Meditations on Life, Death, and Technology in the Style of a Japanese Poet
AffiliationInstitute for Christian Studies
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AbstractIn 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.
CitationKirby, Joseph. "Meditations on Life, Death, and Technology in the Style of a Japanese Poet" (paper presented at Still Life? : 5th Annual Philosophy and the Arts Conference, Stony Brook University, Manhatten, March 30-31, 2012).
PublisherStony Brook University
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