On 9/21/2011 7:52 AM, Chokh Raj wrote:
> The whole is larger than the sum of its parts.
The whole is larger than some of its parts.
And here is one of Gunnar's favorites:
Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.
> *From:* Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>
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> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7:08 AM
> *Subject:* Re: Absolutist Poetry ...
> "A whole" Maybe a black whole? ;->
> Facts are artificially isolated sensory (ie visual) data. They are not
> experience, although they do tend to be measurable, and measurement is
> the god of science..
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken Armstrong"
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> Subject: Re: Absolutist Poetry ...
> > This is why, in the matter of interpretation, "facts" are such
> dangerous critters as objects of knowledge. They'll always eat a whole
> in the fact-collector's bucket.
> > Ken A
> > Chokh Raj wrote:
> >> /Philosophy and Poetry: vis-a-vis the absolute and the not-so-absolute /
> >> // "We are certain of everything - relatively, and of nothing -
> >> 'Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and
> yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet
> never escapes itself.'
> >> -- TS Eliot, ' Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of FH Bradley'
> >> *The Poetic Strategy*
> >> By Hilary Lawson
> >> Centre for Literature and Philosophy
> >> University of Sussex, 2008
> >> http://www.sussex.ac.uk/clp/resources/poeticstrategy#_edn17 Darkling
> I listen ;-) CR