Untenable Unity (Reading Religion, Politics, and the Earth, pt II)

More thoughts on Clayton Crockett and Jeffrey Robbins' book Religion, Politics, and the Earth: The New Materialism. Earlier post is here. This thought is with Chantal Mouffe's critique of John Rawls and Jürgen Habermas - about them flattening the inevitability of real, irreducible difference by presuming rational consensus is possible (at least most of the … Continue reading Untenable Unity (Reading Religion, Politics, and the Earth, pt II)

Guns and America’s Original Ontology

The enlightenment thinkers who provided the philosophical backdrop for the ‘founding’ of America understood the world to be made of disparate and distinct things and therefore saw humans as essentially separate, individual beings. It seems to me that this understanding of the nature of things, this ontology, is engraved in the American spirit and is … Continue reading Guns and America’s Original Ontology