Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: The Failure of Organized Religion with Philosopher Paul Weiss

As a philosopher, Weiss is mainly known for his metaphysical writings such as Being and Other Realities. His other philosophical works include books and articles on epistemology and cosmology. He even published eleven volumes under the title Philosophy in Process, detailing his continuing and sometimes daily reflections over the years 1955–1987. A seminal point of Weiss's philosophy is that Being consists of a plurality of individuals that are unified by universality, which gives a structure to all there is, but that is also irreducible in four distinct ways.[4] During his prime, Weiss maintained a style of philosophy that was considered by many to be out-of-date. In fact, Weiss opposed the philosophies of the analytics, the logical positivists and the Marxists. His was a philosophy on the grand scale-philosophical system-building in the style of Kant, Hegel, or Peirce.- Paul Weiss (philosopher)

Recorded on November 14, 1966

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