By François de La Rochefoucauld

Publish yr note: First released in 1665

This is the fullest number of los angeles Rochefoucauld's writings ever released in English, and comprises the 1st entire translation of the Miscellaneous Reflections. A desk of different maxim numbers and an index of themes support the reader to find any maxim quick. - ;'Our virtues are, regularly, in basic terms vices in disguise.'

Deceptively short and insidiously effortless to learn, los angeles Rochefoucauld's sensible, unflattering analyses of human behaviour have motivated writers, thinkers, and public figures as quite a few as Voltaire, Proust, de

Gaulle, Nietzsche, and Conan Doyle. the writer gave himself the following tips: 'The reader's top coverage is to imagine that none of those maxims is directed at him, and that he's the only real exception...After that, I make sure that he'll be the 1st to sign up for them.'

This is the fullest choice of los angeles Rochefoucauld's writings ever released in English, and contains the 1st entire translation of the R--eacute--;flexions diverses (Miscellaneous Reflections). A desk of different maxim numbers and an index of themes support the reader to find any maxim speedy and to understand the complete variety of los angeles Rochefoucauld's idea on any of his favorite subject matters, reminiscent of self-love, vice and advantage, love and jealousy, friendship and self-interest,

passion and satisfaction. - ;This terrific ebook of los angeles Rouchefoucauld's seminal 'Maxims' combines the erudition and comprehensiveness of a scholarly variation with the welcoming accessibility of a firstclass textbook. - Kevin De Ornellas, college of Ulster

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Because of his upbringing in Communism, Žižek has a special understanding of the Stalinist regime in Russia and Eastern Europe and, despite Western misgivings, he believes there is still much to be learnt about the nature of power and radicalism from this regime. 60 Repressive ideologies As a philosopher, Žižek analyses present-day political conflicts and forms of ideological repression. 61 ONE OF MY PRINCIPAL TARGETS IN REGARD TO IDEOLOGICAL REPRESSION IS CAPITALIST IDEOLOGY AT THE LEVEL OF ECONOMIC EXCHANGE.

45 FREUD WAS OBSESSED WITH SEX! DO WE KNOW THAT PSYCHOANALYSIS EVEN WORKS? PSYCHOANALYSIS IS NO MORE THAN AN INTERESTING FICTIONALIZATION OF THE WAY OUR MINDS WORK. The accusation that Marxism is outworn and that psychoanalysis is irrelevant to current concerns and interests is fiercely opposed by Žižek, who claims that these 46 disciplines are relevant for understanding political unfreedom today as this is transmitted through ideology. 47 Against deconstruction Žižek deliberately differentiates himself from other philosophers who he believes are incapable of breaking out of the ivory tower of rarefied intellectual ideas.

62 Ecology, the new opium of the people Žižek identifies the issue of ecology as one of the most important areas of political struggle today. This is because of the growing global ecological crisis, and also because the major nation states seem so ineffective in stemming the crisis. In the face of this, Žižek outlines a radical approach as a means of remedy. 63 TO BEGIN WITH, AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT FORM OF THINKING IS NEEDED FROM OUR PREVAILING IDEAS ABOUT NATURE. Concurring with the French philosopher Alain Badiou (b.

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