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Dialectics of Force: Ontobia

By Battler, Alex

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Book Id: WPLBN0002827995
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Title: Dialectics of Force: Ontobia  
Author: Battler, Alex
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Philosophy, Biology, Body/Mind, Cosmology
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Philosophy
Historic
Publication Date:
2013
Publisher: CreateSpace
Member Page: Alex Battler

Description
In this theoretically sophisticated monograph Dr. Alex Battler formulates a new ontological interpretation of the category of force: - a definition of force as an ontological category; - the manifestation of force in the inorganic world within the framework of the idea of the Big Bang; - a definition of force in the organic world to determine the boundary between life and nonlife; - a solution to the mind–body problem (i.e., what consciousness and thought are), which has led me to a new formulation of the concept of Progress.

Summary
In this book, for the first time in world scientific literature, the category of Force is presented as an attribute of matter alongside motion, space, and time. This has enabled the author to develop a different approach to the Big Bang, to give a new formulation of the border between life and the inorganic world, and to offer his own interpretation in the disputes on the mind–body problem. The category of Ontological Force formulated by the author has allowed him to develop a new definition of the concept of Progress, which creates a methodological basis for fruitful research in the fields of the social sciences and international relations. This book is intended for instructors and students of philosophy and the natural sciences as well as for all those interested in the problems of the universe, life, and man.

Table of Contents
PREFACE......................................................................................................9 INTRODUCTION: LEXICON AND METHOD....................................17 CHAPTER I. THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF FORCE.........................31 1. Foreword.............................................................................................32 2 . Ancient Greek Philosophers On Force............................................35 3. The Philosophy of Force in the Works of European Philosophers of the 15th–19th Centuries.................................................................41 Nicholas of Cusa..........................................................................41 Leonardo da Vinci.......................................................................42 Bernardino Telesio and Francis Bacon.......................................44 René Descartes and Isaac Newton..............................................47 Benedict de Spinoza....................................................................50 John Locke...................................................................................51 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz..........................................................52 Julien Offray de La Mettrie, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, and Denis Diderot..............................................................................55 Immanuel Kant...........................................................................59 Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling..................................... 61 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel...................................................62 Ludwig Büchner and Joseph Dietzgen.........................................67 4. The Philosophy of Force in the Works of 20th-Century Western Philosopher........................................................................................71 Energy and Quanta According to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Arthur Young........................................................................72 5. Ontological Force, or Ontobia..........................................................77 CHAPTER II. FORCES IN THE UNIVERSE: ESSENCE AND MANIFESTATIONS.....................................................................................83 1 . Force and/or Energy...........................................................................85 2 . The Big Bang, or the Theory of Everything......................................89 3. Singularity vs. Vacuum.................................................................... 95 4. The Universe and Its Laws..............................................................103 5. Cosmobia and the Cause of the Big Bang.....................................106 6 . From the Big Bang to the Big Crunch...........................................116 7 . God, the Anthropist Winnie-the-Pooh and Co. ..........................119 8 . The Second Law of Thermodynamics, or The Law of Entropy....126 CHAPTER III. THE ORIGIN OF THE ORGANIC WORLD AS A MANIFESTATION OF THE ORGANIC FORCE................................133 1. The Causes of the Emergence of Life on Earth.............................135 Creationism................................................................................135 Neovitalism.................................................................................136 Panspermia.................................................................................141 The Conception of the Self-Generation of Life..........................143 2. Biogenesis and Entropy.................................................................. 150 Evolution = Entropy....................................................................151 Evolution vs. Entropy..................................................................157 Evolution Plus Entropy...............................................................162 The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Biological Information.......................................................164 Evolution and Entropy...............................................................165 3 . Other Conceptions of Evolution....................................................168 Sheldrake’s A New Science of Life..............................................168 The Origin of Life: Accident, Purpose, or Way?.........................176 Darwin and Stephen J. Gould’s Model of Punctuated Equilibrium...........................................................178 4 . The Triumph of Karl Popper...........................................................183 Life: Necessity or Accident?.........................................................183 Progress and Complexity.............................................................191 What Is Life, or Where Is Its Beginning?.....................................195 Laws of the Organic World.........................................................203 5. The Philosophy of Orgagenesis.......................................................207 Life Begins with Man................................................................208 Orgagenesis as a Manifestation of Orgabia..............................214 Some Conclusions........................................................................219 CHAPTER IV. MAN: FORCE AND PROGRESS.................................223 1. Western Currents and Schools.......................................................227 2 . Physics of the Mind and the Mind of the Physicist: What Wins?......................................................................................229 3 . Neo-Berkeleyism, or Transcendental Consciousness..................235 4. The New Jersey Nihilists, Daniel Dennett, and John Taylor................................................................................238 5. Ken Wilber’s Conception of the Complex Approach..................242 6. Arthur Young’s Conception............................................................247 7. From Materialism to Cosmism, or Soviet–Russian Approaches to the Problem of Consciousness and Thinking................................252 8 . Consciousness–Thought–Force–Progress.....................................254 A Few Words on Reductionism................................................254 The Philosophical Aspects of Consciousness and Thought....................................................................................257 Consciousness + Thought = Mind...................................................261 Knowledge = Force..........................................................................268 Information and Knowledge...........................................................270 Information–Entropy–Knowledge...................................................272 Life and Progress..............................................................................274 CONCLUSION........................................................................................279 GLOSSARY OF SCIENTIFIC TERMS....................................................281 APPENDICES..........................................................................................298 Big Bang..........................................................................................298 Structure of the Brain......................................................................299 Structure of the Neural Cell............................................................300 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY.................................................................301 INDEX......................................................................................................316

 

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