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

#twisdom #freedom #critique

Art SeesĀ 

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

#twisdom #art

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

Second-Hand World

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

C.W. Mills 

#twisdom #mediation 

Pain’s Gain

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

#twisdom #struggle

Self Art

Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow up in him!

Nietzsche

#twisdom #autoMediation

Pretended War

The loss of liberty at home is charged against provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.

James Madison
#twisdom #freedom

Unequal Crime

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

Honore de Balzac

#twisdom #inequality

Whose War

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

Orwell

#twisdom #peaceEcon #inequality