Michael Andrews Arts

See Announcements for details on publication of Archilochus poems in Arion Magazine.

Paradox Lost


The Dialogues Of Arion Of Lesbos
Philosophical Dialogues In An Alternate Universe





 

Artist Book


Paradox Lost is a fantasy world of philosophical dialogues. Interwoven with these are a few historical notes on the Fall of Athens and its relevance to the current crisis of democracy.
The Dialogues are philosophical fantasies that take place on an alternate Earth, with an alternate history, in an alternate universe. This is a presentation of serious philosophical work in a sustained series of dialogues, similar to Plato's, Hume's, Berkeley's and Wittgenstien's Investigations, in the belief that philosophy can be entertaining and should apply itself to the concerns of the actual human condition. The sequence of dialogues progresses from generally less challenging material to more complex and difficult issues.
11x15 – Limited Illuminated Manuscript
First Printed 2008. 184 11x15 inch pages of text using Acropolis Now and Lydian typefaces. The entire manuscript has faux illuminations on every page and printed on Somerset Mouldmade paper with deckle edges, a 100% rag, archival paper. It is case bound, hand sewn and signed by the author.
Limited to 49 copies.




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Contents


Chapter 1: BAREFOOT IN THE AGORA
Chapter 2: CITYSCAPES
Chapter 3: THE SOUND OF ONE FINGER SNAPPING
Chapter 4: AN EVENING AT THE PALACE
Chapter 5: HERACLITUS, PEA SOUP AND THE PARADOX OF THE RIVER
Chapter 6: HITCHHIKING THROUGH HADES
Notes 1: THE HISTORICAL FOCAL POINT
Chapter 7: TO ASSAULT THE VAULTS OF HEAVEN
Notes 2: THE KEY EVENTS
Chapter 8: THE PHOENIX AND THE PHUONG HOANG
Chapter 9: MAHATMA GANDHI AND BAC HO COMPARE NOTES
Notes 3: THE FIRST BELIEF & ARISTOTLE'S OPTIMISM
Chapter 10: COPS AND ROBBERS
Chapter 11: IQ's AND ZOOS
Notes 4: THE SECOND BELIEF & THE DECLINE OF HELLENISM
Chapter 12: THE ETERNAL BUCK
Chapter 13: RAGNAROK
Chapter 14: THE SEARCH FOR PAITITI
Notes 5: THE TROUBLE WITH MONTHEISM
Notes 5: THE FALL OF ATHENS
Chapter 15: ELECTION DAY IN THE UMS
Chapter 16: ION OF UXMAL
Chapter 17: DOLLARS TO DONUTS
Chapter 18: THE DOCTOR AND THE HEALER
Chapter 19: EL DORADO: THE LAND OF CINNAMON AND GOLD
Notes 6: HISTORICAL REPERCUSSIONS
Chapter 20: THE GOOD MAN'S DILEMMA
Chapter 21: ARION'S CHOICE
Notes 7: THE WORLD OF ARION'S CHAPTERS
Chapter 22: PARADOX LOST
Chapter 23: THE MAIDEN AND THE UNICORN
Chapter 24: THE SYMPOSIUM
Notes 8: A FINAL NOTE
Chapter 25: THE HUMANIST MANIFESTO
Chapter 26: THE POETS ALWAYS LIE
Chapter 27: REALITY: A GAME FOR TWO OR MORE PLAYERS
Chapter 28: JOB HAD IT EASY - afterword