A Nietzsche Reader by Friedrich Nietzsche

By Friedrich Nietzsche

R. J. Hollingdale’s choice buildings Nietzsche’s writings in accordance with topic to offer the fullest attainable feel of the intensity and scope of this notable writer.

The literary profession of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) spanned below 20 years, yet no quarter of highbrow inquiry used to be left untouched via his iconoclastic genius. The thinker who introduced the demise of God within the homosexual technological know-how (1882) and went directly to problem the Christian code of morality in past solid and Evil (1886), grappled with the basic problems with the human in his personal extreme autobiography, Ecce Homo (1888). so much infamous of all, maybe, his suggestion of the triumphantly transgressive übermann (‘superman’) is built within the severe, but poetic phrases of hence Spake Zarathustra (1883–92). even if addressing traditional Western philosophy or breaking new floor, Nietzsche enormously prolonged the bounds of nineteenth-century notion.

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The quotable Kierkegaard by Søren Kierkegaard, Gordon Marino

By Søren Kierkegaard, Gordon Marino

"Why I rather a lot desire autumn to spring is that during the fall one seems at heaven--in the spring on the earth."--Søren Kierkegaard

The father of existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) used to be a thinker who might write like an angel. With just a sentence or , he may possibly plumb the depths of the human spirit. during this number of a few 800 quotations, the reader will locate spectacular bon mots subsequent to phrases of life-changing strength. Drawing from the authoritative Princeton variations of Kierkegaard's writings, this publication provides a vast collection of his wit and knowledge, in addition to a stimulating creation to his existence and work.

Organized by way of subject, this quantity covers amazing Kierkegaardian matters akin to nervousness, depression, lifestyles, irony, and the absurd, but additionally erotic love, the click, busyness, and the comedian. right here readers will come upon either famous quotations ("Life needs to be understood backward. yet then one forgets the opposite precept, that it needs to be lived forward") and imprecise ones ("Beware fake prophets who come to you in wolves' garments yet inwardly are sheep--i.e., the phrasemongers"). those that spend time in those pages will detect the author who acknowledged, "my grief is my castle," yet who additionally taught that "the most sensible protection opposed to hypocrisy is love."

Illuminating and pleasant, this attractive ebook additionally presents a considerable portrait of 1 of the main influential of recent thinkers.

  • Gathers a few 800 quotations
  • Drawn from the authoritative Princeton variations of Kierkegaard's writings
  • Includes an creation, a quick account and timeline of Kierkegaard's lifestyles, a advisor to extra interpreting, and an index

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Beauvoir and Sartre: The Riddle of Influence by Christine Daigle, Jacob Golomb

By Christine Daigle, Jacob Golomb

Whereas many students think about Simone de Beauvoir a massive thinker in her personal correct, thorny problems with mutual impression among her concept and that of Jean-Paul Sartre nonetheless haven't been settled definitively. a few proceed to think Beauvoir's personal declare that Sartre used to be the thinker and she or he used to be the follower even even though their dating used to be way more complicated than this proposition indicates. Christine Daigle, Jacob Golomb, and a global workforce of students discover the philosophical and literary courting among Beauvoir and Sartre during this penetrating quantity. Did every one tricky a philosophy of his or her personal? Did they percentage a unmarried philosophy? Did the information of every have an effect on the opposite? How did impacts increase and what was once their nature? Who prompted whom so much of all? A crisscrossed photo of mutual intricacies and critical changes emerges from the skillful and complex alternate that happens the following.

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Authenticity as an Ethical Ideal by Somogy Varga

By Somogy Varga

Authenticity has develop into a frequent moral excellent that represents a manner of facing normative gaps in modern lifestyles. This excellent means that one can be real to oneself and lead a lifestyles expressive of what one takes oneself to be. notwithstanding, many modern thinkers have mentioned that the perfect of authenticity has more and more become one of those aestheticism and egoistic self-indulgence. In his e-book, Varga systematically constructs a serious suggestion of authenticity that takes under consideration the reciprocal shaping of capitalism and the suitable of authenticity. Drawing on varied traditions in severe social idea, ethical philosophy and phenomenology, Varga builds an idea of authenticity which may make intelligible a number of difficult and almost certainly laborious practices of the self.

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The Myth of Sisyphus (Penguin Modern Classics) by Albert Camus

By Albert Camus

Title note: unique identify Le Mythe de Sisyphe
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1942

In this profound and relocating philosophical assertion, Camus poses the elemental query: Is lifestyles worthy dwelling? If human life holds no importance, what can maintain us from suicide?

As Camus argues, if there's no God to offer desiring to our lives, people needs to tackle that goal themselves. this can be our 'absurd' activity, like Sisyphus ceaselessly rolling his rock up a hill, because the inevitability of loss of life continuously overshadows us. Written through the bleakest days of the second one global battle, the parable of Sisyphus argues for an popularity of fact that encompasses insurrection, ardour and, specially, liberty.

This quantity includes a number of different essays, together with lyrical evocations of the sunlit towns of Algiers and Oran, the settings of his nice novels The Outsider and The Plague.

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Jan Patočka and the heritage of phenomenology : centenary by Erika Abrams, Ivan Chvatík

By Erika Abrams, Ivan Chvatík

Whereas for the broader public Jan Patocka is understood often as a defender of human rights and one of many first spokespersons of constitution seventy seven, who died in Prague numerous days after lengthy interrogations through mystery police of the Communist regime, the foreign philosophical neighborhood sees in him a massive and encouraging philosopher, who in an unique method elaborated the good impulses of ecu suggestion – more often than not Husserl’s phenomenology and Heidegger’s philosophy of lifestyles. Patocka additionally mirrored on heritage and the way forward for humanity in a globalized global and laid the rules of an unique philosophy of heritage. His paintings is a topic of energetic philosophical dialogue in particular in French and German-speaking international locations, and lately additionally in Spanish-speaking, in united states, and within the a long way East.

Scholars from world wide who're drawn to the philosophy of Jan Patocka accumulated in Prague to commemorate his centenary and the 30th anniversary of his demise. The convention explored the importance of his paintings and its carrying on with effect on modern philosophy.

The quantity offers chosen papers from the convention in English language.

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