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On this website the Dutch philosopher/sociologist Meerten Berend ter Borg presents his writings, in Dutch and English. They focus on the way people give meaning to their life and how power is involved in this process. The mascot of this enterprise is the snail. It is symbolic for the slow process of sense making, and of the speed of the growth of our understanding. The illustration is Matisse's cut out 'The Snail' - to be found in the Tate modern