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Atherfield's Final Formula [Kindle Edition]

Nigel Hems
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A meeting with Miles Priest leads to the slow but inevitable unravelling of George Atherfield on a professional, ethical and spiritual level. The security of Atherfield’s professional wisdom seems to offer no solace for his increasingly hypersensitive conscience, as he presses on with blind resolve in his pursuit of the sacred formula.

Due to circumstances over which Atherfield has no control, he is forced to rediscover his formula … the final formula, which now seems to have magnetic force driving him on beyond his own control. Atherfield enters a sphere of activity that inextricably weaves together the two pervasive intellectual elements of his mind: science and morality. The formula apparently undergoes a radical transformation in meaning as Atherfield’s mind seems guided subconsciously towards its goal.

What is the formula that has come to possess Atherfield’s thoughts, and plague his conscience with guilt? Who else seeks it, and for what purpose: good or ill? To whom should Atherfield show allegiance now?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 162 KB
  • Print Length: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Ex-L-Ence Publishing (6 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C8S72DK
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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I am a Lecturer in Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, born in Birmingham in the West Midlands. I have lived in Cambridge and London, and now live in Sheffield. I recently edited the Continuum Companion to Kant with Gary Banham and Dennis Schulting.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Nigel Hems' most accessible work to date 25 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is perhaps Nigel Hems' most accessible work to date. For those people who struggled to grasp some of the deeper philosophical themes that are embedded through his writings, this is perhaps the best place to start. This is certainly a story that, with the right marketing, could outsell every other story that Nigel Hems has written so far. The change in style is noticeable. Atherfield's Final Formula may disappoint lovers of his more cryptic works, but what's wrong with that? It shows that this is writer who is comfortable with writing in numerous formats without losing the continuity of form that we have come to expect from him.

To the charge that this is a more 'commercial' work, well, I would have to say yes, in my view, but it's none the worse for that.

The story deals with a scientist who has to make a moral choice between allowing his findings to be published and obeying his spiritual and moral conscience. Or at least, that seems on the surface to be what the story is about. I don't want to give the plot away!

It would, however, be wrong to state that Atherfield's final formula fails to address wider philosophical discourses. Most immediately, one is struck by a Satre-like subtext: a sense of things entering existence and then melting away. There are other implications too: some more troubling than others. The whole point of the story is that the formula must never be found, because it is the essence of everything. Perhaps it cannot be found. Perhaps it has already been found, and we simply remain unaware of it. The turn from science to religion is also a turn from certainty in the empirical sphere to a human craving for the eternally beyond - that human cry that beaurocratic science often brutally snuffs out with its own cruel fundementalisms.
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