Breaking news: the Minoans colonised Jupiter!

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The famous Minoan swimming dolphin, followed by a fish, can be seen clearly. Philosophers of art are attempting to decode its porpoise.

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Dolphin fresco, c. 1500 BC, Knossos palace, Crete.

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North Sydney

Powerhouse

Powerhouse

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As light clouds drift above

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

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Birds in bamboo

Birds Flying Through Bamboo, Shr Han, silk brocade mat, n.d.

Birds Flying Through Bamboo, Shr Han, silk brocade mat, n.d.

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A little study

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

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For Zindy

Evening LIght, Lake Manapouri, New Zealand

Evening Light, Lake Manapouri, New Zealand

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Why Hegel was superior to Kant, and Marx to him

René Magritte, Les Idées Claires, oil on canvas, 1955

René Magritte, Les Idées Claires, oil on canvas, 1955

‘Kant failed to see…(that) the being of something is found in its appearances, not in the thing considered (artificially) in so far as it does not appear! For Hegel, we are not cut off from the reality of things – appearances give us that reality.’

Glenn Alexander Magee, The Hegel Dictionary, Continuum, London, 2010, 120

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A man that looks on glasse

On it may stay his eye,

Or if he pleaseth, through it passe

And then the heav’n espie1

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Routeburn Track, New Zealand

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

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Note

1. George Herbert, in W.K.C.Guthrie, A History of Greek Philosophy, Vol. 2, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996, 464. Lenin wrote ‘From living perception to abstract thought, and from this to practice, – such is the dialectical path of the cognition of truth, of the cognition of objective reality. Kant disparages knowledge in order to make way for faith: Hegel exalts knowledge, asserting that knowledge is knowledge of God. The materialist exalts the knowledge of matter, of nature…’ Lenin, Collected Works, Vol., 38 (Philosophical Notebooks), Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1976, 171 

René Magritte, Les Idées Claires

Form and content – 3

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Newnes NSW

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Hoya

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'All that is solid melts into air...'

‘All that is solid melts into air…’

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Newnes NSW

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