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14. The Zero

September 28, 2007

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“The human face is a subjectivity.” That is another way of saying that it isn’t terribly real, is not very significant, the human face, except when people look at themselves a certain way – that is, inhabit this subjectivity.  But in what dimension can we be said to be present to or at home in the world except in […]

15. The Adoration of the Atom

September 28, 2007

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Imagine the painted scene of a Virgin and Child and Saints, changed, – she and the child, the main figures, have been replaced by an image of the Cern particle accelerator.

16. Virgin and Child

September 27, 2007

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A 14th C. altarpiece Virgin and Child with Saints: This is what is shown; the painting shows each saint in profile; each bearing the same expression, each has the same alert slightly narrowed eyes (revealed by the one eye visible) in a face sombre, reverent, pure, serene.  The painting’s meaning is shown clear in each expression.  (Collectively in mood embodied […]

17. Knowing someone

September 26, 2007

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I look at her, at her face that is never the same; but circumstantial, it looks different each time.  So, “I both do and don’t know her when I look at her.”  I look for its own sake, as in: I like her for herself – … Since it is not instrumentally understood in this aspect; it is […]

18. My address

September 26, 2007

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Hello … “Hello” So – you exist.  I acknowledge you.  … Or is the expression (in the terms intended) actually a kind of inadvertant lie?  A kind of fraud?  For how do I mean it when I say it, if actually it can’t be meant?  If sharing the same world, in being companion to another in some sort, can be […]

19. Saying Hello

September 22, 2007

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We ask the question “Do I know others?”  The subjective: “I seem to know others” is set against the objective: “I do not actually know others.” This is our solution … But … then again what if the truth is indicated by our doubts – even if the image is somewhat skewed – if this is the true case, so that the real […]

20. The Other

September 22, 2007

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We say: If the only thing I know is ‘me’ how do I know others? Ask this question:  If the betrayal in another’s face is not there except that I see it, how is my anger to be overcome? I imagine that I know they are angry, but they are not!  Suppose words not to […]