Thursday, December 30, 2004

I've spent some time recently thinking about somebig questions of the classic sort, the meaning of life, the existence of evil, some stuff regarding god. Tentatively, I've reached the conclusion that either English is a piss-poor language when it comes to thinking about big questions, or it's something about English speaking culture. I don't think it's an accident that there aren't that many really solid philosophers who philosophized in English. Or religious thinkers either for that matter.

I think that if a people were to come about who could actually come close to formulating answers to big questions they would probably speak a language that was simpler and perhaps live a simpler kind of life. Less cable TV, less Top 40 radio, less magazines, less nightly news. More sitting around thinking.


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