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

By Witold Gombrowicz

Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), novelist, essayist, and playwright, was once some of the most vital Polish writers of the 20 th century. A candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, he was once defined through Milan Kundera as “one of the good novelists of our century” and through John Updike as “one of the profoundest of the past due moderns.”
Gombrowicz’s works have been thought of scandalous and subversive through the ruling powers in Poland and have been banned for almost 40 years. He spent his final years in France instructing philosophy; this ebook is a chain of reflections in accordance with his lectures.
Gombrowicz discusses Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Heidegger in six “one-hour” essays and addresses Marxism in a shorter “fifteen-minute” piece. The text—a small literary gem jam-packed with sardonic wit, wonderful insights, and provocative criticism—constructs the philosophical lineage of his work.

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New phenomenon in our understanding of the world. A posteriorijudgments are not always accurate. Example: there is no guarantee that water will begin to boil again on the 10,000th try. Kant seeks precision. He grips reality. A solid mind. Nevertheless, there are some synthetic judgments which are a priori, which add something to reality, but at the same time one is convinced of their infallibility. Newton’s influence. Example: the action is equivalent to the reaction. From the moment that we discovered this, we are certain that it will always be that way.

Thesis—antithesis—synthesis. You understand how greedily the Communiststhrew themselves on this idea. For them, revolution leads to a dictatorship of the proletariat, but afterward one arrives at the ideal State, which has nothing to do with strength. Hegel owes his glory first to Marx, and secondly to the Marxists. War, for Hegel, is also a dialectical process in which the immoral leads to the moral. Finally, the State transforms itself into the incarnation of the divinity. Hegel/KierkegaardKierkegaard’s Attack This is the last great metaphysical system to be formed.

C. The reciprocal influence of divine and human law. 3. The epic world as being an infinite thing, therefore a totality. The Hegelian analysis of these themes always consists of discovering and defining the dialectical movement to which they are subject. This leads him to truly astonishing results, to famous passages like the one on the dialectics between master and slave. I have not yet spoken about an extremely important theme for Hegel, Stateand peoples(nations). For Hegel, the reality of the State is superior to that of the individual.

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