By William of Ockham, Stephen F. Brown, Philotheus Boehner O.F.M.
This quantity comprises decisions of Ockham's philosophical writings which offer a balanced introductory view of his paintings in common sense, metaphysics, and ethics. This variation contains textual markings referring readers to appendices containing alterations within the Latin textual content and adjustments present in the English translation which were made worthwhile by means of the severe variation of Ockham’s paintings released after Boehner ready the unique textual content. The up-to-date bibliography comprises crucial scholarship produced due to the fact book of the unique edition.
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A similar approach to mystery and revelation is also explored by Levinas in his analyses of the Old Testament. In Beyond the Verse, he writes: A Revelation that can also be called mystery; not a mystery which dispels clarity, but one that demands it with an increased intensity. An invitation to intelligence, which at the same time, by the mystery from which it comes, protects it against the ‘dangers’ of truth. (1982a:162; 1994:133, 213; translation slightly modified) The mysterious does not resist clarity as a reactionary, obscurantist force would.
For the ‘beautiful soul’, who turns to nature for inspiring nourishment, the devices of the landscape garden would be the equivalent of deception (Betrug). What would he make of the theatricality of, for example, Alexander Pope’s employment of a man to be a hermit, to live in moral and aesthetic reclusion in his grotto at Twickenham? Maybe the country gentleman should resign himself to the ‘vigorous’, sublime grief that Kant describes (1990a:§29 204; 1988a:130) rather than hope to find an adequate form in nature for his moral aspirations for society.
These reflections on blind spots are in themselves most illuminating: they open up theoretical possibilities mis-recognised by Kant himself. As a consequence, this study is no simplistic psychoanalytical reading of Kantian symptoms,6 or a brilliant revelation of the repressed items of his system. The troublesome points that I will address are in full evidence in Kant’s works, not deviously hidden away. Implied in my re-readings of Kant, therefore, is the suggestion that blind spots are not to be attributed solely to the Enlightenment period: they are instead indicative of Western metaphysics in general.