For a scientific theory of him to be possible, man, including his habits of valuation, has to be taken as determined by causal laws, as an instance and part of nature.
Fascism is itself less ‘ideological’, in so far as it openly proclaims the principle of domination that is elsewhere concealed.
It seems to me that an author who has determined very new domains in literature is Gertrude Stein.
Death is imposed only on creatures, not their creations, and has therefore always appeared in art in a broken form: as allegory.
The Odyssey is the story of Americans up to the point where they are well-established, and even so it is detached from the historical side.
If time is money, it seems moral to save time, above all one’s own, and such parsimony is excused by consideration for others. One is straight-forward.
None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace.
Estrangement shows itself precisely in the elimination of distance between people.
All societies are historical.
The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.