Getting down and dirty with Ethics

“The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. [People] are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behaviour as spiders are to weave themselves webs” ~ John Dos Passos “Suppose someone were to insinuate something otherwise than ethics, something about suffering” ~ Magdalena de la Cruz John Caputo’s impious writing […]

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The Erotic Life in the World

“One could write a philosophy of beauty using the family of concepts which includes glimpse, glance, touch, taste and whisper, all of which suggest a special style of attention which is patient and reverent, content with a suggestion or a clue and then willing through its own imagination to fill out the invitation to beauty” […]

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If I were to have a daughter, then I would name you Aletheia Several years ago, I read that Aletheia, “before it became “truth” in the limited sense of a correspondence between a proposition and an object of cognition, named being as the primordial movement of “unhiddenness,” being unveiling itself in beings, the darkness of […]

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Vive les fantômes!

“I only met you this morning, but to me you’re already permeated by all sorts of phantom figures”, so Derrida in ‘The Science of Ghosts’. We encounter each other daily, social species who we are. Small talk, deep talk, virtual talk, body talk, no talk. Our interactions range from split second glances to long conversations […]

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