According to an ancient anecdote, Apelles once visited the house of Protogenes but did not find him there. Before leaving, he decided to leave a message to alert the host of his presence.
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Plotinus, Neoplatonism and Beauty
Plotinus (ca 205-270 CE) was the founder of Neoplatonism, a school of philosophy inspired by Plato’s ideas some 600 years after the philosopher’s death. Plotinus was born in the Lycopolis … Continue reading Plotinus, Neoplatonism and Beauty
When Heraclitus became Borjes (part 2)
In a previous blog I presented a poem called “Heraclitus” by Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinian poet and author. In that blog I also briefly introduced the pre-socratic Greek philosopher … Continue reading When Heraclitus became Borjes (part 2)
When Heraclitus became Borjes (part 1)
Heraclitus was a Greek philosopher from Ephesus of Asia Minor. He is said to have written only one book, On Nature, which was divided into three parts: concerning the All, … Continue reading When Heraclitus became Borjes (part 1)