by David Shrigley 2009, painted ceramic plant pot and cacti, 26 x 22 x 37 cm
Marquis de Sade by Man Ray
Magritte Philosopher’s Lamp
The Duty of Philosophy? Zizek has the answer.
Emil Cioran (wiki) The Melancholy thinker..
Regarding God, Cioran has noted that “without Bach, God would be a complete second rate figure” and that “Bach’s music is the only argument proving the creation of the Universe cannot be regarded a complete failure”.
William H. Gass called Cioran’s work “a philosophical romance on the modern themes of alienation, absurdity, boredom, futility, decay, the tyranny of history, the vulgarities of change, awareness as agony, reason as disease”. (via wki)
“The amount of chiaroscuro an idea harbors is the only index of its profundity”
—E. M. Cioran