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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Kulturkampf

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 2:27 AM

From a check tonight of The New York Review of Books

These NYRB  stories from May 15 and May 13 suggest a
review of images on Ratner's Star  and on the Eye of God.

IMAGE- 'Ratner's Star,' by Don DeLillo (1976)

Above image reposted from Jan. 10, 2014

I. The structures in the Diamond Puzzle

Adam and God (Sistine Chapel), with Jungian Self-Symbol and Ojo de Dios (The Diamond Puzzle)

Click on image for Jungian background.

II: The structure on a recent cover of Semiotica

'Semiotica' cover and article by Solomon Marcus on Levi-Strauss's 'canonic formula' of myth

Above images reposted from May 5, 2016

Related material:  The previous post, Dueling Formulas.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kulturkampf for Princeton*

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 2:01 PM

Einstein and Thomas Mann (author of 'The Magic Mountain') at Princeton
Einstein and Thomas Mann, Princeton, 1938

A sequel to Princeton Requiem,
Gesamtkunstwerk , and Serial Box — 

Fearful Symmetry, Princeton Style:

* See as well other instances of Kulturkampf  in this journal.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Kulturkampf

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Kulturkampf,  (German: “culture struggle”), the bitter struggle
(c. 1871–87) on the part of the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck
to subject the Roman Catholic church to state controls.

Kulturkampf at The New York Times

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110401-Kulturkampf.jpg

"Bismarck: 13 blocks short of a design."

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110401-BismarckBlocks500w.jpg

Friday, October 29, 2010

Kulturkampf at the Times

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:00 PM

Leitkultur

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101029-NYT-Kultur.jpg

Some background:
Stanley Fish in the Times  on April 12, 2010.

See also this journal on that date

"Fact and fiction weave in and out of novels
 like a shell game." –R. B. Kitaj

Not just novels.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Tony for Kristen*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:48 PM

From Kulturkampf for Princeton (Jan. 14, 2015) —

A sequel to Princeton Requiem,
Gesamtkunstwerk , and Serial Box —

Fearful Symmetry, Princeton Style:

       * Wiig.  See Dancer (June 10, 2013).  Happy birthday.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hard Problem

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 AM

The Yale Daily News  on Sept. 9, 2014 —

Related material on "the hard problem" of consciousness—

Wikipedia on the problem, and Tom Stoppard's first new
play in nine years, "The Hard Problem."

See also, in this journal, the posts of Sept. 9, 2014
the date of the above Yale Daily News  story
"Research Suggests New Consciousness Hub."

The above scene from the new Stoppard play
suggests also a review of Kulturkampf for Princeton

Monday, December 12, 2011

X o’ Jesus

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 2:56 PM

Religion for stoners, in memory of Horselover Fat

Amazon.com gives the publication date of a condensed
version* of Philip K. Dick's Exegesis  as Nov. 7, 2011.

The publisher gives the publication date as Nov. 8, 2011.

Here, in memory of the author, Philip K. Dick (who sometimes
called himself, in a two-part pun, "Horselover Fat"), is related
material from the above two dates in this  journal—

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stoned

m759 @ 12:00 PM 

…. Update of 9:15 PM Nov. 8, 2011—

From a search for the word "Stoned" in this journal—

Sunday, January 2, 2011

 

A Universal Form

m759 @ 6:40 PM

Simon Critchley today in the New York Times  series "The Stone"—

Philosophy, among other things, is that living activity of critical reflection in a specific context, by which human beings strive to analyze the world in which they find themselves, and to question what passes for common sense or public opinion— what Socrates called doxa— in the particular society in which they live. Philosophy cuts a diagonal through doxa. It does this by raising the most questions of a universal form: “What is X?”

Actually, that's two diagonals. See Kulturkampf at the Times  and Geometry of the I Ching .

[Here the "Stoned" found by the search
was the title of Critchley's piece, found in its URL—
"http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/stoned/ ."]

See also Monday's post "The X Box" with its illustration

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111107-XBoxSum.bmp .


Monday, November 7, 2011

The X Box

m759 @ 10:30 AM 

"Design is how it works." — Steve Jobs, quoted in
 The New York Times Magazine  on St. Andrew's Day, 2003

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111107-XBoxSum.bmp .

For some background on this enigmatic equation,
see Geometry of the I Ching.

 

Merry Xmas.

See also last night's post and the last words of Steve Jobs.

* Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher, has, deliberately or not, sown confusion
    about whether this is only the first of two volumes.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stoned*

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

From "The Stone" in Sunday's online New York Times

Cosmic Imagination

By William Egginton

Do the humanities need to be defended from hard science?

Illustration of hard science —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111108-ScienceBall.jpg

Illustration of the humanities —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111108-HumanitiesBall.jpg

(The above illustrations from Sunday's "The Stone" are by Leif Parsons.)

Midrash by the Coen brothers— "The Dude Abides."

See also 10/10/10The Day of the Tetractys

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111108-BowlingPinsDiagram.jpg

* Update of 9:15 PM Nov. 8, 2011—

From a search for the word "Stoned" in this journal—

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Universal Form

m759 @ 6:40 PM

Simon Critchley today in the New York Times  series "The Stone"—

Philosophy, among other things, is that living activity of critical reflection in a specific context, by which human beings strive to analyze the world in which they find themselves, and to question what passes for common sense or public opinion— what Socrates called doxa— in the particular society in which they live. Philosophy cuts a diagonal through doxa. It does this by raising the most questions of a universal form: “What is X?”

Actually, that's two diagonals. See Kulturkampf at the Times  and Geometry of the I Ching .

[Here the "Stoned" found by the search
was the title of Critchley's piece, found in its URL—
"http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/stoned/ ."]

See also Monday's post "The X Box" with its illustration

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111107-XBoxSum.bmp .

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Universal Form

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 6:40 PM

Simon Critchley today in the New York Times  series "The Stone"—

Philosophy, among other things, is that living activity of critical reflection in a specific context, by which human beings strive to analyze the world in which they find themselves, and to question what passes for common sense or public opinion— what Socrates called doxa— in the particular society in which they live. Philosophy cuts a diagonal through doxa. It does this by raising the most questions of a universal form: “What is X?”

Actually, that's two diagonals. See Kulturkampf at the Times  and Geometry of the I Ching .

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