Thursday, November 01, 2018

A worthy undertaking …

… Tom Stoppard, Always Tackling ‘The Hard Problem’ - The New York Times. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

He prefers to believe in some immaterial element. It’s a belief that many of his plays quietly promote, that there is something else — call it love or grace or divinity — that shapes our ends. It’s the claim that Hilary (Adelaide Clemens), the young psychologist at the heart of “The Hard Problem” makes. “The God idea shoves itself to the front like a doctor at the scene of an accident, because when you come right down to it, the body is made of things, and things don’t have thoughts,” she says.

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