New PDF release: Pure: Modernity, Philosophy, and the One

By Mark Anderson

ISBN-10: 1597310948

ISBN-13: 9781597310949

natural: Modernity, Philosophy, and the only is an experimental paintings of philosophy during which the writer aspires to imagine his as far back as a "premodern" worldview derived from the philosophical culture of Platonism. To this finish he makes an attempt to spot and elucidate the basic highbrow assumptions of modernity and to topic those assumptions to a severe evaluate from the viewpoint of Platonic metaphysics. the writer addresses a vast diversity of matters - from ethics, politics, metaphysics, and technological know-how to the philosophies of Plato, Plotinus, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche - with out wasting sight of the one target of formulating a premodern standpoint towards modernity. The paintings culminates in a chain of essays at the perform of purification, a kind of highbrow and religious self-discipline said by means of historical and medieval philosophers alike to be an important initial to metaphysical perception. natural is trained all through by means of rigorous scholarship, however it isn't an "academic" paintings. the writer avoids the plodding and professorial tone general of up to date philosophical learn in desire of a meditative and aphoristic type. The e-book, in brief, is discovered with out being pedantic. Readers drawn to the background of philosophy and the highbrow roots of the concern of modernity will locate in natural enormous topic for reflection.

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