Contained in this book are ruminations on philosophy form the most basic (what is the value of religious intuition, or intuition in general?) to the most subtle and difficult (how does the constant and inevitable erroring translation affect our processes?). Many of the ideas deal with problems of mind, and of how we can think without the chilling effect of hard logic, while retaining the valuable effects of our deeper selves.
There’s also a range of content which focuses on Postmodernism. First, there’s a set of articles on the philosophy of postmodernism – ways of using the approach that it suggests to unpick or sophisticate other thoughts. Secondly, there’s a series of case studies of specifically postmodern artefacts, from buildings and albums to films and literature.
Explorations in using philosophy to navigate the real world problems of mind, learning, making mistakes, and the minefield of abstraction that is postmodernism.
There are a few questions that have always kept me wondering. This book is my attempt to answer or at least understand some of them, including:
What is the value in being wrong?
What is intuition?
How can development of the mind and soul be improved in practical ways?
What is postmodernism, and what actual impact does it have? How can we use it to rethink the world?
What is religion, and why is it useful?