Rene Guenon on the realization of traditional knowledge [Full Text] ( Santos, Barbara Batista Giordano, John 2018-06-22T02:12:08Z 2018-06-22T02:12:08Z 2017
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the ‘metaphysical’ perspectives of the French philosopher named René Guénon. Although Guénon was French, he was often critical of Western ways of thinking. Especially with regard to the concept of the metaphysical. Turning to the etymology of the word metaphysics, for Guénon metaphysics stands for whatever lies ‘beyond physics.’ This is different than the Aristotelian understanding of metaphysics, since it is always directed to the idea of the natural sciences viewed as a whole. This is a kind of thinking recognized by ancient traditions. So based on this perspective of thought, Guénon is known as a traditionalist or perennial philosopher. The preservation of traditional knowledge is becoming an important issue today with the pressures of conformity with Western models of science and rationalism. So this paper will investigate his viewpoint on ‘realization of traditional knowledge’ and its relevance today. The conclusion of this study shows that this ‘realization’ can preserved by the harmonious integration of ‘theory’ and ‘practice’, where traditional practices of initiation, oral transmission, performance of rites and use of symbols, are in balance with modern forms of codification and information. en_US
dc.format.extent 21 pages en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.identifier.citation Prajna Vihara: The Journal of Philosophy and Religion 18, 2 (July-December 2017), 63-83 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1513-6442
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Assumption University Press en_US
dc.rights This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner. en_US
dc.rights.holder Assumption University en_US
dc.subject.other Prajna Vihara: -- Journal of Philosophy and Religion en_US
dc.subject.other Prajna Vihara: -- Journal of Philosophy and Religion -- 2017 en_US
dc.title Rene Guenon on the realization of traditional knowledge en_US
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mods.genre Journal Article en_US
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