The Human Cosmos

And that disconnect comes at a cost. In The Human Cosmos Jo Marchant takes us on a tour through the history of humanity's relationship with the heavens.

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Author: Jo Marchant

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781786894052

Category: Science

Page: 368

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For most of human history, we have led not just an earthly existence but a cosmic one. Celestial cycles drove every aspect of our daily lives. Our innate relationship with the stars shaped who we are – our religious beliefs, power structures, scientific advances and even our biology. But over the last few centuries we have separated ourselves from the universe that surrounds us. And that disconnect comes at a cost. In The Human Cosmos Jo Marchant takes us on a tour through the history of humanity's relationship with the heavens. We travel to the Hall of the Bulls in Lascaux and witness the winter solstice at a 5,000-year-old tomb at Newgrange. We visit Medieval monks grappling with the nature of time and Tahitian sailors navigating by the stars. We discover how light reveals the chemical composition of the sun, and we are with Einstein as he works out that space and time are one and the same. A four-billion-year-old meteor inspires a search for extraterrestrial life. And we discover why stargazing can be really, really good for us. It is time for us to rediscover the full potential of the universe we inhabit, its wonder, its effect on our health, and its potential for inspiration and revelation.

The Human Cosmos

Jo Marchant's book can begin to heal it. For at least 20,000 years, we have led not just an earthly existence but a cosmic one. Celestial cycles drove every aspect of our daily lives.

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Author: Jo Marchant

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593183021

Category: Science

Page: 400

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"A tour de force on par with Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari"—Booklist (starred review) "One to savor"—Publishers Weekly (starred review) An historically unprecedented disconnect between humanity and the heavens has opened. Jo Marchant's book can begin to heal it. For at least 20,000 years, we have led not just an earthly existence but a cosmic one. Celestial cycles drove every aspect of our daily lives. Our innate relationship with the stars shaped who we are--our art, religious beliefs, social status, scientific advances, and even our biology. But over the last few centuries we have separated ourselves from the universe that surrounds us. It's a disconnect with a dire cost. Our relationship to the stars and planets has moved from one of awe, wonder and superstition to one where technology is king--the cosmos is now explored through data on our screens, not by the naked eye observing the natural world. Indeed, in most countries modern light pollution obscures much of the night sky from view. Jo Marchant's spellbinding parade of the ways different cultures celebrated the majesty and mysteries of the night sky is a journey to the most awe inspiring view you can ever see--looking up on a clear dark night. That experience and the thoughts it has engendered have radically shaped human civilization across millennia. The cosmos is the source of our greatest creativity in art, in science, in life. To show us how, Jo Marchant takes us to the Hall of the Bulls in the caves at Lascaux in France, and to the summer solstice at a 5,000-year-old tomb at New Grange in Ireland. We discover Chumash cosmology and visit medieval monks grappling with the nature of time and Tahitian sailors navigating by the stars. We discover how light reveals the chemical composition of the sun, and we are with Einstein as he works out that space and time are one and the same. A four-billion-year-old meteor inspires a search for extraterrestrial life. The cosmically liberating, summary revelation is that star-gazing made us human.

The Human Place in the Cosmos

Frings' new translation of this key work allows us to read and understand Scheler's thought within current philosophical debates and interests. The book addresses two main questions: What is the human being?

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Author: Max Scheler

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810164116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 79

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Upon Scheler’s death in 1928, Martin Heidegger remarked that he was the most important force in philosophy at the time. Jose Ortega y Gasset called Scheler "the first man of the philosophical paradise." The Human Place in the Cosmos, the last of his works Scheler completed, is a pivotal piece in the development of his writing as a whole, marking a peculiar shift in his approach and thought. He had been asked to provide an initial sketch of his much larger works on philosophical anthropology and metaphysics--works he was not able to complete because of his early demise. Frings' new translation of this key work allows us to read and understand Scheler's thought within current philosophical debates and interests. The book addresses two main questions: What is the human being? And what is the place of the human being in the universe? Scheler responds to these questions within contexts of said two projected much larger works but not without reference to scientific research. He covers various levels of being: inorganic reality, organic reality (including plant life and psychological life), all the way up to practical intelligence and the spiritual dimension of human beings, and touching upon the holy. Negotiating two intertwined levels of being, life-energy ("impulsion") and "spirit," this work marks not only a critical moment in the development of his own philosophy but also a significant contribution to the current discussions of continental and analytic philosophers on the nature of the person.

Phenomenology and the Human Positioning in the Cosmos

She elaborates on the essential connection between the nature of earth and the forces of the cosmos: The living being draws from the earth's essential ...

