What do Alice in Wonderland and Mr. Anderson/Neo from The Matrix have in common?Read More
Analytical philosophy is great. I am an analytic philosopher myself.
But it also tends to “kill by dissecting”. What has been cut at its joints needs to be reassembled in order to become alive again.Read More
What do you do when you would like to learn or understand something, but ‘looking at’ is inadequate for that endeavor, and ‘looking along’ is not (yet) possible?Read More
The Star Wars galaxy cries out for redemption.
By redemption I mean a state in which everything is as it should be, and stably so: evil and darkness should not have the possibility to creep back in.Read More
A sick society must think much about politics as a sick man must think much about his digestion. (…) if either comes to regard it as the natural food of the mind; if either forgets that we think of such things only in order to be able to think of something else; then what was undertaken for the sake of health has become itself a new and deadly disease.
In his short essay “Meditation in a Toolshed” C.S. Lewis makes an extremely helpful distinction between the two fundamental ways of knowing.
He calls them looking along and looking at.Read More