Friday, June 17, 2011
Space vs. Time Morality II
Robin Hanson has more on space vs. time morality. He suggests that "far" = "abstract." Of course, one can come up with all sorts of utopian solutions in the abstract -- and commit all sorts of mass murders to realize those utopias, once conceived. This may suggest that there are tragic consequences to attempting to impose one's temporal morals on spatial reality. Such a tragic connection would not have surprised time philosopher J.T. Fraser, who believed that tragic art was the art form that most embodied time in its complex fullness. Nor, do I suspect, this would have surprised another proponent of tragic art: Nietzsche.