Sunday, 17 January 2010
The Eternal in Man
Idly glancing at an ad for a new English translation of Max Scheler's The Eternal in Man, I was struck that people only ever use such phrasing (The Eternal in Man, The Infinite in Man) in a positive manner. But wouldn't it be more likely that ingesting the eternal, or the infinite, would be enormously, probably fatally, toxic to a finite being like man? The poison of the infinite.