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A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)

A GUIDE TO PHILOSOPHY IN SIX HOURS AND FIFTEEN MINUTES (THE MARGELLOS WORLD REPUBLIC OF LETTERS)

by: Witold Gombrowicz
Format: Paperback

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In a small literary gem full of sardonic wit, brilliant insights, and provocative criticism 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 wished for a painless way to find out what the big shots of philosophy—Hegel and Kant, Nietzsche and Sartre—thought of the human condition? It has never been easy reading such formidable thinkers, and most explainers and textbooks either get it wrong or massacre the language. So imagine my pleasure in opening Witold Gombrowicz's Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes, an exceptional effort at summarizing concepts in bold, declarative sentences. . . . [This book] is like the course in philosophy you wish you had taken."—David Lehman, Bloomberg News

"A must for every reader of Gombrowicz."—Denis Hollier, New York University

Details

Product Code: 9780300181685
ISBN: 030018168X
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2012-04-24
Number of Pages: 120 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Translation
Dimension: 4.88 x 0.31 x 7.52 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds