perennial philosophy

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perennial philosophy,

n a view that sees the world as divided into two aspects: the invisible, unified, unmanifest, implicit, mystical level of reality and the visible, manifold, manifest, explicit, material level of reality (the latter is understood as derived from and secondary to the former). Some regard the perennial philosophy as the universal philosophy common to all religions and spiritual traditions. Also called
philosophia perennis.
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A school of authors writing in the twentieth century called attention to this ancient metaphysical consensus and its absence in modernity under the rubric of philosophia perennis or perennial philosophy.
from the immutable riches of philosophia perennis (perennial
Schmidt-Biggemann, Wilhelm (1998) Philosophia perennis.
The fact that Joyce found Aquinas as helpful as he did is at one and the same time a sign, it would seem, of the philosophia perennis and of Joyce's own vast resourcefulness.
Steams's concentration on the individual (the one) is actually part of a longer philosophia perennis project to solve the problem of the one and the many.
Brandmuller proposes a thought experiment: what if the great world leaders of the modern era had been formed in the Christian principles of justice and charity and the philosophia perennis of Aristotle rather than in Hegelianism and Marxism?
Catholics refused to delight in the teleological emphases of John Dewey and William James, seeking instead to refine and rearticulate the philosophia perennis of Thomas Aquinas.
Farmer, Syncretism in the West: Pico's 900 Theses (Tempe: MRTS, 1998); and Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann, Philosophia perennis (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp 1998).
Solomon's insights, backed up here with moral reasoning culled from the philosophia perennis of Aristotle and Aquinas, and confirmed in the management philosophy of Peter F.
Shahzad should also be thanked for mentioning Rene Gurnon who, along with Frithjof Schuon and Ananda Coomaraswamy, should be much better known in ecumenical circles for the philosophia perennis that they taught.
Of course, this does not mean that the majority of contemporary analytic and continental philosophers are rushing to Aristotle and the philosophia perennis to be saved from their massive errors and unsolvable aporias.
On the other hand Ficino's philosophia perennis did represent an unfolding of wisdom through a golden chain of thinkers.