HERE. So I’m trying to finish a paper/chapter comparing Tocqueville and Percy on the pop Cartesian “I” who’s at the core of the democratic idea of freedom. It’s certainly good news that no materialistic/impersonal/Darwinian/neuroscientifc account of nature can therapeutically “cure” us of that personal (but mistakenly unrelational) experience. Nor, for that matter, can drugs or “chemotherapy.” It goes without saying I’m not as sure about nanotechnology.
Sunday, August 21, 2011, 9:43 AM