Nothing is so foolish but that some philosopher has said it. -- Cicero
'My grandmother used to say, When six men tell you you're drunk, Morty, LIE
DOWN. Now she _was_ a philosopher...' -- Morton Feldman, during a
remarkable interview in which the great carpet fancier interrupted every
question halfway through, only to lapse into companionable silence once he
had the floor. The unfinished question in this case was, fairly obviously,
What is your philosophy...
Univocity v equivocity, voids and plenitudes, causality (or sovereignty; Cf
Agamben) and 'anarchy' can all be used as lenses through which to which to
view, on the one hand, the relationship between Feldman and Cage and, on the
other, the relationship between Cage and (say) Milton Babbitt.
'Listen people, I don't know how you expect to ever stop the
war if you can't sing any better than that'
- Country Joe McDonald, Woodstock 1969