Metaphysics, Philosophy

William Desmond on Metaphysical Thinking

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“Beginning, we ask the question: What is being? What does it mean to be? This is the question of metaphysics. It is old beyond age, newer than the most novel thought. It calls to us from the dawn of human mindfulness; it calls for its renewal again, even when we seem to have passed the high meridian of science. It is the dark question of philosophy, and the light without which other questions would be dark. Ageless and ever-fresh, it has been asked again and again, and yet in all the answers, the asking once again stands before us, one more time. The asking will stand before us still, even when our utmost response has been tried.”

– William Desmond, Being and the Between – 

– Lucas G. Westman

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