Friday, April 03, 2009

No fluff here but a radical disposition

Love, in so far as distinct from desire or as opposed to desire, love treated as the subordination of the self to a superior reality, a reality at my deepest level more truly me than I am myself love as the breaking of the tension between the self and the other, appears to me to be what one might call the essential ontological datum.
– Gabriel Marcel from Being and Having (New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1965), p. 167

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This quote is a good rendering of the difference between internal and external mediation ala Rene Girard.