Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero by James Romm

By James Romm

From acclaimed classical historian, writer of Ghost at the Throne (“Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born author and the erudition of a student” —Daniel  Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark Arrian:The crusade of Alexander (“Thrilling” —The manhattan occasions publication Review), a  high-stakes drama packed with homicide, insanity, tyranny, perversion, with the sweep of background at the grand scale.

on the middle, the tumultuous lifetime of Seneca, historical Rome’s preeminent author and thinker, starting with banishment in his fifties and next appointment as show to twelve-year-old Nero, destiny emperor of Rome. Controlling them either, Nero’s mom, Julia Agrippina the more youthful, Roman empress, great-granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece and fourth spouse of Emperor Claudius.

           
James Romm seamlessly weaves jointly the lifestyles and written phrases, the ethical struggles, political intrigue, and bloody vengeance that enmeshed Seneca the more youthful within the twisted imperial family members and the perverse, paranoid regime of Emperor Nero, despot and madman.

Romm writes that Seneca watched over Nero as instructor, ethical consultant, and surrogate father, and, at seventeen, whilst Nero all of sudden ascended to turn into emperor of Rome, Seneca, a guy by no means avid for political strength grew to become, with Nero, the ruler of the Roman Empire. We see how Seneca was once in a position to keep an eye on his younger pupil, how, less than Seneca’s impact, Nero governed with intelligence and moderation, banned capital punishment, decreased taxes, gave slaves the fitting to dossier court cases opposed to their vendors, pardoned prisoners arrested for sedition. yet with time, as Nero grew useless and disappointed, Seneca was once not able to carry sway over the emperor, and among Nero’s mom, Agrippina—thought to have poisoned her moment husband, and her 3rd, who was once her uncle (Claudius), and rumored to have entered into an incestuous courting together with her son—and Nero’s father, defined via Suetonius as a assassin and cheat charged with treason, adultery, and incest, how lengthy may well the younger Nero were contained?
           
Dying each Day is a portrait of Seneca’s ethical fight in the middle of insanity and extra. In his treatises, Seneca preached a rigorous moral creed, exalting heroes who defied threat to do what was once correct or embody a noble loss of life. As Nero’s adviser, Seneca was once awarded with a extra complicated set of selections, because the basically guy in a position to summoning the higher point of Nero’s nature, but, last at Nero’s part and colluding within the evil regime he created.

Dying each Day is the 1st booklet to inform the compelling and nightmarish tale of the philosopher-poet who was once nearly a king, tied to a tyrant—as Seneca, the paragon of cause, watched his pupil spiral into insanity and whose descent observed 5 family members murders, the hearth of Rome, and a savage purge that destroyed the very best minds of the Senate’s golden age.

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On the Boundary: A Life Remembered by Fred Dallmayr

By Fred Dallmayr

The e-book documents the author’s own and highbrow maturation over a interval of 9 a long time. This maturation was once by no means simply self-propelled, yet continually happened in line with teachings and reviews. located as a “being-in-the-world”, the author’s reports succeed in from international struggle II through the chilly struggle to fresh “terror wars.” Intellectually, he participated in and reacted to a few significant views: from phenomenology, existentialism, and important idea to hermeneutics, postmodernism, and post-secularism. Exchanges with multiples interlocutors helped to form his detailed outlook or profile; which privileges self-other contacts over the ego, discussion over monologue, and dialogical cosmopolitanism over chauvinistic strength politics. Implicit during this rising profile is a choice for potentiality over reality and of relationality over static identification. Shunning doctrinal formulation or accomplished “systems”, the author’s lifestyles hence is proven to be easily a trip, an event to what comes, an itinerary (mentis in Deum).

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Dream Notes by Theodor W. Adorno

By Theodor W. Adorno

"Dreams are as black as death."
—Theodor W. Adorno

Adorno was once serious about his desires and wrote them down all through his existence. He envisaged publishing a set of them even though within the occasion not more than a number of seemed in his lifetime.

Dream Notes deals a range of Adornos writings on desires that span the final twenty-five years of his existence. Readers of Adorno who're familiar with high-powered reflections on philosophy, track and tradition may perhaps locate them disconcerting: they supply an amazingly frank and uninhibited account of his internal wants, guilt emotions and anxieties. Brothel scenes, torture and executions determine prominently. they're provided straightforwardly, at face price. No try out is made to interpret them, to narrate them to the occasions of his existence, to psychoanalyse them, or to set up any connections with the significant issues of his philosophy.

