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Some may say that the interpretation of metaphysics put forth in the first chapter is too generous. Some may be so kind as to refer to it as a “strong misreading.” I prefer to call this interpretation of the metaphysical bent inherent to thinking, a forward look at the history of Western thought, or at the “retrograde movement of the true growth of truth,” to borrow the words of Henri Bergson (Bergson 1992: 11-29).