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

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Robert Pasnau on Medieval Metaphysics

HT Dirk Felleman for putting me on to this interview with him. Anyone who studies the rise and fall of metaphysics from Aquinas to the seventeenth century has my vote. We're stuck with the legacy of that era, the seventeenth century I mean. Anyone can see the chasm between Leibniz and Spinoza on one side of the chasm, and Kant and Hegel on the other side. From speculation to correlation. Something in the DNA of the default metaphysics, and something in the DNA of the early modern understanding of rhetoric and science, I reckon.

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