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Nietzsche’s Meta-Existentialism

By Vinod Acharya
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Vinod Acharya presents a new existential interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy. He contends that Nietzsche's peculiar form of existentialism can be understood only by undertaking a thorough analysis of his characterization and critique of metaphysics. This reading remedies the shortcomings of previous existential interpretations of Nietzsche, which typically view existentialism as concerned primarily with the meaning of individual existence, and therefore necessarily at odds with the abstraction and objectivity of metaphysical thought. Acharya argues that the approach of Nietzsche's philosophy, especially in his mature works, is to make the typical existential position foundational, and then to develop to the fullest the implications of this position. This meta-existential approach necessarily yields an ambiguous and open-ended critique of metaphysics. Taking issue with the Heideggerian, the poststructuralist, and the naturalistic interpretations, this book contends that Nietzsche neither simply overcomes metaphysics nor remains trapped within its confines. Acharya argues that an ever-renewed encounter with and critique of metaphysics is an essential aspect of Nietzsche's meta-existentialism.

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  • Publisher : Verlag Karl Alber
  • Book Code : 3495807993
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Philosophy
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Existenzphilosophie und Existentialismus erscheinen häufig als Phänomene der Moderne, denen heute jedoch kaum noch Relevanz zukommt. Ihre vermeintliche Bindung an die Bedingungen ihrer Entstehung scheint einer fortdauernden Aktualität zu widersprechen. Die vorliegende Darstellung zeigt, dass das existentielle Denken ganz im Gegenteil eine Konstante der abendländischen Rationalität seit der Spätantike ist. Es wirkt als Korrekturmechanismus des philosophischen Diskurses, indem es kritisch die Entsprechung menschlicher Erwartung an Philosophie und deren Methodik und Formensprache reflektiert. Im ersten Band wird die Entwicklung dieses Denkens von Augustinus bis zu Friedrich Nietzsche rekonstruiert; im zweiten Band dessen komplexe Entfaltung im 20. Jahrhundert. Aus dieser Perspektive ist es möglich, Funktions- und Strukturelemente der Existenzphilosophie zu benennen, die nicht als Mittel der Definition dienen, sondern die Kennzeichnung eines Denkens erlauben, dessen Bedeutung ungebrochen besteht. Aus dem Inhalt: Band 1: AURELIUS AUGUSTINUS - Das Komplementäre denken * FRANCESCO PETRARCA - Auf neuem Wege * GIANNOZZO MANETTI - Das gefährdete Denken * NIKOLAUS VON KUES - Das verschränkte Sein * GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA - Verortungen * BARUCH DE SPINOZA - Einheit denken * ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER - Dem Dasein verpflichtet * SØREN KIERKEGAARD - Die Wahl * FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE - Das ungebundene Denken Band 1 und 2 erscheinen zeitgleich.

Questioning Martin Heidegger

By Eric D. Meyer
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  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Book Code : 0761860673
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Philosophy
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  • Pdf File: questioning-martin-heidegger.pdf

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In Questioning Martin Heidegger, Martin Heidegger’s “Overcoming Metaphysics” provides the jumping-off point for a wide-ranging critique and deconstruction of Western philosophy. This book also addresses Martin Heidegger’s controversial relationship with German National Socialism (Nazism) and the Holocaust, as well as with contemporary philosophers like J. F. Lyotard and Jacques Derrida.

Sickness Unto Death

By Soren Kierkegaard
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1625585918
  • Total of Pages : 103
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 205
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Man is spirit. But what is spirit? Spirit is the self. But what is the self? The self is a relation which relates itself to its own self, or it is that in the relation [which accounts for it] that the relation relates itself to its own self; the self is not the relation but [consists in the fact] that the relation relates itself to its own self. Man is a synthesis of the infinite and the finite, of the temporal and the eternal, of freedom and necessity; in short, it is a synthesis.

Nietzsche's Life Sentence

By Lawrence Hatab
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135456240
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Philosophy
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  • Pdf File: nietzsche-s-life-sentence.pdf

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In this book Lawrence Hatab provides an accessible and provocative exploration of one of the best-known and still most puzzling aspects of Nietzsche's thought: eternal recurrence, the claim that life endlessly repeats itself identically in every detail. Hatab argues that eternal recurrence can and should be read literally, in just the way Nietzsche described it in the texts. The book offers a readable treatment of most of the core topics in Nietzsche's philosophy, all discussed in the light of the consummating effect of eternal recurrence. Although Nietzsche called eternal recurrence his most fundamental idea, most interpreters have found it problematic or needful of redescription in other terms. For this reason Hatab's book is an important and challenging contribution to Nietzsche scholarship.

The Daily Stoic

By Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0735211744
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 707
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From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

Nietzsche's Death of God and Italian Philosophy

By Emilio Carlo Corriero
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 178348814X
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Philosophy
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With a preface by Gianni Vattimo, this book offers both an overview of contemporary Italian philosophy and a new interpretation of Nietzsche’s ‘God is Dead’ in connection with the notion of freedom as the original dynamic of the will to power.

