Monday, August 28, 2017

Some of our problems are philosophical, but we don't often talk about poetic problems. Sometimes, however, a solution will seem poetic.

It is sometimes said that philosophical problems are precisely those that can't be solved. The point is to recognise that there is no solution.

I think poetic solutions are those that have no problems. We say an event or deed is "poetic" when it extricates itself entirely from the problematic.