I have recently read two of Henri Bortoft’s books, The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe’s Way of Science and Taking Appearance Seriously: The Dynamic Way of Seeing in Goethe and European Thought. I am particularly fascinated by the dynamic way of seeing which is explained at length by Henri Bortoft. It’s important to take the ‘appearance’ seriously if we are going to be able to see ‘life’ both in nature and in our work. The ‘wholeness’ of work is, in my view, an important aspect of more life-giving work. I will come back with reviews of the books and explore these thoughts further.
For a compilation of quotes from the books, see Henri Bortoft in his own words by Simon Robinson.