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The essential René Guénon : metaphysics, tradition, and the crisis of modernity

Author: René Guénon; John Herlihy
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : World Wisdom ; [San Rafael, Calif.] : Sophia Perennis, ©2009.
Series: Perennial philosophy series.
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"A prolific writer and author of over 24 books, Rene Guenon was the founder of the Perennialist/Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought. Known for his discourses on the intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy of the modern world, symbolism, tradition, and the inner or spiritual dimension of religion, this book is a compilation of his most important writings. A key component of his thought was the  Read more...
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Guénon, René.
Essential René Guénon.
Bloomington, Ind. : World Wisdom ; [San Rafael, Calif.] : Sophia Perennis, ©2009
(DLC) 2009027980
(OCoLC)406159720
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: René Guénon; John Herlihy
ISBN: 9781935493532 1935493531
OCLC Number: 692328927
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 293 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Cover ""; ""Cover ""; ""About the Author ""; ""About the Author ""; ""Series Page ""; ""Series Page ""; ""Title Page ""; ""Title Page ""; ""Copyright Page ""; ""Copyright Page ""; ""Table of Content ""; ""Table of Content ""; ""Preface ""; ""Preface ""; ""Introduction ""; ""Introduction ""; ""PART 1. THE MODERN WORLD""; ""PART 1. THE MODERN WORLD""; ""1. The Dark Age""; ""1. The Dark Age""; ""2. Sacred and Profane Science""; ""2. Sacred and Profane Science""; ""3. A Material Civilization""; ""3. A Material Civilization"" ""4. Introduction to The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times""""4. Introduction to The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times""; ""5. Quality and Quantity""; ""5. Quality and Quantity""; ""6. The Postulates of Rationalism""; ""6. The Postulates of Rationalism""; ""7. The End of a World""; ""7. The End of a World""; ""8. Civilization and Progress""; ""8. Civilization and Progress""; ""PART TWO --
THE METAPHYSICAL WORLD""; ""PART TWO --
THE METAPHYSICAL WORLD""; ""9. Eastern Metaphysics""; ""9. Eastern Metaphysics""; ""10. What is Meant by Tradition?"" ""10. What is Meant by Tradition?""""11. Essential Characteristics of Metaphysics""; ""11. Essential Characteristics of Metaphysics""; ""12. Metaphysical Realization""; ""12. Metaphysical Realization""; ""13. SanÄ?tana Dharma""; ""13. San?tana Dharma""; ""14. Some Remarks on the Doctrine of Cosmic Cycles""; ""14. Some Remarks on the Doctrine of Cosmic Cycles""; ""15. Foundation of the Theory of the Multiple States""; ""15. Foundation of the Theory of the Multiple States""; ""16. The Realization of the Being through Knowledge""; ""16. The Realization of the Being through Knowledge"" ""PART THREE --
THE HINDU WORLD""""PART THREE --
THE HINDU WORLD""; ""17. On the Exact Meaning of the Word “Hinduâ€?""; ""17. On the Exact Meaning of the Word?Hindu?""; ""18. Perpetuity of the Veda""; ""18. Perpetuity of the Veda""; ""19. The Law of Manu""; ""19. The Law of Manu""; ""20. Principles Governing the Institution of Caste""; ""20. Principles Governing the Institution of Caste""; ""21. Yoga""; ""21. Yoga""; ""22. General Remarks on the VedÄ?nta""; ""22. General Remarks on the Ved?nta""; ""23. The Vital Center of the Human Being""; ""23. The Vital Center of the Human Being"" ""24. The Degrees of Individual Manifestation""""24. The Degrees of Individual Manifestation""; ""25. Buddhi or the Higher Intellect""; ""25. Buddhi or the Higher Intellect""; ""26. Final Deliverance""; ""26. Final Deliverance""; ""PART FOUR --
THE TRADITIONAL WORLD""; ""PART FOUR --
THE TRADITIONAL WORLD""; ""27. Kabbalah""; ""27. Kabbalah""; ""28. The Symbolism of the Grail""; ""28. The Symbolism of the Grail""; ""29. Islamic Esoterism""; ""29. Islamic Esoterism""; ""30. Taoism and Confucianism""; ""30. Taoism and Confucianism""; ""31. Rite and Symbol""; ""31. Rite and Symbol""
Series Title: Perennial philosophy series.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by John Herlihy ; introduction by Martin Lings.

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