Award-Winning Author J.J. Clarke Invites Readers On a Transformative, Philosophical Journey

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"The Self-Creating Universe" will grace 2014 BookExpo America Book Exhibit.

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In his incisive, new book, "The Self-Creating Universe", award-winning author J.J. Clarke takes a shot at finding a middle ground between the two seemingly conflicting fields of science and spirituality. In reconciling these two seemingly separate monumental bodies, Clarke urges readers to think differently than ever before, saying that it is only through an unsullied and open mind that man will be able to thread together the edges that divide these fundamental spheres that shape and influence lives.

"The Self-Creating Universe" is a wide-ranging attempt to bring science and spirituality together in a philosophical synthesis. It opens up to the reader exciting new developments in the natural sciences while also showing how these contribute to a worldview which addresses fundamental philosophical and social questions. The key concept is creativity, in both nature and human life. Making use of ideas from the history of philosophy and from recent speculations in sciences including cosmology and evolution, the book offers bold conjectures about the emergence of new forms of order and self-organisation in nature, in consciousness and in human life as a whole.

"My belief that philosophy, which has been my life’s work, should address itself to the fundamental needs of our time in ways which will appeal to the general educated public, while at the same time making use of some of the most important ideas from science and philosophy," Clarke said.

Timely and thoroughly compelling, "The Self-Creating Universe" will appeal to both the general reader and to specialists interested in the wider implications of their fields.

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About the Author

J.J. Clarke is an award-winning author of a number of books and articles on a range of subjects including the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of psychoanalysis, the history of science, and intercultural East–West philosophy. His books have been translated into several languages including German, Japanese, and Chinese. After degrees from University College and Birkbeck College, London, he taught philosophy at McGill University, Montreal, at the University of Singapore, and at Kingston University, London where he was professor in the history of ideas. He lives in Tintern, Wales.

"The Self-Creating Universe" will be featured at the 2014 BookExpo America Book Exhibit in New York, NY, which will run on May 29 - 31, 2014. For more information, log on to

The Self-Creating Universe * by J.J. Clarke
The Making of a Worldview
Publication Date: August 22, 2013
Trade Paperback; £16.99; 445 pages; 978-1-4836-8391-1
Trade Hardback; £26.99; 445 pages; 978-1-4836-8392-8
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4836-8393-5

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