Whew. No energy these days. I think I had touch of stomach flu or something last week. I started feeling better on Sunday, then came down with a migraine on Monday. Yesterday, I was just kinda dragging all day, though I was able to log in a full day of work and a solid exercise session, so I can’t complain too much.
If you haven’t “followed” or “liked” The Weekly Eudemon Facebook page, give it a shot. I’m now running quotidian quotes, pulling from a huge stable of quotes/passages that I’ve assembled over the past 25 years. Yesterday’s quote: “Every sin, if persisted in, will become heinous.” Samuel Johnson.
Really interesting development in my postmodern studies: One of Derrida’s major whipping boys was binaries. “Western thinking, Derrida says, has been founded upon the ‘logic’ of binary oppositions, such as mind/body, rational/emotional, freedom/determinism, man/woman , nature/culture and one term is always given a more privileged position than its opposite, in a way typical of ideologies.” Link. He apparently threw a lot of venom at the mind/body binary, based on what I heard Thaddeus Russell say in his lecture on postmodernism.
Now harken back to something Bishop Morlino once said to me: Descartes’ mind-body split has been a catastrophe for western civilization. Those weren’t his exact words, but he definitely put Descartes’ artificial split in his cross hairs.
Combine that with the Catholic sacramental view of the world.
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