Myth, Chaos, and Certainty
Notes on Cosmos, Life, and Knowledge
"Myth, Chaos, and Certainty is a book that reveals, from an unheard and very original, personal perspective, the dialogical potential of culture, starting from a deep epistemological examination of the man–nature relationship along human history. The result is a highly balanced discussion sketch, as well as an exemplary lesson of arguing method and scientific writing."Prof. Vincenzo Maria Corseri, Università MEIER, Milano, Italy
- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN: 9789814877336
- Subject: Popular Science
- Published: November 2020
- Pages: 202
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This book offers a study of the three evolutions in a circle (cosmos, life and knowledge) with the aim of discussing the human social behavior, a metaphor of the general behavior of nature (from which man derives) within the fluctuating equilibrium between the opposite tendencies to cohesion and shredding; a circularity revealing an indefinite and probably never conclusive run-up of human beings to the knowledge of nature; an analysis that demonstrates any theoretical/practical impossibility to formulate absolute certainties, since it depicts a situation in which man finds himself hovering between a rational way of living and the contradictory modus operandi of mythos. All that, within a society where the powerful communication and transportation technologies give rise to conflicts and fragmentations, where anyone’s will to self-distinguishing is enhanced by highlighting any small difference and obscuring any large similarity.
The main difference between this book and existing ones stems in its interdisciplinary character, particularly because it establishes a close connection between three, apparently so different disciplines – cosmology, life sciences and sociology – compared with respect to their increasing complexity laws, giving rise to always more chaotic configurations.
The Evolution of the Universe
The Origin of Life and Its Evolution on Earth
The Evolution of the Cognitive Experience
Human Societies and the Social Models of Reality
The Conflict between Faith and Science
The Search for Equilibrium
Between Dream and Reality
About the More General Meaning of “Myth”
Where Is Evolution Bringing Us To?
"Myth, Chaos, and Certainty is a book that reveals, from an unheard and very original, personal perspective, the dialogical potential of culture, starting from a deep epistemological examination of the man–nature relationship along human history. The result is a highly balanced discussion sketch, as well as an exemplary lesson of arguing method and scientific writing."~Prof. Vincenzo Maria Corseri, Università MEIER, Milano, Italy
"Myth, Chaos, and Certainty is an interesting panoramic view of the three evolutions—cosmos, life, and knowledge—in which every scientist, every intellectual, and whoever of the general cultivated public may be interested for the unusual but effective connections between these so different disciplines discussed here, able to open to all of us a wider view of the comprehension of our world."~Prof. Peter Andráš, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia