I caught some flack here a while back for talking in terms of fleshing out intuitions/faith-commitments but all that I was gesturing towards was something akin to:
“There were two authors who helped me break free of Heidegger at that time. I had spent the summer of 1997 studying both of them in depth, by that strange sort of pre-verbal instinct that usually guides us toward our most life-changing insights.”
“Once you start playing with a semi-rigid model like this one, all sorts of discoveries pop up. Certain everyday phenomena fit in the structure of the cosmos in surprising ways. Jokes, for instance, which have long been one of my favorite themes, turn out to be a basic ontological feature of reality.”
Though not myself big on jokes–puns on the other hand–I really enjoyed reading the interview, if only for its vocab recap: Ontology, onticology, and the new to me, ontography.
Not to be excessively waggish, but would someone please give me a heads up when we arrive at coining “ontolingus”? If ever there was a word “to be spoken out of the darkness” surely that’s it.