'I was obsessed with knowing the fundamental truths of the world, and became an analytic philosopher, focused on logic and rational thinking. After the wilderness, I began to feel that there are more, juicier, ways of connecting with the world, accessing information not available through thinking. I now suspect that we can't reach the truth by analysis. My colleagues think I should write a paper about it, but I don’t.'
I ask Philosophy professor Dr Miriam Schoenfield: why did you suddenly go off solo into the wild, and what internal shift did you experience there? I share a change happening in my life where I can sometimes feel the energy of trees, then we talk a lot about vibes in the context of living in a city.