A Species in Denial

A Species in Denial

With a foreword by Templeton Prize winning biologist Charles Birch, this book provides a deeply insightful examination of science, religion, politics, men and women, psychiatry and mythology.

Author: Jeremy Griffith

Publisher: Wtm Publishing and Communications

ISBN: 1741290015

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

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A SPECIES IN DENIAL is the revolutionary bestseller by Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith. In it the author presents a series of essays addressesing the crux issue before us as a species of the human condition, our capacity for good and evil, describing how humans have coped with the dilemma of the human condition by living in denial of it. Griffith then explains the biological reason for the human condition, thus ending the need for the denial and maturing humanity to psychological freedom from its historic insecure human-condition-afflicted state. With a foreword by Templeton Prize winning biologist Charles Birch, this book provides a deeply insightful examination of science, religion, politics, men and women, psychiatry and mythology. REVIEWS A Species In Denial is a superb book...[that] brings out the truth of a new and wider frontier for humankind, a forward view of a world of humans no longer in naked competition amongst ourselves and with all others." The late JOHN MORTON, Professor of Zoology A breakthrough in understanding the human condition" The late Dr JOHN H. CHAMPNESS (Australian psychologist) "It offers so many insights into our divided selves." RONALD CONWAY, distinguished Australian psychologist, Order of Australia recipient."
Categories: Philosophy

Building Trust

Building Trust

True, but why should we take forgetting —which in such cases is often a species
of denial or selfdeception—as a particular virtue? The betrayal has now become
part—very likely an essential part—of this relationship and its history. Forgetting ...

Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199839469

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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In business, politics, marriage, indeed in any significant relationship, trust is the essential precondition upon which all real success depends. But what, precisely, is trust? How can it be achieved and sustained? And, most importantly, how can it be regained once it has been broken? In Building Trust, Robert C. Solomon and Fernando Flores offer compelling answers to these questions. They argue that trust is not something that simply exists from the beginning, something we can assume or take for granted; that it is not a static quality or "social glue." Instead, they assert that trust is an emotional skill, an active and dynamic part of our lives that we build and sustain with our promises and commitments, our emotions and integrity. In looking closely at the effects of mistrust, such as insidious office politics that can sabotage a company's efficiency, Solomon and Flores demonstrate how to move from na?ve trust that is easily shattered to an authentic trust that is sophisticated, reflective, and possible to renew. As the global economy makes us more and more reliant on "strangers," and as our political and personal interactions become more complex, Building Trust offers invaluable insight into a vital aspect of human relationships.
Categories: Philosophy

Spirituality for the Skeptic

Spirituality for the Skeptic

True, but why should we take forgetting—that in such cases is often a species of
denial or self-deception where it is not simple human frailty—as a virtue?
Betrayal and tragedy are essential parts of life, and forgiveness without forgetting
is very ...

Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198030770

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Is it possible to be spiritual and yet not believe in the supernatural? Can a person be spiritual without belonging to a religious group or organization? In this book, philosopher Robert Solomon offers challenging answers to these questions as he explodes commonly held myths about what is means to be spiritual in today's pluralistic world. Based on Solomon's own struggles to reconcile philosophy with religion, Spirituality for the Skeptic offers a model of a vibrant, fulfilling spirituality that embraces the complexities of human existence and acknowledges the joys and tragedies of life. Solomon has forged an enlightened new path that synthesizes spirituality with emotions, intellect, science, and common sense. His new paradigm, "naturalized" spirituality, establishes as its cornerstone the "thoughtful love of life"--a passionate concern for the here-and-now, and not the by-and-by. Being spiritual doesn't mean being holed up as a recluse, spending hours in meditation and contemplation, Solomon argues. It demands involvement and emotional engagement with others in the struggle to find meaning in our lives. As such, this modern-day spirituality encompasses a passionate enthusiasm for the world, the transformation of self, cosmic trust and rationality, coming to terms with fate, and viewing life as a gift, all of which are explored in depth throughout this book. Spirituality for the Skeptic answers the need for a non-institutional, non-dogmatic spirituality that leads to personal fulfillment and satisfaction. By examining the ideas of great thinkers from Socrates and Nietzsche to Buddha to Kafka, Solomon arrives at a practical vision of spirituality that should appeal to many seekers looking to make sense of the human condition.
Categories: Religion

The Parliamentary Debates

The Parliamentary Debates

The morning lecturer from the literal and grammatical sense , is would answer ,
and the evening lecturer a species of denial . reply , so that there would be
nothing but Those two essential requisites then a constant reciprocation of
answers ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435072071434

