. . . a broadly anti-intellectual professionalizing atmosphere that is inimical to the long, slow life of sustained thinking and unwilling to support it, with, I think, terrible consequences for the humanities—tellingly, the most productive scholars in my department have won multiple external fellowships that keep them away from campus; an administration that is indifferent … More A good essay
II “Among the most noteworthy characteristics of human beings,” says Lotze, “belongs… next to so much self-seeking in individuals, the general absence of envy of each present in relation to the future.” This reflection shows us that the picture of happiness which we harbor is steeped through and through in the time which the course … More Afsnit to (Benjamin)
If you do not “cut corners on teaching” as one is supposed to do, you can learn from it and it will aid you in research. I am going to understand this essay by Walter Benjamin for class. The political consequence of the temporal naturalism underlying the idea of ‘progress’ is conformism. For Benjamin, paradoxically, … More SEP-Benjamin
“Date night” –? I wear things like this constantly. We will have to acquire at least some of these dresses. Axé.
This semester I will convert myself from a person attracted to some of the sentences in this essay, into a person who understands it. I It is well-known that an automaton once existed, which was so constructed that it could counter any move of a chess-player with a counter-move, and thereby assure itself of victory … More On the concept of history
Elle avait envie de faire des voyages ou de retourner vivre à son couvent. Elle souhaitait à la fois mourir et habiter Paris. –Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary (1857), Partie 1, Chapitre 9 #OccupyHE. Axé.
Ama tu ritmo y ritma tus acciones bajo su ley, así como tus versos; eres un universo de universos y tu alma una fuente de canciones. La celeste unidad que presupones hará brotar en ti mundos diversos, y al resonar tus números dispersos pitagoriza en tus constelaciones. Escucha la retórica divina del pájaro, del aire … More Ama tu ritmo
“The Earl of Marlborough has ridden off to war, and would not take me with him.” That is early modern folklore in Caribbean rhythm, Feast of Candlemas, Veracruz, Mexico 2013 … on the Papaloapan River. Axé.
Sin entrar en detalles: el amor es cobrizo, pues cobrizo es su centro, ese que se adivina, y mucho más su fondo… El fondo entarascado… el fondo que palpita… Ahí donde las fuerzas del placer y el cariño habrán de florecer sea como sea o como usted prefiera En cambio, o por descuento, la amistad … More El amor es cobrizo
This is my eighth day of not being depressed. I was depressed from 10/X/1991 through 16/VIII/2013, which is just under 22 years. Axé.