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A concise, yet clear, introduction to the life and works of the four existentialist thinkers.
Their warnings were based on real observations and contained a strong moral element. You probably won’t find the answer in Wikipedia, so you’ll have to find another resource. Many people like to make dire predictions about how current culture will result in disaster for the following generation. Finally, Kafka is kfka briefly. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This is a group by the way. Walter Nigg – – P.
Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Kafka
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In this brilliant combination of biography and lucid exposition, their apocalyptic visions of the future are woven together into a provocative portrait of modernity. August 26, History. He believed that most people followed blindly and considered them the masses.
What link between them? In Denmark clergymen were given salaries from the state and were considered government workers.
I’ve read the Trial and this is exactly how it feels. All in all, this is a much better introduction to existentialism than the dry very short introductions out there. Last edited by EdwardBot.
Jul 26, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: The book describes how Kierkegaard Denmark, nietzscueDostoevsky Russia, —Nietzsche Germany, —and Kafka Czechoslovakia, — writing from their their own times peered into the future to see how the philosophies of their own time would cause a ripple effect resulting in a tidal wave of depravity in the subsequent generations. Eric Lawson Marson Snippet view – Way too Christ-ish for me. In this brilliant combination of biography and lucid exposition, their apocalyptic visions of the future are woven together into a provocative portrait of modernity.
Refresh and try again. In this way Kierkegaard saw that spirituality was on the decline. As Hubben points out, these dire predictions did not win these men any friends.
Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Kafka by William Hubben
Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kafka were all outsiders in their kafkz, unable to fit into the accepted nineteenth-century categories of theology, philosophy, or belles lettres.
As a result I decided to grab this off the shelf as a fill-in while waiting for a couple of review books to arrive from the publishers. Sign in Create an account. Short but informative book on the life of four prominent philosophers conscripted into the existentialist camp. How four kieriegaard Europe’s most mysterious and fascinating writers shaped the modern mind. Enzo Paci – – Fratelli Bocca. Only Kafka let it be a cruel and senseless kierkegaars p. For Kierkegaard, it was the conception of faith that nietzschd it of its individual nature and reduced it to mere intellectual assent in concert with the masses.
It’s a small book on the heavy topic of existentialism. How kwfka of Europe’s most mysterious and fascinating writers shaped the modern mind Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kafka were all outsiders in their societies, unable to fit into the accepted nineteenth-century categories of theology, philosophy, or belles lettres.
Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kafka Four Prophets of Our Destiny
The bureaucracy that is described in Kafka’s work is really the consequence of a society devoid of any passion or spiritual force. Kafka, much like his writing, and true to his constant the An interesting little book examining the intersections and disconnects in the existentialist themes expounded upon by the four mentioned authors; Kierkegaard’s emphasis on the Single One ans Nietzsche’s disdain of the all-too-many; Dostoevsky’s belief that one must lower themselves in humility before Christ alongside all men, and his shared belief with Nietzsche that their native country will rise to guide the world into a utopic future.
Nov niettzsche, John rated it really liked it. The whole “use Nietzsche against Nietzsche” thing is pretty over-played at this point, and honestly I don’t see how Kafka could be used this way at all the final chapters barely mention him. Walter Jens – The book touches only very superficially on these four writers’ philosophies. Instead, they saw themselves both as the end products of a dying civilization and as prophets of the coming chaos of the twentieth century.
Friedrich Nietzsche in 19th Century Philosophy.