1st Edition

Pluriverse (Routledge Revivals)
An Essay in the Philosophy of Pluralism

ISBN 9781138018198
Published July 20, 2015 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Pluriverse, the final work of the American poet and philosopher Benjamin Paul Blood, was published posthumously in 1920. After an experience of the anaesthetic nitrous oxide during a dental operation, Blood came to the conclusion that his mind had been opened, that he had undergone a mystical experience, and that he had come to a realisation of the true nature of reality.

This title is the fullest exposition of Blood’s esoteric Christian philosophy-cum-theology, which, though deemed wildly eccentric by commentators both during his lifetime and later in the twentieth century, was nonetheless one of the most influential sources for American mystical-empiricism. In particular, Blood’s thought was a major inspiration for William James, and can be seen to prefigure the latter’s concept of Sciousness directly.

Table of Contents

Introduction ; 1. Duplexity  2. Idealism  3. Monism  4. Cause  5. Self-Relation  6. The Negative  7. Ancillary Unity and the Present Tense  8. Jesus and Free Will  9. The Anaesthetic Revelation;  Supplementary Essay: The Poetical Alphabet

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