Infinity is surely the strangest idea that humans have ever had. Where did it come from and what is it telling us about our Universe? Can there actually be infinities? Can you do an infinite number of things in a finite amount of time? Is the Universe infinite? Infinity is also the place where things happen that don't. What is it like to live in a Universe where nothing is original, where you can live forever, where anything that can be done, is done, over and over again? These are some of the deep questions that the idea of the infinite pushes us to ask. Throughout history, the infinite has been a dangerous concept. Many have lost their lives, their careers, or their freedom for talking about it. The Infinite Book will take you on a tour of these dangerous questions and the strange answers that scientists, mathematicians, philosophers and theologians have come up with to deal with its threats to our sanity.
A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless
Author: John D. Barrow
Publisher: Random House
From the preface of the author: "...I have divided this work into two books; in the first of these I have confined myself to those matters concerning pure analysis. In the second book I have explained those thing which must be known from geometry, since analysis is ordinarily developed in such a way that its application to geometry is shown. In the first book, since all of analysis is concerned with variable quantities and functions of such variables, I have given full treatment to functions. I have also treated the transformation of functions and functions as the sum of infinite series. In addition I have developed functions in infinite series..."
Author: Leonhard Euler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Beautiful clairvoyant Cali Nytbird, psychic talent Chet Dillinger, and bestselling writer and medium Frost Crane are brought to Harrow by its new owner, Ivy Martin. Will they be powerful enough to exorcise the most haunted house in the world? New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg unleashes a spine-tingling supernatural chiller as ghost-hunting paranormal investigators converge on the mansion called Harrow to uncover the key to its infinite hauntings in Book 3 of the Harrow series. Who holds this key? Cali Nytbird, radio host of a psychic call-in show, is no stranger to psi abilities -- but is she strong enough to resist the ghostly seductions of Harrow? Chet Dillinger -- raised in squalor -- found he had a unique and wondrous talent early in life, but the pull of Harrow may overwhelm his psychic abilities -- or bring out his basest desires. Frost Crane, bestselling author, crossed into shadow to communicate with the dead -- and harbors an explosive secret as he enters the mansion of the damned. Harrow, they say, is the soul of madness itself. "A cavalcade of nightmares. Memorable for its evocative, disturbing imagery and haunting emotional insights, this novel adds a new chapter to horror's tradition of haunted house fiction." -- Publisher's Weekly "Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby." - Dean Koontz "Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."- Bentley Little, bestselling author of The Haunting. "Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction." - Peter Straub, NY Times bestselling author of The Talisman (with Stephen King) and Ghost Story. The Harrow Series: Book #1, Nightmare House - set at Harrow in the 1920s, the grandson of its creator has come to claim his deadly inheritance and explore the terrifying mystery within the ancient stones and passages of the house. #2, Mischief - Boys will be boys -- and a dark fraternity of misfits seek out Jim Hook, the new student at Harrow Academy -- but something more terrifying is hunting Jim, as well. #3, The Infinite - A handful of psychic investigators are called in to document the horrors of Harrow -- but little do they know that the house is more than simply a haunted place -- it may be the soul of evil itself. #4, The Abandoned -- In the village of Watch Point, New York, in the bucolic Hudson Valley, something toxic and horrifying has leaked from the old boarded-up mansion called Harrow. Throughout the town, people who sleep awaken with blood-lust in their hearts -- and hatchets in their fists. A rampage of mayhem, murder and madness begins -- and only those brave enough to enter Harrow may find a way to stop the terror. Harrow Prequel Novellas The Necromancer - set in the 1800s, this is the story of the young Justin Gravesend and his initiation into a terrifying mystery cult. Isis - set right at the end of the 1800s, the story of the young Iris Villiers when she discovers the terrible price that must be paid to speak with the dead. Look for other books by Douglas Clegg The Children’s Hour Goat Dance Purity Dark of the Eye The Words Wild Things Nightmare House Bad Karma Red Angel Night Cage Mischief The Infinite The Abandoned The Necromancer Isis The Hour Before Dark You Come When I Call You Naomi The Nightmare Chronicles The Machinery of Night Breeder The Attraction
Book Three of the Harrow Series
Author: Douglas Clegg
Publisher: Alkemara Press
Author: Shaughan LAVINE
Publisher: Harvard University Press
The Beauty of the Infinite is a splendid extended essay in "theological aesthetics." David Bentley Hart here meditates on the power of a Christian understanding of beauty and sublimity to rise above the violence -- both philosophical and literal -- characteristic of the postmodern world. The book begins by tracing the shifting use and nature of metaphysics in the thought of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lyotard, Derrida, Deleuze, Nancy, Levinas, and others. Hart pays special attention to Nietzsche's famous narrative of the "will to power" -- a narrative largely adopted by the world today -- and he offers an engaging revision (though not rejection) of the genealogy of nihilism, thereby highlighting the significant "interruption" that Christian thought introduced into the history of metaphysics. This discussion sets the stage for a retrieval of the classic Christian account of beauty and sublimity, and of the relation of both to the question of being. Written in the form of a dogmatica minora, this main section of the book offers a pointed reading of the Christian story in four moments, or parts: Trinity, creation, salvation, and eschaton. Through a combination of narrative and argument throughout, Hart ends up demonstrating the power of Christian metaphysics not only to withstand the critiques of modern and postmodern thought but also to move well beyond them. Strikingly original and deeply rewarding, The Beauty of the Infinite is both a constructively critical account of the history of metaphysics and a compelling contribution to it.
