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The broken lyre

Or Marcus Aurelius for dummies   Andrew Anglin was a fan of Stefan Molyneux’s videos, before YouTube cancelled Molyneux’s account. But Moly used the term ‘philosophy’ not in the academic sense of the term, but in the sense of free inquiry. Here I would like to talk about philosophy in the sense as it is…

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Chirico’s gloomy melancholy

The previous epistle by Vig has reminded me Jungian Aniela Jaffé’s article ‘Symbolism in the visual arts’ in Man and his Symbols, where she wrote the following about the Italian Giorgio de Chirico’s paintings: ‘They are dreamlike transpositions of reality, which arise as visions from the unconscious. But his “metaphysical abstraction” is expressed in panic-stricken…

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Technology

by Jack Frost A worldview is not a mere passive view, an act of looking at something, which might be suggested from the word, but actually a game plan for shaping it. Christianity is the religion of whites and Christianity promotes an anti-racist worldview, which means that, with rare exceptions that were vigorously suppressed, the…

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The Great Metaphysician!

This passage of the collection of Jungian essays, Man and his Symbols, page 257—: “In Chirico’s work, man is deprived of his soul; he becomes a manichino, a puppet without a face (and therefore without consciousness). In the various versions of his Great Metaphysician, a faceless figure is enthroned on a pedestal made of rubbish.…

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Melanconia


Painting of the day: Giorgio de Chirico Melanconia
 ~ 1912 Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

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