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Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and by Edward F., Kelly,Adam Crabtree,Paul Marshall,Harald

By Edward F., Kelly,Adam Crabtree,Paul Marshall,Harald Atmanspacher,Loriliai Biernacki,Bernard Carr,Wolfgang Fach,Michael Grosso,Michael Murphy,David E. Presti,Gregory Shaw,Henry P. Stapp,Eric M. Weiss,Ian Whicher

The upward push of recent technology has introduced with it expanding popularity between highbrow elites of a worldview that conflicts sharply either with daily human adventure and with ideals greatly shared one of the world’s nice cultural traditions. such a lot modern scientists and philosophers think that fact is at backside merely actual, and that humans are not anything greater than tremendous complex organic machines. On such perspectives our daily stories of unsleeping decision-making, loose will, and the self are illusory by-products of the grinding of our neural equipment. It follows that brain and character are unavoidably extinguished at demise, and that there exists no deeper transpersonal or religious fact of any sort.

Beyond Physicalism is the made from an strange fellowship of scientists and arts students who dispute those perspectives. of their past book, Irreducible Mind, they argued that physicalism can't accommodate a variety of well-evidenced empirical phenomena together with paranormal or psi phenomena, postmortem survival, and mystical reviews. during this new theory-oriented better half quantity they cross additional by means of trying to know how the area needs to be constituted so that those “rogue” phenomena can happen. Drawing upon empirical technological know-how, metaphysical philosophy, and the magical traditions, the authors paintings towards a higher “big photo” of the final personality of fact, one that strongly overlaps territory usually occupied by means of the world’s institutional religions, and which makes an attempt to reconcile technological know-how and spirituality by means of discovering a center course among the polarized fundamentalisms, non secular and medical, that experience ruled fresh public discourse.

Contributions by means of: Harald Atmanspacher, Loriliai Biernacki, Bernard Carr, Wolfgang Fach, Michael Grosso, Michael Murphy, David E. Presti, Gregory Shaw, Henry P. Stapp, Eric M. Weiss, and Ian Whicher

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