The Passion of the Western Mind

An historical account of the evolution of Western culture, from the ancient Greeks to the postmodern era

Author: Richard Tarnas

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: UOM:39015021817310

Category: Civilization, Western.

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An historical account of the evolution of Western culture, from the ancient Greeks to the postmodern era

The Passion Of The Western Mind

Bringing it All Back Home Many generalizations could be made about the history of the Western mind. but today perhaps the most immediately obvious is that it has been from start to finish an overwhelmingly masculine phenomenon: Socrates ...

Author: Richard Tarnas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407053998

Category: History

Page: 562

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The Passion of the Western Mind is a complete guide to Western civilisation and the philosophical ideas that have shaped our world view. From Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud, Richard Tarnas described profound philosophical concepts simply, but without simplifying them. Ten years in the making, The Passion of the Western Mind was hailed as an instant classic on publication. In it, Tarnas provides a compelling account of the evolution of the Western mind and its changing conception of reality. Advances on several fronts - in philosophy, psychology, religous studies and the history of science - have shed new light on this remarkable evolution and Tarnas draws together these advances to set forth a new perspective for understanding out culture's intellectual and spiritual history. The result is a complete liberal education in a single volume.

War in Heaven Heaven on Earth

Richard Tarnas, The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped our World View (New York: Ballantine Books, 1991), 398. 2. I understand postmodernity to be characterized by the following four points: it is (1) ...

Author: Stephen D. O'Leary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317488842

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The apocalypse is a motif that lies behind many religious beliefs and practices. 'War in Heaven/Heaven on Earth' theorizes the apocalyptic as it has arisen in a variety of religious traditions, from Native American religion to Islam in Northern Nigeria and new terrorist movements. Millennial theory and history are explored from the perspective of social psychology, sociology and post-modern philosophy. The volume is unique in applying an analysis of millennial themes to a comparative study of religion.

The Way of Psychology

Tarnas, The Passion of the Western Mind, p. 200. 23. Ibid., p. 197-201. 24. Leahey, A History of Psychology, p. 58. 25. Ibid., p. 58. 26. Tarnas, The Passion of the Western Mind, pp. 188-190. 27. Leahey, A History of Psychology, p. 63.

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Publisher: The Way of Psychology

ISBN: 9789716918311

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The Other Worldview

Tarnas, Passion of the Western Mind, 405 [emphasis mine]. 201. Richard Tarnas, The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View (New York: Ballantine, 1991), 402. 203. Richard Tarnas, The Passion ...

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Kirkdale Press

ISBN: 9781577996231

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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"A must-read for every concerned American--and especially for every Christian who weeps at the graveside of his culture." --R.C. Sproul A cataclysmic change has occurred as our culture has shifted toward belief in "Oneism." Every religion and philosophy fits into one of two basic worldviews: "Oneism" asserts that everything is essentially one, while "Twoism" affirms an irreducible distinction between creation and Creator. The Other Worldview exposes the pagan roots of Oneism, traces its spread throughout Western culture, and demonstrates its inability to save. "For bodily holiness and transformed thinking . . . we depend entirely on one amazing thing: the incredibly powerful message of the Gospel to a sinful world, which is the ultimate expression and goal of Twoism. The only hope is in Christ alone."

Return to the One

free - flowing education , information , and technology , an Indian computer scientist may have a Western mind , while her American tai chi instructor may have an Eastern mentality . I don't have an ironclad definition of the Western ...

Author: Brian Hines

Publisher: Unlimited Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1588321002

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 369

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In the Enneads, 3rd century mystic philosopher Plotinus synthesized a thousand years of accumulated Greek wisdom with his own profound mystical experiences. What is the nature of God? Of spirit? Of soul? In what fashion can God be realized? How can the validity of spiritual experiences be tested? Return to the One presents Plotinus's compelling answers to such ageless questions in a refreshing modern style. Whatever your spiritual beliefs, you will find yourself challenged and stimulated by Plotinus's matchless blend of rationality and mysticism.

Economic Globalisation as Religious War

45 Tarnas, The Passion of the Western Mind, pp. 55 Adam Smith, 'History of Astronomy,' in Essays on Philosophical. 245–246. 46 Leach, Land of Desire, pp. 3–12. 47 Tarnas, The Passion of the Western Mind, p. 243.

Author: Michael McKinley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134319657

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Using a critical theory approach to analyze the globalization of the world economy, this provocative and topical new book presents economic globalization not as a recent development, but rather as a familiar process that has occurred throughout history. Michael McKinley argues that it is ultimately a self-serving, arbitrary and destructive imperial project that should be viewed as a religious war.

Who Guards the Guardians

In the last analysis , what was real was the particular thing outside the mind , not the mind's concept of that thing . 87 Universals , Ockham argued , are not ... R. , The Passion of the Western Mind op . cit . , p.202 . See Ockham .

Author: Peter Raine

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761825819

Category: Philosophy

Page: 345

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In the modern era, solutions to many environmental problems appear to be beyond the reach of a dialogue based solely on argumentation, dialectics, and the presentation of 'evidence.' The purpose of this study is to construct a bridge between incommensurable ways of perceiving reality, a bridge that can facilitate dialogue across worldview boundaries on environmental issues. This book attempts to link ecology, philosophy, and theology through an exploration of a new model of intercultural dialogue. Case studies provide practical and theoretical applications, which lead to a deeper understanding of not only environmental guardianships but also the fundamental relationship between human beings and nature's being. This book attempts to link ecology, philosophy, and theology through an exploration of a new model of intercultural dialogue. Case studies provide practical and theoretical applications, which lead to a deeper understanding of not only environmental guardianships but also the fundamental relationship between human beings and nature's being.

The Closing Of The Western Mind

The contrast is developed in the conclusion of the first part of The Passion if the Western Mind, London, lot i, by R. Tamas. Chapter Four I . Iv The term Hellenistic. coined in the nineteenth century to describe the fusion between ...

Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446419267

Category: History

Page: 512

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The conversion of the emperor Constantine to Christianity in 368 AD brought a transformation to Christianity and to western civilization, the effects of which we still feel today. Previously, the Roman empire had absorbed and sustained the Greek intellectual tradition which, in the astronomy of Ptolemy, the medicine of Galen and the philosophy of Plotinus, reached new heights. Constantine turned Rome from the relatively open, tolerant and pluralistic civilisation of the Hellenistic world, towards a culture that was based on the rule of fixed authority. The century after Constantine's conversion saw the development of an alliance between church and state which stifled freedom of thought and the tradition of Greek rationalism which was intrinsic to it. The churches enjoyed enormous patronage and exemptions from tax, and in return allowed the emperors to take on the definition and enforcement of an increasingly narrow religious orthodoxy. This book explores how the European mind was closed by the revolution of the fourth century. It looks at the rise of the 'divine' monarch, the struggle as Christianity painfully separated itself from Judaism, the conflict between faith and reason, and the problems in finding any kind of rational basis for Christian theology. In these centuries, a turning-point for Western civilisation, we see the development of Christian anti-Semitism, the origins of the opposition of religion and science and the roots of Christianity's discomfort with sex, issues which haunt the Christian churches to this day. The Closing of the Western Mind is a major work of history. Wide-ranging and ambitious, its central theme is the relationship between the two wellsprings of our civilisation, the Judaeo-Christian and the Greco-Roman, and how the tensions between them have created the culture in which we continue to live, think and believe.