Armageddon or Evolution?
The Scientific Method and Escalating World Problems
By (author) Bernard S. Phillips
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Armageddon or Evolution? by Bernard S. Phillips
Book DescriptionWe are currently experiencing a wide range of evolving problems that threaten us with extinction. However, Phillips argues that we have the capacity-with the aid of a broad approach to the scientific method that builds on Mills's concept of "the sociological imagination"-to confront these problems ever more effectively. This book develops and builds upon new methods for addressing such social problems as global warming, terrorism, growing inequalities, and others. Phillips reveals procedures for achieving conscious evolution by uncovering fundamental assumptions and their contradictions and by moving toward alternative assumptions that promise to resolve these contradictions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594516061
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bernard S. Phillips
Bureaucratic Culture and Escalating World Problems, Paperback (May 2011)
Re-visits the work of the legendary sociologist C. Wright Mills, applying his theories to current social, environmental and economic problems.
Armageddon or Evolution?, Paperback (January 2010)
An accessible book advocating a broad scientific approach to confront the various threats of human extinction and an evolution in our thinking.
Invisible Crisis of Contemporary Society, Hardback (April 2008)» View all books by Bernard S. Phillips
Is there a growing gap in the world between cultural aspirations and their fulfilment, a gap that is increasing social problems of all kinds? Aiming to answer this question, this book shows that a static metaphysical stance or worldview is largely responsible for that gap, and that an alternative worldview can work to close that gap.
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Author Biography - Bernard S. Phillips
Bernard Phillips was a student of C. Wright Mills. He taught at the Universities of North Carolina, Illinois and Boston.
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