Ouspensky, P. D.
The Cosmology of Man’s Possible Evolution


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The Cosmology of Man’s Possible Evolution: The Cosmological Lectures 1934-1940

Pyotr Demianovitch Ouspensky, author of Tertium Organum and A New Model of the Universe, was an emigre Russian philosopher, and one of the last major Russian thinkers whose thought in some ways took substantially different directions from those taken by modern Western philosophy. Although his work was wide in its scope, in his later life it manifested particularly in linking psychology and cosmology in a way intended to give a unified view of man and of his place in the world. About man he spoke of an ancient psychological teaching—gained from the enigmatic “G”—teaching which approached man not in terms of what he is but of what he may become. About the world he spoke in a way that integrated exactly with this classic view of man, the two views together forming a holistic concept of man in the world because, as he said, you cannot study man without studying the world in which he lives. These lectures reproduce word for word Ouspensky’s own manuscripts and so are in exactly the form in which he introduced these ideas—in London and later in substantially similar form in New York—a form carefully planned to establish the precision of language needed to study these difficult subjects.

The Cosmology of Man’s Possible Evolution, P. D. Ouspensky, Agora Books, 1989

Paperback. Octavo. New.