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Fear and Trembling: Repetition
Fear and Trembling
Repetition
Paperback      ISBN: 0691020264
Presented here in a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators,Fear and Trembling and Repetition are the most poetic and personal of Søren Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writings. Published in 1843 and written under the names Johannes de Silentio and Constantine Constantius, respectively, the books demonstrate Kierkegaard's transmutation of the personal into the lyrically religious. Each work uses as a point of departure Kierkegaard's breaking of his engagement to Regine Olsen--his sacrifice of "that single individual." From this beginningFear and Trembling becomes an exploration of the faith that transcends the ethical, as in Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac at God's command. This faith, which persists in the face of the absurd, is rewarded finally by the return of all that the faithful one is willing to sacrifice. Repetition discusses the most profound implications of unity of personhood and of identity within change, beginning with the ironic story of a young poet who cannot fulfill the ethical claims of his engagement because of the possible consequences of his marriage. The poet finally despairs of repetition (renewal) in the ethical sphere, as does his advisor and friend Constantius in the aesthetic sphere. The book ends with Constantius' intimation of a third kind of repetition--in the religious sphere.
The Will to Power
The Will to Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0394704371
Offers a selection from the author's notebooks, chosen by his sister, that reveals his views on nihilism, art, morality, religion, the theory of knowledge, and other subjects
Plato Reader
Plato Reader
Paperback      ISBN: 0395051975
The Rationalists
The Rationalists
Paperback      ISBN: 0385095406
Founded in the mid-17th century, Rationalism was philosophy's first step into the modern era. This volume contains the essential statements of Rationalism's three greatest figures: Descartes, who began it; Spinoza, who epitomized it; and Leibniz, who gave it its last serious expression.
The Crossing Point: Selected Talks and Writings
The Crossing Point
Selected Talks and Writings
Paperback      ISBN: 0819560294
A stunning example of poetic questioning.
The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge
The Postmodern Condition
A Report on Knowledge
Paperback      ISBN: 0816611734
On Violence
On Violence
Paperback      ISBN: 0156695006
The author explores the nature of violence and its relationship to war, politics, and power
Nature of Things
Nature of Things
Paperback      ISBN: 0393090949
The epic poem that changed the course of human thought forever.
Empiricists
Empiricists
Paperback      ISBN: 0385096224
This volume includes the major works of the British Empiricists, philosophers who sought to derive all knowledge from experience. All essays are complete except that of Locke, which Professor Richard Taylor of Brown University has skillfully abridged.
The Portable Plato
The Portable Plato
by Plato
Paperback      ISBN: 0140150404
Contains Plato's famous philosophic dialogues with an introduction on their contemporary implications