Dancing to Death

This relatively long opening update offers a general orientation to some of the themes that will hopefully be addressed in the future in this blog. Socrates: The story goes that the cicadas used to be human beings who lived before the birth of the Muses. When the Muses were born and song was created for …

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Denken ist Danken

The German philosopher Martin Heidegger frequently made use of the Pietist mantra that “denken ist danken“, that “to think is to thank”. Even if this etymological connection only holds in languages with Germanic roots (for example, there is no such connection between the French penser and remercier), it seems quite appropriate to begin this new …

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