Overcoming Metaphysics: George Grant and the Good Beyond Being

Randy ‘Peg’ Peters

Abstract


Heidegger that Western metaphysics had led to a hegemony of scientific rationality or calculative thinking. In light of the controlling nature of this paradigm of thought, Grant articulated a meditative or contemplative way of thinking that was grounded in Plato’s notion of the ‘Good beyond Being’.1 This paper critiques modern calculative thinking and argues that an overcoming of metaphysical language is necessary if we want to talk about reason, ethics, and God. Grant believes that only a knowing–in–love rooted in the Good beyond Being can provide a way of thinking and acting justly in the modern world.





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ISSN (Print): 1705-2947
ISSN (Online): 1712-5634