A By-Product?

‎”Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a by-product, the sensation I … Continue reading A By-Product?

The Slavery of the Mind

What I mean by the slavery of the mind is that state in which men do not know of the alternative. It is something which clogs the imagination, like a drug or a mesmeric sleep, so that a person cannot possibly think of certain things at all. It is not the state in which he … Continue reading The Slavery of the Mind


Hasty deductions from highly abstract conceptions of Art, formed by leaving out all the concrete characters of all the poems and pictures we know, are one of the prime sources of critical error. Is not surprising that "Art" should be amoral, alogical, a-this and a-that, when you have arrived at art by sheer subtraction. -CS … Continue reading A-This-and-That