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No Book Is an Island: On the Dual Identity of Art

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 11.05.2014 | Books
Steven Paul Leiva

No work of art exists in a vacuum. No work of art is an unbreachable creation with a purity that defines it as one thing in and of itself. No work of art is its own Platonic form.

Confessions of a Homo sapiens Chauvinist

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 11.04.2012 | Science
Steven Paul Leiva

We are a cognizant, intelligent, contemplating species, possibly the only such species in the universe. Even if we aren't, we should act as if we are that precious. Our purpose, then, should be to thrive and to be the universe's means of self-contemplation, to be the mind of the universe.