Posts by: John Knight

Depressed Creativity? Sort Of.

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When Martin Heidegger wrote his gargantuan Magnus opus, Being and Time, he posited that it was Angst, the fundamental human condition, that brought us into the most authentic relationship with our selves and our surroundings. Angst, for Heidegger, is caused by coming face-to-face with the inevitability of our own death and is life in the […]

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The Creative Impulse: A Duet of Sorts

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There is a romantic idea that great genius emanates from the tower. The novelist, the philosopher, the architect, all retreat to their places of solitude to channel their minds and await inspiration. A few hours, days, months, years later, they emerge with a masterpiece. But this is rarely the case. As Joshua Wolf Shenk outlines […]

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