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Beyond the post-modern mind

Author: Huston Smith
Publisher: New York : Crossroad, ©1982.
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In Beyond the Post-Modern Mind, Houston Smith challenges the premises of our current Western ethos as a whole and points beyond to a new synthesis. Echoing the opening words of Dante's Divine Comedy, Professor Smith views our present age "as a dark wood, where the right road [is] wholly lost and gone." Less poetically, he would agree with John Dewey that the reigning characteristic of modernity is "despair of an  Read more...
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Smith, Huston.
Beyond the post-modern mind.
New York : Crossroad, ©1982
(OCoLC)741711185
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Huston Smith
ISBN: 0824504577 9780824504571
OCLC Number: 7977508
Description: xiii, 201 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one : dark wood --
On living without order: the revolution in Western thought --
The continued drive for meaning : the death and rebirth of metaphysics --
Part two : a clearing --
The stable backdrop : perennial philosophy, primordial tradition --
Part three : looking around: an angle on our times --
Higher education : excluded knowledge --
The humanities : flakes of fire, handfuls of light --
Theology : science and technology: the unstable detente --
A footnote on Teilhard de Chardin --
Part four : the way out --
Beyond the modern Western mind-set --
Checkpoints --
The sacred unconscious --
The incredible assumption.
Responsibility: Huston Smith.

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In Beyond the Post-Modern Mind, Houston Smith challenges the premises of our current Western ethos as a whole and points beyond to a new synthesis. Echoing the opening words of Dante's Divine Comedy, Professor Smith views our present age "as a dark wood, where the right road [is] wholly lost and gone." Less poetically, he would agree with John Dewey that the reigning characteristic of modernity is "despair of an integrated outlook," or with The Chronicles of Higher Education that it is "loss of faith in transcendence."

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