Rainer Maria Rilke: Ein Wissender des Herzens (German by Alfred Schütze

By Alfred Schütze

Nicht zuletzt die Zeitgenossenschaft ermöglicht es Schütze, mit einem distanzlosen Blick auf den Dichter über ihn zu schreiben, wie es späteren Biografen aus der historischen Distanz nicht mehr
möglich battle. Aus diesem Grund haben wir uns entschieden, diese »Biografie erster Hand« dem heutigen Leser wieder zugänglich zu machen.

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The Metaphysical World of Isaac Newton: Alchemy, Prophecy, by John Chambers

By John Chambers

Newton’s heretical but equation-incisive writings on theology, spirituality, alchemy, and prophecy, written in mystery along his Principia Mathematica

• exhibits how Newton’s brilliance prolonged a long way past math and technological know-how into alchemy, spirituality, prophecy, and the hunt for misplaced continents equivalent to Atlantis

• Explains how he was once looking to rediscover the only actual faith that existed ahead of the Flood of Noah, while technological know-how and spirituality have been one

• Examines Newton’s trade timeline of prehistory and his learn of prophecy in the course of the ebook of Revelations, together with his prediction of Apocalypse within the yr 2060

Isaac Newton (1643-1727) continues to be looked via the realm because the maximum scientist who ever lived. He invented calculus, chanced on the binomial theorem, defined the rainbow, outfitted the 1st reflecting telescope, and defined the strength of gravity. In his well-known masterpiece, Principia Mathematica, he defined the mechanics of the actual universe with unimagined precision, proving the cosmos used to be prepare in keeping with legislation. The perfection of those legislation implied an ideal legislator. To Newton, they have been evidence that God existed.

At a similar time Newton was once writing Principia Mathematica, he was once writing a dual quantity that he may have known as, had it been accomplished, Principia Theologia--Principles of Theology. This different masterpiece of Newton, saved mystery as a result of heresies it contained, comprises millions of essays offering equation-incisive solutions to the religious questions that experience plagued mankind in the course of the a while. analyzing Newton’s mystery writings, John Chambers indicates how his brilliance prolonged into alchemy, spirituality, the hunt for misplaced continents akin to Atlantis, and a quest to discover the “corrupted texts” that have been rife within the Bibles of his time. even though he was once a religious Christian, Newton’s paintings at the Bible was once concentrated now not on restoring the unique Jewish and Christian texts yet on rediscovering the single precise faith that existed ahead of the Flood of Noah, while technology and spirituality have been one.

The writer indicates unmarried thread runs via Newton’s metaphysical explorations: he's trying to chart the descent of man’s soul from perfection to the current day. the writer additionally examines Newton’s exchange timeline of old historical past and his research of prophecy in the course of the booklet of Revelations, together with his prediction of an Apocalypse within the yr 2060 by way of a significantly reworked international. He indicates that Newton’s nice desire used to be that those writings would supply an ethical compass for humanity because it embarked upon the good firm that turned our technological world.

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Montaigne (Italian Edition) by Stefan Zweig,Ilenia Gradante

By Stefan Zweig,Ilenia Gradante

In fuga dagli orrori della guerra e dalla persecuzione nazista, Stefan Zweig rilegge e commenta il grande filosofo francese Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592). In un momento di profonda afflizione, ripercorrere l. a. vita dell’autore dei Saggi rappresenta in step with Zweig los angeles strada verso los angeles liberazione interiore; ciò che di Montaigne lo affascina maggiormente, infatti, è l. a. determinazione cosciente e costante a mantenere integra los angeles propria autonomia di pensiero in un’età tumultuosa e in una società nella quale brutalità e servilismo dilagano. Incompiuto, pubblicato postumo e qui tradotto consistent with l. a. prima volta in italiano, Montaigne è una biografia a cavallo tra ricostruzione storica e analisi psicologica, scritta con l’entusiasmo di un umanista solitario che riconosce in Montaigne il modello perfetto di saggezza. Pur senza dettare dogmi, precetti, leggi o sistemi, Montaigne rivela a Zweig come trovare se stessi dentro ogni cosa e ogni cosa dentro se stessi. Il suo prezioso avvertimento è di non affannarsi nell’ambizione e non farsi trasportare dalle passioni del mondo, perché il vero traguardo è vivere non una vita qualunque, ma l. a. propria vita.

