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Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
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International Journal of the Platonic Tradition     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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South African Journal of Philosophy = Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Wysbegeerte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Between the Species     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Žižek Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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International Journal for the Study of Skepticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Journal of Friends of Lutheran Archives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Philosophy & Theory in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy
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  • Creative Piety and Neo-Utopianism

    • Authors: Robert Alan Hanna, Otto Paans
      Pages: 1 - 82
      Abstract: This essay is the third in a trilogy. In the first two essays, ‘This Is The Way The World Ends: A Philosophy of Civilization Since 1900, and A Philosophy of the Future’, Cosmos & History, 16, 2, 2020, 1-53, and ‘Thought-Shapers’, Cosmos & History, 17, 1, 2021, 1-72, we outlined a broadly and radically Kantian neo-organicist thought-shaping, world-shaping,  and life-shaping philosophy of the future. But precisely how can this neo-organicist project be realized' That’s the burning question, upon whose answer the interlinked fates of the Earth and humankind jointly depend. In what follows, by presenting and then practicing the fundamental meta-cognitive capacity we call creative piety, we sketch and then strongly recommend a near-future, neo-utopian global society that’s organized according to broadly and radically Kantian dignitarian neo-organicist principles. In so doing, we elaborate and extend Voltaire’s justly famous neo-Edenic exhortation, the final sentence of Candide, ‘Il faut cultiver notre jardin’—we must cultivate our garden—by reformulating it as a cosmopolitan neo-utopian exhortation: ‘Il faut cultiver notre jardin mondial’, that is, we must cultivate our global garden.  
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • The Earth has Become the Garden of Mankind

    • Authors: Markus Lindholm
      Pages: 83 - 102
      Abstract: The environmental crisis challenges our faith in humanity. Building on deep ecology and recent insights in evolutionary psychology, this article elaborates evolutionary peculiarities of our species, in order to develop foothold for new perspectives on the relation between man and earth. Premodern cultures managed to interact with their environments by establishing bio-cultural interfaces, thereby maintaining sustainable resource use. Homo sapiens has not generally been 'a plague of the earth', but rather a species that enhanced local biodiversity. In addition to genetical information, humans share a reservoir of cultural meaning. This reservoir has been coined 'the noosphere' and probably make up the last stage in a series of major evolutionary transitions since the Precambrian. Through the noosphere, the earth has become the garden of mankind. Such perspectives may open for re-establishing faith in man and in his ability to develop flowering relations to his environment.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • The Reality of Disappearance:

    • Authors: Ryan Crawford
      Pages: 103 - 130
      Abstract: Debates about the planet’s recent entrance into an epoch of earth history now characterized by the destructive effects of humankind’s having become a planetary force to rival plate tectonics, supervolcanos and asteroid impacts should have the effect of placing Theodor W. Adorno and Walter Benjamin’s conception of natural history in a new light. For what it is perhaps most striking about this conception is not only its proximity to a present made newly aware of nature and history’s total interpenetration, but just how precisely its understanding of natural history’s essential transitoriness accords with what is now everywhere observable: that ever-accelerating process of disintegration through which it becomes clear that the life of phenomena can only be known today if it is also known in terms of that reality of disappearance to which the current age daily testifies. For Adorno and Benjamin, such a conception of natural history had very real consequences for how philosophical cognition and construction would have to be remade, leading both to pursue far-reaching experiments in intellectual production that it is the task of this paper to reconstruct in the light of its possible relevance for the theory and practice of critical theory today.             To draw out the stakes of these experiments will first require a reconsideration of current efforts at contending with some of the most practical problems of our own present. Setting out from Alexander Kluge’s demonstration that the kind of “learning processes” necessary for effective resistance often fail because they are simply far slower than the combined force and velocity achieved by prevailing systems of domination, exploitation and extraction, this paper will then ask how a critical theory informed by natural history might today confront the contemporary problem of tactics and strategies at a time when the forces of organized destruction have themselves changed so dramatically. For now that older, more traditional systems of coercion have long since given way to a novel system of overwhelming planetary exploitation, extraction and extermination, it is necessary to ask again how such transformations in the forms of organized violence might be met by corresponding transformations in the theory and practice of critical theory in this new time of extinction. In response, this paper will seek to reconstruct the history of debates in critical theory about theory and praxis, tactics and strategies in the light of more recent discussions about how to combat a system whose result is the continuing and exponential increase in destruction brought about by global warming. The paper will then conclude by setting Adorno and Benjamin’s conception of natural history in relation to more systematic conceptions of contemporary society by turning to those writers, like Wolfgang Streeck and Andreas Malm, who have recently begun to consider how the many contradictions and forces of destruction inbuilt to present-day society may well require a fundamental reconsideration of the contemporary status of various inherited forms of political resistance.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Incipit Gaia the Grotesque Garlanded with Satellites

