(47.) Balthasar links the absence of motherhood, and therefore also of fatherhood in the proper sense, with the rationalistically
conceived "production" characteristic of technology.
(2) However, we may be tempted, with Ellis (2001), Miscevic (2003) and perhaps Elder (2004), to be realists about natural necessity but opponents of a priori modal knowledge construed rationalistically
. (3) The main airo of this article is to suggest that such temptation should probably be resisted.
As long as the agent acts on his own motives--without external duress or manipulation--his action is free in the standard (rather than rationalistically
reconfigured) sense of the term.
Although the independence of Heidegger's thinking had also impressed Carnap, he remained philosophically bound to the rationalistically
oriented Neo-Kantianism as represented by Cassirer.
While Nehamas imagines the futurity of our involvement with beauty to be only an analogue of Stendhal's "promise of happiness," a durability of interest, I would prefer to think of our futurity with respect to the artwork in more rationalistically