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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29.9.05

:: one such not so important matter ::

reading Aristotle always brings a smile to my face. despite however complicated and obscure it may be, there's a certain sense of comfort in those words therein written. i know not how or when i grew fond of such a kind of philosophy, all i know is that with every day past i become more drawn to it. it is as though i was submerged in an everchanging sea of marvels without being able to really get a grasp of what makes it so appealing. perhaps it is just that i find an amazing amount of beauty in what, for so many others, appears to be an account of a cold and calculating way of facing philosophical matters. but what i read there seems to be so much more of a confession of amazement and passion for sharing what has come to be seen as a fact that i can do nothing different from simply enjoying.
Miguel said that the kind of work that an author as Aristotle demands seems to be at times too arid, that it becomes difficult to think of what's being studied in terms of actual things in life, actual ways of seeing or living one's life. i beg to differ. i've come to realize that many things that were -and may still remain- unsettled in respect to my way of living have become in many ways shaped by what i read, by what i discuss, by what i want to believe is found in certain words. and it doesn't really matter whether or not what i believe to be the cause of this shaping lies, in fact, within the text, for what i wish is not only to know, but to be able to know how to know. and in that sense, going back to the first elements of any given text, no matter how far it may seem to be from the way i 'decide' to live my life, is a way of starting to shape these things i don't know yet to be 'what is important' to life. and so, the grin stays fixed throughout time.

coming in through my ears:: Komm her//Mia