13/05/2013

Living good without God

‘Sex, death and the meaning of life’ is a three-part documentary presented by Richard Dawkins which explores what reason and science might offer in major events of human lives. He argues that ideas about the soul and the afterlife, of sin and God’s purpose have shaped human thinking for thousands of years, and he believes science can provide answers to some of these old questions we used to entrust to religion.

In the first episode, ‘Sin’, he examines issues surrounding the notion of sin and explores the rituals that surround mating and the science of disgust and taboo.

In the second one, ‘Life after death’, Dawkins tackles death. He investigates different beliefs about death and afterlife from Hindu funeral pyres in India to genetics labs in New York. He bring together neuroscience, evolutionary and genetic theory to examine how we age and why we crave life after death.

Finally, in ‘The meaning of life’, he examines how both religious and non-religious people struggle to find meaning in their lives. To the question ‘Why does an atheist bother to get up in the morning?’, he argues that we each have to forge our own sense of meaning.

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Es además creador del máster en desarrollo personal y liderazgo de la facultad de economía de la Universidad de Barcelona, que dirige desde 2009, socio fundador de la consultora Koerentia, especializada en potenciar la dimensión humana de las organizaciones, y director de La Akademia, un proyecto educativo sin ánimo de lucro orientado a promover el autoconocimiento entre los jóvenes. Desde 2006 viene impartiendo habitualmente cursos y conferencias, y actualmente es profesor en Porta22 —Barcelona Activa—, en la Fundació Àmbit y en diferentes másteres de coaching e inteligencia emocional.'We are going to a world in which there will be less excuses to avoid responsibilities'. Journalist specialized in personal responsibility, leadership in values and organizational development. Among other publications, collaborates with El País Semanal and Negocios, the economic supplement of the same newspaper. As a writer has published the book 'Encantado de conocerme' —Glad to know me, Plataforma, 2008—, 'El Principito se pone la corbata' —The little prince gets his tie, Temas de hoy, 2010— and 'El sinsentido común' —The common nonsense, Temas de hoy, 2011—. He is also creator of the master in personal development and leadership of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Barcelona, wich he directs since 2009, a founding partner of the consulting Koerentia, specialized in strengthening the human dimension of organizations, and director of The Akademia, an educational project nonprofit aimed at promoting self-awareness among young people. Since 2006 he has been giving regular courses and conferences, and is currently teaching at Porta22 —Barcelona Activa—, the Ambit Foundation and different masters of coaching and emotional intelligence." 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Estudió derecho en la Brooklyn Law School y se doctoró en medicina en la Universidad de Ginebra. Entró en contacto con Wilhelm Reich, uno de los primeros discípulos de Sigmund Freud, y estudió con él desde 1940 hasta 1952, año en el que empezó a dedicarse a la práctica profesional de la terapia psicocorporal. En 1956 fundó el International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (Instituto internacional de análisis bioenergético), con el objetivo de garantizar la formación adecuada de los terapeutas. Bastante antes de conocer a Reich, Lowen ya se había sentido atraído por la relación existente entre cuerpo y mente, tema sobre el que había investigado con auténtico interés. Según afirmaba, dicho interés era debido a su propia experiencia con las actividades físicas deportivas y con la calistenia, una técnica gimnástica destinada al desarrollo de la musculatura. Durante los años 30 se dedicó a estudiar a fondo el método Eurythmics del compositor Émile Jaques-Dalcroze y la Relajación Muscular Progresiva de Jacobson. Todo ello afianzó su convicción de que el ser humano puede influir en el funcionamiento de su mente si trabaja su cuerpo de forma sistemática y con los métodos adecuados, como explica en este vídeo.Alexander Lowen was an American doctor, psychotherapist and professor, mostly famous for his studies about bioenergetics as a form of therapy. He studied Law at the Brooklyn Law School and obtained his PhD in Medicine at the University of Geneva. He got to meet Wilhelm Reich, one of Sigmund Freud’s first disciples, and studied with him from 1940 to 1952, year in which he started to dedicate himself to the professional practice of psychocorporal therapy. In 1956 he founded the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis, aimed at guaranteeing the adequate training of therapists. 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Fritjof Capra es físico, teórico de sistemas y director fundador del Center for Ecoliteracy, sito desde 1995 en Berkeley, California, que promueve la ecología y el pensamiento sistémico en la educación primaria y secundaria.

