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Poetic Thinking 2016 | October 23, 2019

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Kafka

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March 15, 2016 | 1

“Moreover, perhaps it isn’t love when I say you are what I love the most–you are the knife I turn inside myself, this is love. This, my dear, is love.” — F. Kafka

Montaigne, after losing his dear friend Étienne de … Read More

Artists and Aphorisms

February 5, 2016 | 1

From Kafka to Richter, we have grappled in this class with the aphoristic form. How does the aphorism serve the artist, why are artists so drawn to the contradiction, oxymoron, the pithy and playful? How does the aphorism push up … Read More

Philosophy is dying

January 17, 2016 |

The prime time to produce exceedingly quotable material is when life is (perceived to be) at its most “concise”—when there’s an unspoken injunction to be prone to “pithiness.”

The invalid is the tortured philosopher, the rational artist, the lucid prophet … Read More