William Desmond’s Metaphysics, Pt. II: The Quadradic Sense of Being

[On William Desmond's metaphysics: pt. i] William Desmond sees being as ever between determinacy and indeterminacy. Being becomes, as mentioned in the last post, by way of plenitude and excess rather than negation. Novelty emerges as a generation of the dialectic. However, rather than claiming a (Hegelian) dialectic of negation, say, of being and non-being, for … Continue reading William Desmond’s Metaphysics, Pt. II: The Quadradic Sense of Being

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William Desmond’s Metaphysics, Pt. I: The Nature of Being and Metaphysics

[On William Desmond's metaphysics: pt. ii] I'm reading through William Desmond's metaphysics, presented in his magisterial Being and the Between. This is my first of many posts on the subject... (and yes, I know John Milbank loves Desmond and his thought. But I'm not going to let that deter me). William Desmond's project is a continental metaphysics. … Continue reading William Desmond’s Metaphysics, Pt. I: The Nature of Being and Metaphysics