By Paul Marshall
This booklet 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 through drawing at the extraordinary bounce in human awareness that happened through the Axial Age and on a cross-pollination of what are arguably the 3 such a lot complete integrative metatheories on hand at the present time: advanced proposal, quintessential conception and demanding realism – i.e. a posh fundamental realism. by means of deploying the 3 integrative metatheories this booklet 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 ecu modernity after which challenged during the 20th century. It then discusses the treatments supplied by means of the 3 integrative philosophies, treatments that experience prepared the ground 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 can be of curiosity to scholars and students of the Axial Age, serious realism, necessary idea and intricate suggestion. it's going to additionally attract these attracted to a potential integration of the insights and information gleaned via technological know-how, spirituality and philosophy.
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