Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Brecht's donkey

July 24 On a horizontal beam supporting the roof of Brecht’s study, there is a painted inscription: "The truth is concrete." On a window ledge stands a little wooden donkey that can nod its head. Brecht has hung a little notice round its neck with the words: "I, too, must understand it."

Hobbes: there is no covenant with beasts

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