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Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero by James Romm

By James Romm

From acclaimed classical historian, writer of Ghost at the Throne (“Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born author and the erudition of a pupil” —Daniel  Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark Arrian:The crusade of Alexander (“Thrilling” —The long island occasions ebook Review), a  high-stakes drama filled with homicide, insanity, tyranny, perversion, with the sweep of historical past at the grand scale.

on the heart, the tumultuous lifetime of Seneca, historical Rome’s preeminent author and thinker, starting with banishment in his fifties and next appointment as train to twelve-year-old Nero, destiny emperor of Rome. Controlling them either, Nero’s mom, Julia Agrippina the more youthful, Roman empress, great-granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece and fourth spouse of Emperor Claudius.

           
James Romm seamlessly weaves jointly the lifestyles and written phrases, the ethical struggles, political intrigue, and bloody vengeance that enmeshed Seneca the more youthful within the twisted imperial relatives and the perverse, paranoid regime of Emperor Nero, despot and madman.

Romm writes that Seneca watched over Nero as instructor, ethical advisor, and surrogate father, and, at seventeen, while Nero unexpectedly ascended to turn into emperor of Rome, Seneca, a guy by no means avid for political strength grew to become, with Nero, the ruler of the Roman Empire. We see how Seneca was once capable of keep an eye on his younger scholar, how, less than Seneca’s impression, Nero governed with intelligence and moderation, banned capital punishment, diminished taxes, gave slaves definitely the right to dossier lawsuits opposed to their vendors, pardoned prisoners arrested for sedition. yet with time, as Nero grew useless and disappointed, Seneca used to be not able to carry sway over the emperor, and among Nero’s mom, Agrippina—thought to have poisoned her moment husband, and her 3rd, who was once her uncle (Claudius), and rumored to have entered into an incestuous courting together with her son—and Nero’s father, defined through Suetonius as a assassin and cheat charged with treason, adultery, and incest, how lengthy may the younger Nero were contained?
           
Dying each Day is a portrait of Seneca’s ethical fight in the middle of insanity and extra. In his treatises, Seneca preached a rigorous moral creed, exalting heroes who defied chance to do what used to be correct or include a noble dying. As Nero’s adviser, Seneca was once provided with a extra advanced set of decisions, because the in basic terms guy able to summoning the higher element of Nero’s nature, but, last at Nero’s aspect and colluding within the evil regime he created.

Dying each Day is the 1st e-book to inform the compelling and nightmarish tale of the philosopher-poet who used to be nearly a king, tied to a tyrant—as Seneca, the paragon of cause, watched his scholar spiral into insanity and whose descent observed 5 relatives murders, the hearth of Rome, and a savage purge that destroyed the very best minds of the Senate’s golden age.

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Autobiographical Reflections, Revised Edition with Glossary by Eric Voegelin,Ellis Sandoz

By Eric Voegelin,Ellis Sandoz

Autobiographical Reflections is a window into the brain of a guy whose reassessment of the character of historical past and concept has overturned conventional techniques to, and value determinations of, the Western highbrow culture. the following we stumble upon the motivations for Voegelin's paintings, the levels within the improvement of his specific philosophy of cognizance, his key highbrow breakthroughs, his idea of historical past, and his analysis of the political ills of the trendy age.

 

Included during this revised quantity is a word list of phrases utilized in Voegelin’s writings. The word list lists, defines, and illustrates from the author’s writings a number of the keyword phrases hired, paying specific recognition to the Greek phrases. jointly, the thesaurus and enlarged index systematically contain names, topics, principles, writings, and phrases, making this quantity an necessary support for any critical examine of Eric Voegelin’s oeuvre.

