“Odours enable us to have an immediate and lively rapport with the world.” – CLAUDE LEVI-STRAUSS
Michel Serres, the French philosopher, died yesterday.
“In Hades, psyches perceive each other by smell alone.” – HERAKLT
The genesis of private property has been a recurring theme in political philosophy since ancient times. In his essays on the five senses the French philosopher Michel Serres proposes a “smelly theory of private property”:
“We thought it necessary to begin with the sense of smell, because of all the senses it is the one which appears to contribute least to the knowledge of the human mind.” – Etienne Bonnot de CONDILLAC
Larry Shiner, a philosopher in the field of aesthetics, published a must-read academic treatise on piece by Larry Shiner on the confusing but ever-relevant subject of perfumes & art (Shiner 2015).