Lebenskünstler

Thee eightfold building block ov ‪#‎soilpractice‬ + ‪#‎socialpractice‬ (design qualities, methods, goals)

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 04/10/2016

2buildingblock

if, and it is a BIG if, I said I was doing social practice (art), it would be up in here somewhere

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 12/31/2015

foodsocial

fill in the blanks and move things around – an axis of possibilities for social practice

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 12/31/2015

axisfill

the magickal constitution of social practice

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 12/31/2015

strategiessystems

Philosophical Dinner Party – Frieda Klotz – Everyday Philosophy – Plutarch

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 05/28/2012

The Philosophical Dinner Party by Frieda Klotz

Plutarch thought philosophy should be taught at dinner parties. It should be taught through literature, or written in letters giving advice to friends. Good philosophy does not occur in isolation; it is about friendship, inherently social and shared.

Plutarch begins “Discussions” by asking his own philosophical question — is philosophy a suitable topic of conversation at a dinner party? The answer is yes, not just because Plato’s “Symposium” is a central philosophic text (symposium being Greek for “drinking party”); it’s because philosophy is about conducting oneself in a certain way — the philosopher knows that men “practice philosophy when they are silent, when they jest, even, by Zeus! when they are the butt of jokes and when they make fun of others.”

…it’s now more than ever that we need philosophy of the everyday sort. In the Plutarchan sense, friendship, parties and even wine, are not trivial; and while philosophy may indeed be difficult, we shouldn’t forget that it should be fun.

“Freedom to show your respect and responsibility”

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 03/18/2012

via NY Times:

Forty or so miles north of Venice, on the slopes of Cartizze — prime prosecco country — is a charming stone house called Osteria Senz’ Oste. Depending on whom you ask, the name translates to ‘‘Tavern Without Host’’ or ‘‘Bar Without Barkeep,’’ and the place is exactly that.

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