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Twelve Ways of Seeing the World

Philosophies and Archetypal Worldviews for Understanding Human Consciousness

December 2019
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    17th December 2019
  • ISBN 9781912480128
  • Pages 240 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9.25"

In Twelve Ways of Seeing the World, Mario Betti tries to make sense of the world through different lenses, framed as twelve archetypes; Phenomonalism, Sensualism, Materialism, Mathematism, Rationalism, Idealism, Psychism, Pneumatism, Monadism, Dynamism, Realism, and Humanus. He draws on the research of Rudolf Steiner, whose twelvefold typology of human and cosmic thought explores and validates each worldview from its own unique perspective. In this way Mario Betti intends to transform dogmatism to enable a deeper dialogue.

The book includes a study guide "World View by World View," which comprises templates for lesson structures and questions for discussion, assembled by the author and Kathelijne Drenth of the Cloverleaf Foundation, Netherlands.

Mario Betti

Mario Betti was born in Lucca, Italy in 1942.  As a young man, he loved the decathlon and  wanted to learn ten languages so as to understand people. Teaching philosophy at Alanus University in Germany, he enabled students explore the twelve world views.