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The Crisis of the Modern World 2nd Edition

by  Arthur Osborne, Rene Guenon
The Crisis of the Modern World 2nd Edition,8186569111,9788186569115

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Publisher:Indica Books
Published In:2007
ISBN-10:8186569111
ISBN-13:9788186569115
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:0.53 lbs
Pages:pp. 142

The Title "The Crisis of the Modern World 2nd Edition" is written by Arthur Osborne. This book was published in the year 2007. The ISBN number 8186569111|9788186569115 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 2nd Edition edition. This book has total of pp. 142 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Indica Books. We have about 158 other great books from this publisher. The Crisis of the Modern World 2nd Edition is currently Available with us.

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In the first half of this century, A French man, Rene Guenon (1886-195 1), struck the conscience of the Western world by reminding it about the spiritual knowledge that was at the heart of all traditional civilizations but that the modern Western world had completely lost sight of, and urged it earnestly to recover it before it would be too late. A profound knower of Hindu, Islamic, Taoist and other traditions, Guenon expounded, in the same way as Coomaraswamy with whom he regularly corresponded, the traditional metaphysics which gave a unity beyond the forms to the apparently different traditions of mankind. Though completely ignored by the official academic world, his message inspired quite A Few seekers, and almost 50 years after his death his books are regularly recited and his influence grows steadily.

In The Crisis of the Modern World, published for the first time in 1927, he writes a relentless and radical criticism of the modern world, revealing its shallowness and its spiritual destitution when confronted with the traditional civilizations. 70 years later, his words are still amazingly present and fully valid, but there is something that has definitely changed: the traditional East that Guenon sets against the modern West has disappeared in a great measure as Asia has taken, by its own choice or by the force of circumstances, to the same road than the West. The reflexions of Guenon about the modern world are in a big extent applicable to the India of today, in danger of being submerged by the strong flow of modern ways and conceptions and of forgetting the spiritual base that was always the foundation of its civilization and that was the main cause for its unique survival through so many centuries.

Contents

Foreword

1. The Dark Age
2. The Opposition Between East and West
3. Knowledge and Action
4. Sacred and Profane Science
5. Individualism
6. The Social Chaos
7. A Material Civilization
8. Western Encroachment
9. Some Conclusions