Passion, Death, and Spirituality

By Kathleen Higgins,David Sherman
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9400746504
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 437
  • Pdf File: passion-death-and-spirituality.pdf

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Robert C. Solomon, who died in 2007, was Professor of Philosophy and Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business at the University of Texas, USA. As the first book comprehensively to examine the breadth of Solomon’s contribution to philosophy, this volume ranks as a vital addition to the literature. It includes a newly published transcript of Solomon’s last talk, which responded to Arindam Chakrabarti on the concept of revenge, as well as the considered views of prominent figures in the numerous subfields in which Solomon worked. The content analyses his perspectives on the philosophy of emotion, virtue, business ethics, and religion, in addition to philosophical history, existentialism, and the many other topics that held this prolific thinker’s attention. Solomon memorably defined philosophy itself as ‘the thoughtful love of life’, and despite the diversity of his output, he was most drawn by central questions about the meaning of life, the essential role that emotions play in finding that meaning, and the human imperative to seek ‘emotional integrity’, in which one’s thoughts, emotions, and actions all contribute to a coherent narrative. The essays included here draw attention to the interconnections between the issues Solomon addressed, and evince the manner in which he embodied that integrity, living a life at one with his philosophy. They emphasize the central themes of passion, ethics, and spirituality, which threaded through his work, and the way these ideas informed his views on how we should approach grief and death. The multiplicity of topics alone make this keystone work an enlightening read for a full spectrum of students of philosophy, providing much to ponder and recounting a subtle and shining example of the emotional integrity Solomon worked so hard to define.

The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy

By Erik Craig,Alfried Laengle,Kirk J. Schneider,Digby Tantam,Simon du Plock
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119167183
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 167
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An existential therapy handbook from those in the field, with its broad scope covering key texts, theories, practice, and research The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy is a work representing the collaboration of existential psychotherapists, teachers, and researchers. It's a book to guide readers in understanding human life better through the exploration of aspects and applications of existential therapy. The book presents the therapy as a way for clients to explore their experiences and make the most of their lives. Its contributors offer an accurate and in-depth view of the field. An introduction of existential therapy is provided, along with a summary of its historical foundations. Chapters are organized into sections that cover: daseinsanalysis; existential-phenomenonological, -humanistic, and -integrative therapies; and existential group therapy. International developments in theory, practice and research are also examined.

Existentialism From Dostoevsky To Sartre

By Walter Kaufmann
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786258676
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 359
  • Pdf File: existentialism-from-dostoevsky-to-sartre.pdf

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What is Existentialism? It is perhaps the most misunderstood of modern philosophic positions—misunderstood by reason of its broad popularity and general unfamiliarity with its origins, representatives, and principles. Existential thinking does not originate with Jean Paul Sartre. It has prior religious, literary, and philosophic origins. In its narrowest formulation it is a metaphysical doctrine, arguing as it does that any definition of man’s essence must follow, not precede, an estimation of his existence. In Heidegger, it affords a view of Being in its totality; in Kierkegaard an approach to that inwardness indispensable to authentic religious experience; for Dostoevsky, Kafka, and Rilke the existential situation bears the stamp of modern man’s alienation, uprootedness, and absurdity; to Sartre it has vast ethical and political implications. Walter Kaufmann, author of Nietzsche, is eminently qualified to present and interpret the insights of existentialism as they occur and are deepened by the major thinkers who express them. In every case complete selections or entire works have been employed: The Wall, Existentialism, and the complete chapter on “Self-Deception” from L’être et le Néant by Sartre; two lectures from Jaspers’ book Reason and Existenz; original translations of On My Philosophy by Jaspers and The Way Back into the Ground of Metaphysics by Heidegger. There is, as well, material from Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Camus.

The Antichrist

By Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Book Code : 0486836193
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Philosophy
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  • Pdf File: the-antichrist.pdf

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One of philosophy's most accessible and easily understood works, this denunciation of Christianity and organized religion consists of 62 brief chapters, each an aphorism that advances the philosopher's argument.

Existential-Integrative Approaches to Treating Adolescents

By David Shumaker
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349952117
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 530
  • Pdf File: existential-integrative-approaches-to-treating-adolescents.pdf

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This book frames how existential theory and intervention strategies can be seamlessly integrated with evidenced-based approaches when treating adolescents. This groundbreaking text begins with an overview of EI theory and provides an exhaustive review of risk and protective factors that contribute to an adolescent's experience of existential anxiety. Other book highlights include a proposed developmental model of existential anxiety in adolescence, and individual chapters devoted to working with adolescents who present with anxiety, depression, substance abuse concerns, and disruptive behaviors. Rich case study descriptions enrich this exciting and impactful approach with empirical support.

Nietzsche and Metaphysics

By Michel Haar
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 1438405286
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Philosophy
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Michel Haar assesses the overcoming of metaphysics urged by Nietzsche. Pointing out that Nietzsche's overcoming must be conceived as a task both critical and reconstructive, Haar shows how Nietzsche criticizes philosophical concepts as being traceable to a process of simplification and identification, thus subverting traditional categories and identities. Haar presents Nietzsche as an aesthetic stoic. Although opposed to any doctrinal tenet, Nietzsche rekindles a Stoic return to nature in the register of a creative and aesthetic decision. Necessity is no longer a single rational force permeating all beings. Instead he conceives of the will to power as a schematization of the natural chaos and refers Dionysos to an inspiring voice: "the genius of the heart." Rejecting the Deleuzian essay of interpretation that unleashes the simulacra of an untamed imagination, Haar points out that Nietzsche's rejection of Kant is much less extreme than imagined in Deleuze's eccentric readings. Haar also shows that the rupture with Schopenhauer came very early in Nietzsche's itinerary although he accepted the idea of a social conditioning of science. Haar shows that two Apollonian sublimities are distinguished by Nietzsche: one generating idyll, epos, and mythic language; the other a compensatory illusion on the dramatic stage destined to dismiss the horror of an endlessly swelling ground. It is this monstrosity that a creative forgetfulness is destined to replace by seeking a place for the work of art amidst tragic joy.