A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes by Witold Gombrowicz

By Witold Gombrowicz

Might be anyone within the Amazon group can disabuse me of this inspiration, yet this publication turns out virtually completely valueless. if you would like a truly quickly advent to those philosophers, you will do greater on Wikipedia (especially the German version). Gombrowicz is, i believe, one of many crucial novelists of the final century. His brief tales are super; "Cosmos" within the new translation is a masterpiece. i presumed that whether I wasn't persuaded by means of his tackle philosophy, i'd examine anything approximately him, or approximately his novels; and that i additionally suggestion I'de be entertained, simply because he will be fabulously funny.

But i cannot get any perception into his novels from this; it truly is it appears meant to be whimsical, yet for me, at the very least, there's not a lot whimsy the following. 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 booklet, i would be at liberty to listen to approximately it.

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It is not only a movement, but a progression, since this dialectical process always puts us on a higher rung, until the final outcome of reason, and in Hegel, this process is naturally based on the progress of reason, that is, of science. Which leads him to give the greatest importance to history. For Hegel, nature is not creative. It does not advance. The sun, for example, always rises and sets the same way. But what is creative is human evolution, which expresses itself especially in history. Already one can notice great chasms which open in the mind between what is now called synchronic and diachronic.

In a word, Greek beauty is not exciting, and that is why it is superior. Painting. If sculpture is primarily concerned with beauty and charm, painting seeks expression, passion, and character in man. Therefore, in painting one can also consider the ugly to be handsome. Example: an old woman. Character unifies a person in painting, because character is what unifies in a sense (direction); if not, man would be disparate. Literature. The artist, in general, does not function by concepts of logic, of abstractions, but has direct intuition of the will to live in the world.

The Being in itself is opaque. He is as he is, that is all one can say, he is immobile. He is not subject to creation and temporality, and cannot be inferred from something (like created by God). The Being in itself is a being about which nothing can be asserted, except that it is in itself such as it is (a little like God). 56 philosophy in six hours Curious thing, the Being for itself, human existence, is somehow inferior to the Being in itself. It is in itself the void, nothingness, formed so to speak in two parts.

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