„The new plastic idea cannot, therefore, take the form of a natural or concrete representation, although the latter does always indicate the universal to a degree, or at least conceals it within.“

1910's, Natural Reality and Abstract Reality', 1919

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Piet Mondrian
niederländischer Maler 1872 - 1944

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„Ideas change the world, but they do it by assuming shape, they do it by taking concrete form.“

—  Stanley Knowles Canadian politician 1908 - 1997

Quelle: The New Party - (1961), Chapter 6, Structure, p. 60

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„Therefore, why not plastic forms in motion?... one can compose motions.“

—  Alexander Calder American artist 1898 - 1976

1930s - 1950s, Statement from Modern Painting and Sculpture', (1933)

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„O, what nowadays does science not conceal! How much, at least, it is meant to conceal!“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Zur Genealogie der Moral

Essay 3, Aphorism 23
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887)

Piet Mondrian Foto

„A particular thought is not the same as a concentrated, creative thought, which is actually a feeling of inward-looking calm. The former produces a descriptive and morpho-plastic art, the latter a purely plastic manifestation. It is a question of the universal versus the individual.“

—  Piet Mondrian Peintre Néerlandais 1872 - 1944

Mondrian refers to André Gide's 'Dada', in 'Nouvelle Revue Francaise', 1 April 1920
As quoted by the editors of 'The New Art – The New Life', op. cit. (Intro., note 1), p. 395, note 8
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„.. a plastic weapon with which to invent new forms.. [remark in 1951 on the concept of automatism ].“

—  Robert Motherwell American artist 1915 - 1991

Abstract Expressionism, David Anfam, Thames and Hudson Ltd London, 1990, p. 79
1950s

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„Science does not stand still, and neither does philosophy, although the latter has a tendency to walk in circles.“

—  Peter Singer Australian philosopher 1946

Afterword To The 2011 Edition, p. 187
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„In a battle between force and an idea, the latter always prevails.“

—  Ludwig von Mises, buch Liberalism

: The Foundations of Liberal Policy § 10. The Argument of Fascism https://mises.org/liberal/ch1sec10.asp,Ch.1
Liberalism (1927)
Kontext: Now it cannot be denied that the only way one can offer effective resistance to violent assaults is by violence. Against the weapons of the Bolsheviks, weapons must be used in reprisal, and it would be a mistake to display weakness before murderers. No liberal has ever called this into question. What distinguishes liberal from Fascist political tactics is not a difference of opinion in regard to the necessity of using armed force to resist armed attackers, but a difference in the fundamental estimation of the role of violence in a struggle for power. The great danger threatening domestic policy from the side of Fascism lies in its complete faith in the decisive power of violence. In order to assure success, one must be imbued with the will to victory and always proceed violently. This is its highest principle. What happens, however, when one's opponent, similarly animated by the will to be victorious, acts just as violently? The result must be a battle, a civil war. The ultimate victor to emerge from such conflicts will be the faction strongest in number. In the long run, a minority — even if it is composed of the most capable and energetic — cannot succeed in resisting the majority. The decisive question, therefore, always remains: How does one obtain a majority for one's own party? This, however, is a purely intellectual matter. It is a victory that can be won only with the weapons of the intellect, never by force. The suppression of all opposition by sheer violence is a most unsuitable way to win adherents to one's cause. Resort to naked force — that is, without justification in terms of intellectual arguments accepted by public opinion — merely gains new friends for those whom one is thereby trying to combat. In a battle between force and an idea, the latter always prevails.

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„Applied knowledge in the Renaissance had to take the form of translation of the auditory into visual terms, of the plastic into retinal form.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

Quelle: 1960s, The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962), p. 180

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