Between East and West : from singularity to community by Luce Irigaray

By Luce Irigaray

"A prime thinker steeped within the Western culture explores historic japanese disciplines, meditating on what it potential to benefit to respire: the result's a strong problem to find the relevance of indigenous Asian philosophy to our lives. in response to Luce Irigaray, yogic culture grants an essential hyperlink among the current and eternity, permitting us to reexamine and reenvision the patriarchal traditions Read more...


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Brahma exists only through the capacity to pose a question beyond what already exists, for thus he assures becoming, especially between air and ether. The genius of Brahma is the art of posing questions and not that of elaborating a closed system. To be sure, Brahma is supposed to assure a joining between earth and sky, but that mediation remains incarnated. It is child, flower, blade of grass, element of the universe. It is also linked to the animal world by the bird. It is subjected to the macrocosmic kingdom, especially to the will for breathing.

Brahma is also represented as a hybrid of the human species and other kingdoms. So he is sometimes evoked as a flower, born of the lotus. Concerning this, it would be worthwhile to remind Schopenhauer of the mode of plant reproduction. It is involuntary, dependent upon other species or other kingdoms: butterflies, insects, or winds, for example. —Brahma is accompanied by a bird, like most of the practitioners of the Indian tradition (between the Father and the time of life  the Son, between Mary and Jesus as well, the Spirit is thus represented).

Schopenhauer’s questioning, at first glance naive, is fundamental. And every truth would have significance setting out again from this biological revelation. How to interpret this position of the philosophical unveiled by Schopenhauer? How to interpret the work of Schopenhauer himself? How the time of life  to give his work a meaning or a future other than those that he proposes? All of which could be restated another way: how to reconstruct what he deconstructs? the pe r spective of the ge nus Two places can serve as fulcrums or as sites for putting Schopenhauer’s philosophy into perspective.

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