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(The Passion of the Western Mind Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View) PDF NEW à Richard Tarnas


  • Paperback
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  • The Passion of the Western Mind Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View
  • Richard Tarnas
  • English
  • 02 April 2019
  • 9780345368096

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Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¶ Richard Tarnas Free download ☆ The Passion of the Western Mind Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View 102 Richard Tarnas ¶ 2 Review The near miracle of describing profound philosophical concepts simply but without simplifying them Ten years in the making already hailed as a classic THE PASSION OF THE WESERN MIND is truly a complete liberal education in a single volu. The subject matter is fascinating I can t say the same thing for Tarnas writing style however Tarnas seems to think his book is a game of Scrabble But you don t win points with readers when you employ unnecessary extended metaphors every other page write the same thing over and over in different ways and use complicated words when simpler ones would suffice With a good editor this book could be condensed into a readable form one that allows the average person to engage the material a bit better That said the material itself is interesting and Tarnas does make good points here I just wish I didn t have to plow through a pile of sludge to get to them A Tradition of Victory education in a single volu. The subject matter is fascinating I can t say the same thing for Tarnas writing style however Tarnas seems to think his book is a game of Scrabble But you don t win points with readers when you Monstruos como nosotros Historias de freaks colosos y prodigios employ unnecessary Drunken Fireworks extended metaphors Angels Flight every other page write the same thing over and over in different ways and use complicated words when simpler ones would suffice With a good Murder in Shadow New Scotland YardDoyle and Acton #6 editor this book could be condensed into a readable form one that allows the average person to Trainspotting engage the material a bit better That said the material itself is interesting and Tarnas does make good points here I just wish I didn t have to plow through a pile of sludge to get to them

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The Passion of the Western Mind Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View

Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¶ Richard Tarnas Free download ☆ The Passion of the Western Mind Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View 102 Richard Tarnas ¶ 2 Review This magnificent critical survey with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt's mainstream high culture' the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s offers a new breakthrough for lay scholarly readers alikeAllows readers to grasp the bi. For a book that describes itself as one the encompasses the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View there was very little mention of the roles women played I took a class with the author and when we brought up the invisibility of women in history and in his book he became defensive and told us we had an allergy towards himstill not sure what that means As he explained throughout the three day course he understands what it means to be a woman because he s experienced childbirth during LSD and breathwork trances I have never met anyone who was so neatly able to usurp the role of womenhe says he felt the pain of childbirth in the crowning of the birth of the world while at the same time misunderstand our experience so completely He was utterly clueless in regard to how offensive his assumptions of what it means to be a woman

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Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¶ Richard Tarnas Free download ☆ The Passion of the Western Mind Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View 102 Richard Tarnas ¶ 2 Review G picture of Western culture for the first time SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Here are the great minds of Western civilization their pivotal ideas from Plato to Hegel from Augustine to Nietzsche from Copernicus to Freud Richard Tarnas performs. Nine tenths or so of this book is a very conventional albeit prolix survey of the history of philosophical thinking in the West from the pre Socratics to the present As a brief introduction to the history of ideas it is to be recommended Even the wordy repetitiveness of Tarnas exposition may function as an aid to retention and understanding for beginnersHaving devoted decades to such studies myself I found most of the book to be a rehash of familiar ideas and would never have gone through the whole thing were it not given me as a gift by a distant friend I ll be seeing soon As it was however I did have the satisfaction of finding its very familiarity a confirmation that I have obtained a decent philosophical education Further I had the satisfaction of seeing some of my own judgments my prejudices such as regards the vital centrality of Kant reinforced by the authorWhat surprised me was the emphasis that Tarnas puts on CG Jung Again I had the satisfaction of reading his claim that Jung was a thoroughgoing Kantian the very topic of my textually definitive master s thesis on that topic But beyond that Tarnas goes further than I would seeing Jung as propounding a synthesis and resolution of conflicting worldviews much as Kant at least temporarily as he puts it reconciled the physical sciences to ethics and religionTarnas doesn t so much focus on Jung though as he does on the psychotherapist Stanislas Grof seen substantially in terms of Jungian archetype theory Here building on a weak foundation a conceptual structure is built in the last tenth of the book which I found unsupportableBasically the idea is that we in this post Modern era are alienated from the world that in fact the history of philosophy is a history of successive alienations via the thought of such figures as Copernicus Kepler Galileo Descartes Kant Nietzsche and Darwin all of whom overturned old certainties while attempting to posit new models of understanding In other words its the old simplistic and according to Walter Kaufmann unfair Hegelian three step of thesisantithesissynthesis at a higher level Jung and Grof to Tarnas thinking offer the next step in this evolution toward the Absolute with the archetypes of birth and the feminineHere Tarnas gets too fuzzy for me to appreciate his thinking First of all neither Jung nor Grof wereare philosophers Second archetype theory itself is like admittedly Kant s table of categories in its detail the shadow the animaus the wise old man the puer aeternas the Self and so on indefinitely poorly evidenced some of the archetypes having some much less evidential basis some of them having some much less logical necessity some of them having some much less biological correlation Grof he tells us offers the ultimate achetype ultimate for this era at least in the rediscovery of what Otto Rank called the birth trauma the progressive from uterine bliss to the trauma of passing through the birth canal to the awakening in the greater world Here one isn t sure if Tarnas wants his readers to believe that one can actually remember the experience an outrageous claim on the face of it or is he s simply offering a metaphor which Grof his clients and Tarnas himself have found to be fruitful If it s just a metaphor fine fuzzy as it is especially as Tarnas doesn t go into the fundamental difference between birthing as a mother and being birthed irrespective of gender a difference one would expect to be emphasized given the weight he gives otherwise to gender differences But that very weak interpretation isn t clearly distinguished from the stronger existential one that we all of us collectively and at the very core of our experience KNOW its truthWhere he is stronger as regards Jung think applied to civilization and its discontents is in reference to Jung s observation that the universe becomes conscious in us That makes some sense but he hardly develops the idea spending much time with Grof s birth business than with Jung s rather commonplace but potentially profound observation some of the implications of which are explored by Heidegger and other phenomenologists hardly even mentioned in the textStill all my objections to Tarnas concluding fuzziness aside the bulk of this book is a worthy introduction to the history of philosophy in the West


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    Richard Tarnas ¶ 2 Review Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¶ Richard Tarnas (The Passion of the Western Mind Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View) PDF NEW à Richard Tarnas Nine tenths or so of this book is a very conventional albeit prolix survey of the history of philosophical thinking in the West from the pre Socratics to the present As a brief introduction to the history of ideas it is to be recom

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    (The Passion of the Western Mind Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View) PDF NEW à Richard Tarnas Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¶ Richard Tarnas Joseph Campbell called this book the most lucid and concise presentation I have read of the grand linesof Western thought High praise from someone who would know Tarnas' greatest achievement to my mind is the lucidity of his prose which makes this an enormously readable survey of the Western Mind from the Greeks to the Post ModernsTarnas' ob

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