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Philosophy of the Arts


The predominant approach here is phenomenological in combination with linguistic analysis

J.M. Coetzee

“Is dit Coetzee? Dat is een makkelijke. Hoe vinden we een auteur? Door naar Zuid-Afrika af te reizen? Dat denk ik niet. We vinden hem door die boeken op de…

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Biology and ethics

Wiener Aktionism, Biology and Ethics Biology prescribes that humans strive for survival. It simply makes no sense for a person sustaining a life of his own, to do things which…

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Up In the Air (2009)

Thoughts I formulated about living in-between persons, put into a film. Very consistently. Clooney is great; one, also, gets the impression the film is about him. (IMDB)

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Sell your Death

A dear friend, an artist herself, made me realise that television is far more extreme than art is, with regard to crossing moral limitations. She pointed me to the case…

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A case of Immoral Art

Kristian von Hornsleth, Danish artist, devised The Hornsleth Village Project Uganda: “The Hornsleth Village Project Uganda saw every individual in a village change their name to Hornsleth, in a simple…

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Art is a Practice

In follow-up to a previous post that produced the interim conclusion that art is unsurmountably historical: the circularity we get upon trying to understand when someone is an artist is…

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