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By Witold Gombrowicz

Possibly somebody within the Amazon neighborhood can disabuse me of this suggestion, yet this publication turns out nearly totally valueless. if you'd like a truly quickly creation to those philosophers, you'll do higher on Wikipedia (especially the German version). Gombrowicz is, i believe, one of many valuable novelists of the final century. His brief tales are great; "Cosmos" within the new translation is a masterpiece. i presumed that whether I wasn't persuaded via his tackle philosophy, i would research whatever approximately him, or approximately his novels; and that i additionally inspiration I'de be entertained, simply because he might be fabulously funny.

But i will not get any perception into his novels from this; it is it seems that meant to be whimsical, yet for me, not less than, there's not a lot whimsy right here. and that i wouldn't learn it for info approximately those philosophers.

But if an individual in the market could make the relationship among his novels and this publication, i would be at liberty to listen to approximately it.

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But in fact, existentialism is an attitude that comes from Parmenides, Plato, Jesus Christ, Saint Augustine, up to our time. I shall try to tell you how existential philosophy differs from classical philosophy. In the first place, as has already been said with respect to Kierkegaard, it is the opposition between the concrete and the abstract. 48 philosophy in six hours It is an extremely serious and even tragic thing for the mind, as we reason with concepts, thus with abstractions. Tragic because reasoning can be done only through concepts and logic, and general laws cannot be formed without concepts and without logic.

Read Kant’s biography by Thomas de Quincey. 23 witold gombrowicz Fourth Lesson Thursday, May 1, 1969 Schopenhauer After Kant, there is a line of thought which could be outlined as follows: Fichte Schelling German Idealism Hegel “Idealism” why? Because it is subjective philosophy which is concerned with ideas. Kant had two successors (curious thing) of two different types: Schopenhauer Nietzsche Arthur Schopenhauer (19th century). Born in Danzig. He adopts the Kantian system with a formidable difference, which consists of the following.

This nothingness is a kind of water spray or Niagara Falls which always goes from the interior to the exterior. For example, I am conscious of this painting, my consciousness is not only within me, it is in the painting (object of the consciousness). Consciousness is, so to speak, outside of me. When I read that in Being and Nothingness, I shouted with enthusiasm, since it is precisely the notion of man which creates form and which cannot really be authentic. Ferdydurke fortunately appeared in 1937 and Being and Nothingness in 1943.

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