The End of Certainty

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Author: Ilya Prigogine,Isabelle Stengers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684837056

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

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The Nobel laureate and founder of chaos theory challenges the accepted laws of nature, explaining why Einstein's belief that time is merely an illusion is incorrect

The End of Certainty

Power, Politics and Business in Australia

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Author: Paul Kelly

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741754984

Category: History

Page: 792

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A bold, invigorating analysis of the decade that revolutionised Australian politics - the 1980s.

The End of Certainty

Towards a New Internationalism

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Author: Professor Stephen Chan

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136579

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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The End of Certainty is a magical realist book on world politics. Stephen Chan takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride through how we can establish a new kind of international relations and construct a common future for the planet. Chan argues that the certainties of singular traditions of philosophy have failed to help us understand power shifts and struggles in an endlessly diverse world. Chan argues that fusing different strands of Western, Eastern, religious and philosophical thought, is far more likely to help us move forward amidst uncertainty. In doing so, he takes us on a journey from the battlefields of Eritrea to the Twin Towers, via the Book of Job, Clausewitz, Fanon and Wahabism. You'll never think about international politics in quite the same way again.

The End of Certainty and the Beginning of Faith

Religion and Science for the 21st Century

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Author: D. Brian Austin

Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781573122627

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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Austin defines a vision for uniting the aims of science and Christian faith by examining the retreat from certainty that characterizes contemporary science and philosophy.

The End of Certainty

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Author: Alexis Karpouzos

Publisher: Εργαστήριο Σκέψης

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 27

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''The universe is not a world of separate things and events but is a cosmos that is connected, coherent, and bears a profound resemblance to the visions held in the earliest spiritual traditions in which the physical world and spiritual experience were both aspects of the samereality and man and the universe were one. The findings that justify this new vision of the underlying logic of the universe come from almost all of the empirical sciences: physics, cosmology, the life sciences, and consciousness research. They explain how interactions lead to interconnections that produce instantaneous and multifaceted coherence–what happens to one part also happens to the other parts, and hence to the system as a whole. The sense of sacred oneness experienced by our ancestors that was displaced by the unyielding material presumptions of modern science can be restored, and humanity can once again feel at home in the universe''.

Insecure Gulf

The End of Certainty and the Transition to the Post-Oil Era

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Author: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190241578

Category: History

Page: 320

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Insecure Gulf examines how the concept of Arabian/Persian Gulf 'security' is evolving in response to new challenges that are increasingly non-military and longer-term. Food, water and energy security, managing and mitigating the impact of environmental degradation and climate change, addressing demographic pressures and the youth bulge and reformulating structural economic deficiencies, in addition to dealing with the fallout from progressive state failure in Yemen, require a broad, global and multi-dimensional approach to Gulf security. While 'traditional' threats from Iraq, Iran, nuclear proliferation and trans-national terrorism remain robust, these new challenges to Gulf security have the potential to strike at the heart of the social contract and redistributive mechanisms that bind state and society in the Arab oil monarchies. Insecure Gulf explores the relationship between 'traditional' and 'new' security challenges and situates them within the changing political economy of the GCC states as they move toward post-oil structures of governance. It describes how regimes are anticipating and reacting to the shifting security paradigm, and contextualizes these changes within the broader political, economic, social and demographic framework. It also argues that a holistic approach to security is necessary for regimes to renew their sources of legitimacy in a globalizing world.

Und wenn es die Zeit nicht gäbe?

Meine Suche nach den Grundlagen des Universums

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Author: Carlo Rovelli

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644000743

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Was ist Zeit? Wir messen sie immer nur im Vergleich mit etwas anderem, einem Stern oder einem Pendel, und selbst dann gehen die Uhren nicht immer gleich, wie Einstein zeigte. Brauchen wir sie also, um die Grundlagen unseres Universums zu erklären? Nein, sagt Carlo Rovelli und skizziert ein neues Modell davon, was die Welt im Innersten zusammenhält. Zugleich ist dies das bislang persönlichste Buch des weltbekannten Physikers, der uns erzählt, wie ein Grundlagenforscher zu seinen Ideen kommt und warum revolutionäres Denken immer ein Abenteuer mit ungewissem Ausgang ist. «Carlo Rovelli beweist, wie verführerisch Wissenschaft sein kann.» La Repubblica

At the End of the Shift

Mines and Single-Industry Towns in Northern Ontario

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Author: Matt Bray,Ashley Thomson

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1554880823

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Mining has played a formative role in the history of Northern Ontario. It has been one of the key generators of wealth in the area since the mid-19th century, and is also responsible for much of the urban development of Ontario’s northland. The twelve papers published here came out of the second annual confernce of Northern Ontario research and development held in 1990. The papers are grouped into four sections, the early years; the era of government intervention; the present and finally the future and what can be done to maintain the commnities.