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

The morning lecturer from the literal and grammatical sense , is would answer ,
and the evening lecturer a species of denial . reply , so that there would be
nothing but Those two essential requisites then a constant reciprocation of
answers ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293000894224

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England

Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England

The morning lecturer from the literal and grammatical sense , is would answer ,
and the evening lecturer a species of denial . reply , so that there would be
pothing but Those two essential requisites then a constant reciprocation of
answers ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01078684H

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the Year 1803 from which Last mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled Cobbett s Parliamentary Debates

Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066  to the Year 1803  from which Last mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled   Cobbett s Parliamentary Debates

The morning lecturer from the literal and grammatical sense , is would answer ,
and the evening lecturer a species of denial . reply , so that there would be
nothing but Those two essential requisites then a constant reciprocation of
answers ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556002459212

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England

Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England

The morning lecturer from the literal and grammatical sense , is would answer ,
and the evening lecturer a species of denial . reply , so that there would be
nothing but Those two essential requisites then a constant reciprocation of
answers ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000025174465

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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A Climate for Denial

A Climate for Denial

As stated above, the need to belong has been vital to our survival as a species.
We simply would not have survived as a species had we been loners. Today, this
goes well beyond survival although still plays a part in our well-being in many ...

Author: Arek Sinanian

Publisher: Enproc Pty Ltd

ISBN: 9780987621344

Category: Science

Page: 154

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Why is it that despite overwhelming evidence and fundamental science, some people still don't accept that climate change is real and that human activity is contributing to it? Is it because the science is not being understood? Is it because it is difficult to accept that humans are capable of changing the climate? Is there a link between climate change scepticism and ideology? Is there a link between the belief in the science and belief in God? If you know anyone who challenges the science of climate change - or completely denies it's happening at all - then this book is for you, and for them. Don't worry, your friend is human after all, and such behaviour can be explained. A Climate for Denial gives a summary of the reasons your friend is a sceptic.
Categories: Science

The Truth about Denial

The Truth about Denial

After all, why would evolution select for a species of pure reasoning machines?
Beyond our ability to successfully navigate our immediate surroundings, we don't
really need accurate information, certainly not at the level of basic worldviews.

Author: Adrian Bardon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190062262

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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People believe what they want to believe. It is a striking-yet all too familiar-fact about human beings that our belief-forming processes can be so distorted by fears, desires, and prejudices that an otherwise sensible person may sincerely uphold a false claim about the world despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. When we describe someone as being "in denial," we mean that he or she is personally threatened by some set of facts and consequently fails to assess the situation properly according to the evidence, instead arguing and interpreting evidence in light of a pre-established conclusion. In a world polarized over politics, culture, race, and religion, it is evident that ideological commitments can influence one's perception of reality in socially destructive ways, especially when one perceives a threat to these commitments. When group interests, creeds, or dogmas are threatened by unwelcome factual information, biased thinking can become ideological denialism. This is a problem that affects everybody: Whereas denial can interfere with individual well-being, ideological denialism can stand in the way of urgent advancements in public policy. This book offers an accessible, historically and scientifically informed overview of our understanding of denial and denialism. Adrian Bardon introduces the reader to the latest developments in the interdisciplinary study of denial, and then investigates the role of human psychology and ideology in, respectively, science denial, economic policy, and religious belief.
Categories: Philosophy

Aristotle and Other Platonists

Aristotle and Other Platonists

This would happen if Aristotle's assertion that the species as such cannot be
eternal were taken to constitute a denial of paradigmatism rather than what it
clearly is: namely, a denial that the individual can be eternal in any way other
than by ...

Author: Lloyd P. Gerson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501716966

Category: Philosophy

Page: 348

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"Aristotle versus Plato. For a long time that is the angle from which the tale has been told, in textbooks on the history of philosophy and to university students. Aristotle's philosophy, so the story goes, was au fond in opposition to Plato's. But it was not always thus."—from the Introduction In a wide-ranging book likely to cause controversy, Lloyd P. Gerson sets out the case for the "harmony" of Platonism and Aristotelianism, the standard view in late antiquity. He aims to show that the twentieth-century view that Aristotle started out as a Platonist and ended up as an anti-Platonist is seriously flawed. Gerson examines the Neoplatonic commentators on Aristotle based on their principle of harmony. In considering ancient studies of Aristotle's Categories, Physics, De Anima, Metaphysics, and Nicomachean Ethics, the author shows how the principle of harmony allows us to understand numerous texts that otherwise appear intractable. Gerson also explains how these "esoteric" treatises can be seen not to conflict with the early "exoteric" and admittedly Platonic dialogues of Aristotle. Aristotle and Other Platonists concludes with an assessment of some of the philosophical results of acknowledging harmony.
Categories: Philosophy

Pedro Cabrita Reis

Pedro Cabrita Reis

Try to see peace as a species of a gender , which is war . Try to understand the
beautiful as a species of a gender that would be ugliness , or harmony as a
species of conflict . Affirmation as a species of denial . Likewise , though , try to ...

