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“Giving names to objects consists in moving immediate, unreflected, perhaps ignored events on to the plane of reflection and of the objective mind.” – Being and nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre (as quoted in Home: A Short History of an Idea) … Continue reading
by Witold Rybczynski Notes: Ch. 1 Why Aren’t Our Cities Like That? -leaders as architects: FDR (amateur) and Jefferson vs. Louis XIV -from the French: avenues = important diagonal streets; boulevards = broad promenades -“With very few exceptions… we have … Continue reading
phrases I liked: in “My Father’s Brain”: the brain as “lovely and postmodern” p. 10 “medicalization of human experience” p. 19 “ever-expanding nomenclature of victimhood”p. 19 “My sense of private selfhood turns out to have been illusory” p. 20 “the … Continue reading