Quotable: Owen Barfield

Owen Barfield on the “prison cells” in which the humanities and science are trapped, “non-objectifying” subjectivity and subjectless objectivity.

Perhaps each needs the clasp and support of the other in his half–blinded staggering towards the light. Perhaps there is not one prison cell, but two: the ‘non-objectifying’ subjectivity, in which the humanities are immured, and the adjoining cell of subjectless objectivity, where science is locked and bolted; and maybe the first step toward escape for the two prisoners of language is to establish communications with one another.

Owen Barfield, The Rediscovery of Meaning

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