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In the last analysis his contri-bution to our knowledge of the universe was small. Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails. I should then be a member of the best club by right, and should find my occupation in continually respecting myself.

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

Want to Read saving…. Those moans express in the first place dostpevsky the aimlessness of your pain, which is so humiliating to your consciousness; the whole legal system of nature on which you spit disdainfully, of course, but from which you suffer all the same while she does not.

So, I suppose, this obstinacy and perversity were pleasanter to them than any advantage One always existenfialism in advance that in every work the same is said. Remember that it was a lot harder to learn about people elsewhere in the world pre-internet.

Where are my foundations?

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Existentialism is a timeless sensibility that can be discerned here and there in the past; but it is only in recent times that it has hardened into a sustained protest and preoccupation. How unfortunate to have frok the curator to that museum of ideas. I’m now curious if further biases leaped upon me with my dazzled attentions elsewhere.


Nevertheless, the Buddha, too, opposed any reliance on the divine because he wanted men to realize their complete responsibility.

Yes, into enjoyment, into enjoyment! The longest selection of Jaspers does a good job of isolating the similarities between Nietsche and Kierkegaard which are beyond their vast diffe You can always rely on Kaufmann for punchy introductions and his vast knowledge to make thematic selections.

It was as though it were my most normal condition, and not in the least disease or depravity, so that at last all desire in me to struggle against this depravity passed.

Yet Heidegger’s treatment of the same themes is, more often than not, abstract to the point of being neither “evident” in Husserl’s sense nor even plausible: It is a fact no less than that the table is, say, two feet high.

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You are better off just reading the philosopher’s book as a whole, you always are. There are many passages in Jaspers’ writings where he strongly recommends a 9175 study of at least one science; but his motivation is the very opposite of Nietzsche’s who might well have said that a good background in psychology is indispensable for worthwhile work in ethics or aesthetics or some other branches of philosophy.

Above all, there are two Heideggers as once there were two Schellings: I bet that you are thinking that. Well, someone like Sartre would say that even in the most restrictive circumstances choice is still possible and inevitable; we can choose our attitude, if nothing else.

About the Author Walter Kaufmann was a philosopher and poet, as well as a renowned translator of Friedrich Nietzsche. What seems endless repetition from the outside can be viewed from inside as relentless effort, as a tireless attempt to break down modern man’s superstitious overconfidence in science or, no less, theology or, for that matter, also philosophers who pretend to furnish knowledge.


Here is man, and “one thing is needful”: He decided to become unreferierbar, too, or—to put it differently—he made up his mind to concentrate his efforts on a sustained attempt, indeed an epic effort, to kindle a fire.

Sep 17, Aaron rated it really liked it Shelves: Putting this on my re-read list. The Beginning of the Will to Power 5. I don’t consult a doctor for It, and never have, though I have a respect for medicine and doctors.

I should have found for myself a form of activity in keeping with it, to be precise, drinking to the health of everything “good and beautiful. In Denmark around it was a new and peculiar kind of prose: The rest of the book is informative for those curious about existentialism. Even so, it is an altogether new voice that we hear in Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground. If we look for anything remotely similar in the long past of European literature, we do not find it in philosophy but, most nearly, in such Existentiailsm writers as Augustine and Pascal.

George Orwell had a similar problem in his essay What is Fascism?