Elemental Spectra by John O'Loughlin PDF

By John O'Loughlin

relationship from 1988-89, this seminal paintings investigates the importance of the fundamental components, viz. air, hearth, water and earth, with reference to quite a few varied disciplinary contexts, together with technology, politics, economics and faith, sooner than trying to draw ideological and ethical classes from the apperceived correlations. of extra importance on the subject of the weather are the relationships among being and doing, wisdom and emotion, brain and mind, nature and artifice, individualism and collectivism. there's additionally, inside of Elemental Spectra, a critique of Arthur Koestler's tripartite theories, as built in books just like the Act of construction and Janus - A Summing Up, in addition to a refutation of his mental pessimism about the dichotomous dating among what he calls the 'old mind' and the 'new brain', approximately akin to the cerebellum and the cerebrum. in truth, Koestler is not any much less the critical philosophical goal of this paintings than Schopenhauer was once of the former one (Towards the Supernoumenon), and even if Mr O’Loughlin recognizes his debt to Koestler as a power on his notion, he was once capable of flow past him at this aspect and as a result dispense with a couple of his theories. - A Centretruths editorial.

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