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The Humor of Kierkegaard: An Anthology by Soren Kierkegaard,Thomas C. Oden

By Soren Kierkegaard,Thomas C. Oden

Who may perhaps quite be nominated because the funniest thinker of all time? With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally proclaims Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)--despite his enduring stereotype because the depression, despairing Dane--as, between philosophers, the main fun. Kierkegaard not just explored comedian notion to its depths but additionally practiced the paintings of comedy as astutely as any author of his time. This assortment indicates how his concept of comedy is built-in into his perform of comedian belief, and the way either are critical to his complete authorship. Kierkegaard's humor levels from the droll to the rollicking; from farce to difficult, sophisticated research; from nimble tales to fun aphorisms. In those pages you're invited to satisfy the spouse of an writer who burned her husband's manuscript and a businessman who, inspite of an abundance of calling playing cards, forgot his personal identify. you are going to pay attention of an interminable vacillator whom archeologists came across nonetheless pacing millions of years later, attempting to make a decision. Then there's the emperor who grew to become a barkeeper with the intention to remain within the understand. The Humor of Kierkegaard is for someone able to be amused via human follies. these new to Kierkegaard will find a fantastic brain worthy assembly. these already acquainted with his conception of comedy can be extremely joyful to work out it concisely set forth and exemplified. Others can have learn Kierkegaard intensively with no need ever quite spotted his comedian part. the following they're going to locate what they've been missing.

--This textual content refers back to the Paperback edition.

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Raymond Aron: The Recovery of the Political (20th Century by Brian C. Anderson

By Brian C. Anderson

This concise and penetrating research introduces scholars to the lifestyles and considered one of many giants of 20th- century French highbrow lifestyles. Portraying Raymond Aron as a superb defender of cause, moderation, and political sobriety in an period ruled via ideological fervor and philosophical style, Brian Anderson demonstrates the centrality of political cause to Aron's philosophy of historical past, his critique of ideological considering, his meditations at the perennial difficulties of peace and battle, and the character of conservative liberalism. This obtainable examine of Aron's notion and the concept of his contemporaries will improve any syllabus for periods on glossy and modern political thought.

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I miei giorni con Bhagavan: Memorie di Annamalai Swam by David Godman

By David Godman

Un resoconto vivido e ispirante sulla vita nell'ashram nei primi anni e sulle end up che Annamalai Swami dovette affrontare nel decennio trascorso con Ramana Maharshi, uno dei più importanti maestri spirituali dell'India.Annamalai Swami (1906-1995) incontrò Ramana Maharshi nel 1928, dopo averne avuta una visione in sogno. los angeles prima volta che gli fece visita, Bhagavan lo shieldò in silenzio consistent with diversi minuti, infondendogli una profonda sensazione di velocity. Una decina di giorni dopo, Annamalai gli chiese come avrebbe potuto raggiungere l. a. realizzazione del Sé. los angeles risposta fu: Se abbandoni l'identificazione con il corpo e mediti sul Sé puoi raggiungere los angeles realizzazione. Quindi Bhagavan sorprese Annamalai aggiungendo: Ti stavo aspettando. Mi stavo chiedendo quando saresti arrivato.

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A Companion to Hume (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) by Elizabeth S. Radcliffe

By Elizabeth S. Radcliffe

made out of twenty-nine particularly commissioned essays, A better half to Hume examines the intensity of the philosophies and impact of 1 of history's so much amazing thinkers.

  • Demonstrates the variety of Hume's paintings and illuminates the continued debates that it has generated
  • Organized by way of topic, with introductions to every part to orient the reader
  • Explores subject matters equivalent to wisdom, ardour, morality, faith, economics, and politics
  • Examines the paradoxes of Hume's inspiration and his legacy, overlaying the tools, issues, and effects of his contributions to philosophy

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John Dewey: An Intellectual Portrait by Sidney Hook

By Sidney Hook

Sidney Hook, one in all America's prime social philosophers, was once a devoted scholar and buddy of John Dewey, some of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. during this undying quantity, first released in 1939, Hook discusses the prime philosophical rules of his mentor to spotlight Dewey's significant topics, their implications, and the relevance of his imaginative and prescient to the issues of yank tradition. incorporated during this highbrow biography are Dewey's suggestions on philosophy and tradition; fact; good judgment and motion; physique, brain, and behaviour; criteria, ends, and potential; the great society; schooling; artwork; human nature; and democracy.

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