Friday, October 4, 2013

Aristotle In West Ridge

Street art with federal stickers. Government has shut down. But the ingenuity and creativity of the general populace hasn't. The busts of historical figures on electrical boxes is an unofficial exhibit illustrating what can be done with a little imagination and free material.

Just one example of Aristotle's contribution to society (From Wikipedia)... "With the Prior Analytics, Aristotle is credited with the earliest study of formal logic, and his conception of it was the dominant form of Western logic until 19th century advances in mathematical logic.[17] Kant stated in the Critique of Pure Reason that Aristotle's theory of logic completely accounted for the core of deductive inference."

Please continue reading for more pics and words (and UPDATE something about an old Chicago symbol making a comeback)

The above photos were taken from the crosswalk at Lunt and Western. On the flip side of the electrical box is an old Chicago symbol (perhaps). It looks like an upside down Y, which according to Forgotten Chicago symbolizes the three branches of the Chicago river at Wolf Point.

Bill Savage emailed this link from WBEZ with more info regarding this cool Y Chicago symbol.

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