Delivered in Glasgow from 1935–1937, Dixon’s course of Gifford Lectures, entitled The Human Situation, explores the life of the human soul and contrasts a rationalist/scientific understanding of the world with Dixon’s own poetic/spiritualist understanding. Alongside Plotinus and Leibniz, he asserts that all nature is animate with endless congeries of monads that are ever in pursuit of becoming.
The Human Situation
Dixon’s two courses of Glasgow Gifford Lectures, delivered from 1935–1937, were printed immediately following their conclusion in 1937. In his magnum opus, The Human Situation, Dixon discusses the nature of the human soul with respect to humanity’s historical, cultural and philosophical situation. He argues that human experience—wisdom and folly, dreams and desires, creations and destructions—are integral to the process of cosmic becoming.
- Michael W. DeLashmutt, University of Glasgow