Oct 10, 2009

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Theseus’ Minotaur:
An Examination of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thought

Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most remarkable philosophers of all time, irrespective or whether he happened to have written in the nineteenth century. In fact, he has more in common with pre-Socratic thinkers like Heraclitus, born two and a half thousand years ago in Ephesos on the Aegean. Did not Aristotle gloss his great work, On Nature, in order to inform us that seething...

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Jun 16, 2009

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Hans-Jürgen Syberberg – Leni Riefenstahl’s Heir

Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, the enfant terrible of modern or post-war German cinema, was born in 1935 of vaguely upper class stock. His father owned landed estates in Eastern Germany before the war and his son lived in Rostock until 1945. Syberberg’s doctoral thesis — very much in the Germanic tradition — concerned the notion of existentialism or the absurd in...

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