A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, ideas, and ephemerality

My view:  we can't step twice into the same spiderweb of ghostly presuppositions, the intricate skeletal chemistry of language is just too complex to reconstruct that particular experiment.  The world of normative and conceptual and cultural forms is infinitely more capillary than we can articulate.  I had some residues of a naive Platonic faith in the universal structures of logic and intellect for years and years until about 15 years ago when it occurred to me that Kierkegaard knew exactly what he was talking about--some ideas occur to you only once in your whole lifetime.  Some ideas are truly the rarest of rare species, delicately balanced and inflated little soap-bubbles.

Kenneth Smith

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