Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Sciences

Epistemologist Procopius Canning’s new book advocates for an International Dark Sky Preservation Treaty

SHELBURNE, Nova Scotia -- Perusine Press announces the release of the Special Collector's Edition of "An Epistemologist Proves Einstein's Theory of General Relativity to be False" (ISBN: 979-8804556472) by Procopius Canning, a book designed for both the layperson and the professional, focused upon the phenomenon of time, but with an environmental activist twist.

Einstein's claim that time is a relative phenomenon, posited within his Theory of Relativity, is incongruent with much of quantum mechanics, and after 50 years, the proof remains aloof. This intriguing book presents an antithesis to the relativity of time, while always remaining within the credible boundaries of the branch of philosophy that we call epistemology, to do so.

Designed so that any interested layperson will be able to understand the contents, first the book explains the fundamentals of epistemology, which then serves as an instruction manual to understand the epistemological argument, and symbolic logic, to follow.

Here the reader will find a concise epistemological dictionary, a short history of skepticism and its basic tenets, an explanation of how we use thought experiments in philosophy, with examples from Plato's Allegory of the Cave to Gilbert Harman's Brain in a Vat. All fascinating topics in themselves, and included to support the veracity of the argument and proof.

The Addendum to this special collector's edition includes a short history of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto and the first Pugwash International Peace Conference, and similarly, argues for an International Dark Sky Preservation Treaty. The book proposes a conference to address the militarization of space, light pollution that impairs astronomy, and even the concern of possible commercial advertising orbiting in space.

"Today it is not only the Earth below us that we must act to prevent from harm, but the heavens above us, as well," states the author, Procopius Canning.

The book contains open letters to the reader, appropriate government officials, NASA, Elon Musk, Greta Thunberg, and faith leaders, and asks them to join together to help with this important cause for our, and our future generations', benefit.

To order online: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09Y4W9QQH

About the author: https://procopiuscanning.com/

Related link: https://procopiuscanning.com/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Product Launches

New book ‘The Modern Prometheus: Why the 21st Century Intellectual Must Be Fearless to Succeed’ ravages cancel culture using ancient and modern philosophy

SHELBURNE, Nova Scotia -- Philosopher and historian Procopius Canning announces the release of "The Modern Prometheus: Why the 21st Century Intellectual Must Be Fearless to Succeed" (ISBN 979-8735137177). In this book, Canning, writing as an exiled fugitive 300 years from today, combines science fiction with established philosophical concepts to critically investigate current news events, and the controversial social issues behind them, using the perspective of a future whistleblower historian and philosopher.

Cast in the years 2114 to 2290 CE, after the U.S., Canada, and Mexico have united to form the Glorious Tri-North American Alliance, an omnipotent Board stifles freedom of thought under the guise of preserving democracy, with secret tribunals. These furtive trials are made privy to the reader by future historical chronicler Procopius Canning, and the reader gets to witness them only because he surreptitiously smuggled out his official recordings, which were then made into this ominous and prophetic book. Using this device, social issues are explored, and philosophy becomes courtroom drama, as various characters are put on trial three centuries from now, for intellectual transgressions against prescribed social order.

"Philosophers have had to deal with cancel culture for thousands of years. Consider the unfortunate fate of Socrates, Hypatia of Alexandria, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King," says Canning, adding, "the ability to think freely is sacrosanct to philosophers; exploratory freedom is an essential ingredient for humanity's intellectual evolution, and a vital pillar of genuine democracy. Cancel culture is the erosion of freedom of thought, and thus also, of philosophy itself."

In this thought-provoking book, Canning weaves together a melange of compelling and often provocative topics, explored using different characters, each facing punishment, some death. These include future Nobel Prize winning scientist Eugenia Barbara Florstein, charged with Criticism Extra Humanitario, for researching Professor Jordan Peterson's use of Jungian archetypes, Terrence Devon Wagner, who as every future schoolchild knows, in 2256 CE, proved Einstein's Theory of General Relativity false, using the symbolic logic that is included in the book, and for comic relief, Rafael Edward (Ted) Cruz III, a future politician who just can't seem to get elected, due to vicious viral memes against him, based on his ancestor's association the the Zodiac Killer. Even the philosophy of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, and her philosopher mother Mary Wollstonecraft, must be cancelled, if modern standards are applied, according to the Board.

Ultimately a call for calm, reason, tolerance, and the Golden Rule, 'The Modern Prometheus: Why the 21st Century Intellectual Must Be Fearless to Succeed', uses current events to show that philosophy, literally, "the love of wisdom", is as relevant and useful for understanding our world today, as it was in 300 BCE. Available on amazon.com.

