Saturday, December 05, 2009

Sri Aurobindo, Heidegger, Husserl, and Latour

[But I happen not to share the great enthusiasm for the philosophy-of-mind turn in our midst, especially when it comes from people who make no end of unkind remarks about such figures as Husserl and Latour, who are both of far greater importance than the Zeitgeist tends to imagine. And the Zeitgeist right now favors figures such as Badiou, Zizek, Deleuze, Lacan, Laruelle, a bit of Malabou and Metzinger lapping at the edges, etc. I like much of this stuff too, but it also has weaknesses of its own, and people need to have the freedom to address those weaknesses without explosions from those who like them.
Conversations cannot be one-way streets. My biggest intellectual disappointments in recent years were with those who constantly dumped on Heidegger, Husserl, and Latour in my presence, while exploding with rage whenever I raised the least concerns about Badiou, the Churchlands, etc. The basic principle is that one can’t be touchy when throwing first stones.
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from Object-Oriented Philosophy by doctorzamalek]

[Chapters two and three (The Two Negations) in Sri Aurobindo's THE LIFE DIVINE are excellent examples of why Idealism and Materialism are only partial truths. Joan 6:49 AM]

Fourfold: Sri Aurobindo and Heidegger, Husserl, and Latour. [TNM]

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