The Phenomenon Of Man

The Phenomenon Of Man

by Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, Julian Huxley, Bernard Wall

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Contents:

Introduction: by Sir Julian Huxley
Preface
Foreword: Seeing

BOOK ONE: BEFORE LIFE CAME

Chapter I. The Stuff of the Universe
1. ELEMENTAL MATTER
A. Plurality
B. Unity
C. Energy
2. TOTAL MATTER
A. The System
B. The Totum
C. The Quantum
3. THE EVOLUTION OF MATTER
A. The Appearance
B. The Numerical Laws

Chapter II. The Within of Things
1. EXISTENCE
2. THE QUALITATIVE LAWS OF GROWTH
A. First Observation
B. Second Observation
C. Third Observation
3. SPIRITUAL ENERGY
A The problem of the Two Energies
B. A Line of Solution

Chapter III. The Earth in its Early Stages
1. THE WITHOUT
A. The Crystallising World
B. The Polymerising World
2. THE WITHIN

BOOK TWO: LIFE

Chapter I. The Advent of Life
1. THE TRANSIT TO LIFE
A. Micro-organisms and Mega-molecules
B. Forgotten Era
C. The Cellular Revolution
2. THE INITIAL MANIFESTATIONS OF LIFE
A. The Milieu
B. Smallness and Number
C. The Origin of Number
D. Inter-relationship and Shape
3. THE SEASON OF LIFE

Chapter II. The Expansion of Life
1. THE ELEMENTAL MOVEMENTS OF LIFE
A. Reproduction
B. Multiplication
C. Renovation
D. Conjugation
E. Association
F. Controlled Additivity

A COROLLARY: THE WAYS OF LIFE

2. THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THE LIVING MASS
A. Aggregates of Growth
B. The Flourishing of Maturity
C. Effects of Distance
3. THE TREE OF LIFE
A. The Main Lines
B. The Dimensions
C. The Evidence

Chapter III. Demeter
1. ARIADNE'S THREAD
2. THE RISE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
3. THE APPROACH OF TIME

BOOK THREE: THOUGHT

Chapter I. The Birth of Thought
1. THE THRESHOLD OF REFLECTION
A. The Threshold of the Element: the Hominisation of the Individual
B. The Threshold of the Phylum: the Hominisation of the Species
C. The Threshold of the Terrestrial Planet: The Noosphere
2. The Original Forms

Chapter II. The Deployment of the Noosphere
1. THE RAMIFYING PHASE OF THE PREHOMINIDS
2. THE GROUP OF THE NEANDERTHALOIDS
3. THE HOMO SAPIENS COMPLEX
4. THE NEOLITHIC METAMORPHOSIS
5. THE PROLONGATIONS OF THE NEOLITHIC AGE AND THE RISE OF THE WEST

Chapter III. The Modern Earth
1. THE DISCOVERY OF EVOLUTION
A. The Perception of Space-time
B. The Envelopment in Duration
C. The Illumination
2. THE PROBLEM OF ACTION
A. Modern Disquiet
B. The Requirements of the Future
C. The Dilemma and the Choice

BOOK FOUR: SURVIVAL

Chapter I. The Collective Issue
1. THE CONFLUENCE OF THOUGHT
A. Forced Coalescence
B. Mega-Synthesis
2. THE SPIRIT OF THE EARTH
A. Mankind
B. Science
C. Unanimity


Chapter II. Beyond the Collective: the Hyper-Personal
1. THE CONVERGENCE OF THE PERSON AND THE OMEGA POINT
A. The Personal Universe
B. The Personalising Universe
2. LOVE AS ENERGY
3. THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE OMEGA POINT

Chapter III. The Ultimate Earth
1. PROGNOSTICS TO BE SET ASIDE
2. THE APPROACHES
A. The Organisation of Research
B. The Discovery of the Human Object
C. The Conjunction of Science and Religion
3. THE ULTIMATE


Epilogue: The Christian Phenomenon
1. AXES OF BELIEF
2. EXISTENCE-VALUE
3. POWER OF GROWTH

Postscript: The Essence Of The Phenomenon Of Man
1. A WORLD IN INVOLUTION
2. THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF MAN
3. THE SOCIAL PHENOMENON

Appendix: Some remarks on the Place and Part of Evil in a World in Evolution

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012882820
Publisher: Leila's Books
Publication date: 06/21/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
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