Nature

Anthrozoology

Author: Michael Charles Tobias

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 338

View: 971

This groundbreaking work of both theoretical and experiential thought by two leading ecological philosophers and animal liberation scientists ventures into a new frontier of applied ethical anthrozoological studies. Through lean and elegant text, readers will learn that human interconnections with other species and ecosystems are severely endangered precisely because we lack - by our evolutionary self-confidence - the very coherence that is everywhere around us abundantly demonstrated. What our species has deemed to be superior is, according to Tobias and Morrison, the cumulative result of a tragically tenuous argument predicated on the brink of our species’ self-destruction, giving rise to a most unique proposition: We either recognize the miracle of other sentient intelligence, sophistication, and genius, or risk enshrining the shortest lived epitaph of any known vertebrate in earth’s 4.1 billion years of life. Tobias and Morrison draw on 45 years of research in fields ranging from ecological anthropology, animal protection and comparative ethics to literature and spirituality - and beyond. They deploy research in animal and plant behavior, biocultural heritage contexts from every continent and they bring to bear a deeply metaphysical array of perspectives that set this book apart from any other. The book departs from most work in such fields as animal rights, ecological aesthetics, comparative ethology or traditional animal and plant behaviorist work, and yet it speaks to readers with an interest in those fields. A deeply provocative book of philosophical premises and hypotheses from two of the world’s most influential ecological philosophers, this text is likely to stir uneasiness and debate for many decades to come.
Biodiversity

The Tuscany Dialogues

Author: Michael Tobias

Publisher: Select Books (NY)

ISBN:

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 192

View: 526

Two earnest scholars who study human consciousness spend six days in a conversation spanning their areas of knowledge in science, philosophy, and metaphysics to question whether our profound ecological crisis, unique in the life of our planet in its potential for loss of biodiversity and the possibility of actual extinction of our species, can be rectified.
Psychology

كتاب الشفاء

Author: ابن سينا

Publisher: ktab INC.

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 497

قد استوفينا فى الفن الاول الكلام على الامور العامية فى الطبيعيات ثم تلوناه بالفن الثانى فى معرفة السماء و العالم و الاجرام و الصور و الحركات الاولى فى عالم الطبيعة و حققنا احوال الاجسام التى لا تفسد ثم تلوناه بالكلام على الكون و الفساد و اسطقساتها ثم تلوناه بالكلام على افعال الكيفيات الاولى و انفعالاتها و الامزجة المتولد منها و بقى لنا ان نتكلم على الامور الكائنة فكانت الجمادات و ما لا حس له و لا حركة ارادية اقدمها و اقربها تكونا من العناصر فتكلمنا فيها فى الفن الخامس و بقى لنا من العلم الطبيعى النظر فى امور النباتات