„What did he mean by "society"? The plural of human beings?“

—  Osamu Dazai, livro No Longer Human

Fonte: No Longer Human

Última atualização 8 de Setembro de 2021. História
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1909 - 1948

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Contexto: The Text is plural. Which is not simply to say that it has several meanings, but that it accomplishes the very plural of meaning: an irreducible (and not merely an acceptable) plural. The Text is not a co-existence of meanings but a passage, an overcrossing; thus it answers not to an interpretation, even a liberal one, but to an explosion, a dissemination.

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„But what did he mean by that?“

—  Klemens von Metternich Austrian diplomat 1773 - 1859

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„A large plural society cannot be governed without recognizing that, transcending its plural interests, there is a rational order with a superior common law.“

—  Walter Lippmann American journalist 1889 - 1974

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„In plural societies, it is both inevitable and important that people offend the sensibilities of others.“

—  Kenan Malik English writer, lecturer and broadcaster 1960

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Contexto: In plural societies, it is both inevitable and important that people offend the sensibilities of others. Inevitable, because where different beliefs are deeply held, clashes are unavoidable. Almost by definition such clashes express what it is to live in a diverse society. And so they should be openly resolved [rather] than suppressed in the name of ‘respect’ or ‘tolerance’. And important because any kind of social change or social progress means offending some deeply held sensibilities.

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—  Sadhguru Yogi, mystic, visionary and humanitarian 1957

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Contexto: How Human beings are, that is how the society will be. So, creating human beings who are flexible and willing to look at everything rather than being stuck in their ideas and opinions definitely makes for a different kind of society. And the very energy that such human being carry will influence everything around them.

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—  Karl Schroeder Author. Technology consultant 1962

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„a human being is never what he is but the self he seeks.“

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„I mean everything you did (on offense) was predicated to where he was and what he was doing.“

—  Lawrence Taylor All-American college football player, professional football player, linebacker, Pro Football Hall of Fame member 1959

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„Being resolute today means to act within the framework of political and social pluralism and the rule of law to provide conditions for continued reform and prevent a breakdown of the state and economic collapse, prevent the elements of chaos from becoming catastrophic.“

—  Mikhail Gorbachev General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1931

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Contexto: Being resolute today means to act within the framework of political and social pluralism and the rule of law to provide conditions for continued reform and prevent a breakdown of the state and economic collapse, prevent the elements of chaos from becoming catastrophic.
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„I'm looking for what the artist is trying to say and what he or she is actually saying, what the work reveals about society and the timeless conditions of being alive.“

—  Jerry Saltz American art historian 1951

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