piat1 at bellsouth.net
Fri Apr 26 09:01:27 EDT 2002
Karey Perkins wrote:
But, what I didn't pick up until I started on his non-fiction (which is slower going than the fiction, I'm still on "Signposts in a Strange Land" and haven't made it to the others yet), is that he is also NOT a dualist! Of course it's obvious after the fact (Love in the Ruins and Tom More's lapsometer measuring the physical/spiritual split; the "San Andreas fault"...). This also relates to our immanence/transcendence discussion -- what Percy's saying is he's not a dualist.
So what is he?
Enjoyed your post! I don't know what Percy is or considered himself philosophically. A Christian of course --perhaps a Christian existentialist of the Peircean pragmaticist variety. I think he may have seen language as in some way mediating the dualism of mind and body. Thanks for the fun and illuminating comments.
I wonder about the relationship between religion and philosophy. They both address some of the same questions. Is it mostly a matter of faith vs. reason? Faith were reason fails?
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