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Gustav Metzger: LIFT OFF! at Kettle's Yard

Kettle’s Yard in its current state is a hybrid between art gallery and science laboratory, as it presents some of Gustav Metzger’s Auto-Creative Art works, recreated from those he first made in the 1960’s and curated by Elizabeth Fisher. 929 more words


Diogène d’Œnoanda : Epicurisme et controverses philosophiques

Un épicurien du IIième siècle de notre ère, Diogène d’Œnoanda, a fait graver un résumé de la philosophie d’Épicure sur un mur de portique dans sa ville, Œnoanda en Lycie. 380 more words

Ancient Atomism

The Wright choice for poet laureate

The Library of Congress exercised superb judgment earlier this month by selecting Charles Wright to succeed Natasha Trethewey as  U.S. poet laureate.

There are few modern giants still standing in the world of poetry — there’s… 474 more words


On the modern philosopher.

There is no modern philosopher. The philosopher turned into the autodidact and the polymath. The modern philosopher is a sort of layman intellectual.

Intellectualism is frowned upon in America, whereas, in France, for example, the term ‘public intellectual’ is used to described a revered and well educated member of society. 432 more words


Cose Naturali - Lucretius for us

A great short film by Germano Maccioni, in which an old Italian man impersonates Lucretius…