Monday, July 6, 2009

Flight from meaning


"The flight from worldviews in the political realm corresponds to the general flight from meaning. In this area, as in personal life, 'objectives' have taken the place of ends, and aims the place of meanings. Only worldviews hold meaning . . . . Objectives, on the other hand, point to nothing; they respond to short-term necessities."

Chantal Delsol, Icarus Fallen, page 111.