the subconscious appears, insofar as it conceals from ourselves the motives behind our conclusions, as an enemy of philosophical inquiry.
but, as we try to disregard the subconscious, we widen the gap between the known and the unknown; we give it identity and therewith greater strength. the disregarded subconscious becomes almost an individual and therefore a match for ourselves.
on the other hand, if we can turn our attentions to the subconscious without prejudice, then it will be consumed by the conscious; our emotions will be transformed into reasons; and we will no longer be fights in ourselves.

if the end justified the means,
existence would be unimportant.

instead of saying “stop capitalism”, which gives the idea of suspension from progress, we should be saying: “let’s move on from capitalism”.
and when someone come to us again saying that we represent a setback, we must ask them: a setback for what, and to whom?
and when someone come to us again saying that capitalism is progress, we must ask them: progress of what, and to whom?

terramakesart:

A Woman in Wheat
2013
watercolor

terramakesart:

A Woman in Wheat

2013

watercolor

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some people say that music speaks of nothing.
this falsehood is not the product of ignorance, but rather of a slight misunderstanding:
music speaks of nothingness.

sovietbuildings:

Armenia, Yerevan, Karen Demirtchian sport/concert complex, 

sovietbuildings:

Armenia, Yerevan, Karen Demirtchian sport/concert complex, 

sovietbuildings:

Ukraine, Kiev, Crematorium

sovietbuildings:

Ukraine, Kiev, Crematorium

"It is precisely those artists and writers who are most inclined to think of their art as the manifestation of their personality who are in fact the most in bondage to public taste."

— Simone Weil.

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"There are some people who get a positive pleasure from the cry; and many others simply do not hear it. […] These two states of mind are closer than they appear to be. The second is only a weaker mode of the first; its deafness is complacently cultivated because it is agreeable and it offers a positive satisfaction of its own. There are no other restraints upon our will than material necessity and the existence of other human beings around us. Any im­aginary extension of these limits is seductive, so there is a seduction in whatever helps us to forget the reality of the obstacles. That is why upheavals like war and civil war are so intoxicating; they empty human lives of their reality and seem to turn people into puppets."

— Simone Weil.

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poeticasvisuais:

Gustav Klimt, Death and Life (1910)

poeticasvisuais:

Gustav Klimt, Death and Life (1910)

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curiosamathematica:

A fully operational Turing machine built in LEGO Mindstorms, by Jeroen van den Bos and Davy Landman at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (Centrum Mathematics & Computer Science, CWI) in Amsterdam. They built it for an exposition “Turing’s Legacy” in honor of Alan Turing’s 100th birthday.

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273

Whom do you call bad?— Those who always want to put to shame.

274

What do you consider most humane?— To spare someone shame.

275

What is the seal of attained freedom?— No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.

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— Nietzsche, The Gay Science (via breathe-pilotinspector)

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