Vico defines philology as “the doctrine of all the institutions that depend on human choice; for example, all histories of the languages, customs, and deeds of peoples in war and peace” (in Labio, p. 47).
The academy is an institution; rhetorical discourse is an institution. War is an institution. Peace is not. How does one exercise choice that invokes an institutionalizing of peace without negating half the human experience (aggression, desire, passion….in short, sensation itself)?
What does an “immanent metaphysics” entail? Labio affirms meditation as a narration of an ideal that one makes for oneself (48). Unless I’m reading her wrong and I pray someone will correct – or at least argue! – with me if I am.)
I’m straddling what Strawson (1979, 9) describes as descriptive and radical metaphysics (as paraphrased by sofiatopia in the link above on “immanent metaphysics). Descriptive metaphysics “is content to describe the actual structure of our thought about the world.” Radical metaphysics “is concerned to produce a better structure.”