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Opposing Spinoza's crypto-politics

Friday, 5 July 2024 at 21:55

Spinoza the crypto on Dr John Dunn. Spinoza's crypto-philosophy in the service of his crypto-politics

Opposing Spinoza's crypto-politics

It should be no surprise to find that someone as vehemently opposed to Spinoza’s materialist monism as Fichte, should also be opposed equally to Spinoza’s underlying, crypto-political project of providing the philosophy (a counterpart to Sarpi’s politics), that would serve the interests of his exiled community in a new ‘Republick of Merchants’.

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Magna Carta and feudal privileges

Thursday, 4 July 2024 at 20:25

King John on Dr John Dunn. King John ruled England from 1199 to 1216

Magna Carta and feudal privileges

Magna Carta,that supposed written bastion of individual freedom, epitomised the power of the nobility to maintain its feudal privileges, even in the face of fierce opposition from the king. In response to King John’s brave attempt to assert the authority of the monarch, the feudal barons enforced Magna Carta upon him, which was a charter establishing the rights of the nobility against the efforts of the king to rule a unified nation.

(From Child of Encounter)

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Banish this Spinozist residuum from the world

Tuesday, 2 July 2024 at 21:41

Three philosophers on Dr John Dunn. Fichte, Schelling and Hegel - the post-Kantians

Banish this Spinozist residuum from the world

The concept of the thing-in-itself was a residuum of the Spinozist Substance (rooted as we know in Lurianic Kabbalah), which Kant’s Copernican Revolution combatted, but did not fully destroy.

The post-Kantians intended to finish the job. Certain that Kant’s thing-in-itself was a creation of mental activity, the post-Kantian idealists attempted to banish this Spinozist residuum from the world. Clearly, the alternative posited by the post-Kantian Romantics would be critical to my own search for an answer to the ‘who am I?’ question. If Spinoza had destroyed the self, seemingly to eliminate any possibility of coming up with an answer - other than ‘you are a passive entity, which is merely a mode of the Substance’ - then a rival philosophy that purported to oppose Spinoza by giving pre- eminence to the ‘I’ offered new hope.

(From Child of Encounter)

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Against universalising Tikkun

Monday, 1 July 2024 at 20:56

Fichte is the picture on Dr John Dunn. Johann Gottlieb Fichte confronts globalist Tikkun

Against universalising Tikkun

Fichte did not attempt to supplement or develop Spinozism; he sought to confront a deterministic, necessitarian, fatalistic and dehumanising philosophy with a ‘hatred of mankind’ that he himself had once espoused.He sought to break out of its closed entrapping mathematical schema. Nowhere is it more clear than in the ‘state within a state’ rebuttal, which represented Fichte’s climax of conscious reaction to Spinozist kabbalism, his awakening to the socio-political and economic implications within the universalising Tikkun of Spinozism.

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