A Responsibility to Awe

Rebecca Elson's A Responsibility to Awe reissued as a Carcanet Classic.

A Responsibility to Awe

Rebecca Elson's A Responsibility to Awe reissued as a Carcanet Classic. A Responsibility to Awe is a contemporary classic, a book of poems and reflections by a scientist for whom poetry was a necessary aspect of research, crucial to understanding the world and her place in it, even as, having contracted terminal cancer, she confronted her early death. Rebecca Elson was an astronomer; her work took her to the boundary of the visible and measurable. ‘Facts are only as interesting as the possibilities they open up to the imagination,’ she wrote. Her poems, like her researches, build imaginative inferences and speculations, setting out from observation, undeterred by knowing how little we can know.

A Neurophenomenology of Awe and Wonder

Towards a Non-Reductionist Cognitive Science Shaun Gallagher, Bruce Janz,
Lauren Reinerman, Jörg Trempler, ... The correct response to the reductionist
challenge is to point out that there is a responsibility for science to “explain what
there ...

A Neurophenomenology of Awe and Wonder

This book presents a study of the various feelings of awe and wonder experienced by astronauts during space flight. It summarizes the results of two experimental, interdisciplinary studies that employ methods from neuroscience, psychology, phenomenology and simulation technology, and it argues for a non-reductionist approach to cognitive science.

The Responsibility of Christian Privileges a Farewell Sermon on Rev Xxii 12 Etc

It is a thought of terror to the natural man — that indistinct , undefined future of
never - ending life ! It is a thought full of awe to all , however to many it may be
rather a thought of awful reverential joy , ever deepening and growing in the soul
, as ...

The Responsibility of Christian Privileges  a Farewell Sermon  on Rev  Xxii  12   Etc


Critical Perspectives on the Responsibility to Protect

aWe. must halt the violence and bring an end to the humanitarian catastrophe
now unfolding in Kosovo. ̧. We have a moral duty to do so. The responsibility is
on our shoulders and we will fulfill it.«9 Humanitarian interventions in the 1990s ...

Critical Perspectives on the Responsibility to Protect

This edited volume critically examines the widely supported doctrine of the 'Responsibility to Protect', and investigates the claim that it embodies progressive values in international politics. Since the United Nations World Summit of 2005, a remarkable consensus has emerged in support of the doctrine of the ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P) – the idea that states and the international community bear a joint duty to protect peoples around the world from mass atrocities. While there has been plenty of discussion over how this doctrine can best be implemented, there has been no systematic criticism of the principles underlying R2P. This volume is the first critically to interrogate both the theoretical principles and the policy consequences of this doctrine. The authors in this collection argue that the doctrine of R2P does not in fact embody progressive values, and they explore the possibility that the R2P may undermine political accountability within states and international peace between them. This volume not only advances a novel set of arguments, but will also spur debate by offering views that are seldom heard in discussions of R2P. The aim of the volume is to bring a range of criticisms to bear from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including international law, political science, IR theory and security studies. This book will be of much interest to students of the Responsibility to Protect, humanitarian intervention, human security, critical security studies and IR in general.

The Enduring Melody

What all good scientists share , whether or not they link it to God , is what the poet
/ astronomer Rebecca Elson ( who was to die of cancer at the age of 39 ) calls in
a striking phrase ' a responsibility to awe ' . Whichever of Jesus ' words and ...

The Enduring Melody

When he was in his fifties, Michael Mayne, formerly the vicar of Great St Mary's in Cambridge and Dean of Westminster Abbey, was cruelly afflicted with ME, but transformed personal adversity through his pen, writing (with Gerald Priestland) an account of his illness (A Year Lost and Found) that continues to be helpful to ME sufferers worldwide. Sadly, in the health lottery, Mayne seems to have drawn the short straw. In 2005, he was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw, and found himself overnight in what he calls 'cancer country', perhaps the most merciless terrain in the world.

A Private History of Awe

Now in our twenties, we were the adults we had long aspired to become, which
meant it was time for us to share in the responsibility for our nation's future.
During that chaotic summer of 1968, Ruth and I made some decisions that would
shape ...

A Private History of Awe

An original and searching memoir from "one of America's finest essayists" (Phillip Lopate) When Scott Russell Sanders was four, his father held him in his arms during a thunderstorm, and he felt awe—"the tingle of a power that surges through bone and rain and everything." He says, "The search for communion with this power has run like a bright thread through all my days." A Private History of Awe is an account of this search, told as a series of awe-inspiring episodes: his early memory of watching a fire with his father; his attraction to the solemn cadences of the Bible despite his frustration with Sunday-school religion; his discovery of books and the body; his mounting opposition to the Vietnam War and all forms of violence; his decision to leave behind the university life of Oxford and Harvard and return to Indiana, where three generations of his family have put down roots. In many ways, this is the story of a generation's passage through the 1960s—from innocence to experience, from euphoria to disillusionment. But Sanders has found a language that captures the transcendence of ordinary lives while never reducing them to formula. In his hands, the pattern of American boyhood that was made classic by writers from Mark Twain to Tobias Wolff is given a powerful new charge.

ON WINGS OF AWE A MACHZOR FOR ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR By L

In recalling our people's redemption from Egyptian bondage We look to the
coming of a more perfect redemption When all the world will understand That
innocents are the responsibility of everyone, And the most vicious rulers will be
turned ...

ON WINGS OF AWE A MACHZOR FOR ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR  By L


Pearls of Wisdom 1977

SAINT GERMAIN ON FREEDOM X The Meaning of Self-Sacrifice Part 1 Hail,
Keepers of the Flame! ... burdened with the sense of responsibility, of awe that
comes from the fiery core of being, from the very need to be life, to give and to
receive ...

Pearls of Wisdom  1977


On Literature and Science

19 Nor is the list exhaustive . The late Rebecca Elson ( 1960 – 99 ) was an
astronomer and the opening poem of her posthumous first collection A
Responsibility to Awe is something of an antidote to Whitman ' s poem quoted
earlier .

On Literature and Science

On literature and science explores some of the ways that writers have engaged with science and technology from the early medieval period to the present. Contents include: Helen Conrad-O'Briain (TCD), Chaucer, technology and the rise of science fiction in English --- John Scattergood (TCD), Horology and literature in Renaissance England --- Amanda Piesse (TCD), Bodies of knowledge and knowledge of the body in 16thcentury literature --- Andrew J. Power (TCD), Mental health and Hamlet --- Stephen Matterson (TCD), Edgar Allan Poe and the orangutan --- Darryl Jones (TCD), H.G. Wells and the imagination of disaster --- Ross Skelton (TCD), Bilogic strands in the poems of Louis MacNeice ---Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Philip Coleman (TCD), Scientific research in recent American fiction --- Peter Middleton (U Southampton), Can poetry be scientific? --- Iggy McGovern (TCD), Science and poetry --- and also creative writings by Randolph Healy, Meredith Quartermain, Harry Clifton, Allen Fisher, Maurice Scully, Dylan Harris and Kit Fryatt.