Filed under: departure lounge | Tags: elections, Kiefer Sutherland, politics, The Story of Mouseland, Tommy Douglas
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Filed under: the sweet life, unseen world | Tags: beauty, Diotima, lust, morality
Why Socrates believed that sexual desire is the first step towards righteousness
Can sexual desire lead us to something that transcends the physical act? Socrates seemed to think so. In Plato’s Symposium, Socrates recalls the words of his apparent teacher of erotics, the priestess Diotima of Mantinea, who instructed him that lust was the first rung on a ladder leading upwards towards an appreciation of the form of beauty itself and, further, to morality and virtue.
Script: Nigel Warburton
Animator: Andrew Park
from Aeon magazine
Filed under: chronotopes, departure lounge | Tags: Either/Or, Soren Kierkegaard, the end of the world
A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that’s just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it’s a joke.
Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or, Part I
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Buraq with Taj Mahal, a poster from Delhi. Image: Sandria Freitag personal collection/Public Domain Review.
South China Morning Post