Las mujeres piensan

«En sus películas las mujeres piensan. Y esto es algo que jamás me ha llamado la atención en otros cineastas. En ningún otro. Frecuentemente muestran mujeres que reaccionan y se comportan como se supone que deben hacerlo las mujeres, pero en Sirk piensan. Hay que ver esto. Es maravilloso ver pensar a las mujeres. Da esperanzas. Francamente».

Sobre seis películas de Douglas Sirk: Sólo el cielo lo sabe (1955), Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Copy Principle

“Although we permute and combine ideas in the imagination to form complex ideas of things we haven’t experienced, Hume is adamant that our creative powers extend no farther than “the materials afforded us by the senses and experience.” Complex ideas are composed of simple ideas, which are fainter copies of the simple impressions from which they are ultimately derived, to which they correspond and exactly resemble. Hume offers this “general proposition” as his “first principle…in the science of human nature” (T, 7). Usually called the “Copy Principle,” Hume’s distinctive brand of empiricism is often identified with his commitment to it.”

David Hume, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


“Antinomy (Greek αντι-, against, plus νομος, law) literally means the mutual incompatibility, real or apparent, of two laws. (…) The term acquired a special significance in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), who used it to describe the equally rational but contradictory results of applying to the universe of pure thought the categories or criteria of reason proper to the universe of sensible perception or experience (phenomena).”