The Ecstatic and the Origin of Ontology in the Erotic

Ecstatic temporality, as Heidegger describes it, is the way in which Dasein opens a World, and as such is itself ontological as a being. Ecstasy itself originated in the phrase “ekhistanai”, which meant “to place, to make stand out”, or to determine. In Ancient Greek it had come to mean being apart from one’s Self.… Continue reading The Ecstatic and the Origin of Ontology in the Erotic

Schelling and Human Self-Will as the Origin of Evil

22.6 Schelling and the Metaphysics of Evil Schelling’s remarkable attempt to solve the problem of evil in a Christian context deals directly with some of the avenues a solution might be sought that are implicit in the Catholic view, which primarily derives from Aquinas. If Epicurus’ argument can be controverted, it has to be in… Continue reading Schelling and Human Self-Will as the Origin of Evil