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by mhoraine
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Hi M, Sorry M. I had to order my copy of either or...it should be here soon. I did look it up on wikipedia. I wonder if there is a a cool series of podcast lectures like the ones rotabend posted for fear and trembling. Did you listen to those M? http://webcast.berkeley.edu/course_details.php?series...
by mhoraine
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

As to the readers of Either/Or and mass media/ communication. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Either/Or Early reception : Either/Or established Kierkegaard's reputation as a respected author.[26] Henriette Wulff, in a letter to Hans Christian Andersen, wrote, "Recently a book was published here with th...
by mhoraine
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

OK, this is a quick and probably incoherent reply - I'm tired. Nothing new. 1st - your comment : '....philosophers generally are familiar with philosophers that went before and are arguing against them....' stuck right in the middle of my Either/Or - my attempt to work out if K's main audience consi...
by mhoraine
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Yes, Impenitent, it's a starting point...and one that had the effect of stopping me in my tracks. Thanks for some guidance and the link. A useful but tricky overview. My immediate thought had been one of despair ! Don't tell me I'm gonna have to read Hegel before I even get started...and then that w...
by mhoraine
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Guidance'n'Pleasure'n'Choice sounds good to me. I don't have time to read K today. However, next in my book is The Preface to Part 1 - pp 27 - 37. It opens with : ' Perhaps it has sometimes occurred to you, dear reader, to doubt the correctness of the familiar philosophical proposition that the outw...
by mhoraine
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3580
Views: 513605

Re: Music

Schumann and Goethe's Faust : on now !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00smpd7
by mhoraine
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

My copy is abridged - only 633 pp and my comments here are from the Intro : pp 1-21 Have to say I smiled when I read that Kierkegaard ( K ) offers choices and temptations - particularly in interpretation. The first one being ' Must I really read the whole thing ?' - ie 2 volumes, Pt 1 = Either ( the...
by mhoraine
Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Impenitent : understanding that which is understandable is problem enough at times... Yes indeed. OK, I've sploshed right into the Immediate Erotic stages, p 62 of my 2004 Penguin copy, translation and intro by Alastair Hannay. So, what is this 'eroticism' of which Kierkegaard talks ? Kierkegaard : ...
by mhoraine
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

So I look up Suggs and he is far from the madness crowd...in Italy. Right back where I started from. Ain't this fun ? Another man's journey...in a mini. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/destinations/italy/article4980524.ece you know I could question whether my madness is my own madness and no...
by mhoraine
Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Thanks Impenitent and duszek for your replies - is this the either/or that kierkegaard talks of ? Hardness v softness of character ? and the destination...one step beyond madness ? Into unknown territory...in the attempt to impose order on the universe....?? You've lost me. I'm not seeing the connec...
by mhoraine
Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Impenitent You intrigue me with your : ' consistency... momentary flashes of existence strung together by an apparently persisting self with no guarantee or rational reason to believe another moment shall come into existence... (yes, I am a fan of Hume) and as Pink Floyd paraphrased Nietzsche, Shine...
by mhoraine
Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Hi M, Imp, and Aetix, I will have a go of the either or. I have been meaning to read it anyway as I absolutely loved fear and trembling and would even say it was the best book I have ever read in my life. It is so packed with honesty, humor, gut wrenching loneliness to the point that I think the on...
by mhoraine
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Aetixintro, hello ! I smiled when I read your : ' PS: I've read one or two smaller works of Kierkegaard, but I can't properly recall the name(s) or the core content!' that is absolutely disgraceful, :wink: and reminds me of my own failings to keep notes of even the titles of books I read.... I'm pre...
by mhoraine
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Thanks, Impenitent, for the broad sweep. Of course, the first question which springs to mind is why one life ( aesthete ) or the other ( ethicist ), why not both ? And why or how does the Aesthete beat the Ethicist ? I guess if I really, really want to know, I have to read on.... I am tempted to try...
by mhoraine
Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 24378

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Well, already I'm confused, and I haven't even read the Introduction.

Pray tell, whatever do you mean Impenitent ?

M.