A Comparative Study of the Jaina Theories of Reality and Knowledge

Author: Y. J. Padmarajiah

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120800366

Category: Jaina philosophy

Page: 423

View: 6353

An attempt to determine the meaning and contents of the notion of dravya and distinguish between the two concepts of guna and paryaya. Cursorily also discusses notions of realtivity, continuity, divisibilty and negation. It presents an analytical account and a critical estimation of the methods of knowledge with an investigation into the nature and the logical evolution of the theory of manifoldness (anekantavada). The work has aimed throughout at a comparative treatment of the problems. Effort has been made to avoid strained and far-fetched comparisons and contrasts and to treat criticisms and controversies in a constructive spirit.

Lotze's Theory of Reality

Author: Evan Edward Thomas

Publisher: Sturgis Press

ISBN: 1408685345

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

View: 9163

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Theory of the Artificial

Virtual Replications and the Revenge of Reality

Author: Massimo Negrotti

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781871516555

Category: Computers

Page: 156

View: 7390

This discusses what happens when people try to reproduce a natural object or process in any scientific field -- from artificial intelligence through bio-engineering to art and communication -- where the reproduction process is itself a central issue. What does it mean to create the artificial? What are its limits?The book is enriched by about 20 illustrations, ranging from technological objects to artistic ones, helping the reader to understand the common lines that define the artificial.

The Doctrine of Energy

A Theory of Reality

Author: B. L. L

Publisher: N.A


Category: Force and energy

Page: 108

View: 7072


Dewey's Empirical Theory of Knowledge and Reality

Author: John R. Shook

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 9780826513625

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

View: 7904

The ongoing revival of interest in the work of American philosopher and pragmatist John Dewey has given rise to a burgeoning flow of commentaries, critical editions, and reevaluations of Dewey's writings. While previous studies of Dewey's work have taken either a historical or a topical focus, Shook offers an innovative, organic approach to understanding Dewey and eloquently shows that Dewey's instrumentalism grew seamlessly out of his idealism. He argues that most current scholarship operates under a mistaken impression of Dewey's early philosophical positions and convincingly demonstrates a number of key points: that Dewey's metaphysical empiricism remained more indebted to Kant and Hegel than is commonly supposed; that Dewey owed more to the influence of Wundt than is commonly believed; that the influence of Peirce and James was not as significant for the development of Dewey's theories of mind and truth as has been argued in the past; and that Dewey's pragmatic theory of knowledge never really abandoned idealism. Shook's exposition of the unity of Dewey's thought challenges a large scholarly industry devoted to suppressing or explaining away the consistency between Dewey's early thought and his later work. In every respect, Dewey's Empirical Theory of Knowledge and Reality is a provocative and engaging study that will occupy a unique niche in this field. It is certain to stimulate discussion and controversy, forcing Dewey traditionalists out of habitual modes of thought and transforming our conventional understanding of the development of classical American philosophy.

A Theory of Reality

An Essay in Metaphysical System Upon the Basis of Human Cognitive Experience

Author: George Trumbull Ladd

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780559380327

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 9820

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Theory of Potential – the Illusion of Reality

Author: Dr. Ray LeSage

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543920268

Category: Science

Page: 7

View: 2601

The Theory of Potential hypothesizes that the reality we perceive may not be what we think. The Theory suggests that we may exist in an infinite maze of possible outcomes.

EVA as the Best Financial Performance Measure: the Theory of Reality

Author: Alina Ignatiuk

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640316096


Page: 24

View: 4276

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: A, St. Mary's University San Antonio, Texas, language: English, abstract: In this paper these issues will be discussed: the main purpose and functions of the financial performance management and how it is related to the problem of shareholders value creation, company growth and managers decision making process and management motivation; the appropriate measures of management performance from the shareholders point of view; contradictions or goal incongruence between shareholders, management and company long-term growth."

