SUICIDIO Y LIBERTAD

LIBERTADSUICIDIO

 

 

 

 

 

Ahora bien, de acuerdo a la visión cioraniana del mundo lo trágico resulta ser que el humano a través de todos esos elementos que crea en la existencia, quiere retornar a un primer estado en que estuvo. No obstante su intención, jamás podrá regresar. En consecuencia, el vacío con el cual comenzó a vivir la creatura humana se mantiene hasta que deje de respirar en la tierra del dolor.

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LA CAÍDA:EL MUNDO Y EL HOMBRE

CADUTA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hay muchas versiones del origen del mundo y del hombre, que van desde la mitología más arcaica hasta la teoría científica más elaborada. Empero, entre tantas versiones para un mismo mal, Cioran toma particularmente la caída, según el Génesis, en su visión del mundo.

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FORM OF PLEASURE II

CONTRA EL PESIMISMO Y CONTRA SCHOPENHAUER

 

 

 

 

Kant

I begin with a brief review of the central themes of Kant’s aesthetics that will be relevant to what follows. Kant begins from the challenge posed by mid-century aesthetic theory, for example by Hume’s essay ‘Of the Standard of Taste’:

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WILL AND REPRESENTATION II

PARALIPOMENA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Third Book of The World as Will and Representation Schopenhauer presents his account of aesthetic experience. Here the notion of a transformedconsciousness that removes us from the everyday concerns of the will is at its clearest, as is the Platonic ancestry of Schopenhauer’s thought. In aesthetic experience we perceive timeless Ideas, a series of grades at which the will manifests itself throughout nature.

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WILL AND REPRESENTATION

PARERGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friedrich Nietzsche once commented that Schopenhauer showed ‘great knowledge ability about the human and all-too-human’ and had a ‘native sense of reality’, all of which was ‘not a little dimmed by the motley leopard-skin of his metaphysics (which one must first remove from him if one is to discover the real moralist genius beneath it).’

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PROCESO DE DESTRUCCIÓN

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De lo anterior se desprende una cosmovisión que concibe la historia universal como la oscura agonía de los fragmentos que correspondieron a un Dios y que apela, debido a ello, a la destrucción del mundo y del yo para acelerar el proceso de destrucción.

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THE NEGATIVE ONTOLOGY OF HAPPINESS:POSODYNIK-EUKOLOS-DYSKOLOS

POSODYNIK-EUKOLOS-DYSKOLOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. The definitions of “happiness” and “suffering” are either not broad enough or too broad, too vague, or only of subjective worth.

As for the first of these objections that the concepts here are too broad, I do not think this to be the case (but see the next objection).

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THE NEGATIVE ONTOLOGY OF HAPPINESS:SOLITUDE EMPTINESS NOTHINGNESS

SOLITUDE EMPTINESS  NOTHINGNESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Phenomenological knowledge must necessarily be knowledge of something, it cannot come from nothing at all.

This seems to be the most intuitively valid criticism — after all, emotions are usually said to have an object to which they react, such as an object of love. The wide variety of happiness therefore cannot merely be “relief” from forms of suffering, but must also be able to be oriented towards an object in the world, of which it represents a kind of reaction to, or knowledge of.

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LA NEGAZIONE DEL VOLERE

LA NEGAZIONE DEL VOLERE

 

 

 

 

 

Per quanto paradossale possa apparire, l’opera in cui per la prima volta Frauenstàdt si dichiara apertamente schopenhaueriano e che propriamente precede ancora la fase di più attiva « militanza », è quella in cui egli appare più vicino al pessimismo. In particolare in essa si sostiene che il fine ultimo e l’unica, vera salvezza sono per l’uomo la negazione del volere:

« Non v’è alcun altra salvezza, che la totale negazione della volontà di vita » (Frauenstàdt 1848, p. 95).

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THE NEGATIVE ONTOLOGY OF HAPPINESS:DESIRE-PAIN AND BOREDOM

THE NEGATIVE ONTOLOGY OF HAPPINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We now come to Schopenhauer’s main argument against the existence of happiness

All fulfilment, or what is generally known as happiness, is actually and inherently always only

negative and not positive. It is never original, coming from itself as joy, but must always be the

fulfilment of a desire. For desire, i.e. lack, is the prior prerequisite of every pleasure. But with

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