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The Man-Moth

    Here, above, cracks in the buldings are filled with battered moonlight. The whole shadow of Man is only as big as his hat. It lies at his feet like a circle for a doll to stand on, and … Read the rest of this entry

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Aan Gibran

Aan Gibran, One morning, a young woman opened her windows and looked upon the world. As her Beloved stood before  her in a garden, she spoke and then will you kiss me will you reach inside and have my soul … Read the rest of this entry

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Why the world needs Wikileaks

  Wat mij betreft; een held van onze tijd.

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Een lichaam zonder geest

      Butoh gropes beneath the overlay of socialisation and cultural authoritarianism for what the critic Ichikawa miyabi called “the body that has been robbed” and attempts to restore a wild inner flame in the heart of darkness. (…) … Read the rest of this entry

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Pamuk

What literature needs most to tell and investigate today are humanity’s basic fears: the fear of being left outside, and the fear of counting for nothing, and the feelings of worthlessness that come with such fears; the collective humiliations, vulnerabilities, … Read the rest of this entry

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De universiteit nu: hoe kan het beter

  Een kleine reflectie van mij over de situatie op de universiteiten nu en hoe zij verbeterd zou kunnen worden. Met losjes gebruik van Spinoza’s wijsbegeerte.    

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Een kleine reflectie

Philosophy will not be able to bring about a direct change of the present state of  the world. This is true not only of philosophy but of all merely human meditations and endeavors. Only a god can still save us. … Read the rest of this entry

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A common response

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Hadrianus spreekt

  Kennis van het zelf ‘Gelijk iedereen, heb ik slechts drie middelen tot mijn dienst om het menselijk bestaan te taxeren: de studie van mijzelf, de moeilijkste en gevaarlijkste, maar tevens de vruchtbaarste methode; het waarnemen van de mensen, die … Read the rest of this entry

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Filosofies vertier #2: Diogenes en Alexander de Grote

Diogenes went on to tell the king that he did not even possess the badge of royalty. . “And what badge is that?” said Alexander. “It is the badge of the bees, “he replied, “that the king wears. Have you … Read the rest of this entry

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