By Witold Gombrowicz

Possibly a person within the Amazon neighborhood can disabuse me of this concept, yet this booklet turns out nearly completely valueless. if you would like a really speedy creation to those philosophers, you'll do higher on Wikipedia (especially the German version). Gombrowicz is, i feel, one of many central 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 idea I'de be entertained, simply because he might be fabulously funny.

But i will not get any perception into his novels from this; it truly is it sounds as if meant to be whimsical, yet for me, no 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 booklet, i might feel free to listen to approximately it.

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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, State and peoples (nations). For Hegel, the reality of the State is superior to that of the individual. For him, the State is the in- 43 witold gombrowicz carnation of the Mind in the world.

The State is the realization of individual will. 2. The State is the mind which blossoms in becoming the world’s form and organization. Next he analyzes various forms of government. And he submits it to the dialectical process: the capitalist government provokes an opposing dictator- 44 philosophy in six hours ship, that of the proletariat. The dictatorship of the proletariat leads to a superior form which will know how to combine the good points of each previous form, etc. Thesis—antithesis—synthesis.

Arguments always use concepts, etc. Existentialism is therefore a tragic system of thought because it can never be self-sufficient, it must be simultaneously both an abstract and a concrete philosophy. Kierkegaard’s philosophy is a reaction against Hegel’s. It is beginning with Husserl that existentialism becomes possible, since Husserl’s phenomenological method consists of investigations of truth as essence. It is a description of our consciousness, a sort of application of the Aristotelian method to the self.

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