The Reign Of Quantity And The Signs Of The Times / Edition 3

The Reign Of Quantity And The Signs Of The Times / Edition 3

by Rene Guenon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0900588683

ISBN-13: 9780900588686

Pub. Date: 05/23/2004

Publisher: Sophia Perennis

The Reign of Quantity gives a concise but comprehensive view of the present state of affairs in the world, as it appears from the point of view of the 'ancient wisdom', formerly common both to the East and to the West, but now almost entirely lost sight of. The author indicates with his fabled clarity and directness the precise nature of the modern deviation, and

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The Reign of Quantity gives a concise but comprehensive view of the present state of affairs in the world, as it appears from the point of view of the 'ancient wisdom', formerly common both to the East and to the West, but now almost entirely lost sight of. The author indicates with his fabled clarity and directness the precise nature of the modern deviation, and devotes special attention to the development of modern philosophy and science, and to the part played by them, with their accompanying notions of progress and evolution, in the formation of the industrial and democratic society which we now regard as 'normal'. Guénon sees history as a descent from Form (or Quality) toward Matter (or Quantity); but after the Reign of Quantity-modern materialism and the 'rise of the masses'-Guénon predicts a reign of 'inverted quality' just before the end of the age: the triumph of the 'counter-initiation', the kingdom of Antichrist. This text is considered the magnum opus among Guénon's texts of civilizational criticism, as is Symbols of Sacred Science among his studies on symbols and cosmology, and Man and His Becoming according to the Vedanta among his more purely metaphysical works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780900588686
Publisher:
Sophia Perennis
Publication date:
05/23/2004
Edition description:
Rev
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
473,596
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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