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The Embrace of Unknowing

January 01, 2012

What if the significant difference is not between those who know the secret of the universe and those who don’t, but rather between those who do not know the secret but who acknowledge this unknowing and those who do not know the secret but who refuse to face up to their unknowing?

The title for this short reflection comes from a comment Hegel once made. A comment that offers a precise formulation of the double enigma of the human subject. In order to unpack it let us take the example of being in a marriage. Imagine that distrust and distance has slowly entered the relationship, causing a Read More