Anyone feeling this?
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
A Word on Choice and Authorship
Yesterday when we were discussing the idea(s) of interdependence/interconnection and choice (especially whether it's viable to consider the sort of choices we make in a place of interdependence/interconnection-which is all of the choices we make-as "free"), it occurred to me that since interconnection is synonymous in many ways with intertextuality this would allow for us to consider making choices in one's life as analogous to being the author of one's life. Loosely taking a page from Barthes, we know that the author is dead; maybe this is an applicable lens-and helpful and fun too-through which to understand the limitations and perhaps impossibility to autonomously author our lives through a set of "freely" (read independently) made "choices".