This is particularly remarkable because of the fact that Sojourner Truth (a name she called herself later) was a slave, born at the end of the 18th c. In the beginning she was not able to read or write. … Weiterlesen
It is well known and at the same time surprising that Faust II contains many examples whereby the economy is explained and analysed. What is striking in this quote is how trading capital, the ‘trade’, is put into context with … Weiterlesen
There is hardly anything left to add to that equally prosaic and wise reflection. Otherwise, it goes without question, that this must not be misunderstood for art to serve a purpose, as Ad Reinhardt pointed out dryly: “Art is Art. … Weiterlesen
The bio-physicist, cyberneticist and significant representative of radical constructivism doubtlessly falls into the trap he has so rightly set up himself: the above quote claims to be true and not to be a contradiction.
Nonetheless, this short sentence is convincing … Weiterlesen
Definitions (a difficult term in itself) are appropriated by those who came up with them, Definitions are nothing but authoritarian. They state to own the entire truth and express it in simple words – as simple or even stupid as … Weiterlesen
Adorno always fought for the radical autonomy of art. Only as an alternative to everything else – and in radical separation from anything else – could art be able to create insights and to change the world.
What’s amazing about … Weiterlesen
What a smart explication of research! It’s not about positivist empirical studies. Instead, the concept of analysing through curiosity is the ability to observe and possibly even understand what is happening in the world.
It is only through awareness and contemplation of the past that we develop a concept of time and of the idea that there could be, and must be, a future – which, however, does not say anything about the content … Weiterlesen
This seems to be a very democratic statement; sometimes, however, extremely difficult to comply with it, and, at times, even questionable. As long as this concept of freedom is applied to judgements and opinions that are within an acceptable spectrum … Weiterlesen
Leaving aside the question as to what constitutes a talent and how a talent is implemented in real life: curiosity is the substance of experience and also of each kind of theory and of insight into what is happening now … Weiterlesen