The Method

Author: Kyle Hoobin
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ISBN: 9781989249017
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The Method is based upon the understanding that spiritual awakening is not an attainment, but a dissolution. These 5 steps are intended to permanently dissolve the deeply ingrained belief that you can *make* yourself free. If these steps are followed through with utter totality, awakening will be what's left as a byproduct.

Hume S Enlightenment Tract The Unity And Purpose Of An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Author: Stephen Buckle
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0191544051
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Hume's Enlightenment Tract is the first full study for forty years of David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. The Enquiry has, contrary to its author's expressed wishes, long lived in the shadow of its predecessor, A Treatise of Human Nature. Stephen Buckle presents the Enquiry in a fresh light, and aims to raise it to its rightful position in Hume's work and in the history of philosophy. - ;Hume's Enlightenment Tract is the first full study for forty years of David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. The Enquiry has, contrary to its author's expressed wishes, long lived in the shadow of its predecessor, A Treatise of Human Nature. Stephen Buckle presents the Enquiry in a fresh light, and aims to raise it to its rightful position in Hume's work and in the history of philosophy. He argues that the Enquiry is not, as so often assumed, a mere collection of watered-down extracts from the earlier work. It is, rather, a coherent work with a unified argument; and, when this argument is grasped as a whole, the Enquiry shows itself to be the best introduction to the lineaments of its author's general philosophy. Buckle offers a careful guide through the argument and structure of the work. He shows how the central sections of the Enquiry offer a critique of the dogmatic empiricisms of the ancient world (Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Aristotelianism), and set in place an alternative conception of human powers based on the sceptical principles of habit and probability. These principles are then put to work, to rule out philosophy's metaphysical ambitions and their consequences: religious systems and their attendant conception of human beings as semi-divine rational animals. Hume's scepticism, experimentalism, and naturalism are thus shown to be different aspects of the one unified philosophy - a sceptical version of the Enlightenment vision. - ;... a pleasure to read. Buckle's commentary on the Enquiry is compelling, and the manner in which he situates the Enquiry in its historical and intellectual context is likewise engaging. This book clearly presents the roles of philosophical thought in the various phenomena constituting the Englightenment, and so will be of value to scholars and students of Hume, and will be of special value to people who are teaching the Enquiry for the first time and desire to understand how it all "hangs together". - Eighteenth-Century Thought;Buckle's work represents a stimulating and timely addition to the new scholarship on the first Enquriry ... He succeeds in the important task of establishing the Enquiry as an independently significant philosophical work, central to the interpretation of Hume's thinking as a whole, and his book should help ensure that the work remains at the forefront of a new critical thinking about Hume's epistemology. - Journal of Scottish Philosophy;Stephen Buckle's new work represents the first full study of the first Enquiry by a single author since Anthony Flew's Hume's Philosophy of Belief appeared more than 40 years ago ... Buckle's work is undoubtedly an important addition to the recent growth in scholarly writing on the Enquiry ... the only single-author work to offer both a critical overview of the Enquiry, a systematic general interpretation, and a section-by-section commentary on its contents. - Journal of Scottish Philosophy;Buckle makes out a fascinating and extremely scholarly case for concluding that Hume's first Enquiry was indeed originally intended to show how Hume's ideas were all related to and provided support for those of what came to be called the Enlightenment ... this is one of those books a copy of which ought to be held in the Philosophy section of every university library. - British Journal for the History of Philosophy;Stephen Buckle's new study of the first Enquiry and its relation to Book I of the Treatise will be welcomed as a potentially important addition to the Hume literature ... genuine food for thought. - Mind;This astonishingly learned and wonderfully stimulating study ... Buckle's great achievement is to present the Enquiry as a unified and constructive work, a current (rather than a counter-current) in the stream of the Enlightenment. His book is full of insight ... and its clear, measured and stately prose makes it accessible even to readers encountering Hume for the first time ... We are lucky to have a splendid new book that sheds so much light on [Hume]. - Kenneth P. Winkler, Times Literary Supplement

Science And Enlightenment

Author: Nicholas Maxwell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030134202
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This book argues that two great problems of learning confront humanity: learning about the nature of the universe and about ourselves and other living things as a part of it; and learning how to become civilized. The author proposes that with the creation of modern science in the 17th century, the first problem was essentially solved. But the second problem has still not been solved today, and that combination of solving the first problem, but failing to solve the second one, puts us in a situation of unprecedented danger. All our current global problems are the result. The 18th century Enlightenment tried to solve the second great problem of achieving world enlightenment by learning from the solution to the first problem, but in implementing this idea, they made three serious blunders. These ancient blunders are still built into academia today. Correct the three blunders we have inherited from the Enlightenment, and we would have what we so urgently need: institutions of learning, universities and schools, rationally designed and devoted to helping us resolve our conflicts and global problems, and thus make progress towards a good, genuinely civilized world. Science and Enlightenment: Two Great Problems of Learning will interest a broad audience, ranging from academics, university students and teachers; journalists, politicians and general readers concerned about global problems and the fate of the world.

