The Reign of Quantity & the Signs of the Times

The Reign of Quantity & the Signs of the Times


The Reign of volume offers a concise yet accomplished view of the current situation on the earth, because it seems from the perspective of the 'ancient wisdom', previously universal either to the East and to the West, yet now virtually solely overpassed. the writer shows along with his fabled readability and directness the right nature of the fashionable deviation, and devotes designated awareness to the improvement of contemporary philosophy and technological know-how, and to the half performed via them, with their accompanying notions of growth and evolution, within the formation of the commercial and democratic society which we now regard as 'normal'. Guénon sees heritage as a descent from shape (or caliber) towards subject (or Quantity); yet after the Reign of Quantity-modern materialism and the 'rise of the masses'-Guénon predicts a reign of 'inverted caliber' earlier than the tip of the age: the triumph of the 'counter-initiation', the dominion of Antichrist. this article is taken into account the magnum opus between Guénon's texts of civilizational feedback, as is Symbols of Sacred technological know-how between his experiences on symbols and cosmology, and guy and His changing into in line with the Vedanta between his extra in simple terms metaphysical works.

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