(2018) William Desmond's philosophy between metaphysics, religion, ethics, and aesthetics, Dordrecht, Springer.
Metaxology and new realist philosophy
Sandra Lehmann continues on the previous discussion of the ontological grounding of truth by comparing Desmond's metaxology to the revival of metaphysics in the New Realism of Quentin Meillassoux. While noting the superficial similarities between these philosophical projects, Lehmann clarifies that metaxology provides a more robust alternative to the anti-metaphysical philosophies of finitude of the twentieth century. Particularly prominent in her argument is that Meillassoux's discussion of the ground of being does not allow him to escape the shadow of Heidegger's critique of metaphysics, which is something more ably accomplished by metaxology.
Lehmann, S. (2018)., Metaxology and new realist philosophy, in D. Van Den Auweele (ed.), William Desmond's philosophy between metaphysics, religion, ethics, and aesthetics, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 77-91.
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