Where Is The Object?

So with Realism Wars™ probably still raging somewhere, I am taking a mental health break, I was thinking of Karatani’s parallax, borrowed by Zizek and made into a book. It’s not really that important to me what Zizek has to say about it, what’s fascinating is the very experience of parallax, I found it hard to explain to myself and to others until I discovered came across a cool trick (or read about it somewhere and then forgot where it came from and am now claiming to have come up with it myself): Continue reading

(December of Kant) …And Then God Created Triangles.

Geometrical examples are abound in Kant, but the most peculiar is that of the triangle – peculiar both in its popularity and its philosophical history. Someone out there must be working on a book about it – A Brief History of the Philosophical Use of Geometry: The Case of Triangles. The issue is more interesting vis-a-vis Kant’s discussion of the moral law, or rather, the role of God in the discussion of moral law. A basic problem is, of course, well-known ever since Socrates decided to annoys the noble Euthyphro with a series of questions about piety: Is something pious because gods love it or do they love it because it is pious? Euthyphro ends with a sort of rude “I really have to get going now” from the young man, but the issue remained and puzzled theologians: Does God command that we do something because it is good, or is it good because God commands that we do it? While reading Kant’s lectures on ethics this afternoon, I came across this passage: Continue reading

New Book: Kant and the Early Moderns

Sorry about all these “new book” posts but there’s just so many good ones that came to my attention and I feel affected enough to share – this new collection of essays on Kant and the early moderns looks like a good read: 



Kant and the Early Moderns
Edited by Daniel Garber & Béatrice Longuenesse



Paper | 2008 | $29.95 / £17.95
Cloth | 2008 | $65.00 / £38.95
276 pp. | 6 x 9


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