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Metaphysics, Motor-Racing and the Endless Rain

Posted by achresis on August 13, 2006

What ultimately can one make of the philosopher?  Bringing philosophy to an end by starting it anew, the familiar circle, broken down via the break-through (if it keeps on raining the levee’s gonna break anyway).  What ultimately can one make?  The dissolution of the grounding plan by positivist, empiricist, formalist trends and the institutionalisation and professionalisation of the academy–why should we mourn metaphysics?  What ultimately can one … ?  But metaphysics only fails where it fails to mourn its own passing, as it passes itself by (and so is always in the points if not on the podium).

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