“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Buddhaphobia Update

It's been a while since I've written here about Buddhaphobia

Buddhaphobia is in a transitional state (aren't we all?!). What was the whole book now seems to me to be a first chapter, or first part, of something larger. Not physically larger but more meaningful. This is perhaps the hardest project I've ever done. It's going to take a little time to get it together as a whole.

That means I shall tear down what I have and rebuild it. Never fear, some projects are like that. I wrote it under steam from The Ecological Thought. I think my writing and thinking got a lot better since then. I need to write it on its own time and I need to start from scratch, I think, then see what I can salvage. As you know it may not take long once I start it that way : )

But in the mean time I'm finishing an essay called “Buddhaphobia,” a long one, for a collection I'm planning with two Buddhist philosophers.


zareen said...

Collection? Details!

Rafal Felbur said...

Any progress on the essay? Who are you collaborating with for the collection?