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 recognition that happened through the Axial Age and on a cross-pollination of what are arguably the 3 so much finished integrative metatheories to be had at the present time: complicated suggestion, vital idea and demanding realism – i.e. a posh indispensable realism. by way 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 eu modernity after which challenged in the course of 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 simplest of premodernity, modernity and postmodernity inside a fancy necessary realist framework, this booklet could be of curiosity to scholars and students of the Axial Age, serious realism, imperative concept and intricate proposal. it is going to additionally attract 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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