Participatory Spirituality for the 21st Century
"These three ideas, of specificity, of values and of authenticity, are at odds with postmodernism. We are entering a new age. Let’s call it the Age of Authenticism and see how we get on."
Really? Ambitious... I guess we shall see.
As the evident developmentalist among us, I agree...
There has likely been a misunderstanding. Most folks here think in developmental terms, to my knowledge, though a few (like kela) are very hesitant to posit developmental stages beyond a certain point.
Post-metaphysical is itself a negative stance: there is no metaphysics...
This is not an accurate characterization of post-metaphysics, at least not in my view.
Post-metaphysics doesn't literally transcend metaphysics in the sense of going beyond the need to seek truth about reality. Rather, it asks what we can do now given that we are in an era where absolute epistemology is recognised to be a fiction.
You should love it then. Or are you the only one who gets to embrace contradictions around here? ;-)
Seriously, I define post- as 'beyond,' as indicating a developmental advance. And I regard 'metaphysics,' not as a thing in itself that is the same for all or in all 'frames,' but as a particular epistemological approach or outlook that post-metaphysics exceeds, transcends.
Regarding developmentalism, please see my two recent posts to you on the Privileged Access thread.
Just take a Beatles song title or something.
Here's a good one: the Principles of Lust. Now that would be a title.
The principles of lust
are easy to understand
do what you feel
feel until the end
the principles of lust
are burned in your mind
do what you want
do it until you find
Non-causal developmentalism says there is no such prediction of anything new. Matter doesn't produce consciousness. Past does not produce present. Unconscious workings do not produce conscious workings. Deconstruction deconstructs itself. What comes after that negation? Negation of negation. That makes sense. Denied metaphysics returns to take its place. Negation is negated.
This is insane
and funny. If only it were not so regressive and pre-post-dazzled. Which is not a problem if you're a christian: Jesus loves regressive people. He loves you no matter (haha) what. O my. Too bad Bohr and Einstein were Jews, they didn't get that subtle kingdom of idiot supremacy. Blessed are the poor in academics. It's the monarchy of love, stupid. (Amen)
Yuk Yuk 8-/