Category Archives: Chord

Shells and pearls

This is a series of rewritten, streamlined posts on the theme of shells and pearls, which I’m considering incorporating into my pamphlet. I’ll link to the originals. If you have time to compare, let me know if you think anything was lost in … Continue reading

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America is philosophically diseased

America is philosophically diseased. Most Americans perceive, believe and intuit using 19th and 20th century modes of understanding which are 1) are incompatible and irreconcilable with the others, 2) mutually hostile, and 3) inadequate for making theoretical, practical and moral sense of … Continue reading

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T. S. Eliot collage

I’m getting super-swoony reading contextless T. S. Eliot quotes. These are so good, I have to make a collage of quotes right now, and maybe this can provide them a context. “It is only in the world of objects that … Continue reading

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Chord: social versus interhuman

Below is a chord of passages on social versus interhuman interactions, which I believe illuminate a key difference between introverts and extraverts. Extraverts seem to prefer social interactions, where each person plays a role as a participant in some cultural … Continue reading

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Chord: eyes and ears

A chord of Nietzsche quotes: “He who sees badly sees less and less; he who listens badly hears more than has been said.” * “Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings — always darker, emptier, simpler.” * “He is a … Continue reading

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Chord: golden ball

Rilke, via Gadamer: Catch only what you’ve thrown yourself, all is mere skill and little gain; but when you’re suddenly the catcher of a ball thrown by an eternal partner with an accurate and measured swing towards you, to your … Continue reading

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Thread chord

A passage from Latour’s latest book, An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, reminded me of another from Calvino’s Invisible Cities. Calvino: In Ersilia, to establish the relationships that sustain the city’s life, the inhabitants stretch strings from the corners of … Continue reading

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