    • Authors: Brad Tabas
      Pages: 131 - 149
      Abstract: Over the last decades environmentally engaged literary critics and historians have begun to embrace a characterization of our current age as planetary. This essay presents a somewhat contrary view. It argues that to fully appreciate the gravity of our current situation we must also attend to what lies beyond the planet, acknowledging the degree to which our current scientific understanding of the Earth comes from extraterrestrial remote sensing technologies, and so historically is a product of the Space Age. Drawing on this insight, and in light of the increasing degradation of near space environments as a result of New Space capitalism, it argues that the Anthropocene ought to be re-framed in extra-planetary terms so as to include anthropogenic environmental degradation taking place on planet Earth but also beyond the limits of the atmosphere. Embracing the Anthropocene as post-planetary involves shifting consciousness and care outwards to include the extended critical zone of the impact of our artifices as opposed to limiting this environmental consciousness to the natural limits of our planet and its atmosphere.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • “A leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time,” and the
           Divinity of Nature:

    • Authors: J. Edward Hackett
      Pages: 150 - 181
      Abstract: In this article, I offer reasons why we should use the tools and frameworks of process philosophy and clarify the metaphysics of nature present in Ralph Waldo Emerson's Nature (1836). Part of the reason for engaging his thought in this way is to return Emerson to philosophical status within contemporary philosophy and to deny the central theme of many Emersonian projects that he is primarily a poet and a writer. Instead, uncovering Emerson’s ontological insights allow for us to develop a conception of philosophy that unites the poetic and the philosophical in the process of experiencing nature itself and discern exactly what he meant by discovering our original relation with the cosmos. Specifically, I discern that nature and spirit are a co-extensive dyadic structure that unfold in a structure very analogous to some elements in phenomenology and process thought. Next, the implication of this unfurling and proto-process philosophical framework helps explain the early moves Emerson made against traditional Christianity in Nature and simultaneously what our relation to both persons and the Divine amount to in his earliest systematic treatise.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Self-correcting Paths of Negativity and the Positive in Nature

    • Authors: Virgilio Aquino Rivas
      Pages: 182 - 209
      Abstract: In the background of a renewed interest in Schelling’s late philosophy, the paper briefly explores several of his critical philosophical formulations integral to the beginnings and further development of the positive turn. This study begins with key insights in the Freedom essay, progressing into the Ages of the World and some later reflections on the conceptual and historical intricacies of mythology and revelation. I assign these works and formulations the function of serving as parallel vectors to the chronological unfolding of the positive or the ‘positive revealed’. For Schelling, the positive, which, in the final analysis, is nothing but God revealed by knowledge and ‘only in knowledge’, can only be posited from the negative, undergoing a rigorous self-correction process. In the paper, this process centres around the intricacies of explaining evil and the concepts of dual external worlds, parallel vectoring, reminiscent of Spinoza, the un-sublatable, etc., among other concepts that convey the naturalist underpinnings of Schelling’s positive philosophy. For comparative purposes, I will emphasise that this self-correction process shows the extent to which Hegel’s system can be considered a congruent path of negativity or flight of negativity coeval to the historical stages of realising the positive. The internal completion of Hegel’s system thus depends on the negative unfolding of knowledge in which the dialectic and its mediation process could only assume a minor role.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Life Processes as Proto-Narratives

