The Tragic Sense of Life in Men and in Peoples

By Miguel De Unamuno; J. E. Crawford Flitch | Go to book overview

CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTORY ESSAYxi-xxxii
AUTHOR'S PREFACExxxiii-xxxv
I THE MAN OF FLESH AND BONE

Philosophy 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 1-18

II THE STARTING-POINT

Tragedy of Paradise--Disease an 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 19-37

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 38-57

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--Modernism-- The Catholic ethic --Scholasticism-- The Catholic solution 58-78

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