Overcoming the Gap

My new essay, Overcoming the Gap, is a further exploration of the question, how does culture change, or more specifically to our times, is Materialism the final interpretation of reality, pulling us towards the end of our species, and likely, all others as well? Materialism is a way of seeing the things of the world and is dependent on what could be called “the gap”. This gap is described in so many ways according to whatever particular discipline is  involved—the hard problem of consciousness (neuroscience); the subject/object split (philosophy); the schizoid state (psychology); disenchantment of the world (literature); reality/representation (art), and so on. I have gathered here in this essay the essential language drawn from some central disciplines that is needed to suggest that Materialism is simply one privileged interpretation of reality or Being. But this interpretation unfortunately has seized and paralysed our imagination, preventing us from perceiving in potentia other available interpretations which could constitute an “overcoming of the gap” and moving our culture in new directions, new futures.  

Overcoming the Gap