photographosophy

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 [...]

Keep reading…

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 [...]

Keep reading…

Real Ballerinas Dance In High-Tops

August 11, 2010

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams. — Albert Einstein (cf. the Tutu Story, and What Is Photographosophy?) (Photo credit: JenIsJen, who has posted other amazing #tutusfortanner photos at her [...]

Keep reading…

Thus Spake The Soon-To-Be-Soaked Toddler

July 28, 2010

For believe me! — the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is – to live dangerously. – Friedrich Nietzsche (The Gay Science, section 283.) (From the Photographosophy files.)

Keep reading…

Performativity For Four Year Olds

July 21, 2010

There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender… identity is performatively constituted by the very ‘expressions’ that are said to be its results. – Judith Butler (Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity)

Keep reading…