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Pluriverse (Routledge Revivals)

An Essay in the Philosophy of Pluralism, 1st Edition

By Benjamin Paul Blood


264 pages

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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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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology