Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001326, Wed, 18 Sep 1996 13:03:46 -0700

Re: Nabokov?Freud?Jung (fwd)
From: Alexander Justice <jahvah@empirenet.com>

>I believe VN resisted these three theories because the particular focus of
>philosophical and artistic inquiry -- awareness of consciousness embodied
>in the
>perishable flesh and the relationship of this consciousness to the phenomenal
>world -- required rejection of united spacetime and its All-time
>word-lines, of
>natural selection with its predator-prey-food-climate hatchet,

Begging to differ, I thought VVN had reservations about evolutionary
theory (as understood by him) based on his scientific study of mimicry
and his concrete observations that it goes farther than natural selection
alone should be able to make it go. That is, the details composing
mimetic features were much finer that predators could observe or needed


Alexander Justice * jahvah@empirenet.com * Gowers, California, USA