Tragic Sense of Life

Tragic Sense of Life

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Tragic Sense of Life by Miguel de Unamuno

Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (1864 - 1936) was a Spanish essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, professor of Greek and Classics, and later rector at the University of Salamanca. His major philosophical essay was The Tragic Sense of Life (1912), and his most famous novel was Abel Sánchez: The History of a Passion (1917), a modern exploration of the Cain and Abel story.

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ISBN-13: 9781548003968
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/11/2017
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTORY ESSAY
AUTHORS PREFACE
I THE MAN OF FLESH AND BONE
    Philososphy and the concrete man
    "The man Kant, the man Butler, and the man Spinoza"
    Unity and continuity of the person
    Man an end not a means
    Intellectual necessities and necessities of the heart and the will
    Tragic sense of life in men and in peoples
II THE STARTING POINT
    Tragedy of Paradise
    Disease and element of progress
    Necessity of knowing in order to live
    Instinct of preservation and instinct of perpetuation
    The sensible world and the ideal world
    Practical starting-point of all philosophy--Knowledge an end in itself?
    The man Descartes
    The longing not to die
III THE HUNGER OF IMMORTALITY
    Thirst of being
    Cult of immortality
    "Plato's "glorious risk"
    Materialism
    Paul's discourse to the Athenians
    Intolerance of the intellectuals
    Craving for fame
    Struggle for survival
IV THE ESSENCE OF CATHOLICISM
    Immortality and resurrection
    Development of idea of immortality in Judaic and Hellenic religions
    Paul and the dogma of the resurrection
    Athanasius
    Sacrament of the Eucharist
    Lutheranism
    The Catholic ethic
    Scholasticism
    The Catholic solution
V THE RATIONALIST DISSOLUTION
    Materialism
    Concept of substance
    Substantiality of the soul
    Berkeley
    Myers
    Spencer
    Combat of life with reason
    Theological advocacy
    Odium anti-theologicum
    The rationalist attitude
    Spinoza
    Nietzsche
    Truth and consolation
VI IN THE DEPTHS OF THE ABYSS
    Passionate doubt and Cartesian doubt
    Irrationality of the problem of immortality
    Will and intelligence
    Vitalism and rationalism
    Uncertainty as basis of faith
    The ethic of despair
    Pragmatical justification of despair
    Summary of preceding criticism
VII "LOVE, SUFFERING, PITY, AND PERSONALITY"
    Sexual love
    Spiritual love
    Tragic love
    Love and pity
    Personalizing faculty of love
    God the Personalization of the All
    Anthropomorphic tendency
    Consciousness of the Universe
    What is Truth ?
    Finality of the Universe
VIII FROM GOD TO GOD
    Concept and feeling of Divinity
    Pantheism
    Monotheism
    The rational God
    Proofs of God's existence
    Law of necessity
    Argument from Consensus genlium
    The living God
    Individuality and personality
    God a multiplicity
    The God of Reason
    The God of Love
    Existance of God
IX "FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY"
    Personal element in faith
    Creative power of faith
    Wishing that God may exist
    Hope the form of faith
    Love and suffering
    The suffering God
    Consciousness revealed through suffering
    Spiritualization of Matter
X "RELIGION, THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE BEYOND, AND THE APOCATASTASIS"
    What is religion ?
    The longing for immortality
    Concrete representation of a future life
    Beatific vision
    St. Teresa
    Delight requisite for happiness
    Degradation of energy
    Apocatastasis
    Climax of the tragedy
    Mystery of the Beyond
XI THE PRACTICAL PROBLEM
    Conflict as basis of conduct
    Injustice of annihilation
    Making ourselves irreplaceable
    Religious value of the civil occupation
    Business of religion and religion of business
    Ethic of domination
    Ethic of the cloister
    Passion and culture
    The Spanish soul
  CONCLUSION DON QUIXOTE IN THE CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN TRAGI-COMEDY
    Culture
    Faust
    The modern Inquisition
    Spain and the scientific spirit
    Cultural achievement of Spain
    Thought and language
    Don Quixote the hero of Spanish thought
    Religion a transcendental economy
    Tragic ridicule
    Quixotesque philosophy
    Mission of Don Quixote to-day

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