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Amazon: An Extraordinary Journey Down the Greatest River on by Bruce Parry

By Bruce Parry

Explorer Bruce Parry embarks on an epic trip down the Amazon. Written in diary shape, the publication deals a unprecedented perception into the methods of existence that experience existed because the sunrise of time and are approximately to vanish without end. affliction, injuries and all demeanour of unexpected mishaps try Parry's energy each step of how.

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267, 271). , p. 254; also see pp. 262–264). Consider an everyday experience, such as our being visited by a friend whom we have not seen for many years. In recalling our previous times together, in anticipating his arrival, in being with him once again, we take our friend as an enduring person whose qualities are a distillate of all the things we have done together, the good times we have had, the common efforts we have undertaken, the counsel he has provided or sought, the sorrow he has borne on our behalf or we on his.

A third and final example involves the elevated and somewhat thin air of graduate studies. D. in environmental ethics. I do not wish to go into the details of this program, but only to point out one of its aspects, namely, the exchange of graduate students in philosophy with graduate students in environmental sciences and vice-versa. That is, philosophy graduate students take courses in environmental science and environmental science students take courses in philosophy. The virtue of this procedure would in principle be Whiteheadian.

Whatever Whitehead may have meant by generalization, surely it was not this. 3. The Function of Art We can escape this capstone view and its implications if we think of art as crucial to the move from precision to generalization. Generalization is not merely a process by which we take the fruits of some precise system-building effort and put them to work in the wider concreteness from which they were initially derived. It also involves disclosing the limits of that precision and providing us with the resources and motivation for building a better system to replace it.

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