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Beyond the Modern Western Mind Set

by Huston Smith - 1981

The Western mind set, or naturalism, is firmly entrenched. The clue to its existence is that an epistemology which aims relentlessly at control rules out the possibility of transcendence in principle. (Source: ERIC)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 82 Number 3, 1981, p. 434-457
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 964, Date Accessed: 8/4/2020 4:22:15 PM

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  • Huston Smith
    Syracuse University
    Huston Smith is Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and adjunct professor of philosophy at Syracuse University. He is author of Condemned to Meaning, the John Dewey Lectures for 1964, The Purposes of Higher Education, The Religions of Man, Dialogue on Science, and Forgotten Truth: The Primordial Tradition. He is currently working on a new book.
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