Author: Cabrita Reis

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015058303804

Category: Art

Page: 301

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Edited by Michael Tarantino. Essays by J. Fernandes and Jose M. Miranda Justo. Conversation with Pedro Cabrita Reis and Adrian Searle.
Categories: Art

The happy family or Selfishness and self denial by the author of Simple rules

The happy family  or  Selfishness and self denial  by the author of  Simple rules

... the habit of finding fault with almost every thing , his expressed ill - humour with
the servants , and dissatisfaction and discontent with all around him , had created
in the minds of his children and his dependants , a species of fear , not the fear ...

Author: Happy family

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590460354

Category:

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New York Court of Appeals Records and Briefs

New York Court of Appeals  Records and Briefs

723 which the denial is made of the parts of the complaint which it professes to
deny . ... In the case cited , the prevailing opinion delivered concedes that the
denial was a species of negative pregnant , and of course the implications it ...

Author: New York (State). Court of Appeals.

Publisher:

ISBN: LLMC:NYAEXNY8950Z

Category: Law

Page:

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Volume contains: 45 NY 468 (Thompson v. Erie R.R. Co.) 45 NY 505 (Kelsey v. No. Light Oil Co.) 45 NY 514 (Maghee v. Camden & Am. R.R. & Trans. Co.) 45 NY 535 (Kinnier v. Kinnier) 45 NY 622 (Mills v. Mich. Cent. R.R. Co.) 46 NY 77 (National Park Bk of N.Y. v. Ninth Nat'l Bk) 46 NY 77 (National Park Bk v. Fourth Nat. Bk) 46 NY 182 (Florence v. Hopkins) Unreported Case (Anderson v. James) Unreported Case (Colton v. Jones) Unreported Case (Selover v. Misner) Unreported Case (Gibbons v. Wood) Unreported Case (Chapman v. Collins)
Categories: Law

A Collection of Speeches Spoken on Subjects Connected with the Catholic Question

A Collection of Speeches Spoken    on Subjects Connected with the Catholic Question

There must , in the first place , be a distinct , direct , and particular denial of all the
charges in the alleged libel . I affirm that no such species of denial is any where
to be found in the affidavit sworn by the prosecutor . That affidavit has been ...

Author: Daniel O'Connell

Publisher:

ISBN: BML:37001102053365

Category:

Page:

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Minnesota Pleading

Minnesota Pleading

Mark Boothby Dunnell. junctive denial is a species of negative pregnant and
raises no issue . Pullen v . Wright , 34 M. 314 . Negative pregnant - effect of . $
457. The effect of a negative pregnant is the admission of the fact sought to be
denied .

Author: Mark Boothby Dunnell

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02630338E

Category: Code pleading

Page: 578

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Categories: Code pleading

Select Cases on Code Pleading

Select Cases on Code Pleading

The denial that the defendant has neglected and refused to pay said dividend ,
contains the implication , that it has ... In the case cited , the prevailing opinion
delivered concedes that the denial was a species of negative pregnant , and of ...

Author: Austin Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112104914876

Category: Code pleading

Page: 698

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Categories: Code pleading

The Code of Civil Procedure of the State of New York

The Code of Civil Procedure of the State of New York

Brooks , 14 Barb ) . denial , in that he directed William Stuber " to go down , 533 .
etc. , ” following the exact words of the complaint , is not a denial authorized by
the Code ; it is a species of m . It is evasive and not definite and cernegative ...

Author: New York (State)

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433090789938

Category: Civil procedure

Page:

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Categories: Civil procedure

The Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice

The Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice

Such a form of denial is a negative pregnant . " In Manner and Form . — Where
the answer denies the allegations of the complaint “ in manner and form as
therein set forth , ” this is a species of negative pregnant ; such a form of denial
refers ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063732247

Category: Civil procedure

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Categories: Civil procedure

Requiem for a Species

Requiem for a Species

We know how dire the future looks. We know how little time we have left to act. Yet we continue to ignore the warnings. One of Australia's sharpest thinkers explores the resons why and offers his vision of our new future.

Author: Clive Hamilton

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849710817

Category: Nature

Page: 286

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To some, the term encompasses innovation, change and commitment to the future and to others it means preservation, conservativism and a watchful eye on the future.City Fightsfollows on from the symposium "Energy and Urban Strategies", which bro
Categories: Nature