Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What is Tradition?

In view of the fact that KKM Architects are guided in their approach to design by the Traditional Philosophy of Art we would like to include on this blog, posts on this Philosophy and the larger World-view which informs it. As an introduction we would like to address the question of what one means by the word "Tradition". Hence the following post of Seyyed Hossein Nasr's talk clarifying the term and its related ideas.

S. H. Nasr:
"The Recovery of the Sacred: 
Tradition and Perennialism in the Contemporary World"
The above talk was given at the Sacred Web Conference on "Tradition in the Modern World" held in Edmonton at The University of Alberta, September 2006. In the talk, he explains central Traditionalist terms, concepts, and contributions, including "the sense of the sacred," Tradition, scientism, Beauty, metaphysics, and the important role of Tradition in current times. 

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