English summary: This work, which many regard as Karl Popper's most important for the scientific world, is being published in a new edition as part of the Collected Works. In Popper's opinion, it is a mistake to consider scientific knowledge to be certain knowledge. He maintains that, on the contrary, scientific knowledge consists of bold speculations and of strictly examined but in reality provisional conjectures. German description: Karl Popper stellt in seinem Hauptwerk, der Logik der Forschung, die Erkenntnistheorie als Methodologie dar, die erklart, warum unser Wissen fehlbar ist und warum wir nicht primar aus erfullten, sondern aus gescheiterten Erwartungen lernen: Der Erkenntnisfortschritt resultiert aus Versuch und Irrtum. Die bedeutendsten Resultate des Buches sind das Falsifizierbarkeitskriterium zur Abgrenzung wissenschaftlicher Satze und Poppers Vorschlag zur Losung des Problems der empirischen Basis der Wissenschaft. Sein Abgrenzungskriterium loste das neopositivistische Sinnkriterium ab, nach dem nicht verifizierbare Satze sinnlos sind, und seine These, auch Beobachtungssatze seien, wegen der Transzendenz dessen, was sie darstellen, uber das, was wahrgenommen wurde, fehlbare Hypothesen, beendete die Protokollsatzdebatte im Wiener Kreis. Mit der Verallgemeinerung der Idee der Prufbarkeit zur Idee der Kritik entstand aus dem Neoempirismus der kritischen Rationalismus.[...] gehort Poppers Buch zu den wichtigsten gegenwartigen Arbeiten auf dem Gebiet der Wissenschaftslogik. [...] Es wird Zustimmung und Widerspruch auslosen...Rudolf Carnap in Erkenntnis, Bd. 5 (1935), S. 294Nach der Kreativitat in der Wissenschaft zu fragen, setzt voraus, dass wir wissen, was eine wissenschaftliche Entdeckung ist. Dies bedeutet aber wiederum, die Logik der wissenschaftlichen Entdeckung zu erfassen. [...] Poppers Prinzip ist damit die Basis aller Wissenschaft. Wer es nicht anwendet, scheitert. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Fernausgabe vom 24.12.1974Mir gefallt das ganze modische 'positivistische' Kleben am Beobachtbaren
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Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion.It is the most valuable inheritance of the present.It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow. Swami Sivananda Sarswati. This book is the most comprehensive text ever published on yoga. It contains a complete course of 36 structured lessons on all the practices of integral yoga. The lessons were compiled from the teachings given by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and are useful as a practical and theoretical guide for all levels of yoga teachers and aspirants. The book presents a synthesis of yoga in a scientific and systematic manner. The different branches of hatha yoga, mantra yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga and kriya yoga are progressively introduced with special emphasis on practice, theory and application in daily life. Includes line drawings,diagrams and colour plates. The depth of knowledge this book contains provides the link between you,the practitoner of yoga and an experienced guide and teacher.This link is your sadhana(spiritual practice),the beginning of your inner transformation,spiritual awakening and realization of higher ideals in life. The techniques covered in this book have their basis in the ancient vedic (tantric and yogic) shastras and were handed over the centuries from guru to disciple. Now in an age when travel and communication have become almost instantaneous affairs and there are more efficient methods of disseminating wisdom than the human voice and ear,we wish to offer these transcendatal instruments of grace to all who have eyes to read and ears to hear.
Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Light on Hatha Yoga) includes the original Sanskrit text compiled by Maharshi Swatmarama with a translation and thorough commentary in English by Swami Satyananda and Swami Muktibodhananda. This text elucidates the entire science of hatha yoga (asana, pranayama, shatkarma, mudra and bandha) as it was conceived and practised not only for health and fitness but for awakening the vital energies: pranas, chakras and kundalini shakti.It points out that hatha yoga is not just a physical practice but a process of cellular transmutation from gross to subtle to divine. Thus hatha yoga was considered to be the foundation of all higher yogas. Line drawings and diagrams illustrate the text.
