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 via drawing at the impressive jump in human attention that happened in the course of the Axial Age and on a cross-pollination of what are arguably the 3 such a lot accomplished integrative metatheories to be had this present day: advanced inspiration, fundamental concept and demanding realism – i.e. a fancy fundamental realism. via 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 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 quintessential realist framework, this e-book may be of curiosity to scholars and students of the Axial Age, severe realism, critical conception and intricate concept. it is going to additionally attract these attracted to a potential integration of the insights and data gleaned through technological know-how, spirituality and philosophy.
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