Karl Popper Science And Enlightenment

Author: Nicholas Maxwell
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 178735041X
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Here is an idea that just might save the world. It is that science, properly understood, provides us with the methodological key to the salvation of humanity. A version of this idea can be found in the works of Karl Popper. Famously, Popper argued that science cannot verify theories but can only refute them, and this is how science makes progress. Scientists are forced to think up something better, and it is this, according to Popper, that drives science forward.But Nicholas Maxwell finds a flaw in this line of argument. Physicists only ever accept theories that are unified – theories that depict the same laws applying to the range of phenomena to which the theory applies – even though many other empirically more successful disunified theories are always available. This means that science makes a questionable assumption about the universe, namely that all disunified theories are false. Without some such presupposition as this, the whole empirical method of science breaks down.By proposing a new conception of scientific methodology, which can be applied to all worthwhile human endeavours with problematic aims, Maxwell argues for a revolution in academic inquiry to help humanity make progress towards a better, more civilized and enlightened world.

How To Attain Enlightenment

Author: James Swartz
Publisher: Sentient Publications
ISBN: 1591810949
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Enlightenment has been eagerly sought for generations as a means to remove the limitations that compromise one's happiness. Vedanta, the science of self-inquiry, has been described as the grandfather of all enlightenment traditions. James Swartz explains and unfolds the methods of Vedanta in his direct style, while unravelling the myths and mysteries behind the enlightened state. But this book does not simply present one more set of spiritual techniques; it presents a comprehensive body of knowledge and practice that has successfully directed the inquiry into the nature of reality by untold thousands of enlightened beings. The author starts from the point of view of any individual seeking happiness and logically walks the seeker through the whole spiritual path. The book explains how self-inquiry affects the lives of those who practice it, including its effects on personality, relationships, and the mind. The book considers the qualifications necessary for enlightenment, as well as the obstacles encountered on all spiritual paths, and unfolds proven methods. The ancient teachings of Vedanta, once available only to those who could receive them directly from the sages of India, are now accessible to anyone with a hunger for freedom and enlightenment.

5 Steps To A 5 500 Ap European History Questions To Know By Test Day Third Edition

Author: Anaxos Inc.
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260459780
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500 AP style questions with detailed answer explanations to prepare you for what you’ll see on test day From the Renaissance and the Rise of Sovereignty to Nationalism, the Cold War and beyond—there is a lot of subject matter to know if you want to succeed on your AP European History exam. That’s why we’ve selected these 500 AP-style questions and answers that cover all topics found on this exam. The targeted questions will prepare you for what you’ll see on test day, help you study more effectively, and use your review time wisely to achieve your best score. Each question includes a concise, easy-to-follow explanation in the answer key. You can use these questions to supplement your overall AP European History preparation or run them shortly before the test. Either way, 5 Steps to a 5: 500 European History Questions will get you closer to achieving the score you want on test day.

5 Steps To A 5 500 Ap European History Questions To Know By Test Day Second Edition

Author: Anaxos Inc.
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259836703
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500 Ways to achieve your highest score From the Renaissance and the Rise of Sovereignty to Nationalism, the Cold War and beyond --there is a lot of subject matter to know if you want to succeed on your AP European History exam. That’s why we’ve selected these 500 AP-style questions and answers that cover all topics found on this exam. The targeted questions will prepare you for what you’ll see on test day, help you study more effectively, and use your review time wisely to achieve your best score. Each question includes a concise, easy-to-follow explanation in the answer key. You can use these questions to supplement your overall AP European History preparation or run them shortly before the test. Either way, 5 Steps to a 5 500 European History Questions will get you closer to achieving the score you want on test day.

5 Steps To A 5 Ap European History 2020

Author: Jeffrey Brautigam
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260455718
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Get ready to ace your AP European History Exam with this easy-to-follow study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP European History introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This essential guide reflects the latest course syllabus and includes three full-length practice exams, an index of key ideas and concepts, plus the most up-to-date scoring information. 5 Steps to a 5: AP European History 2020 features: •3 Practice Exams •Comprehensive overview of the AP European History Exam format•Hundreds of exercises with thorough explanations•Review material and proven strategies specific to each section of the test

5 Steps To A 5 Ap European History 2019

Author: Jeffrey Brautigam
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260122948
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A PERFECT PLAN FOR THE PERFECT SCORE Score-Raising Features Include: •2 full-length practice exams •Hundreds of exercises with thorough answer explanations•Comprehensive overview of the AP European History exam format •Practice questions that reflect multiple-choice, short-answer, document-based, and long-essay question types, just like the ones you will see on test day•A section on the Ways Historians Think, including Putting Information in Context and Arguing from Evidence•Proven strategies specific to each section of the test FREE AP Planner app that delivers a customizable study schedule for tests in the book, and extra practice questions to your mobile devices (see the last page of the books for details) The 5-Step Plan: Step 1: Set up your study plan with three model schedulesStep 2: Determine your readiness with an AP-style Diagnostic ExamStep 3: Develop the strategies that will give you the edge on test dayStep 4: Review the terms and concepts you need to achieve your highest scoreStep 5: Build your confidence with full-length practice exams