Theodore Roszak, Digital Humanist, Part 2


theodore roszak is on my wavelength.

The trouble with qualities: they will not be added and subtracted. Quantities can be counted (which is objective); qualities must be evaluated (which is subjective). Of course, qualities can be reduced to quantifiable causes; that is what Newton did with color. But then they are no longer qualities. We do not see wavelengths; we deduce them.

— Theodore Roszak, Where the Wasteland Ends: Politics and Transcendence in Postindustrial Society, 1972

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