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|Draws on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists, and other researchers to discuss the five devastating mass extinctions on Earth and predicts the coming of a sixth.|
|Examines the history of the Cold War, reflecting Soviet, East European, Chinese, American, and West European viewpoints, and offering new insights and solutions to long-standing puzzles|
|We will then be able to turn metaphysics into a science, on condition that we |
assign pure reason the task of measuring itself and ... Therefore metaphysics can
study itself and learn its limits without drawing on empirical experience. ... 66 In
defense of his philosophy, Kant declares that the Critique has a positive effect:
When it is clear to us that we cannot know things in themselves by proving their ...
|Under these conditions, there is a need for therapy in order to restore |
philosophy's former vigor and health. ... The understanding of those original
intuitions and needs, unmixed by subsequent speculation and artifice, in turn
could hold the key to the proper understanding of philosophy. Besides, from the
study of the history of philosophy we can also learn the steps by which
philosophy has arrived at its ...
|If the contemporary observer can therefore differentiate between beauty and |
ugliness and make historical judgements about ... If we are to understand our
ancestors, as Fry says, and the real importance of history, then we must learn
about the ...
|History teachers, too, can influence a student's understanding, but their influence |
is neither assumed nor exclusive. ... One condition is the idea that, in order to
learn anything new, we must already have some preliminary knowledge about it.
|History is the entire study of the human endeavor... an understanding of that |
foundation allows them to study and master the other subjects. The historical ...
It's all connected. Using the past, hopefully you can communicate to kids where
our species, you know, homo sapiens, has gone wrong and continues to go
wrong and you know we do not learn from our historical experiences. ... History
changes because people think, but the overall human condition isn't changing.
Humans can ...
|But this condition means that a large part of our struggle to understand is to see if |
and how our tradition may have misled us. Since we are situated in history and
traditions, we are compelled to wonder if we can trust them. ... than simply impose
our preconceptions on the text, if we are to test those preconceptions, we must
suppose that we can learn from the text and that it can alter our preconceptions.
|In doing this we should bear in mind his statement that "Culture can be |
understood only as an historical growth. ... alone is not enough for full
understanding and that history is seen by Boas as a necessary but not a sufficient
condition for the understanding of culture. ... is to be expected, for if an event is
unique we can learn nothing about it by appealing to other events which fit the
same general category.
|21 There has been a recurrent skepticism in Western thinking as to whether we |
can learn anything at all from history. Many have said it, ... It lies in the gradual
accumulation of knowledge, insight, and understanding that has been achieved
over the centuries. It is the offspring of ... or in part. 306 FIVE ◇ DELICATE
COEXISTENCE: THE HUMAN LOVE/HATE CONDITION CAN WE LEARN FROM