page 10 of 10     per page:
sorted by:

Date: 2001

"I can just see them in my mind's eye, said Marie, a set of very corpulent men disregarding their doctors' advice and giving themselves up to the pleasures of the table, which even at a spa were lavish at the time, in order to suppress, by dint of their increasing girth, the anxiety for the secur...

— Sebald, W. G. (1944-2001)

preview | full record

Date: 2001

"I walked around this place, said Austerlitz, his left hand pointing to the tall brick façade of the hospital building towering behind the wall, in the curiously remote state of mind induced by the drugs I was being given; both desolate and weirdly contented I wandered, all through that winter, u...

— Sebald, W. G. (1944-2001)

preview | full record

Date: 2001

"And when at last I began to improve, said Austerlitz, I also recollected how once, while my mind was still quite submerged, I had seen myself standing, filled with a painful sense that something within me was trying to surface from oblivion, in front of a poster painted in bold brushstrokes whic...

— Sebald, W. G. (1944-2001)

preview | full record

Date: 2006

"In this way something like a database is created that stores our preferences and dislikes."

— Klein, Stefan (b. 1965)

preview | full record

Date: March, 2007

"We don't have a 'scissors in the mind' that can trim away dissonance at will, in an effort to isolate our knowledge in actu from uncomfortable aspects of our knowledge of the world."

— Habermas, Jürgen (b. 1929)

preview | full record

Date: March, 2007

"This fiction [of the self] gets replaced with the image of a consciousness that hangs like a marionette from an inscrutable crisscross of strings."

— Habermas, Jürgen (b. 1929)

preview | full record

The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.