The following is the first half of the article. The second installment will be available within a week from publication of this one. Philosophical Propaedeutics Philosophy’s very first utterance, according to Aristotle, present us with two seemingly incompatible positions: the unity of all, as posited by one causative principle (archē)...Continue reading »
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The best interpretations of Spinoza’s philosophy would lead us to believe that, for Spinoza, religion is superstition. Henry Allison’s account is an excellent example.1 As he proceeds to discuss Spinoza’s views concerning revelation, scripture and religion, the subject matter of the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus, Allison writes: Spinoza’s general attitude to...Continue reading »
Love Strong as Death – Jews against Heidegger, On the Issue of Finitude – Part 2 (Agata Bielik-Robson)
The following is the second of a two-part series. The first segment was published on July 25, 2016 and can be accessed here. Another Finitude – Rosenzweig versus Heidegger Thus, even if not completely in accord with Heidegger” “letter,” Blanchot’s deconstructive reading allows to see the shadow thrown...Continue reading »
Love Strong as Death – Jews against Heidegger, On the Issue of Finitude – Part 1 (Agata Bielik-Robson)
This article is published in two parts. The second portion will appear on August 1. I have set before you life and death: choose life. – Deuteronomy 30:19 Finitude is not the being-finished-off of an existent […] butting up against and stumbling over its own limit (its contingency,...Continue reading »
Jesus, who was concerned till manhood with his own personal development, was free from the contagious sickness of his age and his people; free from the inhibited inertia which expends its one activity on the common needs and conveniences of life; free too from the ambition and other...Continue reading »