Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was “nearest to truth” and in a famous letter of 1940, Woolf wrote that ‘I always think of my books as music before I write them’. 270 more words
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Nikos Kazantzakis: The author who caused chaos three decades after his death courtesy of Martin Scorsese.
By James A. Haught
In 1988, fundamentalist Christians in several nations vented rage and violence because a movie, “The Last Temptation of Christ,” portrayed Jesus as a wavering human, lusting for the prostitute Mary Magdalene. 1,273 more words
“When God sings to Himself, he sings algebra, opined Liebniz.” p.18
“Sentences, oral and written (the mute can be taught to read and write), are the enabling organ of our being, of that dialogue with the self and with others which assembles and stabilises our identity. 368 more words
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Bergson…emphasizes that in fulfilling ourselves we lose most of our potentialities. This is not at all the way I see myself. Certainly when I was twelve I was tempted by paleontology, astronomy, history, and every fresh branch of learning I chanced upon; but they all formed part of the larger project of discovering the world, a project that I followed steadily.
This is the second of a two-part essay. Part 1 can be found here.
The “Image” of Thought
Chapter 3 of Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition stands apart from the remainder of the book as an engagement not primarily with difference itself but with the nature of thought – particularly the kind of thought which philosophy “ought” to be concerned with. 5,175 more words