3.9.1 Individual and the World Part 1

If you were told that you were going to be given half an hour’s interview with God, and you had the privilege of asking one question- I wonder what you would ask. You might be given some preparation, too. Because, when you think what is your ultimate question,...

3.9.2 Individual and the World Part 2

So, this morning was explaining the problem of the relation of the individual to the world, discussing it very largely in the terms of twentieth century science. And showing that there was a wide discrepancy between the organism-environment relationship as described...

3.9.3 Individual and the World Part 3

Let me start by a little bit of backtracking and revision, which I shall do with the help of A.N. Whitehead. I’ve been talking about the situation of man, of the individual, in the world of nature, and the complexity introduced into this by technology, and...

3.9.4 Individual and the World Part 4

Well now. The general trend of this seminar has been from the theoretical to the practical. That is to say, I started in the first session talking to you in a very theoretical way about the relation of the individual to the world. And showing how our apprehension of...

3.9.5 Power of Space Part 1

You may think it rather nervy of me to devote this whole seminar to talking about nothing. But it’s about space. And in most people’s minds space is just nothing unless it’s filled with air. But once you get outside the air, space maybe in some way...

3.9.6 The Power of Space Part 2

Last night I began by revealing two possible concepts of the nature of space. One that it is simply an abstraction and projected upon the physical world in rather the same way that we project measurements. Lines of latitude and longitude or the cutting-up of another...