Personal and Participant

"(Knowledge is neither objective nor subjective - that Cartesian separation is both illusory and outdated. Our knowledge is inevitably personal, and participant.) Or, as Goethe once wrote: 'The beginning and the end of all literary activity is the reproduction of the world that surrounds me by means of the world that is in me.'" 

- John Lukacs, The End of the Twentieth Century and the End of the Modern Age