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Leave it to the Leviathan

This graduated role reversal of humility is an act worth thinking about. Revolutions take place despite our preoccupation with initiation. As the world turns, living is perpetual, limited to our species in language only.

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Leave it to the Leviathan

No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

- Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

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The Depths of Despair and the Leviathan's Lair Deep Within - Another planksip Möbius

The Depths of Despair and the Leviathan's Lair Deep Within - Another planksip Möbius

Leave it to the Leviathan

Inspired by Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)'s quote, "No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." The titled responsion is...

The Contradictions Run Deep

Inspired by George Steiner (1929-2020)'s quote, "We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning." The titled responsion is...

This graduated role reversal of humility is an act worth thinking about. Revolutions take place despite our preoccupation with initiation. As the world turns, living is perpetual, limited to our species in language only.

The Depths of Despair and the Leviathan's Lair Deep Within - Another planksip Möbius

Published 7 months ago