ABOUT PROCOPIUS CANNING

Procopius Canning B.A., B.Ed. is a retired educator, author, and creator of two of the most visited ancient Roman history sites on the internet, TIMELINE: Ancient Rome, and Gladiator: The Real Story. These scholarly web sites have won three awards from the Encyclopedia Britannica, have over 2.4 million page views, and have internationally held simultaneously both the 3rd and 4th place search result positions for ancient Roman history on Baidu, the most popular search engine in China. He is also the author of "ANCIENT BLACK CIVILIZATIONS MATTER: Sort of like Wakanda, only real!" (ISBN: 979-8696570037).

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://procopiuscanning.com/

https://ancientromanhistoryrevival.com/

https://ancientblackcivilizationsmatter.com/

Related link: https://procopiuscanning.com/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Product Launches

‘Ancient Black Civilizations Matter’ – Brand New Book, Explores Black Lives in Classical Civilizations and Embraces the Healing Power of History

SHELBURNE, Nova Scotia -- Procopius Canning, historian and creator of the scholarly award-winning web sites Timeline: Ancient Rome, and Gladiator: The Real Story, announces the publication of "ANCIENT BLACK CIVILIZATIONS MATTER: Sort of like Wakanda, only real!" (ISBN: 979-8696570037), a deeply researched popular survey history of Blacks and Black culture in the ancient classical world.

While ancient Black history has been studied extensively in universities by specialized scholars, little about Blacks and Black culture in Classical Civilizations has been communicated to society at large, by way of high schools, Hollywood, or the mainstream media.

"Leaving out an entire race of people from popular history is a rather egregious omission," says Canning, and further "it was disturbing to see some of the miscreants who stormed the Capitol Building appropriating symbols from ancient Roman history as symbols of white power."

Revealing the extent of the role of Blacks in the ancient world would help undermine such hate groups, Canning believes, making the content of his new book especially important. While it is true that few people know much about the daily life of Blacks and Black culture in the ancient world, the truth is, at times, they even ruled it.

Heretofore hidden ancient Black history covers the remarkable life of ancient Rome's first Black senator, Lucius Quietus. It includes the Black emperor Pescennius Niger who, like Black soldiers and Black slaves, braided his hair in rows, revealing that Black culture superseded class distinctions. It portrays the learned Black philosopher king Juba II, who ruled ancient Numidia, and who wedded the daughter of the famous Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, Cleopatra Selene, in a celebrated inter-racial royal marriage, predating Meghan and Harry's, by 2,000 years.

It includes the first African emperor Septimius Severus, who together with the revered African empress Julia Domna, began the Severan Dynasty, the longest rule of the ancient Roman empire by people of color. It includes centuries of sculpture, painting, and artifacts, found deep within the digital art history archives of the world's leading museums, the most appropriate of which, are used in Canning's book. These events, along with the empire shattering Jugurthine Wars, led by the Black warrior king Jugurtha, should lay to rest any notion that ancient history belongs to any one race alone.

"ANCIENT BLACK CIVILIZATIONS MATTER: Sort of like Wakanda, only real," embraces the healing power of history, proving that when accurately described, people of color will not only see themselves reflected in Classical Civilizations, they will see themselves participating actively and meaningfully within them, at all levels. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated that, "all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly... This is the inter-related structure of reality." Ancient history is as compelling a proof of Dr. King's eloquent wisdom as are today's current events, indeed.

ABOUT PROCOPIUS CANNING

Procopius Canning B.A., B.Ed. is a retired educator, author, and creator of two of the most visited ancient Roman history sites on the internet, TIMELINE: Ancient Rome, and Gladiator: The Real Story. These scholarly web sites have won three awards from the Encyclopedia Britannica, have over 2.4 million page views, and have internationally held simultaneously both the 3rd and 4th place search result positions for ancient Roman history on Baidu, the most popular search engine in China. "ANCIENT BLACK CIVILIZATIONS MATTER: Sort of like Wakanda, only real!" is his fourth book.

MEDIA CONTACT: Procopius Canning exovedate@gmx.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://ancientblackcivilizationsmatter.com/

https://ancientromanhistoryrevival.com/

300 dpi & 72 dpi PRESS & WEB PHOTOS: https://ancientblackcivilizationsmatter.com/press-info/

RELATED TOPICS
Books, Publishing, Black History, Ancient History, Art History, Ancient Rome, Black Lives Matter.

Related link: https://ancientblackcivilizationsmatter.com/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.