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Aligning Scholarship to Art

Is genius possible in the realm of scholarship? It can be if aligned to art. Joseph Epstein, “The Best of Scribblers,” Commentary, Sept. 1, 2015 Notes What is going in here? … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Objects R Us

[N]o longer simply material bodies offering a certain resistance, [everyday objects of a passion–that is, collected objects] become mental precincts over which I hold sway, they become things of which I … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hypochondria and Messages

Here we have the basis for a character profile of technical civilization: if hypochondria is an obsession with the circulation of substances and the functioning of the primary organs, we … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment