Genealogy of Nihilism by Conor Cunningham

By Conor Cunningham

This article re-reads Western historical past within the mild of nihilistic common sense, which pervades millennia of Western proposal. From Parmenides to Alain Badiou, through Plotinus, Avicenna, Duns Scotus, Ockham, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, Sartre, Lacan, Deleuze and Derrida, a family tree of nothingness could be witnessed in improvement, with devastating outcomes for a way we are living.

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This provision is, then, the nothing as something. See Part II, Chapter 10. Enn. V. 3, 12. The reason why the One (or Hegel’s infinite) is not apart from all that falls beneath it, yet is not identical to it, is because of their proximity. That is to say, the One is so close to the many, ontologically speaking, that the many 32 TOWARDS NOTHING 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 cannot form a wholly separate identity from which the One could be completely apart or with which the One could be equated.

For Ghent there are two moments or acts of knowing. The first is God’s knowledge of his own essence; this knowledge is absolute and complete. The second act of knowing is God knowing what creatures are possible. But God in this moment also knows the possible being which creatures have in themselves. In this sense, God knows creatures both as identical to himself and as distinct from himself. As in the work of Aquinas, this possibility is articulated in terms of divine imitability: the creatures are so many ways that the divine essence can be imitated; in this their possibility lies.

See Part II, Chapter 10. Enn. V. 3, 12. The reason why the One (or Hegel’s infinite) is not apart from all that falls beneath it, yet is not identical to it, is because of their proximity. That is to say, the One is so close to the many, ontologically speaking, that the many 32 TOWARDS NOTHING 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 cannot form a wholly separate identity from which the One could be completely apart or with which the One could be equated.

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