Seek white space knowledge - is the mysterious advice given in the footer of every page of this purely philosophical-poetic work; a work that shows a marvellous fluidity and rapidity of thought. While it neither advocates nor adheres to any philosophy per se; a philosophy in the sense of being a time-honoured discipline hauling and dragging after itself otiose luggage of correct principles of reasoning - it definitely does concern itself in its own lyrical way with profound questions on what exists, what are some of the essential natures of things, how we live our lives, what ‘knowledges’ are thought to be and above all it concerns itself with safeguarding the spontaneity of speculation.
This delightfully exhilarating work has healing qualities about it in that through means of its powerfully nebulous thought engagements it encourages the mind back out into the heartland of wondrously uninhibited speculations. Hearing in the Write presents diversion and digression in thought and expression as essential ingredients for the good of our intellectual health.
The fonts and page numbering in this ebook correspond to the 2007 hardback edition.
Richard Mc Sweeney: Risteárd Mac Suibhne; Richard of Éire/Ireland is a self-designated Planet Earth philosopher of the natural kind; a self-originator who enjoys expressing his ideas and insights: his philosophical fiction* in a charmingly personal prose-poetic style.
* “Philosophical fiction: fictional literature that enjoys carefree-ly philosophising on anything it so wishes; on anything it so wishes without letting itself be bound by any philosophical system, logic or method.” RMcS
Being made available here in the Google Play Store is an anthology of 16 such works.
Richard has a Masters in Chinese Taoist Philosophy (Lao-Tzu & Chuang-Tzu) from Seoul National University which he gained through the mediums of Korean and Classical Chinese. He was also enrolled in the PhD programme for two years in the same department at SNU. He has a BA in Korean Language & Literature from Kyunggi University in Seoul and a Diploma in Philosophy & Arts from Saint Patrick’s College in Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland. The latter he gained while being (for six years) a Catholic seminarian for the priesthood with the Missionary Society of St. Columban based in Dalgan Park, Navan, County Meath in Ireland.
He had been an expatriate in the Republic of Korea for thirteen years; in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for three years and a further three in the United Arab Emirates respectively.
He is happily married to Sung-ja Lee of Seoul, Republic of Korea. Since 2001 they have been living in Ireland. Their son and daughter are also happily married and have children of their own.
His website is - Rivers2c.com.