Cows (New York State Fair)

I like the large bodies, how they fill out the frame and take up space, how they all stick together. There’s nothing more glorious than this slow, gliding gait. Unfairly, Nietzsche defamed the herd mentality of bovine life. And not just Nietzsche. Kierkegaard and Heidegger too. What use can I have for them? I’m sticking with the cows.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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