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Raynond Ruyer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692040

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.001.0001

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Absolute Domains and Finality

Absolute Domains and Finality

Chapter:
(p.111) 11 Absolute Domains and Finality
Source:
Neofinalism
Author(s):

Raymond Ruyer

Alyosha Edlebi

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.003.0011

This chapter explores the traits of absolute domains that relate to finality. Absolute domains are forms that actualize a transspatial potential and permits the modulation of behavior in terms of potentialities and possibilities. The chapter further discusses the dissymmetry between spatial and temporal survey, and explains that temporal survey implicates the life of “sense” in history. Finally, Ruyer shows that absolute domains are the necessary conditions for freedom and for work-activity that he defined in the second chapter, as well as the key to finalist activity.

Keywords:   Absolute domain, Finality, Transspatial potentiality, Temporal survey, Spatial survey, Life of sense, Freedom, Work-activity

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