A set of various theories about the relationship between ideas and actions. For some, they are inextricably linked together. For others there’s a fundamental hiatus between them. William James, Slavoj Žižek, Everett M. Rogers, Paul Valéry, Giorgio Agamben, Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
WHEN we consider an object in itself, and in its own nature, without extending the view of the mind to that which it may represent, the idea we have of it is the idea of a thing,as of the earth,of the sun; but when we regard a certain object only as representing another, the idea […]
Via Boston.com / The Big Picture: A Brown Pelican is seen on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) I first found this photo over at Washington’s Blog. The post where it appears makes a (short) argument about the ban of media coverage […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on July 13, 2010 ― Published in Art, Communication, Photography, Technology | Tagged: animal, British Petroleum, catastrophe, constitution, content, disaster, expression, fair use, form, freedom, human, idea, image, law, medium, message, press, representation, shock, United-States, Zapruder
IS there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it? This question, which at first sight might not seem difficult, is really one of the most difficult that can be asked. When we have realized the obstacles in the way of a straightforward and confident answer, we shall […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 19, 2008 ― Published in Excerpt, Philosophie | Tagged: apparence, appearance, Bertrand, certainty, certitude, confusion, critic, critique, idea, idée, Philosophie, philosophy, problèmes, problems, réalité, reality, Russell, vagueness