Friday, March 6, 2015

quotes of the day

"Nature is the negative because it is the negative of the Idea. Jakob Böhme says that God’s firstborn is Lucifer."
- G. W. F. Hegel, Philosophy of Nature §248

"For vertigo and creativity is indeed what the romantic dialectic seeks to find at the center of rationality itself, insofar as rationality is invention and therefore a fragment of natural force."

- Alain Badiou, ‘Forward: What is it to Live?’

"The theory of induction is the despair of philosophy - yet all of our activities are based upon it."

- Alfred North Whitehead

Hegel and the Art of Negation: Negativity, Creativity and Contemporary Thought (amazon link HERE).