Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Adolescence, Ontology, & Obsolescence
[sifting the important from the unimportant from Object-Oriented Philosophy by doctorzamalek (Graham Harman)
All of us evolve over the years and change our tastes in one way or another. But there’s no avoiding the decisions. None of us load all philosophy books into an empty drum and choose our summer’s reading at random. We all have some sense, one that is constantly in development, of what we need to read and learn most urgently.] 7:26 PM
Then what happens to the formulation which is heroically brandished as “the” Ontology? If it goes on evolving, then why should any adolescent brouhaha be taken seriously at the first place? A coat of humility, therefore, is a sine qua non for any quest of knowledge. Mapping the areas of ignorance is also a forthright way of approaching/avoiding them.
Be that as it may, the ontology of The Life Divine stands firm and supreme like the peak of the Everest. And the Invitation of Sri Aurobindo repeats perpetually, “Who will come with me? Who will climb with me?” [TNM55]