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date: 19 January 2021

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This chapter suggests that metaphysics in modernity has focused on the determinability of being, and with bringing being from a perplexing and equivocal indeterminacy towards more and more univocal determination. We look to overtake conceptually the original overdeterminacy, and to that degree the project is also the overcoming of metaphysical astonishment. To this end we reconfigure the given ethos of being in a variety of univocal figurations. The end of metaphysics seems to lie in the absolute determinability of being, and with this the dissolution of the original astonishment. The doing of metaphysics is its undoing. The chapter examines how an unrelenting stress on determinability yields the inverse result, namely, an indeterminacy verging on the voiding of being. The reflections here lead to Kant and Hegel as hugely significant for metaphysics in modernity, and for what comes after modernity.

Keywords: metaphysics, being, Immanuel Kant, Hegel, modernity

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