Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Other Occasions

"Monism allows for no such things as 'other occasions' in reality -- in real or absolute reality, that is" (William James, Pluralism, Pragmatism, and Instrumental Truth). Is the kairotic a special problem for philosophical monisms, or is it only a problem against them?

What's to be gained by comparing the kairotic now to the chronic now? Assuming that James isn't totally out to lunch, the comparison shows that the chronic now glosses over the eachness of nows, that it doesn't allow other nows to be originally nows. What does the kairotic now gloss over?

I can easily say "I can do without transcendence" but can I put it into practice?

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posted by Fido the Yak at 8:20 AM.


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