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Cosmic ApprenticeDispatches from the Edges of Science$
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Dorion Sagan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816681358

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816681358.001.0001

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Conclusion Floating in to Spinoza’s Ocean

Conclusion Floating in to Spinoza’s Ocean

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(p.225) Conclusion Floating in to Spinoza’s Ocean
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Cosmic Apprentice
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Dorion Sagan

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681358.003.0016

Weaving together previously introduced strands of philosophical truth-seeking, scientific elegance, and Spinoza’s Cartesian monism, this essay traces Freud’s death drive, which puzzled him, to thermodynamics. Derrida’s archives are engaged. A near-final section posits rational religion as a Whiteheadian cosmonoia. Ends with a quote from the great Brazillian writer, Clarice Lispector.

Keywords:   science, philosophy, Bataille, Whitehead, Derrida, Margulis, biopolitics, psychedelics, thermodynamics

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