Year: 2020

  • The Influential Timeline of Esprit de Corps

    The Influential Timeline of Esprit de Corps

    The following timeline is an excerpt from my book Ensemblance (Edinburgh University Press, 2020)   1656–58 Pascal writes Différence entre l’esprit de géometrie et l’esprit de finesse. 1662 Louis XIV’s historiographer Ren. Bary publishes L’esprit de cour. 1721 Publication of Montesquieu’s Lettres persanes, in which the author mocks the esprit du corps of the Acad.mie fran.aise.…

  • Crealectics as Praxical Sublimity

    A pragmatic and even political horizon of crealectics is pluralism and diversity, rather than analytical reductionism. This is why sublimity, as cosmic emotion and holistic awareness, is as much needed as focal praxis. Thompson (1997, p. 222) explains, in his reading of process philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, that “thought narrows down an actual situation, in…

  • Ensemblance, my new book, soon to be published

      Download the flyer here and a get 30% discount: Postcard Flyer_Ensemblance

  • Canaria (a poem)

    Canaria   We’re not like those who desire freedom At a distance, spending their life in boredom, In a prison filled with old brochures Advertising trips to frozen pastures.   We were patient enough to wait For truth to transform us through the gate Of a temple named Poema del Mar – We never thought…

  • The Luxury Bag and the Übermensch

    In the airplane magazine of Easy Jet (January 2020), a chance meeting on the dissecting table of a luxury bag and the Übermensch.  

  • The Sense of the Mysterious

    Lännersta, Saltsjö-Boo, Sweden, 1st of January 2020 ___________________ The most beautiful and deepest experience a man can have is the sense of the mysterious. It is the underlying principle of religion as well as all serious endeavour in art and science. He who never had this experience seems to me, if not dead, then at…

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