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The Intimate UniversalThe Hidden Porosity Among Religion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics$
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William Desmond

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178761

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178761.001.0001

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The Idiotics of the Intimate Universal

The Idiotics of the Intimate Universal

(p.201) Chapter 5 The Idiotics of the Intimate Universal
The Intimate Universal

William Desmond

Columbia University Press

Chapter 5 explores the idiotics, addressing first the pre-determinate intimacy of the intimate universal, an intimacy very difficult to address directly, since all addresses are already more determinately articulated in a more or less public space than the idiotics of the intimate as such. Desmond explores what lies at the deepest ontological intimacy of our being, what he call the porosity of being, the patience of being, the endeavor to be, the love of being as good and its mutation into evil and will to power, the piety of the family.

Keywords:   intimacy of being, endeavor to be, love, evil, piety, the family

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