Owen Barfield (9 November 1898 – 14 December 1997) was a British philosopher, author, poet, and critic.
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“Was it for this the clay grew tall?
MO what made fatuous sunbeams toil
To break earths sleep at all?”
—Wilfred Owen (18931918)
“By contrast with history, evolution is an unconscious process. Another, and perhaps a better way of putting it would be to say that evolution is a natural process, history a human one.... Insofar as we treat man as a part of naturefor instance in a biological survey of evolutionwe are precisely not treating him as a historical being. As a historically developing being, he is set over against nature, both as a knower and as a doer.”
—Owen Barfield (b. 1898)