The relationship between work and thought

On page108 there is a section called, “Work and Boredom.” Here Nietzsche states, “there are…men who would rather perish than work without any pleasure in their work…. Artist and contemplative men of all kinds belong to this rare breed… they do not fear boredom as much as work without pleasure; they actually require a lot…

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Heidegger and Derrida

LOGIC VS. HEIDEGGER The Nature of his philosophical conclusions effects the way he writes. He must create a new language that disrupts normal logical conclusions and introduces new ideas. He is trying to disrupt empirical thinking. Logic is only one state of being. He wants to destroy the duality of object subject. To create something…

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Why is necessity alone not enough for personhood according to Anti-Climacus

I have been having a difficult time understand this text because of the way it is written, however I believe I have understood this relation between necessity and possibility. In order to have personhood you must find a synthesis of necessity and possibility for as it says, “A self that has no possibility is in…

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Translation: change within the painting should lead to it’s own conclusions

The universe is huge and there is little we know about it. In an attempt to understand our world we try and document it. There are many ways to record information and different ways to understand the recorded information. There is always a space between the world and us and so gaps are formed when…

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What does it mean to be a successful artist?

The first issue that must be addressed when attempting to answer this question is defining the term artist. For many years I have considered myself an artist, but I never spent much time analyzing what exactly that is. Perhaps artists are simply people who make art. However, this definition proposes a new question: what is…

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“Despair is sin” and “ the opposite of despair is not virtue but faith”

To will to be ones self, is an act of defiance and not to will to be ones self is a weakness. Or in other words, if I want to find god by force of my will I shall be in despair and likewise if I don’t have the strength to find myself I will…

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A Closer Look: Topics in Western Art

When I visited Kansas City last spring on a college tour trip I also took a look at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. I walked quickly through the art departments and I hardly looked at what was on the walls. I didn’t notice an alcove in the medieval section, which contained a Painting called, “The…

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Ancient Wisdom and Modern Dysfunction

In the world today I am often faced with dual realities. I find myself divided. It is hard to understand where nature fits into the over all scheme of things. I live in a city and I feel emotions programmed into me by society, but I also have ancient emotions of stillness every time a…

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Two Worlds: what is the real essence of our individual being and what is media?

“Though morality may be relative, though gods be multiple, though meaning be subjective- it does not mean that there is no morality, no gods, no meaning”. In other words, there are basic human emotions and laws that are undeniable and can not be ignored. People have tried many times to erase their humanity through reasoning…

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