Johan Huizinga

Johan Huizinga

Dutch philosopher, historian, researcher of culture, professor of Groningen and Leiden University.
History, as the study of the past, makes the coherence of what happened comprehensible by reducing events to a dramatic pattern and seeming them in a simple form.More Johan Huizinga quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You can deny, if you like, nearly all abstractions: justice, beauty, truth, goodness, mind, God. You can deny seriousness, but not play.More Johan Huizinga quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One does not realize the historical sensation as a re-experiencing, but as an understanding that is closely related to the understanding of music, or rather of the world by means of music.More Johan Huizinga quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience.More Johan Huizinga quotes [09/01/2011 07:09:48]
We have to transpose ourselves into this impressionability of mind, into this sensitivity to tears and spiritual repentance, intothis susceptibility, before we can judge how colorful and intensive life was then.More Johan Huizinga quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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