What a smart reflection! Apart from the first problematic term “opinion” (that’s just my opinion) “truth” is equally nebulous or ideological. And the worse when there are two polarizing opinion leaders, i.e. wranglers.
As wonderful as memories can be sometimes, as much do we often hope to forget. But, when the things we have forgotten become intrusive once again, we can hardly push them aside. Or they will be repressed – and, as … Weiterlesen
Thought as theory of legitimation: Sadly, this applies to a large part of what is discussed or published in other forms. Often, the necessary self-criticism, which is a precondition for theory and intelligent thought, is lacking.
This is the manifest tragedy of culture because (almost?) everything which is admired for valid reasons, was or is also used by various authoritarian, or even fascist, regimes: as legitimation, as alleged proof of cultural permanence, as pomp or as … Weiterlesen
The straight, predefined and normed ways do not offer any hope; they only convey a false sense of security. In fact, emergency exits always exist in societal dynamics this side of one-dimensional worlds of ideas and orientation. These emergency exits, … Weiterlesen
All of us will certainly have experienced situations in which, for various reasons, we think we are going to lose our mind. Here, Lessing conveys in a very wise way that this is neither embarrassing nor pathological because sometimes there … Weiterlesen
A physical impossibility, a literarily apt wonderful formulation. And that’s exactly how Friederike Mayröcker though and wrote, one of the best poets of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Another plausible reason to question knowledge because all knowledge is only ever presumption and, throughout history, has time and again turned out to be obsolete.
One immediately believes the self-confident seriousness of this artist, who died very young. To go beyond one’s own knowledge may drive all committed people. But the possibility of transcending knowledge beyond all efforts and educational processes is hardly imaginable – … Weiterlesen
Similar to DADA, the Situationist International also assumed that the world which is said to be real only offers irrationality and that what is considered true in this world is nonsense. However, this still implies the possibility of truth. In … Weiterlesen