It is not just a question of looking at the so-called “individual” as an organic unity, but of looking at that organic unity within the larger organic unity of Being. This goes against the entire history of our culture; we are defined by our historical addiction to analysis, looking at phenomenon in artificial isolation, to the detriment of Being and ultimately of ourselves.
“We are the children of an enlightenment, one which we would like to preserve; but we can do so only by making a pact with the old goddess.”
from Irrational Man by William Barrett
“Man masters beings, but Being- the open region in which both subject and object stand out and are thus not divided- is forgotten.”
Irrational Man, William Barrett