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Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400748019

Category: Philosophy

Page: 358

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The classic conception of human transcendental consciousness assumes its self-supporting existential status within the horizon of life-world, nature and earth. Yet this assumed absoluteness does not entail the nature of its powers, neither their constitutive force. This latter call for an existential source reaching beyond the generative life-world network. Transcendental consciousness, having lost its absolute status (its point of reference) it is the role of the logos to lay down the harmonious positioning in the cosmic sphere of the all, establishing an original foundation of phenomenology in the primogenital ontopoiesis of life.​

Theogony

But the human cosmos has received a legacy not only from the fourth generation
( Zeus ' children ) , but also from the second and the third . A complete description
of the human cosmos under Zeus must take account of this inheritance from ...

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Author: Hesiod

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003293029

Category: Classical Greek literature

Page: 87

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"The Theogony is a poem by Hesiod describing the origins and genealogies of the Greek gods, composed c. 700 BC. It is written in the Epic dialect of Ancient Greek." -- Google Books viewed February 8, 2021.

The Upright Thinkers

Presents a history of science, focusing on its influence in the transition from humanity's primitive beginnings up to the modern day, with profiles of famous scientists responsible for some of the world's greatest scientific discoveries.

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Author: Leonard Mlodinow

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780345804433

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Presents a history of science, focusing on its influence in the transition from humanity's primitive beginnings up to the modern day, with profiles of famous scientists responsible for some of the world's greatest scientific discoveries. --Publisher's description.

Wayfarers in the Cosmos

Coyne and Omizzolo take readers through the history of human understandings of heavens to arrive at a deep understanding of what many secular physicists are themselves saying about the cosmos: that a loving Creator stands behind it all.

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Author: George V. Coyne

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110446262

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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With the embarrassing Galileo condemnation far, far behind them, the time is ripe for a book by Vatican officials about how the Official Church sees the staggering developments in modern astronomy. Coyne and Omizzolo take readers through the history of human understandings of heavens to arrive at a deep understanding of what many secular physicists are themselves saying about the cosmos: that a loving Creator stands behind it all.

Man and Cosmos

Man and Cosmos is a text discussing astrology, occult theory and spirituality.

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Author: Ines Radjenovic

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1131793873

Category:

Page: 150

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Man and Cosmos is a text discussing astrology, occult theory and spirituality. It presents astrology in a way that is profound yet accessible, brushing the dust off seemingly untouchable occult concepts in order to unveil the rich insights they offer into the human experience.

The Human context

Eissler not only tells us that “ Freud presented almost the complete human
cosmos scientifically ” , but also observes that it is “ most interesting to note that ,
in the month Freud closed his eyes , the evening glow of Western culture took its
brutal ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082017800

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Cosmosapiens

The book that transforms our understanding of what we are and where we came from.

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Author: John Hands

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 1468312448

Category: Science

Page: 704

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Who are we, and how did we get here? These are two of the most fundamental and far-reaching questions facing scientists and cosmologists alike, and have rested at the center of human intellectual endeavor since its beginning. They are questions that stretch across numerous disciplines: philosophy, theology, evolutionary biology, and mathematics are just some of the fields looking to explain the emergence of human life. But with so many groups seeking answers using so many different methods, it can be nearly impossible to tell what sort of progress has been made without stepping back and looking at the whole interdisciplinary picture. In Cosmosapiens, John Hands presents readers with exactly such a synthesis, ten years in the making and incorporating the ideas of world-renowned experts from wide array of fields. The book sifts the speculative from the firmly established, examining claims of all sorts, challenging the orthodox consensus in those branches of cosmology, biology, and neuroscience that have ossified into dogma. His striking analysis reveals underlying patterns of cooperation, complexification, and convergence that will transform our understanding of what we are and how we evolved from the origin of the universe.. In the end, his striking analysis reveals underlying patterns of cooperation, complexity, and convergence that begin to tell the story of human emergence and consciousness.

The Wisdom of the World

Encyclopedic and yet intimate, The Wisdom of the World offers the best sort of history: broad, learned, and completely compelling. Brague opens a window onto systems of thought radically different from our own.

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Author: Rémi Brague

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226070778

Category: Philosophy

Page: 297

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When the ancient Greeks looked up into the heavens, they saw not just sun and moon, stars and planets, but a complete, coherent universe, a model of the Good that could serve as a guide to a better life. How this view of the world came to be, and how we lost it (or turned away from it) on the way to becoming modern, make for a fascinating story, told in a highly accessible manner by Rémi Brague in this wide-ranging cultural history. Before the Greeks, people thought human action was required to maintain the order of the universe and so conducted rituals and sacrifices to renew and restore it. But beginning with the Hellenic Age, the universe came to be seen as existing quite apart from human action and possessing, therefore, a kind of wisdom that humanity did not. Wearing his remarkable erudition lightly, Brague traces the many ways this universal wisdom has been interpreted over the centuries, from the time of ancient Egypt to the modern era. Socratic and Muslim philosophers, Christian theologians and Jewish Kabbalists all believed that questions about the workings of the world and the meaning of life were closely intertwined and that an understanding of cosmology was crucial to making sense of human ethics. Exploring the fate of this concept in the modern day, Brague shows how modernity stripped the universe of its sacred and philosophical wisdom, transforming it into an ethically indifferent entity that no longer serves as a model for human morality. Encyclopedic and yet intimate, The Wisdom of the World offers the best sort of history: broad, learned, and completely compelling. Brague opens a window onto systems of thought radically different from our own.

