Monthly Archives: January 2017

Scholar writing at his desk

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Scholar writing as his desk. From Avicenna’s Kitab Al-Shifa’.

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Sloterdijk on autonomous fantasies

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“As soon as one concedes the self-immunizing, individual-space-creating purpose of ‘originality,’ or rather of micromanic competency (extending to kitsch and delirium), the constitutive avoidance of reality evident in most human utterances, even a certain degree of hallucination, can be taken as indicating the successful installation of individuals and small groups in their own self-will. Those who are original wear self-woven garments.” (emphasis mine)

– Sloterdijk, Foams. Spheres III. p. 240