Recensie: Agamben’s Profanaties

De Italiaanse filosoof Giorgio Agamben (1942) is een grote naam in de hedendaagse filosofie. Zijn grootste werk is het project ‘Homo Sacer’ – de sacrale mens, de heilige mens. In dat werk en in veel van zijn denken gaat het veelal om de relatie tussen de mens en de rituelen en heilige objecten waar de mens mee samenleeft. Nu in Nederlandse vertaling verschenen het boek ‘Profanaties’. Een recensie door Nicole des Bouvrie. Continue reading “Recensie: Agamben’s Profanaties”

Forget this “When good men do nothing…”

Reading books can give a distorted idea of what evil is, and what it means to be a good person. And especially when we start using falsely attributed quotes that are both misleading and wrong, we need to reconsider what it actually means – to do good.

The power of a good story

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of good books, with stories that stay with me, hopefully forever. But I have always read a lot of books. As a child, I would go to the library every week and find a new set of books – 6 as that was the maximum. Carefully selected of course, as it would have to last me a week. Continue reading “Forget this “When good men do nothing…””