An Aged Quill Recording: The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (an excerpt) is now available for streaming. This is an excerpt from The Notebook of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke (1910). Translated from German by William Needham. Narrated by Joseph Voelbel. This was Rilke’s only novel, it was written in a water closetContinue reading “The Notesbooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Marie Rilke”
The by and large gist is knowledge of activities occurs in orders of perception. That is, an event is known by the knowledge of it; also, there are orders to knowledge: divine intelligence, man’s reason, the imagination, and sense-based experiences. Boethius thinks the way in which we know a thing is determined by the level at which we approach it. The act of observing a man walking and the sun moving simultaneously above him are both, in his terms, ‘necessary’ when observed. However, one is volutional, that is free-will based (the man walking) though necessary because of its clear observation, while the other is also necessary, (the sun’s movement), but is based on a higher order of cohesion.
An Aged Quill Recording: The Secret Miracle by Jorge Luis Borges is now available for streaming. The Secret Miracle is based on the notion that God can do anything, and grants a last wish of a man facing a firing squad to have enough time to finish composing his magnum opus. “Upon a courtyard flagContinue reading “The Secret Miracle by Jorge Luis Borges”