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Being In The World - A film about Martin Heidegger's philosophy

”BEING IN THE WORLD”’, a documentary directed by Tao Ruspoli, takes us on a journey around the world to meet philosophers influenced by the thought of Martin Heidegger, as well as experts in the fields of sports, music, craft, and cooking, in a celebration of human beings, and our ability to find meaning in life through the mastery of physical, intellectual, and creative skills. 117 more words


Mezzanine - The Engine Room

By Matty Smith

Paul Cullen’s Mezzanine follows a now unfortunately long tradition in Fine Arts academia – it attacks a clumsy, theoretically impoverished strawman of “reason” and “Enlightenment” – symbolised here by rulers and counterweights – and sets up instead a proto-fascistic philosopher and their individualistic mysticism as some sort of savior from the tyranny of expertise and the threat of universal knowledge. 393 more words

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Fit the Tool to the Person, Not the Person to the Tool

I recently had a conversation with a student about the ethical quandaries raised by the advent of self-driving cars. Hypothetically, for instance, how would a self-driving car react to a pedestrian who stepped out in front of it? 592 more words


Georg Baselitz an Art of Disharmony – part 4

At the conclusion of my previous blog, I asked about the implications of understanding the expression of aesthetic experience as a form of definition; understood in its Greek form, … 502 more words

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Georg Baselitz - an Art of Disharmony - Part 3

For Part 1 of this blog click here
For Part 2 click here

In Feet too Big, (in Royal Academy catalogue for the 2007 exhibition; … 559 more words


Heideggerian Truth, and Religion

In a Heideggerian perspective, the essence of truth is disclosure and freedom. In regard to objects, the truth of an object discloses itself to us if we let the object be as it is, if we let it reveal itself to us as it is, if we don’t subjugate it, or lose ourselves in it. 447 more words