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Kirk Schneider - The Spirituality of Awe: Challenges to the Robotic Revolution (San Francisco)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 6:00pm

"Schneider has produced of passion, insight, advocacy, and public vision on perhaps the most important social topic of our time. Furthermore it comes in a very readable package of short, digestible chapters, ideally suited for discussion in classrooms, book groups, and other platforms of learning. Like the work of our best public intellectuals, it is a scholarly treatise in which the scholarship supports the message without interfering with or obscuring the topic at hand."

-Daniel Leichty, PhD, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Dec. 2017

In The Spirituality of Awe, the robotic revolution is here and there's no going back. From the way we raise our children, to our work settings, to our governments, and even our wars, the quick fix-instant result society is roiling our world. Yet what is lost in this delirium is depth, the awesomeness, not just of our machines, but of our flesh, our capacity to feel, and our capacity to dwell in the miracle of the unknown. This book dwells in the miracle of the unknown.  It is an intimate trek into the evolving spirituality of awe--the humility and wonder; sense of adventure toward life.  Can we preserve awe--the arguable "heart" of humanity--in spite of and even in light of our technologies?  Or will we devolve into mechanically driven puppets, numb to our possibilities, blind to our servitude?  There is no more critical problem for our age.

Kirk Schneider, Ph.D., is a leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. Dr. Schneider is the recent past past president of the Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association, editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2005-2012), president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), and adjunct faculty at Saybrook University, Teachers College, Columbia University. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Dr. Schneider has published over 100 articles and chapters and has authored or edited 11 books including Awakening to Awe: Personal Stories of Profound Transformation and The Polarized Mind: Why It's Killing Us and What We Can Do About It

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ISBN: 9781945949692
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Published: Waterside Productions, Incorporated - August 18th, 2017