Intersecting Philosophical Planes: Philosophical Essays

Intersecting Philosophical Planes: Philosophical Essays

Bert Olivier


The philosophical essays gathered listed here are predicated at the conviction that we are living in a time while all-encompassing philosophical platforms can not be heavily entertained as a real mirrored image of extant truth. as a substitute, an indefinite variety of views on - or discursive appropriations of - what's considered ‘reality’ are attainable. occasionally they diverge and occasionally they intersect in marvelous methods, as those essays convey. whereas the assumption in an all-inclusive philosophical process is rejected, the writer exhibits that each viewpoint screens a coherence and illuminating strength of its own.
the gathering is split into elements. the 1st considers philosophy, the person and society, masking topics together with the deleterious results of capitalism on usual ecosystems, the fashionable belief of ‘immortality’ in Nietzsche’s idea, Lacan’s provocative interpretation of capitalist discourse, the present prestige of the arts in universities, person autonomy, the that means of ‘identification’, international ‘terrorism’, and Plato’s philosophical self-subversion. the second one half gathers jointly views at the arts and society, with the writer arguing that reflections on cinema, structure and song by no means isolate those arts from social matters, yet display their interconnectedness.

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