Since Plato dreamed of a republic ruled by philosophers, the idea rooted in human conscience that knowledge should equal power. One should disagree with this stance, because in this worldview, Einstein would not have been just some bystander at the Alamo-project that developed the first nuclear bombs. We are trained and educated to comprehend the … Continue reading Knowledge and Power
While browsing through the websites I'm following on this forum, I stumbled upon a quote Oscar Wilde made in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890); Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colors of things worth of pursuing are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking … Continue reading Zen and the 7 principles of beauty.
From childhood, we are taught that the human body has five senses. I’m sure most readers can recite them: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. This list has remained unchanged since the time of Aristotle. To most people, a “sixth sense” refers either to one outside the realm of the scientific, or one that simply … Continue reading The Seven Senses
Seven is a returning number in the synthetic theory of the universe, humankind and religion. In analogy with the 7 dimensional structure of the reality and of the human psyche, there exists a model that proposes a set of 7 different axis along which cultures differentiate one from another. Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner concluded that what … Continue reading The Seven Dimensions of Culture.
The Desire-virus catches on by visuality. Smaller than a bacteria and only able to reproduce in a living cell, the virus is a simple structure. Even so, I believe that humanity would be way less privileged if it didn’t exist. As we can thank the virus for being able to fall in love, the fact … Continue reading The Desire-virus
“Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way, or even to say a simple thing in a simpler way.”- Charles Bukowski In The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way, Charles Bukowski gave a refreshing view upon the art of writing, and expounded on the larger issues around literary … Continue reading Art and Metaphysics