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By Mark Anderson

natural: Modernity, Philosophy, and the only is an experimental paintings of philosophy within which the writer aspires to imagine his as far back as a "premodern" worldview derived from the philosophical culture of Platonism. To this finish he makes an attempt to spot and elucidate the elemental highbrow assumptions of modernity and to topic those assumptions to a serious assessment from the viewpoint of Platonic metaphysics. the writer addresses a large diversity of topics - from ethics, politics, metaphysics, and technology to the philosophies of Plato, Plotinus, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche - with out wasting sight of the one goal of formulating a premodern viewpoint towards modernity. The paintings culminates in a chain of essays at the perform of purification, a sort of highbrow and religious self-discipline stated via old and medieval philosophers alike to be an important initial to metaphysical perception. natural is trained all through via rigorous scholarship, however it isn't an "academic" paintings. the writer avoids the plodding and professorial tone common of up to date philosophical study in desire of a meditative and aphoristic sort. The publication, briefly, is realized with no being pedantic. Readers attracted to the historical past of philosophy and the highbrow roots of the difficulty of modernity will locate in natural huge topic for reflection.

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