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Description - A Chaos of Delight by Geoffrey Dobson

A Chaos of Delight is a comprehensive tour guide into the succession of ways human beings have constructed order and meaning about the world, and their place in it. The book examines how various cultures over the past 5000 years have looked at the same phenomena and devised totally different worldviews, ranging from deep mythopoeic supernatural reflections to purely physical ones. One unifying feature that stands out above all others is the most certain thing about human knowledge in general, and science, religion or myth in particular, is its uncertainty. From a cross-cultural perspective, one's religious views are framed by articles of faith derived from history, and within its highly prescribed boundaries, there exists a system that is just as dynamic as western science. In profoundly subtle ways, the journey challenges the reader to confront their own worldview, and to better understand its origins and development through the history of ideas. An important lesson for the third millennium is that diversity of opinion is healthy and essential - it is blind acceptance of dogma that impedes understanding and progress.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845530198
ISBN-10: 1845530195
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Geoffrey Dobson

Geoffrey P. Dobson is Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. His latest research borrows from animal hibernators and applies their 'tricks' to protect the heart during cardiac surgery. He has written over 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications, is the inventor on 9 patents and is the founding Director of Global Cardiac Solutions Pty. Ltd (GCS), a biotechnology company focused on the arrest and protection of the heart and preservation of tissue and cells.

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