The Metamorphosis of the Given: Toward an Ecology of Consciousness (Revisioning Philosophy)

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"The Metamorphosis of the Given" leads us to experience reality as a product of what is given and not-given. Given are the perceptual world and all organizing systems of the mind. Not-given is the act of the human spirit of giving attention and "new meaning"; these are not given, because only the human being can give them. The "conversation" of humanity reflects this interaction between the human spirit and the world. In this process the feeling of reality changes and gives birth to possibilities for a new, emerging shared paradigm.

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-This is an invaluable work by a mature thinker. After an unusually precise account of thinking, it moves to a series of appreciative reflections on major philosophers. Using the conflicts among them as occasions to think further, the work then lays open, with surprising lucidity, what has been demonstrated throughout: a way of inquiring into things meditatively, a way that lifts the inquirer into partnership with creation.- (Arthur Egendorf, Ph.D., Author of 'Healing from the War')
-This learned and penetrating essay in epistemology shows that the renewal of culture, particularly in this time of unprecedented danger and despair, depends upon the re-enlivening of thinking itself.- (Robert McDermott, Ph.D., President, California Institute of Integral Studies)
-What the reader must invest in effort is returned multifold in the book's erudition, its bravery and its reach. Schwarzkopf has the uprightness to ask the questions that need to be asked, and you can feel the living thinking in his responses.- (Frederick Dennehy, Rudolf Steiner Library Newsletter)
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The Author: Friedemann-Eckart Schwarzkopf, Ph.D. (philosophy), born 1947 in Germany, trained attorney, writer and lecturer, teaches philosophy and theory of natural science at Rudolf Steiner College, Sacramento (Fair Oaks), California. His emphasis is to observe the light of human awareness and how it molds our shared reality. He is known as translator and editor of several books and many articles by the Hungarian scientist and philosopher Georg Kuhlewind."

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