Wednesday, 2 March 2011
RELATIONSHIP OF THE GREAT PHILOSOPHICAL WRITER TO THE WORLD
The great writer, artist, philosopher … who is in the world but not of it – celibate, solitary, non-familial, capable of messianic insight and – who knows? – resolve. Someone who, in his self-determined aloofness from the world and its social obligations and/or limitations, is really against it, a kind of enemy of the world and, for that very reason, a friend of otherworldly possibilities, of Heaven and godliness (in relation to Heaven) as an approximation to the form of Heaven, to heavenly soul (joy) perceived, as it were, from outside, as proof of its metaphysical existence from a strictly male standpoint – like a close-lipped smile, the godly proof of heavenly being (joy) which both precedes and defines it. Impossible to conceive of such a universal condition existing in any but the highest (male) mind, whether now or in the (cyborgistic) future, when metaphysics will attain to perfect universality without hindrance from female or, indeed, any other distractions.