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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

If I take death into my life...

James Ensor, Masks Confronting Death
...or, if it's September, it must be Heidegger.

Such an unusual pleasure, I don't need to write anything for a while, as I'm ahead of myself a little in the doctoral thesis, so I am going to be mostly reading and thinking and it will be exclusively devoted to the great thinker of being, Martin Heidegger:
If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself.

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