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Metaphysics and Music in Adorno and Heidegger

Metaphysics and Music in Adorno and Heidegger

Metaphysics and Music in Adorno and Heidegger explains how two notoriously opposed German philosophers share a rethinking of the possibility of… 33 more words

Adorno

Beyond the Confines of the Page: John Koethe and the Late Style

In his influential book The Late Style, Edward Said observes that the late works of many artists are marked not by “harmony and resolution” but by “intransigence, difficulty, and unresolved contradiction.” Contrary what one might assume, late works are rarely Triumphs of Art, but acknowledgement of art’s limits and of the artist’s mortality. 776 more words

Poetry

A German Idealist on Globalization - and what he might have to say to an anti-Brexiteer

Rüdiger Safranski is one of the best-known philosophers in contemporary Germany. Together with his many prizes, the highly rated television programme, Philosophisches Quartett, ‘The Philosophical Quarter’, he has presented with Peter Sloterdijk, since 2002, has secured his name. 2,174 more words

Philosophy And Philosophers

Disney devours his children: deconstruction or unoriginality?

This essay was first published on Cloudbanks and Shimbleshanks in November 2014

For the relatively short time that cinema has been in existence as a medium of expression, one of the most prominent genres that has endured is the fairytale. 1,603 more words

Elizabethharper

on notes on the death of culture

The spectacle is the effective dictatorship of illusion in modern society. – Guy Debord 671 more words

Art

Preliminary Notes for a Young Poet

Preliminary Notes for a Young Poet

Poetry is like life: nothing that can be said about it cannot be equally plausibly contradicted.

Don’t trust any poet over thirty. 325 more words

Poetry

This one post

Adorno

With this one blog post I want to mark the end of dithering about what and when to write. This kind of dithering is not a harmless kind, characteristic of a kindly parent who wants to get the balance right between libertarian and Victorian parenting, or a hurried pedestrian cautious not to get run over. 970 more words