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By Witold Gombrowicz

Might be somebody within the Amazon neighborhood can disabuse me of this idea, yet this booklet turns out virtually fullyyt valueless. if you'd like a truly speedy advent to those philosophers, you'll do greater on Wikipedia (especially the German version). Gombrowicz is, i feel, one of many relevant novelists of the final century. His brief tales are great; "Cosmos" within the new translation is a masterpiece. i assumed that whether I wasn't persuaded via 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 could be fabulously funny.

But i will not get any perception into his novels from this; it really is it appears meant to be whimsical, yet for me, not less than, 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 ebook, i would feel free to listen to approximately it.

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For him, the State is the in- 43 witold gombrowicz carnation of the Mind in the world. Here are some definitions which permit us to understand his notion of the State. (The State is the reality of the moral idea. ) This horrible sentence shows the most profound sense of the Hegelian idea, which can be expressed in the following very superficial way: for earlier philosophy, man was subject to a moral law instituted by God or, as in Kant, subject to a moral imperative. In other words, man functions but the law already exists.

We must understand that Schopenhauer’s metaphysical system did not take hold; in this sense, Schopenhauer did not express something solid. Which is why, I suppose, that Schopenhauer has not held his own as a philosopher. but what is philosophy? No philosophical system lasts for very long. But for me, philosophy has 25 witold gombrowicz the supreme value of organizing the world in a vision. For example, there are the extremely grandiose Kantian and Hegelian universes, there is also Nietzsche’s, and it is there where Schopenhauer is important.

53 witold gombrowicz Be crucified like Jesus Christ? Be lost in one’s pain? One lives alone, one dies alone. Impenetrable. But with the phenomenological method, one can organize the facts of our consciousness concerning our existence. And that is the only thing we are left with. Husserl’s method has been compared to the way to eat an artichoke, that is, that I observe a notion in my consciousness. Example: the color yellow. I try to reduce it to its purest state, like the artichoke, leaf after leaf.

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