Essays and Aphorisms

Essays and Aphorisms

This innovative - and pessimistic - view has proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art, directly affecting the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Wagner among others.

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141921754

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (1788-1860) believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. This selection of his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga and Paralipomena, which he published in 1851. These pieces depict humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. This innovative - and pessimistic - view has proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art, directly affecting the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Wagner among others.
Categories: Philosophy

Reflections

Reflections

“This book is just that: reflections of a highly polished mind that uncannily approximate the century’s fragments of shattered traditions.” — Time A companion volume to Illuminations, the first collection of Walter Benjamin’s ...

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547711164

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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“This book is just that: reflections of a highly polished mind that uncannily approximate the century’s fragments of shattered traditions.” — Time A companion volume to Illuminations, the first collection of Walter Benjamin’s writings, Reflections presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, reminisces about Berlin in the 1920s, recalls conversations with Bertolt Brecht, and provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin. Benjamin moves seamlessly from literary criticism to autobiography to philosophical-theological speculations, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest and most versatile writers of the twentieth century.
Categories: Philosophy

On Love Psychological Exercises

On Love Psychological Exercises

Contains two great works by Orage that are invaluable resources for students on the path of self-development. Students of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky will enjoy this special collection.

Author: A. R. Orage

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578631009

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 121

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Contains two great works by Orage that are invaluable resources for students on the path of self-development. Students of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky will enjoy this special collection. On Love includes "Talks with Katherine Mansfield at Fontainebleau" and aphorisms given to Orage's pupils who were taught Gurdjieff's methods and system from 1924 to 1930. Psychological Exercises presents over 200 exercises to increase the flexibility and scope of the mind.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Encyclopedia of the Essay

Encyclopedia of the Essay

But the resulting relationship between writer and reader is neither direct nor conversational, thus differing from that created by the essay. e aphorism's meaning is not immediately obvious; indeed o en at first glance it is ...

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135314101

Category: Reference

Page: 1024

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This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies
Categories: Reference

The Complete Essays Lectures Letters of S T Coleridge Illustrated

The Complete Essays  Lectures   Letters of S  T  Coleridge  Illustrated

PRELIMINARY ESSAY. AIDS TO REFLECTION. REFLECTIONS, INTRODUCTORY TO MORAL AND RELIGIOUS APHORISMS. ON SENSIBILITY. PRUDENTIAL APHORISMS. MORAL AND RELIGIOUS APHORISMS. ELEMENTS OF RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY, PRELIMINARY TO THE APHORISMS ON ...

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027230129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 3123

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence on Emerson, and American transcendentalism. Coleridge is one of the most important figures in English poetry. His poems directly and deeply influenced all the major poets of the age. He was known by his contemporaries as a meticulous craftsman who was more rigorous in his careful reworking of his poems than any other poet, and Southey and Wordsworth were dependent on his professional advice. Table of Contents: Introduction: The Spirit of the Age: Mr. Coleridge by William Hazlitt A Day With Samuel Taylor Coleridge by May Byron The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by James Gillman Literary Essays, Lectures and Memoirs: BIOGRAPHIA LITERARIA ANIMA POETAE SHAKSPEARE, WITH INTRODUCTORY MATTER ON POETRY, THE DRAMA AND THE STAGE AIDS TO REFLECTION CONFESSIONS OF AN INQUIRING SPIRIT AND MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS FROM "THE FRIEND" HINTS TOWARDS THE FORMATION OF A MORE COMPREHENSIVE THEORY OF LIFE OMNIANA. 1812 A COURSE OF LECTURES LITERARY NOTES SPECIMENS OF THE TABLE TALK OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE LITERARY REMAINS OF S.T. COLERIDGE Complete Letters LETTERS OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE BIBLIOGRAPHIA EPISTOLARIS
Categories: Literary Criticism

The View of Life

The View of Life

Presented alongside these seminal essays are aphoristic fragments from Simmel’s last journal, providing a beguiling look into the mind of one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers.

