The Delta Force

There is nothing permanent except change."
— Heraclitus (535-475 BC)
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Ishans Muse and planksip Mobius Maker 8420

The Delta Force

There is nothing permanent except change."
— Heraclitus (535-475 BC)

The titled responsion is focusing on change.

Heraclitus - planksip
Heraclitus of Ephesus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, and a native of the city of Ephesus, then part of the Persian Empire. Little is known about his early life and education.
What does Heraclitus have in common with other intellectual giants of the past? Find out on planksip.

Bent Earthward We Deprive Experience

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
— Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

The titled responsion reminds us of our new "devicive" nature.

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Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, and more.
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This one is a little bit of a stretch but I will try and push a boundary. Leonardo da Vinci's flight metaphor evokes a been-there-done-that narrative, habituated around past experience this quote seems incomplete, perhaps even a dichotomy?  

The Wellspring of the Macedonian Muses

A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring."
— Luis de Góngora (1561-1627)

The titled responsion inspires us as it did Alexander the Great.

Luis de Góngora - planksip
Luis de Góngora y Argote was a Spanish Baroque lyric poet. Góngora and his lifelong rival, Francisco de Quevedo, are widely considered the most prominent Spanish poets of all time. His style...
What do Luis de Gongora and Heraclitus have in common? Find out on planksip.

In An Essay on Criticism (1711) from Alexander Pope, this famous quote has its history in Ovid's Metamorphasis. Look it up on Wikipedia, it's worth the read.

Liar, Liar... I object to your Honour!

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law."
— Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)

The titled responsion is calling someone's honour into question despite the exclamation point!

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Bentham defined as the “fundamental axiom” of his philosophy the principle that “it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong”.
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When I wrote Virtue Ethics and Lawyers (2016) I compared and contrasted the effects of Hellenic virtue rhetoric to our current Jurisprudence (the study of law), I fear the statistical direction we are now headed lacks a narrative if it's needed at all! There are plenty of directions to go with this narrative, expand on the necessity of narrative.

Mobius Maker Through Peace and Harmony

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true."
— Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

The titled responsion is making me dizzy.

Alfred Tennyson - planksip
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria’s reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.
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Your Passions Should Follow You

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself."
— Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

The titled responsion reminds us that we take our passions with us, where ever we happen to travel.

Gerard Manley Hopkins - planksip
Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ was an English poet and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. Two of his major themes were nature and religion.
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Ephiphenomal manifestations projected on the stage of life act as individual agents for all to see, bear witness and participate within. A shared consciousness​ or passion is a play that expresses cultures that moves us. Together and separate, the amusing muse is fictive ​imagining ​that takes shape within and through the form otherwise known as differentiation.

Inescapable Positions of Individuation

The merger between art and artist is ephemeral. Open for interpretation the community can contribute at will, this stage play and performance, commanded by the narrative is not a restriction but a path forward. Contribute, if you are up to the challenge. Learn more!

A Musing Epistemology

Identifying the creative process as the impetus of your own personal epistemology is a muse of sorts. Aesthetically balanced between the known and the unknown, the re-creation of the problem is a recreational sport of knowledge actualized!

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