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Climbing Higher : Answering the Big Questions - Phd Robert Wheeler

Climbing Higher

Answering the Big Questions

Paperback Published: 29th May 2019
ISBN: 9780578508566
Number Of Pages: 332

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Not everyone climb mountains, however stories of climbing adventures provide insight into the adventure of life that we all share: overcoming obstacles and reaching out to something bigger and higher than immediate daily activities. History and psychology indicate that this is a strong human need that includes having a sense of meaning and purpose. Mountains can symbolize obstacles in meeting these needs, and experiences in climbing mountains provide a vehicle both actually and figuratively for exploring mechanisms and impacts involved.The book begins with a personal experience climbing Mount Fuji that nearly ended in disaster, with the question of why people do such things. Subsequent chapters alternate between mountain climbing experiences and research results about why people pursue difficult tasks. A bottom-up approach supports culminating proposals of spirituality as a universal personality trait, nognosticism that recognizes knowledge is limited, ecumenical humanism for religious tolerance, and the philosophy of pragmatic pluralism. For life to be meaningful and manageable, people need a sense of purpose and coherence that is best met by having belief in a higher transcendent realm while also having enough doubt about its nature or validity to pursue a quest for ultimate reality despite the great paradox.

ISBN: 9780578508566
ISBN-10: 0578508567
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 29th May 2019
Publisher: Ontosscience
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.49

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