Friday, March 07, 2008

Sri Aurobindo cures us of angst, alienation, and uncertainty

[Nov 26, 2007 7:13 AM Secularization: Updated with Linky Simondon Goodnessfrom Larval Subjects by larvalsubjects... If we take seriously the standpoint of immanence, we cannot treat such cultural shifts as the work of sovereign individuals (like Freud, Nietzsche, Marx, and Darwin) who came up with ideas of genius, but must instead ask what were the conditions under which such thinkers could be individuated in the first place, or rather what had changed socially and culturally for such possibilities to become thinkable?]

[Aims of Philosophy from Larval Subjects by larvalsubjects
The only constant is an abiding love of Lucretius, Spinoza, Whitehead, and Deleuze, coupled with an abiding distrust of those philosophical approaches which make the subject, language, or various cultural formations the lens through which everything else is filtered.]

[Postmodern Proto-Spirituality And The Current Global Turn To Religion
Roland Benedikter Well, if this “deconstructive” philosophy really produces such a crisis, it must be a healthy crisis. And indeed, it has been a very productive crisis, if we overview what late postmodern philosophy has, with all is weaknesses and failures, brought as deeply “purifying”, auto-critical impulse into traditional humanities and into the academic scene in the last three decades. And if the discovery of a “proto-spirituality” in late postmodern philosophy will now lead to a crisis in the paradigmatic academic understanding of “postmodernity” itself, be it welcome! ... For me, those young thinkers are the true followers of Nietzsche – because they are trying to go one step farther than postmodern Zeitgeist.]

[The will of the individual, even when completely free, could not act in an isolated independence, because the individual being and nature are included in the universal Being and Nature and dependent on the all-overruling Transcendence... Location: Home > E-Library > Works Of Sri Aurobindo > English > The Life Divine Volume-19 > The Ascent Towards Supermind]

[Any attempt to heighten inordinately the mental or exaggerate inordinately the vital man,—a Nietzschean supermanhood, for example,—can only colossalise the human creature, it cannot transform or divinise him. A different possibility opens if we can live within in the inner being and make it the direct ruler of life or station ourselves on the spiritual and intuitive planes of being and from there and by their power transmute our nature. The spiritual man is the sign of this new evolution, this new and higher endeavour of Nature... Document: Home > E-Library > Works Of Sri Aurobindo > English > The Life Divine Volume-19 > The Evolutionary Process— Ascent And Integration]

Sri Aurobindo solves all problems of philosophy and cures us of angst, alienation, and uncertainty. [TNM]

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