What does Uluru have to do with Neoplatonism?


Neoplatonic dialectics (culminating in the philosophy of the ‘German Proclus,’ Hegel), as Marx acknowledged, is the philosophical core, stood by Marx and Engels on its feet, of dialectical materialism.

These dialectics can be simply demonstrated – Uluru is a monolith, a unity. While it looks utterly still – in its composition, in its infinitely divisible parts, it is in unceasing motion.

The contradictory motion of those parts and the laws bearing on them are the very factors which result in the appearance of permanent unity.

I am reminded of Plotinus’ profound and profoundly poetic position regarding his One – that it is the greatest activity in the greatest stillness.

The interaction of this rock, this material composition, with the greater, infinite material whole of the world (which for Plotinus was his Intellectual-Principle, copied in the material world) will one day result in the passing of its form and contents into other material structures.

Thus everything passes, and only matter (objective reality), driven by the (theoretical) absolute of change remains.



2 thoughts on “What does Uluru have to do with Neoplatonism?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s