Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy

Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of natural and social philosophy. It serves those who see philosophy's vocation in questioning and challenging prevailing assumptions about ourselves and our place in the world, developing new ways of thinking about physical existence, life, humanity and society, so helping to create the future insofar as thought affects the issue. Philosophy so conceived is not exclusively identified with the work of professional philosophers, and the journal welcomes contributions from philosophically oriented thinkers from all disciplines.

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‘Cosmos’ and ‘History’ are both Greek words. ‘Cosmos’, which originally meant ‘order’, came to mean ‘the ordered structure of the universe’. ‘History’, which originally meant ‘investigation’, came to mean an account of human actions and the causes of conflicts. Systematic speculation on the cosmos and the effort to produce objective histories emerged together in a society where, perhaps for the first time, people reflected impartially on themselves and their world and took responsibility for the future. Yet a tension emerged between Greek cosmology and Greek history. With the Pythagoreans who argued that the order in nature is mathematical, the notion of cosmos as a timeless structure, crystallized. History, being concerned with human actions and the rise and fall of individuals and cities, was clearly about that which is not permanent. The tension between cosmology, conceiving the cosmos as an immutable, timeless order, and history, concerned with actions, intentions, conflicts and the rise and fall of individuals and communities, has been at the core of virtually all intellectual and political oppositions throughout the history of European civilization. What is required is a combination of natural and social philosophy, transcending all disciplinary boundaries, concerned with the fundamental issues of understanding the cosmos and our place within it as historical agents. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, provides a forum for advancing this understanding. It provides a focus to revive that unlimited interrogation of our cultural heritage introduced by the Ancient Greeks required for us to create the future. The journal encourages contributions from philosophically oriented thinkers from all disciplines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Vol 15, No 2 (2019): Mind and Cosmos


Table of Contents

Editorial

Mind and Cosmos: The Complex Interplay Between Mind, Brain, Gene, Behavior and Environment. Towards an Integrated Conceptual Framework Abstract PDF
Nicola Luigi Bragazzi 1-9

Articles

Bohm's 1952 Pilot Wave Theory Revisited Abstract PDF
Jack Sarfatti 10-19
The Phenomenon of Man, Revised: Evolution and I.T. versus Extinction in the Years to Come Abstract PDF
Paul J. Werbos 20-44
An Evolutionary Approach to Modelling Brain-Mind-Soul Dynamics Abstract PDF
J.J. Joshua Davis 45-62
The Physics and Electronics of Human Consciousness, Mind and Their Functions Abstract PDF
Varanasi Ramabrahmam 63-110
Dual Properties of Electromagnetic Light Abstract PDF
Phillip Shinnick 111-132
Neural Holography, the Dreaming Brain, and Free Will Abstract PDF
Fred Alan Wolf 133-170
Detecting Subtle Energies with a Physical Sensor Array Abstract PDF
Harry Jabs, Beverly Rubik 171-192
Asclepius and Epidaurus: The Sapiential Medicine as Divinatory Art. Between Therapeutic Landscapes and Healing Dreams Abstract PDF
Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Mariano Martini, Riccardo Zerbetto, Tania Re 193-199
Neurophysiological Model of Altered States of Consciousness Induced by Breathing Techniques Abstract PDF
Andrea Zaccaro, Gabriele Penazzi 200-209
Integrating Psilocybin and Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy for Pathological Gambling Treatment: A New Perspective Abstract PDF
Tania Re, Gabriele Penazzi, Nicola Luigi Brigazzi, Hicham Khabbache, Bruno Neri, Mário Simões, Riccardo Zerbetto, Sebastiano Raymondo, Fabio Firenzuoli 210-224
A Structural Theory of Everything Abstract PDF
Brian D. Josephson 225-235
Consciousness, Mind and Spirit Abstract PDF
Arran Gare 236-264

Review Articles

On Some Tyrannies of Words: A Letter to Deepak Abstract PDF
Hal Cox 265-285