Americano nacido en Austria en 1939, obtuvo su doctorado en física teórica en la Universidad de Viena en 1966. Realizó investigaciones en física de partículas y teoría de sistemas durante 20 años en la Universidad de París, la Universidad de California, Stanford, el Linear Accelerator Center, el Imperial College of London y el Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Mientras estuvo en Berkeley fue miembro del grupo Fundamental Fysiks, fundado en 1975 por Elizabeth Rauscher y George Weissmann, que se reunía semanalmente para discutir sobre filosofía y física cuántica.

Durante los últimos años, Fritjof Capra ha estado investigando el trabajo de Leonardo Da Vinci —Imagen Cirone Musi

Capra aboga por que la cultura occidental abandone el pensamiento lineal convencional y las visiones mecanicistas de Descartes. Critica la visión cartesiana reduccionista de que las cosas se pueden estudiar por partes para comprender el todo, y fomenta un enfoque holístico.

Ha escrito varios libros sobre las implicaciones de la ciencia, el más popular El Tao de la física, subtitulado con precisión 'Una exploración de los paralelismos entre la física moderna y el misticismo oriental'. El autor considera que, en el intento de comprender el misterio de la vida, el ser humano ha seguido diferentes caminos, entre ellos el científico y el místico. Propone la tesis de que los conceptos de la física moderna conducen a una visión del mundo muy similar a la de los místicos de todas las edades y tradiciones. El propósito del ensayo es explorar la relación entre tales conceptos, motivado por la creencia de que los temas básicos que utiliza para comparar la física con el misticismo serán confirmados —de hecho, están siendo confirmados— en lugar de invalidados por las investigaciones futuras.

El libro afirma que tanto la física como la metafísica conducen inexorablemente al mismo conocimiento

Para Capra los dos pilares de la física moderna son la teoría cuántica y la teoría de la relatividad, que son abordadas en la primera parte del ensayo. Las filosofías orientales a las que se refiere en la segunda parte son el Hinduismo, el Budismo y el Taoísmo.

Fritjof Capra is a physicist and systems theorist, founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy located since 1995 in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education.

American born in Austria in 1939, Capra attended the University of Vienna, where he earned his PhD in theoretical physics in 1966. He conducted research in particle physics and systems theory for 20 years at the University of Paris, the University of California, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, the Imperial College of London and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. While at Berkeley, he was a member of the Fundamental Fysiks Group, founded in 1975 by Elizabeth Rauscher and George Weissmann, which met weekly to discuss philosophy and quantum physics.

For the past few years, Fritjof Capra has been researching the work of Leonardo Da Vinci —Image Cirone Musi

He advocates that Western culture abandon conventional linear thought and the mechanistic views of Descartes. Critiquing the reductionistic Cartesian view that everything can be studied in parts to understand the whole, he encourages a holistic approach.

Capra has written popular books on the implications of science, notably The Tao of Physics, accurately subtitled 'An exploration of the parallels between modern physics and Eastern mysticism'. The author considers that in the attempt to understand the mystery of life, the human being has followed different paths, including the scientific and the mystical. He puts forward the thesis that the concepts of modern physics lead to a vision of the world very similar to that of mystics of all ages and traditions. The purpose of the essay is to explore the relationship between such concepts, motivated by the belief that the basic themes he uses to compare physics with mysticism will be confirmed —they are being confirmed, in fact— rather than invalidated by future research.

The book asserts that both physics and metaphysics lead inexorably to the same knowledge

For Capra the two pillars of modern physics are quantum theory and relativity theory, addressed in the first part of the essay. The Eastern philosophies that he refers to in the second part are Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism.

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