On the non-evidence of freedom in Spinoza

Schelling calls it the boundary that sustains the dual extensity between excitability and irritability, remisniscent of Plato’s chora. It’s the proverbial indivisible remainder that splits our consciousness of reality between quantitative indifference and mere difference, between potency and the immanence of phenomenology. It is the space interval where consciousness can posit the self-evidence of negativity … Continue reading On the non-evidence of freedom in Spinoza

Infrared imaging promises new insight into Plato

A word present in a passage written on the primary side of the papyrus has conventionally been viewed as a Greek term that translates as “charmed” or “bewitched”. The new imaging, however, reveals that it is unquestionably another word, which translates as “enslaved”.