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha is recognised internationally as one of the most systematic yoga manuals today. Since it's first publication by the Bihar School of yoga in 1969 it has been reprinted thirteen times and translated into many languages. It is the main reference text used by Yoga teachers and students of Bihar Yoga/Satyananda Yoga within the International Yoga Movenet, and many other traditions as well.This comprehensive text provides clear illustrations. step by step directions and details of chakra awareness. It guides the practitioner or teacher from the simplest to the most advanced practices of hatha yoga system. A therapeutic index is provided for use by doctors and yoga therapists incorporating recent information from research into yoga. This edition successfully brings the exposition of yoga practices to the standard of a university text.
Four Chapters on Freedom contains the full Sanskrit text of Rishi Patanjali's Yoga Sutras as well as transliteration, translation and an extensive commentary. The Yoga Sutras, containing 196 epithets or threads of Yoga, is the most respected treatise on Yoga. In his commentary on each verse, Swami Satyananda Saraswati fully explains the text and the path of raja yoga.
Ramayana Unravelled No epic has moved the consciousness of millions like the Ramayana. The appeal of the story of Rama is such that it has inspired the imagination of countless storytellers over the centuries, across the length and breadth of the subcontinent. From Jain poets to Bhavabhuti, from Kamban to Goswami Tulsidas, many have retold the Ramayana in their own language, infusing their own unique flavour. Though the story of Rama is much loved and well-known, questions prevail. Ramayana Unravelled attempts to address some key concerns: How did his childhood and youth shape Rama Why did Rama agree to go on vanvas was it only to obey his father or was there more to it How was the relationship of Rama and Seeta Is the Ramayana inherently misogynist, considering the characterisation of Seeta, Shurpanakha, Kaikeyi and Tara What led to the downfall of Ravan Ami Ganatra takes the reader through the events of the Ramayana, resolving conundrums and underlining the reasons the epic continues to be cherished to this day Mahabharata Unravelled: Lesser-Known Facets of a Well-Known History Millennia have passed since the dharma yudhha of the cousins shook the land of Bharata. But this history of our ancestors continues to fascinate us. Even today, we have passionate discussions about the people and their actions in the epic, fervidly defending our favourites and denouncing others. The number of works on the Mahabharata-adaptations, retellings and fiction-that still get written is a testimony to its enduring relevance. While the general storyline is largely known, a lot of questions and myths prevail, such as-What was the geographical extent of the war Did Drona actually refuse to take on Karna as his disciple What were Draupadis responsibilities as the queen of Indraprastha Did she ever mock Duryodhana Were the women in the time of the Mahabharata meek and submissive What were the names of the war formations during the time What role did the sons of the Pandavas play Does the south of India feature at all in the Mahabharata What happened after the war These and many other intriguing questions continue to mystify the contemporary reader. Author Ami Ganatra debunks myths, quashes popular notions and offers insights into such aspects not commonly known or erroneously known, based solely on facts as narrated in Vyasas Mahabharata from generally accepted authentic sources. For a history of such prominence and influence as the Mahabharata, it is important to get the story right. So pick this book up, sit back and unveil the lesser-known facts and truths about the great epic. Mahabharata Unravelled : Lesser-Known Facets of a Well-Known History brings to light fascinating details and aspects of the people and events in the great epic not commonly known, to answer some often-asked questions and clarify prevalent myths.
The incredible new novel from internationally bestselling author of The AlchemistAfter lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding the answers to a city's final questions is unearthed from a cave in Cairo.Centuries before, on the eve of the invasion of Accra, the citizens gathered. A man stood before them and invited the people share their fears that he might offer hope and comfort.His extraordinary insights on courage, solitude, loyalty and loss were transcribed and passed on.A timeless and powerful exploration of personal growth, everyday wisdom and joy.