“In this short film from the UK director William Williamson, [French philosopher Alain] Badiou argues that today’s approach to relationships, with its consumerist tendency to focus on choice and compatibility, and the ingrained refrain to move on when things aren’t easy, means that we need a philosophical reckoning with how we think about love. To make his point very specific, Badiou points to the ever-growing prevalence of online dating services that claim to offer algorithmic matching of partners, a way of seeking love that, he thinks, drains love of one of its most vital qualities – chance.”—William Williamson, “‘Defend love as a real, risky adventure’ – philosopher Alain Badiou on modern romance.” Aeon. March 6, 2020.
Actors read historical letters from notable people. This one by Richard Feynman to his wife, who had been dead two years when he wrote it, made me cry. Lovely.
Open Question: Is the ego a narrative fiction we create about ourselves?
I occasionally get asked, “What’s your signature dish?” Hot Banana Water is the only acceptable answer.
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