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Maimonides (Luxe Edition)

[Samuel ibn Tibbon, Hebrew translation of Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed (Spain, 1300)] This luxe edition throws a different light upon the Guide of the Perplexed, Maimonides, and medieval rationalism. I love the aristocratic elegance, the abstract and organic components, … Continue reading

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Roof-Top (New York) (Rational)

I really like these roof-top views of garden life from somewhere over the Upper West Side. The buildings on “fire” are across the Hudson in New Jersey at sunset. As per Rilke from somewhere in the Duino Elegies, Hiersein ist herrlich. … Continue reading

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Art & Reason (Frank Stella: Black, Aluminum, Copper Paintings)

 (Frank Stella at L & M Arts, New York) Went to see the Black, Aluminum, and Copper painting by Frank Stella at L & M Arts (on view through June 2). They are meant to call attention back to the … Continue reading

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Swooners and Skeptics (Responding to Martin Kavka, Again)

  (Hermes and company, Grand Central Station, New York) I’m not sure what to do. I have colleague-friends who are incredibly smart. Sometimes they post online, and I want to respond to them at JPP. The problem is that, well, … Continue reading

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Ephemera: Visual and non-Visual Impressions

    Coming up to Syracuse yesterday on rt. 17 along the lower rim of the Catskills, I was struck by the visual match between: [1] the road covered in a thick residue of road salt [2] the slate grey … Continue reading

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Religion/Judaism

  So far in a “Jewish philosophy place” there’s been almost nothing about Judaism. This may in part be serendipitous, relating to what I happen to be thinking about at this particular moment. Certainly, it’s not what I’m reading right … Continue reading

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