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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 by way of drawing at the notable jump in human awareness that happened in the course of the Axial Age and on a cross-pollination of what are arguably the 3 so much entire integrative metatheories to be had at the present time: complicated idea, necessary idea and demanding realism – i.e. a posh imperative realism. via deploying the 3 integrative metatheories this publication recounts how the seeds of a couple of 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 in the course of the 20th century. It then discusses the treatments supplied by way of 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 easiest of premodernity, modernity and postmodernity inside of a posh necessary realist framework, this ebook should be of curiosity to scholars and students of the Axial Age, serious realism, imperative conception and complicated idea. it is going to additionally entice these attracted to a potential integration of the insights and information gleaned via technological know-how, spirituality and philosophy.

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