Category Archives: Owen Barfield

But I’m not ‘saying’ anything…Some thoughts on Eliminativism. Part 1

I’m rather amused and intrigued by the ubiquitous use of ‘scare quotes’ in defending seemingly self-contradictory positions. I’m thinking generally here of Eliminative Materialisms whether from the Churchlands to Scott Bakker’s Blind Brain theory. It is characterized by suggesting or … Continue reading

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The First Metaphor

This is a brief exposition of an argument of Owen Barfield concerning the history of language, and its consequences. The argument consists in showing an historical inconsistency in the way we think about language, and the subsequent epistemological impossibility. There … Continue reading

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Owen Barfield: some thoughts

Hmm. Hello world! Indeed. The major impetus behind this blog was to respond to a post about Owen Barfield  at  http://speculumcriticum.blogspot.com/. The post can be found here: http://speculumcriticum.blogspot.com/2010/07/owen-barfield-part-1.html I was just searching the internet (again) for anything contemporary on Barfield … Continue reading

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