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Taking apart science for inspection,
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This review is from: The Gay Science (Dover Philosophical Classics) (Paperback)
Fred took apart the hallucination of religion by revealing its psychological pantomine. Showing the reverse of repression he encouraged the strong willed to think beyond God and build a life of solitary despair looking into the abyss whilst balancing on to holding a future vision. Religion meanwhile crushed the soul with its various strictures. This contains more quips about his thinking, built around women, religion, science, socialism, logic,customs,law, relationships.
Science and its mechanic view point is severely castigated as a partial view. It built a world on belief just as religion had done previously. An ascendancy to God as he details Newton scurrying to assemble a new scaffolding to reach the heights.
The only true reality resided in the emotions within the body and these were denigrated by religion and science, so they appeared instead in sensual music and the written word, but never allowed full reign as the noise emitted was drowned in objective interpretation rather than inhabiting the moment.
This book allows the pagan to explore the world behind the facade to the Dyonisian thrill lying under the performed charade. It has no system, all the insights are built from extended aphorisms and verse, but climbs into various crescendo's, revealing the paucity of everyday life, that makes a reader pause and smile or go nooooooo and creates a shake of the head.
Take the Time to dip in, you will not find a ready made suit, you have to create you own bespoke one from the cloth he has provided.