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The triformation of the myth of paradise as a model of metaphysics

The essay treats the triformation of the myth of paradise from Georg Simmel's, Max Weber's, Friedrich Nietzsches and Jean Baudrillards standpoint. The triformation is a dynamic-structural model, which consists of three moments: 1) original unity (paradise), 2) separation as a break of the unity (fall of the man), and 3) restoration of the unity as a project, utopia or nostalgy (resurrection). This kind of Christian model produces tensions and determents (for instance: desire and hope), from which it absolves the man by it's own economical conditions. Absolvation is never perfect or final, because then the triformation would lose it's dominance. Formerly the priests retained their power on the one hand by maintaining the hope of absolvation and on the other hand denying its means. Today certain philosophies propagate desire, but deny final gratification. The model of unending aspiration is so deeply rooted in present thinking, that when for example Baudrillard criticizes it, his criticism is considered only irony.

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