Category: Modernism

Philosophy Weekend: Thinking Like Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the most respected philosophers of the modern age, though it’s often hard to read his books or grasp his message. This is unfortunate because his work is vitally important for every human being to understand. What’s most important is not necessarily the conclusions this philosopher … Read the rest

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Roots That Clutch

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone

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A Rite of Spring

“The people dance passionately on the earth, sanctifying it and becoming one with it.”
— Igor Stravinsky

I’m sure it’s a hipster affectation of mine: I try to listen to Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring every year when the Spring Equinox comes around. It’s a hipster affectation because I don’t … Read the rest

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