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Neoplatonic Henology as an Overcoming of Metaphysics

Neoplatonic Henology as an Overcoming of Metaphysics 25 Neoplatonic Henology as an Overcoming of Metaphysics REINER SCHÜRMANN New School for Social Research The closure of metaphysics, which some audacities in the . " Enneads seem to indicate by transgressing it ... Jacques Derrida* It has often been noted that among the academic disciplines philosophy is the one that depends most on its own history. This may be so because, just as we learn to speak from our parents and society, so we learn to think from our forebears and our culture. Our twentieth century may furthermore place us in the peculiar position where reflecting upon the historical situatedness of our reasoned convictions has become a major element of the philosophical endeavor itself. Whoever sets out to do philosophy, whether in the Middle Ages or today, places himself within a lineage. He is situated diachronically. But he is also situated synchronically, he places himself within a cultural network of exchanges. This network makes for an interest that is operative in philosophical works, an interest that turns the philosopher into the spokesman for his times. One may describe this synchronic link in psychoanalytical terms and speak of a desire that comes to the fore in thinking. One http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Neoplatonic Henology as an Overcoming of Metaphysics

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 13 (1): 25 – Jan 1, 1983

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Brill
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© 1983 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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10.1163/156916483X00025
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25 Neoplatonic Henology as an Overcoming of Metaphysics REINER SCHÜRMANN New School for Social Research The closure of metaphysics, which some audacities in the . " Enneads seem to indicate by transgressing it ... Jacques Derrida* It has often been noted that among the academic disciplines philosophy is the one that depends most on its own history. This may be so because, just as we learn to speak from our parents and society, so we learn to think from our forebears and our culture. Our twentieth century may furthermore place us in the peculiar position where reflecting upon the historical situatedness of our reasoned convictions has become a major element of the philosophical endeavor itself. Whoever sets out to do philosophy, whether in the Middle Ages or today, places himself within a lineage. He is situated diachronically. But he is also situated synchronically, he places himself within a cultural network of exchanges. This network makes for an interest that is operative in philosophical works, an interest that turns the philosopher into the spokesman for his times. One may describe this synchronic link in psychoanalytical terms and speak of a desire that comes to the fore in thinking. One

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Published: Jan 1, 1983

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