Perspectives of perception

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Donald A. Maxwell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Fred Chappell

Abstract: In this, our age of Higher Education, we have learned that the universe is a function of energy and mass and time. But knowledge of astrophysics makes little difference to most of us mortals because fundamentally we do exactly as our most distant ancestors did: we are born, we hunger, exult, imagine, remember, we are mistaken, we die. The universe that matters, as far as our own lives are concerned, is a perceived universe, whose laws have always been dimly felt and darkly understood. This thesis is about perceptions. The first four parts of it-- a poem, a story, another poem, and the beginning of a novel--are figmental; the last part, which is absolutely factual, is a proem, not to this thesis, but to everything else.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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