Meaning Perception, Existential Intensity, and Overcoming Our Alienation from Power Consciousness in Colin Wilson’s Optimistic Existentialism: An Integrally-Informed View

A review of Colin Wilson: Collected Essays on Philosophers, ed. by Colin Stanley, with an introduction by John Shand (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016)

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Book Announcement: Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume Two

Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume Two—Falling out of Place and into History now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp553, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume Two—Falling out of Place and into History by Norman Simms.

The focus of this volume is on essential themes, images and generic patterns, beginning with a Talmudic legend about four scholars. They, by means of daring mystical interpretations of Scripture, entered a Paradise, representing different means of imaginative reading, perception, memory and application of the law. One of them died, one went mad, another became a heretic and the other came back as a traditional exegete and teacher. Continue reading

World Philosophy Day – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This month, Cambridge Scholars are pleased to support World Philosophy Day, which this year takes place on 16th November. By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November, UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual. The goal of World Philosophy Day is to “win recognition for and give strong impetus to philosophy and, in particular, to the teaching of philosophy in the world”.

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Book Announcement: Quakerism, Its Legacy, and Its Relevance for Gandhian Research

Quakerism, Its Legacy, and Its Relevance for Gandhian Research now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp332, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Quakerism, Its Legacy, and Its Relevance for Gandhian Research by Satish Sharma.

This elaborate book explores Quakerism, its legacy, and its relevance for Gandhian research. The topics covered here include the historical circumstances, conditions, and thought that led to the birth of Quakerism; the seeds and history of the movement; the themes, principles, and practices of the sect; and the aid, change, reform, and conciliation efforts Quakers made to make people, communities, and nations more tolerant, problem-free, and united. As such, the book will appeal to scholars, planners, policy-makers, and practitioners concerned with the boundaries of liberties, freedoms, pacifism, peace, and justice across people, communities, and nations. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Aphorisms of Masquism: The Wisdom of the Fundamental Grammar of Life and a Religion for Democracy

Aphorisms of Masquism: The Wisdom of the Fundamental Grammar of Life and a Religion for Democracy now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp200, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Aphorisms of Masquism: The Wisdom of the Fundamental Grammar of Life and a Religion for Democracy, edited by Meera Grimes.

This book represents the monumental work of Swami R. Vaidyanathan (1913-1990), who was a research student at Cambridge under Lord Rutherford from 1934 to 1938. Through nine aphorisms, it presents a complete and unique philosophy. It is an independent work, not based on any book or person or symbol, and offers a new view of a way of living and a new conception of self-regarding. Though the main aim of this philosophy is the reduction of human suffering and the promotion of world welfare, the foundation it gives to establish the philosophy to achieve that aim represents a complex network of ideas that are all amazingly interwoven and interrelated. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Perspectives

Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Perspectives now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp397, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Manuel Curado and Steven S. Gouveia.

The human mind is one of the most extraordinary mysteries of the contemporary sciences and philosophy. We know for sure that we have one, and that we have feelings and conscious experience. But why is that? This anthology addresses contemporary issues in the field of study that is the philosophy of mind. It is divided into five main parts: i) the concept of Self in the contemporary philosophy of mind; ii) sensory experience: odors, vision and colors; iii) Artificial Intelligence: the future, the ethics and the costs; iv) the relationship between neuroscience and philosophy; and, finally, v) the influences and history of the philosophy of mind. This book will be useful for specialists of the field, but also for others who are interested in some of the more updated sciences of the mind. Continue reading