Genetic Theory of Reality

Author: James Mark Baldwin

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412824427

Category: Psychology

Page: 335

View: 4069

James Mark Baldwin left a legacy that has yet to be fully examined, one with profound implications for science and the humanities. In some sense it paralleled that of his friend Charles Sanders Peirce, whose semiotics became understood only a century later. Baldwin was trying to make sense of complex biological and social processes which only now have come into the limelight as biological sciences, and slowly but surely, have re-emerged in psychology. Baldwin's focus on development, based on the observation of his own children and extrapolated to his general theoretical scheme, is fully in line with where our contemporary biological sciences are heading. This is exemplified by the bounded flexibility of the work of the genetic system. The general principle of persistent exploration of the environment with the result of creating novelty, which was the core of Baldwin's theoretical system, has since the 1960s become the guiding idea in genetics. Contemporary developmental science is rooted in Baldwin's thinking. In his new introduction, Jaan Valsiner shows that Baldwin's Genetic Theory of Reality demonstrates how human beings are in their nature social beings, establishes an alternative conceptualization of evolutionary theory, and formulates a system of developmental logic, all of which serve as the foundation for developmental psychology as a whole. Th is is a work of social science rediscovery long overdue.

Theory of Reality

Author: John Keyes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557193451

Category: Science

Page: 56

View: 4782

Einstein's 'Theory of Relativity' has been the backbone of Physics for more than a century. Einstein was faced with the incompatibility between the constancy of the speed of light and the principle of relativity. It should have been obvious to him that the speed of light was not constant. The original experiments that led to this belief were flawed. Instead, Einstein dropped two of what he called unjustifiable hypothesis from classical mechanics; that time and space were fixed. 'Theory of Reality' is a short allegory. Logic is used to replace the concepts of relativity with new concepts of reality. Johnbat, the main character, systematically examines the logic behind the theory of relativity pointing out flaws in the original definitions, experiments and logical conclusions that were used to develop special relativity. A new 'Theory of Reality' is presented as its replacement.

Nietzsche's Theory of Knowledge

Author: Rüdiger Hermann Grimm

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110861224

Category: Philosophy

Page: 218

View: 3023

In der Reihe werden herausragende monographische Interpretationen von Nietzsches Werk im Ganzen oder von spezifischen Themen und Aspekten aus unterschiedlichen wissenschaftlichen Perspektiven veröffentlicht, vor allem aus philosophischer, literatur- und kommunikationswissenschaftlicher, soziologischer und historischer Sicht. Die Publikationen repräsentieren den aktuellen Stand. Jeder Band ist peer-reviewed.

Theory of Reality

Change Your Life and Live Your Dream

Author: Larry Bogatz,Diana Bogatz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781413422764

Category: Self-Help

Page: 364

View: 4289

Theory of Reality is a how-to book that will inspire, motivate, and empower you to change or enhance your life. Step-by-step methods and in-depth examples will demonstrate how to achieve a reality that is a positive, constantly growing way of life that leads to success, prosperity, and fulfilled dreams. This book goes beyond philosophy to practical and easy to use techniques to attain well-being in every area of life. Historical views and modern theories are explored; but the emphasis is upon the authors´ view that reality is our perception of life. The authors take complex concepts and explain them in simple terms. Theory of Reality is full of astounding revelations illustrated in easy to understand ways. This book covers the realms that make up what we perceive as our reality, the energy between and in those realms, how these realms interact, and how to harness the energy available to us. Theory of Reality provides an unfailing approach on how to use our imagination, thoughts, and words to attract the things we desire. Manageable methods to eliminate the negative energy from unforgiveness, fear, guilt and other counter-productive emotions are explained. Basic tips to raise your self-esteem, increase your financial and time resources, reduce sickness and stress, and other useful and everyday matters are dicussed. Uncomplicated procedures are presented to guide you in defining your dream life and to identify your most important inner goals. Candid, true-life experiences will help you avoid the pitfalls on your journey to success as a way of life. The impossible will become possible for you through the enlightenment you will receive. You will be empowered to change your reality as well as to influence the reality of others. Theory of Reality will help you turn your dreams into attainable goals. Start reading and the direction of your life will be altered forever. "The authors take you on a roller coaster ride of self-discovery revealing the startling truth about reality Theory of Reality contains oceans of discernment and pearls of wisdom it is a positive, forward thinking book a must read and should grace the shelves of all those who are interested in improving their lives." -David Selley, President of Target Management Services "Creating YOUR new reality becomes an achievable goal in a very meaningful, enlightened way using the processes and techniques taught in this life changing manuscript." -Jerome DeShazo, Co-Founder of Sendero Corporation, Founder of Pure Light Publishing When you understand its essence, the book you now hold is shocking. If you read it, your life will never be the same. No sooner will you open the book than you will find yourself thrust into the thoughts of great minds. You will be led to the realization of how thoughts take on form and how perception creates. You will be shown how to launch yourself into the world of your dreams and how to live the way you want. You will develop your own "FUTURE CONFESSIONS" that will create the reality of your imagination. For Table of Contents, excerpts from each chapter, to contact Larry and Diana Bogatz for speaking engagements, additional motivational products, or for further information, visit: www.TheoryOfReality.com To contact our publicist, email [email protected]

