hours of Socrates’ life. Phaedo declares that he and the others were filled with a wondrous affect during the conversation they had with Socrates. Since Socrates was so placid, he did not feel pity as would be appropriate at a scene of mourning. Instead, he felt a wondrous mixture of pleasure and pain
, towards the middle of the 2nd millennium bce in Crete, traces of an experience of the deity manifest in nature, an experience of inscription within life unending, of living as mortals within a movement of life invincible, radically excessive, and joyously opulent.
8 “A Practice of Adhering to
comes to interpretation in art or, what amounts to the same thing, how, within its sensible condition, a painting comes to itself as painting.
This matter of interpretation is the focus of my remarks, and it is important to state at the outset the concerns that are motivating my remarks. For one, in
, exposed to her husband’s deadly assault, escapes in a new life, that of a nightingale. There is both the abundance and shelter of her abode of green leaves and the fearful flight into which she is driven as the result of her depraved character. There is the horror of the deed committed in her abode and
crossing that I have ventured from philosophy to painting. One of the things that motivated me to start writing about painting a few years ago was a certain dissatisfaction with philosophical texts that seemed too insular—insular in that they were for the most part discussions of other philosophical texts
and resources at once protect us—or at least some of us—from those forces with an efficiency and a power that are unequaled in human history and at the same time expose us all to unprecedented forms of climate destabilization that threaten the planet and all the living beings upon it.
anything at all, it is probably safest and wisest to merely leave it at the juncture where we simply recognize that life is built to keep going. Intent, therefore, is the motivated behavioral purpose or design that comes from an organism’s constant body monitoring when it has a functioning brain, a working
taught us about how our brains work and our behavior is generated, I wish to lay the basis for where such an account might take us in application and in practice – in short: in the living of alife.
Our study will accordingly be divided into two main parts: the first, and by far the bulk, will attempt
unexplainable. James popularized philosophy and Peirce wanted to introduce such sophisticated terminology that would discomfit incompetent people. Peirce wanted to introduce a kind of experiential method to philosophy, James wanted it to become close to life. […] Peirce [was convinced] that pragmatism as
as becoming – gradually and unceasingly – out of a being living in a world. It might seem counterintuitive, and indeed definitional folly, but there is a sense here in which the self rests on the whole person just as much as the whole person rests on personal identity and on the self.