What is Civilisation?

By: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

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This book asks fundamental questions, which are both piercing and incisive, in Coomaraswamyís inimitable style. The first essay delves deep into the Greek and Sanskrit roots of the word, civilization, its meaning and context. In one unbroken sweep a vast spectrum from Western and Eastern civilizations is covered. Coomaraswamyís quest for Philosophia Perennis, was an unceasing commitment. The essay on the "Pertinence of Philosophy" unpeels the diverse meanings of philosophy with the touch stone of his 'Credo'. The exploration of the nature of myth and symbol was another preoccupation. Four essays, in this volume, viz. ëMind and mythí, 'Symbols', ëInterpretation of Symbolsí and 'Symbolism of Archery' reflect the autumnal ripeness of Coomaraswamy's mind. The last two essays of the book are a befitting culmination of Coomaraswamyís journey as an art historian. Printed Pages: 204.

Title: What is Civilisation?

Author Name: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Categories: India, Philosophy,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2012

ISBN 13: 9788188808911

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 116741

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