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" essaysâand addresses Marxism in a "fifteen-minute" piece.
"Who hasn't wished for a painless way to find out what the big shots of philosophyâHegel and Kant, Nietzsche and Sartreâthought 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."âDavid Lehman, Bloomberg News
"A must for every reader of Gombrowicz."âDenis Hollier, New York University