The Soul of the Matter

  • Filename: the-soul-of-the-matter.
  • ISBN: 9781501140716
  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Bruce Buff
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A scientist’s claim that he’s found the secrets of the universe's origin encoded in DNA sparks a race against time to uncover the truth in this fast-paced thriller of science and faith, power and murder, loss and redemption. Dan Lawson, a former government cyber-intelligence analyst, is surprised to be contacted by his estranged friend Stephen Bishop, a renowned geneticist. Stephen says that he’s discovered amazing information within DNA, including evidence of a creator, and needs Dan’s help to protect his findings. Dan is skeptical and wonders whether he is being manipulated, or if the recent illness of Stephen’s only child, Ava, has caused his childhood friend to fall back on religion for answers to questions best left to science. Spurred by his desire for proof that life has meaning, however, Dan puts aside his doubts and agrees to help. When an experiment goes terribly awry, Dan realizes he must get to the bottom of Stephen's discoveries. With the help of Trish Alighieri, a pediatric oncologist trying to save Ava’s life, Dan desperately searches for answers—including whether the human soul can survive science’s conquest of nature.

Soul Matters

  • Filename: soul-matters.
  • ISBN: 9780446509855
  • Release Date: 2007-09-03
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Yolonda Tonette Sanders
  • Publisher: Walk Worthy Press

Infidelity and deceit threaten a Christian family when they are forced to face the lies that are creating mistrust, disorder, and tension in their lives.

Dark Matter

  • Filename: dark-matter.
  • ISBN: 9781447297550
  • Release Date: 2016-08-11
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Blake Crouch
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

From Blake Crouch, the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a New York Times bestselling tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human - a relentlessly surprising thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we'll go to claim the lives we dream of. 'Are you happy in your life?' Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he's never met smiles down at him and says, 'Welcome back, my friend.' In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that's the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could've imagined - one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

Precision and Soul

  • Filename: precision-and-soul.
  • ISBN: 0226554090
  • Release Date: 1995-02-07
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Author: Robert Musil
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"We do not have too much intellect and too little soul, but too little precision in matters of the soul."—Robert Musil Best known as author of the novel The Man without Qualities, Robert Musil wrote these essays in Vienna and Berlin between 1911 and 1937. Offering a perspective on modern society and intellectual life, they are concerned with the crisis of modern culture as it manifests itself in science and mathematics, capitalism and nationalism, the changing roles of women and writers, and more. Writing to find his way in a world where moral systems everywhere were seemingly in decay, Musil strives to reconcile the ongoing conflict between functional relativism and the passionate search for ethical values. Robert Musil was born in 1880 and died in 1942. His first novel, Young Törless, is available in English. A new two-volume translation by Burton Pike and Sophie Wilkins of The Man without Qualities is forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf. "Now we have these thirty-one invaluable and entertaining pieces, from an article on 'The Obscene and Pathological in Art' to the equally provocative talk 'On Stupidity,' which, with a new translation of The Man without Qualities forthcoming . . . amount to a literary event for the reader of English comparable to Constance Garnett's massive translation of Chekhov's stories."—Joseph Coates, Chicago Tribune "Musil is one of the few great moderns, one of the handful who ventured to confront the issues that shape and define our time. . . . He has a range and a striking capacity every bit as great as that of Mann, Joyce, or Beckett."—Boston Review "These essays are crucial in understanding a writer and critic whose lifelong task was an attempt to resolve the dichotomy between the precision of scientific form and the soul—the matter of life and art."—Choice

Radical Nature

  • Filename: radical-nature.
  • ISBN: 9781594779176
  • Release Date: 2010-02-22
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Christian de Quincey
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

