The Dynamic Way of Seeing in Goethe and European Thought
by Henri Bortoft
This challenging book explains where Western thinking went wrong, and points the way towards the revolution in thinking that is needed to get back on track.
I read it on Kindle some time ago, probably not wise for such an erudite work, but it did make it easy to recall a lot of key points by downloading my highlights.
Almost by definition, this is difficult reading, because it does not ‘come from’ the place where Western thinking habitually does these days.
Henri Bortoft has a good shot at making this understandable to such as myself, with an interest in philosophy but no great training or professional expertise. It is of course inspired by the thinking of Goethe, one of the giants of our intellectual history.
I’ve included my edited notes in the following, which may help to give an appreciation of the staggering scope of this book and of Goethe’s thinking. But there is no escape from the effort of reading the book itself if you want to understand its quite revolutionary message.Read More »