Monday, April 26, 2010

FLG Isn't Particularly Well-Read, Intelligent, Or Educated

But FLG does know that when Rufus wrote this:
Euripides[ in "The Bacchae"], I think, is saying that no human society can survive by reason alone. Without a passionate and ecstatic experience of life as beings tied to the cosmos and the natural world, however fleeting it is, our social lives become hollow routines that even we don’t believe in. We need myth. And yet, without the tethering restrictions of rational thought to connect us to the ground, our society, and our bodies, we find ourselves capable of doing anything, with all that implies.

...he was poorly rearticulating a common theme in the Western tradition. One probably used most famously by Nietzsche.

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