Download A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes by Witold Gombrowicz PDF

By Witold Gombrowicz

In a small literary gem packed with sardonic wit, incredible insights, and provocative feedback Witold Gombrowicz discusses Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Heidegger in six "one-hour" essays—and addresses Marxism in a "fifteen-minute" piece.

"Who hasn't needed for a painless solution to discover what the massive pictures of philosophy—Hegel and Kant, Nietzsche and Sartre—thought of the human ? It hasn't ever been effortless examining such ambitious thinkers, and so much explainers and textbooks both go wrong or bloodbath the language. So think my excitement in starting Witold Gombrowicz's consultant to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen mins, a very good attempt at summarizing techniques in daring, declarative sentences...[This publication] is just like the path in philosophy you need you had taken."—David Lehman, Bloomberg News

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Download Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media by Christopher Bush PDF

By Christopher Bush

Ideographic Modernism offers a serious account of the ideograph (Chinese writing as imagined within the West) as a modernist invention. instead of targeting the accuracy of this ideograph as one of those illustration of China (a concentration that might yield predictable results), Christopher Bush reconstructs the explicit heritage of the ideograph so that it will discover the query of illustration in additional primary methods, ways in which mirror the range and complexity of literary modernism itself. On one point, the ebook makes a controversy concerning the which means and serve as of the ideograph in the course of the modernist interval, particularly that this imagined chinese language writing was once a posh reaction to some of the writings of such technological media because the photo, the phonograph, the cinematograph, and the telegraph. via analyses of works through Claudel, Pound, Kafka, Benjamin, Segalen, and Valéry, between others, Ideographic Modernism strains the interweaving of Western modernity's ethnographic and technological imaginaries, within which the cultural results of technological media assumed ''Chinese'' types, whilst conventional representations of ''the Orient'' lived on in modernist-era responses to media. On one other point, the ebook makes a methodological argument, demonstrating new methods of improving the commonly neglected presence of China within the textual content of Western modernism. as well as being its material, then, ideographic modernism can be the book's procedure: a polemically ''literal'' means of studying that demands reevaluations either one of how modernist literature with regards to its ancient contexts and of the ways that we will remember that courting at the present time.

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