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

By Witold Gombrowicz

In a small literary gem filled with sardonic wit, amazing 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 technique to discover what the large pictures of philosophy—Hegel and Kant, Nietzsche and Sartre—thought of the human situation? It hasn't ever been effortless interpreting such ambitious thinkers, and such a lot 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, an excellent attempt at summarizing techniques in daring, declarative sentences...[This ebook] is just like the direction in philosophy you would like you had taken."—David Lehman, Bloomberg News

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Based on taste, fashion, and availability, English landed gentry and upper-middle-class collectors liked to place Italian Masters in their town- and country estates (Herrmann 6). ” (qtd. in Herrmann 27). Hale tells us that between 1795 and 1810 there were twenty major sales of art in London and Paris EMERGENCE OF THE RENAISSANCE CONCEPT 39 but only three of them had pre-Raphaelite paintings, with two of these three having only one painting each (116). While in England aristocratic gentlemen were still the primary collectors of Italian Old Masters, the wars increased their circulation and popularity.

For example, in addition to analyzing the market for Italian art and museum culture, I show how Italian paintings were made widely accessible through reproductive prints, education, and clubs and societies, and assess the popular reception of these cultural forms. While the chapters on Shakespeare focus on the imperialist side of Shakespeare studies, they also allude to an entire realm of study that could be explored further to gain a more complete picture—namely, the reception and uses made of Shakespeare in the colonized world, say in the essays of C.

A second current area of debate regards the relation of modernism to modernity, yet this, too, echoes earlier debates about the Renaissance. 21 Intellectuals such as Adorno and Horkheimer, Habermas, Foucault, and Lyotard see modernity beginning in the Enlightenment with the rise of instrumental reason, scientific rationality, and the idea of the autonomous subject. In contrast, those in literary studies now refer to the Renaissance as the “Early Modern” period, suggesting modernity began then. In this way they fall in line with cultural historians such as Burckhardt who also saw modernity beginning in the Italian Renaissance and who defined modernity primarily by the emergence of the individual subject.

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