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: galaxies, stars, planets, living systems, human observers. For us humans, our local star, the sun, is the major energy source that drives and maintains the biosphere (Greek, bios sphaira , life sphere). The biosphere is a dynamic system that circulates matter in various forms, providing ecosystems for all

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Sociocybernetics and Complexity

outside of church services/activities are not well understood. The Old Order Amish (Amish, henceforward) are a religious, insular group of people living in the United States. Forgiveness is an essential pillar in Amish spirituality. It is deeply ingrained in Amish life based on the belief that in

In: Perspectives on Forgiveness
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.” The American physicist-turned-humanist scholar, Ian Barbour, was in many ways, as Briggs, Halvorson, Steane (2018 , 33) rightly note, “the twentieth-century father of the [field].” His work began to bear first fruits when Polkinghorne was enjoying the comfortable life of a mathematical physicist

In: Thought Experiments, Science, and Theology
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-think” thought experiments. The “same thought experiment,” Bokulich (2001 , 286) argues, “can be ‘rethought’ from the perspective of different—and even incompatible—theories.” This strongly suggests that thought experiments do have a life of their own relative to theory, contrary to Hacking (1992) . We are

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problem concerning human agency C . The central question is, Fisch (2013 , 323) argues, “how one can be motivated to” expose one’s own norms to the critical appraisal of others and thus submit “the set of values to which one is still committed” to a substantial critique. The prospect of such an

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philosophy of life as well as a guide for social behaviour. In A Country Unmasked, Alex Boraine quotes its core belief ‘“umntu nugmntu ngabantu, motho ke motho ba batho ba bangwe,” literally translated as “a human being is a human being because of other human beings.’”7 A person with Ubuntu is aware of

In: Perspectives on Forgiveness

data to show that intervention is guided by at least two psychological systems – a moral grammar that drives what people should do and a mental calculus that determines what people would do. We show that these two systems are mediated by a host of contextual and life-history variables which include

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to Berger’s artistic vitalism and to Latour’s imperative to move beyond critique. The charge or energy that art car- ries to feed affirmatively into life translates, in Murakami, into a responsibility for reconfiguring literature as an “aid to living”. As exemplified in the sudden and implausible

In: Narrating Life – Experiments with Human and Animal Bodies in Literature, Science and Art
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deliver closer scrutiny of individuals, but individuals living and acting in a complex society. What matters from then on is the sum total of the relations of individual, multifaceted characters to that society, replacing the satirical patterns in which writer and artist previously placed their rather

In: Art and Science in Word and Image
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material between 143Submarine Experiments with Human Lives <UN> different living entities. In other words, biological newness and growing complexity is the result of absorbing genes that did not originally belong to a system but are then a permanent component in the genome of that life form. So, as

In: Narrating Life – Experiments with Human and Animal Bodies in Literature, Science and Art