• Meditations on Life, Death, and Technology in the Style of a Japanese Poet

      Kirby, Joseph; Institute for Christian Studies (Stony Brook University, 2012-03)
      In this paper, I will attempt to resurrect the essence of this poetry in the form of a philosophic essay, in response to the riddle “Still Life?”, already initiated with a brief reflection on the history of Japanese renga, carried forward through a series of reflections on the relationship between language and the world, language and death, and concluded with a surprising hypothesis on the relationship between language and life, written in the context of the ecological disaster threatening humanity with extinction.