Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The anarchy of atheism
Bryant's recent post on atheism is of interest in light of this recent post on the Dalai Lama saying he should be the last of his kind. Bryant thinks that atheism is not so much about the refutation of the supernatural but that of sovereignty. He also relates the latter to arche, the master narrative that rules over all. Atheism is more properly anarchy, or as Caputo says an-arche or hier(an)archy. Bryant sees it as a democracy of objects, "an egalitarianism of actors," i.e., a P2P commons.