Donald Verene

Donald Verene

The promise of technology is to remove the division between culture and nature. Whatever part of nature that is left over as an independent force is covered by the technological bluff, which refers it to the agenda of the future and disguises the deficiencies of the present.More Donald Verene quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Technological consciousness takes itself dead seriously; it has no sense of humor. The fool can play no role in it, for there is no other realm that is can see beyond itself to which the fool can point. Consciousness in the throes of desire cannot tolerate laughter any more than criticism of laughter can be tolerated in a moment of sexual lust.More Donald Verene quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Book of Job is advice on how to live in terms of the absolute power of nature. Leviathan is advice on how to live in terms of the absolute power of the state.More Donald Verene quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Contemporary philosophy illustrates Hegel's dictum that philosophy is its own time apprehended in thought, for in our age philosophy yields to the objectifying technical impulse and loses its ancient task of pursuing the Socratic ideal of the wisdom of the examined life.More Donald Verene quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The media is the thought-form of the technological society, and it finds nothing it does to be laughable, a sure sign that it is not human.More Donald Verene quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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