Saturday, August 18, 2012

Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart is one of Barfield's most accessible and approachable works.  It is an homage to Thomas Love Peacock who composed dialogic, satirical novels in the nineteenth century.  In his work Barfield sums up what he feels is the problem of overspecialization among technical scientists and humanists.  He deals with society, philosophy and spirituality in a most entertaining and whimsical way, complete with roman a clef enticements.

This book is the selection for our discussion at October 2012's meeting in Boulder Colorado.  Whether you can make the meeting or not, do yourself a favor by reading the book.  It should stimulate commentary, which is bound to benefit all of us, especially if you include it here.

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