Date: Fri May 09 2003 - 13:37:09 EDT
Quoting Michael Eldred <artefact@T-ONLINE.DE>: > > I think you are justified in calling attention to the use of the > > term 'forms' in idealist metaphysics. I prefer to use > > terms like 'mode of representation' of value instead > > of 'value form'. Talk of representation, projection, > > and images has an optical and technical mathematical > > meaning that pushes back the metaphysics. > > Only that "representation" is a major term in Cartesian or Leibnizian > metaphysics. So you're not out of the woods yet. In fact, metaphysics > returns with a vengeance in those ways of thinking that regard > themselves as beyond metaphysics. I think that Cartesian metaphysics > more suits your standpoint, for, in the Cartesian ontological casting, > beings are representations in consciousness as magnitudes. Of course representation had metaphysical origins too, but it also has technical non metaphysical which is even more true of 'projection'. I agree in general though that all one can do is push back against the metaphysics since a long history has embeded its terminology in our language, echoes of it will persist.
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