Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Monday, July 18, 2011

“Impersonal and Individual”


Riffing on Reggie Ray's words below, Buddhism describes the essence of us not as nothing at all, but as something “impersonal and individual.” Ahh, that's nice.

Now to my OOO ears that sounds awfully like an object: withdrawn, not-me, yet unique. This is the basis of my essay OOO and Buddhism. It's also the basis for Kantian beauty: as I wrote a while back, no wonder Schopenhauer became a Buddhist.

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