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All of life redeemed


CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

0.1.  Protestant philosophical anthropology

0.2.  Relation frames

0.3.  Characters

0.4.  Evolution and history of mankind

 

Part I. Culture:

What makes people different?

 

 1.   LABOUR

 1.1.        Skills

 1.2.        Production and destiny of artifacts

 1.3.        Instruction

 1.4.        Cooperation

 1.5.        Public networks

 1.6.        History as the opening up of nature

 1.7.        Cultural mandate

 

 2.   PLAYING

 2.1.        Aesthetic experience

 2.2.        Art

 2.3.        The audience

 2.4.        Playing in a team

 2.5.        Festivals

 2.6.        Creative renewal

 2.7.        Cult

 

 3.   SPEAKING AND LISTENING

 3.1.        Signifying

 3.2.        The character of a language

 3.3.        Communication

 3.4.        Language community

 3.5.        Public opinion

 3.6.        Collective memory

 3.7.        Revelation

 

 4.   REASONING

 4.1.1.   Knowledge

 4.1.2.   Philosophical ethics

 4.2.        Proof

 4.3.        The character of a dialogue

 4.4.        Research institutes

 4.5.        Public research

 4.6.        Growing insight

 4.7.        Knowledge of God

 

 5.   BELIEVING

 5.1.        Trust

 5.2.        Contents of faith

 5.3.        Convincing

 5.4.        The church

 5.5.        The separation of church and state

 5.6.        Prophecy, reformation and revolution

 5.7.        Conversion

 

Part II. Civilization:

How should people deal with their differences?

 

 6.   COMPANIONSHIP

 6.1.        Respect

 6.2.        Customs

 6.3.        Education

 6.4.        Clubs

 6.5.        Society

 6.6.        Integration and emancipation

 6.7.        Reverence

 

 7.   MUTUAL SERVICE

 7.1.        Possession

 7.2.        Contract, price, money and capital

 7.3.        Commerce

 7.4.        Responsible enterprise

 7.5.        The market

 7.6.        Differentiation

 7.7.        Discharging debts

 

 8.       LEADERSHIP

 8.1.        Politics

 8.2.        Ruling

 8.3.        Consulting and negotiating

8.4.1. The generic character of associations

8.4.2. The specific character of the republic

 8.4.       The policy of networks

 8.5.       War and peace

 8.6.       The ministry of all believers

 

 9.        JUSTICE

 9.1   Judging

 9.2   Richts and duties

 9.3   Mediating and administering justice

 9.4   The judiciary and the character of the constitutional state

 9.4. Public justice

 9.5. Sources of justice

 9.6. Reconciliation

 

 10.          LOVING CARE

10.1  Vulnerability

10.2. Circumstances

10.3.  Friendship and marriage

 10.4.   Institutes of care

 10.5.   Public care

 10.6.   Resurrection

 10.7.   Summary of the law

 

Part III. History:

Experimental philosophy, a case study

 

 11.   ISOLATION OF A FIELD OF SCIENCE

11.1. Orientation                                                                             

11.2. Isolation                                                                                            

11.3. What is electricity?                                                              

11.4. The separation of chemistry and thermal physics

11.5. Opening up after isolation

 

 12.   SEARCHING FOR OBJECTIVITY

12.1. Measurement

12.2. Fluid theories                                                                        

12.3. The inverse-square law                                               

12.4. Coulombís law                                                                       

12.5. Mathematical fields                                                                            

12.6. The discovery of the electric current   

12.7. The Newtonian worldview                                            

 

 13.   TECHNICAL PROGRESS

13.1. The steam age                                  

13.2. Current and potential difference                     

13.3. Transformation and transport                                       

13.4. Electric circuits                                             

13.5. Practical philosophy

 

 14.   SEARCHING FOR UNIVERSAL LAWS

14.1. Newtonianism and anti-Newtonianism            

14.2. Dissolution of the isolation                                          

14.3. The law of conservation of energy                                

14.4. Physical fields

14.5. The electromagnetic field

14.6. From ether theories to relativity

14.7. The method of analogy         

 

 15.   THE HIDDEN STRUCTURE OF MATTER

15.1. The electrical fluid                            

15.2. The abc of atomic theory: Avogadro, Berzelius, Clausius and Dalton

15.3. Conduction in an electrolyte                                      

15.4. The discovery of the electron                         

15.5. The interaction of matter and field                  

15.6. The electromagnetic worldview                      

 

 16.   PHILOSOPHY OF EXPERIMENT

16.1. End of the mechanical worldview

16.2. Models and experiments

16.3. Experiments and natural laws

 

Part IV. Evolution:

Relations and characters in 20th-century science

 

 17.    THEORY OF CHARACTERS

 17.1      What is a character?

 17.2      Six natural relation frames

 17.3      Types of characters

 17.4      Interlacement of characters

 

 18.   SETS

 18.1      Sets and natural numbers

 18.2      Extension of the quantitative relation frame

 18.3      Groups as characters

 18.4      Ensemble and probability

 

 19.   SYMMETRY

19.1 Spatial magnitudes and vectors

19.2. Character, transformation and symmetry of spatial figures

19.3. Non-Euclidean space-time in the theory of relativity

 

20. PERIODIC MOTION

20.1. Motion as a relation frameThe character of oscillations and waves

20.2. A wave packet as an aggregate

20.3. Symmetric and antisymmetric wave functions

 

 21.   PHYSICAL CHARACTERS

21.1. The unification of physical interactions

21.2. The character of electrons

21.3. The quantum ladder

21.4. Individualized currents

21.5. Aggregates

21.6. Coming into being, change and decay

 

 22.   BIOTIC CHARACTERS

22.1. The biotic relation frame

22.2. The organization of biochemical processes

22.3. The character of biotic processes

22.4. The secondary characteristic of organisms

22.5. Populations

22.6. The gene pool

22.7. Does a species correspond with a character?

 

23. INVENTORY OF BEHAVIOUR CHARACTERS

23.1. The primary characteristic of animals

23.2. Secondary characteristics of animals

23.3. Control processes

23.4. Controlled processes

23.5. Goal-directed behaviour

23.6. The position of mankind in the cosmos

 

Cited literature

Index of persons

 

 

 

 

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