The Aesthetics of Christian Truth
Author: David Bentley Hart
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Catherine Malabou, Antonio Negri, John D. Caputo, Bruno Bosteels, Mark C. Taylor, and Slavoj Zizek join seven others—including William Desmond, Katrin Pahl, Adrian Johnston, Edith Wyschogrod, and Thomas A. Lewis—to apply Hegel's thought to twenty-first-century philosophy, politics, and religion. Doing away with claims that the evolution of thought and history is at an end, these thinkers safeguard Hegel's innovations against irrelevance and, importantly, reset the distinction of secular and sacred. These original contributions focus on Hegelian analysis and the transformative value of the philosopher's thought in relation to our current "turn to religion." Malabou develops Hegel's motif of confession in relation to forgiveness; Negri writes of Hegel's philosophy of right; Caputo reaffirms the radical theology made possible by Hegel; and Bosteels critiques fashionable readings of the philosopher and argues against the reducibility of his dialectic. Taylor reclaims Hegel's absolute as a process of infinite restlessness, and Zizek revisits the religious implications of Hegel's concept of letting go. Mirroring the philosopher's own trajectory, these essays progress dialectically through politics, theology, art, literature, philosophy, and science, traversing cutting-edge theoretical discourse and illuminating the ways in which Hegel inhabits them.
Religion, Politics, and Dialectic
Author: Slavoj Žižek,Clayton Crockett,Creston Davis
Publisher: Columbia University Press
It is easy to be wary of mathematics - but as this book shows, drawing on science, literature and philosophy, its patterns are evrywhere. In witty and eloquent prose, Robert and Ellen Kaplan take mathematics back to its estranged audience, bringing understanding and clarity to a traditionally difficult subject, and revealing the beauty behind the equations. Only by letting loose our curiosity can we learn to appreciate the wonder that can be found in mathematics - an 'art' invented by humans, which is also timeless.
Our Lost Language of Numbers
Author: Ellen Kaplan,Robert Kaplan
Publisher: Penguin UK
Until the Scientific Revolution, the nature and motions of heavenly objects were mysterious and unpredictable. The Scientific Revolution was revolutionary in part because it saw the advent of many mathematical tools—chief among them the calculus—that natural philosophers could use to explain and predict these cosmic motions. Michel Blay traces the origins of this mathematization of the world, from Galileo to Newton and Laplace, and considers the profound philosophical consequences of submitting the infinite to rational analysis. "One of Michael Blay's many fine achievements in Reasoning with the Infinite is to make us realize how velocity, and later instantaneous velocity, came to play a vital part in the development of a rigorous mathematical science of motion."—Margaret Wertheim, New Scientist
From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe
Author: Michel Blay
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"Learn who you are by discovering your relationship to the higher powers. New Thought author Ralph Waldo Trine's groundbreaking bestseller explores the "golden thread" that runs through every religion. Millions of readers have benefited from its guidance, attaining wisdom and interior illumination, achieving bodily health and vigor, and finding the path to prosperity"--
Author: Ralph Waldo Trine
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
neue Erkenntnisse über die Naturkonstanten
Author: John D. Barrow
For daring to trust their Creator, Araine and Nikaros are swept from their homes into a foreign land...slaves to their enemies. Betrayed and condemned, set within the timeline of King, Araine Khalome of ToronSea is swept away to the kingdom of Belaal, where she is swiftly apprehended and marked as a slave. Caught up in the lethal political and religious struggles within Balaal, Araine joins forces with another slave, Nikaros, a hostage and exiled son of an Eosyth Lord. As they fight to survive the antagonistic royal court, Nik and Araine soon realize that they must also protect the despotic god-king who has enslaved them. But the god-king, Bel-Tygeon, has plans of his own.
Realms of the Infinite, Book One
Author: R. J. Larson
The loss we feel when a loved one dies is profound, often accompanied by regret for all that we didn’t say or do. Such regret can hinder emotional growth and create wounds that affect all other aspects of our lives. But loss doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a connection with a loved one. In fact, it can open the doors to a unique relationship that offers intimacy, healing, and renewal. In The Infinite Thread, author Alexandra Kennedy helps us deal with loss in a powerful new way: by using active imagination, letters, and inner dialogue to re-create and heal past relationships. In doing so, we also amend the often-strained ties with those still living. The Infinite Thread strips away the veils of mystery surrounding death and transcends preconceptions about death and dying. Rich with opportunities for reflection, it brings enormous comfort to anyone who has ever lost a loved one or been faced with their own mortality.
Healing Relationships Beyond Loss
Author: Alexandra Kennedy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Die erste Welle vernichtete eine halbe Million Menschen, die zweite noch viel mehr. Die dritte Welle dauerte ganze zwölf Wochen an, danach waren vier Milliarden tot. Nach der vierten Welle kann man niemandem mehr trauen. Cassie Sullivan hat überlebt, nur um sich jetzt in einer Welt wiederzufinden, die von Misstrauen, Verrat und Verzweiflung bestimmt wird. Und während die fünfte Welle ihren Verlauf nimmt, halten Cassie, Ben und Ringer ihre kleine Widerstandsgruppe zusammen, um gemeinsam gegen die Anderen zu kämpfen. Sie sind, was von der Menschheit übrig blieb, und sie werden sich so schnell nicht geschlagen geben. Und während Cassie immer noch hofft, dass ihr Retter Evan Walker lebt, wird der Kampf ums Überleben immer aussichtsloser. Bis eines Tages ein Fremder versucht, in ihr Versteck einzudringen...
Die fünfte Welle 2 - Roman
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag