Sometimes it’s good to forego certain pleasures in order to be all the more surprised.
Thinking is exciting and constantly confronts the thinker with questions and news. No chance to rest. Especially as calming down instills sleep, ignores questions and refuses to engage in questions.
But, one does not even need to get upset in … Weiterlesen
Newton would likely have punished this woman with his contempt. Still, her fine sense for the possibilities and the power of thinking – which is not subject to gravity anyway – instills both courage and hope.
It was not by chance within the context of his treatment on Aesthetics that Hegel (or perhaps rather his former student Heinrich Gustav Hotho who, after Hegel’s death, reworked these Lectures on Fine Art for print from incomplete manuscripts and … Weiterlesen
Conscious failure engenders learning processes, in other words: the attempt to think, act and become smarter. Hence one has to consider failure as a quality and not as defeat – which, psychologically, is not easy to do. Success has a … Weiterlesen
A very dangerous weapon: a sword whose blade is sharpened on both sides can cut or penetrate bodies easily and instantly at the slightest contact. This type of sword is also known from the Christian and Islamic religions. Besides being … Weiterlesen
The industrious designer, architect, engineer, physicist and theorist Buckminster Fuller could base this statement on an abundance of empirical material because many inventions and a considerable number of smart projects in design and architecture and also pioneering theories and ideas … Weiterlesen
It did not help this revolutionary, feminist and writer that she lived in the times of the French revolution: she demanded that both slavery and the death penalty be abolished, that a luxury tax be levied to support the poor … Weiterlesen
For logic is a homespun system: a system whereby a brick is considered a foundation, such as the word of God, with further bricks indifferently piled on top. The resulting edifice provides security, is easy to live in, and, referred … Weiterlesen
The fact that, as early as at the end of the14th century, women’s bodies were already considered as being ‘softer’ than those of men may be noteworthy as it was a woman who publicly made this statement at such an … Weiterlesen