Tuesday, 16 June 2015
The Barrier Moment
However, I will comment on one statement made by the philosopher character:
"'The human psyche does not feel comfortable with any form of philosophical idealism...any belief that mind is somehow supreme over matter.'" (Admiralty, p. 309)
On the contrary, the human psyche has embraced idealism in all its forms from propitiating gods to believing that society is based on ideas like freedom rather than on a particular stage in the material struggle for survival.
Like "My Object All Sublime," in Vol 2, "The Barrier Moment" should be included in a revised edition of Past Times, the collection of Poul Anderson's non-series time travel short stories.
That's all for now, folks.