Tag: Nietzsche

Hombre y superhombre: comedia y filosofía en cuatro actos, en prosa

Hombre y superhombre es una pieza que el autor escribe sobre el mito del Don Juan. John Tanner, moderna versión del antiguo seductor, se convierte en portavoz del pensamiento iconoclasta de su creador y en el blanco de los avances amorosos de la protagonista, cuyo afán de casamiento él procura resistir. Propone una nueva visión de la mujer que descubre en él. La fuerza de la mujer que se esconde en una aparente debilidad. Una verdadera fuerza vital para conquistar al hombre y que éste finalmente acaba cediendo en su afán de supervivencia. El pensamiento de Nietzsche es constante en la obra.
Dentro del mito de Don Juan, la obra Hombre y Superhombre defiende ir en contra del igualitarismo, vivir en una moral de la violencia,.. La figura del superhombre tiene una consideración general relativa al platonismo y la concepción filosófica de la muerte de Dios. Esta comedia teatral el famoso burlador resulta dominado por su compañera femenina. http://elpapelliterario.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/hombre-y-superhombre-bernard-shaw.html

The Age of Atheists

From one of England’s most distinguished intellectual historians comes “an exhilarating ride…that will stand the test of time as a masterful account of” (The Boston Globe) one of the West’s most important intellectual movements: Atheism.

In 1882, Friedrich Nietzche declared that “God is dead” and ever since tens of thousands of brilliant, courageous, thoughtful individuals have devoted their creative energies to devising ways to live without God with self-reliance, invention, hope, wit, and enthusiasm. Now, for the first time, their story is revealed.

A captivating story of contest, failure, and success, The Age of Atheists sweeps up William James and the pragmatists; Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis; Pablo Picasso, James Joyce, and Albert Camus; the poets of World War One and the novelists of World War Two; scientists, from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking; and the rise of the new Atheists—Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens. This is a story of courage, of the thousands of individuals who, sometimes at great risk, devoted tremendous creative energies to devising ways to fill a godless world with self-reliance, invention, hope, wit, and enthusiasm. Watson explains how atheism has evolved and reveals that the greatest works of art and literature, of science and philosophy of the last century can be traced to the rise of secularism.

From Nietzsche to Daniel Dennett, Watson’s stirring intellectual history manages to take the revolutionary ideas and big questions of these great minds and movements and explain them, making the connections and concepts simple without being simplistic.

http://peterwatsonauthor.com/books/the-age-of-atheists/