An Enduring Faith

Nathaniel Hawthorne knew his Puritans (from The House of the Seven Gables):

“It appears to me,” said the daguerreotypist, smiling, “that Uncle Venner has the principles of Fourier at the bottom of his wisdom; only they have not quite so much distinctness, in his mind, as in that of the systematizing Frenchman.”

November 26, 2013admin 6 Comments »
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  • fotrkd Says:

    Too cryptic for me. But I’m tired of fucking circles. Do you want a system for thought as was the implication or not?

    So we must move in a circle. This is neither ad hoc nor deficient. To enter upon this path is the strength, and to remain on it the feast of thought. (Heidegger, Off the Beaten Track)

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    fotrkd Reply:

    Did I badly misinterpret this/massively overreact ?

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    Posted on November 26th, 2013 at 2:37 am Reply | Quote
  • Diogenes Says:

    Reminds me why I have a principled mistrust of fictionalists; too many of em don’t know how to make characters NOT sound like narrators.

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    Posted on November 26th, 2013 at 7:16 am Reply | Quote
  • fotrkd Says:

    To go back to basics. You say: the connection is the thought. So has thought already been initiated there (as would be most obvious), or is this the initial requirement for thinking to break out?

    Are you looking for a madeleine moment?

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    Posted on December 1st, 2013 at 1:19 am Reply | Quote
  • admin Says:

    Among other things, this (horror house) fictional formula is designed to cruelly mock the naive idea that one is master in one’s own house.
    A rambling, somewhat aged blog enters exactly the same space of disillusionment (in the strict, and active, epistemological sense, rather than the passive-melancholic one). Fotrkd’s pointed recollections — hinting at passageways through one’s own estate, of which one has less than the foggiest understanding — could not be more perfectly designed to push this effect further, into cobwebbed attics of extremity.

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    Posted on December 1st, 2013 at 1:56 am Reply | Quote
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