+  2022-07-26 08:52

“No higher commendation can be given any work of the human mind than to praise it for the measure of #truth it has achieved. By the same token, to criticize it adversely for its failure in this respect is to treat it with the seriousness that a serious work deserves.

Yet, in recent years, for the first time in Western history, there is a dwindling concern with this criterion of excellence.

Books win the plaudits of the critics and gain widespread popular attention almost to the extent that they flout the truth

— the more outrageously they do so, the better. Many readers, and most particularly those who review current publications, employ other standards for judging, and praising or condemning, the books they read — their novelty, their sensationalism, their seductiveness, their force,

and even their power to bemuse or befuddle the #mind.

But not their truth, their clarity, or their power to enlighten.”

“How to Read a Book” by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren

— Truth is one of the main reasons I’ve always been interested in realism and informativeness of my own #photography and, later, #filmmaking work since 1997.

 +  2021-07-04 20:22

‘The Anglo-Saxon #UFO Bias’ is just one of the many delusions affecting the frail, “best effort”, non-deterministic #human #mind running of water, oxygen and glucose.

 +  2013-09-01 06:06

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his #work & play, #mind & body, #education & recreation” – L. P. Jacks

 +  2012-04-19 02:01

“If you think your #body and mind are 2, that’s wrong. If you think they are 1, that’s also wrong. Our body and #mind are both 2 and 1” 鈴木俊隆

 +  2010-11-29 12:27

The human #mind struggles to understand and accept extremes: the #infinity of cosmos or the #finity of life.


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