[lit-ideas] Re: Disbelief

  • From: "Peter D. Junger" <junger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 12:52:36 -0500

JimKandJulieB@xxxxxxx writes:

: The idea in Jewish mysticism is that there is no adequate/accurate thing  
: you  can say about God -- that God is un-predicable; no predicates are  
: sufficient.  "Lo" ("nothing") is that (God) about which nothing can be 
: said.

In the tradition of Christian mysticism there is the very similar
negative theology of Meister Eckhart.

And then, of course, there is the Taoist claim:  "The Logos that
can be spoken is not the Logos."

Perhaps someone can explain to me whether these negative claims
have anything to do with the logicians' claim that existence is
not a predicate.

Peter D. Junger--Case Western Reserve University Law School--Cleveland, OH
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