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  • According to Florensky, there are upper and lower limits for any genuine conception of the Symbol.  The upper limit is surpassed when there is no space between the symbol and the archetype, they are simply identified. (As, perhaps, in certain forms of idolatry, where the statue or figure simply is the god.). By and large, he thinks the naturalism of most ancient cultures barely stayed within these limits.  The lower limit is surpassed by most modern (i.e., especially, most Protestant) conceptions, where the symbol is just a reminder of the archetype.  The truest conception is the Patristic/Orthodox view of sacraments (applicable more widely), on which the archetype is genuinely present and active (present in its “energies”) in the matter without being wholly identified with it.

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    I was watching the old Timon and Pumbaa show on Disney+ and happened to pause on a memeable moment…

    #timon and pumbaa #disney#philosophy #the lion king #cartoons
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  • Kristan T. Harris covers current headlines, William Cooper FOIA as well as Washington DC updates and more

    Check out this episode!

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  • Kristan T. Harris covers current headlines, William Cooper FOIA as well as Washington DC updates and more

    Check out this episode!

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  • At 40, Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who never married and had no children, walked through the park in Berlin when he met a girl who was crying because she had lost her favourite doll. She and Kafka searched for the doll unsuccessfully.

    Kafka told her to meet him there the next day and they would come back to look for her.

    The next day, when they had not yet found the doll, Kafka gave the girl a letter “written” by the doll saying “please don’t cry. I took a trip to see the world. I will write to you about my adventures.”

    Thus began a story which continued until the end of Kafka’s life.

    During their meetings, Kafka read the letters of the doll carefully written with adventures and conversations that the girl found adorable.

    Finally, Kafka brought back the doll (she bought one) that had returned to Berlin.

    “It doesn’t look like my doll at all,” said the girl.

    Kafka handed her another letter in which the doll wrote: “my travels have changed me.” the little girl hugged the new doll and brought her happy home.

    A year later Kafka died.

    Many years later, the now-adult girl found a letter inside the doll. In the tiny letter signed by Kafka it was written:

    Everything you love will probably be lost, but in the end, love will return in another way.

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  • Chasing sighs and catching smokes

    The highs and the lows

    When the moment is gone

    And the empty feelings return

    That hole in my chest keeps getting bigger

    That’s when I miss you

    When the warmth leaves my body

    And my hands feel cold

    That’s when I think of you

    When I’m alone

    And smile’s faltering

    The sun falls asleep

    And the world goes quiet

    That’s when I miss you

    That’s when I think of you

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  • Giordano Bruno: sobre o infinito, universo e os mundos.

    🌿…Esta é aquela filosofia que desperta os sentidos, satisfaz ao espírito, enaltece a inteligência e reconduz o homem à verdadeira felicidade que ele pode ter como homem, e que é relativa à sua natureza, porque o liberta da constante preocupação com os prazeres e do cego sentimento das dores, fazendo-o desfrutar a existência no presente, e temer menos ao esperar o futuro. Porque a providência,ou de fato ou por acaso, dispõe das vicissitudes do nosso ser particular e não quer nem permite que saibamos de um mais do que ignoramos do outro, tornando-nos duvidosos e perplexos à primeira vista e ao primeiro contato. Mas enquanto consideramos mais profundamente o ser e a substância daquilo em que somos imutáveis, ficaremos cientes de que não existe a morte, não só para nós como também para qualquer substância, enquanto nada diminui substancialmente, mas tudo, deslizando pelo espaço infinito, muda de aparência. E porque estamos todos sujeitos a um ótimo eficiente, não devemos crer julgar e esperar outra coisa senão que, como tudo vem do bom, assim tudo é bom, pelo bom e para o bom; do bem, pelo bem e para o bem. […]

    🌿[…] Porque conhecemos um mundo em que uma coisa sucede sempre a outra

    coisa, sem que exista uma força última, profunda, pela qual, como da mão do artífice, irreparavelmente se converta em nada. Não existem fins, termos, margens, muralhas que nos defraudem e roubem a infinita abundância das coisas. Daí ser fecunda a terra e o seu mar; daí ser perpétua a chama do Sol,

    subministrando eternamente alimento aos fogos vorazes e humores aos mares empobrecidos, porque do infinito sempre renasce nova abundância de matéria.🌌🌠

    Tradução de Helda Barraco e Nestor Deola (Epístola Preambular).

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  • Nietzsche was a fungi. Fun guy … Get it? 😄

    Jess, our fluffy model, welcomes this new addition to our workspace. 

    (Handmade by the talented @dehydratedandirritated.)

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  • a priori

    knowledge that is acquired independently of any particular experience, as opposed to a posteriori knowledge, which is derived from experience.

    If a judgment is analytically true, we know this a priori, for we do not need experience to tell us what is contained in our concepts. 

    photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash.
    [ID: a weathered bronze statue of David Hume atop a stone pedestal. He is seated, wearing loose robes and holding a book in one hand.]

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  • Me: Epicureanism is super based

    Epicurus: you shouldn’t engage in political discourse because it will make you unhappy



    [image ID: “I pretend I do not see it” and an emoji with its eyes closed]

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  • I have too many choices for a uni degree now. I have public affairs and policy management, philosophy with a specialization in ethics. sociology with a specialization in social justice, and gender studies.

    #i love social studies but hate essays #no idea how im gonna het through it #not to mention colleges i applied to #like policy management and photography are 2 very different degrees #sociology#politics#photography#university#philosophy#ethics#gender studies
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  • [B. It is likely that the constitution of criticism as a metalanguage in literary analysis is based on two discoveries - cont’d]

    [2. The second great discovery that characterizes literary analysis today is that literature, after all, is made with language - cont’d]

    [a. You will tell me that it is insolently obvious. I will tell you that for centuries it was considered that: - cont’d]

    ii. We even thought it was made with

    • style
    • grammar
    • rules, respected or violated
    • vulgar, refined or chastised, words
    • beautiful or awkward, touting or ingenuous images

    We even went so far as to imagine that literature had to do with reality, but that it had to do with plain language.

    – Michel Foucault, Les Nouvelles Méthodes D'Analyse Litteraire, ca. 1960s, BnF, Fonds Foucault, NAF 28730, boîte 54, dossier 1, from Folie, Langage, Littérature, établie par Fruchaud, Lorenzini, et Revel

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  • Epictetus ( Ἐπίκτητος ), Discourses and Selected Writings.


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  • #quote#nietzsche #the dawn of day #philosophy
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  • Even the belief of million that it is true does not make it so if they are a million fools because a million fools is a million times more foolish than just one.

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