REFLECTIONS FOR THE POST-INDUSTRIAL
A PROPOSAL AND INTERVENTION.
"...I have never doubted
the truth of signs, Adso; they are the only things man has with which to
orient himself in the world. What I did not understand was the relation
among signs. I arrived at Jorge through an apocalyptic pattern that seemed
to underlie all the crimes, and yet it was accidental. I arrived at Jorge
seeking one criminal for all the crimes and we discovered that each crime
was committed by a different person, or by no one. I arrived at Jorge pursuing
the plan of a perverse and rational mind, and there was no plan, or, rather,
Jorge himself was overcome by his own initial design and there began a sequence
of causes, and concauses, and of causes contradicting one another, which
proceeded on their own, creating relations that did not stem from any plan.
Where is all my wisdom, then? I behaved stubbornly, pursuing a semblance
of order, when I should have known well that there is no order in the universe...."(1)