Monday, December 05, 2005

Philosophical Madonna

For the philosphers out there: a fragment from Daniel Cohn-Bendit's interview (in Die Welt) on Hannah Arendt, in which he is asked about her relationship with Martin Heidegger:
That is the beauty of life: love and sex cannot be explained in a philosophically rational way. I say it again: Hannah Arendt is a philosophical Madonna. ... She is a political philosopher who thinks radically, who does without Heidegger in her radical thought, who fell in love completely with this man -- and that love endured always. It insinuated itself in her head and in her body. There are relationships that cannot be explained, and we should accept that.


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