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Description - Engaging the Cosmos by Neville Brown

Written by an experienced author with a strong background in both History and Earth Sciences, this text explores the philosophic implications of the dramatic developments now under way in astrophysics and astrobiology. How close may this progress, empirical and theoretical, bring us to a definitive understanding of ultimate realities? What could it connote for the future of the great religious obediences? What might it mean for the evolution of a planetary consciousness that could be the key to the survival of our overburdened world? Are there not alarming possibilities, yet also very positive ones? Discussion takes full account of hard science in a manner accessible to lay people, where the arguments and observations presented are set firmly in a deep historical perspective. A fundamental conclusion and imperative for the coming century is that there are some shaky but tangible grounds for believing we are poised to enter an era in which relations much improve within and between the great religious obediences; between them and philosophical agnosticism -- to the many who subscribe to no established faith but who would lay claim to a broad ethical concern and spiritual aspiration; and between all of these and the natural sciences. Throughout, the author provides compelling examples of cosmic norms -- rooted in Earth Science, Astronomy/Astrophysics and Historical Example -- to demonstrate the issues Mankind faces in coming to terms with the Universe, of which we are but a small part.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781903900673
ISBN-10: 1903900670
Format: Paperback
(152mm x 229mm x 20mm)
Pages: 367
Imprint: Sussex Academic Press
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Neville Brown

Neville Brown has authored twelve books or major reports, including The Future of Air Power (1986). With the award-winning Future Global Challenge (1977), he began to give economic, social and ecological factors salience in the quest for a peaceable world. This thrust has continued with New Strategy Through Space (1990) through to Global Instability and Strategic Crisis (2004). His History and Climate Change, a Eurocentric Perspective (2001) reviews the last two millennia. In 1990, Professor Brown was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, mainly in recognition of his work at Leicester and on New Strategy Through Space. In 1995, the University of Birmingham conferred on him an official Doctorate of Science in Applied Geophysics.

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