And Still Not Found The Answer

May be it is as simple – perhaps not telling the entire story though at least a major chapter. Tantalus and Eros – Sigmund Freud and his followers first excited us with the analysis of the adversaries, and reached boredom with the exaggeration of such claim to sole representation. The entire life subordinated under the … Continua a leggere

On Reason and Peace

Something we may have to think about as well when we look at the terrible incidents that happened in Norway the last days – I had been re-reading Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason while working on defintional issues of law. I found something that is important enough to be thought about, also as matter of … Continua a leggere

enlightenment too – and the irony of historical un-reason

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe As wise as it is, it counteracts its own … Continua a leggere

Surely Provocative – The Staging of ‘Rusalka’

A Retrospect – surely provocative (and from my side I mean it quite positive) – the staging of ‘Rusalka by Marin Kušej, part of this year’s Munich Opera Festival. And joining the guided exhibition on Rusalka – ‘watch and listen’ – the afternoon brought me into a specific mood to take up the provocation. Generally it … Continua a leggere

Human Rights – Law and Economy

But I wouldn’t start from here … – Contribution to Theorising Human Rights Indeed, it is easy to say what we frequently suggest as solution to some of the problems – the Irish way: “But I wouldn’t start from here!” And indeed, it seems to be a simple thing, just starting from somewhere else and … Continua a leggere

For those who like arithmetic problems: calculating the environmental meaning of a law … ;-)

Recently somebody, i.e. a surely historically meaningful figure passed away – his name at birth reads as follows: Seine Kaiserliche und Königliche Hoheit Franz Joseph Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xaver Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius, Kaiserlicher Prinz, Erzherzog von Österreich, Königlicher Prinz von Ungarn (His imperial and Royal Highness Franz … Continua a leggere

Science and Truth

Ed elli a me: “Ritorna a tua scïenza, che vuol, quanto la cosa è più perfetta, più senta il bene, e così la doglienza. Tutto che questa gente maladetta in vera perfezion già mai non vada, di là più che di qua essere aspetta.” ******** And he replied: ‘Return to your science, which has it … Continua a leggere

Narrowing the Gap between the World’s Richest and Poorest

That had been the title of the workshop to which I contributed during the Global Media Forum, organised in June by the Deutsche Welle. In the meantime the recording is available from a site containing material from (nearly?) all workshops. The workshop in question, organised by the attac-network, namely its German branch took place on … Continua a leggere

Anthropology and more

Anthropology – how it works or: once it is always the first time Create an image of your superiority; then behave according to the image and confront with “the other” – but do so after creating the other as inferior. If you do not make a mistake on the way you will be in (I … Continua a leggere


People who blindly subordinate themselves in collectivities, degrade themselves to some kind of material, a sort of thing, obliterate themselves as self-determined beings. This concurs with the readiness to treat others as amorphous mass … Democracy that does not only function in a mechanical way but that works according to it’s meaning requires responsible citizens. … Continua a leggere