Plato’s Republic is a work on the human condition. Book X opens with an analysis of the nature of poetry. Poetry understood as “a paralysis…Read More Poetry and memory. Identity and diversity
“Fish are the last to recognize water” – fish are the last to recognize water. With this sentence, Alan Fletcher (2001, p. 104) sums up…Read More Like fish in the water: the strength of habit
The Smiths offer multiple insights into the complexity of love and the problem of love (another contribution, The Smiths /2). One of the themes of…Read More The Smiths /1: Between impossibility and the need to love
The Smiths have often offered reflections on the theme of time, time and waiting (see for example the other contribution on The Smiths /1). Marr’s…Read More The Smiths /2: Between now and waiting for the hour
Mobile phones, virus tracking and privacy. Apple and Google have announced that they are working together to implement a tracking system in smartphones (both iOS…Read More Viruses and social tracking
One of my favorite photographers, André Kertész, dedicated a whole series of photographs to reading, “On Reading”. Steve McCurry has done so recently, with the…Read More Reading is remembering everything
If you talk about memory, Morrissey always has something to say. Like when she sang, “you must please remember.” Increasingly, we rely on technological devices…Read More You must please remember: where did I put my memory?
Edouard Boubat, along with Eugène Atget, André Kertész and Brassa, is one of my reference photographers and was one of the emblems of humanist photography.…Read More Plutôt la VIE!
Time is silent. This is Jaspers’s lucky, insightful intuition. One of many. Already Bergson had felt the need to open his Creative Evolution by specifying…Read More And time is silent