Author: Georg Simmel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226273303

Category: Philosophy

Page: 237

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Published in 1918, The View of Life is Georg Simmel’s final work. Famously deemed “the brightest man in Europe” by George Santayana, Simmel addressed diverse topics across his essayistic writings, which influenced scholars in aesthetics, epistemology, and sociology. Nevertheless, certain core issues emerged over the course of his career—the genesis, structure, and transcendence of social and cultural forms, and the nature and conditions of authentic individuality, including the role of mindfulness regarding mortality. Composed not long before his death, The View of Life was, Simmel wrote, his “testament,” a capstone work of profound metaphysical inquiry intended to formulate his conception of life in its entirety. Now Anglophone readers can at last read in full the work that shaped the argument of Heidegger’s Being and Time and whose extraordinary impact on European intellectual life between the wars was extolled by Jürgen Habermas. Presented alongside these seminal essays are aphoristic fragments from Simmel’s last journal, providing a beguiling look into the mind of one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers.
Categories: Philosophy

The Complete Prose Works Literary Essays Lectures and Letters Unabridged Illustrated Edition

The Complete Prose Works  Literary Essays  Lectures and Letters  Unabridged Illustrated Edition

PRELIMINARY ESSAY. AIDS TO REFLECTION. REFLECTIONS, INTRODUCTORY TO MORAL AND RELIGIOUS APHORISMS. ON SENSIBILITY. PRUDENTIAL APHORISMS. MORAL AND RELIGIOUS APHORISMS. ELEMENTS OF RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY, PRELIMINARY TO THE APHORISMS ON ...

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026839835

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 3123

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence on Emerson, and American transcendentalism. Coleridge is one of the most important figures in English poetry. His poems directly and deeply influenced all the major poets of the age. He was known by his contemporaries as a meticulous craftsman who was more rigorous in his careful reworking of his poems than any other poet, and Southey and Wordsworth were dependent on his professional advice.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Complete Works Poetry Plays Literary Essays Lectures Autobiography and Letters Classic Illustrated Edition

The Complete Works  Poetry  Plays  Literary Essays  Lectures  Autobiography and Letters  Classic Illustrated Edition

PRELIMINARY ESSAY. AIDS TO REFLECTION. REFLECTIONS, INTRODUCTORY TO MORAL AND RELIGIOUS APHORISMS. ON SENSIBILITY. PRUDENTIAL APHORISMS. MORAL AND RELIGIOUS APHORISMS. ELEMENTS OF RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY, PRELIMINARY TO THE APHORISMS ON ...

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026839804

Category: Poetry

Page: 3850

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This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. Content: Introduction: The Spirit of the Age: Mr. Coleridge by William Hazlitt A Day With Samuel Taylor Coleridge by May Byron The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by James Gillman Poetry: Notable Works: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment Christabel France: An Ode LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH A FEW OTHER POEMS (1798) LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH OTHER POEMS (1800) THE CONVERSATION POEMS The Complete Poems in Chronological Order Plays: OSORIO REMORSE THE FALL OF ROBESPIERRE ZAPOLYA: A CHRISTMAS TALE IN TWO PARTS THE PICCOLOMINI THE DEATH OF WALLENSTEIN Literary Essays, Lectures and Memoirs: BIOGRAPHIA LITERARIA ANIMA POETAE SHAKSPEARE, WITH INTRODUCTORY MATTER ON POETRY, THE DRAMA AND THE STAGE AIDS TO REFLECTION CONFESSIONS OF AN INQUIRING SPIRIT AND MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS FROM "THE FRIEND” HINTS TOWARDS THE FORMATION OF A MORE COMPREHENSIVE THEORY OF LIFE OMNIANA. 1812 A COURSE OF LECTURES LITERARY NOTES SPECIMENS OF THE TABLE TALK OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE LITERARY REMAINS OF S.T. COLERIDGE Complete Letters: LETTERS OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE BIBLIOGRAPHIA EPISTOLARIS
Categories: Poetry

The Essay At the Limits

The Essay At the Limits

one is to begin to understand the essay more adequately, and the first step to this understanding is observing the aphorism's behaviour in essays. While, as was argued above, the aphorism is a bounded form, eminently extractable from ...

