The One and the Many: Universalism and the Vision of Unity
At the beginning of the 20th century a second scientific revolution was set in motion with Einstein's theory of relativity and the discovery of ... Show synopsis At the beginning of the 20th century a second scientific revolution was set in motion with Einstein's theory of relativity and the discovery of quantum mechanics. This new physics influenced the philosophers of the day -- but only until 1910, when materialistic philosophy took hold, and its supporters insisted that metaphysical principles be verified. Nicholas Hagger has revived this philosophical tradition and defined a new philosophy -- Universalism. In The One and the Many, Hagger makes an impassioned plea for a civilization inspired by a renewed vision and demonstrates how secular humanism has led to a dead end in all the disciplines. He outlines his hopes and fears for future world government which will operate either on Universalist benevolent principles or as an anarchic global empire run by big business.