There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.February 25, 2008
Why is it that whenever anyone endeavors upon the journey to truth using the brute force of their mind, it is called philosophy? Have we forgotten that we love her – and we should not try to master her, but to understand her? When did we become so prideful that we started doubting her BEFORE we got to know her?
Oh Sophia, oh sweet darling Sophia we are not worth your trouble. We have forsaken you because of our prideful attachment to our own natural talents rather than allowing you to show yourself – we are afraid that we need you. You have given us signs to lead us to philosophy, signs that fill out rich world with color and light, yet we imagine philosophy as a cold and sterile planet out of our reach. We think philosophy arises from philosophy, and that it only leads to philosophy, and that if we only understand her properly then we can achieve all. But we have forgotten that you lead us with things outside of philosophy, and that philosophy doesn’t always lead to philosophy and that just because something mimics the product of philosophy that does not mean it is philosophy.
This was never meant to be your job – we have foisted it upon you because we have no others to cling to.