Being as Exchange, Things as What Recur

Without realizing it, the theologian Bernard Lonergan stumbled on the key to understanding Heidegger’s work – that “things”, properly, are schemes of recurrence with a probably greater than zero and less than one. “Being” is the event in which what recurs recurs as what it is – the appropriating event in which things come to belong… Continue reading Being as Exchange, Things as What Recur

Superstitions

Christianity is, on the one hand, “Platonism for the People”, as Nietsche said, creating the idea of a “reality” that lies behind or beyond appearances. It also conceals (and protects) the mythos of currency as substantial and inherently valuable, which is the only justification for the possibility of accumulation (and therefore wealth). Thirdly it jusifies… Continue reading Superstitions