Where God Comes From

Where God Comes From

Reflections on Science, Systems, and the Sublime

What happens when language and thought come face-to-face with their maker: the self-organizing processes out of which they emerge?


CATEGORIZED IN

Where God Comes From explores how the sublime and miraculous can be found in a whole range of processes-- from chemistry and biology to language and literature and social interactions -- and how they loop back on themselves to form complex systems, stitching themselves and their environments together. The book traces an arc that passes through a series of different essay forms: a prose poem in Twitter-length units, a philosophical dialogue, traditional essays, and finally a story. Each is a metacognitive investigation of mystical experience as what happens when consciousness discovers its family resemblances with other recursive processes.

REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS

 

Livingston’s unique and beautiful book is a soulful mixture of memoir and theoretical meditation. Ideas move in fractal trajectories across boundaries, coupling up multiple systems of thought. This is high-level discursive performance art full of conceptual kicks.
 

~ Bruce Clarke, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science, Texas Tech University, --

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ira Livingston
Ira Livingston Ira Livingston is currently Professor and Chair of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (since 2007), after a lon...
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY

Dispirited

How Contemporary Spirituality Makes Us Stupid, Selfish and Unhappy

David Webster

Society Elsewhere

Why the Gravest Threat to Humanity Will Come From Within

Francis Sanzaro, Ph.D.

Why Materialism Is Baloney

How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything

Bernardo Kastrup

Your Simple Path

Find happiness in every step

Ian Tucker

Wakeful World, The

Animism, Mind and the Self in Nature

Emma Restall Orr

Rationalist Spirituality

An exploration of the meaning of life and existence informed by logic and science

Bernardo Kastrup

What a Body Knows

Finding Wisdom in Desire

Kimerer L. LaMothe

House of Wisdom, The

Yoga of the East and West

Swami Dharmananda Saraswati
Santoshan

Just Say Yes to Life

Embracing individuation to embrace life

Trisha Caldwell