Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Husserl, Heidegger, Whitehead, & Sri Aurobindo

[Morton on trumpery from Object-Oriented Philosophy by doctorzamalek (Graham Harman)
By now everyone knows that I’m a passionate admirer of phenomenology, which I regard as the most important philosophical school since Kant/German Idealism and possibly even since Leibniz. …
One thing that distinguishes my own view of contemporary philosophy from most views is that I don’t think we’ve ever returned to the level of Husserl/Heidegger/Whitehead. There’s been important stuff since then, sure, but I think we’re still struggling to assimilate and surpass the level attained by philosophy as of the late 1920′s. …
Husserl … was a powerful thinker who shed light into corners of the world that no one even knew were there.]

And Sri Aurobindo, their contemporary, rewrote countless canons of Indian philosophy and psychology ably integrating them with thought currents of the day in the West. His synthesis verily is the acme of acumen that waits for a wider reception.  [TNM] 

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