LoveKnowledge

LoveKnowledge

The Life of Philosophy From Socrates to Derrida

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Explores the key role of passion, desire and love in the development of western philosophy, in a book that looks at such philosophers as Socrates, Rousseau, Nietzsche and more.

Columbia Univ Pr

What is the love that turns into knowledge and how is the knowledge we seek already a form of love? Reading key texts from Socrates to Derrida, this book addresses the fundamental tension between love and knowledge that informs the history of Western philosophy.LoveKnowledge returns to the long tradition of philosophy as an exercise not only of the mind but also of the soul, asking whether philosophy can shape and inform our lives and communities.


Since its inception, philosophy has struggled to perfect individual understanding through discussion and dialogue based in personal, poetic, or dramatic investigation. The positions of such philosophers as Socrates, Spinoza, Rousseau, Nietzsche, Foucault, and Derrida differ in almost every respect, yet these thinkers all share a common method of practicing philosophy—not as a detached, intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art.

What is the love that turns into knowledge and how is the knowledge we seek already a form of love? Reading key texts from Socrates to Derrida, this book addresses the fundamental tension between love and knowledge that informs the history of Western philosophy. LoveKnowledge returns to the long tradition of philosophy as an exercise not only of the mind but also of the soul, asking whether philosophy can shape and inform our lives and communities.

Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2013
Description: 144 p. ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9780231160452
0231160453
9780231160445
0231160445
Branch Call Number: 190 Bra

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