Fifteen thought-provoking essays interact in an cutting edge discussion among cultural reviews of impact, emotions and feelings, and electronic cultures, new media and expertise. the quantity offers a desirable discussion that cuts throughout disciplines, media structures and geographic and linguistic barriers.
By Robert L. Latta
This treatise provides and defends a brand new idea of humour, one designed to hide all examples of all kinds and to supply the rules for a whole account of the worldwide phenomenon. Incongruity thought and the recent concept are opposite within the strict logical feel of the time period. therefore a decided attempt is made to illustrate that incogruity idea often, in all its varieties, fails. one of the issues lined are: the anti-essentialist strategy; the idea that of a humour approach and that of the fundamental humour procedure; the subjective personality of humour; the laughter of humour, leisure and delight; humour and natural evolution; effortless incongruity conception; incongruity-and-resolution concept; the delusion point in humour and "funny incongruity"; the thought of "local good judgment" in humour; the perfect locus of the secret of humour; the awesome allure of incongruity conception; mental experiments in incongruity conception; Kant's and Koestler's theories of humour; and the present kingdom of analysis into the fundamental humour strategy.
This publication deals an unique account of an historic, replacement type of 'negative' cause which stands in antithesis to its glossy instrumental shape which has ruled considering the pursuit of human improvement because the Enlightenment. It advances arguments for the restoration of such cause as a non secular and healing lifestyle and demonstrates that it really is very unlikely to totally have fun with the Christian apophatic culture with out investigating the intricacies of its philosophical background. the purpose of this dialogue is the retrieval and rediscovery of necessary insights from old philosophy within the common pursuit of happiness. The book's re-appropriation of the 'negative' philosophical and theological articulation of the pursuit of eudaimonia deals to redirect these residing within the twenty-first century in the direction of the importance of the Christian apophatic ascent and in so doing to aid them in uncapping the wellsprings of human ardour, hope and happiness.
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Can we say that existence is ruled by way of a bunch of unsleeping humans? the place are they? who're they? We see precisely the contrary: that existence is ruled by way of those who find themselves the least wide awake, by way of those people who are such a lot asleep.
Provocative principles similar to those have attracted generations of considerate humans to the equipment of self-study and internal paintings devised by way of Gurdjieff, essentially the most radical non secular academics of contemporary instances. based on Gurdjieff, the wars raging at this very second are not anything greater than hundreds of thousands of sound asleep humans attempting to annihilate hundreds of thousands of alternative sound asleep humans. opposite to well known trust, there isn't any equivalent to factor as growth and evolution so long as humanity continues to be asleep.
Two hundred wakeful humans may perhaps swap the complete of existence at the earth, Gurdjieff says. If we wish to develop into these awake humans, we needs to find out how to switch ourselves. With the aid of self-knowledge and an realizing of our relation to the universe, we will wake up to a better point of being—if we want to swap ourselves.
All of Gurdjieff's primary ideas and techniques of remodeling the mind, feelings, and physique, within the process referred to as the Fourth method, are provided during this ebook in his personal transparent, exact phrases preserved by way of his closest scholars.
Arranged in an orderly series of passages drawn from fundamental resource books—P. D. Ouspensky's In seek of the Miraculous, and Views from the true World, recorded and organized by way of Mme. Jeanne de Salzmann—this fabric is an essential advent for these made up our minds to adopt the efforts and practices precious for awakening cognizance.
All the elemental techniques and techniques are coated, together with:
• man is "asleep"
• we don't have any unified "I"
• the desire for self-knowledge
• functions of the human "machine"
• states of awareness
• levels of being
• three facilities: relocating, emotional, and considering
• personality and essence
• the hazard of self-development
• remembering oneself
• conscious evolution
• the legislation of 3 forces
• the ray of construction
• the legislations of octaves
• the Enneagram, a common image
• the number of non secular methods
• esoteric Christianity
• working in teams
• the necessity of colleges
By Dirk Hermans
Emotions are advanced and multifaceted phenomena. even if they've been tested from a number of views, the research of the interplay among cognition and emotion has continuously occupied a special place inside of emotion examine. Many philosophers and psychologists were desirous about the connection among considering and feeling.
During the previous 30 years, study at the courting among cognition and emotion has boomed and such a lot of reports in this subject were released that it really is tough to maintain tune of the proof. This booklet fulfils the necessity for a evaluate of the present proof on specific points of the interaction among cognition and emotion.
The e-book assembles a set of cutting-edge stories of an important subject matters in cognition and emotion study: emotion theories, feeling and considering, the belief of emotion, the expression of emotion, emotion legislation, emotion and reminiscence, and emotion and a focus. through bringing those experiences jointly, this booklet offers a different evaluation of the information that has been generated some time past a long time concerning the many and intricate ways that cognition and emotion engage. As such, it offers a useful gizmo for either scholars and researchers alike, within the fields of social, scientific and cognitive psychology.
A large bestseller in Europe, Frederic Lenoir’s Happiness is an exhilarating trip that examines how history’s maximum philosophers and non secular figures have replied life’s such a lot basic question: what's happiness and the way do I in achieving it?
From the traditional Greeks on—from Aristotle, Plato, and Chuang Tzu to the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad; from Voltaire, Spinoza, and Schopenhauer to Kant, Freud, or even smooth neuroscientists—Lenoir considers the concept real and lasting happiness is certainly possible.
In transparent language, Lenoir concisely surveys what the best thinkers of all time have needed to say at the topic, and, with fascinating prose, increases provocative questions:
· can we have an obligation to be at liberty?
· Is there a connection among person and collective happiness?
· Is happiness contagious?
· Is there a distinction among excitement and happiness?
· Can sadness and happiness coexist?
· Does our happiness depend upon our luck?
realizing how civilization’s top minds have replied these questions, Lenoir indicates, not just makes for a desirable interpreting event, but additionally presents a manner for us to work out us how happiness, that the majority elusive of emotions, is possible in our personal lives.
Initially released: Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Publishing, 1990."
By Robert C. Solomon
Philosophers seeing that Aristotle have explored emotion, and the learn of emotion has continually been necessary to the affection of knowledge. in recent times Anglo-American philosophers have rediscovered and put new emphasis in this very previous self-discipline. The view that feelings are ripe for philosophical research has been supported through a lot of first-class guides. during this quantity, Robert Solomon brings jointly the superior Anglo-American philosophers now writing at the philosophy of emotion, with chapters from philosophers who've distinctive themselves within the box of emotion learn and feature interdisciplinary pursuits, relatively within the social and organic sciences. The reader will discover a vigorous number of positions on subject matters resembling the character of emotion, the class of "emotion," the rationality of feelings, the connection among an emotion and its expression, the connection among emotion, motivation, and motion, the organic nature as opposed to social development of emotion, the function of the physique in emotion, the level of freedom and our regulate of feelings, the connection among emotion and cost, and the very nature and warrant of theories of emotion. furthermore, this publication recognizes that it truly is very unlikely to review the sentiments this day with no enticing with modern psychology and the neurosciences, and in addition engages them with zeal. hence the essays incorporated the following should still attract a large spectrum of emotion researchers within the quite a few theoretical, experimental, and scientific branches of psychology, as well as theorists in philosophy, philosophical psychology, ethical psychology, and cognitive technological know-how, the social sciences, and literary idea.