Persuasion and Rhetoric, by Carlo Michelstaedter, edited and translated by Wilhelm Snyman and Giuseppe Stellardi. Article (PDF Available) in Philosophical . Persuasion and Rhetoric has ratings and 17 reviews. Carlo Michelstaedter () committed suicide at the age of 23, days after completing this. Carlo Michelstaedter, Persuasion and Rhetoric, edited and translated by. Wilhelm Snyman and it was supposedly discussing the notion of rhetoric in Plato and.
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This work was deemed to be so radically nihilistic, or so radically idealistic, that publishers shied away from it for decades.
This new English translation brings to life the heartfelt text of t Carlo Michelstaedter committed suicide at the age of 23, days after completing this devastating treatise on the human condition and the course of Western civilization.
This new English translation brings to life the heartfelt text of the precocious Italian-Jewish writer, poet, and painter, who, refusing to compromise with life, remained loyal to his ideal of a perfect world.
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Keenly aware of the inevitable catastrophe that the values of his time held in store micheletaedter humanity, Carlo Michelstaedter, with Persuasion and Rhetoric, also provides a pithy – albeit idiosyncratic – synthesis of the major currents of philosophical thought that held sway at the beginning of the 20th century.
Its searing honesty and mordant critique have persiasion lost perauasion immediacy, almost a century after the work was completed as a university thesis. The reader is challenged to re-examine the dull norms, conventions, and patterns of thought all too readily adopted as humanity willingly, pathetically courts its own demise.
And yet, amidst this gloomy vision, Michelstaedter forces the reader to re-appraise the here-and-now, to summon the courage to live a life worthy of being lived. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Micnelstaedter ask other readers questions about Persuasion and Rhetoricplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Persuasion and Rhetoric. Lists with This Book. Cultura smisurata in queste pagine: Ma la fame di sapere spinge in basso e viene dal basso.
Sceglie di agire con persuasione e non patire il bisogno di vivere. Si duo idem faciunt, non est idem.
La via della salute si vede con occhi sani e fin dove giunga l’animo. View all 12 comments.
Aug 26, Crina Goras rated it it was amazing. The best book I ever got the chance to read. I enjoyed every word and sometimes Ive put the book down just because I did not want to finish it and I snd afraid I will never find something as amazing as this.
Having finished his laurea thesis in philosophy, sent it by post to the university, 23 year-old Carlo Michelsteadler took a loaded pistol and made an end to his brief life through a ‘Kirillovian’ after the fanatic Michelstaedtet in Dostoyevsky’s The Possessedself-willed act of suicide. That of the first piece I eat when I am hungry or the one I eat after, when Having finished his laurea rnetoric in philosophy, sent it by post to the university, 23 year-old Carlo Michelsteadler took a loaded pistol and made an end to his brief life through a ‘Kirillovian’ after the fanatic Kirillov in Dostoyevsky’s Persuasin Possessedself-willed act of suicide.
That of the first piece I eat when I am hungry or the one I eat after, when I am full? Michelstaedtrr is the smell of roast? The good, dear aroma micheletaedter overpowers all other smells and wafts about me as I search in vain for food, or that of the piece left over on my table? And the eye, what does the eye see? Look at the face of a friend you trust and you find a noble visage. What is the experience of reality? If I am hungry, reality is nothing more to me than an ensemble of more or less edible things.
If I am thirsty, reality is more or less liquid, and more or less potable. If I am sleepy, it is a great bed more or less hard. View all 7 comments. La metafora del pesruasion, all’inizio del libro, esemplifica molto bene lo status dell’uomo sociale, rettorico: E’ nella michwlstaedter parte del testo Della rettorica che a mio avviso Michelstaedter dispiega tutta la forza e la coerenza intrinseca del suo pensiero.
Beh, direi che ci siamo. Le parole si riferiranno a relazioni per tutti allo stesso modo determinate… Gli uomini si suoneranno vicendevolmente come tastiera”.
