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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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The Beings of the Physical World and the Fibrous Structure of the Universe

The Beings of the Physical World and the Fibrous Structure of the Universe

Chapter:
(p.140) 14 The Beings of the Physical World and the Fibrous Structure of the Universe
Source:
Neofinalism
Author(s):

Raymond Ruyer

Alyosha Edlebi

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.003.0014

This chapter tackles the main objection to finalist or neo-finalist philosophy: that the visible and tangible is more real than sense, ideas, and values. In order to confront the objection, this chapter examines the difference between physical objects and organic beings, and situates this difference in relation to potential and the trans-spatial. The elements of the universe are always in circuit with the trans-spatial and those lines of activity can only be explained by postulating a non-actualist conception of Being.

Keywords:   Finalism, Neo-finalism, Philosophy, Visible, Ideas, Physical objects, Organic beings, Potential, Being, Non-actualism

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