Friday, February 19, 2010

Form & force

Product Description: Along the way, she engages with the concepts and claims of Spinoza, Nietzsche, Thoreau, Darwin, Adorno, and Deleuze, disclosing a long history of thinking about vibrant matter in Western philosophy, including attempts by Kant, Bergson, and the embryologist Hans Driesch to name the “vital force” inherent in material forms. Bennett concludes by sketching the contours of a “green materialist” ecophilosophy.]

Taming the “vital force” is vital to the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and integral to Integral Yoga.  The Western perspective, in contrast, woefully lacks the awareness of its supple action that derives from the realm of the supreme. [TNM] 

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