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The Power of Emotion and Subjectivity in a Socially Fractured World

Charles B. Osburn (author)

ISBN: 9781476681580

Publication Date: Oct 2020

Format: Paperback

Rational thought and the accumulation of objective knowledge are often credited with humanity's thriving success in recent centuries. This book makes the case that humanity's social progress has only been possible through these oft-forgotten subjective factors, and will be equally crucial in altering the present course of society.
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Emotions, feelings and morality play a critical role in our daily decision-making. With the rapid advance of industry and technology, however, this subjective information is becoming less valued in critical decisions. Rational thought and the accumulation of objective knowledge are often credited with humanity's thriving success in recent centuries. This book makes the case that humanity's social progress has only been possible through these oft-forgotten subjective factors, and will be equally crucial in altering the present course of society.
Pages 237
Dimensions 229 x 152 x 12
Date Published 30 Oct 2020
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Society & culture: general   Mind, Body, Spirit  
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • 1. Being Human
  • 2. Special Features of Mind
  • 3. Knowledge and Industry in Evolution
  • 4. Western Worldview
  • 5. Tailoring Western Knowledge
  • 6. Freedom, Motivation and Responsibility
  • 7. The Western Ideological Environment
  • 8. Human Stability and Balance
  • 9. Invitation to a Stance
  • Chapter Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Charles B. Osburn is dean and professor emeritus at The University of Alabama. He has taught French or library science for some forty years and conducted a doctoral seminar on epistemology and information theory for twenty years.

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