|Posted by Brian D
on February 29 2008, 12:26 » Uploaded
"The Western World has been brainwashed by Aristotle for
the last 2,500 years. The unconscious, not quite articulate, belief
of most Occidentals is that there is one map which adequately
represents reality. By sheer good luck, every Occidental thinks
he or she has the map that fits. Guerrilla ontology, to me, involves
shaking up that certainty. I use what in modern physics is called
the "multi-model" approach, which is the idea that there
is more than one model to cover a given set of facts. As I've
said, novel writing involves learning to think like other people.
My novels are written so as to force the reader to see things
through different reality grids rather than through a single grid.
It's important to abolish the unconscious dogmatism that makes
people think their way of looking at reality is the only sane
way of viewing the world. My goal is to try to get people into
a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God
alone, but agnosticism about everything. If one can only see things
according to one's own belief system, one is destined to become
virtually deaf, dumb, and blind. It's only possible to see people
when one is able to see the world as others see it. That's what
guerrilla ontology is — breaking down this one-model view
and giving people a multi-model perspective."
Anton Wilson on Guerilla Ontology
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