Tag: Kant

May 9, 2014

De L’Infini : A Foreigner’s Metaphysics

Book I — Foreigner, There : History of a Political Capture
— Part 2

The Renaissance : times of intellectual and artistic renewal after the long Middle Ages…

December 6, 2013

Phenomenologies of Time – Introduction
Can science study time? Is time an object of scientific inquiry? Can scientific methods and experiments scrutinise time in a way similar to the study of an instance of matter, a movement or an organism? Defining time has been an intellectual mystery in all societies, and one may arguably concede that in the western tradition of scientific thought, the understanding of time has been set more through postulates and metaphysical assumptions than via a procedure of experimental inspection…

September 2, 2013

It is often more in opposition to previous thinkers, than in accordance with them, that a philosopher finds his position. In this perspective, Nietzsche may be to Kant what Aristotle was to Plato, or Marx to Hegel: the intellectual revolt, the symmetrical inversion of the master’s doctrine…

November 30, 2012

Reason and the Senses :
A Dialogue Between Buddhism and Christianity
— Part 2

In the realm of metaphysics, compromises are difficult : Buddhism and Christianity are hardly reconcilable. The former generally rejected all notions of God or self, before turning, with Mahāyāna Buddhism, to a full-fledged doctrine of emptiness…