The great poet chronicled the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War and the rise of Fascism but he later renounced his most radical and ardent political work.
Crispin SartwellI hate to say this all these decades later, and really, I hate to have to say it, but no, you are not going to be able to coherently combine Marx and Freud, you doink. Yes I mean you, @Slavojiek. You, Terry Eagleton. You, pathetic Frederic Jameson.
Self-Reliance, Servility, and Mental Health By Crispin Sartwell Ralph Waldo Emerson's incandescent essay "Self-Reliance" of 1841 has long been regarded as a fundamental statement of American values, a manifesto picking up where the Declaration of...
Crispin SartwellSelf-Reliance, Servility, and Mental Health
By Crispin Sartwell
Ralph Waldo Emerson's incandescent es...
The Intelligence Project will host a seminar with General Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, from 2:00-3:00pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.
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Crispin SartwellIf the Arte Povera artists thought they were making things that couldn’t be sold or that would no longer exist after a few minutes, they didn’t reckon with the art world’s ability to incorporate almost anything, including attacks on itself. @philamuseum
Hanna, "an exuberant chase thriller that pulses with energy!"(Variety), is about a girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin. Starring Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan.
Crispin SartwellA statuesque yet incompetent actor (Cate Blanchett) struggles through many bewildering situations, in a noble yet ultimately futile search for a southern drawl. Her misadventures lead to a tragic denouement for all concerned.
A new study finds that small teams of researchers do more innovative work than large teams do.
Crispin SartwellWell, this does not surprise me. You wouldn't expect the most creative fiction or art to emerge from large committees either. Thinking in a herd isn't really going to take you anywhere new, though it might take you further down the road you're on.
Dan Kaufman and I talk about the nature of truth as understood in philosophy and then about the nature of philosophy, among other matters, on his Sophia show on meaningoflife.tv. I like the way he frames it: from very similar...
03:25 Crispin’s book chapter on the nature of truth 12:05 Do different uses of the word “truth” have a family resemblance? 21:09 The challenge of connecting ...
Crispin SartwellWe move from the correspondence theory to whether you can engage in something like the big traditional project of philosophy now. I think so. All we have to do is want to. We can go big again, in a chastened way.