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The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times
The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times

The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times

by Rene Guenon

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Language

English

Publisher

Munshiram Manoharlal

ISBN

8121509777 - Year: 2000 - Pages: 363

Binding

Paperback

Rene Guenon
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Author: Rene Guenon
Translator(s): Lord Northbourne
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 363
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8121509777

Description

The present volume carries the discussion forward that was initiated by the author in his book, namely, La Crise du Monde Moderne. As the title of the book suggests, the author
has been deeply concerned with the malady that has gripped the modern civilization.

While analyzing the sickness of contemporary civilization, he author has equally concerned itself with the study of such traditional societies, particularly the societies of the Orient, which still maintain unbroken continuity between the past and the present. As to whether this historical continuity will continue into the future is a mute question, as most of the Oriental Societies are giving in to the pressures that Westernization ahs unleashed.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

RENE GUENON (1886-1951) is without doubt one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Frithjof Schuon has said of him hat he had the central function of restoring the great principles of traditional metaphysics to Western awareness and he added that Guenon gave proof of a universality of understanding that for centuries had had no parallel in the Western world.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER

Quality and Quantity
Materia Signata Quantitate
Measure and Manifestation
Spatial Quantity and Qualified Space
The Qualitative Determinations of Time
The Principle of Individuation
Uniformity Against Unity
Ancient Crafts and Modern Industry
The Two-Fold Significance of Anonymity
The Illusion of Statistics
Unity and Simplicity
The Hatred of Secrecy
The Postulates of Rationalism
Mechanism and Materialism
The Illusion of Ordinary Life
The Degeneration of Coinage
The Solidification of the World
Scientific Mythology and Popularization
The Limits of History and Geography
From Sphere to Cube
Cain and Abel
The Significance of Metallurgy
Time Changed into Space
Towards dissolution
The Fissures in the Great Wall
Chamanism and Sorcery
Psychic Residues
The Successive Stages in Anti-Traditional Action
Deviation and Subversion
The Inversion of Symbols
Tradition and Traditionalism
Neo-Spiritualism
Contemporary Intuitionism
The Misdeeds of Psycho-Analysis
The Confusion of the Psychic and the Spiritual
Pseudo-Initiation
The Deceptiveness of Prophecies
From Anti-Tradition to Counter-Tradition
The Great Parody, or Spirituality Inverted
The End of a World

NOTES

INDEX

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