Poetry of Thought

“…where a certain tradition of Cartesian clarity arguably obtains in French (and Anglo-American) thought, Germanic thinkers such as Hegel and Adorno make conceptual density a constituent part of their syntax. This contrast recalls the diarist Harry Graf Kessler’s provocative claim, when visiting Valéry, that the external clarity of French intellectuals masks internal confusion, whereas the external confusion of Germanic thinkers belies their internal clarity.”
— from TLS
The High Priest of High Art
Ben Hutchinson

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