An Infinity of Interpretations

A Bit of Social Commentary on and a Philosophical Examination of Life in These Times

by Ronald E. Kimmons



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/3/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781440176630
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781440176654
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781440176647

About the Book

In An Infinity of Interpretations, Dr. Kimmons explores a simple thesis: “Life has no meaning except what we assign to it.” Dr. Kimmons’ simple thesis helps us begin to understand why there is such a variety of interpretations of just about everything encountered in modern times, including ideas and behavioral phenomena from politics, science, social science, entertainment, and religion. Dr.Kimmons proposes that most of what we want to accomplish in this lifetime is driven not by a quest for money, power, sex, glory, religion, or objective knowledge. Rather, what we want to accomplish in this lifetime is driven by our desire to understand, justify, and perpetuate our life. While including bits and pieces of his own life story (along with social commentary about a variety of matters taking place in these times), in this book Dr. Kimmons addresses the origins of his thesis and uses Freud and White as part of a theoretical framework for his thesis. The core of Dr. Kimmons’ book, however, is his attempt to illustrate how individuals may actualize themselves through completely different processes but all with the same ultimate goal or end in mind: To understand, justify, and perpetuate one’s life. Is it true that there are few, if any, absolutes in this world? Dr. Kimmons seems to believe that, and through his examination of a simple thesis encourages us to proceed carefully in this life lest we offend life itself.

About the Author

Born in Chicago, Ronald E. Kimmons is a retired educator who spent almost four decades in the field of education. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2002 from the University of Chicago and now lives in Chicago with his wife, Beverly, and his youngest daughter, Cydney.