who at the most can defend themselves if they are attacked; they are, on the contrary, creatures among whose instinctual endowments is to be reckoned a powerful share of aggressiveness. As a result, their neighbor is for them...someone who tempts them to satisfy their aggressiveness on him, to exploit his capacity for work without compensation, to use him sexually without his consent, to seize his possessions, to humiliate him, to cause him pain, to torture and to kill him. Homo homini lupus." Contrary to the two opposing sides of this battle for the high moral ground, morality and immorality are neither possible nor desirable to the extent that their respective ideologues would like us to believe. But one should not misunderstand this challenge as a suggestion that ethics is a worthless field of study, or that other fields of study (related to ethics) like political philosophy, moral psychology, social studies, theology, or even international relations should be dismissed. Needless to stress, neither of these two extreme views is reasonable either. Instead, this book provides an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of ethics, especially in relation to morality and immorality-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). This book offers a new theory to transcend the existing approaches in the literature on ethics in a way not thought of before. This seminal project is to fundamentally alter the way that we think about ethics, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its "post-human" fate.

Future Of Post Human Oneirology  Book PDF
✏Book Title : FUTURE OF POST HUMAN ONEIROLOGY
✏Author : PETER. BAOFU
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2016
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9384588881
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📒From Human To Posthuman ✍ Brent Waters

From Human To Posthuman Book PDF
✏Book Title : From Human to Posthuman
✏Author : Brent Waters
✏Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
✏Release Date : 2006-01-01
✏Pages : 166
✏ISBN : 0754639150
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✏From Human to Posthuman Book Summary : In this volume the author critically examines and assesses the influence of technology on the formation of contemporary culture from the standpoint of Christian theological ethics.

A Truthful Approach To Knowledge Book PDF
✏Book Title : A Truthful Approach to Knowledge
✏Author : John O'Loughlin
✏Publisher : Centretruths Digital Media
✏Release Date : 2011-01-04
✏Pages : 330
✏ISBN : 9781446695920
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✏A Truthful Approach to Knowledge Book Summary : A TRUTHFUL APPROACH TO KNOWLEDGE is not only volume two of John O'Loughlin's 'Collected Essays' but is effectively the reverse of the first volume, 'A Knowledgeable Approach to Truth', insofar as it's less hampered or besotted by physical knowledge and more open to truth as a kind of metaphysical knowledge which, dependent upon certain feelings, is distinct from knowledge per se, being more purely of the mind. It is still, of course, a volume of essays and therefore short of the sort of metaphysical perfection or purism that only comes with aphorisms. But, even so, it signifies an advance on its precursor and should be read with a view to keeping higher possibilities, including the author's aphoristic writings, in mind, since it intimates of them in no uncertain terms!

📒Posthuman Life ✍ David Roden

Posthuman Life Book PDF
✏Book Title : Posthuman Life
✏Author : David Roden
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2014-10-10
✏Pages : 212
✏ISBN : 9781317592327
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✏Posthuman Life Book Summary : We imagine posthumans as humans made superhumanly intelligent or resilient by future advances in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science. Many argue that these enhanced people might live better lives; others fear that tinkering with our nature will undermine our sense of our own humanity. Whoever is right, it is assumed that our technological successor will be an upgraded or degraded version of us: Human 2.0. Posthuman Life argues that the enhancement debate projects a human face onto an empty screen. We do not know what will happen and, not being posthuman, cannot anticipate how posthumans will assess the world. If a posthuman future will not necessarily be informed by our kind of subjectivity or morality the limits of our current knowledge must inform any ethical or political assessment of that future. Posthuman Life develops a critical metaphysics of posthuman succession and argues that only a truly speculative posthumanism can support an ethics that meets the challenge of the transformative potential of technology.

