- Language: English
- 191 Pages
- Published: October 2012
- Region: Global
The Future of Post-Human Criminality: A Preface to a New Theory of Heroes and Villains
- Published: February 2012
- Region: Global
- 600 Pages
- CISP - Cambridge International Science Publishing
Is crime really so social in its origin that, as Richard Quinney (1966) once said, "crime is a social phenomenon"?
This social view of criminality can be contrasted with an opposing view which is more biological in orientation, as shown in the arguments that, for example, "crime is most frequent in second and third decades of life" (that is, among young folks) and "males commit more overall…crime" (than females). (WK 2011; L. Ellis 2009)
So, which view is correct here? Contrary to these opposing ideas (and other views as will be discussed in the book), criminality (in relation to heroes and villains) is neither possible (or impossible) nor desirable (or undesirable) to the extent that the respective ideologues (on different sides) would like us to believe.
But the challenge to these opposing views about criminality does not imply that the study of criminality (or criminology in short) is useless, or that those fields of study (related to criminology) like psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, biology, literature, ethics, religion, and so on should be rejected too. Needless to say, neither of these extreme views is plausible.
Instead, this book offers an alternative (better) way to understand the future of criminality, especially in the dialectic context of heroes and villains-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other).
In other words, this book offers a new theory (that is, the reflective theory of criminality) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way.
If successful, this seminal project is to fundamentally change the way that we think about criminality, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its "post-human" fate. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Part One: Introduction
Chapter One. Introduction-The Longevity of Criminality
Part Two: Heroes
Chapter Two. Heroes and their Duality
Part Three: Villains
Chapter Three. Villains and their Doubleness
Part Four: Conclusion
Chapter Four. Conclusion-The Future of Criminality
Dr. Peter Baofu is the author of 57 new theories in 49 books provide a visionary challenge to conventional wisdom in all fields of knowledge (i.e., the social sciences, the formal sciences, the natural sciences, and the humanities), with the final aim for a unified theory of everything - together with numerous visions about future history.
As a polymath, he is known for his pioneering works on "reflective criminology," "transcendent architecture," "interactive semantics," "transdisciplinary performing arts," "interventive-reshaping geography," "complex data analysis," "creational chemistry," "comparative-impartial literature," "supersession computing," "detached gambling," "multilateral acoustics," "metamorphic humor," "heterodox education," "post-human mind games," "post-Earth geology," "substitutive religion," "post-cosmology," "contrarian personality," "post-ethics," "multifaceted war and peace," "post-humanity," "critical-dialectic formal science," "combinational organization," "hyper-sexual body," "law reconstruction," "comprehensive creative thinking," "hyper-martial body," "multilogical learning," "contingent urban planning," "post-capitalism," "selective geometry," "post-democracy," "contrastive advantages," "ambivalent technology," "authoritarian liberal democracy," "the post-post-Cold-War era," "post-civilization," "transformative aesthetic experience," "synthetic information architecture," "contrastive mathematical logic," "dialectic complexity," "after-postmodernity," "sophisticated methodological holism," "post-human space-time," "existential dialectics," "unfolding unconsciousness," "floating consciousness," "hyper-spatial consciousness," and other visions.
Dr. Baofu earned an entry to the list of "prominent and emerging writers" in Contemporary Authors (2005) and another honorary entry in The Writers Directory (2007)-and was also interviewed on television and in newspapers about his original ideas. He was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in the Far East. He had taught as a professor at different universities in Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, the Balkans, Central Asia, South Asia, North America, and Southeast Asia. He finished more than 5 academic degrees, including a Ph.D. from the world-renowned M.I.T., and was a summa cum laude graduate.