To my anglophone readers…

The lectures on both Virgil and Lucretius have now been added to the “Humanities” menu. I find them to be among the most memorable of the talks. Also, additions have

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Corruptio optimi pessima

The Romans never became the philosophical equals of the Greeks, but, with their instinct for the practical and love of linguistic economy, they gave us a nourishing harvest of Latin

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Symbols and Symbolism

I was recently asked to reflect on the notion of symbol against the broader horizon of semiotics. This brought me to contrast the image (left) with the world of symbols

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The Long Bony Finger

The prophet and the philosopher are both pointers. Prophets point at, philosophers point out. But both point. By doing so, they endeavor to carry to consummation that spontaneous act of

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Two Tears

  Our emotional lives seem simple. We cry, we laugh. Children can do it. We presume that matters of sophistication, paradox and mystery are reserved to the more adult activities

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