Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lamprecht, Koyre, and Chomsky

Larval Subjects . - σοφία - Last week I stopped to pick up a pizza after a long day. When I entered the restaurant the young woman working the counter looked up at me and said “you h...
I’ve been troubled by this little encounter ever since. It seems to me that contemporary philosophy has utterly abandoned the question of wisdom, of sophia, of what it means to live well. We have given it over to the religious obscurantists, the new age, pop psychology gurus, and the advertising executives. 
... what is wisdom today? Knowledge can no longer attain presence to consciousness or mastery. It is a collective enterprise that no one can master. Ontology must recognize the flowing and aleatory nature of reality. Ethics and political philosophy must recognize that it is anonymity, not small, that characterizes our social existence. Today a non-ideological (religious obscurantists, pop gurus, and ad men) σοφία must begin from the premise of non-presence, of densely packed networks, of vortices, of a world characterized by the incalculable, aleatory, and perhaps hopeless.
Nirmalangshu Mukherji - 2010 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions Thus Chomsky (2001b) supports Alexander Koyre's remark that ''we simply have to accept that the world is constituted of entities and processes that we cannot intuitively grasp.'' Clearly, these remarks apply to the whole of science including, ...
However, the present work also registers a certain disappointment with the ethos of Husserl's last work, for it is well known that Husserl's great text is also unequivocally eurocentric.
Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya - 1997 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions It is somewhat sad and surprising that Sri Aurobindo has decided to accept and make extensive use of Lamprecht's conception of tri-rhythmic history. Apparently he is not adequately aware of the anti-libertarian implication of this approach. - 1996 

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