The New Universe and the Human Future

Written in eloquent, accessible prose and illustrated in magnificent color throughout, including images from innovative simulations of the evolving universe, this book brings the new scientific picture of the universe to life.

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Author: Nancy Ellen Abrams

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300167320

Category: Science

Page: 256

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A cultural philosopher and an astrophysicist attempt to decipher how we fit into the universe, and the impact our placement has on us. After a four-century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life-altering idea: if the world could agree on a shared creation story based on modern cosmology and biology—a story that has just become available—it would redefine our relationship with Planet Earth and benefit all of humanity, now and into the distant future. Written in eloquent, accessible prose and illustrated in magnificent color throughout, including images from innovative simulations of the evolving universe, this book brings the new scientific picture of the universe to life. It interprets what our human place in the cosmos may mean for us and our descendants. It offers unique insights into the potential use of this newfound knowledge to find solutions to seemingly intractable global problems such as climate change and unsustainable growth. And it explains why we need to “think cosmically, act globally” if we're going to have a long-term, prosperous future on Earth. “Should be read by anyone, not just scientists, who worry about the human condition.”—Deepak Chopra, The Huffington Post “A prophetic book. Its message ranks right up there with those of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Joel. Like the prophets, it is at times poetic, demanding, grounded, soaring, empowering, and always awe-inspiring.”—Matthew Fox, Tikkun “The ideas and images are fascinating and certainly contribute to a sense of the profound stakes involved in what we’re doing to the planet and ourselves.”—William Kowinski, North Coast Journal

Woman and Cosmos

He had to have a sense of “ physical ” contact with it , a contact that would bring
about a dynamic expansion of and interrelation between human persons . Again
he found his answer in the “ Word that came down from heaven ” - a Word ...

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Author: Catherine R. O'Connor

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4384398

Category: Femmes

Page: 188

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Cosmos

This book showcases the superstars of the firmament and universe in sumptuous illustrations featuring paintings, sculpture, drawings, watercolours, prints, as well as plates from books, celestial diagrams, and astronomical photography.

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Author: Roberta J. M. Olson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1789140544

Category: Astronomy in art

Page: 320

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Since time immemorial, the nocturnal skies have mesmerized people, and heavenly bodies have inspired the imaginations of artists, poets, and scientists. This book showcases the superstars of the firmament and universe in sumptuous illustrations featuring paintings, sculpture, drawings, watercolours, prints, as well as plates from books, celestial diagrams, and astronomical photography. Cosmos: The Art and Science of the Universe charts the human love affair with the heavens in art and astronomy, based on sound science and insightful art and cultural history. While its illustrations are thrilling and seductive, the book also recounts the fascinating story about the quest to discover the mysteries of the universe in ten lively chapters. Embellished with new information, interpretations, and amusing anecdotes, the authors weave a rich tapestry about the interconnections in the cosmos and the efforts to understand them. A stunning book that unveils the beauty of the cosmos and its compelling story.

Cosmos

With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true.”—The Plain Dealer “Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a ...

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Author: Carl Sagan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307800985

Category: Science

Page: 352

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RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science. Praise for Cosmos “Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true.”—The Plain Dealer “Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.”—Newsday “Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.”—The Miami Herald “Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.”—Cosmopolitan “Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.”—The New York Times Book Review NOTE: This edition does not include images.

The Collected Works of Theodore Parker Lessons from the world of matter and the world of man

... and the La Places who organize the celestial mechanics of human society ,
and show how men can live together peaceful and blessed , the Humboldts who
shall condense the science of past times and present into one great human
cosmos ...

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Author: Theodore Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002045876J

Category: Sermons, American

Page: 236

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The Review of Metaphysics

two spheres in which we find ourselves by turns , and one of which he calls a
cosmos . Heracleitus ... This is the case with the world - shape which belongs to
the whole of the human race , the " common cosmos . The same meaning of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007238517

Category: Metaphysics

Page:

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Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society

To the extent that a human life entails the assumption of God ' s character traits –
the noble traits that define the Divine Form ... quotation cited above , it becomes
clear that the Sharī ' a occupies a significant position in the cosmos of the human
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113208503

Category: Sufism

Page:

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Proceedings of the Canadian Institute

No human cosmos , as Carlyle says , can by any possibility be even begun
without this distinction of hands ; and yet the precise cause of the nearly universal
preference of the right hand appears to elude alike the research of the historian
and ...

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Author: Canadian Institute (1849-1914)

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89092501667

Category:

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