By the Light of Owen Barfield

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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison April 7, 2009 at 1:07 am .

    Joel, by "technological rationalism" I just mean the rather narrow spectrum of rationality that feeds our addiction to technologies, whether they are useful, useless, or actively destructive. It seems to me there is no essential difference <I>in mentality</I> between an engineer producing an iPod and another producing a nuclear weapon; they are equally in love with methods. You see this in

  2. baj salchert
    baj salchert April 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm .

    A whole bevy of ifs, ands, buts <BR/>are popping around in my head.<BR/>-<BR/>Owen Barfield wrote a book about Coleridge I learned of from an essay by Robin Blaser I read over a year ago. Haven’t yet reserved a copy of it through the local library. The idea of <I>natura naturans</I> is all that has stuck with me. Obviously Barfield deserves more attention.

  3. jejacobson
    jejacobson April 5, 2009 at 2:45 pm .

    Joe, what do you mean by technological rationalism?

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