Thursday, July 6, 2023

Life on Kepler 62f

Isaiah Berline (ANEFO)
Liberty and freedom are synonyms that can be oxymoronic. You are not free to encroach on others’ rights or liberties—or inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Just because the majority of people in town are afraid of the local hermit, they can’t take away his right to extreme privacy and isolation. Liberty protects weirdos. Liberty or Freedom could be the name of a Kepler planet 1200 light years from earth. Right now a celestial object like this is simply on indistinct number but in the infinity of time and space, in a world of ultimate possibility, it too will have its 15 minutes of fame, as Planet Liberty or Freedom. NB: Two Concepts of Liberty An Inaugural Lecture delivered at the University of Oxford, 31 October, l958 by Isaiah Berlin

read Joan Baum's review of The Kafka Studies Department by Francis Levy

and watch the animation of Erotomania

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