Thursday, August 22, 2013

Truth & Goodness

Truth and goodness are siblings in beauty -- the philosopher must possess just as much aesthetic power as the poet. Those without aesthetic sense are our pedantic philosophers. [Buchstabenphilosophen].
Hegel, Hölderlin and Schelling, 'Das älteste Systemprogramm' (1796-97)


Criticism is a matter of the right distance.
Walter Benjamin