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art and arts

‘AESTHETIC’ART AND BEAUTYART AS INTOXICATIONFREEDOM IN ARTART AND LIFETHE ARTISTIMITATION and STEALING etcKNOWLEDGE – PRACTICAL and TECHNICALKNOWLEDGE and LOVEACADEMIESORIGINALITYTALENT AND GENIUSGENIUSEXPRESSIONEMOTION and EXPRESSIONART and MORALITYART, VALUE, VALUESART AS EXPERIENCEART AS METAPHYSICSART AS WORLD-MAKINGART AND IMAGINATIONART AND SCIENCESEEINGPERSONAL STYLEPAINTINGPOETRYMUSICCHESSCRITICS and CRITICISM

life

GOOD vs TRUTHEXPERIENCESEEING ONLY OURSELVESENOUGH, OR TOO MUCHKNOWLEDGE and LOVEPAST and FUTURECHILDHOOD, YOUTH, AGENOVELTY and FAMILIARITYIMAGINATION and REALITYTHE WORLD AS STAGENATURE and SOUL, THE MANY and THE ONE, OBJECT and SUBJECTMAN and ANIMALMY SELF and IEGOTISM and SELF-LOVESELF-KNOWLEDGESELF and OTHERSFRIENDSHIPTHE ART OF LIVINGHOW TO LIVETHE GOOD LIFETHE MOMENTMAGIC/MIRACLESCREATING A LIFEPROBLEMS/LIVING A QUESTIONBEING YOURSELFYOUR OWN WAYTHINKING FOR ONESELFORIGINALITYENTHUSIASMTHE ABOUNDING LIFEVICTORY BY DEFEATSJOYHAPPINESSCONVERSATIONPEOPLE/HUMAN NATURETHE INSANITY OF HUMANITYMAN AS CHILDSELF-FULFILLING BELIEFSHEAD and HEARTTASTE and TASTESHABIT and HABITSCONSISTENCYCHARACTERGREATNESSLUCK, FATE, FORTUNE, OPPORTUNITYOPTIMISM and PESSIMISMHOPEPASSIONS/EMOTIONS/FEELINGSDESIRE, WANTS, HAPPINESS ETCKINDNESSLOVEBEAUTYLAUGHTER, HUMOUR, COMEDY, SATIRESHAMESNOBBERYPEDANTRYFEARSUSPICIONENVYHATREDMENWOMENTHE SEXESLOVE, RELATIONSHIPS and MARRIAGEFAMILYBEAUTYPLEASUREVALUES and VALUE JUDGEMENTSGOOD and EVILTHE GOOD OF EVIL/THE BADTHE GOOD OF LIMITATIONETHICS and MORALITYVIRTUE and THE VIRTUESHUMILITYPRUDENCEIDEALSWISDOMFOLLY OF WISDOMFOLLYVANITYIGNORANCECANTHYPOCRISYWISDOM OF FOLLYTHOUGHT and PERCEPTIONTHINKINGQUESTION and ANSWERLANGUAGESAYING/ASSERTIONUNSAYINGPRESUPPOSITIONSNAMES AND THINGSWORLD, WORLDSRULESIMAGINATIONMETAPHORS and CONCEPTUAL METAPHORSFACTSBELIEF and BELIEFSPERSUASIONMEANINGSUBJECTIVE and OBJECTIVEREASON and REASONINGPROOF, PROBABILITY, EVIDENCETHE IRRATIONALTRUTHFALSEHOOD/ERRORFALLACIESLIESKNOWLEDGEUNDERSTANDINGINTELLIGENCEACTIONCAUSATIONPURPOSE, ENDS and MEANSFREE WILL and DETERMINISMHUMAN SOCIETYLISTENING and SPEAKINGDISAGREEMENTSJUSTICE and INJUSTICEDUTYPUBLIC OPINIONCONFORMITYPUBLIC LIFEPUBLIC vs PRIVATEWORKWORK AND PLAYRICHES AND POVERTYLEARNING and TEACHINGCULTURECLOTHES

civilization

MODERN WESTERN CIVILIZATIONEVOLUTION OF CIVILIZATIONSCUSTOM, LAW, SUPERSTITIONSPECIALIZATION, EXPERTSTHE “NATURAL”, THE “RETURN TO NATURE”, THE “ARTIFICIAL”WAITING and DELIBERATIONPROGRESSPROPERTYTHE CRUSADESNATIONS, NATIONALITY, NATIONALISMECONOMICSINDUSTRIALISMNEWSPAPERS, NEWS, JOURNALISM, INFORMATION, DEMOCRACYMONEYCOMMERCE, BUSINESS, SELLINGCAPITALISM, COMMODITY THINKING, GREED and CORPORATISMTHE ENLIGHTENMENT and 18TH CAFFLUENZA“DEVELOPMENT”WAR and WEAPONSWAR and RELIGIONUSAHISTORYMAKERS OF HISTORY

books and people

ON BOOKSTHE SCHOLAR(BOOK) LEARNINGON WRITERSON WRITINGSON WRITINGPROSE AND POETRYFICTION and NOVELSESSAY and APHORISMREADINGBIOGRAPHYAUTOBIOGRAPHYSOCRATESERASMUSMONTAIGNESHAKESPEAREROUSSEAUBURKELICHTENBERGHAZLITTWALTER SCOTTCARLYLEEMERSONTHOREAUR. L. STEVENSONOSCAR WILDEWILLIAM JAMESSHAWSANTAYANABERTRAND RUSSELL

politics

POWERLAWGOVERNMENTFREEDOM/LIBERTYLIBERALISMPOLITICIANSPARTIES and PARTY SPIRITDEMOCRACYDEMOCRACY IN AMERICA

maths

science

THEORIES/HYPOTHESESDISCOVERY

philosophy

“ONE’S PHILOSOPHY”/PHILOSOPHY OF LIFEPHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT and METHODPSYCHOLOGY OF PHILOSOPHIESMORAL PHILOSOPHYPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHYPHILOSOPHERS and PHILOSOPHIESPLATOIDEALISMEMPIRICISMEMPIRICISM and IDEALISMROMANTICISMEGOTISM IN PHILOSOPHYGERMAN PHILOSOPHYKANTHEGELMARXISMSCHOPENHAUERNIETZSCHESYSTEMSPHILOSOPHY and POETRYPHILOSOPHY and SCIENCEPHILOSOPHY and HISTORY

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Religion, superstition, magic
Unverified quotes
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…a thought that is separated from the mental road that leads towards it, a thought standing alone and abrupt as an island, is an abstraction in the worst sense of the word, and by the same token is unintelligible. – Ortega y Gasset, What is Philosophy?, p15

…There is no thought which is not seed as well as fruit… – Emerson, journals, 1826?

This Book is my Savings Bank. I grow richer because I have somewhere to deposit my earnings; and fractions are worth more to me because corresponding fractions are waiting here that shall be made integers by their addition. – Emerson, journals, Nov-Dec 1833

A writer appears to more advantage in the pages of another book than in his own. In his own he waits as a candidate for your approbation; in another’s he is a lawgiver. – Emerson, Quotation and Originality

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone-quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. – Emerson (VIII 176)

APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom. – Ambrose Bierce, Devil’s Dictionary

QUOTATION, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated. – Ambrose Bierce, Devil’s Dictionary

The maxims of men reveal their hearts. – Vauvenargues

Collected 2008-2015. There are also 2 long pages of quotes I collected 1992-2003 online here

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