Upcoming Lecture at UGA

I am giving a lecture Friday to my first presentation to a graduate department at the University of Georgia. I am writing a book on religious toleration rooted in James’s metaphysics of pure experience, and I started out my argument by first going to his criticism of representational metaphysics. Like postmodernism, James’s metaphysics of pure experience arises out of a critique of access to reality, and falling prey to the illusion that reality is a static changeless thing that reason/nous/intellection/intuition can access as it is. This illusion comes in both rationalistic forms and Hegelian idealistic monisms. I’ve been pouring over the draft and only have time to do the first half of the chapter. Should be fun.


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