acosmism


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acosmism

(əˈkɒzmɪzəm)
n
a belief that no world distinct from God exists

acosmism, akosmism

a denial of, or disbelief in, the existence of an external world or of a world distinct from God. — acosmist, n.acosmic, adj.
See also: God and Gods
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The difference between deconstruction's word-orientated acosmism and the newer versions of thing-oriented cosmism can be fruitfully explored by comparing Derrida to Serres on the basis of their readings of Plato's cosmogony, focused on the figure of chora in Timaeus.
His view was drawn from the metaphysical acosmism of early Hasidism, particularly Chabad-Lubavitch.
Among his topics are the ontology of Herrara's Gate of Heaven and Spinoza's substance, the procession of the many, inconsistencies of creation in time, the concept of causa sui in Spinoza and its prefiguration in Herrara, and Spinoza's acosmism.
Other writers use this issue of "closed eyes" to justify Kierkegaard's purported acosmism that implies the lack of a social ethic, a point that Barrett rejects: "If not actually contradicting himself, Kierkegaard is at least engaging in a very paradoxical literary strategy.
What is noteworthy about Abhishiktananda's reflections on the Advaitic experience is his success -- despite certain acosmic tendencies -- in steering away from the controversy as to whether Advaita ultimately means acosmism or not.
Human dignity is rooted in what Spaemann calls acosmism, namely, the human ability to reflect, to distance oneself from natural ends, and to accept or reject them (200-2).