Cosmos and Transcendence


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Cosmos and Transcendence: Breaking Through the Barrier of Scientistic Belief 

Third Edition

The book has a twofold content and aim: on the one hand it offers a radical critique of the modern world, and on the other it seeks to expound a timeless wisdom. And the second end presupposes the first: for so long as we have not “broken through the barrier of scientistic belief” as the subtitle has it, that timeless wisdom—that veritable sophia perennis—remains inaccessible.

With its incisive expository and critique of a veritable “rogues’ gallery” of modern thinkers, this volume is foundational to the reclamation of the intellectual high ground in the ideological war being waged against our reason and humanity by the goliath of Scientism.

“We are astounded to see the revival of philosophical doctrines long thought to be dead in a scientific context… This book will repay study, especially its brilliant third chapter ‘Lost Horizons’.”
John C. Caiazza, Modern Age

About the Author
Wolfgang Smith graduated from Cornell at age eighteen with majors in physics, mathematics, and philosophy. He subsequently contributed a theoretical solution to the re-entry problem for space flight. After taking his doctorate in mathematics at Columbia, he served for thirty years as professor of mathematics at M.I.T., U.C.L.A., and Oregon State University. Smith then devoted himself to correcting the fallacies of scientistic belief, focusing on foundational problems pertaining to quantum theory and visual perception by way of the traditional tripartite cosmology.