Hegel will be the subject of a reading/talk happening tonight at Pilot Books. To give an idea of my side of the reading/talk:
- The books next to my bed: Sunday, July 25, 2010
The philosopher: It should be noted that, on the whole, children love their parents less than their parants love them...
From her deathbed, my mother looks up at me and I look away from her sad eyes: my love for her is nowhere near her love for me. Even here, in the middle of her final hours, I love her less than she loves me. My mother is leaving the world with the clear understanding that I will not miss her in the way she will miss me. I know this understanding because I love her grandson more than he loves me. When ever I look at him, try to look at his eyes directly, he turns away from this understanding—he could never love me with the same intensity. Not in him is the will to one day miss me as much as I will certainly miss him.