    • Authors: Arran Gare
      Pages: 210 - 251
      Abstract: The theoretical biology movement originating in Britain in the early 1930’s and the biosemiotics movement which took off in Europe in the 1980’s have much in common. They are both committed to replacing the neo-Darwinian synthesis, and they have both invoked theories of signs to this end. Yet, while there has been mutual appreciation and some influence, particularly in the cases of Howard Pattee, René Thom, Kalevi Kull, Anton Markoš and Stuart Kauffman, for the most part, these movements have developed independently of each other. Focussing on morphogenesis understood as vegetative semiosis, in this paper I will argue that the ideas of these movements are commensurate. Furthermore, synthesising them would enable us to see life processes as proto-narratives. Doing so will involve synthesising biohermeneutics, Peircian biosemiotics and Piagetian genetic structuralism with Waddington’s theoretical biology, and this, I claim, would strengthen the challenge of these traditions to mainstream biology. At the same time, this should contribute to overcoming the opposition between the sciences and the humanities, developing a broader tradition of Schellingian thought which involves developing the humanities and then demanding of the physical and biological sciences that they are consistent with and can make intelligible the emergence of humans as conceived by the humanities.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Emergentism and complexity in Michael Polanyi’s thought

    • Authors: Antonio Augusto Passos Videira, Leandro Timotheo Muniz
      Pages: 252 - 276
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      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Towards an Ecstatic Cosmology

    • Authors: Dustin Zielke
      Pages: 277 - 301
      Abstract: This paper addresses the challenge Quentin Meillassoux has posed to phenomenology with his critique of correlationism. Meillassoux argues that transcendental phenomenology, which focuses on the correlation between thought and being, is anti-realist and that it cannot provide a philosophical basis for the real objects of scientific investigation. Because of this, he argues that when it comes to scientific statements about pre-terrestrial phenomena (such as the formation of the solar system), phenomenology collapses into another form of Berkeleyian idealism. Taking Edmund Husserl’s idealist phenomenology as a test case, I argue that Meillassoux’s critique of phenomenology is misguided because Husserl’s project was an epistemic idealism that sought (in part) to establish or philosophically justify the reality of the transcendent world. Nevertheless, Meillassoux’s challenge to phenomenology once again forces contemporary phenomenologists to confront the troubled encounter between their tradition and naturalism. I conclude by mapping out the problematic of a transcendental cosmology, called ecstatic cosmology, that would seek to show the unity between the material being of the physical universe and constituting subjectivity split between its own material and metaphysical possibilities.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Heidegger’s Spectral Abyss

    • Authors: Jan Gresil Kahambing
      Pages: 302 - 330
      Abstract: The split between the subject and object is the epistemological inheritance of modernity’s enchantment with substance, notably shown by the subjectivism in the Cartesian ‘cogito’ and Kantian ‘transcendental I’. In this paper, I will attempt to argue that despite Heidegger’s ontological hermeneutics that eclipsed Descartes’ dualism and Kant’s transcendentalism, there is still a possibility of the return of both Subject and Object – exemplified even on ontological grounds in Žižek’s Subject-Oriented Ontology and Harman’s Object-Oriented Ontology. Conveniently, I will situate the two ontologies, dubbed respectively as SOO and OOO, in the recent Žižek & Harman Duel/Duet (2017). Further, I will rework the uses of two important notions found only in this debate – unhintergebar (the ‘unsurpassable’) and ostranenie (defamiliarization) – to explicate the transport from Heidegger’s metaphysical abyss to spectral abyss. Arguing from Heidegger’s ground (grund) and/or abyss (abgrund) that grounds possibilities of being, I will call this new ground for strange possibilities as spectral abyss (gespenstisch abrund). To achieve this, I will do two things. First, I will briefly rehearse the epistemological split and Heidegger’s ontological turn. And second, I will resituate the debate by showing how Žižek and Harman’s ontologies can emerge from Heidegger’s spectral abyss. My ultimate goal is then to explicate not the return but the ground that makes it possible for a strange return.  
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Expressionism Univocity, and Sense: Rethinking Deleuze's Spinoza

    • Authors: Jayson Jimenez
      Pages: 331 - 354
      Abstract: This paper rethinks Deleuze’s engagement with Spinoza in a new light. While it is true that what made Deleuze’s Spinoza speculatively different is his inverse presentation of the latter’s substance-oriented metaphysics, broadly conceived, the central argument of his unfaithful reading rests on two concepts entirely foreign to Spinoza: expressionism and univocity. The present essay then seeks to intervene by bringing forth a third concept hidden in Deleuze’s reading: the ontology of sense.  My claim here is that it is on this ontology that we get to reveal more of Deleuze’s distinct Spinozism. Through sense, Deleuze implicitly presents new meaning to the classical Spinozist theorem “God (or Nature)” – one that turns the unfaithful reading into a higher form of fidelity to Spinoza’s philosophy.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Calculating Selfishness: A reading of Deleuze and Guattari’s concept
           of the plane of nature

