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Skolimowski, Henryk
The participatory mind : a new theory of knowledge and of the universe / Henryk Skolimowski
London ; New York : Arkana/Penguin Books, c1994
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BD161 .S54 1994    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Knowledge, Theory of
Philosophy of mind
Emotions (Philosophy)
Emotions and cognition
Physical Description xix, 394, [1] p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Note "A Penguin original"--Label on p. 4 of cover
Includes bibliographical references (p. 384-[395])
Review "We have taken IQ tests but, strangely, no Compassion Aptitude Tests (CATs). Yet mind and emotions need to be seen as two different parts of the same spectrum, says holistic thinker Henryk Skolimowski, if the human psyche, having taken an unprecedented battering this century, is to be mended. This cannot be accomplished, however, either through the offices of dusty philosophical treatises or popular psychological fixes, only by our arriving at a new way of looking at the world." "In a Grand Theory of participatory mind that builds on the insights of such thinkers as Teilhard de Chardin and Bergson as well as contemporaries Dobzhansky and Bateson, Skolimowski points to a new order, one brought about by a Western mind returning to, then reintegrating, the spiritual. This quest for fresh perspectives, as we approach the twenty-first century, has now become 'the hallmark of our times'."--BOOK JACKET

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