An exploration of consciousness in all matter--from quantum to cosmos • Outlines theories of consciousness in ancient and modern philosophy from before Plato to Alfred North Whitehead • Reveals the importance of understanding mind-in-matter for our relationships with the environment, with other people, even with ourselves Are rocks conscious? Do animals or plants have souls? Can trees feel pleasure or pain? Where in the great unfolding of life did consciousness first appear? How we answer such questions can dramatically affect the way we live our lives, how we treat the world of nature, and even how we relate to our own bodies. In this new edition of the award-winning Radical Nature, Christian de Quincey explores the “hard problem” of philosophy--how mind and matter are related--and proposes a radical and surprising answer: that matter itself tingles with consciousness at the deepest level. It’s there in the cells of every living creature, even in molecules and atoms. Tracing the lineage of this idea through Western philosophy and science, he shows that it has a very noble history--from before Plato to Alfred North Whitehead. He reveals that the way to God is through nature and that understanding how body and soul fit together has surprising consequences for our relationships with our environment, with other people, and even with ourselves.

Soul Made Flesh

  • Filename: soul-made-flesh.
  • ISBN: 0743230388
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 367
  • Author: Carl Zimmer
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Describes the first examination of an intact human brain in 1663; the discovery that the brain was the central organ that governed the human body, memory, reasoning, and emotion; and the influence of that discovery on modern science.

Racecraft The Soul of Inequality in American Life

  • Filename: racecraft-the-soul-of-inequality-in-american-life.
  • ISBN: 9781844679942
  • Release Date: 2012-10-09
  • Number of pages: 302
  • Author: Karen Fields
  • Publisher: Verso Books

The election of Barack Obama was supposed to herald the dawn of a post-racial age in America—a meaningless term without a grasp of what "racial" means. Most people assume that racism grows from the perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. In this myth-busting reflection, the sociologist Karen E. Fields and the historian Barbara J. Fields argue the opposite: the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call racecraft. And racecraft is intimately entwined with other forms of inequality in American life. So pervasive are the devices of racecraft in American history, economic doctrine, politics, and everyday thinking that the presence of racecraft itself goes unnoticed. That the post-racial age has not dawned, the Fieldses argue, reflects the failure of Americans to develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality across the board. That failure should worry all who care about democratic institutions.

Soul Surfer

  • Filename: soul-surfer.
  • ISBN: 9780743499224
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 213
  • Author: Bethany Hamilton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Bethany Hamilton, a teenage surfer lost her arm in a shark attack off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Not even the loss of her arm keeps her from returning to surfing, the sport she loves.

Being Mortal

  • Filename: being-mortal.
  • ISBN: 9781847657862
  • Release Date: 2014-10-16
  • Number of pages: 333
  • Author: Atul Gawande
  • Publisher: Profile Books

For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern experience of mortality - about what it's like to get old and die, how medicine has changed this and how it hasn't, where our ideas about death have gone wrong. With his trademark mix of perceptiveness and sensitivity, Atul Gawande outlines a story that crosses the globe, as he examines his experiences as a surgeon and those of his patients and family, and learns to accept the limits of what he can do. Never before has aging been such an important topic. The systems that we have put in place to manage our mortality are manifestly failing; but, as Gawande reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. The ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life - all the way to the very end. Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection, a free visitor destination that explores the connections between medicine, life and art.

Character Matters Enlightenment Materialism and the Novel

  • Filename: character-matters-enlightenment-materialism-and-the-novel.
  • ISBN: 9780542795916
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest

"Character Matters: Enlightenment Materialism and the Novel" reveals the troubling influence of Enlightenment science on the conception and representation of the human person via literary characterization in eighteenth-century Britain. I argue that mounting scientific evidence for the materialist worldview commonly accepted in the sciences today---that matter is the only reality---called into question the humanist assumptions of both the Anglican establishment and the common reader, and that authors responded to materialism by embracing this possibility, recoiling from it, or demonstrating its implications with pointed ambivalence. As a result, the characters that they produced were unique to the period. Some works, such as Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760-67), created characters that behaved like mechanical objects. Sterne's characters, particularly Uncle Toby, seem almost incapable of thinking beyond the mechanical operation of the associations of their ideas. In Sterne's case, this portrayal of materialist characters is meant to satirize such thinking, but other characters, such as the subject of David Hartley's philosophical work Observations on Man, His Frame, His Duty, and His Expectations (1749) or the protagonist of Mary Hays's Memoirs of Emma Courtney (1796) present materialism and mechanism as a logical guarantee of personal salvation and, in Hays's case, political autonomy. Others works replaced their human protagonists altogether with "object narrators," creating novels that recount the adventures had by material objects like corkscrews, coins, and slippers as they circulate through society. By imaginatively characterizing persons in this way, the novels and other writings of the period called attention to the ethical and theological problems inherent in materialist thinking, as well as the issues of agency and personal responsibility that they entailed. Through a historical examination of this aspect of Enlightenment science, my project provides a new window into one of the formal concerns of the writing of the day, as well as a broader understanding of the types of humanity conceivable in eighteenth-century Britain.

