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

Walter Tonetta

Abstract


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.

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