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By Witold Gombrowicz

Perhaps a person within the Amazon neighborhood can disabuse me of this thought, yet this ebook turns out virtually fullyyt valueless. if you would like a truly speedy creation to those philosophers, you will do larger on Wikipedia (especially the German version). Gombrowicz is, i believe, one of many imperative novelists of the final century. His brief tales are large; "Cosmos" within the new translation is a masterpiece. i presumed that no matter if I wasn't persuaded by means of his tackle philosophy, i'd research whatever approximately him, or approximately his novels; and that i additionally proposal I'de be entertained, simply because he may be fabulously funny.

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

But if a person in the market could make the relationship among his novels and this ebook, i might be at liberty to listen to approximately it.

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How can one define the characteristics of “the Being in itself,” that is, the being of objects? 1. We have to say that only phenomena exist (Husserl). Everything manifests itself as a phenomenon. One cannot say, according to Sartre, that people are intelligent if they express themselves only in stupid deeds. Man is nothing more than what one sees. Notice that each thing has no limit. , are arbitrary definitions sanctified by our language. One can see that existentialism moves into structuralism. The Being in itself can be neither created by someone, nor active or passive (since these are human ideas).

Man is a thing because he has a body, which is the only way, as body, that he can be in the world. Here Sartre launches into some very subjective reactions: he says that man as body is excessive. It provokes nausea, thus the title: Nausea. 2. Man is a thing because he is a fact (facticity). For example: I have my past, I am already made, defined, achieved. But when I head toward the future, I leave the world of things in order to enter into the fulfillment of myself. 3. Man is a thing by his situation, which takes away his freedom.

No doubt the aristocratic aspect of this philosophy. For Schopenhauer, there are mediocre men and superior men. He insulted the mediocre ones. 35 witold gombrowicz 3. He was against life (his philosophy was against it), whereas one can derive some very useful things about politics from Hegel, as Marx did. Schopenhauer sought renunciation, he sought to kill the will to live. ) do not find readers. Schopenhauer detested Hegel. ” To defy Hegel, he had set the times of his courses at the University of Berlin to be the same as Hegel’s, with the result that Hegel’s classroom was always full while his own was empty.

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