Category Archives: Art

Ars longa, vita brevis


Art is long and life short. Progress and the art of medicine – the first unquestionable, but questions about quality of life remain. Also shotcomings of science and technonolgy pointed out. Three Greek myths are adduced as warnings thereof. Continue reading

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Plato on art and poetry misunderstood


Unfounded criticism of Plato on poetry and the arts redressed. Misunderstanding of Plato’s ideas and intentions on these topics revealed and countered. Continue reading

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Music, what is it?


  Strange what Baremboim says about music. Isn’t music a language and, as such, having meaning, be it of subjective moods and feelings… or even reflections on life (but certainly not representing ideas… ) In Daniel Barenboim‘s Norton Lecture series … Continue reading

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