The Lindisfarne Tapes

Seyyed Hossein Nasr: The Metaphysical and Cosmological Roots of the Ecological Crisis

Episode Summary

Iranian Islamic philosopher and polymath, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, offers a spiritual and historical account of the ecological crisis and emphasizes the need to rediscover the Sacred. Nasr is a Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University and author of The Garden of Truth; The Encounter Between Man and Nature; and Science and Civilization in Islam. (Episode photo courtesy of George Washington University)

Episode Notes

The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. In 2021, the Schumacher Center used the digital audio to create the Lindisfarne Tapes Podcast. Reposting should include acknowledgment of Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.

Nasr delivered this lecture in 1976 for a Lindisfarne Guest Lectures Series.