Archive for January, 2015

Ormesson: C’est une chose étrange à la fin que le monde

Friday, January 16th, 2015

The Thread in the Labyrinth One fine July morning, under a pounding sun, I began to wonder where we had come from, where we were going, and what we were doing on this Earth.

A lecture on the meaning of life

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Recommended Reading             Shakespeare, Tragedies             Bible: (Ecclesiastes)             Nagel, T. (1971) “The Absurd.”The Journal of Philosophy 68, pp. 716-27.             Camus, A. (1942) Le Mythe de Sisyphe, Editions Gallimard:Paris Introduction The question of the Meaning of Life is one of those questions that the layman thinks should be at the very heart of the philosophical ...

Notes on architectural novelties of Ur III

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Architecture Ur-Nammu’s determination to display his piety and to repair the damage done by the Guti (or by neglect in the interregnum) showed itself in reconstruction efforts all over Sumer in the name of his god ad of the local gods of the cities. Most elements of the architecture, such as ...