The Grand Delusion

Every belief — that is, every view held as True — is delusion simply because it's conceptual. Thus, as we've noted, ... Then you're stuck in the Grand Delusion — believing that a concept, an object formed in the mind, however exalted ...

Author: Steve Hagen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614296799

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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This is a fun, unique book that goes deep into the great mysteries of knowing—and makes it enjoyable. In The Grand Delusion, bestselling author Steve Hagen drills deeply into the most basic assumptions, strengths, and limitations of religion and belief, philosophy and inquiry, science and technology. In doing so, he shines new light on the great existential questions—Why is there Something rather than Nothing? What does it mean to exist? What is consciousness? What is the nature of truth?—and does so from an entirely unexpected direction. Ultimately, this book reveals how all of our fundamental questions stem from a single error, a single unwarranted belief—a single Grand Delusion.

The Grand Delusion

This coronation was a perfect representation of the 'grand delusion': for the reality of Britain was very, very different from the image this spectacular portrayed. Two world wars had left the country in a seriously reduced state; ...

Author: Stephen Haseler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857733962

Category: History

Page: 320

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In 2012, Britain and the Commonwealth celebrate the 60th anniversary of Elizabeth II's accession to the throne. The royal family have overcome a number of obstacles in its recent history, yet today it appears to be riding on a wave of popular affection. But has Elizabeth II's reign been a good thing for the UK? Or have the style, rituals and underlying culture of the modern monarchy held Britain back from its potential in the 21st century world? In this groundbreaking and thought-provoking new book, Stephen Haseler argues that the class structure which the monarchy has continued to encourage has retained outdated, yet seemingly entrenched, attitudes which have negatively affected Britain's economy, capacity to innovate and international stature. He provides an alternative political and social history of modern Britain which will be a provocative yet entertaining and informative read in the Queen's anniversary year.

The Grand Delusion

A grand delusion of epic proportions. I'm sorry, but I disagree. Religion is not the delusion, but non-belief is the delusion! The grand delusion is in the thinking of those who would ignore the evidences of God that are everywhere.

Author: Heath Sommer

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781616635596

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

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Loner Addy Siwel only wanted answers when she signed up for a freshman course in theology-what she got was the attention of a murderer. In The Grand Delusion, Dr. Heath Sommer brings to life the precursor stories of characters John Joe, Addy Siwel, and Merci Bowku, who were introduced to the world in the 2009 contemporary mystery The Manufactured Identity. Terror-struck, the three protagonists vie against a backdrop of ironic evil as they are stalked by an unidentified villain who breaks all the rules and sends Chief of police and reluctant clairvoyant Frank Murphy scrambling against the clock in a murder mystery showdown that leaves all questioning what is real and what is beyond this world. 'A fascinating story of psychological intrigue.' Mystery and Suspense Novel Review 'Intimate moments of struggle, frustration, and some of life's most daunting questions come to life by such real characters.' Mountain West Book Review

The Grand Delusion Multiculturalism in Ireland and Beyond

Salah Haddad. THE GRAND DELUSION: MULTICULTURALISM IN IRELAND AND BEYOND Salah Haddad March 2018 First Edition The Grand Delusion: Multiculturalism in Ireland and Beyond Examining Multicultural Front Cover.

Author: Salah Haddad

Publisher: Salah Haddad


Category: Education

Page: 100

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Throughout our human history it would be difficult to find many societies that have not been marked by significant cultural diversity. This fact becomes more and more obvious in the global multicultural age and it is hard for anyone to ignore it, let alone deny it. However, this book tells us that answering only one question can help to fully understand what the contemporary term 'multiculturalism' means and what its policy and strategy is. The question is: how has Western colonialism dealt with the cultural diversity since 1492?

Grand Delusion

A history of the German invasion of Russia in 1941, in the light of archival material.

Author: Gabriel Gorodetsky

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300084595

Category: History

Page: 408

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A history of the German invasion of Russia in 1941, in the light of archival material. It challenges the view that Stalin was about to invade Germany when Hitler made a pre-emptive strike, arguing that Stalin was actually negotiating for peace in order to redress the European balance of power.

The Grand Delusion

An anthology of love poems on breakups, broken hearts and unrequieted love.

Author: Paul Spradley


ISBN: 1435719689

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

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An anthology of love poems on breakups, broken hearts and unrequieted love.

Useful Delusions The Power and Paradox of the Self Deceiving Brain

10 The Grand Delusion A great book, therefore, is in part an act of deception, a tissue of lies: a trick. Indeed, it plays the fundamental human trick of finding or discovering, or imposing, meaning in the senseless, pattern in chaos, ...

Author: Shankar Vedantam

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393652215

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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From the New York Times best-selling author and host of Hidden Brain comes a thought-provoking look at the role of self-deception in human flourishing. Self-deception does terrible harm to us, to our communities, and to the planet. But if it is so bad for us, why is it ubiquitous? In Useful Delusions, Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler argue that, paradoxically, self-deception can also play a vital role in our success and well-being. The lies we tell ourselves sustain our daily interactions with friends, lovers, and coworkers. They can explain why some people live longer than others, why some couples remain in love and others don’t, why some nations hold together while others splinter. Filled with powerful personal stories and drawing on new insights in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, Useful Delusions offers a fascinating tour of what it really means to be human.