Christmas

“Do you know why Santa Claus’s bag never gets empty, although there are so many children in the world? Because it may be full of toys, but sometimes there are more important things to be delivered, what we call “invisible gifts”. In a broken home, he tries to bring harmony and peace on the holiest … More Christmas

On Morality

Is commitment – whether religious, social, or idiosyncratic – capable of fighting curiosity? We are taught that chaos is a taboo, which, as a consequence, paradoxically becomes so magnetic to us; we fear the anarchy, which, supposedly, brings the downfall of man; of life’s inconstancies, which nonetheless keep our lives in flux, becoming the only … More On Morality

Schopenhauer on aesthetic experience as a relief of pain and suffering

A brief historical and philosophical account preceding Schopenhauer seems to me highly appropriate to begin with, much of it for the sake of the clear understanding of this paper and, more importantly, of Schopenhauer’s theories regarding aesthetic experience particularly, how the latter succeed in permeating the field of aesthetics and influence our own aesthetic visions. … More Schopenhauer on aesthetic experience as a relief of pain and suffering

Why should we take the case for the death of author/artist seriously?

I.               Traditionalistic VS. Post-Structuralist approach to literary criticism [T]o change the world, it is necessary to convince people that its ways are not self-evident: to show that what is presented to them as ‘natural’ is in fact what conforms to a particular ideological world-view, serving particular social interests. Ever since Barthes’s article “The Death of … More Why should we take the case for the death of author/artist seriously?