Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Symbols and paradoxes; pseudonym, irony and masks

[Re: The Melodrama of Difference Science, Culture and Integral Yoga
Debashish on Thu 16 Jul 2009 09:03 AM PDT Profile Permanent Link ...the languaging of the Vedas and Upanishads as holding a power of revelation in their symbols and paradoxes...
Postmodernism follows a similar trajectory in language constellation. At the head of this transformation stands Nietzsche with his aphoristic intuitive thinking, but the theory of such languaging receives it genealogical disclosure in Heidegger. Similar to Sri Aurobindo, Heidegger points to the turning away from the Other initiated in Greek thought from the Philosophical cycle begun with Socrates. He thus draws attention to the utterance of the Pre-Socratic thinkers, which may be, both in time and content, allied to that of the late Upanishads. The subsequent languaging of postmodern thinking follows this "clearing" opened up by Heidegger. DB

[Part I: Kierkegaard’s Socratic Task from Per Caritatem by Cynthia R. Nielsen
A guest post by Eric Lee, Doctoral Student of Theology, University of Nottingham
A warm thanks to Cynthia for inviting me to write a series of guest posts on Søren Kierkegaard. It is a welcome opportunity to serve as a kind of ‘midwife’
[1] to a Kierkegaardian text that usually does not receive very much attention.[2] ... If it was not already apparent through Kierkegaard’s continual use of irony and masks throughout his pseudonymous works-and even though Kierkegaard declares Socrates a “hero” in his Concept of Irony[15] dissertation before beginning his official authorship with Either/Or-Kierkegaard reminds us at the end of his life in The Moment and in his journals of the utmost importance of the person of Socrates for his work.]

Although Banerji begins with Nietzsche, it may be examined whether Kierkegaard can be credited. [TNM]

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