Rousseau on Money

Je la crains plus que je n’aime le bon vin. Jean-Jaquees Rousseau: Les Confessions; 1782  

Domine Quo Vadis?

It seems to be a simple question that recently had been put forward here But what are people coming to Rome want to buy? What is the special pleasure, the experience they are looking for when doing to the so-called eternal city? And it seems so simple that at the beginning, near those times of … Continua a leggere

A new spectre is haunting now the world??

Vatican Spring? The following is the abstract of an article that is nearly completed, to be published in a book edited by Arno Tausch, and being concerned with the development of catholicism. A pre-version, i.e. an unedited version will soon be sent on request. Abstract Both, discourses in and about economy on the one hand, in … Continua a leggere

Backyards – Courtyards*

Sure, what Brecht used in his theatre and his theoretical considerations as Verfremdung, i.e. (a specific kind of) alienation has also its linguistic version, comes for across as linguistic Verfremdung. Having previously spoken of the backyards, the Italian term is perhaps more telling: we speak of the  cortile interno.[1] And I also said there may … Continua a leggere