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In Praise of Philosophy and Other Essays (SPEP)

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Published by Northwestern University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Philosophy / Phenomenology,
  • Phenomenology,
  • Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJohn Wild (Translator), James M. Edie (Translator), John O"Neill (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages199
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7979089M
    ISBN 100810107961
    ISBN 109780810107960

    He is the author of more than thirty books, many of which have been translated into several languages. This box appears in Erasmus' Praise of Folly as a metaphor for the central claim in the novel, which is that that which appears to be Folly ugly externally, is wise precious within. What are, in essence, revivalist appeals are made, but not for the old purposes: they are made to secure shock workers for special tasks. But if he spends it let us say upon laying down rails for surface card in some place where surface cars turn out not to be wanted, he has diverted a mass of labor into channels where it gives pleasure to no one. Seeing that they are two sides of one transaction, this is absurd; one might as well maintain that keys are good, but keyholes are bad. Continued on page four Continued from page three For the present, possibly, this is all to the good.

    This book should be of interest to students of philosophy of education, philosophy and psychology. When all these methods prove inadequate, we have a war: we cause a number of people to manufacture high explosives, and a number of others to explode them, as if we were children who had just discovered fireworks. If the ordinary wage-earner worked four hours a day, there would be enough for everybody and no unemployment—assuming a certain very moderate amount of sensible organization. In a world where no one is compelled to work more than four hours a day, every person possessed of scientific curiosity will be able to indulge it, and every painter will be able to paint without starving, however excellent his pictures may be.

    And more unfortunate still, the most naive essay of all is the title essay. Suppose that, at a given moment, a certain number of people are engaged in the manufacture of pins. But without a considerable amount of leisure a man is cut off from many of the best things. That means that a large amount of human labor, which might have been devoted to producing something that could be enjoyed, was expended on producing machines which, when produced, lay idle and did no good to anyone. There cannot therefore be any question as to a necessary relation between poem and music; for the two worlds brought here into connection are too strange to one another to enter into more than a superficial alliance; the song-text is just a symbol and stands to music in the same relation as the Egyptian hieroglyph of bravery did to the brave warrior himself. And as the lyricist his hymns, so the people sing the folk-song, for themselves, out of in-most impulse, unconcerned whether the word is comprehensible to him who does not join in the song.


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In Praise of Idleness: And Other Essays

Yea, who would be able to dispute that that feeling during the hearing of this music does not find expression in a scream only because we, wholly impotent through music for metaphor and word, already hear nothing at all from Schiller's poem.

And with modern technique it would be possible to distribute leisure justly without injury to civilization.

The Other & The Failure of Philosophy

If he merely puts his savings in a stocking, like the proverbial French peasant, it is obvious that they do not give employment. Your search returned over essays for "praise".

The one species manifest themselves to us as pleasure-and-displeasure-sensations and accompany all other conceptions as a never-lacking fundamental basis.

In the West, we have various ways of dealing with this problem. Because work is a duty, and a man should not receive wages in proportion to what he has produced, but in proportion to his virtue as exemplified by his industry. The skill required for this kind of work is not knowledge of the subjects as to which advice is given, but knowledge of the art of persuasive speaking and writingi.

Even the liberation of the oppressed has usually been inaugurated from above. Human Nature and Potential 3.

Consider whether his " arguments for laziness" deserve serious consideration today. As In Praise of Philosophy and Other Essays book whole corporeality stands in relation to that original phenomenon, the "Will," so the word built out of its consonants and vowels stands in relation to its tonal basis.

Let us, for a moment, consider the ethics of work frankly, without superstition. To this day, 99 per cent of British wage-earners would be genuinely shocked if it were proposed that the King should not have In Praise of Philosophy and Other Essays book larger income than a working man.

At last the feminists decided that they would have both, since the pioneers among them believed all that the men had told them about the desirability of virtue, but not what they had told them about the worthlessness of political power.

Modern technique has made it possible to diminish enormously the amount of labor required to secure the necessaries of life for everyone.

But although my conscience has controlled my actions, my opinions have undergone a revolution. Richard Nordquist Updated June 30, Noted mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell tried to apply the clarity he admired in mathematical reasoning to the solution of problems in other fields, in particular ethics and politics.

No wonder the result has been disastrous. Can anything more insane be imagined? As certainly as a bridge leads out of the mysterious castle of the musician into the free land of the metaphors—and the lyric poet steps across it—as certainly is it impossible to go the contrary way, although some are said to exist who fancy they have done so.

Fully annotated, the Bibliography is textually oriented and will guide the scholar, collector and general reader to the authoritative editions of Russell's works. He was the most prominent figure in the Autonomia movement in Italy in the s, and he has participated several times in the Global Social Forum.

But without a considerable amount of leisure a man is cut off from many of the best things. There are enough resources in this country to go around, except that those resources have been hoarded by those in the highest echelons.

In so far, however, as music makes the listener forget the drama, it is not yet "dramatic" music: but what kind of music is that which is not allowed to exercise any Dionysean power over the listener? And as an upper-cruster, he believes that everyone should be guaranteed a certain level of income regardless of what they accomplish.

What people who say such things forget is that what a man earns he usually spends, and in spending he gives employment.

With regard however to the origin of music, I have already explained that that can never lie in the Will, but must rather rest in the lap of that force, which under the form of the "Will" creates out of itself a visionary world: the origin of music lies beyond all individuation, a proposition, which after our discussion on the Dionysean self-evident.

It is obvious that, in primitive communities, peasants, left to themselves, would not have parted with the slender surplus upon which the warriors and priests subsisted, but would have either produced less or consumed more. But all the work that goes to producing a cinema is respectable, because it is work, and because it brings a money profit.In Praise of Philosophy Mister Provost, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen: The man who witnesses his own research, that is to say his own inner disorder.

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