The Feat of Human Flight

Prometheus stole fire from the Gods, and now Icarus is closing in on the Sun. Daedalus reverse engineered the technology of angels and made man into bird. Will our wax wings melt in the light of space, or has the fire of spirit burst free of heavier elements? With each invention, are we more upright, or [...]

The Ideal Realism of Schelling and Emerson

I have come across a copy of Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1871 lectures at Harvard. They were his last lectures, a sort of summation and final testament of his life's work. He titled these lectures "Natural History of the Intellect." I wanted to draw attention to one lecture in particular, that on Imagination given on February [...]