Category Archives: Philosophy (uncategorized)

Orm og Tyr (Serpent and Bull)

[Indadvendt stranding, version I, by the Danish sculptor Claus Ørntoft.  “Introverted Stranding lies on the shore of Dødemandsbukten (Skærgård Island, Norway), pent up between life and death.  It is stretched out between two points, the powers of chaos and the … Continue reading

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There are no pure bodies: The monotheistic spiritual naturalism of Anne Conway, part 4

[… continued from last post] White, Carol Wayne, The Legacy of Anne Conway (1631 – 1679) : Reverberations from a Mystical Naturalism (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008).  There is no nice way to say it: this is … Continue reading

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There are no pure bodies: The monotheistic spiritual naturalism of Anne Conway, part 3

[… continued from last post] ◊ Nye, Andrea, Feminism and Modern Philosophy : An Introduction (New York: Routledge, 2004).  Andrea Nye is an emeritus professor of philosophy whose work, like that of Jane Duran, is steeped in feminist theory.  In … Continue reading

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There are no pure bodies: The monotheistic spiritual naturalism of Anne Conway, part 2

[… continued from last post] ◊ Hutton, Sarah, Anne Conway : A Woman Philosopher (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).  I referred to this book in my entry for David Byrne, whose work is in many ways comparable.  Both authors have … Continue reading

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Lived-time, lived-space: Bergson, Bollnow and Booker T. & the MG’s

To the public, the French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941) is not well known today (the recent revitalization of Bergsonism within philosophy, inaugurated by Deleuze, notwithstanding).  But a century ago he was famous indeed.  When he traveled to New York City … Continue reading

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Some postings elsewhere

I’ve been busy posting elsewhere the past few days, but the content is highly relevant here as well, and so I’ll link to it, here, here, and here (my moniker at the first two links is tenpenny).

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Jean-Claude Larchet on Maximus the Confessor: The entitative dimension of the virtues

I’ve mentioned the seventh-century monk Maximus the Confessor only twice here before.  But my lack of referrals to him should not be taken to mean that he is not important to me, or that I don’t frequently go back to … Continue reading

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