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The metaphysics of Eärwa - some thoughts posted 16 November 2008 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe metaphysics of Eärwa - some thoughts by Mithfânion, Didact

Thorsten

Since you've done such interesting essays here I thought I'd do a little in return. You may not have seen this.

First, here is the prologue for the Judging Eye which Bakker has given out, if you'd like to read it.

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Secondly here are two interviews with Bakker that I think you might find interesting, both are fairly recent:

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In one of these Bakker says:

Are there specific themes you wanted to explore in this second series?

Specifically, I’m interested in what it means to live in a world where value is objective - which is to say, to live in the kind of world our ancestors thought they lived in. Could you imagine, for instance, what it would mean to live in a world where, say, the social and spiritual inferiority of women was a fact like the atomic weight of uranium. Biblical Israel was such as world, as were many others.

We have a hardwired predisposition to &quot;naturalize&quot; our values, to think what we value things is the way things are - it’s one of many liabilities we can chalk up to our stone-age brains. This is why fantasy worlds are our doubles, our psychology writ in geographical stone, and so worth exploring in their own right.

Other than that, there’s a number of carry-over themes dealing with belief and faith as the levers of action.


This seems to lend support to your beliefs about there actually being a God and him being influences by what people believe.

Re; Mithfanion

Indeed, I am a big fan of Tolkien, particularly the Silmarillion and chose that name for it's Elvish sound. view post


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