By Paul Marshall
This ebook sketches the contours of a imaginative and prescient that strikes past the dominant paradigm or worldview that underlies and governs modernity (and postmodernity). It does so via drawing at the amazing jump in human realization that happened through the Axial Age and on a cross-pollination of what are arguably the 3 so much entire integrative metatheories on hand this present day: advanced notion, critical thought and demanding realism – i.e. a fancy quintessential realism. through deploying the 3 integrative metatheories this ebook recounts how the seeds of a few biases in the Western culture – analytical over dialectical, epistemology over ontology, presence over absence and external over inside – have been first sown in axial Greece, later consolidated in eu modernity after which challenged in the course of the 20th century. It then discusses the treatments supplied via the 3 integrative philosophies, treatments that experience cleared the path for a brand new imaginative and prescient.
Outlining a ‘new axial imaginative and prescient’ for the twenty-first century which integrates the simplest of premodernity, modernity and postmodernity inside of a fancy imperative realist framework, this e-book should be of curiosity to scholars and students of the Axial Age, serious realism, critical conception and complicated notion. it is going to additionally entice these attracted to a potential integration of the insights and information gleaned by means of technological know-how, spirituality and philosophy.
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