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The Temptation to Exist by E. M. Cioran

Title The Temptation to Exist
Author E. M. Cioran
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2013-02-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 999
ISBN 1628724951
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of eleven essays originally appeared in France thirty years ago and created a literary whirlwind on the Left Bank. Cioran writes incisively about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, mystics, apostles, and philosophers. The Temptation to Exist first introduced this brilliant European thinker twenty years ago to American readers, in a superb translation by Richard Howard. This literary mystique around Cioran continues to grow, and The Temptation to Exist has become an underground classic. In this work Cioran writes about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, about mystics, apostles, philosophers. For those to whom the very word philosophy brings visions of arduous reading, be assured: Cioran is crystal-clear, his style quotable and aphoristic. “A sort of final philosopher of the Western world. His statements have the compression of poetry and the audacity of cosmic clowning”—The Washington Post

The Temptation To Exist by Emile M. Cioran

Title The Temptation To Exist
Author Emile M. Cioran
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release 2011
Category Civilization, Western
Total Pages
ISBN 9781611455533
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of eleven essays originally appeared in France thirty years ago and created a literary whirlwind on the Left Bank. Cioran writes incisively about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, mystics, apostles, and philosophers.

The Temptation to Exist by Ron McBurnie

Title The Temptation to Exist
Author Ron McBurnie
Publisher
Release 1993
Category Artists' books
Total Pages 1
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Temptation to Exist
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Release 2011
Category Art, South African
Total Pages 36
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Conrad Botes by Conrad Botes

Title Conrad Botes
Author Conrad Botes
Publisher
Release 2011
Category Art, Modern
Total Pages 34
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Title Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth Century Philosophers
Author Stuart Brown
Publisher Routledge
Release 2012-09-10
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 968
ISBN 1134927967
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Biographical Dictionary provides detailed accounts of the lives, works, influence and reception of thinkers from all the major philosophical schools and traditions of the twentieth-century. This unique volume covers the lives and careers of thinkers from all areas of philosophy - from analytic philosophy to Zen and from formal logic to aesthetics. All the major figures of philosophy, such as Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Russell are examined and analysed. The scope of the work is not merely restricted to the major figures in western philosophy but also covers in depth a significant number of thinkers from the near and far east and from the non-European Hispanic-language communities. The Biographical Dictionary also includes a number of general entries dealing with important schools of philosophy, such as the Vienna Circle, or currents of thought, such as vitalism. These allow the reader to set the individual biographies in the context of the philosophical history of the period. With entries written by over 100 leading philosophy scholars, the Biographical Dictionary is the most comprehensive survey of twentieth-century thinkers to date. Structure The book is structured alphabetically by philosopher. Each entry is identically structured for ease of access and covers: * nationality * dates and places of birth and death * philosophical style or school * areas of interest * higher education * significant influences * main appointments * main publications * secondary literature * account of intellectual development and main ideas * critical reception and impact At the end of the book a glossary gives accounts of the schools, movements and traditions to which these philosophers belonged, and thorough indexes enable the reader to access the information in several ways: * by nationality * by major areas of contribution to philosophy e.g. aesthetics * by major influences on the thinker concerned e.g. Plato, Kant, Wittgenstein

Susan Sontag by Leland Poague

Title Susan Sontag
Author Leland Poague
Publisher Routledge
Release 2003-09-02
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 672
ISBN 1135575355
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliographycatalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched by Sontag's writings are few and far between. This volume is an exhaustive collection that includes her novels, essays, reviews, films and interviews. Each entry is accompanied by an annotated bibliography.

Title The Dying Body as a Lived Experience
Author Alan Blum
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 2016-10-04
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 214
ISBN 1317223845
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The anxiety over death persists in everyday life- though often denied or repressed- lingering as an unconscious worry or intuition that typically seems to compromise one’s feelings of well-being and experience in a range of areas; coming out often as malaise, depression, and anger in much conduct. If one accepts the cliché that life is preparation for death, we must accept that the lived experience of the dying body is not highlighted merely in obvious cases of deterioration such as in the ageing or diseased body, but in everyday life as a normal phenomenon. This book proposes that sensitivity to this dimension can empower us to develop creative relationships to the vulnerability of others and to ourselves as well. Part One lays the groundwork for a study of the ways the aura and fear of death recurs as a constant premonition in life and how people try to deal with this uneasiness. Part Two then goes on to apply this focus to particular concerns and problems such as dementia, depression, aging, retirement, and a range of anxieties, frustrations and aggressions. The Dying Body as Lived Experience will be of interest to a wide interdisciplinary audience in the health sciences, in the sociology of health and illness, philosophy, bioethics and in the expanding field of medical humanities.

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