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Part literary criticism, part philosophical exploration, this book holds many surprising gems of insight from two of the most interesting minds of our time.

Author: Theodore Dalrymple

Publisher: World Encounter Institute/New English Review Press

ISBN: 194300322X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 158

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The cultural death of God has created a conundrum for intellectuals. How could a life stripped of ultimate meaning be anything but absurd? How was man to live? How could he find direction in a world of no direction? What would be tell his children that could make their lives worthwhile? What is the ground of morality? Existentialism is the literary cri de coeur resulting from the realization that without God, everything good, true and beautiful in human life is destined to be destroyed in a pitiless material cosmos. Theodore Dalrymple and Kenneth Francis examine the main existentialist works, from Ecclesiastes to the Theatre of the Absurd, each man coming from a different perspective. Francis is a believer, Dalrymple is not, but both empathize with the struggle to find meaning in a seemingly meaningless universe. Part literary criticism, part philosophical exploration, this book holds many surprising gems of insight from two of the most interesting minds of our time.
2018-12-10 By Theodore Dalrymple

His response was equally succinct : The Greek knew and felt the terror and horror of existence . That he might endure this terror at all , he had to interpose between himself and life the radiant dream - birth of the Olympian .

Author: David B. Allison

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847689808

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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Reading the New Nietzsche is devoted to a comprehensive analysis of the four most important ad widely read of Nietzsche's works. After a largely biographical introduction, a chapter is devoted to each work. Read in succession they give an overall philosophical account of Nietzsche's thought.

of being before existence) where the essence of persons and things that words and concepts invariably negate is still (inconceivably) intact, pristine in its non-existence. This is why Worm calmly, incessantly murmurs, and Mahood only ...

Author: Christopher Langlois

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474419024

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Samuel Beckett and the Terror of Literature addresses the relevance of terror to understanding the violence, the suffering, and the pain experienced by the narrative voices of Beckett's major post-1945 works in prose: The Unnamable, Texts for Nothing, How It Is, Company, Ill Seen Ill Said, and Worstward Ho. Through a sustained dialogue with the theoretical work of Maurice Blanchot, it accomplishes a systematic interrogation of what happens in the space of literature when writing, and first of all Beckett's, encounters the language of terror, thereby giving new significance - ethical, ontological, and political - to what speaks in Beckett's texts.a a
2017-06-09 By Christopher Langlois

(5) Both authors also share the conviction that the terror of existence can only be overcome by confronting and processing existential anxiety. They think about such processing as a lifelong journey through which one grows into the self ...

Author: Jon Stewart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351875110

Category: Philosophy

Page: 356

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Kierkegaard has long been known as a philosopher and theologian, but his contributions to psychology, anthropology and sociology have also made an important impact on these fields. In many of the works of his complex authorship, Kierkegaard presents his intriguing and unique vision of the nature and mental life of human beings individually and collectively. The articles featured in the present volume explore the reception of Kierkegaard's thought in the social sciences. Of these fields Kierkegaard is perhaps best known in psychology, where The Concept of Anxiety and The Sickness unto Death have been the two most influential texts. With regard to the field of sociology, social criticism, or social theory, Kierkegaard's Literary Review of Two Ages has also been regarded as offering valuable insights about some important dynamics of modern society..
2016-12-05 By Jon Stewart

For Nietzsche, Dionysus is preeminently an embodiment of the “primal unity” as “eternally suffering and contradictory” (45) and thus responsive to the Greek sense of “the terror and horror of existence,” as expressed in the folk wisdom ...

Author: John T. Irwin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421402215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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In one of his letters Hart Crane wrote, "Appollinaire lived in Paris, I live in Cleveland, Ohio," comparing—misspelling and all—the great French poet’s cosmopolitan roots to his own more modest ones in the midwestern United States. Rebelling against the notion that his work should relate to some European school of thought, Crane defiantly asserted his freedom to be himself, a true American writer. John T. Irwin, long a passionate and brilliant critic of Crane, gives readers the first major interpretation of the poet’s work in decades. Irwin aims to show that Hart Crane’s epic The Bridge is the best twentieth-century long poem in English. Irwin convincingly argues that, compared to other long poems of the century, The Bridge is the richest and most wide-ranging in its mythic and historical resonances, the most inventive in its combination of literary and visual structures, the most subtle and compelling in its psychological underpinnings. Irwin brings a wealth of new and varied scholarship to bear on his critical reading of the work—from art history to biography to classical literature to philosophy—revealing The Bridge to be the near-perfect synthesis of American myth and history that Crane intended. Irwin contends that the most successful entryway to Crane’s notoriously difficult shorter poems is through a close reading of The Bridge. Having admirably accomplished this, Irwin analyzes Crane’s poems in White Buildings and his last poem, "The Broken Tower," through the larger context of his epic, showing how Crane, in the best of these, worked out the structures and images that were fully developed in The Bridge. Thoughtful, deliberate, and extraordinarily learned, this is the most complete and careful reading of Crane’s poetry available. Hart Crane may have lived in Cleveland, Ohio, but, as Irwin masterfully shows, his poems stand among the greatest written in the English language.
2011-11-17 By John T. Irwin

Thus, death surrenders the self-conscious individual into an objective existence whose truth is a master self, a self completely independent of the objective order. So also the death-dealing culture of the Terror kills the self embedded ...

