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Philosophy of the Arts


The predominant approach here is phenomenological in combination with linguistic analysis

Art Versus Life

Oh, how art makes a mockery of life. Of late, enjoying profoundly the great jazz classics — the likes of Miles Davis, Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh…

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Vision and Justice

People who lack a vision are bound to mistake politics for content, someone’s self-assured utterances for his understanding of things. We find such people all over the globe. Yet, some…

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Lanzmann and Lang

Claude Lanzmann argued (a.o.) that the Shoah cannot be represented (photographically, I would want to add). He states this clearly in explaining what he would do had he found documentary…

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Een zekere film en zijn gevolgen

Op televisie hoorde ik een woordvoerder uit Iran verzuchten dat het vertonen van de film hetzelfde was als een buitenlander hier op straat in elkaar slaan. Nederland zou dan toch…

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