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Amor fati – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amor_fati My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it –all idealism is … Continue reading

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M.A. Numminen sings Wittgenstein

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57PWqFowq-4 Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, daruber muss man schweigen. L. Wittgenstein “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.”

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Hobbes in Hebrew: The Religion Question – NYTimes.com

http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/hobbes-in-hebrew-the-religion-question “Leviathan” is arguably the most influential work of Western political thought, and one of the most analyzed. Yet the first full Hebrew translation of Thomas’s Hobbes’s work was only published last month. While the first two parts have long … Continue reading

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Google is giving us pond-skater minds | Andrew Sullivan – Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/andrew_sullivan/article4136782.ece Here’s something I didn’t know: Friedrich Nietzsche used a typewriter. Many of those terse aphorisms and impenetrable reveries were banged out on an 1882 Malling-Hansen Writing Ball. And a friend of his at the time noticed a change in … Continue reading

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To sleep less and dream more — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

http://www.ralphmag.org/AL/marquez-last-words.html If for a moment God were to forget that I am a rag doll and granted me a piece of life, I probably wouldn’t say everything that I think; rather, I would think about everything that I say. I … Continue reading

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Sartre and de Beauvoir & Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

http://fanonite.org/2007/08/02/sartre-and-de-beauvoir/ Aperotos Eros Strong as death, and cruel as the grave, Clothed with cloud and tempest’s blackening breath, Known of death’s dread self, whom none outbrave, Strong as death, Love, brow-bound with anguish for a wreath, Fierce with pain, a … Continue reading

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