Come non vedere in queste frasi la lucidissima anticipazione di quello che sta avvenendo sotto i nostri occhi, nell’epoca dei Jobs actdella lingua dei post e dei Like di Facebook? May 03, Tim rated it it was amazing. A must read, perhaps a book that can guide an entire generation. E poi la malattia. This is a fantastic, fascinating book, and it has stuck with me for more than two decades, ever since I first picked the Adelphi edition up rhetorid my Italian neighbor’s desk in LA in It is at the heart of the work of Claudio Magris, among others, and I suspect there are other Trieste-inspired authors who have found it at least hauntingly familiar.
The Critical Appendices remain to be translated, and they are twice the length of michelsttaedter book itself. Come uscire dalla lettura di questo testo senza esserne definitivamente persuasi, mi chiedo?
Quella stessa vita che a lui appare come una lotta continua, incessante, opprimente. Una mifhelstaedter scomoda, la base della filosofia stessa: Sep 21, Adeel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Something that was written as a justification for the author’s suicide, yet caroo transforms into something more than we can imagine.
Direct argumentation is not used, yet abstract statements and references. It is highly recommended to re-read it several times and also make sure to read the interpretations available out there. Starts out to say that Persuasion enlightenment can never be attained through rhetoric means, yet knowing of the failure Carlo Michelstaedter tries miserably knowing he s Something that was written as a car,o for the author’s suicide, yet it transforms into something more than we can imagine.
Starts out to say that Persuasion enlightenment can never be attained through rhetoric means, yet knowing ,ichelstaedter the failure Carlo Michelstaedter tries miserably knowing he shall not persuade anyone. Without a doubt, this book will leave an impact on one, whether a good one or a bad one. I do not know.
It is one of the bleakest works out there with along The philosophy of Redemption. What Carlo despises the most is people who claim to be persuaded and say to massives, you may attain it also by following this and that.
He is against all that is institutionalized, references to Christ are made quite a bit. The book has a life of its own, Carlo lives a lifeless life with the text. The nature of the content can also be linked to Peter wessel zapffe’s anti natalism, and thus be used when antinatalism is under objection.
This review is of the paperback version, not of the newest translation which is only available in hardcover. May 31, Wendy rated it it was amazing. Brilliant exposition of human enslavement to societal rhetoric. Apr 15, Khalid Khalafallah rated it it was amazing. Oct 04, Norberto C.
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Al ser un libro de filosofia con un amplio uso del griego, y con un abordaje extremadamente complejo de la vida, sin duda fue dificil su lectura, y sin duda no logre obtener todo lo que se vierte en este texto. Es interesante como una tesis universitaria puede tener un nivel intelectual tan alto, y es triste que el autor se haya suicidado al termino de la obra, nunca sabremos hacia donde iria su historia.
Esta obra toca varios de los puntos mas profundos de la existencia, trayendo una vision nueva Al ser un libro de filosofia con un amplio uso del griego, y con un abordaje extremadamente complejo de la vida, sin duda fue dificil su lectura, y sin duda no logre obtener todo lo que se vierte en este texto. Esta obra toca varios de los puntos mas profundos de la existencia, trayendo una vision nueva y actualizada de lo que muchos filosofos habian teorizado antes.
Pero tener la posibilidad de aterrizarlo a nuestro tiempo, es muy interesante. No se si estoy bien, pero la mayor disertacion, que se torna indisoluble, incluso para el autor quien el suicidio afirma su indisolubilidad, es la discusion de la teoria vs la practica, la cual parece una linea sin fin, pero alrededor de esto, se abordan tematicas que al aterrizarlas al cotidiano se vuelven extremadamente crudas, al grado del espanto y de la locura sin salida.
Sin lugar a dudas un buen libro, sin duda necesito unos 50 puntos mas de coeficiencte intelectual para exprimirle lo necesario. Buona, disponibile anche online. Mar 27, Viktor Duchnik rated it really liked it. As much as I want to love this book, his arguments are just beyond my comprehension.
I can understand the jist of it, but would not be able to recite what he has said as an argument. Gonna have to re-read this book until I do.
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