Re: [-empyre-] form constants

On 3 Jan 2005, at 5:59 am, Simon Biggs wrote:

The pursuant discussion to this on Empyre has tended strongly to the
empirical. Why is it that the art and technology area attracts determinists?



Perhaps because art deals with mediation and meaning, and with the rapid development (and implementation) of technology in our age, one tends to ask for the justification of change.

Some would opine that the Confucian system of ethics is highly resistant to change. But given the Chinese "world-view" of change being inevitable (I-Ching's line on "Heaven changes, the gentleman forces himself not to rest." -- direct translation), might Confucius have had his eye on restricting the pace of change than forestalling change itself.

Best Kwok Heng

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