1. lonequixote:

    Rest after Work ~ Vincent Van Gogh

    (via lonequixote)


  2. "This unhappy consciousness is subjectivity, which aspires to the repose of unity; it is self-consciousness as consciousness of life and of what exceeds life. But it can only oscillate between these two moments as the subjective anxiety which does not discover its truth within itself. Thus self-consciousness, the reflection of life, appears to us as the elevation to freedom. But this elevation is subjective anxiety, the impossibility of escaping a duality that is essential to the concept of spirit."
    — Jean Hyppolite, Genesis and Structure of Hegel’s “Phenomenology of Spirit”

  3. "For what is love? Love is the original identity which precedes any reflection. In man’s love for the nature that surrounds him, for his family, for his people, the infinite is immanent in the finite. The whole, or unity, is immediately present in the parts. Separation is still only potential. But with reflection, man splits off from the living milieu and opposes himself to it. From then on, the opposition can become so deep that the infinite becomes the beyond and the finite becomes the here-below."
    — Jean Hyppolite, Genesis and Structure of Hegel’s “Phenomenology of Spirit”
  5. End of season team portrait

  6. The B-52’s - “Roam”


  7. Thoughts on Hegel

    Hegel’s philosophy is about movement. Rather than constructing a detailed edifice, Hegel aims to find an inherent contradiction which sets human history into motion. Like the initial imbalance between matter and anti-matter at the moment of the big-bang, Hegel is always looking for some flaw, some crack in the perfect symmetries of nature and reason.


  8. "Everything is inherently contradictory… . contradiction is the root of all movement and vitality; it is only in so far as something has a contradiction within it that it moves, has an urge and activity."
    — Hegel, Science of Logic (via silicongarden)

  10. "I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish."
    — Simone de Beauvoir  (via sophianism)

    (via sophianism)