Genremos [gɛn ˈrɛ mos] (Ver. Žendrom, Bar. Gêrem) (fl. 1390-1430) was the greatest of Cadhinorian philosophers (rivaled only by Ilcorea). Born in Su:as province (in what is now Barakhún), he eventually became a friend of the emperor Benoras and helped enact certain legal reforms in the empire. Most importantly, though, he was instrumental in turning pagan philosophy towards empiricism.
Reacting against the prevailing thought of his day, which tended toward abstraction (and its attendant ills of superstition and disdain for the physical), Genremos recommended careful observation of the physical world. Instead of rhetorical elegance, he preferred practical experience and accuracy: in effect, he was, if not the father, the grandfather of soa žuyse onteca.
In his theological tract Eta Aďát ("On Godhead") Genremos expounded his idea of an impersonal, non-anthropomorphic deity (of whom Enäron might be just a rough approximation), and downplayed the importance of uestî—or even iliî—in the cosmic scheme of things.
His magnum opus, the Amrabi, discusses both the laws of men and natural laws, and in his Eta elut er dobre ("On the dual nature of the Good") he ponders the effect of society on individual morality (and vice versa).
Genremos's forays into the physical sciences (page turners such as "Medicinal herbs", "The life of animals", and "The movement of the planets") were advanced for his time, though they have since been emended or superseded by later scientific discoveries.
As such an important figure in Caďinorian thought, Genremos has inspired many later works. Critiquing his materialistic philosophy, Ilcorea wrote his Eta Itian ("On the Soul"). More recently, Šm Revouse wrote Este Žendrom (“Great Genremos”), an introduction to his ideas for the general public.
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