Matters of size

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“His main difference with Spinoza, he said, lay in his introducing Time as weIl as Space (Extension) as an attribute of the one Substance, in place of Thought. Space-Time to Alexander, however, is the Substance, whereas Spinoza’s Substance had infinite attributes, so the analogy with Spinoza is perhaps a kinship of spirit rather than a dose resemblance of systematic notions.”

Space Time and Deity

Samuel Alexander (1859-1938)

I think this guy can convert me to his way of thinking. 😄

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"The kinship of spirit comes out, I believe, in the religious side of Alexander's philosophy. Like Spinoza, he has a sense of "Deus sive Natura": the whole world of Space-Time with its on-going nisus bringing forth new emergent qualities."

Space Time and Deity

S. Alexander

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"Alexander spoke of himself as an "Ottoman," i.e. a sympathizer with Rudolf Otto's view of religion as stemming from feelings of reverence for the holy, rather than from expicit moral and theological beliefs."

Space Time and Deity

Samuel Alexander (1859-1938)

Where is your Otto Kernberg now? 😄😄

Where is Lacan’s ‘Roman’ religion now? 😄😄

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""God," on the other hand, for Alexander is not a name for a not yet existing emergent quality, but stands for the whole universe as "pregnant" with Deity."

Space Time and Deity

Samuel Alexander (1859-1938)

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"In the speech replying to the presentation of the Epstein bust to the University of Manchester, Alexander spoke gratefully of the affection of his pupils, colleagues and friends in Manchester and elsewhere."

Space Time and Deity

Samuel Alexander (1859-1938)

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“In his recent Analysis of Matter, 1921 (p. 55), Mr. Russell says that the importance of the general theory of relativity to philosophy is perhaps even greater than its importance to physics.”

Space Time and Deity

Samuel Alexander (1859-1938)

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“Metaphysics is not the less a science for this difference, but it is dealing with the ultimates which the sciences leave over. I have ventured elsewhere to define philosophy as the study of those subjects which no one but a philosopher would think of studying.

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Yet they must be studied.

Space Time and Deity

Samuel Alexander (1859-1938)

😄

“After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Maybe it is time for me to feel the obligation of washing hands after I come into contact with a Nietzschean man.

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Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

— Gautama Buddha

"A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to our reason in their most elementary forms–

it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man."

Albert Einstein – The World as I see it

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