Meditations of Global First Philosophy: Quest for the Missing Grammar of Logos

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In Meditations of Global First Philosophy, Ashok K. Gangadean builds on decades of research on the emergence of global reason to trace the roots of logos in different cultural milieux. Gangadean crosses into the uncharted frontier of global consciousness, global wisdom, and global first philosophy to illustrate that there is a primal force—a global logos—that is the generative source of our diverse worldviews, cultures, religions, philosophies, perspectives, and disciplinary orientations.
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About the author

Ashok K. Gangadean is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Haverford College and the Founder and Director of the Global Dialogue Institute. He is the author of Between Worlds: The Emergence of Global Reason and Meditative Reason: Toward Universal Grammar.

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SUNY Press
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Published on
Oct 22, 2008
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Pages
328
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ISBN
9780791477533
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / Eastern
Philosophy / General
Philosophy / Metaphysics
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