    • Authors: Magdalena Wisniowska
      Pages: 355 - 380
      Abstract:  This essay offers a reading of Deleuze and Guattari's concept of the plane of nature, as presented in A Thousand Plateaus. It uses their definition of this plane as an abstract machine of an infinity of particles and their infinity of interconnected relations to address the challenge of the machine thesis identified by Arjen Kleinherenbrink: of how to think world consisting only of machines yet allowing for interaction and change. Referencing Spinoza and the calculus inherent in Deleuze's earlier work, it offers an interpretation of a discontinous virtual.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Confronting the Aporias of the Inclusion Practice

    • Authors: Gennady Shkliarevsky
      Pages: 381 - 400
      Abstract: Abstract: The article offers a critique of the current practice on inclusion. Several principal concerns arise in connection with this practice. The fact that it has its roots in the European Enlightenment tradition makes it culturally specific and largely reflective of Western values that are not universally shared. Also, as a result of the selective application of this practice, it actually involves exclusion, which makes this practice contradictory. Finally, its objectivist approach underestimates the role of subjective factors (values, norms, and cultural traditions). These concerns indicate the need for a new inclusion practice. The article outlines a new approach toward inclusion. This approach emerges from a better understanding of what inclusion actually is and what it involves. The article demonstrates the connection between inclusion and the process of creation. This close relationship suggests that the new practice of inclusion should use the process of creation as its main organizing principle.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Kant & Fate

    • Authors: Marcus Hunt
      Pages: 401 - 421
      Abstract: Immanuel Kant mentions fate (Schicksal) in several places. Peter Thielke offers the only sustained interpretation of what Kant meant by fate. According to Thielke, fate is a “usurpatory concept” that takes the place of causality but fails to do its job. There are problems with this interpretation, relative to Kant’s philosophy and to the ordinary concept of fate. It is not clear why we only find a usurpation of causality and not the other concepts of the categories, or how a usurpation of an a priori concept could occur. Thielke’s interpretation does not explain the way in which fate attributions are only made about events that have significance for human action or well-being, or fate’s teleological aspect. I outline the textual evidence that, for Kant, fate usurps providence, a postulate of practical reason, and then show how this interpretation preserves the strengths but avoids the weaknesses of its competitor.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • What’s So Good about the Good Will'

    • Authors: Necip Fikri Alican
      Pages: 422 - 467
      Abstract: Kant maintains that the only thing that is good in itself, and therefore good without limitation or qualification, is a good will. This is an objectionable claim in support of a controversial position. The problem is not just that the good will is not the only thing that is good in itself, which indeed it is not, but more importantly that the good will is not so much a thing that is good in itself as it is the good kind of a thing that is otherwise neither good nor bad in itself. The goodness of a good will is no more intrinsic than the goodness of a good act, good outcome, good attitude, good character, or good person. Nor is it even any more so than something as commonplace as a good laugh or a good cup of coffee. A good will, whatever else it may be, is a will that is good, much like how a good act is an act that is good, a good outcome is an outcome that is good, and so on with the other examples, not one of which is good for any reason other than the goodness predicated of the corresponding subject. This paper thus challenges Kant’s position on ontological grounds. It questions the validity of claiming intrinsic goodness for a complex construct whose goodness is in fact extrinsic to its substance. The objection is not that the good will might not turn out to be good after all, which is impossible by definition, designation, or stipulation, but that its goodness is axiomatic and derivative rather than intrinsic or fundamental.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • The Death of God and Hegel's Philosophy of History

    • Authors: Daniel Green
      Pages: 468 - 494
      Abstract: The primary aim of this paper is to provide an interpretation of what Hegel means when he claims that history is “teleologically” structured. Contrary to the common interpretation, I argue that Hegel’s attribution of teleology to history is not rooted in the Eurocentric claim that history’s purpose is to pave the way for the social, cultural, and philosophical accomplishments of modern Europe.      On the contrary, through an exploration of the way in which Hegel’s understanding of history is rooted in the concept of “the death of God,” I argue that Hegel sees historical explanation itself as well as the teleological aim which underpins the structure of any historical explanation, as gaining their significance within a particular cultural, social, and normative context. In this sense, I hope that Hegel’s conception of historical explanation can provide us with a theoretical structure that encourages us to be open to alternative historical narratives and reflective of the cultural and normative interests inherent in our own dominant narratives.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • A Critique of Speculative Materialism's Critique of Kant's

