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48583

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

The juxtaposition between naturalist-monism (mortalism) and idealist-dualism (immortalism) is central to the human condition and integral to Western
Brian Barrington
Jun 21
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48582

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

(Universalist) intellectual histories (the type one finds notably in government-sponsored textbooks) are not philosophy; they mistake philosophy for their own
aldiladellenuvole
Jun 15
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48581

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

Mr. Barrington, "It is not necessary to attack moderns in general in response to Nietzsche and Heidegger. Why not just avoid being excessively influenced by
sauwelios
Jun 11
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48580

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

There is a distinction between ancient and modern but it is not philosophically fundamental in the same way that, say, the essential, transhistorical
Brian Barrington
Jun 11
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48579

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

Mr. Barrington, the Ancient-Modern divide is not dispelled by the Procrustean Bed of universalist intellectual histories. Only one dimension of Hegel's thought
aldiladellenuvole
Jun 9
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48578

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

Hegel describes his thought-world as a circle by which he means that no aspect of it should be abstracted from any of the other aspects. If you enter at any
Brian Barrington
Jun 8
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48577

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

Hegel's Logic, Mr. Barrington, is not one part, but the foundation of H's work. As for Kant’s apriori's (incl. the synthetic), to be clear, I referred to
aldiladellenuvole
Jun 7
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48576

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

In my view Nietzsche is an over-rated polemicist whose current philosophical reputation will in all likelihood not last. Nietzsche's primary appeal is as a
Brian Barrington
Jun 7
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48575

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

Mr. Barrington, "Kant says that reason without experience is empty, and also that experience without reason is blind - that idea is at the centre of his
sauwelios
Jun 6
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48574

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

I would say that Hegel's "Logic", as well as his logic, are better described as DIALECTICAL rather than as formal or analytic - he tries to give a dialectical
Brian Barrington
Jun 6
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48573

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

Hegel's Logik is a Formal/Analytical entity replacing Christianity's Providence. It gains content through "History" (the conquest of nature), but in itself it
aldiladellenuvole
Jun 3
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48571

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

Hegel, it seems to me, thinks that human wisdom consists of the encyclopaedia of all essential ideas AND their opposite ideas. Since all perspectives contain
Brian Barrington
Jun 1
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48570

Hegel's Conquest of Nature vs. Strauss's Liberal Democracy

"Conquering nature": meaning of expression not self-evident. The modern project of conquest is based on a mechanistic reading of nature. Nature is susceptible
aldiladellenuvole
Jun 1
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48569

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

Mr. Barrington, You write: "Hegel describes the Logic as the thought of God before the creation of the world i.e. before the creation of time and of history.
sauwelios
May 31
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48568

Re: Michael Anton's Machiavelli or Leo Strauss' Machiavelli

Well, Marxists claim that Hegel logically and necessarily leads to Marx, and Nietzscheans claim that Hegel logically and necessarily leads to Nietzsche. I
Brian Barrington
May 31
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