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Janus : a summing up / Arthur Koestler.


1st American ed.. New York : Random House, [1978] .
ISBN 0394500520, 9780394500522

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Subjects Philosophie.
Philosophy.
Description 354 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-342) and index.
Summary Janus is both a summing up and continuation of Koestler's work over the past twenty-five years, since he turned from politics to the sciences of life- or more precisely, to the 'evolution, creativity and pathology of the human mind'. The insights gained on that long journey are here assembled in a coherent and comprehensive synthesis, and in the last part of the book, he offers us a tantalizing 'glance through the key-hole' from subatomic physics to metaphysics.
Contents Prologue: the new calendar -- part 1. Outline of a system: The Holarchy -- Beyond eros and thanatos -- The three dimensions of emotion -- Ad majorem gloriam ... -- An alternative to despair -- part 2. The creative mind: Humour and wit -- The art of discovery -- The discoveries of art -- part 3. Creative evolution: Crumbling citadels -- Lamarck revisited -- Strategies and purpose in evolution -- part 4. New horizons: Free will in a heirarchic context -- Physics and metaphysics -- A glance through the keyhole -- Beyond atomism and holism- the concept of the holon -- An experiment in perception -- Notes on the autonomic nervous system -- UFOs: a festival of absurdity.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3627241
(OCoLC)ocm03627241
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WorldCat Identities Koestler, Arthur, 1905-1983.
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