“Look around you: everywhere, specters preaching: each institution translates a mission; city halls have their absolute, even as the temples ―officialdom, with its rules― a metaphysics designed for monkeys… Everyone trying to remedy everyone’s life: even beggars, even the incurable aspire to it: the sidewalks and hospitals of the world overflow with reformers.”
• By Philippe Theophanidis on February 4, 2013 ― Published in Art, Communication, Literature | Tagged: beliefs, Blaise Pascal, certainty, Cioran, community, cure, faith, fall, fanaticism, humanity, indifference, salvation, solution, truth, we
Denis de Rougemont (1936): “It is time that thought becomes what it truly is: dangerous for the thinker and able to transform reality. “Where I create is where I am true” Rilke. […] Some think, other acts. But man’s true condition is to think with his hands.”
• By Philippe Theophanidis on January 30, 2013 ― Published in Art, Communication | Tagged: action, commitment, community, critic, danger, Denis de Rougemont, engagé, Godard, hand, intellectual, Politic, risk, séparation, thinker, tought, we
In the documentary “D’ailleurs Derrida (Safaa Fathy, 1999) Jacques Derrida explains how interruptions are necessary in order for form a “we” (the first-person, plural personal pronoun). He goes to provide cautionary advice about the ideal of community.