Are they fiction, autobiography or an try to catch a pre-rational, quasi-mythic kingdom of cognizance? No transparent solution will be given. Taken jointly they supply a hugely constant photo of a measurement of expertise that's usually missed, person who rounds out and deepens our wisdom of Adorno whereas holding anything of the enigmatic caliber that energized his personal thought.

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Foucault sa pensée, sa personne (Bibliothèque Idées) (French by Paul Veyne

By Paul Veyne

Ami de Michel Foucault pendant plus de trente ans, Paul Veyne livre ici un portait amical et intime de l'homme et de sa pensée. On découvre un Foucault aux antipodes du penseur gauchiste et structuraliste souvent décrit : loin de partager les vastes espérances de Mai sixty eight, il ne croyait pas à une politique révolutionnaire, comme y croyait un Sartre, et s'est conduit en réformiste qui entreprenait de corriger sur des issues précis le monde social comme il va.
Ce portrait philosophico-politique sans complaisance révèle un Foucault inattendu, un philosophe sceptique, un empiriste qu'il faut rapprocher de Montaigne. Comme nous le dit Paul Veyne : « Les fausses généralités et les discours varient à travers le temps ; mais, à chaque époque, ils passent pour vrais. Si bien que los angeles vérité se réduit à dire vrai, à parler conformément à ce qu'on admet être vrai et qui fera sourire un siècle plus tard. L'originalité de los angeles recherche de Michel Foucault est de travailler sur los angeles vérité dans le temps. »

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Vida y obra de Ramón Llull. Filosofía y mística (Breviarios) by Joaquín Xirau,Fondo de Cultura Economica

By Joaquín Xirau,Fondo de Cultura Economica

Filósofo, poeta y teólogo nacido en Palma de Mallorca probablemente en 1233, Ramón Llull se consagró a los angeles vida religiosa inspirado por l. a. misión de convertir infieles. Su actividad misionera y sus esfuerzos educativos se vieron reflejados en numerosos escritos que tuvieron una amplia difusión en su época y alcanzaron un lugar de honor en los angeles historia de l. a. literatura medieval española. los angeles presente obra recoge aquellas de sus principles que han influido con mayor fuerza en l. a. evolución del pensamiento universal.

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A Companion to Friedrich Nietzsche: Life and Works (Studies by Paul Bishop

By Paul Bishop

Nietzsche looms over smooth literature and suggestion; in line with Gottfried Benn, "everything my iteration mentioned, suggestion via innerly; you can actually say: suffered; or you will even say: took to the purpose of exhaustion -- it all had already been stated . . . by way of Nietzsche; all of the leisure was once simply exegesis." Nietzsche's impact on highbrow existence this day is arguably as nice; witness a number of the societies, journals, and internet sites and the regular flow of papers, collections, and monographs. This Companion deals new essays from the simplest Nietzsche students, emphasizing the interrelatedness of his lifestyles and concept, eschewing a superficial biographical process yet taking heavily his declare that groovy philosophy is "the self-confession of its writer and one of those unintentional and unremarked memoir."
each one essay examines a tremendous paintings by means of Nietzsche; jointly, they provide a complicated advent for college students of German stories, philosophy, and comparative literature in addition asfor the lay reader. Re-establishing the hyperlinks among Nietzsche's philosophical texts and their biographical historical past, the quantity indicators Nietzsche students and highbrow historians to the inner improvement of his concept and the cultured building of his id as a philosopher.

individuals: Ruth Abbey, Keith Ansell-Pearson, Rebecca Bamford, Paul Bishop, Thomas H. Brobjer, Daniel W. Conway, Adrian Del Caro, Carol Diethe, Michael Allen Gillespie and Keegan F. Callanan, Laurence Lampert, Duncan huge, Martin Liebscher, Martine Prange, Alan D. Schrift.

Paul Bishop is William Jacks Chair of contemporary Languages on the college of Glasgow.

