Monday, March 14, 2016

Shortfall …

… Bruce Charlton's Notions: Colin Wilson's existential criticism - its validity and limitations. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Mortal life can be understood, and its success evaluated, only in light of a perspective which is outside mortal life, which sees it as a whole, and judges it in terms of what lies outside of mortal life. An existential criticism which denies, as a metaphysical assumption, the reality of a wider frame for mortal life, has set itself a formally, necessarily, insoluble problem.

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