Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I was invited by Bruce Manuel, the editor of the Newsletter of the Institute of Metaphysical Science (Oct-Dec 2009) to submit an article on the topic of Truth. If you don't subscribe to the IMS you will find my article printed on the Divine Science Website in early October.
I'm reading Pooh and The Philosophers by John Tyerman Williams, "in which it is shown that all of Western Philosophy is merely a preamble to Winnie-the-Pooh." Alfred N. Whitehead said once that the European philosophical tradition "consists in a series of footnotes to Plato." The Pooh Perplex (1979) by Frederick C. Crew and The Tao of Pooh (1982) by Benjamin Hoff all challenge their readers to bring new meaning to their reading. You will remember that we read, not to discover what the writer is thinking, but what we are thinking. Are you a stoic? A rationalist or empiricist? An existentialist? You might see yourself in the Pooh stories or someone you know in the characters of Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, or Pooh. It's a fun, informative read.