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Astronomy and Civilization in the New Enlightenment

Passions of the Skies

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
  • Attila Grandpierre

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 107)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. ASTRONOMY, SCIENCE , PHILOSOPHY FLOURISHING IN THE NEW ENLIGHTENMENT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hans Köchler
      Pages 37-46
    3. Subhash Kak
      Pages 47-60
    4. Frances Clynes
      Pages 61-67
    5. Menas Kafatos
      Pages 69-80
  3. COSMOS SHAPING WORLD VIEWS

  4. ASTRONOMY IN THE ORIGINS OF CULTURE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Stanislaw Iwaniszewski
      Pages 123-128
    3. Norman D. Cook
      Pages 129-135
    4. Suresh Bhattarai
      Pages 145-149
    5. Varadaraja Venkata Raman
      Pages 151-165
  5. UNIVERSE AND LIFE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Henry P. Stapp
      Pages 189-198
    3. Paul Davies
      Pages 199-209
    4. Chandra Wickramasinghe
      Pages 211-223
    5. László G. Puskás
      Pages 225-228
  6. THE WORLD OF LIFE , ASTRONOMY AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Nicholas Campion
      Pages 249-257
    3. Marián Ambrozy
      Pages 269-276
    4. Katalin Martinás
      Pages 277-282
    5. Anthony P. Stone
      Pages 289-295
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 305-315

About this book

Introduction

This volume represents the first which interfaces with astronomy as the fulcrum of the sciences. It gives full expression to the human passion for the skies. Advancing human civilization has unfolded and matured this passion into the comprehensive science of astronomy. Advancing science’s quest for the first principles of existence meets the ontopoietic generative logos of life, the focal point of the New Enlightenment. It presents numerous perspectives illustrating how the interplay between human beings and the celestial realm has informed civilizational trends. Scholars and philosophers debate in physics and biology, the findings of which are opening a more inclusive, wider picture of the universe. The different models of the universal order and of life here presented, all aiming at the first principles of existence—accord with the phenomenology/ontopoiesis of life within the logos-prompted primogenital stream of becoming and action, which points to a future of progressing culture.

Keywords

Astrobiology Astronomy Bio-friendly universe Civilizational Trends Complex Systems Future of Humanity Life-ontopoiesis New Enlightenment Theoretical Biology Cosmos

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  • Attila Grandpierre
    • 2
  1. 1.Hanover, NHUSA
  2. 2.Konkoly Observatory of the Hung. Ac. ofZebegenyHungary

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