Jack Wonder

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Honest Doubt: The History Of An Epic Struggle by Richard Holloway
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is about religious and existential doubt. I very much enjoyed the series when it was first broadcast last year on BBC Radio 4. Reading the transcript has allowed me to stop and think, and above all to revel in the state of unknowingness. Gods seem to have been dying almost as soon as they emerged from the twilight of humanity's consciousness; yet their creation was a pivotal event in recognising the Other (as Feuerbach cogently argued). Perhaps an honest doubt is that indispensable Other of faith? As Richard Holloway says: "doubt is coactive with faith - they are two sides of the same coin".

In the hands of great poets and writers (e.g. Tennyson, Keats, Dostoyevsky),… Read more
After Nietzsche: Notes Towards a Philosophy of Ecs&hellip by Dr Jill Marsden
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a beautiful, poetic and thoughtful book. It deals with the ineffable element of Nietzsche's writings, that of Stimmung. From his first book to the last, his philosophising was an attempt to articulate a magical moment of 'bliss born of pain'. He was driven to return to this moment again and again, until one day he crossed the Rubicon and refused to return from the Infinite. Marsden has made a stupendous discovery that Nietzsche must have read Dostoyevsky's The Devils; a fragment from this novel can be found in his unpublished notes (see p.121 of her book). The fragment contains Kirilov's speech describing an unbearable joy of ecstasy; in his case probably related to an epileptic… Read more
The Birth of Tragedy (Dover Thrift Editions) by Friedrich Nietzsche
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Translation cheat!, 14 May 2013
This translation is not by Kaufmann, as advertised. I am looking for a 'particular' translation and hence consider this a cheat.

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