Science cannot avert a single thunderbolt. Western science is a product of the Apollonian mind: its hope is that by naming and classification, by the cold light of intellect, archaic night can be pushed back and defeated.
Cities are cauldrons of creativity. They have long been the vehicles for
mobilizing, concentrating, and channeling human creative energy.They
turn that energy into technical and artistic innovations, new forms of
commerce and new industries, and evolving paradigms of community
A Spectre is haunting multinational capitalism–the spectre of free information. All the powers of ‘globalism” have entered into an unholy alliance to exorcize this spectre: Microsoft and Disney, the World Trade Organization, the United States Congress and the European Commission.
Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation; our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.
“Yes,” he had said, “we no longer have any inner voices. We know
too much these days; reason tyrannizes our lives.”
To which she had replied: “I like the company of women. They
don’t know anything and are unfragmented.’
And Amheim had said: “Nevertheless, a beautiful woman under-
stands far more than a man, who, for all his logic and psychology,
knows nothing at all of life.”
One more experiment. Experiments, facts,truth of the highest instance.
There’s no such thing as facts. Especially here.All this is someone’s idiotic invention.
Don’t you feel it? But you, of course, must find out whose invention it is.
And why. What good can your knowledge do?
For no matter how much a work of art may appear to be a historical datum, and
thus a possible object of scholarly/scientific research, it is always the case
that the work says something to us, and it does so in such a way that its
statement can never be exhaustively expressed in a concept.
I, like other philosophers, have a habit of understatement in which “it seems plainly false” means “it is plainly false.”