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The Logic Against Humanity

ISBN: 9781584209447
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The Logic Against Humanity is considered by many to be Massimo Scaligero's most important work. It examines the difficulties faced by modern-day philosophers and scientists who employ "discursive" thinking to explain the mystery of human existence. "Discursive" thinking, which accounts for the inherent limitations of rationalism and scientific presumptions, is viewed by Scaligero as a form of mental disorder, widely prevalent in today's culture. Indeed, he shows how members of the scientific community and academia--unaware of the effect of thinking's adherence to bodily forces--are often themselves inadvertent diffusers of the mental disorder that they seek to analyze in their research. In the first half of the book, "The Myth of Science," Scaligero discusses numerous topics, including ways in which the works of Freud and Jung have led to the elimination of the "sacred" through the "sacralization" of the unconscious. In the second half of the book, " The Path of Thinking," the author contends that, to remedy problems of modern thinking, we must cultivate the perception of the "being" of thinking--a perception that has eluded many thinkers, from Hegel to Krishnamurti, who were unable to liberate their thinking effectively from "discursiveness." Massimo Scaligero insists that a "science of thinking" must be engendered within humanity--thinking that transcends the limits of conceptual elaboration--a science enlivened continuously by the living being from which it arises. In helping us toward this end, Scaligero elucidates a path based on "the techniques of concentration," ultimately necessary to the realization of the "I AM." C O N T E N T S Translator's Note PART ONE: THE MYTH OF SCIENCE I. The Problem from Which We Flee II. The Logical Forms of the Inner Decline III. Dialectical and Analytical Precariousness IV. Formal Automatism and Paranoia V. The Methodology against Science VI. The Meaninglessness of Semantics VII. Na.ve Realism Codified: The New Analytical Logic PART TWO: THE PATH OF THINKING I. The Search for the "I" II. The Lineaments of a New Science of Perception III. The Independence of the "I" from the Support IV. The Logic and Technique of Concentration V. The "I AM" Notes Glossary