Inferno Europe
14/04/2016 - 15:45
Schopenhauer explained in his principle of identification – which itself generates the principle of egoicity, or put more simply identity – that the ontological determination (or essence) of an individual is the recognition of his or her own unity, or of his or her own subjective and irreducible diversity that exists outside of ones consciousness and sensitivity. And it is exactly this that is the sense of self, a function of...
Dual Nature
15/03/2016 - 11:15
The history of mankind is an intoxicating but often ambiguous tale. Since the dawn of time mankind has done nothing but chase technological and spiritual advancement. An evolutionary genius that has pushed towards mighty conquests, in the larger scale of the universe (both physical and philosophical) as in the microcosmic world of terrestrial biology and  genetics. Yet his dual nature, Apollonian (solar, ordered) and...
Androgynous Revanche
13/11/2015 - 21:00
Today as never before in the history of humanity gender identity is being questioned. In a reverse evolutionary path, a dissolutionary one if you like – with an axiologically negative component – we’re returning to that mythical unique androgynous creature which contains within itself both the masculine and the feminine. In Plato’s Symposium, Aristophanes tells of this third kind “no child of the sun like a man, nor child of...
Take to the woods
13/10/2015 - 21:15
I realise that it’s autumn almost by accident. Twisted and reluctantly, as if a syllogism or a matter of logic. I notice this because yesterday, meeting up, we ate mushrooms and chestnuts. I become sure because this morning I saw the Tiber smoke fog and the wandering church steeples taming a ghost town, squatting under a low and heavy sky. Even stupefied by the storm, I repent and curse against the usual narcotic mixture:...