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- DescriptionHow is our world incondensably complex? What does this mean for the kinds of understandings with which we must eventually rest satisfied? In 399 B.C., Socrates would have faced this challenge without the language of modern science - a language rife with spacetime continua and four dimensions and genetic codes, all of which hide innumerable elemental assumptions about the structure of human understanding. Instead, Socrates had only his hands and his feet, and trees, houses, and mountains. Most of all, Socrates had the great myths, tales that, having rubbed shoulders with people since time immemorial, still maintain a standing in the crowd. Myths are bald wishes and hopes that are unabashedly fiction and that are human because they resonate in the human soul. They reiterate common human qualities, and they mirror truths that are direct and general and special to us all.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Michael Jay Katz, M.D.Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Bio-architectonics in the School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He has written Elements of the Scientific Paper, Templets and the Explanation of Complex Patterns, Pattern Biology and the Complex Architecture of Life, Night Tales of the Shammas, Socrates in October: Dialogues on Incondensable Complexity (Peter Lang), and Socrates in September: The Entanglements of Complexity (Peter Lang).
- Author(s)Michael Jay Katz
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/09/1991
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleAmerican University Studies, Series 5: Philosophy
- Series Part/Volume Number66
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published1991
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight440 g
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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