Download PDF by Daniel Clery: A Piece of the Sun: The Quest for Fusion Energy

By Daniel Clery

ISBN-10: 1468310410

ISBN-13: 9781468310412

Our quickly industrializing international has an insatiable starvation for strength, yet traditional assets are working out. the answer, says Daniel Clery during this deeply revelatory publication, is to be present in the unique strength resource: the sunlight itself. There, at its middle, the fusion of 620 million a whole bunch hydrogen each moment generates an unfathomable quantity of strength. via replicating even a tiny piece of the Sun's energy in the world, we will be able to safe all of the warmth and effort we'd ever want. the easy but striking ambition of nuclear-fusion scientists has garnered many skeptics, yet, as A Piece of the Sun makes transparent, large-scale nuclear fusion is scientifically possible—and maybe even most effective to different techniques. Clery argues passionately and eloquently that the one factor maintaining us from harnessing this affordable, fresh and renewable strength is our personal shortsightedness.

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DESCRIPTIVE PHENOMENOLOGY 27 Thus the distinction between intentional and non-intentional experiences is a phenomenologically fundamental distinction; and several discussions have arisen over the question of whether consciousness is to be regarded as being essentially and/or basically intentional or non-intentional. " However, in the very way these two kinds of experiences are spoken about one gets the impression of a certain priority of intentional processes in phenomenological description. For if sensations, moods, and similar experiences are called "non-intentional" they seem to be characterized only by the Iack of something, namely, their intentionality.

Husserl's main questionwas precisely how tbe validity of the claim to objective knowledge and tbe possibility of technological applications was to be understood. Given tbe presence of science and its impact upon tbe life-world, Husserl proceeded to stress tbe fact tbat science could not bave made its initial appearance rigbt out of tbin air. Ratber, science rests upon its own presuppositions, presuppositions of tbat kind wbicb make scientific procedures and premises possible and tbus determine tbe overall sense of tbe scientific interpretation of tbe world.

Nevertheless, Husserl's concem with his own use of language and especially the key-terms of his phenomenology seemed to be for a long time only a matter of clarifying his own phenomenological notions with respect to what he regarded as visible in the transcendental-phenomenological perspective. Was Husserl, however, aware of the fact that every perspective that gives something as visible implies already, and unavoidably so, a certain interpretation of the visible, due to the language which provides the framework in which it is seen?

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