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This publication explores the contested position of metaphysics in view that Kant and Hegel, arguing for a renewed metaphysical brooding about the intimate strangeness of being. there's a mysterious strangeness to being in any respect, and but there's additionally whatever intimate. with no the intimacy, argues William Desmond, we develop into strangers in being; with no the secret, we take being with no consideration. The publication locates the beginning of metaphysics' contested position in recessed equivocations in Kantian critique and Hegelian dialectic, equivocations that continue from view the extra unique resources of metaphysical pondering. It takes factor with modern claims concerning the "overcoming of metaphysics" linked to Heidegger, the "deconstruction of metaphysics" linked to Derrida, in addition to with claims new "post-metaphysical pondering" is necessary.

The publication starts off with an exploration of the prestige of metaphysics in mild of equivocations in Hegelian dialectic. It then deals an evaluation of metaphysics in gentle of critique and deconstruction. eventually, it proposes an affirmative rethinking of the consistent perplexities of being by way of a metaxological metaphysics. This metaphysics consists of a taking into account the among (metaxu ) that characterizes Desmond's singular technique, and that he additionally has distinctively built in his different works. Addressing the complicated country of metaphysics in contemporary centuries, this metaxological metaphysics attempts to be real to either the unusual secret and the intimacy, to be trustworthy to the consistent perplexities of being, and to recover appreciatively the various wealthy assets of the longer philosophical culture.


William Desmond is presently professor of philosophy at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in addition to David prepare dinner traveling Chair at Villanova collage. he's the writer of many books, together with Being and the Between (winner of the Prix Cardinal Mercier and the J.N. Findlay Award for top booklet in metaphysics, 1995-1997); Is There a Sabbath for Thought?: among faith and Philosophy; and God and the Between. He has additionally edited 5 books and released greater than eighty articles. he's earlier president of the Hegel Society of the US, the Metaphysical Society of the United States, and the yank Catholic Philosophical organization.


"This publication is a vital marker on William Desmond's notable and stimulating philosophical trip. it's a nuanced and forceful defence of the metaphysical as a basic mode of human adventure and expression." ―American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

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