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 . . . la lecture, . . . ce miracle fécond d’une communication au sein de la solitude, . . . (reading, this fertile miracle of communication in the midst of solitude) — Marcel Proust, Pastiches et mélanges   This year Gallimard published, in French, an amalgam of some of Proust’s writing on reading. Herewith […]

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  In La société de la consommation (1970; The Consumer Society) the sociologist Jean Baudrillard wrote of how the urbanization and industrialization of human life had created new rarities: “space and time, clean air, greenery, water, silence . . . Some goods, previously free and readily available, are becoming luxury goods that only a privileged […]

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Click for PDF. Science B By William Eaton William Eaton is the Executive Editor of Zeteo; his explorations appear almost weekly at Montaigbakhtinian.com. Let us begin gently, with, before theory, anecdote. After playing his violin for a range of non-human creatures, Michel-Paul-Guy de Chabanon, an eighteenth-century musician and philosopher, concluded that spiders are pleased by […]

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Philosophy and Death; Philosophy as Divertissement Continuing to Learn from the Phaedo and Pascal By William Eaton [Click for pdf] Originally published in The Conversation, the City University of New York Liberal Studies journal that evolved into Zeteo. William Eaton became the Editorial Adviser to Zeteo; his explorations of the here and now have been […]

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Philosophy and Death; Philosophy as Divertissement Continuing to Learn from the Phaedo and Pascal By William Eaton [Click for pdf] Originally published in The Conversation, the City University of New York Liberal Studies journal that evolved into Zeteo. William Eaton became the Editorial Adviser to Zeteo; his explorations of the here and now have been […]

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July 26, 2018

A point of information... This book was translated as "A Fortnight in the Wilderness" and included as Appendix 2 in "Democracy In America: Historical-Critical Edition", edited by Eduardo Nolla. There this amazing text can be read in full. It is worth comparing the translation by James Schleifer to your own. In particular, the rendering of "désert" to "wilderness" is most intriguing.

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Philosophy and Death; Philosophy as Divertissement Continuing to Learn from the Phaedo and Pascal By William Eaton [Click for pdf] Originally published in The Conversation, the City University of New York Liberal Studies journal that evolved into Zeteo. William Eaton became the Editorial Adviser to Zeteo; his explorations of the here and now have been […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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Philosophy and Death; Philosophy as Divertissement Continuing to Learn from the Phaedo and Pascal By William Eaton [Click for pdf] Originally published in The Conversation, the City University of New York Liberal Studies journal that evolved into Zeteo. William Eaton became the Editorial Adviser to Zeteo; his explorations of the here and now have been […]

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July 16, 2018

Thanks a lot, Steve. And, continuing the segue-ing, here's an old (and traditional) Gary Snyder poem I just came across yesterday: Seaman’s Ditty I’m wondering where you are now Married, or mad, or free: Wherever you are you’re likely glad, But memory troubles me. We could’ve had us children, We could’ve had a home— But you thought not, and I thought not, And these nine years we roam. Today I worked in the deep dark tanks, And climbed out to watch the sea: Gulls and salty waves pass by, And mountains of Araby. I’ve travelled the lonely oceans And wandered the...

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