hesitant aranta



depicted

[foto de ºCHiViSº--flickr]

incoming
Nicomachean Ethics//Aristotle
Eudemian Ethics//Aristotle
Poetics//Aristotle
De Anima//Aristotle
Cause, Necessity and Blame//Richard Sorabji
The Fragility of Goodness//Martha C. Nussbaum
Essays on Aristotle's Ethics//Amelie Rorty (editor)
Aristotle's Theory of Action//David Charles
Aristotle on Moral Responsibility//Susan S. Meyer
The Fabric of Character//Nancy Sherman
Choosing Character//Jonathan Jacobs
Aristotle's Psychology//Daniel N. Robinson

Volta//Björk
Medùlla//Björk
Vespertine//Björk
Vespertine Live at the Royal Opera House//Björk

Carbon Monoxide//Marlboro Reds
caffeine in not so large ammounts

a whole lotta love

secondary bibliography

overt influences
straying

[...]
Wie ich mechanisch eine neue Zigarrette drehe und die braunen Stäubchen mit feinem Prickeln auf das weißgelbe Löschpapier der Schreibmappe niedertaumeln, will es mir unwarscheinlich werden, daß ich noch wache. Und wie die feuchtwarme Abendluft, die durch das offene Fenster neben mir hereingeht, die Rauchwölkchen so seltsam formt und aus dem Bereich der grünbeschirmten Lampe ins Mattschwarze trägt, steht es mir fest, daß ich schon träume.
Da wird's natürlich schon ganz arg; denn diese Meinung wirft der Phantasie die Zügel auf den Rücken. Hinter mir knackt heimlich neckend die Stuhllehne, daß es mir jäh wie hastiger Schauder durch alle Nerven fährt. Das stört mich ärgerlich in meinem tiefsinnigen Studium der Bizarren Rauchschriftzeichen, die im mich irren, und über die einen Leitfaden zu ferfassen ich bereits entschlossen war.
Aber nun ist die Ruhe zum Teufel. Tolle Bewegung in allen Sinnen. Fiebrisch, nervös, wahnsinnig. Jeder Laut keift. Und mit all dem verwirrt steigt Vergessenes auf. Einst dem Sehsinn Eingeprägtes, das sich seltsam erneut; mit dem Fühlen dazu von damals. [...] Vision. Proza-Skizze//Thomas Mann.


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25.5.05

:: oppositions ::

i was born a gemini. born a contradiction, raised a contradiction. i decided to study philosophy as a way of understanding why the one thing i was recognized as 'good at' presented me with an irresoluble conflict. i'll leave my home soon awaiting a solution. maybe too platonically, i view this world as an opposition between two existing things ; i view myself as two things stuck in one temporary existence. it marvels me to think of how many options there are to be taken, and how few are, in fact, opted for. for there is no thing as hard as the recognition of one's self as a duplicity of desires and constrictions. i blame myself for not being what i had once desired to be, but then i realize i am here, now, doing, acting, suffering, taking pleasure, diverting, focusing, repenting, willing. and so i ask myself if i should acknowledge these two sides to myself as such: as two sides of just one me. the answer is as clear as it is unexplainable, this is me, all i know to be myself is contradictory and yet consistent. it may be philosophically inaccurate to think of this matter in such a simplistic way, but i cannot expect to reach a point where a rational explanation for this feeling in my 'gut' is brought forth. nevertheless, many, many attempts have been made. the identity of self, the platonic Model as a way of erasing the line between intelligible and sensible, the everlasting conflict between the forces of nature and freedom, rigor and beauty, a graphic line and a linguistic line, love and distance, myself and all other.
Porfirio says he can prove that there underlies no dualism to platonic philosophy. i hope he cannot show such a thing. i believe that the beauty in it all lies in the fact that it so gracefully portrays the constant struggle with which the world and ourselves understand what goes on. Unity between two conflicting sides cannot be reached in a peaceful manner; that would certainly imply a dissolution of one or both, an end to the gracefulness and the grandess of the proposed view. Then again, i'll probably end up making efforts beyond my capacity to show that such dual perspective is inadmissible.

coming in through my ears:: miguelito on the phone