Monday, November 05, 2012

Owen Barfield Quote of the Day (11/5/12)

Our habit of beginning, as it were, with space and time, as if they were, with space and time, as if they were existents, and then planting a number of objects in them, may be traceable to the Cartesian innovation. Whereas it would perhaps be possible to begin with the process itself—in this case the structural process—and look at the order of events, as it were, from their own point of view. We should then perhaps find that the relation between structure and space is reciprocal and that it is not the inevitable nature of our minds, but the Cartesian abstraction, which makes us find the notion of space without structure less absurd than the notion of structure without space. — Owen Barfield (Unancestral Voice 133)

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