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Volume 16, Issue 1, Spring/Printemps 2012

Ian Angus
Pages 179-202

The Pathos of a First Meeting
Particularity and Singularity the Critique of Technological Civilization

In this essay, I will outline the positive content of George Grant's conception of "particularity" and clarify it by comparing it to Reiner Schürmann's similar concept of "singularity" as a starting point for an engagement with the positive good to which it refers. In conclusion, a five-step existential logic will he presented, which, I will suggest, can resolve the important aspects of the difference between them.

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