Re: How to prove the metaphysical

pat hoon (
Fri, 10 Jan 1997 11:07:11 -0400

With regards to the question about "prove the metaphysical" (an oxymoron)
I would suggest a rather obscure essay (now a small book) by Isaiah Berlin
on Hamann- The Magus of the North_ which deals with the beginnings of
modern irrationalism- which unfortunately sounds negative but that is
because of the English language not the subject matter. While a
Prussian, a Christian, and an antisemite of the times, Hamann nevertheless
reverved the word of G-D as revealed in the "Old Testament" and wrote of
the nature of faith, belief, and being. I make no apologies for offering
such a strange reading but after all we must read or all will be lost.

Patricia Hoon Galvan