Sunday, January 08, 2012


Life in a Box

Mary Midgley, Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature (London: Routledge, 2002), p. 349:
Man is not adapted to live in a mirror-lined box generating his own electric light and sending for selected images from outside when he happens to need them. Darkness and a bad smell are all that can come of that. We need the vast world, and it must be a world that does not need us; a world constantly capable of surprising us, a world we did not program, since only such a world is the proper object of wonder.
Related post: Indoors.

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