A Complex Integral Realist Perspective: Towards A New Axial by Paul Marshall

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 through drawing at the awesome jump in human awareness that happened through the Axial Age and on a cross-pollination of what are arguably the 3 such a lot accomplished integrative metatheories on hand this day: advanced concept, imperative thought and demanding realism – i.e. a posh imperative realism. through 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 through the 20th century. It then discusses the treatments supplied via 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 simplest of premodernity, modernity and postmodernity inside a fancy crucial realist framework, this booklet could be of curiosity to scholars and students of the Axial Age, severe realism, essential concept and intricate inspiration. it is going to additionally attract these drawn to a potential integration of the insights and information gleaned by means of technological know-how, spirituality and philosophy.

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