"... Philosophy no longer has the particular form and aspect possessed by that of Plato and of Aristotle. We cannot rest content with them, and they cannot be revived; hence there can be no Platonists, Aristotelians, Stoics, or Epicureans today. To re—awaken them would be to try to bring back to an earlier stage the Mind of a deeper culture and self—penetration. But this cannot be the case; it would be an impossibility and as great a folly as were a man to wish to expend his energies in attaining the standpoint of the youth, the youth in endeavoring to be the boy or child again; whereas the man, the youth, and the child, are all one and the same individual.
>>7633672 Aristotle my man. I think the early existentialists realised there was something very wrong about the way ethics was being done in the west but their very self minded approaches weren't the solution. I think of Nietzsche and Kierkegaard as being proto-modern virtue ethicists.
No, certainly not in a world where people have completely lost faith in 'flawless' systems and are constantly confronted with crises and failures in systems that we're told are supposed to make the world a better place.
Also, the idea of the clockwork universe has been dead for more than a century. Reviving the idea will simply confront you with the same problems that mathematicians in the 18th century were confronted with, namely this slowly growing gap between model and reality, until a massive crash happens and our models are exposed for what they are, fatally simplified versions of reality
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