“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Scooby Doo, Heidegger, A.P.E (Art Philosophy Ecology)

Thanks to the fantastic organization and formative powers of Barbara Cueto and Garance Malivel, this three-hour seminar went really nicely. Apart from the fact that I had jet lag, and sometimes lost the plot...In particular, I'm sorry if you were there that I didn't say this kind of thing at the beginning:

Heidegger argues you are always in the truth. There is always some kind of fuzzy, twittersphere version of truth. There is not a sharp boundary between true and false. So say what you are ready to say, don't worry whether it's “right” or not.

And Scooby Doo (below) reminds us that philosophy begins in confusion and wonderment. Just look at his crossed eyes. The point maybe is not to uncross the eyes but to “dare to be dumb” as my Harvard editor says.

Sorry! Because would have helped you not be intimidated. But...despite my omission, loads of people spoke...

I Have Little Eyesocket Cakes

Some Philosophers

1 comment:

D. E.M. said...

Hahahhhh! The juxtaposition of those two images!
(Sorry; couldn't resist).