Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bound to the Subjective

One draws a magic circle around oneself
To keep everything out that doesn't fit
One’s secret games
Each time life breaks through the circle,
The games become puny and ridiculous
So one draws a new circle
And builds new defenses

Ingmar Bergman
Through a Glass Darkly

I parted with Kierkegaard to find Descartes:
Cogito, ergo sum – I think, therefore I am
All is in doubt outside the strictest empirical knowledge
Yet, somehow, truth remains bound to the subjective
And the troubled realm of Kierkegaard.

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