Hindu Worldviews

Theories of Self, Ritual and Reality

Author: Jessica Frazier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474251587

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 840

Designed to help readers deepen their understanding of Hinduism, and reflecting themes central to the study of religion and culture, Jessica Frazier explores classical Hindu theories of self, the body, the cosmos, and human action. Case studies from Hindu texts provide readers with direct access to primary sources in translation, ranging from ancient cosmology to philosophical teachings and modern ritual practices. Hinduism is often depicted as being so diverse that it is the most difficult of all of the world religions to understand or explain. Hindu Worldviews explains core ideas about the human mind and body, showing how they fit into concepts of the Self, and practices of embodiment in Hinduism. It draws on western theoretical concepts as a point of entry, connecting contemporary Hindu culture directly with both western and classical Hindu theories. Through the theme of the Self in classical Hindu sources, the chapters provide an interpretative framework for understanding classical approaches to ethics, liberation, and views of the body and the mind. These provide a key to the rationale behind many forms of modern practice such as divinisation rituals, worship of deities, and theological reflection. Reflecting central themes in courses on Hinduism and Indian Philosophy, Hindu Worldviews provides an accessible new perspective on both Hinduism and modern theory in the study of religion.

Theory of Reality

Evidence for Existence Beyond the Brain and Tools for Your Journey

Author: David O. Wiebers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985937522

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 199

View: 506

"The Theory of Reality combines key elements of neuroscience, physics and metaphysical science to provide critical evidence for existence beyond the brain with practical everyday application for increased compassion, effectiveness and higher understanding in your life. Discover worldview-changing evidence regarding the most basic and profound questions of humankind, and explore the fundamental fabrics of our universe and the purpose of our lives. Equip yourself with new knowledge and empowering tools and techniques designed to help you "put it all together" and chart your own spiritual adventure. Take control of your own life journey and allow inspiration, uncommon creativity and greater happiness to unfold."

The Corruption of Reality

A Unified Theory of Religion, Hypnosis, and Psychopathology

Author: John F. Schumaker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 289

View: 8318

Argues that religions, other than Western ones, cultivated dissociation as a coping strategy, and that the lack of this approach in the West leads to mental illnesses, and suggests a modern version

Signs, Mind, and Reality

A Theory of Language as the Folk Model of the World

Author: Sebastian Shaumyan

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027252017

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

View: 3711

The book presents a new science of semiotic linguistics. The goal of semiotic linguistics is to discover what characterizes language as an intermediary between the mind and reality so that language creates the picture of reality we perceive. The cornerstone of semiotic linguistics is the discovery and resolution of language antinomies ­-contradictions between two apparently reasonable principles or laws. Language antinomies constitute the essence of language, and hence must be studied from both linguistic and philosophical points of view. The basic language antinomy which underlies all other antinomies is the antinomy between meaning and information. Both generative and classical linguistic theories are unaware of the need to distinguish between meaning and information. By confounding these notions they are unable to discover language antinomies and confine their research to naturalistic description of superficial language phenomena rather than the quest for the essence of language.(Series A)