With the arrogance of youth, I determined to do no less than to transform the world with Beauty. If I have succeeded in some small way, if only in one small corner of the world, amongst the men and women I love, then I shall count myself blessed, and blessed, and blessed, and the work goes on. -- William Morris

Friday, April 06, 2007

It is no mystery: Kant and Thought's Hutterite Mile

On Good Friday, we recall the suffering of our Lord, who descended to the depths of fire and darkness to lift us from the confines of our self-enclosed prisons.
We continually turn away, but He continually reaches out to us, grasping for us amidst the slings and whips of our hearts and minds. He opens the gates of Heaven, the prison walls of our intellects, allowing us to embrace the beauty of mystery. This mystery is a gift often neglected by the modern mind whose gaze is so intently focused on the freedom enabled by this mystery. That freedom was so articulately explored and expressed by Kant, a brilliant thinker who bequethed to our world so many treasures. But without the mystery, these treasures rust and decay. The following is a montage of music and images designed to evoke the emotion and consequences of Kant's legacy.

Kant and Thought's Hutterite Mile

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  • At 5/16/2007 2:16 AM, Blogger A.K. Schwarz said…

    Excellent video, Brendan. Conveys the tragic nature of brilliance turned in upon itself (how ever unknowingly the case may be).

  • At 9/20/2007 10:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Who is the musician? I love it.

  • At 12/04/2007 9:36 AM, Blogger Brendan Sammon said…

    It's a band called 16 horsepower. Yeah, it's brilliant.
    So emotionally laced with what I heard as many Kantian themes. The mood of the song evokes what I think would have been Kant's mood while writing.
    but that's just me.


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