Philosophy & Unlearning

The real social function of philosophy is to prevent mankind from losing itself in the ideas which the existing organization of society instills into its members.

 M. Horkheimer

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Art SeesĀ 

Their function has been to make us see what we do not naturally perceive: They are the artists. H. Bergson 

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Face to Face

A good friend will always stab you in the front.

Oscar Wilde

#twisdom #conflict

Nature’s Comrade

The philosopher neither obeys nor commands; she seeks to be at one with nature.

H. Bergson

#twisdom #philo #intuition

Living Ideas

It is foolish to reckon that ideas are present only when they explicitly declare themselves.

Molly Worthen

#twisdom #ideas

Artistry

Art can never be understood but can only be seen as a kind of magic.

Bill Reid

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Second-Hand World

Between consciousness & existence stand meanings, designs, communications which other men have passed on. 

C.W. Mills 

#twisdom #mediation 

Best Enemy

Our enemies are our best teachers. 

Buddhist saying

#twisdom #selfKnowledge

The New

No complication of the mathematical order with itself, however elaborate, can introduce an atom of novelty into the world.

Henri Bergson

#twisdom #creativity

Real Becoming

Rests placed beside rests will never be equivalent to a movement.

Henri Bergson

#twisdom #becoming