Graduate studies at Western
International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (3):329-348 (2002)
|Abstract||William Desmond’s ongoing contribution to metaphysics encompasses both an innovative construction of a metaphysical perspective (“metaxological metaphysics”) and a thorough criticism of prior metaphysics. Consideration of seven distinct but related criticisms of other metaphysical theories reveals much of Desmond’s own view. What seems to be missing in Desmond’s works is thorough-going use of Neoplatonic thinkers. This absence is telling insofar as classical Neoplatonists not only avoid many of the criticisms that Desmond directs against “forgetful” metaphysicians but actually articulate a metaphysics that would often confirm Desmond’s own. A clear example of this is found in Plotinus’s view of determination and excess in the individual, a metaphysical topic of great importance for Desmond himself. From this, one may conclude that Desmond’s already rich metaphysical thinking may be further enriched through closer consideration of Neoplatonism|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
William Desmond (1995). Being, Determination, and Dialectic: On the Sources of Metaphysical Thinking. The Review of Metaphysics 48 (4):731 - 769.
William Desmond (2005). Is There Metaphysics After Critique? International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (2):221-241.
Stephen Houlgate (2005). Hegel, Desmond, and the Problem of God's Transcendence. The Owl of Minerva 36 (2):131-152.
William Desmond (2005). Response to Stephen Houlgate. The Owl of Minerva 36 (2):175-188.
William Desmond (1985). Dialogues with Contemporary Continental Thinkers. The Review of Metaphysics 39 (1):160-162.
Christopher David Shaw (2012). On Exceeding Determination and the Ideal of Reason: Immanuel Kant, William Desmond and the Noumenological Principle. Cambridge Scholars.
William Desmond (1986). Individuals and Individuality. The Review of Metaphysics 39 (3):572-574.
William Desmond (1986). The Philosophy of F. W. J. Schelling. The Review of Metaphysics 39 (4):778-779.
William Desmond (1987). Absolute Knowledge. The Review of Metaphysics 41 (1):170-171.
William Desmond (2008). Being Between: Conditions of Irish Thought. Centre for Irish Studies.
William Desmond (1987). The Relevance of the Beautiful and Other Essays. The Review of Metaphysics 41 (2):386-388.
William Desmond (1989). Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. The Review of Metaphysics 42 (4):845-847.
William Desmond (1991). Conscience in Newman's Thought. The Review of Metaphysics 44 (4):843-844.
William Desmond (1995). Back to the Rough Ground. The Review of Metaphysics 48 (3):654-655.
Joseph Grange (2002). Desmond, William. Ethics and the Between. The Review of Metaphysics 55 (4):854-856.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads1 ( #292,563 of 739,368 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?