Posts Tagged: Philosophy

  • Exterior of the Westin Bonvanture Hotel in Los Angeles, discussed by Jameson as an example of postmodern architecture.

    Getting at the heart of what and why postmodernism is remains a challenge that few thinkers have been able to face with as much brilliance and perspicacity as Fredric Jameson, notably in his Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (1991).

  • Nikos Kazantzakis in his study.

    Nikos Kazantzakis’ towering literary output reflects a lifelong effort to articulate both spiritual and political radicalisms, for which the figure of Christ is often the embodiment.

  • Wood engraving from Camille Flammarion's <em>L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire</em> (1888).

    Thomas’ “metaphysics,” if indeed it can be called that, is neither an overarching rationalist system nor a purely sense-oriented empiricism. Perhaps it is ultimately closer to the dialectical materialism of Karl Marx—a philosophy engaged with the flux of material, historical change and humanity’s common interaction with itself and nature—than it is to any Enlightenment idealism.

  • “Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer,” painting by Caspar David Friedrich (1818).
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    A Philosophy of Walking

    Walking is a mode of living that embraces freedom, but this freedom is of a vastly different sort than that offered by the plethora of choices and dependencies that entangle us in the web of our consumerist lives.