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Kierkegaard: A Biography by Alastair Hannay

By Alastair Hannay

Written by means of one of many world's preeminent gurus on Kierkegaard, this 2001 biography was once the 1st to bare the fragile imbrication of Kierkegaard's existence and proposal. to know the significance and effect of Kierkegaard's inspiration a ways past his local Denmark, it can be crucial to track the various components that led this talented yet (according to his headmaster) 'exceedingly infantile formative years' to grapple with conventional philosophical difficulties and non secular issues in a fashion that later generations could realize as amounting to a philosophical revolution. This publication bargains a robust narrative account on the way to be of specific curiosity to philosophers, literary theorists, highbrow historians, and students of spiritual reports in addition to any non-specialist searching for an authoritative consultant to the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of the main unique and engaging figures in Western philosophy.

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Philosophers Behaving Badly by Nigel Rodgers,Mel Thompson

By Nigel Rodgers,Mel Thompson

these looking in philosophy a advisor for the confused might be warned. whereas philosophy can enlighten, it might additionally deceive and delude. As Descartes saw, 'The maximum souls are able to the best vices in addition to the best virtues.' This ebook explores the perils of philosophy. It indicates that philosophers' personal behaviour, occasionally undesirable, occasionally unhappy, sometimes downright mad, is seldom completely unconnected with their considering. Philosophers Behaving Badly examines the lives of 8 nice philosophers: Rousseau, whose perspectives on schooling and the social order look interestingly at odds together with his personal outrageous lifestyles; Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, giants of the 19th century whose phrases appear ever extra proper this present day; and 5 immensely influential philosophers of the 20 th century: Russell, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Sartre and Foucault. All of that allows you to exhibit that the lifetime of cause doesn't unavoidably bring about an affordable life.

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Political Writings (Dreiser Edition) by Theodore Dreiser,Jude Davies

By Theodore Dreiser,Jude Davies

Theodore Dreiser staked his recognition on fearless expression in his fiction, yet he by no means used to be extra outspoken than whilst writing approximately American politics, which he did prolifically. even supposing he's remembered essentially as a novelist, the vast majority of his twenty-seven books have been nonfiction treatises.

 

To Dreiser, every little thing used to be political. His experience for the hype and hypocrisies of politics took form in reasoned yet emphatic ruminations in his fiction and nonfiction at the hopes and disappointments of democracy, the enticements of nationalism and communism, the danger and trumpets of conflict, and the position of writers in resisting and advancing political ideas.

 

Spanning a interval of yankee historical past from the innovative period to the arrival of the chilly battle, this beneficiant quantity collects Dreiser's most vital political writings from his journalism, broadsides, speeches, inner most papers, and lengthy out-of-print nonfiction books. relating the good melancholy, the hot Deal, and either international Wars in addition to Soviet Russia and the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, those writings exemplify Dreiser's candor and his penchant for championing the defenseless and railing opposed to corruption.

 

Positing Dreiser as a necessary public highbrow who addressed crucial problems with the 1st half the 20th century, those writings additionally navigate historic terrain with prescient observations on subject matters corresponding to faith, civil rights, nationwide accountability, person ethics, worldwide kinfolk, and censorship that stay relatively proper to a modern viewers. Editor Jude Davies offers ancient commentaries that body those decisions within the context of his different writings, rather his novels.

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Der Prediger: Meinen wahren Namen kann ich nicht nennen ... by anonym

By anonym

DER PREDIGER darf seinen Namen nicht nennen, sonst ist seine Familie erledigt. Kaum einer kennt seine wahre Identität. Denn er hat gemordet - und heute ist er evangelischer Seelsorger. Seine erste Frau stieß er von einer Klippe. guy schnappt ihn, er wird zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt, 17 Jahre sitzt er im Knast. Hinter Gittern findet er zu Gott, will Theologie studieren und Pastor werden. Die Kirchenleitung ist zunächst strikt dagegen. Aber er wird tatsächlich Seelsorger - obwohl seine eigene Seele im Innersten tief verletzt ist. Ganz frei ist er nie geworden.

Millionen sahen den ARD-Fernsehfilm "Der Prediger", in dem ein Teil dieser Geschichte erzählt wird. Dies ist kein "Buch zum Film", sondern es greift tiefer. Der Leser erfährt die ganze Wahrheit von der Kindheit bis zum Heute: über eine Suche nach Glück, Verrat, verlorene Liebe, Gewaltfantasien - bis hin zum Mord.

Und das Buch wirft Fragen auf:
Wie kann guy mit einer solchen Schuld leben?
Hat so jemand eine zweite likelihood verdient?

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