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  • “A Butterfly Fixed to a Cork”
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    (c) Tangential Martin Jay, in an excellent paper ‘Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and the search for a new ontology of sight’ (itself part of a superb set of essays Modernity and the

  • Wrapt In a Brown Mantle
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    The line ‘wrapt in a brown mantle’ is taken from T.S. Eliot‘s poem The Waste Land. It is part of a section (lines 359-365) that was inspired by an experience

  • The Desire to be Desired
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    Love is a relational emotion as central to the human condition as the need for physical sustenance. It is an emotion inescapable in both public and private life, with much

  • The Celebration of Difference
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    The European Union is currently experiencing a number of challenges to its existence, challenges that were always present but have been compounded and magnified since the global economic recession. It