Sunday, April 6, 2014

Word Watching

Paul Kingsnorth in his Orion article "In the Black Chamber" quotes Aldous Huxley:

"Reality as actually experienced contains intuitions of value and significance, contains love, beauty, mystical ecstasy, intimations of godhead.  Science did not and still does not possess intellectual instruments with which  to deal with these aspects of reality. Consequently it ignored them and concentrated its attention upon such aspects of the world as it could deal with . . . . In  the arts, in philosophy, in religion men are trying--doubtless, without complete success--to describe and explain the non-measurable, purely qualitative aspects of reality."

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