A Nestorian Collection of Christological Texts, Volume 1: by Luise Abramowski, Alan E. Goodman

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Kant und das Problem der Dinge an sich. Bonn: Bouvier Verlag Herbert Grundmann, 1974. Redding, Paul. Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Hegelian Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. —. Continental Idealism: Leibniz to Nietzsche. London: Routledge, 2009. Thompson Manley. ” Review of Metaphysics 26 (1972–3): 314–43. Tiles, Mary. ” In Handbook of the History of Logic: Volume 3, The Rise of Modern Logic: From Leibniz to Frege. Edited by Dov M. Gabbay and John Woods. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004.

26 These include: Kant’s Fichtean sounding doctrine of “self-positing”, the Selbstsetzungslehre; his reversal of the relations between understanding and reason such that reason is now grasped as the more basic faculty; the apparent parity or unity given to theoretical and practical reason, in place of the clear priority given to practical reason in the classical doctrine of “pure practical reason”; and finally, a conception of rational subjectivity that is a much more embodied one than what is found in classical Transcendental Idealism, an approach that suggests some sort of reconciliation with 25 Immanuel Kant, Opus Postumum, ed.

We should note that “the absolute”—that favourite term of art within idealist and romantic discourse—is also called das Unbedingte, as distinct from Dinge or finite things. ”14 Such is the irony of metaphysics. Far from being a mere rhetorical figure of speech or expression of subjective disdain, however, romantic irony is an objective feature of certain kinds of literary and philosophical reflection, whose philosophical model is provided by the Socratic dialogue. Irony refers, more precisely, to the self-reflexively partial character of the philosophical-literary text; its recognition of this partiality—partial in the sense of partisan, committed, biased, and partial in the sense of incomplete, unfinished, fragmentary—of whatever finite claims are made concerning the absolute.

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