Logic and Transcendence: A New Translation with Selected Letters

Logic and Transcendence: A New Translation with Selected Letters


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In this new edition of his most important philosophical work, Frithjof Schuon confronts the pitfalls of rationalism and relativism within modern philosophy. This new edition comprises a fully revised translation from the French original and contains an extensive Appendix with previously unpublished letters and other private writings.

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ISBN-13: 9781933316734
Publisher: World Wisdom
Publication date: 08/16/2009
Series: Writings of Frithjof Schuon
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface ix

Introduction 1

The Contradiction of Relativism 6

Abuse of the Ideas of the Concrete and the Abstract 16

Rationalism Real and Apparent 28

Concerning Proofs of God 48

The Argument from Substance 64

Evidence and Mystery 72

Oriental Dialectic and Its Roots in Faith 97

The Demiurge in North American Mythology 131

The Alchemy of the Sentiments 138

The Symbolism of the Hourglass 143

The Problem of Qualifications 150

Implications of the Love of God 163

Understanding and Believing 171

The Servant and Union 181

The Nature and Function of the Spiritual Master 189

The Delivered One and the Divine Image 199

Truths and Errors Concerning Beauty 207

The Vow of Dharmakara 217

Man and Certainty 226

Appendix: Selections from Letters and Other Previously Unpublished Writings 235

The Theological and Metaphysical Ambiguity of the Word Ex 249

Editor's Notes 253

Glossary of Foreign Terms and Phrases 283

Index 295

Biographical Notes 307

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