Author: Mario Aquilina

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350134508

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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In the hands of such writers as Rebecca Solnit, Claudia Rankine, David Shields, Zadie Smith and many others, the essay has re-emerged as a powerful literary form for tackling a fractious 21st-century culture. The Essay at the Limits brings together leading scholars to explore the theory, the poetics and the future of the form. The book links the formal innovations and new voices that have emerged in the 21st-century essay to the history and theory of the essay. In so doing, it surveys the essay from its origins to its relation to contemporary cultural forms, from the novel to poetry, film to music, and from political articles to intimate lyrical expressions. The book examines work by writers such as: Theodor W. Adorno, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Francis Bacon, James Baldwin, Roland Barthes, Maurice Blanchot, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Annie Dillard, Brian Dillon, Jean Genet, William Hazlitt, Samuel Johnson, Karl Ove Knaussgaard, Ben Lerner, Audre Lorde, Oscar Wilde, Michel de Montaigne, Zadie Smith, Rebecca Solnit, Wallace Stevens, Eliot Weinberger and Virginia Woolf.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Catalogue of the Mercantile Library in New York

Catalogue of the Mercantile Library in New York

Essays and Literary Mis- Hunt , L. The Seer . cellanies . and others . The Reflector . ... Essays . Miscellanies . La Bruyere , J. de . Les Caracteres . Bulwer , E. L. Miscellanies . Lamb , C. Works . ... Book of Aphorisms .

Author: Mercantile Library Association of the City of New-York

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023478814

Category:

Page: 300

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The Truth in Hell and Other Essays on Politics and Culture 1935 1987

The Truth in Hell and Other Essays on Politics and Culture  1935 1987

It carries poems by Matthias Claudius ( all papers publish poetry , old aphorisms , essays , etc. , in every issue ! ) , and an article by Alfred Weber titled , Orientierung und Aufgabe ( “ Orientation and Task ” ) in which you read ...

Author: Hans Speier

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195363210

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

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Long known as a pioneer in the sociological study of communications and of the middle class, and as a prominent member of the New School's "University in Exile," Hans Speier here presents a humanist view of the darker side of contemporary civilization and offers insights into the nature of social order and the role of uncommon people in it: the Hero, the Fool, and the political philosopher. After an autobiographical discussion of the evolution of his works, this collection of seminal essays that span his whole career surveys five areas of thought: social theory, war and militarism, public opinion and propaganda, the history of literature, and "the present and the future." Reflecting the range of his intellectual concerns and his experience as a refugee from Nazi Germany, his writings examine honor and social structure, hero worship, militarism in the eighteenth century, psychological warfare, and Shakespeare's The Tempest, among other topics.
Categories: Social Science

Brevia

Brevia

Author: Sir Arthur Helps

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024106460

Category: Aphorisms and apothegms

Page: 208

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Categories: Aphorisms and apothegms

Essays and Aphorisms 1892

Essays and Aphorisms  1892

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

Author: E. A. Helps

Publisher:

ISBN: 143665145X

Category:

Page: 338

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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The Essays Or Counsels Civil and Moral

The Essays Or Counsels  Civil and Moral

The Advancement of Learning contains several important discussions of the aphorism , showing Bacon's constant awareness of the need to find the most suitable vehicle for the communication of knowledge . 16 The 1597 Essays are Bacon's ...

Author: Francis Bacon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192838024

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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'their excellence and their value consisted in being the observations of a strong mind operating upon life; and in consequence you find what you seldom find in other books.' Samuel Johnson Celebrated today as a writer and scientist, Francis Bacon was for the most part of his life occupied with the law and public affairs at a high level. Although personally devastating, his fall from public office in 1621 nonetheless served to liberate him for his own work and the last five years ofhis life saw an enormous output in the most varied fields. It is to this period that we owe the last and most popular work published in his lifetime, the Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral (1625) Focusing on the ethical, political and historical constraints and influences on human behaviour andfollowing principles laid down by rhetorical theory, Bacon sought to systematize his observations on such diverse topics as beauty, deformity, fortune, adversity, ambition, friendship, truth, marriage, atheism and superstition. Persuasive and diagnostic, his Essays are valued for many reasons, notleast their combination of a dispassionate observation of human life with powerfully expressed moral judgements. This edition is based on the Oxford Authors series complete with notes on Bacon's rich vocabulary and substantial annotation.
Categories: Philosophy

The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction

The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction

In Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings, ed. Peter Demetz. Translated by Edmund Jephcott, 220–38. New York: Schocken, 1986. First published in 1934. ——. “Naples.” In Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical ...

Author: Nora M. Alter

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231545983

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

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Nora M. Alter reveals the essay film to be a hybrid genre that fuses the categories of feature, art, and documentary film. Like its literary predecessor, the essay film draws on a variety of forms and approaches; in the process, it fundamentally alters the shape of cinema. The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction locates the genre’s origins in early silent cinema and follows its transformation with the advent of sound, its legitimation in the postwar period, and its multifaceted development at the turn of the millennium. In addition to exploring the broader history of the essay film, Alter addresses the innovative ways contemporary artists such as Martha Rosler, Isaac Julien, Harun Farocki, John Akomfrah, and Hito Steyerl have taken up the essay film in their work.
Categories: Performing Arts

On Essays

On Essays

In the Advancement of Learning , he recommended aphorisms for scientific writing because they cannot be made but of the pith and heart of sciences : for discourse of illustration is cut off ; recitals of examples are cut off ; discourse ...

