By Paul Marshall
This e-book 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 by means of drawing at the notable jump in human realization that happened throughout the Axial Age and on a cross-pollination of what are arguably the 3 such a lot finished integrative metatheories on hand at the present time: advanced inspiration, indispensable thought and important realism – i.e. a posh vital realism. via 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 eu modernity after which challenged through the 20th century. It then discusses the treatments supplied through 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 easiest of premodernity, modernity and postmodernity inside a posh essential realist framework, this e-book may be of curiosity to scholars and students of the Axial Age, severe realism, imperative conception and complicated notion. it's going to additionally entice these attracted to a potential integration of the insights and data gleaned by means of technological know-how, spirituality and philosophy.
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