Woody Allen‘s got an article in the last week’s New Yorker!! A few quotes:
The existential catastrophe for Schopenhauer was not so much eating as munching.
Spinoza, on the other hand, dined sparingly because he believed that God existed in everything and it’s intimidating to wolf down a knish if you think you’re ladling mustard onto the First Cause of All Things.
A good read though not as hilarious as I was hoping. Besides, didn’t he already write a story with a dieting spin-off on the “Notes From the Underground”?
By the way, in regard to “doing other things with philosophy:” there was an interesting piece by Wayne Koestenbaum in the first issue of the newly born Guilt and Pleasure magazine. The article is called “Heidegger’s Mistress.” I don’t really get it, but like it nevertheless. It’s a semi-biographical meditation on literature and philosophy, disconnected (but pleasant) thought-flow with a little dada thrown in. Wayne has written and published on all sorts of cool obscure material. I haven’t seen the print edition of Guilt & Pleasure, but based on the articles I read on the website, it looks very good! I hope it won’t turn out to be another Heeb… Has anybody else read the mag? What do you think?
Sorta cross-posted on Mima’amakim.