The Uncertain Century Trilogy:
The Birth of Now
In 1870, more than 4,000 years after it was built, the Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt was still the world’s tallest man-made structure. By 2010, only 140 years later, there were more than 10,000 buildings taller than the Great Pyramid. This book is about what caused this change and what will change next. Why did change take so long to happen? Why did it start in North West Europe?
An accessible, objective understanding of what the major ‘beliefs’ are about. The major beliefs include: Polytheism, Judaism, Daoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Nationalism, Communism and Environmentalism. All have over 100 million followers and the full structure of faith-determined behavioural guidance. On every page of Beliefs, there is a quotable fact.
Philosophy 2 Update
We are surrounded by new devices and ideas. Basic philosophical questions, such as what is the link between mind and brain’ can now be answered using concepts that were not available to Socrates or Spinoza.
Philosophy 2 gives simple answers to the twenty biggest philosophical questions, from ‘Do we have free will?’ to ‘Is the quantum world different?’, from ‘How should wealth be distributed?’ to ‘What is probability?’.
Each answer is brief, clear and up-to-date and designed to stand alone.
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The 21st Century is the Uncertain Century
Back in the 20th Century, there was certainty – too many certainties and people fought between them. In the 21st Century, many certainties emptied and the grand visions vanished. Jamie Cawley has spent a lifetime looking for clear reasons why. The Uncertain Century Trilogy is a guide in a muddled world.
For 5,000 years humanity’s lifestyle changed very little. Then, 250 years ago, everything took off and it has not stopped since. ‘The Birth of Now’ explains how and why. Understanding what started the change leads us then to where it will end.
Much of our future depends on what we believe. ‘Beliefs’ provided a simple summary of what the main beliefs of mankind are, from Polytheism to Communism, from Islam to Nationalism. Where they came from, how they split and changed and where they will take us next.
Change raises questions, but gives new answers. We have computers, so we understand how we think more clearly. We have seen many elections, so we know how they work and when they do not. A century of science produces as many answers as questions. ‘Philosophy 2′ brings all this together in 20 brief answers to fundamental questions. From ‘How did intelligent life start?’, to ‘What makes things right or wrong?’, from ‘What is the connection between words and things?’ to ‘Why don’t peace and wealth make people happy?’ Answers that provide hand-holds in the age of uncertainty.