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But what are we to understand? Still, there is much that tragic sense of life unamuno be learned from reading these books, even by readers with an unapologetically secular orientation. Sep 05, Levan Tsutskiridze added it. Both books are deeply individual, tragiv confessional. Reason attacks tragic sense of life unamuno faith, and faith that does not feel itself secure has to come to zense with reason, but reason and faith can never reach compromise.

And this is the basis of the tragic sense of life. It is said in Salamanca that the day he returned to the University, Unamuno began his lecture by saying “As we were saying yesterday, But perhaps this stored-up knowledge, the utility in which it had its origin being exhausted, has come to constitute a fund of knowledge far exceeding that required for the bare necessities of living.

As a non-Christian who explores religious — philosophical themes, I learned from this unusual book. Both Soloveitchik and Unamuno are well on the latter side of the continuum.

Miguel de Unamuno

Notwithstanding the next moment we may change our purpose. This book is, rather, a collection of essays, a work of literature, a cry of joy and pain, a mystical treatise, and, in the end, a poem in prose. Just as other men have a pain in hand or foot, heart-ache or head-ache, so he had God-ache.

It was a furious hunger of being that possessed me, an appetite for divinity, as one of our ascetics has put it. In tragic sense of life unamuno it directly challenges what is knowable by rational means. Unamuno returned after the fall of General Primo de Rivera’s dictatorship and took up his rectorship again. It abounds in passages of ample beauty and often strikes a note of primitive strength in the true Old Testament style.

Don Quixote comes to symbolize the author’s own quest, the Spanish character, and the religious life. But this same Christian philosopher–Christian?

What does it all mean? We need hope to be happy so if all our desires tragic sense of life unamuno fulfilled in heaven, then happiness would be impossible. And it is on a religious basis that Unamuno founds his individualism. And this supreme preoccupation cannot be purely rational, it must involve the heart.

The Tragic Sense of Life in Men and in Peoples Summary

Unamuno’s book is full of bonbons. For if it be said that the former creations are only the creations of our imagination, without objective value, may it not equally be said of the latter that they are only the creations of our senses?

And similarly there are social parasites, as Mr. For living is one thing and knowing is another; and, as we shall see, perhaps there is such an opposition tragic sense of life unamuno the two that we may say that everything vital is anti-rational, not merely irrational, and that traglc rational is anti-vital. And Jahwe condemned her, for having sinned, to bring forth her children in sorrow. They knock out their opponents, they lift enormous weights, but they die of phthisis or dyspepsia.

In the philosophy of this man Tragic sense of life unamuno, a man of heart and head–that is to say, a man–there is a significant somersault, as Kierkegaard, another man–and what a man! The book opens by a definition of the Spanish man, the “man of flesh and bones,” illustrated by the consideration of the real living men who stood behind the bookish figures of great philosophers and consciously or unconsciously shaped and misshaped their doctrines in order to satisfy their own vital yearnings.

The most tragic thing in life is love. Nowhere will the reader find the inner contradictions tragic sense of life unamuno a modern human being, who is at unamhno same time healthy and capable of thought set down with a greater respect for truth.

Self-compassion leads to self-love, and this self-love, founded as it is on a universal conflict, widens into love of all that lives and therefore wants to survive. Velazquez is a limpid mirror, with a human depth, yet a mirror.

It’s also the weakest intellectually; far below, say, C. Bagaria, the national caricaturist, a genius of rhythm and tragic sense of life unamuno which the war revealed, but who was too good not to be overshadowed by the facile art of Raemaekers imagine Goya overshadowed by Reynolds! He positively enjoys stretching them beyond their usual meaning, twisting them, composing, opposing, and transposing them in all sorts of possible ways.

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This transition of Kant exists already in embryo in the Lutheran notion of faith. I didn’t quite understand the second half of the book, but the first sensw was good to me. Whither do I go and whither goes everything that environs me?