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Studied at Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven; since some decades student for life concerning philosophy, arts (music in special), psychology, neuropsychychiatry, politics, psychopathology, economy, literature, etc... . Born Ghent 15.06.1954. I live at BOOM (= TREE in English), near ANTWERP, BELGIUM. After years of harsh illness, started writing poetry and 2 novels...

PROBLEM: Trying to read REAL GOOD STUFF! You only know when you "eat" everything. Read/have read tenthousands of books of all kind, incl. sciences/philos./strips, etc.: FAVS: From Homer, old Greek and Roman, great Medievals, Romantics, Existentalist … Mehr dazu


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The Prince (Penguin Great Ideas) von Niccolo Machiavelli
The Prince (Penguin Great Ideas) von Niccolo Machiavelli
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Here are some BASIC, UTMOST IMPORTANT and UNIVERSAL REMARKS for those that start reading Niccolò Machiavelli, be it 'Il Principe' or his 'Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio', better known as 'The Discourses', giving a very original political comment on the the first ten books of Titus Livius.
* Machiavelli's ideas are NOT a close-fitting nor a rounded down system: who thinks elsehow will get into everlasting problems;
* The 'Secretarius Florentinus' is NOT a SYSTEMATIC philosopher in the scholastic sense of the word: he DOESN'T WORRY whether the question or idea he describes is IN CONCORDANCE with notions or opinions written down elsewhere. Therefore lots of… Mehr dazu
The Concept Of Irony With Continual Reference To S&hellip von Søren Kierkegaard
SOREN AABYE KIERKEGAARD (1813-1855) "stepped" into history as the master in managing the weapon of irony. As a young student he was fascinated by SOCRATES and the German romantic thinkers and writers. This is one of the 4 most important works of him. Some Kierkegaard lovers even call it his magnus opum. In fact this rather early work (1841) is a dissertation which in particular addresses Socratic irony (and the German romantics). The irony was to him a protest against bourgeoisie and a strong weapon against the speculative philosophy from René DESCARTES (1596-1650) - Kierkegaard was the first person to demask the lie of Descartes, i.e. his 'cogito ergo sum', "I think therefore I am"… Mehr dazu
The Poetic Edda (Oxford World's Classics) von Carolyne Larrington
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5.0 von 5 Sternen THE NORDIC ILIAD, 25. November 2004
The Edda is for the Nordic European countries, what the Iliad meant for the old Greek. It is THE TREASURY - in a poetical form - of their MYTHOLOGY and of lots of their heroic stories and the wisdom of their proverbs.
This book embodies the ethics and the cultural life during the transition period from paganism to christianity (about 8th until 13th century). A world opens of gods, supernatural beings and creatures AND of the protagonists of a heroic (pre-)history. The existence of man in his natural environment and the place of "the family" in the world they lived in, as for so gets a meaningful, coherent interpretation.
The songs of the gods make a mysterious power of attraction… Mehr dazu