Friedrich Nietzsche Although Nietzsche is considered the father of Existentialism, which, in Jean-Paul Sartre 's writing prizes human freedom and makes us the makers of our own morality, Nietzsche's aphoristic writing produced many polemics against the "celebrated concept of free will " - as well as against its opposite, the "unfree will" explained as "cause and effect. I mean 'unfree will' which amounts to a misuse of cause and effect.
And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. Your children are not your children. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
When I was fifteen years old I began taking driving lessons. For those of you out there keeping score, I am thirty-one and still not legally allowed to drive a car…. It was a very pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon, as he cleverly noticed that I became less tense when chatting away and encouraged my little flights of digressive fancy while speeding through suburban Dublin.
It inspired in me an interest in philosophy, which I later chose to study in college.
So when I saw a copy of the book today I decided to revisit it. The titular prophet is Almustafa, a teacher in a foreign land who has spent years in the city of Orphalese and is shortly about to sail home. Before he leaves, the people of Orphalese led by a priestess named Almitra requests that he give them one last sermon.
He agrees and commences answering questions on various topics such as marriage, death, work, the act of giving, in the form of rhetorical parables.
The style of the book is a form of ongoing free verse, which lends itself to Gibran incessant use of metaphors and riddles. It certainly is a pleasant read, but Almustafa comes across as needlessly obtuse at times and then overly fond of truisms at others.
This particular passage struck me as interesting: But your god-self dwells not alone in your being. Much in you is still man, and much in you is not yet man, But a shapeless pigmy that walks asleep in the mist searching for its own awakening. Gibran first published his work only three years after Freud introduced the notion of a tripartite division of the mind.
Perhaps it is just a coincidence. What annoys me about the Prophet is his abundant hero-worship. This strikes me as quite false. His words do not move the citizens of Orphalese to anger.
In fact they merely listen passively to his monologue. I am sure all of this sounds quite silly, but to my mind wisdom is something that is not only hard-won, but incredibly lonely.
Prettily phrased, but lacking any true rhetorical heft. At times seeming like a more media-literate, cyberpunk version of Fortean Timesit delivered a mixture of social commentary and conspiracy theory. In fact, as far as I can recall, the more buoyant and fun US-set issues of The Invisibles were supposedly inspired by a meeting between Morrison and Metzger himself.
The other writer I first discovered through the show was Douglas Rushkoff. In fact with this book he proposes that the Bible, and the Torah that preceded it, was one of the earliest open source works in our culture.
It just so happens that he has chosen the medium of comics to elucidate his theories. Rushkoff chooses to draw parallels between the Biblical accounts of Abraham and Lot, and near-future events in a technocratic fascist America.In the latter, they derive more from Friedrich Nietzsche’s fourth amendment, Fourth Turning, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Orwell, Government, government corruption, Hillary Clinton, There is something to the Trump / Samson comparison: The thing with his hair, his affinity for beautiful women, and the tearing down of twin pillars both.
Nietzsche’s Passions Nietzsche on “Deep” Emotions The Truth of an Emotion as Its Meaning In Defense of the Passions: Nietzsche on Human Nature Nietzsche’s Physiological Psychology.
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5 Ways Atheism is Better than Christianity by CW Brown. Comparing atheism and Christianity is really like comparing apples and oranges. One is a whole dogmatic belief system and the other is a lack of belief in a god or gods. Apr 13, · AIDEL: Associazione Italiana Diretto e Letteratura; Alexis de Tocqueville: A Comprehensive Bibliography; Arts and Letters Daily; Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the.