By Luce Irigaray
"A prime thinker steeped within the Western culture explores historic japanese disciplines, meditating on what it capacity to benefit to respire: the result's a strong problem to find the relevance of indigenous Asian philosophy to our lives. in accordance with Luce Irigaray, yogic culture supplies an essential hyperlink among the current and eternity, permitting us to reexamine and reenvision the patriarchal traditions of the West. missing own adventure with yoga or different jap religious practices, the Western philosophers who've attempted to handle Hindu and Buddhist teachings -- quite Schopenhauer -- have usually long past off course. Incorporating her own event with yoga into her provocative philosophical pondering on sexual distinction, Luce Irigaray proposes a brand new approach of figuring out individuation and group within the modern international. through returning to primary human studies -- respiring and the very fact of sexual distinction -- she unearths a fashion out of the never-ending sociologizing abstractions of a lot modern suggestion to reconsider questions of race, ethnicity, and globalization. booklet jacket."--Jacket. Read more...
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It seems to me that Schopenhauer could have learned from the traditions of India that the divine is not situated in an inaccessible transcendence. It is what I become, what I create. I become and I create (the) god(s) between immanence and transcendence. The rupture between immanence and transcendence is due, it seems to me, to . the constitution of the divine as logos having all power over the natural universe, although it is produced by only one part of this universe, at a the time of life moment of its history, .
For Schopenhauer what we designate generally as a duty to reproduce, to give birth, is linked to the most obscure and elementary passion of man. Of man, in effect. The reproduction of the species is therefore a concern of man. But this passion or this dynamis corresponds to the substance of metaphysics and of transcendence. Contrary to what we have generally been taught, meta- the time of life physics, according to Schopenhauer, is not situated in an ascending economy of forms, of norms, of ideas more and more transcendent to the sensible and to matter.
To pass to the level of Western community requires other methods. Besides the difficulty of such a collective constitution, to remain at the level of breathing would risk favoring social organizations where the person is alienated and even disappears in the group. Moreover, the Eastern traditions themselves are multiple at present, and the Asiatic aboriginal and Indo-European contributions live together there without real articulation between them. Therefore it is not a question of simply reversing History but of examining its stratifications and successive layers in order to strive toward its construction.
Between East and West : from singularity to community by Luce Irigaray