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by Jacob Bronowski

The Identity of Man (Great Minds) epub ebook

Author: Jacob Bronowski
Category: Philosophy
Language: English
Publisher: Prometheus Books (October 1, 2002)
Pages: 120 pages
ISBN: 1591020255
ISBN13: 978-1591020257
Rating: 4.9
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Jacob Bronowski was a distinguished scientist, poetry critic, and historian of ideas, who worked for many years as the . He ended his career as a humanist and philosopher. My hope is that The Identity of Man is not your only contact with Dr. Bronowski

Jacob Bronowski was a distinguished scientist, poetry critic, and historian of ideas, who worked for many years as the deputy director of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He was the author of many books, including Science and Human Values, William Blake and the Age of Revolution, and The Ascent of Man, based on a highly acclaimed PBS series. Bronowski. Revised means that there is an addition of a supplement bringing the total page count to 140.

The Identity of Man book. With infectious enthusiasm and a gift for conveying theexcitement of ideas, Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974) discusses the impactof science on our sense of self and the need to reevaluate ethics inlight of the scientific perspective.

About the Book The Identity of Man 1965 & 1972. Nature and Knowledge: The Philosophy of Contemporary Science 1969.

Dr Jacob Bronowksi’s The Ascent of Man traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first works of ‘popular science’, illuminating the historical and social context of scientific development for a generation of readers. Dr Bronowski’s magnificent thirteen-part BBC television series The Ascent of Man traced our rise – both as a species and as moulders of our own environment and future. The Identity of Man 1965 & 1972.

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Bronowski argues that a true humanistic philosophy must give equal place to the inner, subjective vision of the arts and the outer, objective perspective of science since they are both products of one self-conscious creative imagination.

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Born in Poland, Jacob Bronowski moved to England at the age of 1. The identity of man American Museum science books (Том 25) Man and Nature.

Born in Poland, Jacob Bronowski moved to England at the age of 12. He received a scholarship to study mathematics at Cambridge University, where he earned a P. Neither naive nor utopian, Bronowski remained a consistent optimist and defender of science.

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Four decades after Bronowski's seminal TV series The Ascent of Man, Tim Radford . Tim Radford finds Bronowski's history of humanity, The Ascent of Man – reissued with a foreword by Richard Dawkins – as compelling as ever.

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Science has called into question many traditional assumptions about human nature. In the age of the human genome project, this truism is even more obvious than it was in 1965, when scientist and historian of ideas Jacob Bronowski first delivered the lectures upon which this book is based. Has science revealed that we are essentially just complex machines? Or is human identity more than the sum of its parts?With his gift for conveying the excitement of ideas, Bronowski discusses the impact of science on our sense of self and the need to re-evaluate ethics in light of the scientific perspective. As both a practicing scientist and an author of books on poetry, he makes interesting connections between the uses of the imagination in science and in literature. Whereas science creates experiments to test hypotheses about the outside world, literature provides "experiments" in poetry and prose, allowing readers to experience what it means to be fully human and relating the individual's inner life to that of every human being. In the quest for understanding, science discovers the facts about reality while art depicts the truth of human experience. Bronowski argues that a true humanistic philosophy must give equal place to the inner, subjective vision of the arts and the outer, objective perspective of science since they are both products of one self-conscious creative imagination. In the final analysis, he emphasizes that these perspectives converge in revealing a more enlightened, universal ethics, one that fosters tolerance, mutual understanding, an appreciation of differences, and a sense that we all share a common destiny as human participants in nature's cosmic drama.
Reviews (7)
Kerahuginn
From time to time you hear the answer without having formulated the question. Is it possible? It is. Here you have one of those books that give you the chance of talking with an author in a special dialogue. Yes, he is the only speaker but it speaks in such a manner that it seems he is talking to you, you the reader.

This book was published in 1965 and in that time Bronowski opens the first chapter with these words: "My fundamental assumption at the outset of these essays is that man is a part of nature." It seems obvious, isn't it? Yes, maybe today on 2012. But what it is not obvious is the weaponry that the author uses to convince you: art, poetry, philosophy, psychology. All are called and come in a beautiful register: neither ornamentation nor redundant twists. Just the other way round: order, simplicity, scope.

And even more...

The first two essays (or chapters) are the best in its type. Almost never you find sentences as inspiring and courageous as these ones. He dominates not only the topics but also the style (I insist). So it is not only what he says but also the way he does.

You cannot let it go. Believe me: DO CLICK and get it. Few pages, big benefits.

Golkis
Well written and JB is at his finest in this book!

Varshav
Like the way JB explains the self...I recommend it.

GAMER
Must-have for any library collection on consciousness studies.

Unnis
Once again J. Bronowski has written an insightful book concerning the major
problem of our time: how to integrate the findings of modern science to the humanist problem of values.

X-MEN
Some of Bronowski's other books are better. I don't know whether this is just dated but it seemed very wordy. Like a lot of books which could have been half the size.

Yojin
The late Jacob Bronowski, the thinker, the interpreter of western thought and scientific achievement has been a person I have long admired. I turn to him as a writer and speaker who has a passion for his topics and for his fellow humans. He started his professional life as a Mathematician. Later he escape Nazi persecution and participated in projects that became the atomic bomb. He ended his career as a humanist and philosopher. My hope is that The Identity of Man is not your only contact with Dr. Bronowski.
My copy is the American Museum of Science edition, annotated as Revised. Revised means that there is an addition of a supplement bringing the total page count to 140. The bulk of the book is taken from a series of four lectures presented by the American Museum in March of 1965,

The goal of his talks was to demonstrate his case for the Human as first an animal, or as he would have it an electro chemical machine but one with a mind that defies any definition limited to one that better fits a existing or future machine. He will make appeals to art, especially poetry and science. The basis of his argument in favor as man being more than machine is based on self-awareness and the unpredictability of the mind. Give a machine a set of instructions, of course written in a language the machine ‘understands and the machine will execute exactly those instructions. A human may or may not follow instructions and indeed may even exceed them.

Allowing that we know a great deal more about the mechanics of the human mind and have machines that can very closely mimic human traits. We have to allow that Bronowski was hampered by the degree to which he could imagine what the advances in brain science and machine science might achieve.

This however is not the bases of my disappointment with this book.

Bronowshi never completes his arguments. Present are his wonderful sentences and his love of the human. What is not present is a cogent logical case, build from the evidence, linking logical and necessary arguments into a cohesive and finished whole. Readers will find enough to identify with and accept his conclusions, but…

Too many of his arguments are in too many directions and were the human and the human mind not know to me, it would be hard to understand what he means for us to conclude. It is not enough that Bronowski argues for what may be a popular conclusion, but the lectures do not bring us the more finely constructed histories and philosophies I have savored in other of his writings.

The texts of a series of lectures by Bronowski. Very deep; not for everyone but very thought-provoking. Take a "Look Inside" and judge for yourself.

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