Mark C. Taylor


On his book Field Notes from Elsewhere: Reflections on Dying and Living

Cover Interview of October 29, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Abstract ideas, concrete experiences, and life dilemmas in the form of a philosophical memoir.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“My intellectual life has been suspended between Hegel, who is a speculative systematic thinker par excellence, and Kierkegaard, who probes individual subjectivity with unparalleled insight.”

On the second:

“People’s age and experience will influence how they respond to this book more than to others. Moreover, the response to the book will change over time.”