    • Authors: Fares Chalabi
      Pages: 495 - 532
      Abstract: This paper aims at clarifying the Kantian ontological position by confronting the criticisms of Speculative Materialism. The article has then two goals, negatively to show that Speculative Materialism fails to destroy the Kantian critical system, positively to provide a sharper version of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason thanks to its confrontation with Speculative Materialism. In the following essay, we will oppose the speculative materialist interpretation of Kant to our analysis concerning the following points: the arche-fossil and the meaning of possible experience, the interpretation of the stability of nature and the status of the thing itself, the anti-frequentialist argument and the relation between the contingency of the laws of nature and the stability of the phenomenal order, the possibility to inverse our ignorance of the thing itself into a knowledge of the thing itself, and the validity of the Kantian descriptive analytical method. Such radicalization of Kant and the critique of his critics is required to prevent a hasty overcoming of correlationism which in fact leaves correlationism intact. A first step to overcome correlationism would be then to deploy its full power which will allow us to measure the difficulty of such enterprise and hence prepare for a radical critique of Kantian criticism.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Quantum Holography, Hermeneutics, and Contemplative Living

    • Authors: Tara Cuthbertson
      Pages: 533 - 553
      Abstract: ABSTRACT Mindfulness philosophy argues that practices such as quieting the mind, deep listening, observing without judgment, focused attention, and introspection can lead a contemplative practitioner into meaningful insights and everyday experiences of awe. This paper seeks to contribute to understanding our place as historical agents in the cosmos by suggesting that the quantum holographic science and hermeneutic-introspective exercises of the Monroe Institute's Gateway Experience Program, including its patented binaural hemispheric synchronization ("Hemi-Sync”) technology, can assist people in taking greater ownership of their personal narratives and daily lives. In this paper, you will find an introduction to the Gateway Program, an overview of the Monroe Gateway "Preparatory Process” (a series of affirmations and visualizations that relaxes meditants), discussions of the hermeneutic exercises in the "Focus” meditations and the Institute's background quantum holography, and my conclusions stating the potential personal and spiritual transformation that await any willing participant in the Gateway program.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Attitudes to Natural Phenomena in Rome during the Late Republic

    • Authors: Daryn Graham
      Pages: 554 - 571
      Abstract: Natural phenomena were part of ancient Rome’s human history, and altered the political scene, the cityscape, and religious practice and belief throughout society, to a great extent. Over time, natural disasters in Rome came to be thought of in terms of poetic verse, and making capital, especially among Lucretius, Cicero, and Crassus. However, they were always nuisances and a threat to public and private space, as well as human and animal life. In this article, it is shown that natural phenomena gave much cause for pause and reflection, and writing and action. It will also be shown that while some remained true to long-held philosophies regarding these, others were willing to change their minds, over time.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • The Unity of Phenomena on Different Scales as Exemplified by the Research
           of Albert Einstein and Paul Dirac

    • Authors: Michael Lieber
      Pages: 572 - 576
      Abstract:   Reviewing the older, different approaches in physics may enable one to integrate them. This may provide new insights into physical existence. The theoretical approaches of Albert Einstein and Paul Dirac, during the earlier part of the twentieth century, indicate remarkable similarities, even though though their approaches respectively addressed different levels of existence, with seemingly different structures. Because of such similarity or unity, both theories or approaches predicted the positively charged electron. Having the same predictions experimentally confirmed in 1932, validating the two theories, both theories would have been common avenues to revealing a deeper feature of reality, universally present and marked by a new universal constant. It is unknown why both men did not see this and subsequently collaborate on elaborating such a unification and its implications. A new generation of physicists and philosophers, with new perspectives, my be able to do so.  
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
  • Deep Time Ecstasy

    • Authors: Daniel Andersson
      Pages: 577 - 611
      Abstract: Review essay of Infinite Mobilization, by Peter Sloterdijk, translated by Sandra Berjan, Cambridge, Polity, 2020, 240 pp., $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-509-51847-0.
      PubDate: 2022-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 1 (2022)
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