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posted 28 Feb 2006, 13:02 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Wouldn't you know it, I was in the midst of finishing my longwinded response, where I told Peter how I always Ctrl+C all my posts before submitting them, and instead of hitting Shift+P to write his name, I somehow hit Ctrl+W and lost everything - poof! So let me summarize: personally I think Foucault's [i:x9odvam5]The Order of Things[/i:x9odvam5] has had a bigger influence, unJon, though you've inspired to crack open DP once again. Regarding Kant: the opening epigraph to TWP, the famous 'philosophy's precarious position' one from [i:x9odvam5]Foundations[/i:x9odvam5], expresses precisely the relation you mentioning, Peter. The Dunyain are related to Kant the way Hegel is: they see transcendental subjectivity as a type of historical achievement. They are more Kantian than Hegel insofar as they see the formal as preceding the real, as opposed to being part and parcel of it. This is why they think history is the enemy, rather than the engine, of their movement to the Absolute. One way of looking at Kellhus's revelation is in Hegelian terms. Brief, I know, but I seem to have accumulated quite a few questions in the past couple weeks! view post

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