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9 articles / 2:32 h reading time / 22547 words

A collection of contributions and reflections on the connection between philosophy and life practice. I wrote my blog entry on the subject of philosophy about books in the series Star Trek Picard.

Photo: F. Bacon, Porträt von Pourbus dem Jüngeren, 1617, Wikipedia

No 49 Read: ~ 35 min Words: ~ 5100

Christo and Jeanne Claude wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The symbol of nationalism and militarism disappears behind a silvery blue, shiny and reflective shell - and the values of liberty, equality and fraternity stand out more.

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No 37 Read: ~ 7 min Words: ~ 1065

How can the problems that arise in connection with cognitive dissonance be solved? A few loose thoughts from me on this.

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No 34 Read: ~ 15 min Words: ~ 2300

There is a new section on and it is called Jardin Intérieur. In this section I develop ideas and deal with themes. I write notes and link them together. In the end, I may harvest something new.

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No 22 Read: ~ 14 min Words: ~ 2100

Why archiving pictures takes so much energy, why pictures are more than just images and what pictures have in common with french madeleines?

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How a calendar in my notebook - sometimes - helps me avoid procastration and makes me more aware of my season and lifetime.

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No 18 Read: ~ 21 min Words: ~ 3100

There are quotations that one never forgets, and this, the following quotation from the English Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon, came to my mind very well when reading the novel Wedding before the Fall, written by Dorothy L. Sayers in 1937. And then comes the moment when one is reminded of this quotation anew in an up-to-date way. We'll get to that later.

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No 15 Read: ~ 35 min Words: ~ 5000

Cristóbal Rio's bookshelf is dominated by male authors of existentialism: Albert Camus and Søren Kierkegaard and Miguel de Unamuno. What role do the philosophical views of these authors play in the series, and what is it about Death in the Afternoon by Hemingway?

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No 12 Read: ~ 11 min Words: ~ 1600

Spoiler! - In Star Trek: Picard we see in episode 3 on board the new spaceship that will take pilot Cristóbal Rios and his three travelers to their first destination, first the book The Tragic Sense of Life and then a quote from the book of the Spanish writer and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno.

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