Jungian Archetypes: Jung, Gödel, and the History o
Twenty-five hundred years ago, Pythagoras was taught that simple counting numbers are the basic building blocks of reality. A century and a half later, Plato argued that the world we live in is a poor copy of ideas. Neither realized that their numbers and ideas might be the basic components of the h..
This essay examines how to discover the highest possible degree of pleasure and success, and suggests guidelines for experiencing life to its fullest. Lucid and compelling, Schopenhauer's work offers a powerfully original point of view on a subject of perennial interest. / Schopenhauer es uno de lo..
Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary thinkers in Western philosophy; this remains his most famous and influential work. It tells how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descended as the new messiah, preaching the transformation of our will of power to reach a category of a better man. / ..
This book goes on an historical journey from the birth of what began to be known as «Baile flamenco» in the mid-nineteenth century to the latest news about this style of dance and the last shows that we have had the pleasure of contemplating. / Este libro presenta un recorrido histórico desde el na..
Sun Yat-sen's shadow is a Chinese box. A story within another story, within a new and different one... In its pages we will discover the life of Sun Yixian or Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), the man who transformed the Chinese empire into a republic. He was the son of two peasants who emigrated to Hawaii, ..
Geddes’s Chasing the Sun analyzes all aspects of our relationship to the sun, which continues to shape our bodies and minds in the twenty-first century. The fascinating stories, innovative science, and unique perspectives make it clear that the ancients were right to put the sun at the center of our..
The quantum theory has changed Western philosophy, casting doubt on explanations of the universe's genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview that life ultimately reduces to physics. In its place it offers the revolutionary view that biology is primary, that life creates th..
A scientist's exploration of the working memory begins with a story by Borges about a man who could not forget. Imagine the astonishment felt by neuroscientist Rodrigo Quian Quiroga when he found a fantastically precise interpretation of his research findings in a story written by the great Argentin..
The famous Inspector Craig goes on new and unusual adventures to learn more about the secrets of combinatorial logic: «I must confess that the subject intrigues me enormously. But I would like to know how, when and why it originated». Today, it has important applications in computing and artificial ..
Mathematician and combinatorial logician Haskell Curry, in besides being a specialist in systems theory and formal processes, was an avid birdwatcher. Motivated by the memory of the late Professor Curry, Raymond Smullyan chose birds as the combinatorial objects for some of the riddles that appear in..
Bill Buford was a highly acclaimed writer and editor at the New Yorker when he decided to leave for a most unlikely destination: the kitchen at Babbo, one of New York City’s most popular and revolutionary Italian restaurants. Finally realizing a long-held desire to learn first-hand the experience of..
The irrevocable loss that death brings is a cause of horror for us. However, beyond this terrifying vision, the reflection on death finds its expression in a singular rhetoric that multiplies it and turns it into a phenomenon, a manifestation and even a living experience. Byung-Chul Han describes de..