The End of the Charter Revolution

Looking Back from the New Normal

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Author: Peter J. McCormick

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260641X

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms became an entrenched part of the Canadian Constitution on April 17, 1982. The Charter represented a significant change in Canadian constitutional order and carried the courts, and the Supreme Court in particular, decisively into some of the biggest controversies in Canadian politics. Although the impact of the Charter on Canadian law and society was profound, a new status quo has been established. Even though there will be future Charter surprises and decisions that will claim news headlines, Peter J. McCormick argues that these cases will be occasional rather than frequent, and that the Charter "revolution" is over. Or, as he puts it in his introduction, "I will tell a story about the Charter, about the big ripples that have gradually but steadily died away such that the surface of the pond is now almost smooth." The End of the Charter Revolution explores the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, beginning with a general historical background, followed by a survey of the significant changes brought about as Charter decisions were made. The book addresses a series of specific cases made before the Dickson, Lamer, and McLachlin Courts, and then provides empirical data to support the argument that the Charter revolution has ended. The Supreme Court has without question become "a national institution of the first order," but even though the Charter is a large part of why this has happened, it is not Charter decisions that will showcase the exercise of this power in the future.

Mitterrand, the End of the Cold War, and German Unification

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Author: Frederic Bozo

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845454278

Category: History

Page: 417

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Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this important book explores the role of France in the events leading up to the end of the Cold War and German unification. Most accounts concentrate on the role of the United States and look at these events through the bipolar prism of Soviet-American relations. Yet because of its central position in Europe and of its status as Germany's foremost European partner, France and its President, Francois Mitterrand, played a decisive role in these pivotal international events: the peaceful liberation of Eastern Europe from Soviet rule starting in 1988, the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany's return to unity and full sovereignty in 1989/90, and the breakup of the USSR in 1991. Based on extensive research and a vast amount of archival sources, this book explores the role played by France in shaping a new European order.

The End of the World

Apocalypse and Its Aftermath in Western Culture

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Author: Maria Manuel Lisboa

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1906924503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial. It crosses boundaries of space and time, recurs in all human communities and finds expression in every aspect of cultural production - from pre-historic cave paintings to high-tech computer games. This volume examines historical and imaginary scenarios of apocalypse, the depiction of its likely triggers, and imagined landscapes in the aftermath of global destruction. Its discussion moves effortlessly from classic novels including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, to blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Armageddon and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Lisboa also takes into account religious doctrine, scientific research and the visual arts to create a penetrating, multi-disciplinary study that provides profound insight into one of Western culture's most fascinating and enduring preoccupations.

The War of the End of the World

A Novel

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Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429921986

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and every kind of outcast. It is a place where history and civilization have been wiped away. There is no money, no taxation, no marriage, no census. Canudos is a cauldron for the revolutionary spirit in its purest form, a state with all the potential for a true, libertarian paradise--and one the Brazilian government is determined to crush at any cost. In perhaps his most ambitious and tragic novel, Mario Vargas Llosa tells his own version of the real story of Canudos, inhabiting characters on both sides of the massive, cataclysmic battle between the society and government troops. The resulting novel is a fable of Latin American revolutionary history, an unforgettable story of passion, violence, and the devastation that follows from fanaticism.

Loose

The Future of Business is Letting Go

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Author: Martin Thomas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755361563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Google breaks the traditional rules of branding by changing its logo everyday. Doritos handed over the US premium advertising slot in the Superbowl to a couple of amateur filmmakers. The software industry is well used to 'living a life in beta.' Even Pope Benedict XVI has embraced the inclusive, 'Obama model' of communication with YouTube broadcasts in 27 languages in an attempt to encourage debate. If the Pope can do loose, anyone can.Loose thinking is at odds with all but the most progressive organizations. Businesses pay lip service to customer collaboration while still exerting maximum control. As Clay Shirky suggests, companies that create products, services and message that are too perfect will leave the consumer thinking 'where is the space for me?' LOOSE shakes up the status quo and shows how prevailing business wisdom needs to change.

The End of the World as a Work of Art

A Western Story

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Author: Rafael Argullol

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838756263

Category: Philosophy

Page: 119

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"Interdisciplinary in nature, the book crosses thematic as well as genre boundaries in a style regarded as "transversal." The poetical essays that comprise the story are full of both literary and philosophical allusions, yet also devoid of theoretical terms or references and there fore read like fiction. That may be the reason why the work became a non-fiction bestseller in Spain shortly after its original publication."