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Berdyaev on Creative Dogmatism

In Repetition, Constantinus suggests that repetition is the “condition sine qua non for every issue of dogmatics” (324). That got me thinking, of course. Dogmatics is a dirty word in philosophy these days, and the reputation is not unwarranted. But perhaps this is a mistake. This called my attention to Berdyaev’s commitment to dogmatics–I think […]

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Is Repetition Ontological?

In my research, I’ve been confronted with the problem of whether or not “repetition” is meant to be a term describing reality as it is (an ontology) or something different. After reading an unpublished piece Kierkegaard wrote under Constantin Constantinus, I’m beginning to have serious doubts about the concept as an ontological option. The piece […]

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Deleuze on Kierkegaard’s and Nietzsche’s Method

“In relation to [Kierkegaard and Nietzsche] we speak readily of an overcoming of philosophy. Furthermore, in all their work,movement is at issue. Their objection to Hegel is that he does not go beyond false movement—in other words, the abstract logical movement of ‘mediation.’ They want to put metaphysics in motion, in action. They want to […]

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Developments in Studying Repetition

I’ve been reading quite a bit and feel like I’m inches away from cracking this slippery concept. A lot of my conclusions seem elementary now, but I’m glad to have gotten here. Here are some further developments I’m noting: In What Ways Repetition is Impossible: Reality can never have an exact repetition because every thing […]