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By Paul Beekman Taylor

The Philosophy of G.I.Gurdjieff --- This e-book fills a void in reports of Gurdjieff by way of focusing solely on his written philosophy, while earlier books have emphasised his oral educating and pedagogical psychology. it's also the 1st analyzing of the 3 sequence of Gurdjieff's All and every thing as an natural complete, tracing the work's innovative exposition of an important dating among time, be aware and being. As such, Gurdjieff's exposition of the dynamic interaction of those thoughts handle significant matters through the technique of Western Philosophy. whereas Gurdjieff is related to have introduced japanese knowledge to Western technological strength, he proves himself conversant with the key clinical and philosophical matters in either West and East cultural historical past. This examine covers Gurdjieff's suggestions of subjective and aim time, time as strength and time as area. It exposes his exposition of the universality of semiotic expressions within the arts-dance, theatre, weaving, and writing - opposing a normal devolution of man's linguistic capacities in mundane social contexts comparable to ads, journalism and enterprise. His ontology, or technology of being, is published as factor of the financial system of time and use of languages. the 3 sequence of his work-exoteric, mesoteric and esoteric-develop those rules incrementally not just within the context of Western idea but in addition within the gentle of close to and much japanese knowledge literature. How his rules live to tell the tale at the present time is the book's ultimate attention. Paul Beekman Taylor, born in London, lived with Gurdjieff as an toddler on the Prieuré and labored with him in 1948 and 1949. He studied within the usa and Norway earlier than assuming the put up of Professor of Medieval English languages and literatures in Geneva the place he now lives.

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