JOSHUA RAMEY'S ACADEMIC GNOSIS: Non-philosophy is the yoga of philosophy
Posted February 18, 2013on:
Joshua Ramey's excellent book and his recent explications on the blogosphere contain one puzzling feature. Despite the invocation of a "gnosis" based on"seeing beyond clear divisions" (p202) Ramey retains certain dualisms that hinder his message and limit its scope. For example he happily endorses Jacob Sherman's contrast between "making oneself receptive" (baptised the "Hadot-Foucault" approach, although Foucault's emphasis on "thinking differently" makes of truth itself a matter of non-recognitive creation) and "making oneself creative" (one could call this the "Klossowski-Deleuze" approach, although strangely Klossowski is absent from Ramey's book).