A Māori reflection on Spinoza’s primordial

  • Carl Mika

Abstract

Māori philosophy is at an exciting point as it looks to other sources for inspiration. In this paper, I refer to some key Māori concepts and terms with Spinoza’s notion of primordial substance in mind. Some Māori terms such as ira (the manifestation and persistence of a thing), whakaaro (indebtedness to a primordial substance) and Papatūānuku (primordial substance) are relevant here. I do not seek to compare Spinoza and Māori thought as such but instead to work with Māori concepts and terms with Spinoza in the background.

 

Published
2021-11-22
How to Cite
Mika, C. (2021). A Māori reflection on Spinoza’s primordial. Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, 42-48. https://doi.org/10.24135/ijara.vi.672