Beyond the Bone-Hard Confines of the Mind; Denkdichtung and the Reclamation of Ethics


  • Walter Tonetta


Die Religion, die bloss auf Theologie aufgebaut ist, kann niemals ctwas Moralischcs enthalten. Kant, "uber Pedagogik", Werke, VIII. The hubris of the great Kcna Upanishad - not resulting in the kind of nemesis we are accustomed to - provides lhc backdrop to my reflections. Most of the fourth part of this Upanishad, providing a taxonomy, elucidates the tatus of the gods - an Eastern Thomism of sort , and no less magisterial - in terms of the gods' respective distances to the Eternal. Theomachy turns into joyously ineffable theodicy.