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Ain’t no cure for heaven

May 3rd, 2012 · 4 Comments

“Is the desire for transcendence a matter of psychology—in which case it’s advisable to seek a good cure?  Or is the existence of that desire fundamental to any experience we could recognize as human?” – Susan Neiman, Evil in Modern Thought

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 CJ // May 3, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I vote fundamental. Essential to an artist.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // May 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I agree. And essential to all people, I believe. Beware of those in lab coats and expensive suits who would seek to cure us of it or appropriate it for their own repressive ends.

  • 3 CJ // May 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Yes, without imaginative transcendence there’s no space for empathy. Or steamed artichoke. Who’d have thought?

  • 4 Tetman Callis // May 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Yes. The artichoke. How hungry did the first artichoke eater have to be to consider that that thing could be a food?

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