22.8.07

Angels and Beasts

In the section of Angels that deals with angels and beasts, Serres explores the dynamic of chaos and order through mythical creatures. The categories we use to demarcate each, assigning certain attributes to the angels and other, generally contrasting attributes to the beasts or monsters or demons. Our own world bears witness to the complexity of trying to neatly scribe such lines between things. When it is most confusing, I imagine some analytically fixated scholar trying to draw a line between hot and cold in a turbulent stream. There is hot and cold, as there are other polarities. The perplexity comes in learning their distinctions.

3 comments:

Maex said...

Please keep on blogging - that's a quite interesting blog-idea which just need more support.

Leo said...

Would it be possible to discuss Serres work under the light of dynamical systems and his new compreehension of the body? I would be glad to. Thank you,
Leonardo - São Paulo

Jason Hesiak said...

This is why you have to call them out by asking them their names when speaking with them :)