The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: isaiah berlin

an antique fashion shows

3 April 2017, around 6.49.

The cover was off-putting. A boy in a garden, glancing slyly back at an illicit meeting, in the unctuous watercolors so popular for mass market literary paperbacks of a certain age. I refer, of course, to a Penguin edition of First Love, translated by Isaiah Berlin, which, as a book, rather reminded me (not to […]

recursus

29 March 2021, around 8.01.

Isaiah Berlin makes a decision.

stalking horses and other specters

2 April 2021, around 5.31.

Paul Nash, Stalking Horse (black and white negative, 1941), presented by the Paul Nash Trust to the Tate in 1970 CC-BY-NC-ND. The experience in which we meet specters or let them come visit us remains indestructible and undeniable. The most cultivated, the most reasonable, the most nonbelieving people easily reconcile a certain spiritualism with reason. […]

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