- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 512 KB
- Print Length: 169 pages
- Publisher: Geoffrey Klempner; 1 edition (24 July 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01J0L19KE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #694,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Philosophizer Kindle Edition
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Here is philosophy with a difference. At the heart of Klempner’s amazing book is the problem of problems: What is it to be? Parmenides some twenty-six centuries ago summed up all we can say about Reality in the little word esti, it is. Klempner formulates the problem in the quaintly sounding “What is is?” Here then we have the gist of all metaphysics. But rather than a cold, parched sequence of deductive arguments we find ourselves regaled with live, throbbing confrontations with the puzzles of being in contemplations, thought experiments, and reminiscences. I pick up a few of the chapter headings to indicate how variegated the approach is, how rich the fare. “I exist therefore what?”, “The dark side of life”, “Return of the evil demon”, “Photography as metaphysics” (which I particularly found inspiring), “Herr Doktor Faust”, etc., etc. The reader is not faced with finished doctrines or theories but is constantly challenged to wonder and to puzzle, which is the best a philosophy book can do.
D. R. Khashaba
I think that's how I can honestly best describe it, it was a journey for me. At times I was a bit lost in it all, like the example of the Maze that is given in the book, I was in my own maze throughout parts, trying to gather, "what does he mean by this?" or "why did he write this?". But at the end of it, all I thought was, "what a captivating read that was". Highly recommended!