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.
Monthly Archives: May 2014
The Enlightenment’s Inner Darkness
“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
Mastery and The Loss of Being
“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