Monthly Archives: August 2011

Absolute Value – The Passing of Time versus The Living of Life

Most people, if asked to describe pure existence, of Being, per se, might think of empty space, or some colossal unformed chunk of matter; or they might not be able to think or imagine anything at all. But the German … Continue reading

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Music as Purposive Organization of Sounds, without an Identifiable Purpose

I want to post here examples of what Kant – or at least a follower of Kant – might consider fine art. That will be difficult, because the whole point of Kantian aesthetics is to prevent us ever from writing … Continue reading

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Unsaidquarters – The Ghost Is Never Spent

THE WORLD is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have … Continue reading

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Circles: Infinite Expansion, Infinite Comprehension

Man seeks unity only to escape from dissipating and confusing diversity. In order not to become lost in infinity, empty and unfruitful, he creates a single circle, visible at a glance from any point. In order to attach the image … Continue reading

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From Dualism to a “Higher” Monism

Romantic philosophy’s insistence that, all things properly viewed, there is no real distinction between thinking and acting; just as there is no real distinction between mind and body. In a word, the Romantic philosophers and scholars are attempting to close … Continue reading

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Unsaidquarters – The Idea of Order

The heaving speech of air, a summer sound Repeated in a summer without end And sound alone. But it was more than that, More even than her voice, and ours, among The meaningless plungings of water and the wind, Theatrical … Continue reading

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Hermeneutics and Modern Medicine

Hermeneutics as a methodology for textual analysis – Nursing Applications AORN Journal May, 200, by Michelle Byrne Last month’s column discussed phenomenology and explained that the term hermeneutics often is used in conjunction or even in confusion with the term … Continue reading

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