Category: quote

“‘History is not the past. History is the past in so far as it is historicised in the present’”

“‘History is not the past. History is the past in so far as it is historicised in the present’”

Jacques Lacan, The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book 1: Freud’s Papers on Technique 1953-1954

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

Bertrand Russell, The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell

“No philosopher understands his predecessors until he has re-thought their thought in his own…”

“No philosopher understands his predecessors until he has re-thought their thought in his own contemporary terms.”

P. F. Strawson

“History is not the soil in which happiness grows. The periods of happiness in it are the blank pages…”

“History is not the soil in which happiness grows. The periods of happiness in it are the blank pages of history.”

Hegel

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

Aristotle, Metaphysics

“The unconscious is to not remember what one knows…”

“The unconscious is to not remember what one knows…”

La méprise du sujet supposé savoir…
Lacan, Jaques (2001). Autres Ecrits.

“Either we have no dreams or our dreams are interesting. One must learn to be awake in the same…”

“Either we have no dreams or our dreams are interesting. One must learn to be awake in the same fashion: either not at all, or in an interesting manner.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“What we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.”

“What we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.”

Werner Heisenberg

“Either we have no dreams or our dreams are interesting. One must learn to be awake in the same…”

“Either we have no dreams or our dreams are interesting. One must learn to be awake in the same fashion: either not at all, or in an interesting manner.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The body is our general medium for having a world.”

“The body is our general medium for having a world.”

Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception