Tag Archives: Arthur Schopenhauer

nature over intellect

The essence of comedy is the triumph of nature over intellect. The human comedy where hedonism replaces heroism. Tragic heroes die for what is nobler in the mind, comic heroes live for what is livelier in the flesh. The tragic … Continue reading

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the well masked person: avoiding nature’s product

Face to face. Not satisfied with nature’s product? Unsympathetic to your reflection in the mirror? Looking for more than artistry or resemblance? How about a mask? A holy picture of your inner self, to better align that precise, albeit mistaken … Continue reading

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shelter of a “false face”

In our own puerile way we sometimes take sanctuary behind impenetrable eyeglasses. For years, old and young have been wearing dark spectacles at all waking hours and in the gloomiest of places. And there are always men who rediscover another … Continue reading

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fear of hardship: price of precarity

Starving artist syndrome. Or superior creation under the wing of economic security. …. One can bring the matter between aesthetics and economics within the scope of a single hypothesis. It is that pecuniary motivation- roughly, the desire for money income- … Continue reading

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raft of the medusa redux: can i get a coke with that?

Most of us know the original sad story of the Medusa, immortalized by Gericault. There are recurring elements in pop culture that have no qualms of turning impact of powerful visual art narratives into…. Gilligan’s Island? Satire. Copy Cat art. … Continue reading

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Facing up: masked to uncover the other

Maybe Levinas was just yelling into the canyon, hearing his echo, catching the attention of a few gophers going about their business in the void. However, the implications of what he was expressing was quite profound, nothing less than a … Continue reading

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aware and beware: the amateur guru

Why is that swami smiling? They taught their doctrine in private conversation, and the doctrine was simple enough. It said that if you had the patience to go off and think about yourself for a long time, you would end … Continue reading

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poussin: willing into the trap of fantasy

In short, Poussin’s reason got him trapped in fantasy. His striving for legibility backfired: the pious Madame du Housset , who owned the Vergilian Shepherds of Arcady, had placed it in her chapel thinking it was an altarpiece. …. Poussin … Continue reading

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the office: live anywhere option

Its the new frontier. Until we arrive its going to be a bumpy road. what changes will work harken in the next ten years.The Internet, telepresence and increasingly flexible management at many companies are making it possible ┬áto create structural … Continue reading

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the whippersnappers

Is life a theater piece almost entirely concerned with transformation and fragile illusion. Certainly, the News Corp scandal has explored those fugitive relationships between the criminal, the downright irritating and the tawdry sensationalism of seeing the oppressor squirm, metaphorically with … Continue reading

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