Saturday, December 03, 2011
Sri Lanka’s Groundviews reports on Msgr. Francesco Follo, Permanent Observer of the Vatican to UNESCO, at World Philosophy Day's discussion of “Political Movements for Change: What Ethics?”, or, the unheimlichkeit of being like a rolling stone.
Msgr. Follo evoked Novalis who said that philosophy gives the courage to go on. Martin Heidegger says that the crucial question of philosophy is to find a place to dwell. But in order to find a place to dwell you have to go on. Then again Bob Dylan said there’s “no direction home”. So these are the problems of philosophy, to find the direction home, to find a place to dwell and find the courage to go on.
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