De Musica

…music heard so deeply That it is not heard at all, but you are the music While the music lasts. (T. S. Elliott) In a time of darkness the pattern of life is restored By me  who make all transience seem an illusion Through inward acts, acts corresponding to music Their works of love leave words that do not end […]

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Larry Siedentop’s Inventing the Individual The Origins of Western Liberalism (2014) (i)

  It is the thesis of Larry Siedentop that the West has a way of thinking about the individual that is different to those of other societies, and he believes he can account for this. In ancient times people thought of themselves as part of a family, and the cities that developed were confederations of the cults practised within families. Such ideas […]

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