Taking Appearance Seriously: The Dynamic Way of Seeing in Goethe and European Thought by Henri Bortoft
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The world isn't just acollection of finished "things." Every "thing" is a process. Like a river flowing downstream, we cannot just judge it as it has flowed; we need to also treat it in its "flowing." It's like trying to treat cheese as if it were milk. You can learn to see hte "producing" of things, their appearANCE. It takes seeing the essence of things IN their appearance, not as something that is cut off from us in some invisible thing-in-itself or world of the forms. The world is a gesture; the invisible is merely the expression in the face of the visible.
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