Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Anti-Utopians

Aldous Huxley
C. S. Lewis
Ross Douthat on Aldous Huxley and C.S. Lewis:
"In effect, both Huxley and Lewis looked at a utilitarian’s paradise — a world where all material needs are met, pleasure is maximized and pain eliminated — and pointed out what we might be giving up to get there: the entire vertical dimension in human life, the quest for the sublime and the transcendent, for romance and honor, beauty and truth."
Read the whole piece HERE.
"Studying neurobiology to understand humans is like studying ink to understand literature."
--Nassim Talib, Antifragile