photographosophy

Stopping By Toboggan Hill On A Snowy Evening

December 22, 2010

The snow is lovely, bright and deep / but she has promises to keep / and miles to go before she sleeps / and miles to go before she sleeps. Frost’s classic poem is, of course, haunting in its original form, but is it any more haunting than a cold winter afternoon spent trying to [...]

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Gandhi, Obviously, Never Had Birthday Cake

November 17, 2010

There are limits to self-indulgence, none to self-restraint. – Gandhi (Photographosophy, Gandhi Totally Should Have Tried Some Cake Edition) (Hey! You can enter this Windows 7 phone (plus chocolate!) giveaway every day! Here, too! And? The comments are really, really awesome and full of great ‘encourage your kids to embrace the idea that less is [...]

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Don’t Let Me Get Too Deep

November 3, 2010

(Further to yesterday’s reflections on the divine…) If, then, God is always in that good state in which we sometimes are, this compels our wonder; and if in a better state this compels it yet more. And God is in a better state. And life also belongs to God; for the actuality of thought is [...]

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The Chief Danger Of The Time Is Actually Jersey Shore, But Let’s Not Quibble

October 6, 2010

That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time. — John Stuart Mill, On Liberty. (Photographosophy, Princess Dresses Are So Eccentric, When They’re Paired With Skate Shoes And A Ball Cap And Worn To Kindergarten Edition.) (Am so sick, am dying of sinus explosion, please kill me now because [...]

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The Mellow Autumn Came

October 1, 2010

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus (Photographosopy, Fall Is Not Necessarily A Metaphor For Age Edition) (Other reading for this fine fall day: tetchiness about the buzz around the Fisher Price recall, bitchiness about public health PSA’s in Australia – really, what are they putting in the [...]

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Subjective Idealism, For The Win

September 24, 2010

Some may think that to affirm dialogue—the encounter of women and men in the world in order to transform the world—is naively and subjectively idealistic. There is nothing, however, more real or concrete than people in the world and with the world, than humans with other humans. — Paulo Freire, (Pedagogy Of The Oppressed) (Photographosophy, [...]

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The Standpoint Of The New

September 15, 2010

Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it. — Karl Marx, Theses On Feuerbach (Eleventh Thesis) (Photographosophy, Future Activists Of The World Unite With Your Loveys And Take Over Edition.) (This time next week, I’ll be in Lesotho – I am traveling there this weekend, via, of [...]

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Why Plants Are Easier To Raise Than Children

September 10, 2010

Plants are shaped by cultivation and men by education. .. We are born weak, we need strength; we are born totally unprovided, we need aid; we are born stupid, we need judgment. Everything we do not have at our birth and which we need when we are grown is given us by education. — Jean [...]

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Sky Toddler In Flight

August 25, 2010

Hic Rhodus, hic saltus. (translation: here is Rhodes, jump here) – Hegel, Preface To The Elements Of The Philosophy Of Right (1820) (The quote continues: “To apprehend what is is the task of philosophy, because what is is reason. As for the individual, every one is a son of his time; so philosophy also is [...]

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This Is What A Feminist Looks Like

August 20, 2010

If women be educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop? — Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication On The Rights Of Women (Chapter 3) (Photographosophy, Pissy Feminist Edition.)

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