By Ted Dace
An impassioned name to revive our integrity and experience of truth in an international lowered to numbers.
An unforgettable journey from the principles of actual and organic lifestyles to the psycho-social maladies at the moment undermining human customers, Escape from Quantopia exposes the dual failings of technology and capitalism, the double helix of the fashionable international. Prefigured by means of the deranged critical to subsume nature and cognizance to deterministic equations, imperial the USA is killing the earth within the quest to dominate it. Why do elites pursue guidelines eventually damaging even to themselves? How did war, no matter if army or financial, tackle a lifetime of its personal past the achieve of cause and compassion? Making the case for madness on the crew point, the writer unearths the root of collective reminiscence and brain within the pioneering paintings of C. S. Peirce, Henri Bergson, David Bohm, Rupert Sheldrake and Lee Smolin. no matter if coming up from primordial chemical soup or the unexamined recesses of the human brain, dwelling platforms are likely to self-perpetuate. In gentle of the natural underpinnings of up to date crises, Ted Dace proposes “organic socialism” because the most sensible desire for setting up a brand new order of concept and lifestyles.
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