“As near as an ordinary, secular spirit can come to Pentecost”

"Why have I been remunerated, given money ... to read with others, to study Phaedrus or The Tempest? ... My doctoral seminar in Geneva ran, more or less unbroken, for a quarter of a century. Those Thursday mornings were as near as an ordinary, secular spirit can come to Pentecost. By what oversight or vulgarization… Continue reading “As near as an ordinary, secular spirit can come to Pentecost”

“Listen closely to the rush of thought …”

"Nothing identifies Marx more closely with enlightenment innocence than his affirmation that mankind only poses those questions to itself for which there will be an answer. It is the opposite which comes closer to the truth. It is 'jesting Pilate' ... Listen closely to the rush of thought and you will hear, at its inviolate… Continue reading “Listen closely to the rush of thought …”