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Greek temples and the experience of the Divine

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Read below the preface by acclaimed philosopher Giovanni Piana from Roberto Malvezzi’s new book The Archetype of Wisdom. A Phenomenological Research on the Greek Temple It is difficult to find a symbol that is able to represent Greek culture better than its temples. In addition, the Greek temple is exemplary for the simplicity of its architectural form – think, by comparison, about the complexity of an ancient Indian temple – and for the vast range of meanings of which its shape carries. Nonetheless, while a lot has been said and... Read more →

DISLOCATIONS BY LORENA PRETA

An excerpt from ‘Dislocations’, introduction of the book ‘Dislocated Subject’  by Lorena Preta (Dislocated Subject, 2018, Mimesis International) “A stamping ground for wild asses” There are historical times where cultural paradigms and different behavior models seem to contrast, as if each represented a true alternative to the one preceding it, so marking a definitive and radical change. These different facets offered by reality may be considered as violent contrapositions of the preceding establishment, or on the other hand, it may be denied that they be representative of anything new and... Read more →

 
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