What Are Emotions For?

From the story that a parent rescued their daughter and perished, we can learn that self-sacrifice is an irrational urge from emotion. Our emotion is an extraordinary power that guides us to handle the challenges of life.

WHEN PASSIONS OVERWHELM REASON
From the tragedy that happened in Crabtree, we can learn that passions always overwhelm ration time and again.

Impulses to Action
In our emotional repertoire, each plays a unique role.

Our Two Minds
From the story that the woman… Read all/全文

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作者认为柏拉图对艺术的看法不妥。但在柏拉图的观点中,可以说艺术和他要建立的真理与乌托邦是对立的,本身就是有局限性的。柏拉图认为艺术应被禁止再现罪恶性情、放荡、粗鲁,是否也可以说柏拉图在批判摹仿性艺术满足人低劣的那一部分?

在古希腊中常有和欲望有关的故事,如对于古希腊神话中常有的身体幻化,我认为是很好的例子,如宙斯的幻化、阿波罗幻化成月桂树、牛头怪,人马兽也是其中之一,比如人马兽是国王伊克西翁被宙斯所塑造的涅斐勒所生,最终半人马被神所杀死。
喀戎是一个例外具有良好的品格,被徒弟赫拉克勒斯在追杀半人马强盗时误伤,喀戎本是不死之身,但赫拉克勒斯的箭浸泡了九头蛇的血,喀戎感到疼痛最终放弃永生换取普罗米修斯的自由。
半人马一般被当作野蛮,情欲,酗酒的代表,半人马被认为是酒神的追随者。人马可以表示着上半身、人的理性驾驭不了下半身的欲望?最终人马被神所杀死,喀戎也成为悲剧的代表,是否也意味着着这种野蛮、情欲的代名词,在古希腊中它最终要被神惩罚?半人马的故事对我们理解艺术尼采的酒神精神有什么启示?

Plato and Aristotle

柏拉图和亚历士多德艺术思想的比较:
柏拉图认为,艺术只是完美、永恒的本原的一种有缺陷的再模仿,人们从这种虚假模仿中是得不到真理(美)的;亚历士多德则肯定艺术家创作过程本身的作用,同时通过艺术作品对自然的模仿,人们更能深刻理解对象的美。
柏拉图认为,因为来自“灵感”、“礼物”,艺术是有力量的,同时也是危险的。为了保护理想的公民和理想的社会,艺术等级不高,必须严格控制;亚历士多德则认为艺术的模仿是一种教育和学习形式,是有价值的。
柏拉图认为,艺术家的灵感来源于神性的启发而不是一种技能,因此艺术家相比医药、建筑、算术等需要技巧的一类人更低级;亚历士多德则更为乐观,认为这种创造艺术的能力隐含在“模仿”之中,同样需要大量的学习和练习。

And the Clock Struck 8/8/08

I
The author got in touch with a man who had a vasectomy. Zhu lost her only daughter, he full of regrets that he followed the rule.

II
When the Olympics games approached, the government swung into build buildings like CCTV Underpants, Egg, etc.

III
When the count ran down, the author had a miscarriage, the game is over. During the time of the opening ceremony, there are a lot of rumors. The Chinese government can play the Small ball, but they don’t fare Big… Read all/全文

After the Quake

I
After the quake, The parent lost their own child.

II
The place of the earthquake is a test case of the one-child policy. So many parents lost their own child in the earthquake in 2008. After the quake, the Communist party recede the propaganda of the policy but banned the news about it.

III
This policy may be made China less productive, some people fired and lose their job because of this policy, it is crazy.

IV
The author followed the couple went from their working place in Beijing … Read all/全文

CHAPTER 5 The Souk and the Office Building

TWO TYPES OF PROFESSIONS
There are two types of professions, employee and taxi driver, though the first one has a high salary and stable, it’s fragile. This profession is in a system of artificial and human-made. But the second one is antifragile, same kind profession corporates artisan, prostitute, etc. Nature like small mistakes and variability.

Lenin in Zurich
Because Swiss have no government, it formed a bottom-up system that causes stability. There is no big idea… Read all/全文

CHAPTER 3 Attack By Strategem

故上兵伐謀, 其次伐交, 其次伐兵, 下政攻城
Destroy the enemy’s plan is the best.

攻城之法為不得已。修槽鎮輕、具器械、三月而後成
During the war, we need a full preparation to besiege a walled city. It will spend a lot of time.

將不勝其忿, 而儀附之
The general may lose their patience before the engines of attacking prepared.

拔人之城而非攻也, 人之國而非久也。
Therefore, the skilled generals will overthrow their kingdom without any operations. They will not harm individuals but destroy the government. The typical instance is the Wu … Read all/全文