Tag Archives: Originality

THE AMAZING REALITY OF THINGS

The amazing reality of things Is my discovery every single day. Every single thing is what it is, And it is difficult to explain to anyone how much it delights me, And how much this is enough for me. Just … Continue reading

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WHAT IS AN IDEA?

What is an idea     but a conversation marked in time?     A moment of movement     A collision of words.

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BBC – R4 – Great Lives – John Stuart Mill – Series 29 – Episode 6 of 9 – 8/1/2013

An interesting Radio programme examination of the life of the precociously talented J.S. Mills, who realised in his mid-life crisis at the age of 20, that emotional relations are what makes people happy. Coming from the school of Bentham this was a crisis of confidence in Utilitarian Philosophy which led J.S. Mills to the discovery of Poetry. Continue reading

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Protected: EPHEMERAL CREATION

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ON ORIGINALITY

Somebody says: “Of no school I am part, Never to living master lost my heart; Nor any more can I be said To have learned anything from the dead.” That statement – subject to appeal – Means: “I’m a self-made … Continue reading

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