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Harari: preaching science with hope and love

in Literature/Society
Harari
Yuval Noah Harari in Amsterdam, 24 April 2018. Photo by Olivier Middendorp, courtesy of the Yahav-Harari Group LTD

“In a world of religious believers, ethnic wars and racism, why would an author dethroning each of these beliefs become so popular? Why do believers in God, Marxism or the nation buy a book telling them their gods are nothing but chimeras?”

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Character: as flawed as the ancient Greeks’

in Literature/Philosophies
Statue of the Greek god Poseidon. (Photo: public domain)
Statue of the Greek god Poseidon. (Photo: public domain)

Which is your character archetype, according to Theophrastus?

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Webb: the sacred, the profane, the human

in Literature/Philosophies/Theater
What is sacred, profane and profoundly human in us all? (Photo: public domain)
What is sacred, profane and profoundly human in us all? (Photo: public domain)

“What I look for myself in the writers I most admire and enjoy is insight into the ways human beings can experience a sense of being drawn or pulled toward something beyond themselves, and how their response to that can raise them to becoming something more than they were or perhaps than they could even have imagined.” – Prof. Eugene Webb. Interview by Felipe Cherubin.

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Zubiri: a man, a thinker, a friend

in Philosophies
The Thinker, by Auguste Rodin. Several versions of the sculpture exist. (Public domain photo)
The Thinker, by Auguste Rodin. Several versions of the sculpture exist. (Public domain photo)

If you could meet one of the most important philosophers of the past century, what would you ask him?

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Robin Abramovic, the artist with he(art)

in Arts/Society
Robin Abramovic

“When you only produce art to please people, it ceases to be authentic.”

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Fifty shades of fur

in O & P Highlights/Reviews/Theater
MADLEN MEYER AND PETER SEATON-CLARK OF ENGLISH THEATRE LEIPZIG PERFORM DAVID IVES’ VENUS IN FUR (c) 2017 Cappucchino & ETL

From now on, if ever I come across a statue of Venus, I will look at it differently.

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