Friday, June 2, 2023

Where is that Netflix show?

 Kierkegaard was a Danish pastor, a great admirer of Hegel. Suddenly he declared war on him, in one of culture's most dramatic moments.

 —  A Guide to Philosophy in six hours and fifteen minutes by Witold Gombrowicz, pg. 46

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Forecast: stay inside

The harsh sobbing air dries the membranes of throats and noses... Clouds of dried blood walk the streets like prophecies.

-Lawrence Durrell, describing dust storm season in Alexandria, Egypt in Justine

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

You didn't read that in Freud

 “the lapel is a gentleman’s expression of vulva-envy.”

-Lisa Robertson, The Bauderline Fractal, pg 1??

Hegel 0, The Planets 1

I like Hegel, really. I like him even in all his moments of madness that you mentioned. He even tried to deduce the exact number of planets as an attribute of the absolute. That was a big risk, which was immediately rewarded by the discovery of another planet [Uranus].

-Alain Badiou, in German Philosophy: A Dialogue, pg. 23