More specifically concerning: intellectuals
An Observation (3)
1 February 2003, around 9.16.
Be suspicious of anyone who claims to be an intellectual. Especially if they say anything to the effect of: ‘I like to think of myself as something of an intellectual…’1 Be suspicious of anyone who makes you feel stupid. You probably are stupid, but that’s not the point. The sort of person who makes you […]
27 October 2003, around 8.49.
Began reading The Mask of Socrates: the Image of the Intellectual in Antiquity, and was struck by the following passage: The earliest portrait of the philosopher originated about ten to twenty years after his death and shows him in the guise of Silenus. In flouting the High Classical standard of beauty so blatantly, this face […]
22 January 2011, around 19.13.
what must be kept…
goats and sheep
2 October 2011, around 20.46.
books and souls, sheep and goats.
14 November 2011, around 14.43.
Adorno laments the writer’s living situation.