Goethe's Faust

#33 – The Loss of the Creature


Scott and Dr. Karl Schudt discuss Walker Percy’s essay on how preconceived ideas about experiences cause us to overlook their essence.

Why do so many people surrender their experiences of things to the way others want those people to experience them?

How do we get around Percy’s “symbolic complex” of a book or a place, and find a way to experience the thing in itself?

Can we be sovereign in our engagement with the world?

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