By Wade Rowland
Along the way in which they immerse themselves in France's wealthy medieval historical past, eventually exploring the fabulous mountain-top ruins of the mysterious and romantic spiritual sect referred to as the Cathars, within the country’s severe south. From cheese and charcuterie to landmark motels to Michelin-starred eating places; from Aristotle, and Thomas Aquinas to Descartes and Magritte, Rowland blends the adventurous family's trip reports with an astute and interesting exam of a few of our private assumptions concerning the nature of fact and our dating to the world.
Rolling alongside again roads of their trusty rented Peugeot; in crusader castles and feudal dungeons; in bistros and supermarchés; in a borrowed kingdom farmhouse, in a sumptuous cave-dwelling in Vouvray, relations discussions flip to the area view of medieval Europe, a procedure of suggestion and conception considerably various from our personal. Suspecting that the Enlightenment and Reformation tossed out the newborn of ethical sure bet with the bathwater of hypocrisy and superstition, Rowland argues that glossy values, derived from fundamentalist technology and rationalism, have diminished people to alienated objects—human assets, or worse, human capital.
Reviewers have in comparison Ockham's Razor to either Peter Mayle's A 12 months in Provence and Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the paintings of bike upkeep. it truly is in reality a distinct mixing of philosophical hypothesis with a fascinating and sometimes funny trip narrative that's either genuine and hugely imaginitive. Its head could be within the clouds either actually and figuratively, yet its ft are planted firmly in daily realities of the trendy international and its demanding situations from relations dynamics to international meltdown.
ABOUT WADE ROWLAND
Ranked between Canada's top literary reporters, Wade Davies Rowland has produced greater than a dozen books on matters starting from tv journalism and arranged crime, to overseas environmental legislations, to his present matters which come with the social effect of verbal exchange applied sciences, the philosophy of technology, and the assets of human values.
His writing is usually educated through his event as a newspaper reporter and tv author and manufacturer, and senior govt with either CTV, Canada's biggest deepest tv community and CBC, the nation's public broadcaster. at the present time, Rowland is an affiliate Professor within the division of conversation reports at Toronto's York college, the place he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes within the ethics of conversation. His scholarly paintings has seemed in a few educational journals.
Rowland's first paintings on his departure from company media and go back to writing was once "Spirit of the internet: The Age of data from Telegraph to Internet", which chronicles the historical past of conversation applied sciences and their effect on civilization. it really is at the moment in its 3rd edition.
In Ockham's Razor, Rowland addresses problems with fairness, justice, caliber, and human dignity via a trip narrative during which the writer and his kinfolk take a highway journey via France which culminates in an exploration of the storied Cathar ruins in Languedoc, France.
His most modern books pursue questions of the assets of human values from various views: "Greed, Inc.: Why businesses Rule Our World", an exploration of the character of the fashionable enterprise company; and "Galileo’s Mistake" at the old dispute among Galileo and the Catholic Church.
Read or Download Ockham's Razor - A Season in France in Search of Meaning PDF
Similar travel essays & travelogues books
In November of 2001, Glen Heggstad made up our minds to journey his motorbike to the end of South the US. His trip was once interrupted while he used to be abducted at gunpoint by means of Colombian rebels and held captive for 5 weeks. but even after his aggravating incarceration, Glen did what few others may complete his journey.
The chilly struggle formally led to 1991 and opened a global of unpolluted possibilities for the Peace Corps. the truth that PCVs might circulation seamlessly right into a constellation of states that when comprised the USSR is a testomony to the flexibleness and sturdiness of the association. All Peace Corps wishes is a call for participation.
Die Reise Walichanof's nach KaschgarFriedrich Marthe, deutscher Geograph, Dozent und Lehrer (1832–1893)«Die Reise Walichanof's nach Kaschgar», von Friedrich Marthe. Ein dynamisches Inhaltsverzeichnis ermöglicht den direkten Zugriff auf die verschiedenen Abschnitte. Inhaltsverzeichnis- Präsentation- Die Reise Walichanof's Nach Kaschgar- Nachtrag- Anmerkungen
(Full-color booklet version) Pamela "PJ" Adams, whose top vendor Intoxicating Paris uncorks the magic in Paris, is again with one other quirky journey--this time via Intoxicating Southern France. As you trip, you are going to sip chilled champagne in Monaco, rub elbows with the well-known and notorious in Cannes, choose lavender from the sunny fields of Provence, scale the paranormal turrets of fortified Carcassonne, spelunk the caves of prehistoric Pech Merle, and traverse the skies in a hot-air balloon over Rocamadour and Castelnaud.
- Träume in Türkis (German Edition)
- Gebrauchsanweisung für Peking und Shanghai (German Edition)
- Corazón de Ulises (Spanish Edition)
- Weltreise - November 2015 - April 2016: Eine Reise von Deutschland aus um die südliche Hemisphäre (German Edition)
- The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America
Additional resources for Ockham's Razor - A Season in France in Search of Meaning