Un terrible amor por la guerra (A Terrible Love of War)

Un terrible amor por la guerra (A Terrible Love of War)

by James Hillman
     
 

Thought-provoking and eloquent, this explanation of why war exists and why humanity seems to love it offers some disturbing insights. James Hillman attests that in a world where violence is omnipresent and multiform, war is both natural and inhuman; it is an innate characteristic of being just as death, love, beauty, and terror are, but in creating it men seem to

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Thought-provoking and eloquent, this explanation of why war exists and why humanity seems to love it offers some disturbing insights. James Hillman attests that in a world where violence is omnipresent and multiform, war is both natural and inhuman; it is an innate characteristic of being just as death, love, beauty, and terror are, but in creating it men seem to be carrying out the divine wishes. In addition to his analysis, Hillman provides a possible alternative to acting upon the desire for violence: channeling it into an aesthetic passion. Not only does this passionate polemic seek to reduce ignorance about the nature of war, but it also gives a fresh perspective on the terrible activity that humanity is so immersed in.

Intelectualmente estimulante y elocuente, esta explanación de porqué existe la guerra y porqué la humanidad la ama ofrece algunas ideas inquietantes. James Hillman atestigua que en un mundo en el que la violencia es omnipresente y multiforme, la guerra es a la vez natural e inhumana; es una característica innata del ser como la muerte, el amor, la belleza y el terror, pero al hacerla los hombres parecen que están llevando a cabo los deseos divinos. Además de su análisis, Hillman provee una alternativa posible al actuar sobre el deseo de la violencia: canalizarla hacia una pasión estética. Esta invectiva apasionada no sólo busca reducir la ignorancia sobre la naturaleza de la guerra pero también da una novedosa perspectiva sobre la actividad terrible en la que la humanidad está tan inmersa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788496867628
Publisher:
Sexto Piso Editorial
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

James Hillman is a psychologist who developed archetypal psychology. He is the author of Re-visioning Psychology and The Soul’s Code: On Character and Calling. He lives in Thompson, Connecticut.

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