METAPHYSICS OF DAVID BIRNBAUM
PHILOSOPHY OF DAVID BIRNBAUM
Where is Option B?
Summa proposes a unified metaphysics….
call it Option A
But, where is the competing Option B?
Obviously, we have questions with regards Option A.
But, with Option A, we do seem to have an elegant, overarching, seemingly seamless, powerful, crisp metaphysics which seems to elegantly finesse an almost endless series of issues – cosmology, cosmogony, theodicy, theology, evolutionary biology, teleology – and on and on….
Option A happens to nicely dovetail as well with components of the Torah and with key components of Lurianic Kabbalah – aside from being universalistic and humanistic and empowering – to all.
So, therefore the next obvious step might be to stack our Option A against Option B.
But, what is Option B? And, where is Option B?
Which is the salient – contender, challenger, old champion?
You might say that there are 100+ contenders?
And that they are too numerous to count?
OK, but which is the salient contender?
No salient contender?
That is the point.
While Summa makes numerous assertions, they all dovetail nicely into the Potential framework – its unifying ‘spinal column’ – and the overall construct is philosophically elegant.
It is not clear which other metaphysics challenges it.