Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Avoiding the traps of traditional metaphysics

Although offering no ultimate escape from metaphysics, Derrida’s approach offers an escape from traditional metaphysics and its construction of notions of absolute transcendence that easily slide, however unintentionally, toward authorization of modes of certainty that do little more than contribute to predispositions of non-negotiation and systems of exclusionary discrimination. Based on the sobering history of human experience, these systems of exclusionary choice-making lead communities down the destructive trail of rituals of purification, often ending in deadly conflict and the violence of suicide, homicide, or genocide. This trail of death is, in itself, sufficient reason to avoid the traps of traditional metaphysics—a metaphysics that underlies most, if not all, of the world’s major religions, including their mystical variations. -- Desilet April 3rd, 2007 at 6:40 pm

1 comment:

  1. To be

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    The consciousness is

    Conscious is.