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I like tomatoes in theory. I order them with sandwiches or a salad even if they don’t come with it. Lettuce, tomato, it’s normal—it’s routine. 430 more words


The Aesthetic Experience

You call me by my name, and I come by.

I begin to love your cheeks and your nice eyes.
You remind me of something I know. 8 more words

Waltz of the Snowflakes by Elly Mackay

Waltz of the Snowflakes by Elly Mackay; illustrated by Elly Mackay. 2017. Published by RP Kids.

Brief summary: A young girl and her grandmother get ready to go in the cold and blustery December weather to the ballet. 120 more words

Picture Book Review

The irreducible significance of literature: David Wellbery on Goethe, Cavell and de Man

David E. Wellbery is LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson Professor at University of Chicago, where he chairs the Department of Germanic Studies and is a member of the Committee on Social Thought. 274 more words


On Beauty

On 26 April 2017 I participated in a panel discussion on beauty in Berlin. Here’s what I and the others said:

The word “beautiful” is used in relation to a loose range of phenomena.

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