Author: Thomas Karshan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191082115

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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Montaigne called it a ramble; Chesterton the joke of literature; and Hume an ambassador between the worlds of learning and of conversation. But what is an essay, and how did it emerge as a literary form? What are the continuities and contradictions across its history, from Montaigne's 1580 Essais through the familiar intimacies of the Romantic essay, and up to more recent essayists such as Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin, and Claudia Rankine? Sometimes called the fourth genre, the essay has been over-shadowed in literary history by fiction, poetry, and drama, and has proved notoriously resistant to definition. On Essays reveals in the essay a pattern of paradox: at once a pedagogical tool and a refusal of the methodical languages of universities and professions; politically engaged but retired and independent; erudite and anti-pedantic; occasional and enduring; intimate and oratorical; allusive and idiosyncratic. Perhaps because it is a form of writing against which literary scholarship has defined itself, there has been surprisingly little work on the tradition of the essay. Neither a comprehensive history nor a student companion, On Essays is a series of seventeen elegantly written essays on authors and aspects in the history of the genre - essays which, taken together, form the most substantial book yet published on the essay in Britain and America.
Categories: Philosophy

Twentieth century Literary Criticism

Twentieth century Literary Criticism

The Case Against the Little White Slaver ( essay ) 1916 Ford Ideals : Being a Selection from " Mr. Ford's Page " ( aphorisms ) 1922 The International Jew ( essays ) 1922 365 of Henry Ford's Sayings ( aphorisms ) ...

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068932782

Category: Literature, Modern

Page:

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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.
Categories: Literature, Modern

Essayists on the Essay

Essayists on the Essay

In the following passage from The Proficience and Advancement of Learning (1605), Bacon offers a detailed rationale for “writing in aphorisms,” as he did in his essays, rather than “in method.” From The Proficience and Advancement of ...

Author: Carl H. Klaus

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609380762

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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The first historically and internationally comprehensive collection of its kind, Essayists on the Essay is a path-breaking work that is nothing less than a richly varied sourcebook for anyone interested in the theory, practice, and art of the essay. This unique work includes a selection of fifty distinctive pieces by American, Canadian, English, European, and South American essayists from Montaigne to the present—many of which have not previously been anthologized or translated—as well as a detailed bibliographical and thematic guide to hundreds of additional works about the essay. From a buoyant introduction that provides a sweeping historical and analytic overview of essayists’ thinking about their genre—a collective poetics of the essay—to the detailed headnotes offering pointed information about both the essayists themselves and the anthologized selections, to the richly detailed bibliographic sections, Essayists on the Essay is essential to anyone who cares about the form. This collection provides teachers, scholars, essayists, and readers with the materials they need to take a fresh look at this important but often overlooked form that has for too long been relegated to the role of service genre—used primarily to write about other more “literary” genres or to teach young people how to write. Here, in a single celebratory volume, are four centuries of commentary and theory reminding us of the essay’s storied history, its international appeal, and its relationship not just with poetry and fiction but also with radio, film, video, and new media.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Essays and Aphorisms on the Higher Man

Essays and Aphorisms on the Higher Man

The writings of Emile Benoit are primarily works of moral, cultural, and religious criticism which attempt to find meaning in a world that seems completely devoid of it, and in a manner which relies on revelatory aphorisms rather than ...

Author: Emile Benoit

Publisher: Emile Benoit

ISBN: 9780578075259

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 238

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The writings of Emile Benoit are primarily works of moral, cultural, and religious criticism which attempt to find meaning in a world that seems completely devoid of it, and in a manner which relies on revelatory aphorisms rather than narrative deduction to make its argument. We all have been searching for meaning in our lives for as long as we have been alive. Yet, philosophy, religion, art, and politics have failed to provide us with answers to our many questions about our own personal existence. They've become, instead, institutions for profit, dogmatism, entertainment, or petty equivocation. Benoit addresses the issues that used to be of utmost importance to scholars and laymen alike: The answer to the question of how we should best live our lives.
Categories: Literary Collections