Aristotle s On the soul

  • Filename: aristotle-s-on-the-soul.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105110440125
  • Release Date: 2001-01
  • Number of pages: 211
  • Author: Aristotle
  • Publisher: Green Lion Pr

On the Soul is also known by its Latin title De Anima or its Greek title Peri Psuchês What does it mean to be a natural living thing? Are plants and animals alive simply because of an arrangement of material parts, or does life spring from something else? In this timeless and profound inquiry, Aristotle presents a view of the psyche that avoids the simplifications both of the materialists and those who believe in the soul as something quite distinct from body. On the Soul also includes Aristotle's idiosyncratic and influential account of light and colors. On Memory and Recollection continues the investigation of some of the topics introduced in On the Soul. Sachs's fresh and jargon-free approach to the translation of Aristotle, his lively and insightful introduction, and his notes and glossaries, all bring out the continuing relevance of Aristotle's thought to biological and philosophical questions.

The Soul of a Bishop

  • Filename: the-soul-of-a-bishop.
  • ISBN: 9781596056886
  • Release Date: 2005-12-01
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: H. G. Wells
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

"What is really the matter here-the matter with you that is-is a disorganization of your tests of reality..... [E]very living being lives in a state not differing essentially from a state of hallucination concerning the things about it. Truth, essential truth, is hidden. Always. Of course, there must be a measure of truth in our working illusions, a working measure of truth, or the creature would smash itself up and end itself, but beyond that discretion of the first and the pitfall lies a wide margin of error about which we may be deceived for years." -from "The First Vision" He is known, along with Jules Verne, as one of the 19th-century fathers of logical, rational science fiction, but in this 1917 novel, H. G. Wells weaves a more intuitive tale, about a bishop haunted by strange dreams and visions that challenge his faith. Lyrical, poetic, and verging on stream-of-consciousness in places, this little-read work of one of the most enduringly popular writers of modern literature is like found treasure, offering a captivating and unexpected insight into Wells' psyche. British author HERBERT GEORGE WELLS (1866-1946) is best known for his groundbreaking science fiction novels The Time Machine (1895), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898).

By the Light of the Soul A Novel

  • Filename: by-the-light-of-the-soul-a-novel.
  • ISBN: 9783847209072
  • Release Date: 2012-02-07
  • Number of pages: 449
  • Author: Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
  • Publisher: tredition

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Heart Of The Matter

  • Filename: the-heart-of-the-matter.
  • ISBN: 9781407086620
  • Release Date: 2010-10-02
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Graham Greene
  • Publisher: Random House

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JAMES WOOD Scobie, a police officer serving in a wartime West African state, is distrusted, being scrupulously honest and immune to bribery. But then he falls in love, and in doing so he is forced to betray everything he believes in, with drastic and tragic consequences.

Recovering the Soul

  • Filename: recovering-the-soul.
  • ISBN: UVA:X004414828
  • Release Date: 1989
  • Number of pages: 319
  • Author: Larry Dossey
  • Publisher: Bantam

A physician and leading reformer of medicine delves into the compelling medical, scientific, and spiritual evidence for a universal consciousness and presents convincing evidence for a nonlocalized, holistic view of the mind and reality that accounts for even transcendental experiences.

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