Author: Ardis B. Collins

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773540606

Category: Philosophy

Page: 488

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How Hegel proves the truth of logic by examining the dynamics of lived experience.

Such alternatives of peace and unrest, of shame and glory, of prosperity and misfortune at the heart of their existence! Such prompt decline, such rapid fall, such a short existence.

Author: Andrew Jainchill

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801463532

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the wake of the Terror, France's political and intellectual elites set out to refound the Republic and, in so doing, reimagined the nature of the political order. They argued vigorously over imperial expansion, constitutional power, personal liberty, and public morality. In Reimagining Politics after the Terror, Andrew Jainchill rewrites the history of the origins of French Liberalism by telling the story of France's underappreciated "republican moment" during the tumultuous years between 1794 and Napoleon's declaration of a new French Empire in 1804. Examining a wide range of political and theoretical debates, Jainchill offers a compelling reinterpretation of the political culture of post-Terror France and of the establishment of Napoleon's Consulate. He also provides new readings of works by the key architects of early French Liberalism, including Germaine de Staël, Benjamin Constant, and, in the epilogue, Alexis de Tocqueville. The political culture of the post-Terror period was decisively shaped by the classical republican tradition of the early modern Atlantic world and, as Jainchill persuasively argues, constituted France's "Machiavellian Moment." Out of this moment, a distinctly French version of liberalism began to take shape. Reimagining Politics after the Terror is essential reading for anyone concerned with the history of political thought, the origins and nature of French Liberalism, and the end of the French Revolution.
2018-07-05 By Andrew Jainchill

A CIVIC CONSTITUTION AND RHETORICAL SOVEREIGNTY One of the problems facing the analysis by Kalyvas, and at the heart of Beaumont's reformulation of his line of argumentation, is the existence of a Constitution.

Author: Alexander Hiland

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498598262

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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Presidential Power, Rhetoric, and the Terror Wars: The Sovereign Presidency argues that the War on Terror provided an opportunity to fundamentally change the presidency. Alexander Hiland analyzes the documents used to exercise presidential powers, including executive orders, signing statements, and presidential policy directives. Treating these documents as genres of speech-act that are ideologically motivated, Hiland provides a rhetorical criticism that illuminates the values and political convictions at play in these documents. This book reveals how both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama wielded the personal power of the office to dramatically expand the power of the executive branch. During the War on Terror, the presidency shifted from an imperial form that avoided checks and balances, to a sovereign presidency where the executive branch had the ability to decide whether those checks and balances existed. As a result, Hiland argues that this shift to the sovereign presidency enabled the violation of human rights, myriad policy mistakes, and the degradation of democracy within the United States.
2019-10-21 By Alexander Hiland

The Greek knew and felt the terror and horror of existence. That he might endure this terror at all, he had to interpose between himself and life the radiant dreambirth of the Olympians. That overwhelming dismay in the face of the ...

Author: Joseph J. Tanke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441138262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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Drawing from ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary sources, this textbook offers a comprehensive and systematic historical overview of aesthetic theory.
2012-08-02 By Joseph J. Tanke

That is, they “knew and felt the terror and horror of existence” (BT 3; KSA 1, 35), but they nevertheless transfigured this suffering by creating their pantheon of gods. The effect, according to Nietzsche, was that these Greeks came to ...

Author: Anthony K. Jensen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472514080

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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Typically, the first decade of Friedrich Nietzsche's career is considered a sort of précis to his mature thinking. Yet his philological articles, lectures, and notebooks on Ancient Greek culture and thought - much of which has received insufficient scholarly attention - were never intended to serve as a preparatory ground to future thought. Nietzsche's early scholarship was intended to express his insights into the character of antiquity. Many of those insights are not only important for better understanding Nietzsche; they remain vital for understanding antiquity today. Interdisciplinary in scope and international in perspective, this volume investigates Nietzsche as a scholar of antiquity, offering the first thorough examination of his articles, lectures, notebooks on Ancient Greek culture and thought in English. With eleven original chapters by some of the leading Nietzsche scholars and classicists from around the world and with reproductions of two definitive essays, this book analyzes Nietzsche's scholarly methods and aims, his understanding of antiquity, and his influence on the history of classical studies.
2014-01-30 By Anthony K. Jensen