We have lost track of the dimensions of philosophical language

MyCn18: An Hourglass Planetary Nebula

MyCn18: An Hourglass Planetary Nebula

‘…we have so little experience in taking metaphorical speech seriously as a carrier of philosophical meaning that we read right past it. …we have become so accustomed to the monotone hum of the abstract concept and the category, the fluorescent buzz of the argument, that we have lost track of the dimensions of philosophical language. We have forgotten its secrets and cannot recollect its manner of eating bread and drinking wine.’

Donald Phillip Verene, Hegel’s Recollection: A Study of Images in The Phenomenology of Spirit, State University of New York Press, Albany, New York, 1985, 34-35

M2-9: Wings of a Butterfly Nebula

M2-9: Wings of a Butterfly Nebula

Planetary Nebula Mz3: The Ant Nebula

Planetary Nebula Mz3: The Ant Nebula

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