Thursday, January 19, 2012


Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:02 PM

Perception vs. Inception


"Where philosophy and literature mesh, where they are litigious toward one another in form or matter, these echoes of origin can be heard. The poetic genius of abstract thought is lit, is made audible. Argument, even analytic, has its drumbeat. It is made ode. What voices the closing movements of Hegel’s Phenomenology  better than Edith Piaf’s non de non , a twofold negation which Hegel would have prized?

This essay is an attempt to listen more closely."

— George Steiner, The Poetry of Thought 


Edith Piaf's rien de rien . See also Is Nothing Sacred?

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