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59658Re: Poking at nothing

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  • Jim
    Apr 8, 2013

      Thanks - that sounds quite a project. My problem is I start off on such projects but tend to get distracted and diverted after a while.

      However I note the books you refer to. I have never read any Schelling but I guess reading some of his stuff will make Hegel more accessible as Hegel was responding partly to Schelling as his immediate predecessor in the post-Kantian philosophers.

      I agree the Schelling/Hegel/Zizek account of these issues is probably a radical alternative to what Krauss and Holt offer.


      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, eupraxis@... wrote:
      > Jim, all,
      > Apropos the question of Nothing, I recommend Zizek's The Indivisible Remainder, which I am rereading just now. I can also recommend Schelling's late works, Of Human Freedom (Philosophische Untersuchungen über das Wesen der menschlichen Freiheit ...), and Ages of the World.
      > About a year and a half ago, I purchased a nice and rather fat leather journal and a nice Parker fountain pen and began an experiment that is soon to conclude: I began with a question and made this question the more or less single thread of the whole text. I began with Descartes' ontology and brought it through (among other things) Schelling's insight into Void/Desire/Individuation as ontology, Hegel's Logic, Nietzsche's Will-to-Power as Nature, and so on, and began an earnest critique of scientific reductionism as the warp of the religious woof. This has been one long meditation. Quite an experience. In any case, Schelling has haunted much of the writing.
      > My esteem for Schelling cannot be exaggerated. The Zizek text tackles Schelling in a surprisingly readable and thought provoking way.
      > Just a thought.
      > Wil
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