By Jeremy Griffith
A Species In Denial is Jeremy Griffith's definitive paintings at the human after 30 years writing at the topic. Foreword by way of Templeton Prize profitable biologist, Charles Birch. Addresses the crux factor of the human , our potential for solid and evil, describing how people have coped with the issue by way of residing in denial of it. The publication then explains the organic reason behind the human situation, finishing the denial and maturing humanity to mental freedom. Examines technology, faith, politics, psychiatry, mythology, women and men.
There is an advent to the topic of the human after which 4 striking essays: interpreting Plato's Cave Allegory, Resignation, Bringing Peace to the warfare among the Sexes and the Denial-Free background Of The Human Race, The Demystification of faith. The e-book concludes with a short profile of the root for Humanity's maturity, a non-profit agency dedicated to selling this new frontier of considering, written by way of global popular mountaineer and two times honoured Order of Australia recipient, FHA Director Tim Macartney-Snape AM.
A Species In Denial has develop into a bestseller in Australia the place it has generated terribly optimistic responses from eminent humans and the general public
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Sadler, letter to author, 8 Nov. 1995). 51 Print Ed after he had finally overcome his mental state of denial of the books’ subject matter one reader confided, ‘When I first read your books all I saw were a lot of black marks on white paper’ (comment by FHA Supporter G. Plecko, Mar. 2000). In those first two books, the logic that led me to the strategy of presenting the direct explanation of the human condition, the concise account of the biological reason for why humans have been divisively behaved, was that since humans’ denial of the issue of the human condition occurred because they were not able to understand why they have not been able to be ideally behaved, the key to getting them over their denial would be to give them the explanation of the human condition.
He analyses denial through the rich literature of its expression, including cognitive psychology and psychoanalysis, social and political sources, the reports of witnesses and bystanders, legal theory and literary texts’ (The Australian, 4 Apr. 2001). 48 Print Ed The denial that humans are currently practicing towards the atrocities of our time is undoubtedly extreme, nevertheless it is but a tiny drop in the 2-million-years-deep ocean of denial and resulting alienation humans have developed to protect themselves from the trauma of the human condition.
The danger posed by the intolerance of older adults towards human-conditionconfronting information will be elaborated upon later in the book. It should be stressed that no one is precluded from accessing the liberating understanding of the human condition. For the older and/or more alienated it simply requires more patience and perseverance to access it than those who are young and/or less alienated. This important point will be examined shortly. 59 Print Ed One of the obstacles this material faces is the arrogance of the human mind or, more precisely, the extent of its delusion that it is not alienated.
A Species in Denial by Jeremy Griffith