📒Our Posthuman Future ✍ Francis Fukuyama

Our Posthuman Future Book PDF
✏Book Title : Our Posthuman Future
✏Author : Francis Fukuyama
✏Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
✏Release Date : 2003-05-01
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 0374706182
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Our Posthuman Future Book Summary : In 1989, Francis Fukuyama made his now-famous pronouncement that because "the major alternatives to liberal democracy had exhausted themselves," history as we knew it had reached its end. Ten years later, he revised his argument: we hadn't reached the end of history, he wrote, because we hadn't yet reached the end of science. Arguing that our greatest advances still to come will be in the life sciences, Fukuyama now asks how the ability to modify human behavior will affect liberal democracy. To re-orient contemporary debate, Fukuyama underlines man's changing understanding of human nature through history: from Plato and Aristotle's belief that man had "natural ends," to the ideals of utopians and dictators of the modern age who sought to remake mankind for ideological ends. Fukuyama persuasively argues that the ultimate prize of the biotechnology revolution-intervention in the "germ-line," the ability to manipulate the DNA of all of one person's descendents-will have profound, and potentially terrible, consequences for our political order, even if undertaken by ordinary parents seeking to "improve" their children. In Our Posthuman Future, our greatest social philosopher begins to describe the potential effects of exploration on the foundation of liberal democracy: the belief that human beings are equal by nature.

Representations Of The Post Human Book PDF
✏Book Title : Representations of the Post human
✏Author : Elaine L. Graham
✏Publisher : Manchester University Press
✏Release Date : 2002
✏Pages : 259
✏ISBN : 0719054427
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Representations of the Post human Book Summary : This work draws together a wide range of literature on contemporary technologies and their ethical implications. It focuses on advances in medical, reproductive, genetic and information technologies.

Curriculum Making In Post 16 Education Book PDF
✏Book Title : Curriculum Making in Post 16 Education
✏Author : Martin Bloomer
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2002-03-11
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781134810437
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✏Curriculum Making in Post 16 Education Book Summary : It is widely agreed that the post-16 curriculum in England and Wales is inadequate, mainly due to the successive reforms of various governments. YTS was a reaction to problems of youth unemployment, CPVE and BTEC embraced a 'broad' concept of vocationalism, and even with the introduction of NVQ and GNVQ the A-level retains its gold-standard in the eyes of many. The post-16 curriculum that has emerged is hardly coherent. So how can teachers translate an externally imposed curriculum into a meaningful learning experience for students? Drawing on solid research in post-16 education, this book makes explicit the nature of flaws in policy, and provides an account of how teachers and students construct their roles. It puts forward the case for a radical reappraisal and identifies appropriate aims and organising principles for a post-16 curriculum for the future. Martin Bloomer is currently Dean of the Faculty of Education at Exeter University.

📒Human Learning ✍ Peter Jarvis

Human Learning Book PDF
✏Book Title : Human Learning
✏Author : Peter Jarvis
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2006-03-31
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781134326860
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Human Learning Book Summary : Learning is among the most basic of human activities. The study of, and research into, learning forms a central part of educational studies. The well-respected and established authors, Jarvis and Parker, not only focus on the psychological processes of human learning, but they also examine the importance of the relationship between the body and the mind. For the first time, this book considers how our neurological, biological, emotional and spiritual faculties all impact on human learning. Topics covered include: the biology of learning personality and human learning thinking and learning styles gender and human learning life cycle development and human learning emotional intelligence and learning morality and human learning learning in the social context. Drawing on material from the worlds of science and social science, and with contributions from international authors, this book will be of interest to academics in a wide range of disciplines.

📒The Post Human Condition ✍ Robert Pepperell

The Post Human Condition Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Post human Condition
✏Author : Robert Pepperell
✏Publisher : Intellect Books
✏Release Date : 1995
✏Pages : 206
✏ISBN : 1871516455
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✏The Post human Condition Book Summary : Where humanists saw themselves as distinct beings in an antagonistic relationship with their surroundings, posthumans regard their own being as embodied in an extended technological world.

Suggestions For The Future Provision Of Criminal Lunatics Book PDF
✏Book Title : Suggestions for the Future Provision of Criminal Lunatics
✏Author : Sir William Charles Hood
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1854
✏Pages : 174
✏ISBN : OXFORD:590500564
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The Future Of Human Civilization Book PDF
✏Book Title : The Future of Human Civilization
✏Author : Peter Baofu
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2000
✏Pages : 869
✏ISBN : 0773479457
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✏The Future of Human Civilization Book Summary : This wide-ranging book focuses on why the global spread of formal rationality contributes to a critical spirit which undermines human values and beliefs (including the scientific ones themselves), be they ancient, medieval, modern and now postmodern.